Many are waking up this morning to the stark realization that Trump was elected President of the United States last night – something pollsters and pundits said wouldn’t and couldn’t happen.
I thought from the start that Trump would be elected. America has a thing for celebrities, and they have elected Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jessie Ventura and Ronald Reagan in the past.
However, it wasn’t just because he was a celebrity that he was elected, and let me explain what I mean by that.
Here are the three biggest reasons I believe Donald Trump was elected.
WikiLeaks revealed how the Democrats sabotaged Bernie Sanders:
In the thousands of internal e-mails, it was revealed that a Democratic Party official tried to use Bernie Sanders’ supposed religious beliefs to derail his presidential campaign; one staffer pitched an idea for a phony sexist Trump ad and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to score a staggering seven tickets to the Broadway smash “Hamilton.”
I believe that Bernie would have beaten Trump handily, but the Democrats decided to go with the establishment candidate.
This was a huge, huge mistake. The American people are tired of corporate money running politics, and they’re tired of nothing changing election after election. By voting for Hillary, many Americans felt they would be voting for the status quo – a sentiment often expressed by those shouting ‘$hillary!’ at the top of their lungs.
I feel this all could have been avoided if the Democrats had run Bernie against Trump. Let’s see if they learn from their mistakes.
Constant Personal Attacks
People are tired of hearing that everything they say is some sort of hatred towards one group of people or another. They’re tired of being called racists, bigots, homophobes, misogynists, Islamophobes etc.
The media decided that attacking Trump on a personal level was the wisest course of action, instead of attacking his policies. In fact, neither candidate did much talking about their policies and spent most of their time calling each other names.
The more the media called Trump a loser, misogynist, clown, the stronger Trump became. The media refused to take him seriously. They believed he was a circus show that had come to town, and that he would put on an entertaining show, and be gone the next day.
Even after losing the election, networks like The Young Turks continue to speak down to voters, particularly (in this case) women who voted for Trump.
Trying to shame people into voting for your candidate isn’t a good thing but it’s the main tactic employed by the Regressive, Authoritarian Left. This sort of mentality is a cancer within the Democratic Party and the Left desperately needs to sort it out before the next election.
Breaking The System
Michael Moore recently said: “Across the midwest, across the Rustbelt, I understand why a lot of people are angry. And they see Donald Trump as their human Molotov cocktail that they get to go into the voting booth on November 8 and throw him into our political system. I think they love the idea of blowing up the system.”
I think Michael was completely accurate with that statement.
I also think he underestimates people’s sense of humor, as dark as it may be in this case. I think many people find something perversely pleasurable about the idea of electing someone like Trump into the White House, and just sitting back and watching what happens.
Personally, I think America needs a better system. They need to get corporate money out of politics, and they need to escape the two party oligarchy they currently exist in.
Trump being elected was a cry for help. People are tired of establishment politics; they’re tired of identity politics. They’re tired of being called names; of being spoken down to like children and most of all they want change.
Buckle up. It’s likely going to be a bumpy ride.