I would like to start off with a sarcastic humorous note inspired by conservative commentator, Bill Whittle. So a wildly despised loudmouth narcissistic blowhard ran in the recently concluded US elections. Although this candidate said a lot of things and promises during the campaign the truth is that this candidate does not really subscribe to anything but personal ambition and gain. This candidate jets around hobnobbing with rich corporate fat cats from New York and other places. The thought of this egomaniac sitting behind the desk of the President of the United States of America is truly revolting. But enough about Hillary Clinton, it is time to talk about the winner of that election, Donald J. Trump, and why he won despite the odds being so stacked up against him.
Of course the simple answer to the question of why Trump won is that Trump’s victory was a big F U by the American electorate to the establishment – the Democrats, the Republicans, the elite and even the mainstream media. It was never really about racism or sexism that clueless arrogant liberals would like to paint it as. The American electorate has simply had enough of the failed policies of the ruling class. They wanted change that would provide jobs and turn around the economy. It was not really about Clinton’s email fiasco or Trump’s disgusting “locker room talk”. Being an agent of change is a very tough sell that Clinton tried to peddle given the fact that she was a poster child of the establishment and the ruling class. Trump simply offered a more believable message that he is more capable of improving the country’s economy with better trade deals and good business acumen. The American electorate thus gave the presidency to Trump.
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Now, I suppose it is unfair of me to simply trash-talk liberals and twist the knife at their loss. Sure there are some liberals sensible enough to realize their mistakes. Take, for instance, famous independent film director Michael Moore. He suggested that Democrats have been in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to their fellow Americans and their despair. In his prediction on what will happen in the election, he went on to say:
“YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. … Trump’s victory is no surprise. He was never a joke. Treating him as one only strengthened him. … On Nov. 8, the dispossessed will walk into the voting booth … and put a big f—ing X in the box next to the name of the man who has threatened to upend and overturn the very system that ruined their lives: Donald J. Trump.”
Moore, of course, was proven right. The hard-working people have gone tired of supporting millions of people who are abusing the system. For instance, Obamacare – a healthcare system that penalizes productive people with astronomical insurance bills so that other people can get free healthcare has become too much to bear. The news that the cost of Obamacare would go up next year across the country, even with an increase of around 116% in Arizona, perhaps became the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Sure, it is important to help the poor but to force people to do so through punitive taxation in the spirit of wealth re-distribution is anathema to the still prevailing American values of freedom and personal responsibility. Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace Obamacare and that was something that many Americans wanted. The Democrats and the idealistic liberals were simply either clueless about the people’s sentiments or they were just too arrogant to acknowledge the failure of their healthcare system utopia. (Or perhaps even both.)
Another factor that perhaps contributed to the Clinton campaign’s demise was the repudiation of years of arrogance by the liberals who think of simple faithful hard-working folks especially in the rust belt and heartland states as stupid ignorant people who are merely clinging to their guns and religion. I was even taken aback yesterday when I saw a Facebook picture post from a liberal who seem to be continuously belittling the people of the states that voted for Trump instead of reflecting on what mistakes they might have committed. It is unfortunate that some people who purport to be the paragon of virtue, inclusiveness, compassion, respect and tolerance are the ones who cannot respect the views and sentiments of people who hold beliefs different from theirs. Even after the elections, many of these liberals have taken to the streets, disrupted people’s lives, even inciting and engaging in violence, as well as destruction of property just because they did not get the result they were hoping for.
Lastly, the people simply grew tired of the pontification that if one doesn’t subscribe to the liberal dogma of open borders, environmentalism, secularism (or perhaps atheism), political correctness, etc. then one is a dumb bigot. Dr. Steve Rualo, a high school classmate of mine, offered perhaps the best summation of the people’s repudiation of the liberal scheme. He said:
After a hard-fought battle, Hillary Clinton showed grace and class by calling on her supporters to accept the result of the election telling them that everyone owes Donald Trump an open mind and to give him a chance to lead. I just hope that the anti-Trump folks would heed Hillary’s call and work with the new administration for the good of the country (and perhaps even the whole world).
(Image taken from Politicspa.com)
Calling a spade, a spade…