Well, now it’s official. Donald J Trump is President-elect Donald J Trump.
This is powerful stuff. So powerful in fact that I believe we are living in momentous times. If I may be so bold, I truly believe that the entire election from the announcement to the primaries to the nomination to the actual election itself was providential.
Now I realize how hurtful and even scandalous these words may sound, especially given the garrulousness and obnoxiousness of the President-elect. He is no choirboy. He never was.
But the fact that he won and that his opponents are as driven to distraction if not outright rage means that there is more at play here than simple politics. The inability of the Left to concede their flaws, their missteps, and their miscalculations to this very day means that God’s grace has departed from their midst. They are in a vicious cycle of anger and bitterness and unless they repent, they will never be able to break out of this cycle.
So far, the auguries don’t look encouraging. Instead of owning up to their defects (and the defects of their candidate), they are now blaming Russia for their loss. Worse, they are goading the incumbent president to issue even more bellicose statements. And to what end? To actually start a war? A war that we could very well wind up losing? A war that could very well wipe out humanity?
Instead, they should google a map called “The Clinton Archipelago.” It looks like some scattered islands. But it’s not. It’s the United States and all the counties that Hillary carried.
It paints a dire picture for the future of the Democratic Party. One could easily travel from Washington State to Florida without crossing one county, one city or one state that went for Hillary. That’s not a good thing. It’s been said that you can’t rule a country that you’ve never been to. I’d say that was Hillary’s problem. But it’s also any future Democrat’s problem.
In his challenge to unseat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio said as much. “We Democrats” he said, “are no longer a national party.” And instead of proving him wrong, they overwhelmingly voted for the failure that is Pelosi again.
It’s not that Progressives are stupid. Turn on Morning Joe any day of the weak and you’ll see some hard-hitting analysis about what’s wrong with the Democratic Party, where they went wrong. The host, Joe Scarborough, asked Jake Tapper one morning: “What have the Democrats done to so alienate the people?” He gave the statistics: close to one thousand legislative offices lost and dozens of governorships since Obama took office. The elections of 2010, 2014 and 2016 were nothing less than bloodbaths. A foreign observer would be forgiven for thinking that Obama was a covert GOP operative placed in power for the express purpose of hollowing out the Democratic Party from within.
The trouble is, Joe Scarborough is a Republican and conservative. As far as the cable and broadcast media, Morning Joe is about the only place you could go to see Democrats talking honestly about where they went wrong. For more in-depth (and saltier) analysis you have to go to YouTube to see more honest Liberals try to come to grips with what happened to them. (I recommend The Jimmy Dore Show for some really powerful punches.)
The litany of failure is truly horrible to behold. As Scarborough pointed out, not only does the GOP control most of the Statehouses but they have a solid majority of State delegations in the Congress. Even if 37 faithless Electors turned on Trump yesterday he still would have won because of the overwhelming control which the GOP has in the House of Representatives.
All the above didn’t happen because the Republicans are clean-living; they were just lucky in their enemies. Through their venality, their stupidity and their corruption, the Democrats made it happen.
So now, the Rogue won. And boy does it feel good. And you know what? It’s going to go on feeling good. You wanna know why? Besides launching the greatest upset in American history, Trump took the rule book, the one which guided the careers of pundits and staffers and consultants –all those who make up the DC mandarinate–and tore it to shreds. Trump broke the rice bowls of the Mike Murphys and James Carvilles of the world. For that alone I am eternally grateful.
Worse, he devalued their services. And he undercut the Mainstream Media. The New York Times is feeling such a pinch that it has to sublet eight stories in order to make ends meet. Megyn Kelley would like to leave Fox but CNN can’t afford her. Now she’s in negotiations with ABC. The joke’s on her: her ratings on Fox are tanking. Do you think the Murdochs are going to offer her as much as she’s making now when her contract comes up for renewal? I doubt it.
This was a campaign done on the cheap. No more do we have to listen to the pollsters and the talking heads on MSNBC, CNN or Fox. Their services are no longer necessary. More likely, their contracts can be renogiated (if you know what I mean). There was more cogent analysis on YouTube which was by and large more correct that anything on the legacy media. Think about it. And these people did it for free. And they were more entertaining.
Yep, it’s a brand new world out there. The old rules have been broken. Like Caesar crossing the Rubicon, Trump –and America–are continuing the Rebellion against the Old Order. November 8th was the start of the Uprising.
Buckle your seat-belts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.