Accepting Reality Is Always Hard

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In the months leading up to the election, the majority of mainstream media viewers believed that Donald Trump would be swiftly defeated. Wildly inaccurate polling numbers and narrowed-mined reporting created a bubble that perpetuated the Left’s dream of a Hillary Clinton presidency. However, on November 8, the American people spoke and shattered the false reality that the Democrats and Never Trump Republicans created. In response, many Democrats turned their attention to the foundations of American Democracy with hopes of redefining the system.

Following the third debate, prominent Democrats ridiculed Mr. Trump for saying that he would wait until Election Day to determine whether or not he would accept the results of the election. The image painted by the Democrats was a bleak and hopeless one: following Hillary’s election, Donald Trump will urge his supporters to start a “racist uprising.” They said he was a threat to American Democracy and embodied everything that our republic is not. CNN Political Commentator Sally Kohn even tweeted: “My sense is that if Trump wins, Hillary supporters will be sad. If Hillary wins, Trump supporters will be angry. Important difference.”

Fast forward to November 9. Donald Trump is the President-Elect, and Democrats are the ones that are beyond angry. The same people who were scared that Trump would upend American democracy are the same ones circulating a petition to abolish the electoral college. Outgoing Democratic Senator Barbra Boxer took the protest one step further by introducing a piece of legislation that would scrap the electoral college, claiming it “is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society.” Additionally, nearly 4.5 million people have signed a petition on Change.org, urging electors to make Hillary Clinton president on December 19.


Just think: in 1944, eighteen-year-olds stormed the beaches of Normandy into almost certain death. Today, eighteen-year-olds need safe spaces and cry-ins because the presidential candidate they chose to support did not win. 


The irony is staggering. First of all, threatening to abolish the electoral college is in itself a threat to American democracy. This system of voting has stood for nearly 240 years and has given a voice to every American, regardless of county population and geographic location. However, since the coronation of Hillary Clinton failed, Democrats ironically feel that “the system is rigged” against them and needs to be changed. Isn’t it interesting that Democrats lecture on the evils of an “undemocratic system” while benefiting from one in the primaries? Superdelegates preserve the rule of party bosses and ensure that the “right” nominee is chosen, regardless of how the people vote. For instance, in the primaries, Hillary failed to receive the necessary amount of pledged delegates to win the nomination, 2205 out of 2382, so these elites gave her a boost of 609 votes, ensuring her victory over Bernie Sanders. There is nothing democratic about their primary system; however, because things did not go their way in the general election, the Left wants to institute their version of “fairness” to American democracy.

Beyond petitions and legislation, Donald Trump’s victory has manifested itself in a total meltdown of Generation Snowflake. Playdoh, teddy bears, and coloring books – the staples of elementary school – are being used to cuddle and console college students who are distraught by Trump’s victory. Students have even held “cry-ins” at Ivy League Universities to protest the President-Elect. Generation Snowflake continues to prove the negative effects of political correctness and the “participation-trophy mentality.” Instead of being told to accept the results of a fair and democratic election, schools are allowing students to act like children who need protection from the real world.

Just think: in 1944, eighteen-year-olds stormed the beaches of Normandy into almost certain death. Today, eighteen-year-olds need safe spaces and cry-ins because the presidential candidate they chose to support did not win.

The central theme of Hillary Clinton’s campaign was a message focused on unity:Love trumps Hate. The Left used that mantra to claim they are the party of unity. However, after election day, the mantra evaporated. Throughout the country, Trump supporters were targeted and attacked by the same group that preaches tolerance and acceptance. It is evident that liberals only believe in acceptance and tolerance as long as it reflects their agenda. When it does not, the gloves come off.

The post-election hysteria and the attacks on American democracy prove one thing: Love trumps hate until Trump trumps what you love.

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