“They were never going to let me be president.”
This was 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s delusional reaction to the less her awful, dishonest, and-yet-entitled campaign falling short of the mark.
Who is Clinton’s “they?” Perhaps her deluded “vast right wing conspiracy.” Who knows. It is a fool’s errand to try to rationally analyze the irrational.
Ayn Rand and Robert Louis Stevenson offer a quote combination that best assesses the Left’s post-election reaction.
Ayn Rand: “One can ignore reality, but one cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.”
Robert Louis Stevenson: “Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”
For the Left on Election Night – dinner was served.
Their immediate reaction – was to concoct yet another giant lie.
That Russia’s Vladimir Putin would ignore Clinton’s trading one-quarter of our nation’s uranium for Clinton Foundation millions and huge Bill speaking fees – and nine million other Left acquiescent examples – and somehow bizarrely decide that Republican Donald Trump was the better bet.
And somehow collude with Trump to rig the elections. Never defined is “collusion” – or “rig.” Or anything else remotely tethering this fantasy to Reality. This is the Left responding to delusion – with delusion.
Born was the utterly corrupt Robert Mueller independent counsel investigation. To look into a situation any third-rate district attorney would throw out of his office for lack of evidence.
More than a year later – there remains zero evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. Yet the Mueller Delusion Express shambles on.
Cameron Crowe: “Desperation – it’s the world’s worst cologne.”
The Left – losing entirely on one legal front – decides to open another.
Pee-yew. That desperation is a most unpleasant scent.
The Left does this all the time – about all things.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi: “Eighty-six million middle-class families will see a tax increase while (Republicans) advertise (the tax cut) as a middle-class bill.”
When that turned out to be a lie….
Again, the Left pulls this garbage…all the time. About all things.
When the Trump Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rightly, reasonably decided to undo the Barack Obama Administration’s huge 2015 Internet power grab – executed under the false flag of “Net Neutrality” – the Left went delusional-ly nuts.
Ummm….no, it won’t. The Internet began in the mid-1990s – and subsequently rocketed into all-encompassing amazingness – without any such regulations imposed.
In fact, the Obama regulatory grab was only in place for less than a year. What Trump’s FCC did – was restore the Internet as we have known it for more than two decades.
Again: 20+ years without Net Neutrality regs – about 1 year with. The Internet without Net Neutrality is the overwhelming rule – not the ever-so-fleeting exception.
Another scary sounding lie. In more than two decades, the examples of blocking and throttling can be counted on one hand – and were nigh totally justified under the circumstances in which they took place.
Yet another scary sounding lie. “Fast lanes” – is an intentional misrepresentation of what is actually paid prioritization:
“(T)he examples of private sector ‘paid prioritization’ ‘fast lanes’ – are nigh endless. Let’s examine just one.
“When you send a letter or package – are you limited to one delivery speed? Of course not.
“To chose but one private sector provider at random:
“UPS offers seven different delivery options: UPS Next Day Air Early, UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M., UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 3 Day Select and UPS Ground.
“Heck, the government post office offers five different delivery options – right there on its government website.
“These are all variations of ‘paid prioritization’ ‘fast lanes.’ And no one is demanding the government ban them – because anyone who would do so would look titanically stupid.”
But the Left is demanding a ban on the Internet – because it turns out they don’t mind looking titanically stupid after all:
“(T)he Left wants to have the government…ban ‘paid prioritization’ ‘fast lanes’ on the Internet.
“But again – only for ISPs. For the Big Tech companies, Internet “paid prioritization” “fast lines” – are just fine.
“In fact, there are hundreds of thousands (millions?) of them – and they have for years and years been an intrinsic part of the World Wide Web.
“Behold the Content Delivery Network (CDN): ‘(A) geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to distribute service spatially relative to end-users to provide high availability and high performance….
“‘CDNs are a layer in the internet ecosystem. Content owners such as media companies and e-commerce vendors pay CDN operators to deliver their content to their end users. In turn, a CDN pays ISPs, carriers, and network operators for hosting its servers in their data centers.”
Get all the facets of this particular Leftist lie?
“Fast lanes” – aren’t actually fast lanes. And they are nothing new. They have nigh always been intrinsically woven into the Internet fabric.
And the Left only wants to ban the practice for their political enemies – while allowing their political cronies to continue to build and use them unabated. Enjoy some cronyism with your delusion.
The Left lied – telling us the Internet was being murdered by Trump’s December FCC vote. But we woke up the next day – and the Internet was just fine. And has been every day since.
Well, the FCC vote didn’t mean the deregulation was actually in place. Because the Left was lying to us.
So now, today, the deregulation actually goes into effect.
The exact same thing that happens every time the Left lies to us – and themselves.
We here in Reality see things the Left said would get worse – get better.
And the Left devolves even further into its navel-gazing, angry, delusional despair.
This first appeared in Red State.