Probably others have already noticed this, but it suddenly flashed on me that the transnational elites’ response to the successful “Leave” vote for Brexit is precisely the same as the #NeverTrumps’ endless temper tantrums about the fact that the wrong man won. When push comes to shove, the sophisticates, whether in the EU, the Progressive Left, or the GOP, believe in democracy only when they win. Otherwise, it’s “You’re stupid and I’m not going to play with you and I’m taking my marbles and I hope you die or that the bully beats you up because you’re stupid!” Or, as The Razor says,
Some things are too important to put to a vote when that some thing is your pet project. Democracy doesn’t work when votes are cast and you lose. The meltdown of the progressive transnational elite isn’t surprising to those of us who have raised kids. It’s nothing more than a toddler laying down in the aisle of the grocery store to have a fit when you refuse to buy him a breakfast cereal sugar-bomb, just those freaking out are much older, better dressed and speak with pleasant accents. Many of these people truly believe that they know better than others, and they cannot believe that the ignorant masses ignored them to do the opposite.
The Razor is referring to the post-Brexit meltdown amongst the “Remain” supporters, but what he says applies as well to those who insist that they will not vote for Trump because their principles are so important that they’d rather see Hillary turn the Supreme Court into a Progressive playground; seize Americans’ guns; continue Obama’s refusal to acknowledge that there’s a cancer in Islam that needs to be excised before it kills us; leave us with an open, unsecured southern border; accelerate amnesty to create a permanent Progressive voting base; turn the White House into a pay-for-play scheme the likes of which no one — not even her husband — contemplated; and at all times be vulnerable to blackmail by multifarious actors such as Russian, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and anyone else who wants to have a behind-the-scenes role in American politics.
When Hillary’s had her day in America, the same principles that allowed sore losers to take a stand against Trump are going to be cold comfort to them and to the rest of us.