I have had a feeling developing the last few weeks, a feeling that the left is approaching a tipping point.
We may be reaching a time when the nation tires of the daily protests, the acid rhetoric and outhouse vocabulary, the scowling faces, the outrageous hyperbole, the unsubstantiated accusations, and the totally classless and out of touch remarks directed at the weeping widow of a war hero are starting to become empty and somewhat disgusting to Americans who want to see our nation begin the long journey back to stability and booming prosperity.
I probably wouldn't have watched the Academy Awards anyway, even if I hadn't known it would be such a partisan political affair. I hadn't seen any of the pictures and am not familiar with most of the nominated actors, but after seeing excerpts of Meryl Streep's rant on the Golden Globe Awards I wasn't about to expose myself to “Hollywood's Hillary Loss Hysteria.”
Some of the Democrats in Congress seem willing to throw the baby out with the bath water rather than work with the president who had the audacity to spoil the coronation of their rock star.
The stage was set, the Democrats were so sure Hillary was going to win and continue the Obama march toward single payer health care, more power for the teachers unions, the packing of the Supreme Court and all the other socialist bits and pieces of the Obama agenda. They had the fireworks in place and the champagne on ice.
The packing of the court would have ensured that the Democrats had a safety valve for whatever legislation they couldn't get through Congress, and when the blue wall started falling and they had to begin facing the cold hard fact that despite the support of the beautiful people, the fawning advocacy of the media, the polls, the pundits and even Oprah Winfrey, the ordinary people they had turned their backs on in the take for granted, Democrat strongholds were rebelling and voting for an outsider, a rash, outspoken critic of everything they stood for, whose vision of America pointed some 180 degrees away from theirs, a man with the nerve to bash the media and use his twitter account to reach the American people directly.
They've never gotten over it, and some of them probably never will. But unless I'm reading the situation terribly wrong, I believe some of the cooler heads in the party are starting to decipher the handwriting on the wall.
We all heard the president's speech the other night, and I must say that I was surprised at the degree with which he seemed to be reaching across the aisle, even conciliatory to a degree I had never heard. Trump was still rock solid on most of his campaign promises but seemingly open to finding common ground to attack America’s myriad problems.
Chuck Schumer, of course, heard it differently, and in a diatribe resembling a grandfather confused by the complexities of some new technology he refuses to try to understand, stuck to his hard line that there is no good, no sanity and no future in anything President Trump proposes.
America never heard Schumer and the rest of his cohorts questioning Obama's health care plan, a little piece of socialism that was obviously designed to fail and bring about a single payer plan and putting a government that can't find it's posterior with both hands in charge of one sixth of the American economy, not to mention red tape laden bureaucrats dispensing medical care.
Yes, Mr. Schumer picks his battles along party lines.
And I'm beginning to see a slight awakening of the American public who liked what they heard Donald Trump say to Congress.
They want the infrastructure shored up; they want the military strong; they want to see American companies bring their offshore money back here and invest it in job producing businesses; they want tax relief; they want the criminals here illegally rounded up and deported; and they truly want to see America great again.
And Nancy Pelosi and her prissy little white dress brigade of thumbs-downers fly in the face of all that.
Bill Maher and Michael Moore and a few others stepped way over the line when they accused Carryn Owens of allowing herself to be used for political purposes or otherwise disrespected in a most poignant moment that touched the collective heart of America, further alienating and disgusting ordinary people and helping those straddling the fence decide which side they wanted to get off on.
Yea, there's something happening here, something that, if President Trump is able to bring to fruition, the jobs, the stability, the strong military, the robust economy and inner city social changes he spoke about, is going to make Schumer's remarks seem inane and as out of touch as last year's newspaper.
It’s time for unity, time for both sides to put the knives away, stop playing “gotcha,” put America first for a change, and find sensible common ground.
Think about it this way, if Trump is as inept and as off the wall as his critics say, he will fall on his rump. If he is right, and the things he wants to do work, then America wins big.
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
What do you think?
Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.