With just under a month until Donald Trump's inauguration, many liberals have ratcheted up the hyperbole to the point of derangement. The New York Times editorial board has called for the abolition of the Electoral College, dismissing it as nothing more than an artifact of slavery. This came on the heels of a video from Hollywood celebrities pleading with Republican electors to select somebody other than Trump—and arguing that the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton especially, would want them to do precisely that. Keith Olbermann, the former ESPN and MSNBC commentator, has started a webcast for GQ, subtly titled The Resistance, where he talks darkly about the end of the country as we know it. Paul Krugman—the Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist—tweeted just the other day: Thought: There was (rightly) a cloud of illegitimacy over Bush, dispelled (wrongly) by 9/11. Creates some interesting incentives for Trump.
Excuse-seeking by the Left has long been the ideology's reason to even exist, for unreason lay at its heart from its very birth.