The Meltdown of the Left



Large parts of the left in this country seem to be having a psychotic episode since the election of Trump.  John Sexton at Hot Air gives us a disturbing example:


In Georgia, Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a statement today asking people to stop threatening his state’s electors:

Our office has received numerous reports of individuals hurling insults and threats at Georgia’s Electors because they are unsettled with America’s choice for President of the United States. This is absolutely unacceptable and those participating in or encouraging these efforts should stop. The electoral process in America has worked, and everyone – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and others – should respect the will of Georgia’s voters and the Electors who represent them.

Idaho‘s Secretary of State made similar comments earlier in the week after reports that the state’s four electors were being barraged with harassing calls and messages. From the Spokesman-Review:

“A lot of ’em use bad, rough language,” said Layne Bangerter, one of the four electors. “Nothing I feel intimidated over. But we’re watching it very closely. They’ve got our home phone numbers, our cell numbers, our emails, our Facebook. We’re just getting an orchestrated barrage from the left.”…

Bangerter, who worked for U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo for more than a decade, said he’s received around 40 messages on Facebook alone. “They attack my religion, they attack my politics, they tell me that I must be a terrible father, I must be a terrible American, they use foul language – every swear word,” he said. “They’re just trying to steal this thing. They won’t be able to do it, but they’re trying.”

In Tennessee, electors told the Tennessean they were receiving 200 emails a day:

Several members of Tennessee’s Electoral College delegation told The Tennessean this week they’ve received as many as 200 emails per day and a handful of phone calls. Electors in other states told the Tennessean they too have received similar barrages of email.

“Certainly I would call it harassment,” said Pat Allen of Clarksville, Tennessee’s Electoral College representative for the 7th Congressional District.

In Arizona, electors say they are facing “total harassment” from mostly out-of-state emails. From the Arizona Republic:

Robert Graham, chairman of the state Republican Party and an elector, said the emails are mostly coming from out of state and appear to be part of a coordinated effort to try to deny Trump the presidency by swaying enough electors to back anyone but him…

“It is total harassment,” said Graham, who estimates he has received about 1,700 such emails and letters. “It started about a week ago. Now? Bam. It’s hardcore.”…

Sharon Geise, an elector from Mesa, said the emails have also flooded her inbox. She estimates she has received 8,000. Many of them are similar.

“Hillary’s got a great campaign going,” she said. “It’s the same thing, pretty much. Basically: Vote for Hillary Clinton. It’s bizarre. I don’t dare answer my phone.”

A similar flood of harassing emails was received by an elector in Iowa.

Meanwhile, in Michigan 22-year-old elector Michael Banerian has been receiving death threats. From the Detroit News:

“You have people saying ‘you’re a hateful bigot, I hope you die,’ ” he said. “I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive.”

The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because as you can imagine they’re clogging up my email.”

This harassment of Republican electors is not going to change the outcome of the election. In sheer volume, this harassment of Republicans certainly outweighs the heavily-reported hate incidents being collected by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Will the national media pick up on these incidents of death threats and harassment as well, all of which explicitly stem from a left-wing campaign to alter the outcome of the election? Don’t count on it.

Go here to read the rest.  I recall how aghast most commentators were when Donald Trump would not promise to not challenge the election results if he lost.  Now, we have leftists attempting to coerce electors in an attempt to steal the election and practically nothing is being said about it by the media.  If Hillary had won and Trump activists were doing this, there would be cries in the media for Trump to be arrested.  Faithful readers of this blog know that Donald Trump had only my reluctant support for a whole host of reasons.  However, I must say that he is looking better to me each day in comparison to the hysterical reaction of the forces of the left over having lost an election.  To all too many denizens of the left there is no legitimate opposition to them, and I suspect that they would be acting much the same no matter if another Republican had defeated Hillary.  On the left, the concern is always that the dark night of fascism is about to descend on this fair land of freedom, and then all too many leftists act as if they were attempting to implement it.


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  1. Prosecute them. They must decide the pay is not worth going to jail. Our prosecutors are spineless wusses.

  2. How rich that the Left preaching tolerance and political correctness keep quiet while their thuggish operatives contradict their precious pieties. Hypocrites all. Their interest is pure power and nothing more.

  3. Militant leftists only want and respect power. This goes back to the bloody French Revolution. There is no reasoning or hoping to make peace with them.

  4. Add to all this Mike Pence’s treatment by the superior left at Broadway last night at a rendition of “Hamilton” (the musical):

    The left (Brandon Dixon, the actor who plays Burr in the musical) tellingly gave an “address” to Pence at the end, that Pence gentlemanly as always listened to, and without response left.

    That is the way with the bovine-hooved left: they do all the talking, prevent any discussion or rejoinder, and none of the listening.

    If that’s the way they want it,.. Because, they can dish it, but as shown recently, they just cant take it.

  5. N.B. Hillary and Obama refuse to denounce the hatred and violence. That says it all.
    Thank God Trump won.
    I am thoroughly enjoying the hysterics. This is the best I’ve felt since Reagan was elected.
    Even better: the Idiots are exhibiting, for all the World to see, their rank stupidity and execrable dishonesty. Best yet: they don’t realize it. Imbeciles!
    Molon labe – Come And Take. Today is National Ammunition Day, it runs all week. Buy a hundred rounds of your favorite caliber.
    In conclusion, God Bless the NRA.

