The recent election did nothing to unite us as Americans. Half of us are still shocked that the election didn’t turn out as ‘everyone’ was told it would. And as the shock wears off, the losing side is not about to take President-elect Trump and the victorious Republicans lying down. At all levels the politically active Left is sounding the call for resistance and revolt – examples abound. At yesterday’s legislative swearing in ceremonies in Sacramento, the Democratic leadership destroyed any semblance of amity by immediately attacking the nascent Trump administration, denigrating its formation, and promising to “erect a firewall” against anticipated assaults from Washington on California’s “progressive agenda”.
In the country’s liberal-dominated universities invitations are already being cancelled for scheduled speakers for their sin of being invited by President-elect Trump for a talk, or having already participated (gasp!) in such contaminating conversations. Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s desire to expose non-existing rightwing election fraud is now well reported across the country. (However, don’t even think about checking the citizenship of registered voters.) So what the local lackeys are doing here and elsewhere is responding to the national call to assault and once more attempt to silence the voices they consider disagreeable and dangerous to their community’s progress toward a collectivist future.
In our neck of the woods former Union editor Jeff Pelline has been an assiduous worker in the socialist vineyards. The indelible blot that continues to arouse him is that his journalistic career ended with his being ignominiously dismissed as the editor of The Union, our small town community newspaper. His ensuing feud with that publication knows no bounds and has now bloated to include its subsequent editors, publishers, insufficiently leftist columnists, and its cartoonist (whose insight below on Pelline’s techniques was offered almost a decade ago).