WASHINGTON: Average Americans, those normal, God-fearing, well-adjusted, hardworking, flag-waving, gun-toting, family-loving individuals, have been wondering what’s behind Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) since “The Donald” became the nation’s 45th president and America became the wild, wild, West.
What it’s not
It can’t be the result of simple partisanship. Democrats have lost at the hands of Republicans since Abraham Lincoln defeated Judge Stephen A. Douglas in 1860.
As for Republicans defeating women at the polls, that’s nothing new either. Remember New York Rep. Geraldine Ferraro? She was the first female Democratic vice-presidential candidate back in 1984.
Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush defeated Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro in the Electoral College, 525 to 13.
Nor is Justice Brett Kavanaugh the first controversial (read originalist) Republican Supreme Court nominee to narrowly win confirmation by the US Senate (50-48) after alleged sexual crimes were leveled against him. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas won confirmation (52-48) after he was charged with sexual harassment.
The wild, wild Kanye West
Some of the left’s derangement was on display when rapper Kanye West visited the White House to meet up with President Trump last week.
“You know, people expect that if you’re black you have to be a Democrat,” said Kanye. He added that wearing the iconic fashion symbol for those people Hillary Clinton disparagingly called “deplorables,” the red Make America Great Again cap, makes him “feel like Superman.”
Turning to Trump, Kanye added,
“You made us Superman, that’s my favorite superhero,
and you made a Superman cape for me.”
Changing subjects faster than a speeding bullet, Kanye exclaimed,
“The problem is illegal guns. Illegal guns is the problem, not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms,” said the rapper.
Such enthusiastic outbursts may remind you of the time Kanye interrupted singer Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for “Best Female Video” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
He jumped on stage and told Swift – along with the entire MTV viewing public – that “Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!”
A Swift kick in the polls
Recently, Taylor Swift thought her political endorsement of Democratic candidates several weeks ahead of the midterm elections was the perfect anti-Trump/Kanye move. Something to solidify her pop culture street cred.
But her endorsement of Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for US Senate, Phil Bredesen, has fallen on deaf ears. Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn leads her Dem opponent by 14 points.
When a reporter recently asked President Trump how he would keep his “base energized” now that Kavanaugh is confirmed and sitting on the high court, he said,
Trump lights them up
So, what is it about President Trump that reduces the news media, entertainment industry and Democrat politicians into drooling, raving lunatics?
The left, you see, owns the culture. Whether it’s the New York Times, Hollywood, the music industry, or late-night talk shows, conventional wisdom says no one can get their message across and be taken seriously if that person is a victim of deceitful reporting by the press or the target of constant ridicule by those in the entertainment field.
The Boiling Rage of Trump Derangement Syndrome
Trump Derangement Syndrome is a byproduct of the boiling rage in those no longer taken seriously by the American people. When you own the culture and have no influence over the public, what’s the point?
And the frustration that comes with a lack of influence is maddening to those who thought they controlled the tastes, morals, and politics of the nation.
Trump represents a seismic shift in the culture symbolized by his victory over the very people trapped in that cultural bubble. Those that will never forgive the “deplorables” for rejecting the person they thought should and, therefore, would be the first female leader of the Free World.
And that is what’s behind all their Trump Derangement Syndrome hysteria.
So, how will they react if the expected “blue wave” this November is instead a red tide?
The anguished screams coming from the bicoastal, leftist enclaves of New York and Los Angeles will be heard in far-off, flyover country. In places like Buford, Wyoming, population 1.
Jason Hirsch, you may want to cover your ears.
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