Remember Hillary Clinton's vow during the presidential campaign that when "they go low, we go high"? She was referring to some of the campaign rhetoric being uttered by her opponent, our now President Donald Trump.
Well, apparently many Trump critics — including a sizable number of those who protested Friday or Saturday — have decided to go lower than Trump ever did. Disturbingly low, to be honest.
How else do you explain Madonna's obscenity-laced tirade at the women's march in Washington on Saturday, the same speech in which she talked about thinking "an awful lot about blowing up the White House"?
How else do you explain actress Ashley Judd's vile "rap" at the same march, in which she said of Trump and his daughter Ivanka: “I’m not as nasty as your daughter being your favorite sex symbol.”
Maybe this shouldn't come as any surprise, given the amount of filth that Hollywood distributes throughout the world, both in music and movies. But it still seems way, way over the top.
Unfortunately, their comments overshadowed some of the positive aspects of the women's march in D.C., as well as those in Los Angeles and elsewhere, which all attracted hundreds of thousands of women. There's nothing wrong with peaceful protests, whether they be in support of a particular cause or against the policies of a particular elected official, even the president.
But Madonna and Judd's comments seemed especially distasteful and disrespectful coming just a day after Trump's inauguration. They and other more radical critics apparently did not listen to anything the president said in his inaugural speech, when he vowed to return the power to "you, the people."
"January 20 will be remembered as the day the people of this nation became the rulers again," President Trump said.
The president sees mothers and children trapped in poverty and vows to change that.
He sees "an education system flush with cash" but which leaves our children behind and vows to change that.
He sees a shrinking Middle Class because of the outsourcing of American jobs to foreign countries and vows to change that.
He sees women not paid the same wages as men and vows to change that.
He sees illegal immigrants being granted rights that should only belong to citizens and a border that is wide open and vows to change that.
He sees the threat from radical Islamic terrorists and vows to eradicate it.
He sees leaders who put other countries first and America second and says that is not right and that is not going to be the way it is in his administration. "It's going to be America first," he said.
He sees politicians who are all talk and no action and says "now arrives the hour of action."
When President Trump talks about wanting to make America strong again, wealthy again, proud again and safe again, he is vowing to make America great again. For all men and women.
We're not sure how anyone cannot support that, but by lining up to thwart his efforts his critics are showing their true colors. Unfortunately, they are not red, white and blue.