Yesterday, neocon warmonger Max Boot, still angry at Trump for being the first President since Jimmy Carter not to start a new war, exulted in Trump’s media-proclaimed defeat and pronounced it VT Day,or the day to celebrate the victory over Trump.
Many others joined in. As with the BLM protesters, media admonitions about face masks and social distancing were forgotten, and an indulgent media portrayed this as an occasion that all could, and maybe, should celebrate.
Those putting the emphasis on “should” included Never Trumpers Jennifer Rubin and Rick Wilson, who warned of various types of vengeance against Trump supporters.
We Trump supporters are, no doubt, guilty of many offenses. We believe things the media fact-checkers tell us aren’t true. We live in places that the generally affluent revelers on VT Day could never conceive of visiting, much less living. The list could go on.
But at least Trump supporters have never acted like they just emerged from four years of Nazi occupation, which is both ridiculously untrue and highly insulting, since it makes roughly 70 million of their fellow Americans into Nazis, or Nazi sympathizers.
It’s difficult to take seriously pleas for national unity against the backdrop of celebrations that make all too clear that those of us who backed Trump still are, and always will be, Deplorable.