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Liberals need to toughen up and take it

| February 12, 2017 4:00 AM


Not wanting to gloat, because I know how much it hurts, I’ve resisted writing about the November elections. But after having read a lot of letters to the editor regarding Trump’s election, I finally feel compelled to respond. I really don’t want to be mean-spirited, but, considering the way so many Democrats have been acting, I think I’ll finally express the anger I’ve held in for the past eight years. Let me preface my comments by saying that the liberals that I know and call friends have been respectful and decent in the aftermath of the elections. They’re also some of the most caring, kind people you’d ever want to meet. I’m glad I live in an area where people aren’t like the ones I see on TV.

It’s laughable to me that the gloom and doom being predicted by outspoken liberals, the outrage and indignation at having lost the election, the inability of dealing with the reality of the situation, and the idiotic antics of everyone from paid protesters and vandals to celebrities, shows an extreme level of intolerance, poor sportsmanship and selective memory. And just as Obama was given a Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of the great strides he was going to make in world peace, judging Trump on what you’re afraid that he’ll do is just as worthless and unwarranted.

It was eight years ago that I felt the same way as you do now. I thought the election of Obama was the worst thing that has ever happened to America. I was despondent, and, much like the Muths of Kalispell, who have promised a “Pledge of Resistance” to everything Trump, I chose to never acknowledge Obama as president. (Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who can barely enunciate a coherent sentence, isn’t very legitimate either.) That actually made me feel a little better about things, but it sure didn’t change the reality that Obama indeed proved himself to be the worst thing that has ever happened to America.

Instead of protesting Obama’s legitimate election (What are you actually protesting against — our Constitution? Real life?), instead of rioting in the streets, instead of skipping college classes or work, instead of attending support groups or using dog therapy, instead of crying and acting like a whiny little baby, I got up the next day and went to work. I knew that the next four to eight years were going to be tough — tough to make a living, tough to put up with the sweeping social gerrymandering that an ungodly, idealistic, and economically clueless zealot like Obama, with the help of Reid and Pelosi, would shove down our throats. Obama sought to radically transform everything that the U.S. has been based on for over 200 years, and he, to our collective loss, was largely successful. As much as I despise everything he stands for, I endured. And you can, too. By the way, I didn’t watch Obama’s inauguration, and I don’t blame the 60 or so Congress people who skipped it this year. Frankly, there was no value in having them there. I’m sure they weren’t missed.

After eight years of a national nightmare in which I’ve been told that I have to pay for everyone else’s insurance and abortions, I have to be careful of which words I speak (heaven forbid that I would call a boy a boy or a girl a girl). I have to go against everything I believe in order to not disenfranchise someone who can’t come to grips with his/her/its sex. I have to keep my mouth shut as Muslims try to kill Americans, lest I be labeled a racist. I have to be ashamed of America in order not to offend an illegal alien. I have to let perverts use the restroom with my wife. I have to pretend that God doesn’t exist so that atheists can feel good about going to hell. I can finally exhale and hope for change tomorrow. Now, I know that Edd Blacker will still be in denial of reality (he actually changed the words of the Pledge of Allegiance in his Jan. 20 letter to the editor). By the way, Edd, the most important word in the Pledge isn’t “indivisible”; it’s “God.” I know that Bill Baum would still rather all of us be dead as long as the grizzlies are happy (though Bill was right about wind energy and the bald eagles); I know that liberals in Congress will still try to fundamentally transform us from being one nation under God, since that worked so poorly for us over the past 200 plus years; and that liberals throwing rocks in the streets won’t be satisfied until every one of us is 100 percent supported by the government, as we sit in our solar-powered yurts eating tofu singing “Allahu akbar” lovingly into the eyes of our dogs, cats, or whatever it is we decide to marry (though I don’t see how sharia law will allow that). But I, I have reason for hope. I can envision an America in which our government doesn’t make it a priority to take from one in order to give to another who’s too lazy to earn his own way. I see an America where I don’t have to be ashamed for being born white and male, where I can say that I won’t be forced to do something that my God tells me not to do; where I don’t have to kowtow to those who are intolerant of my beliefs; where we can all work together to make America great again.

The way I see it, the anti-Trumping, white-privilege-hating, money-sucking, American bashing, God-denying, self-loathing, self-absorbed, entitled extremists that have basked in their eight years of glory can either continue to make themselves look like fools in front of the whole world, continuing to call for a change in the way we hold elections, acting like common criminals in the streets, and denouncing everything Trump as racist, misogynistic, white-privileged (which only shows your ignorance and intolerance), or they can get on with life just like every conservative has had to do for the last eight years. What comes around goes around, and liberals are finally getting a taste of their own medicine. Suck it up and take it like an American!

There, I feel much better now.

Adams is a resident of Whitefish.

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