You will not recall aggressive protests against Barack Obama in either 2009 or 2013 at his inaugurations. Nor will you recall aggressive protests against Bill Clinton in either 1993 or 1997. Nor will you recall aggressive protests against Jimmy Carter in 1977 at his inauguration.
The right, when they lose, may go on to be obstructionist and disruptive, but has historically always respected the inauguration and the transition of power.
But, go back to 1969 with Richard Nixon’s inauguration. Unions and leftwing activist groups have organized protests at every single Republican’s inauguration. They protested Nixon. They protested Reagan in 1985. They protested Reagan’s blowout, landslide victory in 1985 during snow. They have protested every Republican.
Heck, for that matter, go back to 1861 and look what the Democrats did when the GOP won that year.
The progressive left in this country are always sore losers, always whiners, and always lack grace and respect for the transition of power when it works against them. Constitutional tradition and precedent is only revered when it is in their favor.
The incoming Trump Administration should pay attention to this. The left will not work with them or cooperate with them unless Trump submits to them. He should therefore be prepared to ignore them.