I could not let this week’s topic go by without responding. Anyone who reads your column each week knows you are a Trump supporter. As a Trumpet, you all just don’t get that this is NOT about losing. This man is an embarrassment and a danger to our country. Words do matter, especially when coming from arguably the most powerful man in the world. I listen and read many different view points and it seems that Trumpets laugh off or disregard his words as jokes, he doesn’t mean them or get over it. Your column insinuates that it’s the “losers” who blame others and need to grow up. Trump and his supporters are sore winners. Blame illegal voters for losing the popular vote, blame the media for showing pictures of his inauguration turnout, blame the nation’s top security agencies of trying to delegitimize his presidency. Alternative facts are lies. He is unpopular with the MAJORITY of the United States citizens and he just can’t handle it. I cower at the thought of what serious consequences are to come when he tweets his unfiltered thoughts at 3 in the morning.
Regarding “A lesson in losing”: The American left’s we-know-best arrogance and psychological immaturity preclude the notion of valid loss. Note how leftists blamed their November election defeat on an “obsolete” Electoral College, on Russian hacking, on white supremacy backlash, on sexism — on everything under the sun but their own stinking failed policies and the exceptionally beastly candidate they ran. “Losing” and “winning” imply standards of good and bad, which underlie rules and laws. The left has no respect whatsoever for rules and laws; they’re merely tools to be used or ignored in the course of getting your way. If the law goes against them, as with the Electoral College, then it must be deemed an illegitimate law and we should disregard it. Oh, but if a law favors the left, it must be enforced to full extent for sure. Leftists look to have peaked emotionally at about age 14 — and that’s why we have participation trophies, safe spaces, trigger warnings and, far more corrosive, their endless demands for free stuff. Yes indeed, the Democradolescent Party.
Since the election the actions of people on the left have been disappointing at best. To whine, cry, condemn and disparage someone who has only been in office seven days is utterly foolish and childish. The leftists need to remember that those of us who are not leftists probably were as disappointed in the election results in 2008 and 2012 as they were in 2016, but I don’t recall any rioting, looting or other vandalism to protest those results.
Although the people on the left are by definition adults, their actions remind me of those of a petulant teenager.
Grow up, get a life and judge all politicians on what they do, not what they say.
As a proud Boomer, and one who learned the McElvy flop shot from you at North River Yatch club, I’m not sure you’re exactly right. I think half of our generation stood up for what is right, we fought an unpopular war without dodging the draft or fleeing the country. Raised our kids without government assistance or free college and encouraged them to play sports that required them to make the team and accept losses. We are guilty of giving people a chance to see if the other side could possibly be right, Obamas eight years in office was a disaster. When we realized a social promotion couldn’t lead our country, we dropped our silent tolerance to hopefully put someone in office who at least understands the difference in winning and losing, Trump could not have won this election without the silent majority speaking up. If he can produce even a third of what he promised we may not have to speak up so loudly again for a long time.