Why is Donald Trump the President of these United States?
Here is a historical example. Nineteen years ago, I attended a plan commission meeting where a member of the commission said that landowners concerned about a regulation on minimum lot size were just like people who owned slaves. Yes, if you are worried that you will not be able to subdivide your own land and give some to your children, you are exactly like the people who participated in the brutal system of chattel slavery. It was an absolutely morally abominable statement.
Far too many on the Left cannot debate public policy on philosophical or practical grounds. If you disagree with them, then you have bad motives, or you are owned by the developers, or you hate women, or you do not care about the environment, or you are trying to personally enrich yourself, and so on and so forth. This makes the Pharisees of the New Testament look completely tolerant by comparison.
Radical Leftists have been vicious and hateful for decades. They have personally attacked and attempted to destroy Republicans, conservatives and even unaffiliated, non-political private citizens who dared to disagree with them. Is it any wonder, then, that Republican voters wanted someone who will fight back as their 2016 nominee? Is it any wonder that Donald Trump has captured the imaginations of tens of millions of Republicans with his brawling, street fighting style?
The radical Left has been sowing the wind for decades, and now they are reaping the whirlwind in the form of President Trump. We are done taking it on the chin and not fighting back. We are done with playing “nice” and talking about “our friends across the aisle” while they are viciously personally attacking us. Donald Trump is the avatar of decades of frustration with both the radical Leftists who have been viciously attacking us and with the so-called “conservatives” who play schoolmarm and shush us when we dare to fight back.