You’re kidding me, right? President Trump signs a lard-infested spending bill and suddenly all is lost?
Wow. I haven’t seen this level of whining, complaining and defeatism since the NeverTrump movement during the election.
I referred to those grumpy uglies as Team Eeyore.
Team Eeyore spent the summer and fall of 2016 pouting and complaining that all was lost. Hillary was going to win in a landslide and it was all our fault for nominating Donald Trump.
And when Hillary won – and trust them, she was going to win — those on Team Eeyore were never going to forgive us. It was going to be our fault, not their fault that Hillary was President.
In August of 2016, in my column A Bad Case of the Grumpy Uglies, I wrote:
Whenever Trump supporters have reason to celebrate, the #NeverTrumpers mope in, drop their pants and shit on the cake.
They can’t help themselves.
Team Eeyore has got a case of the Grumpy Uglies.
If you point out polling that shows Hillary’s lead has all but evaporated, in come the #NeverTrumpers dragging their soaking wet blanket behind them.
“Trump’s already lost this. His campaign is in shambles.”
“Hillary’s gonna win in a landslide. Trump’s campaign is a joke.”
Is their blood-sugar low?
Do they need a Snicker’s Bar?!
The only time I see them brimming with excitement is when Hillary is doing well in the polls.
Do they want Trump to lose?
Yes! They do!
Now, I know you guys are pissed over Trump signing that crap-pile Omnibus bill. I’m pissed too.
But in the last day, I’ve watched so many Trump supporters jettison Team Deplorable to huffily join Team Eeyore.
Did you all start eating soy?
What’s wrong with you?
For the entire duration of the election, the Enslaved Press tried to dispirit Trump voters. And they couldn’t do it.
Team Eeyore tried to dispirit Trump voters. And they failed.
The Democrats in Congress, the Obama FBI and DOJ tried to destroy our President, and they failed.
Now some of you seem hell-bent on dispiriting yourselves and destroying the MAGA movement — all because of this Omnibus billl.
”Oh, it’s over. We’re going to lose the midterms. Trump is a one-term President and he’s going to be impeached. We might as well stay home in November.”
Suck it up, buttercup!
For crying out loud. Get a backbone.
How can you expect the MAGA Movement to prevail if you give up this easily?
We’re Team Deplorable, not Team Eeyore.
If you want to give up after one set-back, go join Bill Kristol on his next NeverTrump cruise.
But if you’re a Deplorable, act like one.
That doesn’t mean you can’t be frustrated or angry over Trump signing this Omnibus bill. We’re not blind sheep or mindless drones after all.
It’s irritating that the only way we could get defense spending increases and border enforcement increases was to let the Democrats lard up this bill.
And we have reason to hate the disgusting way the Republicans let the Democrats lead them by the nose.
But we’re Team Deplorable, not Team Eeyore. We don’t let one let-down derail us.
That’s what the Surrender Party does.
And how the hell can we vote out the Surrender Party from Congress if we surrender just like them?
It took decades for the swamp to fill.
And it may very well take decades to drain it.
Those who are joining Team Eeyore seem to think it would all be drained by now. And President Trump signing this crap-pile bill is all the proof they need to say he isn’t going to drain it. So they’ve given up.
In other words, they’re doing exactly what the NeverTrump people did during the election. They knew Hillary would win. And they knew it was Trump’s fault that Hillary would win.
How’d that work out for them? Did Hillary win?
Team Deplorable aren’t fair-weather fans who bail at the first loss.
It’s “Make America Great Again” — not “Make America Great Again … unless it gets hard, then never mind.”
After what we’ve put up with over the last couple years, we should be made of tougher stuff than Team Eeyore.
Remember we defied all the “smart people” in 2016. We refused to let them dispirit us or knock us off course.
In early January 2017, in a column titled Don’t mistake winning a battle for winning the war, I cautioned Team Deplorable of the fights we had in front of us:
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.
We on Team Deplorable have to keep pushing forward. Yes, we will win some battles — and we have. And, sadly, we will lose some battles.
But the war to restore this Republic rages on.
We can’t throw up our hands, sign on to Team Eeyore and simply surrender.
The ONLY thing that affects voter turnout is YOU.
Get off your ass and vote in November, otherwise STFU if Dems take the House.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 23, 2018
Obama and the Dems had the WH, House, and Senate, yet never gave the left gun control.
Their base didn’t abandon them.
Shame on many on the right for running and abandoning Trump at the first bump in the road after 14 months of wins.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 23, 2018
I couldn’t have said it better.
We’re not Team Eeyore.
We’re Team Deplorable.
The solution here isn’t to abandon the MAGA movement and crawl into a hole and give up.
You think I like watching Chuck and Nancy take a victory lap? I hate it.
But here’s the little secret about the Democrats. They make their biggest mistakes when they’re cocky and arrogant.
Now isn’t the time to throw up our hands and give up.
Instead, now is the time to fight even harder – to make Nancy and Chuck choke on their arrogant bragging. We can make sure those words curdle in their mouths like month-old milk.
We’re on the right side here. And the only way for us to lose is if we surrender.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not willing to surrender this country, our Constitution and our Freedoms just because we lost one battle.
We have an enemy that hates America and wants to destroy it from within.
And the only way to defeat them is to never give up, never surrender — and never stop being the Deplorable fighters we are.
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