End result: greater coverage of Trump and his message, and reduced coverage for Hillary Clinton.
The protests also revealed the anti-democratic nature of Trump’s foes, which would have worked a treat in securing the support of middle-class Americans.
It has always been so. Leftists like to reminisce over Vietnam War demonstrations, but look who won presidential elections in 1968 and 1972, and by huge margins — Richard Milhous Nixon, whose ’72 success was the second largest in US presidential history.
Outside of dictatorships, protests, marches and demonstrations only promote their targets. An intelligent political movement might have realised this some decades ago. But we’re dealing with the Left here.
If something doesn’t work — taxes to change the weather, for example, or sucking up to extremist Islam, or “humane” refugee policies that kill people — the Left’s impulse is simply to try it again.
So, after protests and celebrity condemnation ushered Trump into the White House, what happened on the weekend? More protests and celebrity condemnation. The 45th president is only a few days into his job, and leftists are already trying to nail down his second term.
A wealthy older woman named Madonna is leading the charge. “Today marks the beginning of our story. The revolution starts here,” the multi-millionaire told a crowd in Washington DC on Saturday. “The fight for the right to be free, to be equal.”
Whatever you say, lady.
Madonna once stormed out of a fancy Jerusalem hotel after demanding two entire floors for herself and her entourage, only to spot a non-Madonna approved guest innocently strolling along a corridor. She’s a true egalitarian.
“Let’s march together through this darkness and with each step let it be known that we are not afraid, that we are not alone,” the 58-year-old continued, notwithstanding her previous commitment to solitude.
“And to those detractors who say this march will add up to nothing, f… you.”
It’ll certainly add up to something. Mostly a consolidation of support for Trump. And with that Madonna launched into a rewritten version of a song briefly popular during the first Clinton administration, featuring the new lines “I’m not your bitch”, “Don’t hang your shit on me” and “Donald Trump suck a d..k”.
She’s still got it, and no amount of penicillin can help.
(Continue reading Try It Again.)