Former Maryland Gov. and Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is the latest member of the party of denial to go on the offensive (make that very offensive) against President-elect Donald Trump.
On Saturday, O’Malley tweeted that “now is not the time for reconciliation,” adding, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer didn’t reconcile with the Nazis. MLK didn’t reconcile with the KKK. Now we fight.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor and anti-Nazi dissident, who was sent to a concentration camp where he died just as the war was ending. The MLK reference is self-explanatory.
O’Malley’s tweet is part of a Democrat campaign to delegitimize Trump’s win, undermine his presidency, and encourage anyone who will listen not to accept the results of the election.
One of the most notable figures to draw this foolish line in the sand is Rep. John Lewis, who said Friday that he does not consider Trump a “legitimate” president, saying that the Russians rigged the election and that the outcome was therefore unfair and undemocratic. Other Democrats have tried to invalidate the electoral college vote on the grounds of Russian interference and alleged voter fraud.
The initial reaction to O’Malley’s tweet was less than positive.
you are deranged and a punk
— BurritoAvenger 🌯 (@BurritoAvenger) January 15, 2017
you're such an adult!
— Brian Edwards (@BEdwards85) January 15, 2017
You are truly delusional.
— jeffkatzshow (@jeffkatzshow) January 15, 2017
Democrats not in government have been equally petulant, claiming they will protest Trump’s inauguration this coming Friday.
This report, by Rachel Stoltzfoos, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.