The left has had an epic meltdown over President-elect Donald Trump’s historic victory, along with their shellacking in Congress, and apparently Dems haven’t figured out that their focus on identity politics and marginalization of anyone that disagrees with them is a major part of why they lost (in conjunction with their disastrous policies).
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) melted down on the House floor Thursday as he called Trump a “sexual predator,” “a demagogue,” “a bigot,” “a liar,” and a “con artist.”
CNS News reported:
In each case the epithet was accompanied by a brief reference to incidents that arose during the campaign – including claims of sexual assault about Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan’s criticism of his remarks about a Mexican-American judge, and Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz’ criticisms of Trump’s character during the GOP primary .
On several occasions the speaker pro tempore reminded Gallego about “the decorum of the House,” and warned that members should “refrain from engaging in personalities towards the president-elect.”
On each occasion, the congressman said “duly noted,” before continuing.
According to the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Rules and Manual, “it is not in order to call the President, or a presumptive major-party nominee for President, a ‘liar’ or accuse such person of ‘lying.’”
“Furthermore, the following remarks have been held out of order as un-parliamentary references to the President, or to a presumptive major-party nominee for President … accusing him of ‘demagoguery’ … alluding to alleged sexual misconduct on his part …” the rules state.
Gallego, a former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran, former Arizona House of Representatives member, and current member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2014 (who also serves on the House Armed Services Committee), made it clear that he will not work with Trump.
According to Gallego, Trump cannot be treated like any other Republican, “because he is not. Trump represents something much more dangerous,” he said. “While none of us want to be in this case, we have a duty to treat him like the threat that he is – a threat to our values, a threat to our people, and a threat to our national identity.”
Gallego went on to claim that because of Trump’s age, 70 years old, it would be unrealistic to expect that he would change. Sounds like ageism…
The congressman went on to further demonize Trump, making it clear that he had no intention of working to unify or see things from another perspective: “Rather than helping him protect the country, we must protect the country from the new president.”
Although Gallego claimed that he had “fervent hope” that Trump would govern differently than he campaigned, he added that they shouldn’t give him the “benefit of the doubt” in Congress.
“Here in Congress, however, we cannot afford to give him that benefit of the doubt. We must not lift a finger to help him scam our country,” he said. “We must instead put every effort into stopping him.”
Does anyone need any more proof that Republicans must not back down and attempt to unify with this kind of bigotry?
This is what the left does and the most laughable part is that, instead of acknowledging that these tactics are part of what caused them to fail, they double down on them.
If it wasn’t so destructive, I’d say keep it up and keep on losing so that America doesn’t have to put up with their destructive policies.
The problem is that as Gallego hurled insult upon insult, no matter how ridiculous or unfounded, he evidence the very bigotry that he incorrectly attributed to Trump, which is typical of the left — they regularly take their massive failings and project them onto the opposition.
Gallego’s behavior was sad, shameful, and bigoted. Can you imagine the outrage if a conservative had done even half of it?
Remember the outrage when Rep. Joe Wilson famously shouted “you lie!” at President Obama — despite the fact that he was right?