Dear Leftist Media,

Despite your hysterical obsession with impeaching President Donald Trump, most voters don't care about Russia. They don't care because they know you don't really care. If government integrity truly mattered to you, then you'd have been upset about the Obama administration's lies about Obamacare, its lies about Benghazi, its lifting of sanctions against Iran, its release of dangerous Iranian operatives, its laissez-faire attitude about Iran's development of nuclear weapons and its $400 million payment to Iran.

But you weren't.

Heck, you might even have cared the Obama administration spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to get Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as prime minister of Israel.

But you didn't. So spare us the faux outrage.

Well, OK, some of us do care about Russia — to the extent we're glad communism finally collapsed there. Now if it would just die its long-overdue death in China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Venezuela and various American institutions of higher education.

Speaking of which, academia continues to hurtle off the rails. In The Washington Post this week, two geographers argued that citing scholars who are "white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered" perpetuates a "system of oppression." Silly me: 26 years in academia, and here I thought you cited scholarship because of its content.

Apparently we're supposed to be calling authors, asking their preferred gender, what race/ethnicity they identify with and who/what they have sex with.

In other news, the congressional GOP fumbles the ball on Obamacare — again. When will they learn? We didn't send them there to tweak Obamacare. We sent them there to get rid of it.

Yet they are more afraid of the outrage from the left than they are of betraying their own constituents: Whatever shall we do? It might affect the 2018 election!

Meanwhile, America is in a civil war, but the two sides are fighting on different battlefields. The right is fighting in voting booths and legislative bodies. The left is fighting in academia, the mainstream media and the entertainment industry. The right has masterfully dominated in state and local elections. The left's wheelhouse is national propaganda.

Progressives have assumed all along that this strength would translate to widespread victory. But large swaths of the American public are insulated from their efforts: Nearly 67 percent of Americans don't have a four-year degree, and many don't watch the liberal-dominated media, preferring talk radio, online news aggregators like the Drudge Report and Fox News. This is one of the main reasons the left was so gobsmacked by Hillary Clinton's defeat.

And now to close on the same note as my opening. Dear Disgruntled Lefties: If you think you'll achieve a victory by having Trump impeached and removed, I beg you to think again. Nearly 63 million people voted for him. He won 30 states and took 306 electoral votes. Vladimir Putin's coy ploys notwithstanding, Donald Trump won fair and square.

It's bad enough having to listen to your nonstop tirades. If you overturn an election, you'll have a war on your hands.

Laura Hollis is a University of Notre Dame business and law professor. Her column is distributed by Creators Syndicate. The opinions are the writer’s.

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