Updated: Sep 29, 2020
An interesting thought occurred to me as I was talking to a friend whom I used to talk politics with all the time.
I remember vividly a conversation that we had where I lamented the left's almost militant push towards their progressive agenda. I said that they were going to push the right to a point where they would no longer be nice/kind/respectful, but rather that they (the left) would provoke a fight, and hence a fighter.
Fast forward 22 years and you see that happening now. The left's continued pushing of their progressive agenda on the country has driven the right to "adopt" the same militant attitude and political tactics used be the left for years.
Reagan was stately and Presidential. He was lampooned by the left/media as too tough.
Bush I was one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet on this Earth. He was caricatured as an idiot and one who stood in the way of "real progress."
Bush II was one of the most humble men on Earth given his position, he was truly compassionate and wanted to bridge the gap between the two parties desperately. The leftist assault on him was just mind blowing.
So the right finally said, "Ok, if we can't be stately, and we can't be nice, and we can't be kind, then you've left us no choice but to fight." And so, the first guy that came around looking like a fighter got elected, and boy is he a fighter.
So when the left says that the right has lost their moral moorings and is engaging in "dirty politics" and "ram your agenda through," remember that it was their doing so that led to this outcome. When you feel your voice is being diminished no matter how stately, humble, or kind you might be, and you feel like your opinion/perspective is being pushed off the table, you eventually say enough is enough and fight back.
And that my friends, is how you ended up with Donald J. Trump as your President. If guys like Bush II had worked, there would have been no room for, need for, or way in he(double hockey sticks) that DJT would have been elected. It's a case of reaping what you sow.