Matt Sanborn, of Laconia, N.H., a Boston College student who volunteered for Democratic candidates including Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate challenger Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, rests his hands on the top of his head while watching election returns during an election night rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Begun

For eight years the left has refused to hold itself accountable. Having once declared dissent patriotic, dissent for the last eight years has been homophobic, bigoted, and racist. Conservatives and people of faith have been hounded from their jobs, silenced, and punished for refusing to go along with the left’s agenda. The left demanded cultural homogeneity and is outraged that Americans refuse to go along with their anti-Christian secular agenda.

Yesterday, Americans had enough and decided to seek fundamental change.

Today, the left is protesting in the streets because of American democratic action. The left accuses Donald Trump of totalitarianism, but it is the left refusing to accept a democratic act. The left blasted Trump for suggesting the election was rigged. But they are okay with protesting a fair election and declaring it illegitimate because they hate the outcome.

For eight years I have watched parts of the right descend to madness as they presumed the worst about their opponents. Parts of the right had become convinced that the Clintons kill people and Barack Obama would refuse to vacate the White House. During all this, the left became convinced, by their own rhetorical overreach, that conservatives want to put black people back on plantations, castrate gays, and forcibly impregnate women.

Tonight, their chickens have come home to roost. Professional leftwing activists who have no skill other than agitation have trained a large group of people to do nothing but protest. Instead of trying to unite the country, they have flown into hysterics and temper tantrums.

A week ago the Democratic Party insisted that everyone accept the legitimacy of the election. What we are seeing today is that much of the left think that, like so many other things, it is a one way street.

This is what happens when you presume the worst about your neighbor. The left may love humanity as a concept, but they are prone to think the absolute worst of their neighbors and that contempt for those who see things differently is on full display in the streets of America.

Trump Derangement Syndrome has begun.

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