Whether you call it fear of the Trumpocalypse, Trump Derangement Syndrome, or something else, the nationwide temper tantrum among liberals proceeds apace. And along the way, they are jettisoning everything they have long professed to believe in.
Perhaps nothing says hypocrisy louder than the sudden rise in the purchase of guns by libs. Did you know there is an organization called the Liberal Gun Club? Of course you didn’t. You wouldn’t be hearing about it now if Hillary Clinton had won the election. But since the other (the one she thought she should have beaten by 50 points) won, the BBC reports not only affirms the existence of the club but notes that the membership has increased by 10%.
Or take the long-standing unwritten rule that presidents’ kids are off-limits. As Jeff Dunetz noted last December, this “gentleman’s agreement” obtains only when the person in question is a Democrat. Now I grant you, moreover, that Ivanka Trump is an adult and fully capable of taking care of herself, but where do liberals get off attacking her fashion and beauty products on Amazon? Yes, they’re angry that her father will be the nation’s next president, but how does that justify condemning her Issa boots as “perfect for wiping my feet on the Constitution and trampling the civil liberties and basic human rights of my fellow Americans.” (Apart the gratuitousness of the attack, do liberals really want to open a dialog on constitutional overreach by a president?)
It’s not only everyday shlubs who are holding Trump to a different standard from the one used to judge Barack Obama. Members of the media are joining the irrational chorus. Liberal journalist Ronald Brownstein has an article in The Atlantic taking Donald Trump to task for not reaching out to the Left in the spirit of conciliation so that the country can become united again. Maybe if Trump had promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America,” the mainstream media wouldn’t asking him to compromise right now.