So, this happened.
Sen. Janet Nguyen (R) was the star of last weekend’s California GOP convention because she was forcibly removed from the floor of the Senate on Feb. 23 for criticizing the late Sen. Tom Hayden (D), who was honored by his former colleagues two days before.
I’m going to make it plain that I am lukewarm as hell about Trump, even if I think most of the things he is pledging to do need to be done (and wouldn’t get done with a more “conventional” GOP president, and may still not if the “conventional” GOP Congress doesn’t start playing ball). And I hope people understand that when I repeatedly say, “if you want more Trump, this is how you get more Trump”, I mean, stupid moves like the one linked above are how the Dems unintentionally solidify GOP support, i.e., “more Trump”.
All the protests and the heckling and the sit-ins and the crocodile tears from the press and the unfunny assassination jokes — that’s how you get more Trump. And you’d think the Dems would be able to wrap their minds around that and find a different, more adult way of dealing with their loss. You know — like the right did when Obama was elected. We weren’t happy about it, and we snarked about it, and certain idiots came up with conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory about him, but in the main, the right does things differently from the left — primarily, it doesn’t act like a spoiled baby with a poopy diaper when it doesn’t get its way.
At this point, the left is just damaging itself to no good purpose. If you think this hasn’t resulted in the creation of a ton of closet Trump Democrats, kind of like there used to be Reagan Democrats, you haven’t been paying attention. And the last thing I’m going to say about that is that the American Republic is not a healthy place if the balance of power swings too far either direction. I can get along with a Kennedy Democrat, or a Scoop Jackson Democrat, or even a Zell Miller Democrat. It’s these far-left socialist redistributionist anti-capitalist Democrats that I have a problem with. This country was designed to be run from the center, and we’ve almost completely lost track of that.
It’s time for compromise, and neither side will ever have a better chance to do that than right now. That’s what Trump is all about: The Deal, which by definition requires compromise. If you don’t want to compromise, don’t expect to get more than short shrift from him.