Reconsidering the Left’s anti-Trump hysteria

Even if you weren't a Trump supporter, the Left’s post-election anti-Trump hysteria is anti-democratic and will ultimately prove counterproductive. Obama has been a disaster. Let's see if Trump can do better

Really so bad?
Taylor Dibbert
On 28 November 2016 12:30

I’m pulling for Donald Trump -- not because I’m a Republican, but because I’m an American. And, instead of continuing with the anti-Trump histrionics, the left should take a collective breath and reconsider the deeply misguided approach to its Election Day debacle.

Admittedly, I’m no fan of President Obama. He’s been a horrible leader, a man who came into office uniquely unprepared for the presidency. Hence, there is obviously considerable room for improvement.

Post-election, there’s been intense speculation about the incoming administration. Yet, frankly, we don’t know how Trump is going to govern and we’ll just have to wait and see.

This was a divisive campaign. But now, post-election, it’s time to get real. Trump answered the call to serve and he has been chosen to lead.

Democracy, isn’t something that should ever be taken for granted. Nonetheless, people need to keep an open mind about Trump’s presidency. Violently protesting against Trump’s legitimate electoral victory, for example, is unhelpful.

Whether you like him or not, Trump has earned the chance to lead both the U.S. and the free world. Whether you supported him or not; whether you voted for him or not; whether you are a Republican or not; whether you believe he’s a bigot or not; the American people have spoken and Trump’s tenure in office is yet to begin.

America has always been an exceptional nation. Yet, in the wake of Obama’s failed presidency, we’ve got serious work to do and it won’t be easy; it’s going to include introspection on both sides of the isle.

In that context, the left’s post-election anti-Trump hysteria will ultimately prove counterproductive.

Taylor Dibbert is a writer based in Washington, D.C.

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