Democrat Tantrums are going to hurt them politically
...Rather than analyze what they may have done wrong the Democrats have doubled down on a strategy of trying to make the country ungovernable. Such actions are deeply unpatriotic. There is no way this strategy will get back voters who were turned off by their policies, to begin with.
Here are ways they’ve specifically made themselves out to look unhinged, thereby giving cover to the Trump administration, despite missteps:
1. Protests on the night of the election – When it became apparent Donald Trump was going to win the electoral college, “spontaneous” protests broke out in major cities. I put quotes around the word because many of the protests were coordinated and funded. Pre-printed signs were everywhere and chants of “Not my President!” broke out. The protests might have been tempered if Hillary Clinton conceded that evening, but she didn’t, and we were witness to thousands of people in the richest of irony saying they refused to accept the results of the election.
2. “The Russians! The Russians! The Russians!” – The next step for Democrats was to put Donald Trump’s legitimacy at stake. While intelligence did suggest the Kremlin was mucking around in the election, hoping for a Trump win, there’s zero evidence to support the Democrats charge the Russians “hacked the election,” That didn’t stop Democrats from floating the theory. When Congressman John Lewis openly said he didn’t think Trump was a legitimate President because of Russian interference, Democrats didn’t condemn his words. Instead, they condemned Donald Trump’s respond to Lewis’s charge.
3. Executive order freak-out. – When Donald Trump signed the executive order temporarily banning travel from 7 countries associated with terrorism and putting a moratorium on refugees, Democrats reacted as though the President unilaterally declared war on the world and started firing off nukes. Protests broke out at airports; Democrats were pearl clutching in front of anybody who pointed a camera their way and the Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer held a press conference where he started crying about it. For real.
4. Behavior over Cabinet nominees – Republicans along with Democrats confirmed seven of Barack Obama’s cabinet members the day of his inauguration. Democrats have decided to play hardball with Trump’s nominees and with the confirmation of Tom Price early on the morning of February 10 as HHS Secretary; it brings Trump’s total to nine approvals – 20 days after being sworn in. Democrats, acting at the behest of their teacher’s union overlords, went after Betsy DeVos with a vengeance, smearing her in the worst way, forcing Vice-President to cast a tie-breaking vote on her nomination to which Senate Majority Leader Schumer said the process was “rigged.” DeVos tried to visit a public school in Washington DC on Thursday. Protesters attempted to block her from getting into the school and screaming at her. After Senator Elizabeth Warren was warned about rules of decorum on the Senate floor where she repeatedly railed Jeff Sessions was a racist, Senate Majority Leader McConnell invoked Rule 19, and Warren’s diatribe was shut down. What might have turned out to be a net positive for Democrats was flushed down the drain the moment Democrats decided to protest against McConnell in front of his house in Kentucky.