It is becoming apparent that Donald Trump’s accession to the presidency is causing a full scale nervous breakdown on the left. Where to begin? I was getting ready to observe that if the left continues at its current fevered pitch, many leftists will end up literally in padded cells (and I do mean “literally” literally here). But John Podhoretz beat me to it over at Commentary:
It cannot go on like this. It’s been five days since the inaugural and the adrenalized, hypercaffeinated, speed-freak affect of the entire chattering class is beginning to seem like we’re living through Bob Woodward’s classic depiction in his book Wired of John Belushi’s final overcharged sleepless days before dying from a cocaine speedball overdose in 1981.
If every word out of Donald Trump’s mouth is greeted with shrieks of horror and rage and anger and despair and hysteria by his opponents, they are going to find it impossible to serve as any kind of effective opposition to him.
Meanwhile, Noemie Emery points out at the Washington Examiner some obvious facts about the wymyn’s march last Saturday that the rest of the media “analysis” can’t be bothered to notice:
An estimated 1 million people in the United States and in cities in countries around the world turned out for the feminist protests against the new president, far too many in strange-looking hats while carrying signs that referenced female anatomy in other than medical terms.
The female population of the United States was listed in 2014 as 162 million. If one subtracts 62 million for children and others it means that 100 million more women chose not to attend the marches, ignored them, or didn’t know they took place. More important than this is the fact that more than two months before American women en-masse had marched to the polls, where white women voted against Hillary Clinton, 53 percent to 47 percent, and the feminist movement did not take this well.
“White women sold out the sisterhood and the world,” said one Slate writer, who blamed this result on “Self-loathing. Hypocrisy. And, of course, a racist view of the world.” And how in the world did this get to be racist? Because the white women had fallen down in their duty to stand with the non-white, the disabled, and those of gender-fluidity in the battle against the white male establishment that had been oppressing them all.
All of this shrieking by the left is having a predictable effect: his public approval ratings are rising—up to 57 percent in one new poll just out. Then there’s this:
By Jake Sherman
Dark. Negative. Divisive. That’s was the immediate narrative about President Donald Trump’s inaugural address.
But many Americans liked it.
Trump got relatively high marks on his Friday address, with 49 percent of those who watched or heard about the speech saying it was excellent or good, and just 39 percent rating it as only fair or poor. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed reacted positively to the “America First” message, the cornerstone of the Trump campaign and governing posture.
I’m starting to think Trump really is a one-person wrecking crew for the left delivered by divine Providence.