There is something extremely disturbing happening in politics. The movement toward the extremes is happening on both sides of the aisle, but more noticeably and demonstrably on the Left. What has been labeled “the resistance,” on the Left, has caused more than just opposition to conservative policies. In fact, EVERYTHING is being viciously opposed by the Left, for better or for worse.
Criminal Justice Reform
This week, President Trump was set to meet with, among others, rapper Meek Mill during a symposium on criminal justice reform. Meek Mill has been part of a growing movement pushing for reforming prisons, sentences, and addressing cases of individuals being incarcerated due to crimes that are no longer against the law (ie. marijuana). With the Trump administration’s willingness to explore reforms within the criminal justice system, activists like Meek Mill finally had an excellent opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions during the symposium.
Not on Jay-Z’s watch, though. According to TMZ, before Meek Mill could attend the meeting, he was reminded of his “place” in the resistance, and kindly implored not to attend the White House symposium:
“I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House to help shed light on the issues within the system. Unfortunately, the focus turned to the President and Myself which concerned me that it might take away from creating a positive result from today’s discussions. As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantly I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system.”
What a load of crap. Meek Mill’s leftist-elite buddy, Mr. Jay-Z, put pressure on him, which was designed to guilt and scare him away from meeting with the President to stump for an issue he feels strongly about. I don’t know about you, but if I had an opportunity to plead my case in front of the President, I would take it. Most individuals would maximize that opportunity… Not those in “the resistance,” though.
Leftist Obstructionism Rules the Day
The marching orders are simple, for those who are Left of center, or who otherwise hate Donald Trump. They read: Resist, Resist, and Resist. Regardless of the policies the President or his administration are pushing. Regardless of the effects on real Americans, and the amount of public support aligning behind it.
The Meek Mill situation, in particular, is very telling. Who would use the fact that Meek would be meeting with Trump to “take away from creating a positive result?” The biased mainstream media is exactly who would engage in that sort of disgusting negative coverage. The liberal media will always characterize a black man meeting with Trump as a mere “photo-op” or a “publicity stunt” born purely out of the President’s show business-like tactics he uses to try to build support. And for the black man, in this case Meek Mill, he will be raked over the coals and possibly even expelled from his community for going over to the “dark side,” a la Kanye West.
Make America Partisan Again
As our parties continue to grow further and further apart ideologically, coming together to work on areas where we actually agree is becoming nearly impossible. Folks don’t want to appear as though they are forsaking their team, in order to placate the other side. Likewise, each side is ready to rain Hellfire down on those who cross “enemy lines” in order to move forward on issues Americans want to see resolved. This is troubling for our Democracy, going forward. Obstructionism, by the Left, is holding up this current administration, and stifling its ability to truly make our country great again.