Well, well, well. Corporate America seems to have put a bee in the bonnets of several of our right wing brothers and sisters. The Super Bowl produced one ad after another taking swipes at fake president Donald Trump and his worshipers. From Budweiser to 84 Lumber to Air BnB, they presented an America which the Right is trying furiously to roll back. And the results have been predictable: BOYCOTT!!
When Trump eked out an Electoral College victory, the Right began calling us "snowflakes" for our reaction to said result. But let's take a look at who the real snowflakes are.
On our side, we've mobilized millions of people both at home and abroad to stand against this illegitimate regime. Thousands of people march every weekend, keeping up the pressure. We've already had some successes: forcing Jason Chaffetz to withdraw a bill selling off public lands, and making GOP Congressmembers run scared about repealing the Affordable Care Act. The Trump regime is only a couple of weeks old, and has already engendered the type of resistance which takes years to create otherwise.
Meanwhile, our opponents are filled with futile rage that their votes didn't usher in a cowed populace. From the reports of Trump apoplectic that he can't "enjoy" the White House due to the media finally doing its job and holding him to account, to his spokespeople inventing massacres out of whole cloth, this is an administration whose wheels have not only come off, but were never on very securely to begin with.
And then you have Trump supporters. Let's compare boycotts, shall we? Our side boycotted outlets which sold Trump merchandise and companies which advertised on Breitbart, consigliere Steve Bannon's outfit. The result? Stores are dropping Trump products, and over 800 companies have pulled ads from Breitbart. Meanwhile, Trumpkins are boycotting Starbucks and Budweiser. How's that working out?
The fact is this: Now that they have power, our opponents are still wracked with impotence. They see politics as a zero-sum game: You win the election, you get to do whatever you want. They've forgotten that they stymied Barack Obama for eight years from doing everything he wanted to do. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, they cry foul, and kick and scream like any naughty 4-year-old.
Democracy belongs to whomever shows up. For far too long the Left didn't show up, or showed up only occasionally. Now that the Republic's very existence is on the line, the Left has risen in a groundswell of opposition. Rather than snowflakes, we're an avalanche, a Nor'easter, a typhoon. Meanwhile, the Right is now looking for "safe spaces". (TrumpSingles, anyone?) It's a joy to behold.
The key is to keep this up for the next 2 years, until congressional and local elections, and build an infrastructure to retake the country. Drum circles won't cut it; only concerted political action will. And the Right, which was so adept at opposition, will now feel what it's like when all decisions and their outcomes are theirs alone to own.
As the old adage says: Be careful what you wish for.