2) Smearing People As Racists Has Consequences: A big part of Barack Obama’s initial appeal to many of the Americans who voted for him in 2008 was the unspoken promise that he’d lead us into a post-racial era. How racist could America be if we had a black President, right? Unfortunately, Obama and his allies on the Left took us in exactly the opposite direction. Day in and day out, any white person who didn’t toe the liberal line was called a racist and falsely accused of having white privilege. Anyone who complained about it was told in so many words, “You’re white; so shut up.” Meanwhile, the clear majority of people being called racists didn’t agree with that assessment. They seethed; they got angry about it and many of them got their revenge by voting for Donald Trump.
4) Maybe Unlimited Executive Power Wasn’t Such A Great Idea? The liberal attitude of the last eight years seems to be, “We want our way, we want it right now and we’re willing to use any method to get it.” Liberals urged Obama to go around Congress at every opportunity. They gave him the thumbs-up when he unilaterally changed Obamacare. They applauded him each time he signed a controversial executive order. Now Republicans have the House and the Senate while Donald Trump is going to be President. That means the executive orders Obama centered his whole second term around can be revoked with a stroke of Trump’s pen. Also, remember when Harry Reid used the nuclear option to undermine the filibuster? How’s that decision going to look if and when Republicans draw the only sane conclusion, which is that Democrats are going to kill all filibusters as soon as it’s convenient? With that in mind, why shouldn’t the GOP nuke the rest of the filibuster now? Just remember, liberals, they learned that lesson from you.
* Special thanks to Dominic LeBel for suggesting this column idea on Twitter.