The election of Donald Trump was historic. Not because of his unconventional manner in which he ran his campaign. Not because of his unconventional style in which he runs himself. And not because every presidential election is historic. It's genuinely historic because...
he is the first non-politician to be elected since Dwight Eisenhower.
This is the real reason people should have hope in Donald Trump. Because he was never a politician. And though my support for Trump is timid, and I am forever the pessimist, if there is a president I can see who will actually make tangible improvements, it's Donald Trump because he has 0 F's to G.
This, however, does not mean I'm a screaming, feinting school girl whose watching Elvis swing his hips. I'm not some teeny bopper bobby-soxer crying because the Beatles are on the Ed Sullivan Show. I'm not some hippy baby boomer woman getting wet to Mick Jagger. And I'm certainly not some black single-mom of 7 from the south side of Chicago fawning over Barack Obama at Grant Park. But some people on the right, including colleagues of mine ARE when it comes to Donald Trump.
Ergo, just like the insanely-over-rated Beatles music
The OD-ing Elvis Presley
And the failed-to-perform Affirmative Action president
people on the right need to temper their expectations of Trump.
First, the man hasn't done anything yet. Heck, he hasn't even been inaugurated! But I've heard people heralding his coming as the "saving of America," or the "dawn of a second golden age." I even recall an article (or a comment, I can't remember which) saying that there will never be a democrat president ever again.
Please. You have to be kidding me.
I prefer to look at Trump as I would any prospective date with a girl or business I conduct with a company - Nothing happens until it happens.
Just because a girl agrees to a date doesn't mean she's going to show. And just because you've done work for a company, doesn't mean you're going to get paid. The girl can stand you up at the last moment and the company's check can bounce. Ergo, I think it is wise to judge Trump's performance....when there's a performance to actually judge.
Second, as I've said before, Trump does not get to willy nilly dictate new laws. He has a congress where both parties hate him, and members even within his "own" party are RINO enough to vote with the democrats. This of course would not reflect upon Trump if congress decides to get in his way, but it will directly affect what he can and cannot deliver to the American people.
Third, if any real progress is to be made, the challenges facing him are (in his own words) "uuuuge." Deporting 3 million illegals, re-establishing American sovereignty, restructuring Obamacare, deconstructing the leftist education industry, solving social security/medicare, closing the deficit, paying off the debt, scaling back the welfare state. These challenges will present Trump incredible backlash, even necessary violence in the street if he is to seriously solve these problems. At best a president has maybe managed to solve one problem of this magnitude during his entire tenure (Clinton closing the deficit, though that was due to the dotcom bubble economy, and Bush Jr. landing the largest tax cuts since Reagan...along side the largest spending increases since LBJ). But to have Trump tackle all 8, and successfully so? I would not hold your breath.
And finally, demographics. Understand one of the main (and many) reasons Trump won was because the democrats put up a HORRIBLE candidate, while also alienating its base by cheating Bernie Sanders out of a fair primary race. This resulted in 2 million less voters turning out for Hillary than did Obama. Ergo, it's not so much that Trump "won over America" as much as it was Hillary pissing off blue-collar democrats and anybody with a soul. This suggests Trump's win was a lucky fluke, and if we look at long term demographic trends in the US, I believe it's the LAST TIME we will see a republican presidency.
By 2047 whites will no longer be the majority population in the US. This doesn't mean that minorities always vote left....but minorities always vote left. Combine this with the fact younger generations, fresh from the brainwashing academy of the public schools and American colleges, vote left more than...well...ever and there is a structural trend in America's voting bloc against conservatism, freedom, liberty, capitalism, and the individual. The ONLY hope the republican party (and America) has is to win over minority males with blunt force truth and talk about the reality of the country, the world, the economy, and (frankly) women. Trump achieved a modicum of this, winning over more minority males than Romney and McCain, and if there's an ounce of intelligence within the GOP (which there is not) they would try to reverse engineer the formula why, and mass produce it in time for the next election.
Still, even though I know this secret formula (stop treating minority men like idiots and explain how the government has replaced them), it is doubtful there's enough conservatives and libertarians in the country who have the balls like Trump to disseminate this message to minority males, thereby winning them over. And it is because of that I am warily hopeful of a Trump presidency, and infinitely confident that in 4-8 years we will once again be enjoying the decline.
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