In a war battles are won and lost. But a sure way to lose a war is think that because you won a battle, you’ve defeated your enemy completely.
We cannot mistake winning a battle for winning the war.
The 2016 election was a battle.
Granted it was a vicious, long, difficult fight. But it wasn’t the war.
It was just one battle in the war against the Institutional Left.
Republicans are known for claiming victory in the war after winning a single battle.
Let’s be honest. They do it all the time.
When we swept out the Democrats in Congress back in 2010, the Republican House stopped fighting the war because they thought their victory in the midterm battle meant they won.
And what did they do with that midterm victory?
They squandered it.
Obama’s agenda kept marching forward.
And these morons in the Republican party thought it was safe to “reach across the aisle” and “work with Obama.”
The promise to repeal Obamacare faded into the background and then disappeared.
Obama’s push for Amnesty for illegal aliens advanced with Republicans helping.
The people who won the battle in 2010 got bitch-slapped but good.
Republicans get bitch-slapped all the time.
Because they hold the victory parades after winning a battle and completely forget that they’re still fighting the war.
And while they’re slapping themselves on the back and congratulating each other for their win, the Institutional Left is already arming for the next battle.
The Left never gives up.
It never surrenders.
Not in defeat.
And certainly not in victory.
If we look at Donald Trump’s victory as winning the war, we’re going to lose and lose big.
I actually had a reader on Facebook tell me to stop writing about Obama. Stop writing about these Leftist celebrities. Trump won. We don’t need to bother with them anymore.
That’s acting like you’ve won the war when you’ve only won a battle.
Yeah, it’s true. We won.
But the Left hasn’t surrendered. They haven’t conceded anything.
Just look at what happened after November 8.
Trump’s victory wasn’t even 24-hours old and the Left was already fighting back.
They rioted in the streets, began threatening Electors and demanding recounts.
They are doing everything they can to delegitimize Donald Trump’s victory.
And what’s Obama planning for this week?
He’s going to be huddling with Congressional Democrats planning the counterattack to defend Obamacare.
When your adversary is the Institutional Left, you can never rest on your laurels.
Does anyone really believe that on January 20, Barack Obama is going to fade quietly into the background — content to lead a life of obscurity?
Are we really foolish enough to think that Hollywood celebrities will toss up their hands in defeat and head back to their Malibu estates?
Will the Enslaved Press accept Trump’s presidency and return to objectively reporting the news?
Are colleges and universities going to simply lie down and stop preparing the next generation of radical Leftists hell-bent on turning this Republic into a socialist state?
Who here thinks George Soros is going to throw up his hands and say, “Vell, ve’ve given it our best. I von’t give anymore more of my billions to ze Leftist causes.”
Does anyone really believe the Left will disarm itself of political correctness and its virulent hatred of America?
If after the battle of Midway, the US packed up and left the war in the Pacific, Japan would have regrouped, come back twice as hard and won.
And as satisfying as it may be to chant ”Nanny-nanny boo boo” over beating the snot out of the Left in November, we cannot mistake victory in this battle with winning the war.
Trump has an ambitious agenda. And let’s be honest with ourselves. It won’t just be the Democrats who try and block him. Many Republicans will try as well.
Too many Republicans are all too willing to surrender even in victory.
So much so that the Democrats have come to expect it.
Consider what the current chair of the DNC said just this past Sunday.
Donna Brazile told ABC’s This Week that Trump “has an enormous opportunity, as every president in the first 100 days, to show that he is eager to find common ground, to meet with Democrats.” [hat tip Real Clear Politics]
Obama didn’t look for common ground with the Republicans, did he?
No. He simply told them, “I won.”
But Democrats always expect victorious Republicans to “reach out” to them. They always expect concessions from the winner.
Sadly, too many Republicans — wanting to be seen as the nice guys who can “reach across the aisle” – happily oblige them.
Our fight is just beginning, you guys.
Yes, we won a major victory in a long-fought battle. But the war rages on.
And if we let down our guard – if we decide we don’t need to bother fighting the Institutional Left – they will rally and come back stronger and more prepared to take us down.
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