Will there ever be a despotic low moment in U.S. history when "the right" will be happy?
And can "the right" find happiness with even just a few Americans taking government housing assistance or getting Medicaid help? Apparently not.
Try and wrap your head around the whiny down-the-rabbit-hole "logic" that is supposed to make liberals think real hard about mistreating conservatives. You know, those same "hate" filled liberal "traitors" still angry they lost the election and who are still trying to silence every whiny mistreated right-wing bully. Will they ever stop disrespecting the Republican "authority?"
Republicans held more power than they have had in nearly a century. Conservatives had control the House of Representatives, the Senate, the White House, and held a majority of the country's governors mansions. Conservatives have a majority on the Supreme Court.
John Hawkins, the founder of Right Wing News, said that the average American conservative feels bombarded daily with disrespect. "He turns on a TV show where he's insulted, and then he's like, well, maybe I'll just unwind and watch an awards show — the Oscars or something — where he gets trashed all day long," Hawkins said. "He goes to Twitter and he's got some you know guy calling him in a-hole... this is sort of like a pervasive all out attack if you're a conservative. And it's all the time sort of thing."
Kurt Schlicter, a columnist for the conservative Townhall.com, recently wrote a column speculating about whether there could be another civil war — he said there could be one and predicted how the left would lose a violent conflict if it came to it. "We want to be treated with respect and we will not tolerate anything less which is just unacceptable for this to continue. I'm tired of Hollywood spitting on us. I am tired of academia spitting on us. I'm tired of the news media spitting on us," he said.
The irony, of course, is that the biggest conservative heroes all hail from Hollywood and celebrity TV shows. Still, you gotta wonder what it is that makes big energy executives, billionaires, and Wall Street moguls the real American self-righteous spokespeople of our time?
Years of Fear Mongering Works: Seriously, fear mongering is real and a constant theme on the right:
Matt Lewis, a conservative columnist for The Daily Beast said, "There is a sense on the right that is apocalyptic and fearful."
Jesse Kelly, a writer for the mainstream conservative website The Federalist, wrote that the best alternative course would be to just split the country up.
This feeling of losing the American culture war reflects polling of white, working-class Americans. A poll taken last year by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic showed 48 percent of them believe that "things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country."
The funniest line from this article came at the end, where politicians would be smart to tap this doom and gloom feeling from the base, to get out the vote. Um, didn't they already do that for the last three elections? Feels like some kind of really weird Twilight Zone episode.
Republicans may find that tapping into these feelings about losing power in society is the best way to motivate their base.It's a GOP version of Ground Hog Day.