The Left’s Civil War

Daniel Greenfield at Front Page Magazine brings us this story describing the now familiar insurgency being waged by Democrats and leftists in the Deep State against the Trump administration and, by extension, against the American people who voted for him.

What’s different about our current situation is the ferocity and desperation of the left. Greenfield doesn’t really address this, but it should be noted that the left really thought that they were going to win this election. Greenfield says that the left was creating a consensus during the Obama years, but that isn’t really true. Rather, the left believed they were going to win because their allies in the Legacy Media told them so. But it was an illusion. After eight years of Obama and the daily injection of leftism into their lives, regular people across the country had had enough. And looking back we can see the way in which Democrats were wiped out over the course of four election cycles to the point that they are now a weak, regional party located in isolated liberal enclaves.

It is true, as Greenfield writes, that the leftists in the Deep State constitute a shadow government that is at war with the legitimate one that was elected in November. But that shadow government is fighting a rear-guard action that is unlikely to win in the long run. The people of the country have made their wishes clear and they have rejected the left in the most dramatic way possible by electing Donald Trump. The tide of history is now shifting back to the right, which is where regular Americans have been all along. The real question is what will be required to get our institutions of government and our culture to move back to the center where they belong.

There is no form of legal authority that the left accepts as a permanent institution. It only utilizes forms of authority selectively when it controls them. But when government officials refuse the orders of the duly elected government because their allegiance is to an ideology whose agenda is in conflict with the President and Congress, that’s not activism, protest, politics or civil disobedience; it’s treason.

After losing Congress, the left consolidated its authority in the White House. After losing the White House, the left shifted its center of authority to Federal judges and unelected government officials. Each defeat led the radicalized Democrats to relocate from more democratic to less democratic institutions.

This isn’t just hypocrisy. That’s a common political sin. Hypocrites maneuver within the system. The left has no allegiance to the system. It accepts no laws other than those dictated by its ideology.

Democrats have become radicalized by the left. This doesn’t just mean that they pursue all sorts of bad policies. It means that their first and foremost allegiance is to an ideology, not the Constitution, not our country or our system of government. All of those are only to be used as vehicles for their ideology.

That’s why compromise has become impossible.

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