Shortly after the Presidential election, I couldn't help but notice a strange reaction emanating from the Left: a sudden onslaught of angry comments posted on conservative websites - expressions, and feelings, of discontent. Which left me wondering: why are the Libs so irate?
A healthy dose of gloating is fine, but what's with all the gloom and doom? They just won an important election; they should be brimming with joy - not anger! If a Republican candidate had won the Presidential election, conservatives would be overjoyed, not angry and bitter!
A couple of days ago, I thought about this question once again, and I arrived with what I believe to be a satisfactory and correct answer.
But first, lets hear what Joe Scarborough had to say:
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough during a Monday broadcast of “Morning Joe” asked what a lot of conservatives have been asking since the reelection of President Barack Obama: Why are liberals still so angry?I might have given away the answer to the aforementioned conundrum with the words I used to pose the question, but nevetheless here's the answer.
Considering the fact that they won the presidential election, boosted their holdings in the House, and held onto the Senate, you’d think there’d be a little more giddiness on that side of the aisle. But if you were to pay a random visit to Twitter, it sure doesn’t seem that way.
“I went on the Twitter this weekend just to talk football,” said Scarborough (Yes, he says “the Twitter”). “Why are liberals still so angry on the Twitter? I say, you won!”
What are liberals so angry about?
“Everything,” according to Scarborough.
Conservatives, he noted, prefer to celebrate their victories by hunting and drinking beer, knowing full well that they’re in charge for another four years.
“It doesn’t bother me,” he said. “I feel sorry for them.”
The Libs realize deep down that their ideologies are flawed. They know that they are in the wrong. What's more, they know that the person they elected to be President shares their flawed ideologies. [And I'm putting it mildly; The word 'flawed' does not do proper justice to their 'misplaced' beliefs... There I go again, the word 'misplaced', another benign word, another understatement.] They also know that Obama's 'flawed' policies are inherently wrong, futile and ineffective. Hence, the bizarre reaction, and response, from the Left.
Imagine, if you will, a small child, who keeps asking for something that is of detriment to him. And much to his dismay, his parents capitulate to his demands. The stunned child is suddenly gripped with feelings of guilt. He got what he wanted, his demands were met, but he knows deep down that he is wrong. Hence, the anticipated expressions of gratitude morph into expressions, and feelings, of guilt-ridden fury toward his parents.
The Libs won the election; the candidate who shares their 'flawed' ideologies won a second term in office - but they aren't feeling too good, or positive, about it.
Like the young child in the aforementioned anecdote, Liberals can't muster up any good feelings about their victory because they know they are in the wrong. Hence, rather than express themselves with feelings of gratitude and joy, they are lashing out with anger, resentment and bitterness. Just like a bratty child......