From the way I see people reacting online and elsewhere, you’d think Donald Trump lost the election in November. I never thought I would find myself in the position of saying, “Get over it!” to people whose candidate won. Elections and that includes primary elections are not courtesy classes. They are bare-knuckle affairs, and now that it is over and somebody won, it is time for some people to put aside their hurt feelings and move on.
I didn’t support Donald Trump, and I was wrong, like so many others, about his election chances. He won. I accept that, and I am glad Hillary Clinton is not President. I have been pleased with several things Trump has done including reversing Obama’s executive order on the Keystone Pipeline and freezing some regulations from taking place.
The nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, however, was a stellar decision. In the face of that decision is where I will break with some of my conservative brethren who are saying, “Oh big deal. Any GOP President would do the same.” We don’t know that. All we know is what happened.
What followed was a chorus of congratulatory tweets, articles, opinion pieces and television commentary from some of Donald Trump’s fiercest critics about his choice of Gorsuch, including National Review, The Weekly Standard, RedState, and The Wall Street Journal.
Now for people who have been screaming, “Get on the Trump train!” since his election, you’d think this would be a welcome site. I suppose it was for some, but the Fox News blowhard, Sean Hannity. He spotted some tweets and chose to whine:
This kind of reaction is a miracle. When have you ever met people who won that are so bitter? It’s like those people who complain about the amount taxes they’d have to pay if they won a $600 million Power Ball jackpot. Only worse.
Something Sean forgets is the fact that Neil Gorsuch has only been nominated, not confirmed. When the left unloads on Gorsuch and they will, who is going to be out there on the front lines pushing back against it? There is no question the left is going to attempt to turn Gorsuch into Attila the Hun, saying he drinks the blood of infants to get a “boost” in the mornings.
It’s going to be ugly, and every liberal news outlet is going to be in on it. The pushback is going to have to come from all corners of conservative media, advocacy groups, and elected officials. If Sean Hannity and those like him would rather spend their time peeing on the legs of those who were part of Never Trump, beautiful.
The problem with that strategy is, all of those “RINO’s,” “cucks,” and establishment types are still members of the Senate. Their votes will be critical to Judge Gorsuch taking a seat on the Supreme Court. Their votes and the voters of other Republicans labeled as “traitors” by Trump supporters, in the House will be needed to get tax reform done and to get Obamacare repealed. On issues where Republicans can agree, the back biting needs to come to a stop.
Your guy won, Sean. Get over it.