The Lazy C’s Greg Jayne says in his column today, “That 2010 election, when Republicans took control of the House, served as a harbinger of the rancor that has followed in Washington, D.C.”
While I appreciate his editorials much more than the bombastic, vitriolic, hate everything right of Mao John Laird, I must take exception to that sentence. The real rancor started in earnest right after Al Gore lost to George W. Bush in 2000 and has not abated since.
From years of “Kill Bush” to erroneous cries of “stolen election,” Democrats went on an all out assault against anything Republican or remotely conservative.
Even though the New York Times was forced to reluctantly admit there was nothing untoward in Bush’s winning, buried deep in their pages a year later after they conducted an independent recount of all of the ballots in Florida, Democrats latched onto a false narrative and have spewed it ever since while spineless Republicans rolled over in trying to acquiesce an increasingly belligerent leftwing.
They cried racism in Florida disenfranchising a million Black voters, disproved in court case after court case. They cried the Supreme Court overstepping their authority, but turned to the Supreme Court to legislate what they want done when they can’t get their way.
They also ignore that it was Al Gore who involved the courts in the first place.
We all saw the circus of the “hanging chad” in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County’s in efforts to de-legitimize a close election.
We have had a steady diet of vitriol hurled towards Bush and all Republicans since, unless of course it is a spineless bastard like McCain or the other RINO’s who kiss Democrats asses and cave to their demands on a whimper.
So no, Mr. Jayne, the rancor did not begin in 2010, it had been going for a decade by then. Liberal Democrats set the tone long ago, they have no right to cry foul now.
The real question is how is it that you and so many others forgot about it so quickly?