Many in the conservative establishment, those to whom we attribute intellectual savvy, let us down. Their deceit could have resulted in an American tragedy: Hillary might have been elected president.
Donald Trump’s win came from the working class, those long ignored who astutely recognized value in Donald Trump. For Hillary, it was only the elite who counted. She ignored the ones who voted for Trump while he spoke to them in ways that no one else did. His was a compelling lone voice that called out to enough Americans who made him president.
Trump is strident, willing to talk truth, a refreshing approach that leaves political doublespeak behind. Not one among the seasoned 16 Republican nominees could compete against this bold non-establishment billionaire. No one could.
Trump rejects political correctness. He wants illegal immigration squashed and borders with integrity. He sees Western Europe’s steady Islamization as disastrous and declares it untenable for America. He wants lower corporate taxes and deregulation.
These are sane objectives worth promoting.
So why were so many establishment Republicans oppositional to Trump after sweeping the primaries? People like Romney, Kasich, Graham, Kristol along with assorted neocons heaping condemnation on Trump. It was the Bush family whose dismissal of Trump encompassed their willingness to abandon conservatism for Hillary. Jeb lost his bid for the nomination fair and square. The Bush’s retreated to the enemy and in so doing, became the enemy, their dynasty trashed. Ryan and McConnell ambivalent then dismissive believed he didn’t have a chance, rejecting the only candidate who could save America.
The conservative establishment lost their principles crossing over to politically correct dogma. Our expectations exceeded what these individuals could deliver.
Those in the political establishment perceived Trump as a man with the wrong temperament to be president. They were mistaken.
He is exactly the man America needs now.
They rejected change preferring to keep their country on the same disastrous trajectory. Dismissing Trump ensured their support for Hillary which should have been unthinkable. But the non-Trumpers were outspoken and relentless.
Meanwhile, Trump, the much denigrated truth-teller, shrewdly embraced the working class, recognizing their importance, that this demographic mattered, and it did!
They went out and made Trump their president and with that the insufferable ruling class was summarily dismissed while Republican house and senate seats, governorships, state legislatures all increased. Despite the pollsters’ odds, Republicans gained seats but only because of Trump. Obama’s ‘transformation’ repudiated.
Less educated white citizens revealed their savvy and discrimination. Those on the east and west coasts voted for Hillary despite her criminality and amoral behavior. Their sensibilities dulled by ideology and poor judgment.
California alone, illegals included, gave Hillary her purported popular vote advantage. The electoral college evened the playing field as intended by our founding fathers to ensure fair representation across our great country. California though heavily populated, could not represent all of America.
Many ‘urbane-intelligent’ voted for a calculated criminal with no stated agenda other than a continuation of Obama’s dangerous policies.
And who is Obama? Do any of us know? His black skin concealed his identity. We know he received his free education under a foreign student exemption with sealed college records and a life no one knows about. His wife and kids unknown too. He began his first term apologizing for American exceptionalism. He hated our cops, gutted our military and despised Israel. He incited racism with a curious love for Islam, while the Jihadist among them committed egregious acts of global terror but to Obama, Muslims helped build this country? and he was serious. Congress grew silent, sidelined even when Republicans dominated – a feckless white guilt veneer that obscured truth. They lost their principles subsumed in Obamaism. Impeachment? Not a chance.
Are the intelligent really intelligent? Those from whom we should have expected more revealed poor judgment while the uncommon ‘common’ people handed over our country to a new leader, Donald Trump.
Knowledge and education doesn’t necessarily confer common sense. Those who have it are fortunate because it enables them to see things as they are.
Those who don’t put their own needs before their country. Personal comfort placed before national debt and the threat of Islamic Jihad. They supported a party that did not impede their ability to thrive. The rest inconsequential.
Is this what happens to citizenry when their patriotism erodes replaced by narcissistic indulgence, a ‘me’ prerogative?
Obamacare didn’t impact the elite nor did lack of jobs. They welcomed Muslim immigration as if Islamic Jihad was nothing much to fear. Gated communities secured their safety. An economic divide fed by smug arrogance.
Such conclusions shallow, lacking common sense.
But it was our first and second amendments, our constitutional integrity and supreme court justice picks that were at stake. Those who understood confounded by those who did not. There was no discussion, like the carefully parsed discourse in our universities producing snowflake-sensitive milksops with little tolerance for the barbs of life.
Scary robotic views threatening us all.
Yet many are appalled that Trump prevailed? Their unbounded hubris revealed with bodyguard protected electoral voters whose lives were threatened, selective recounts that worked to Trump’s advantage anyway, purported Russian cyber interference in our election with no basis in fact, accusations of fake news but only against non-liberal news. No charges lodged against MSNBC, CNN, and others within the liberal media. Attempts to stifle conservative alternative opinions lest we become brainwashed by unsanctioned thoughts.
That’s where we were headed. Is that a place any of us would want to be?
The courageous far-right leader of the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, knows first hand where that leads.
But here’s what matters too. Europe recently sustained a Nice-like vehicular terror attack in Berlin committed by a Tunisian Muslim, Anis Amri, at a busy Christmas market. Twelve were killed and dozens injured. European terror attacks have become commonplace due to uncontrolled EU dictated immigration. European outrage has grown directed at their feckless leaders and insane immigration policy that invites enemies in.
For the record, German authorities identified Amri as a threat. He was scheduled for deportation. It didn’t happen in time.
Brexit signaled the British people’s desire to exit the EU and reassert their sovereignty. It seems Donald Trump’s presidency is viewed as another timely development with favorable global ramifications for western civilization. Americans rejected status quo by electing a man whose view of Muslim immigration embodies no tolerance for those who threaten our homeland, and just in the nick of time. The days of Islamic terror denial are coming to an end.
Conservative Islam-critical leaders are growing in popularity in Europe along with pro-Trump sympathies. Trump infuses not only Americans with hope but those in other countries where new policies and leaders are needed. They see his presidential win as a hoped for contagious jolt of optimism leading to change.
Europeans know what happens when mad leaders impose mayhem.
Those who bemoan Trump’s leadership will have to tough it out. This is a tipping point moment where people are demanding in-touch sane sensibilities from their leaders.
Those conservatives who fought hard against the very idea of Trump should probably never be trusted again. Fear of change, holding grudges or compromising one’s principles could never be acceptable reasons for selling out one’s country.