I am old enough to remember when it was rude to insult a president. This lesson in decorum was driven home in 2009 when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted “You lie!” during a speech to Congress by then-Pres. Barack Obama after he claimed that extending health care to all Americans who seek it would not mean insuring illegal aliens. As it turns out, Obama was lying, as Americans discovered in 2014 when he assured illegals not only that they qualified for Obamacare but that applying for it would not lead to their deportation. But the overarching dictum, which still applies today, is that if you don’t respect the man who is currently serving as president, at least respect the office.
Correction: That dictum should still apply today, but Donald Trump is accorded so little respect that the Left now demands an apology from those who support him. We saw this earlier this month with the Covington fiasco, and now another story has emerged that shows just how out-of-hand Trump Derangement Syndrome has become.
According to the Associated Press via Fox 5, a Washington state baker has issued an apology for a “mistake” that generated angry phone calls from community members and messages on social media. So what was Edmonds Bakery’s faux pas? The store had baked heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day that bore the message “Build that Wall” in frosting letters.
Owner Ken Bellingham claims that the cookies were intended as a joke, not a political statement, but suppose it had been meant seriously. Has the Left become so consumed with hate for this president that they are no longer capable of civil discourse on policy issues?
Stupid question. I apologize for asking it.