FILE - In this Jan. 20, 1989, photo, President George H.W. Bush, left, is congratulated by outgoing President Ronald Reagan after Bush took the oath of office as the 41st president of the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington. The inauguration of the U.S. president is traditionally a highly-scripted celebration, with seating charts, schedules, dress rehearsals, and planning committees that map each moment of the history-making day from start to finish. But sometimes the unexpected happens. Bush was inaugurated on the 200th anniversary of the presidency, and so one of the two Bibles on which he rested his hand during the oath of office was the same Bible that George Washington used in 1789. The other Bible belonged to the Bush family. The day also marked the first friendly transition in 60 years. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

Progressives Are Perpetually Sore Losers

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.

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