The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking wolves are attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf.
It's analogous to how leftists have portrayed GOP presidential candidates in the 21st century. George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney were all labeled as cold, heartless, out-of-touch with the common man, etc.
Now we have President Donald Trump.
One could argue that Trump personifies a lot of what leftists have claimed about all the Republican POTUS candidates since 2000. Leftists are as unhinged as ever and will shout you down at every turn unless you are in 100% agreement that Trump is unfit. Again, the left may be correct in that assessment. But since they have been coming across as frothing kooks when referencing Republicans for the entirety of this new millennia, they're not taken at all seriously now. This is especially in light of their using the words of Bush, McCain and Romney (all of whom leftists dubbed evil incarnate at one time or another) to attack Trump.
The bottom line, leftists, is all this revisionist history can't cover up the fact that what you now bellow about Trump (however legit those sentiments may be) is what you said about those who now have your "strange new respect." So forgive us if we dismiss this latest shrieking as little more than the proverbial cries of "WOLF!"