  6. The Demoniac Left is on full display, almost as if this were an exorcism, rather than an election, with the evil spirits shrieking on their way out of the body politic.

  7. @ William P. Walsh

    You have said the truth. The damned on full display. We will see more of them. I’m sure of it. Like spoiled children, they will disrupt the peace until they are reprimanded.

    Staying Deplorable in Michigan.

  8. oh my William P. Walsh- so very well said! I have been thinking that this is a good thing- that that which has been hidden is being brought to light!- but you said the picture of it all!.

  9. Steve Phoenix that flamboyant bullying boor showed that the left likes to preen; holier than thou they are, and cowards too,

  10. The lefts’ hysterics and violence are weak tea compared to an earlier, similar instance of Democrat incited derangement and hate: the 1863 NY Draft Riots.
    Take heart and rejoice. It’s all sound and fury and nothing.
    The GOP controls more states and the Federal government than at any time since its 1854 inception. Rejoice and be glad. And, roll up your sleeves and get to work for America.
    Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!

  11. This is absolutely unacceptable and those participating in or encouraging these efforts should stop.

    How about adding “and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”?

  12. T.Shaw, yes, historical perspective is right to recall: but you cant take your eyes off the Left nor let up on the pushback against them.

    For a California perspective, in our one-party state, the same which Nancy Pelosi wants/wanted to impose nationally—she is still hanging on for the mid-term elections and she is right that history is on her side there—you cannot improve a house if it somehow is within a “coastal zone” without a California Coastal Commission review (I have a 1920’s property in that category: unless you have the right “clout” ($$$ in large quantities), forget about it.

    As criminal violence here continues to escalate with their proxies, the illegal alien gangs (and don’t think for a minute that what Greg Phillips at has noted about the 3 million illegals that voted, likely against Trump in the last election, aren’t at work here), several Bay Area cities have become the virtual US equivalent of 3rd world states (San Jose, Oakland, Vallejo, Richmond, San Francisco) in runaway violent crime as well as property destruction. And nothing is done about it: they are the pawns of the ruling political class.

    So at the same time, now, besides the extraordinarily stringent gun-registration requirements here, Jan 1st, they have required registration to buy ammo of any kind: that means a gun-training certificate (which I have); current valid state ID (yes, I have that: but the illegal gangs have lotsa guns, ask the cops); of course clean background check (yes, I have that: just don’t “threaten” a liberal, because any TRO or misdemeanor must be clear for 10 years); a 10-day waiting period; and you can only buy one handgun every 30 days; a gun safe and gun lock, or you cant walk with the weapon; and now the same for ammo, which the left don’t realize, if you practice at a gun range, you are a safer user, so you use ammo to keep in practice. You have to be stupid as well as megalomaniac to be a leftist.

    And yet state legislator Leland Yee was probably not the only CA state legislator who was involved directly according to federal evidence with street gangs (in SF) with organized crime boss Raymond Chow (aka “Shrimpboy”) in gun-running. Yes, you wondered how those guns came in to the US? Mr Yee pled guilty in 2015 to corruption charges and is supposed to serve 10 years in prison. Oh, did I mention at the time he was running for CA secretary of state, and was favored to win?

    The corruption of the one-party-crats is overwhelming and pay close attention to their connections with organized crime, Occupy, BLM and their simultaneous expressed desire to eliminate gun rights for lawful citizens.

    If you think they will stop, please, think again, and let’s not go home to our “caves”. As Lenin (verbatim) said, “All setbacks are temporary to The Cause.” (“7th All-Russia Conference, Apr 2429, 1917)

  13. Here’s a potent response to the hysterics, “We won. Shut your pie hole.”
    Steve, I feel your pain.
    I live in NY.
    To advance the agenda the left weaponizes grief and ignorance; and ever and always waves the bloody shirt. The few on the left with half a brain know gun control does nothing except give them bullying ammunition and distractions from the real causes of violence: liberal policies. The other 99% on the left are idiots that can do little more than parrot dogma.
    Almost immediately after the Sandy Hook (Peculiar how all Muslims aren’t terrorists, but all gun owners are homicidal maniacs!) massacre, Chief Thug Cuomo and the cowards in the legislatures passed the so-called S.A.F.E. Act wherein I became a felon for not disposing of my “:assault rifles.” The craven cowards wrote into the law prohibitions against keeping statistics on the compliance with the law. Most NY counties’ sheriffs have stated they will not enforce. About six New Yorkers actually complied. They can’t lock up all of us.
    Anyhow, Praise the Lord at all times. I am in position to seek political asylum in America, i. e., a fiscally-solvent, “Mom and apple pie”, Red State such as South Dakota or Idaho.

  14. And I live in NH. We have thus far successfully opposed attempts to infringe upon rights recognized by the Second Amendment. We have also managed to elect Republican majorities to both houses of the General Court, along with a Republican Governor. In spite of these successes, the State voted for Clinton, and has elected Democrats to the US Senate and House of Representatives. It’s an enigma. We have rather lax election laws which may facilitate voting by many non-residents, in particular out of state students pretending to be residents.
    We are getting a bit off topic. So I’ll close with “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.”
    Hence, the meltdown; and the Demoniac Left is on full display, almost as if this were an exorcism, rather than an election, with the evil spirits shrieking as they are driven out of the body politic.” (Modified so as not to be too repetitious) (;-)

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