Liberals didn’t always hate America’s military. However, the Vietnam War unleashed a previously unheard of hostility on the Left towards anything patriotic or armed forces related.
As usual, “progressives” live in the past. They are still fighting yesterday’s battles and carrying often irrational resentments about “the military industrial complex” over from the 1960s and ‘70s.
This was on display during Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last night.
Just when you thought liberals couldn’t sink any lower or be more brazen in their anti-military attitudes, they were on display at full force on Twitter during the president’s speech, as Derek Hunter notes at The Daily Caller:
Nearly the whole country was moved by the presence of Carryn Owens, widow of slain Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, during President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress.
Nearly, but not all. Some liberals used the emotional moment to attack both the president and the grieving widow.
During the lengthy ovation, Carryn Owens was seen raising her eyes to heaven and sobbing, clearly honored that the president had singled her late husband’s bravery out for praise.
When the hall quieted down, Trump adlibbed that Ryan was watching from heaven, and would be please to have “broken a record” for receiving the longest standing ovation in the history of these addresses.
The Daily Caller collected some of the tweets liberals sent out during this touching moment, and they really are breathtaking. It’s amazing to think that people could witness the same event as millions of their fellow citizens and respond with such nastiness.
These leftist are trying to conceal their anti-military feelings by pretending to care about a fallen U.S. serviceman and his widow. (And actually, some of them don’t even put up that facade; one calls Owen’s widow “an idiot.”)
It is blatantly obvious that they are using the Owens to attack Donald Trump:
My heart goes out to Chief Petty Officer Ryan Owens' widow. But Trump is trash for how handled himself before, during and after the raid.
— Reclaiming My Time (@SheBeShonuff) March 1, 2017
— Adam Overberg (@adamoverberg) March 1, 2017
I feel like he exploited the hell out SEAL widow Carryn Owens. She and her late husband deserve better. #JointAddress
— Angie (@ImAngelia) March 1, 2017
These complaints don’t even make sense.
These concern trolls try “mansplaining” to Mrs. Owens that Trump is “using” her as a “prop” — as if she isn’t a grown woman who is obviously there of her own free will.
Many demanded investigations into the circumstances of Ryan’s death. Remember: these are the same kinds of people who literally laughed off the idea of investigating Benghazi.
At least most of the Democrats in the House felt compelled to join the standing ovation, even just for the sake of propriety. However, two prominent Party operatives — Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Keith Ellison — can be seen remaining firmly in their seats at this particular juncture.
If there is a more graphic depiction of the divide between right and left in America, I can’t think of what it is.
Source: The Daily Caller