Skip to comments.VDH: The Origins of Progressive Agony (This is really good)
Posted on 10/16/2018 8:21:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Pre-election, a smug Hillary Clinton pontificated that Trump had to grow up and accept the impending verdict of the voters that would shortly demolish his candidacy and humiliate his person. She would add insult to Trumps injury by sweeping Georgia and Arizona and by a landslide that would reinvigorate the Obama dream.
Hillarys defeat caused unimaginable shock. It almost immediately prompted a collective psychological meltdown. The tragedy was not just that an inept Clinton had squandered the gifts of a $1 billion war chest, the deep-state collusion of the Obama administration, and a completely captive and obsequious media. But she had lost to Trump, the reality-TV-show host, the controversial raconteur, the first serious presidential candidate with neither military nor political experience.
Progressives soon woke up to the reality that without power they were unable to stop Trump, and so they embraced any desperate means necessary to trap the ogre. The effort proved as frenzied as it was impotent: boycotting the inauguration, suing over state voting machines, using the courts to stymie Trump appointments and executive orders, appealing to the emoluments clause and the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, and winking and nodding at the assassination chic of celebrities and politicos such as Johnny Depp, Peter Fonda, Kathy Griffith, Madonna, Robert de Niro, Snoop Dogg, and a host of others. The many methods to subvert Trumps presidency or fantasize about his gory death were as varied as the number of faux-accusers who would come out of the woodwork to smear Brett Kavanaugh. And the result was eerily the same: the more the impotent frenzy, the more it discredited its source
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
This might just be the best article VDH has even written.
In Greek mythology , maenads ; Ancient Greek : were the female followers of Dionysus and the most significant members of the Thiasus , the god's retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones".
-—The many methods to subvert Trumps presidency or fantasize about his gory death were as varied as the number of faux-accusers who would come out of the woodwork to smear Brett Kavanaugh. And the result was eerily the same: the more the impotent frenzy, the more it discredited its source.-—
VDH is like a Stradivarius.
Progressives went regressive in their furor and demonized Trumps picks to such a degree that there was little chance that a Georgetown cocktail circuit would ever manage to turn a Gorsuch or Kavanaugh into a Souter or Stevens.
The point, that Kavanaugh has zero risk of crossing over to the dark side is a good one. That is one man who cannot be seduced by the hateful left. He's one of their most prominent victims, so he will always be loyal to decent people.
This was an AWESOME article! VDH well summarizes and clarifies the events from 2016 till now, and shows how the radical left is banging its head on the wall with frustration from the constant WINNING by DJT.
Remembering all the wailing, crying, meltdowns in the street post election still brings a tear of joy to my eye.
Trump molded by military school as a teenager
And 50 years negotiating with corrupt politicians, even more corrupt civic bureaucrats, union thugs, and mafia controlled construction suppliers.
Best was mocking Mayor Koch in the press over the skating ring fiasco.
VDH always delivers in his wordsmith style.
This article is no different.
Thanks for posting.
Nothing like an injection of VDH to put a spring in your steps today. Great uplifting read that describes the rise of Trump and the collapse of the democrat party.
Agree, and has the National Review finally figured it out?
I wonder how much little Billy Kristol is peeing his pants right now?
He went very quiet during Kavanaugh, didn’t he?
Punk his ass.
Obama was the left eating all its Halloween candy in a single sitting. It tasted good and felt good for a few fleeting seconds. Now they’re dealing with intestinal distress, rotting teeth and bad breath - although the breath problem may not be candy-related.
“What has transformed the Democratic party into an anguished progressive movement that incorporates the tactics of the street, embraces maenadism, reverts to Sixties carnival barking, and is radicalized by a new young socialist movement?” VDH
I’ll admit, I’ve never seen the term, “maenadism” and had to look it up.
“In Greek mythology, maenads were the female followers of Dionysus and the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god’s retinue. Their name literally translates as “raving ones”.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maenad
Obviously, VDH has spent time working at carpentry: he really “hit the nail on the head” with this description!
Bitter clingers on the left clutch their copy of the Communist Manifesto and Silent Spring.
VDH and Andrew McCarthy are about all that’s good left at National Review.
Loved the line in this VDH article, “...the ‘kick me’ McCain campaign...” :)
I had to look that one up too. VDH is an artist with words. Give him an opportunity to mix Greek history with writing and he’ll just show off.
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