The progressive movement is totalitarian. It took a huge hit in November right on the eve of permanent victory. Obama, by his unconstitutional Executive actions and his weaponization of the regulatory bureaucracies — and supported between John Roberts and the activist progressive wing of the Supreme Court — had taken this nation past the brink of a Constitutional crisis. All that remained was for Hillary to push it to the point of no return. And going forward, if Trump fails, the progs well know that they will still have that opportunity.
As an originalist law professor opined today, “I can’t help but wonder whether the many millions who voted for President-elect Trump also understood what the legal academy had all but forgotten, that what was at stake in the past election was nothing less than the rule of law and self-government itself.” He’s dead on point.
Had Hildabeast been elected, all of Obama’s acts would have been validated. Progressives would have attained dominance in America that would outlast our lifetimes, given the changes they would have de facto made to our laws and what little remains of our Constitutional system of checks and balances. Congress would have been an afterthought, with progressives ruling through the bureaucracy, by Executive Orders and through the Courts. Ever more taxpayer money would have been funneled to cronies, laundered through Democrat organizations such as public sector unions and Planned Parenthood, and sent to the EU for “global warming,” the biggest socialist gambit / theft ever conceived. The Supreme Court, once in solid control of the progressive left for decades to come, would have reliably rendered political decisions to advance progressive goals. Conservatives and the religious would have been fully pushed out of the public square, their voices effectively silenced. So to say that we dodged a bullet a little over a week ago is the mother of all understatements.