Trump Card Well-Played

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By Phil Erwin

What?

Our new President is Donald WHO?

What the Hell just HAPPENED?

If you don’t understand how Trump’s election could possibly be real, you probably need a little perspective. Maybe these points will help:

  1. In New York City, the heart of our nation’s publishing, arts and “high-society” life, there are 7 people registered as Democrats for every person willing to admit to being a Republican.

  2. The New York Times is (still!) considered by many to be the nation’s premier newspaper, the very seat of Truth. What the Times (and their kissing-cousin, the Associated Press, also domiciled in New York) say, most of the nation’s media repeat without question and without fear of meaningful contradiction. And what the media say, Democrats believe – again, without question.

  3. Within the arbitrary boundaries of what is known as the “Beltway” (Washington, D.C. and surrounding environs in Maryland and Virginia) which essentially embodies our Federal government, the percentage of residents voting for Clinton (and therefore having Democrat sensibilities) was: 92.85%.

Allow me to emphasize that last point: Within the nation’s political nerve-center, the ratio of Democrats to Republicans is greater than nine-to-one.

Within the physical, social and political geography that is the Washington-New York corridor, there is hardly a peep to be heard anywhere that does not come from the politically-correct Liberal maw of the Democrat Party, via the loudspeaker of the New York Media. And within the political “elite” of our nation’s capital, there is almost no one who questions the veracity, the correctness or the wisdom of what they read in the New York Times.

You might as well hard-wire a party-line phone system connecting every ear in Washington with every desk at the Times.

The real danger of the manufactured group-think among the political elite was illustrated perfectly by Obama’s former Deputy Press Secretary, Bill Burton. The moment that the obvious was declared true by FOX, when Pennsylvania formally completed the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, Burton lamented on Twitter: “My country is a different place than I thought it was when I woke up this morning.”

You can bet Burton wasn’t alone in feeling that sudden slap of reality.

Here’s what you’re not yet clear on, Bill: Your country hasn’t changed. What changed is your sudden recognition of your own delusions.

The plain truth is this: The country you thought you were living in is not the America most of us grew up in, cherish, and want to protect.

And for the past eight years, we have increasingly felt we needed to protect it from your Party!

Those few within the Beltway who voted for Trump? Those are the people who actually understand your country, Bill. Those are the people whose guidance you should seek, whose perspective and clarity you should strive to acquire.

Life-long Democrat, pollster, political observer and patriot Pat Caddell, in a somewhat meandering column on FOXnews.com, makes this fundamental case: Americans across the entire political, social and economic spectra see that their country is on the wrong track. They know their nation is in decline, their future is uncertain, and their legacy for their children is crumbling. They do not approve. They want a reversal of fortunes. And they’re unwilling to swallow the utter nonsense that the very party that set them on this disastrous path eight years ago will now somehow magically turn it all around.

So they chose the only available alternative.

It was not an overwhelming, enthusiastic choice. It was not a sign that the country thought Trump was the best possible choice they could make.

It was just the only choice they could make, and expect that things might get better.

Among those who stated in exit polls that neither candidate had either the qualifications or the temperament to serve as President, they voted 7 in 10 for Trump.

Until you grasp the significance of that, Bill – you can’t understand the country you wake up in every day.

Read Caddell’s column, Bill. In it, he charges that your Party’s elites appear to be incapable of recognizing this fundamental truth: That it is you who have become the adversary of the American people. You think the country changed, and that’s why they elected an unqualified, boorish blowhard. But the truth is: They had had enough of the unqualified, dishonest blowhard in pantsuits. They didn’t trust what she said; they didn’t trust her “experience.”

They didn’t trust her heart.

The country you grew up in, Bill, lives by the maxim: Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Hillary couldn’t fool any more of the people any more of the time.

The fact that she’s still fooling you, Bill, and the rest of your Democrat crowd, is not our fault.

That’s on you.

The newsday mantra post-election is that “The pundits all got it wrong!” But there were a few who got it right. Sean Hannity, for one. He was more prescient, more insightful, more correct about what an Obama presidency would mean than virtually anyone else on the air; and he knew all along that Trump was not the caricature that the “mainstream” media so constantly, rabidly ridiculed.

Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Rudy Giuliani – all are former competitors of Trump who came to realize that his candidacy was fueled by his depth of understanding of the American public.

Newt Gingrich had the best take on it. He said repeatedly that he expected Donald Trump to be elected, because “I trust the wisdom of the American people.”

Case closed.

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Phil Erwin is an author, IT administrator and registered Independent living in Newbury Park. He would like to support some Democrat ideals, but he has a visceral hatred for Lies and Damn Lies (and is highly suspicious of Statistics.) That pretty much eliminates supporting most Democrats, and a bunch of Republicans to boot.


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One Response to Trump Card Well-Played

  1. Linda C November 12, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I submit that both parties were equally tone deaf. The best challenger to the passel of crooks and elites is the biggest con man in history. That should be as horrifying to the Rep party faithful as Clinton was. Half the country did not vote at all. I don’t think they are lazy or stupid. I think many of them have real principles they were not willing to compromise by choosing from what the various parties threw at us. And the media is as much to blame as anyone–both Fox and the other “mainstream” outlets.

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