Federalist Alexander Hamilton is known for many things. His contributions to the Federalist Papers were some of the strongest. Even his death is a thing of lore. Then, of course, there’s the Broadway hit of his namesake. But what many don’t know is that he was also a fortune teller.
Okay, so technically he wasn’t really a fortune teller, but he seems to have been very prescient in the way he analyzed potential problems within government. One of his “predictions” was Trump Derangement Syndrome and one of the unfortunate side-effects – hating the messenger instead of the message. There are plenty of things that could make anyone, from leftist to conservative, quite upset. But those who are fair realize there have been some great things that have also happened during his short time as President. One needs only look at the state of the economy to realize he’s doing something right compared to his predecessor.
Here’s the quote from Hamilton that characterizes TDS perfectly:
“Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.”
If President Obama had called for a border wall, he would get bipartisan support. But he didn’t. President Trump did. That makes it anathema in the eyes of leftists.
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