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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

Relax, Dems. The Election of Donald Trump is not the end of the world

People voted for Trump not because Clinton was female, but because she defines privileged.

 

November 8, 2016

Relax, Dems. It's not the end of the world.

I'm old enough to remember Democrats upset at the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. Reagan, primarily known as an actor (despite 2 terms as California governor), had defeated a deeply moral, religious and intelligent man. Pres. Carter rode silently to Reagan's swearing in ceremony, with the old actor.

Later, Carter said that Reagan had no interest in discussing world politics with him. He seemed to have no understanding or interest in the rest of the world, Carter said. This was the man who would free Eastern Europe from 40 years of communism, and would end up, after his death, loved by both parties.

I know what a deeply flawed man Donald Trump is. I know that he is, in Charles Krauthammer's words, a combination of supreme ignorance, supreme arrogance, and intolerance of any perceived offense or insult. He has in fact, in Jeb Bush's words, "insulted his way to the White House," something Jeb Bush told him he could not do. And Trump just did it.

But my point is, this is not the end of the world. To my Leftie friends posting on Facebook stuff like "we just elected a Fascist as President!" I say to you: Relax. Trump will grow in the job. He will have to deliver on some of his promises. He will have to work with others to achieve anything, including deeply moral people, from Paul Ryan to Tim Cook of Apple.

People are posting on their FB pages, "I found out last night how much America hates women." Sorry, but that's not what this was about. People didn't care that Hillary Clinton was female. They're used to females in positions of power. They cared that she was privileged, so much so that she bragged about how foreign leaders were calling to ask if they could endorse her.

She told a room full of coal miners in Western Pennsylvania, that they would have to give up mining coal because of global warming. "But we will pay to retrain you all for high tech jobs!" she assured them. They don't want to be retrained, Hillary. Donald Trump promised to give them their jobs and dignity back.

You want to know what this revolution is really about? Ask Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Quoting her Brother Kevin: “As flawed a candidate as Trump was, he had his finger on the pulse,” Kevin said. “The polls were off because nobody wanted to admit that they were going to vote for him. But it’s a populist revolt and a lot of people believed in Trump’s message: too much regulation, too much government. The whole thing is a bunch of guys getting rich on Capitol Hill and not paying attention to the people who elected them. They stay in Congress a couple years, then move on to K Street and call on the same people who replaced them.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/opinion/absorbing-the-impossible.html?ref=opinion

America will continue. Medicare and Social Security are safe. Relax, take a deep breath, and remember that these revolutions are part of the process. We had one in November 2008 too, after all.

Take the long view. This happens every 8 or 12 years in America. i was nervous when an unknown Senator with a Muslim name was elected Senate. (Barack Hussein Obama is about as Muslim a name as you can have). 8 years have passed, and I have to admit that turned out OK. It's morning in America, once again, folks.

 
 

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Tina writes:

Well said.

 
 
 

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