Democrats are having a very hard time accepting the reality of the 2016 election. They keep coming up with new schemes to keep Trump from reaching the White House as if the election is still happening. But it’s over.
Even Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett knows this and she is telling her fellow Democrats to accept it.
Valerie Jarrett: ‘The Campaign is Over and Elections Have Consequences’
President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett had some tough words for Democrats fretting about President-elect Donald Trump’s impending presidency.
“Well look, the campaign’s over, and elections have consequences,” she said shortly during a podcast with Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, who asked her to address Americans who were “truly frightened” about the Trump administration.
Jarrett said that it was the Obama team’s job to provide a smooth transition for the upcoming Trump administration. She cited the “professional and amazing way” that the George W. Bush team welcomed them as an example.
“That’s our job now. It’s not to be a Monday morning quarterback on individual selections that the president-elect might make or anticipate what he might do in the future,” she said. “I think we got to give him room to see what he does.”
Who knew Valerie Jarrett would turn out to be one of the reasonable voices of the left?
She’s right, too. The campaign is over.
Democrats need to come to terms with this.