5 comments on “An Unspoken Reason Why Trump Won?

  1. Andre, firstly my condolences. America truly is in a mess. Your post hit on a major truth i.e. a condescending and arrogant left gives power to the rise of people like Trump. I think Trump is a terrible choice even for the right but they have felt so put down for so long that they were desperate.

    I am definitely left leaning myself and I think that President Obama is the best president you have had in my lifetime; both for what he said and what he did and tried to do. But there were also some sore points where he did seem to try to ram things down people’s throats; I refer to the issue about school toilets and transgenders. I mention this only because it reflects your point on how this appears arrogant to the right.

    Anyway, we really need to get on our knees and pray for God’s grace and protection. God bless.

  2. Arrogance?

    How many times did Republicans attempt to repeal Obamacare?

    How many hearings did they have on Hillary’s role in the Benghazi fiasco?

    How many times did they seek to rough her up a bit with Email-gate, that she used a private server to transmit classified information?

    How many times did Republicans bring the nation to a debt default?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/national-debt-default/

    How did Republicans choose to deal with this nation’s first black president? Obstructionism anyone?
    http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-cuban-congress-hillary-clinton-2016-6

    How many times did Republicans sue the president, and used our tax dollars to do so?
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/house-votes-to-sue-obama

    How did some Republicans refer to the First Lady, forcing one Republican Mayor to quit for her part?
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=michelle+obama+ape+pictures&FORM=HDRSC2

    How many times did Republicans refer to Obama’s advisors as Czars?
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jun/25/chain-email/obama-appointed-45-czars-replace-elected-officials/

    I could go on and on.

    This election was about the fear of losing white power, and taking steps to reverse it: “Make America White” again.

    It would be won or lost on those grounds.

    • Republican racism toward Obama COULD have been the suspect before. Perhaps after Obama’s first term. But evidenced by how he was able to beat Romney pretty soundly in 2012, I doubt all those things REALLY played a factor in this election. The issue wasn’t that Hillary Clinton represented Obama 2.0, even though that was the initial narrative. The issue was the people were sick of the status quo. Hell, you can even look at how Trump was able to secure his own party’s nomination as proof that the issue was more about anti-establishment vs. establishment.

      Compounded with the anti-establishment sentiment…yes, liberal arrogance played a HUGE role. The country was making progressive steps, indeed. But it was happening too fast and without the ability for opponents to have a voice (or so they feel). Marriage equality became a thing. Transgendered bathrooms started becoming a thing. Black Lives Matter gained traction. Obamacare became a reality. We liberals had our victories. But the minute we wanted MORE (silencing people who publicly disagreed), a silent storm started brewing. Too many folks felt that the minute they publicly said something unseemingly, their jobs would be at stake and public excoriation would come. I mean, think about it. Why do you think the exit polls got it SO wrong? Why are MOST of the hardest trolls on the ‘net hiding behind anonymity? They have their strong public views. But they waited until they were in the private booths to do their talking.

      • Hey, ACL:

        Thanks for responding, but you must concede, I didn’t reference “racism” as the singular cause for Hillary’s defeat, and, by extension, Democrats, but a fear of losing white power, a loss that will be the result of a dwindling white population.

        It’s not my purpose to make you wrong and me right, but to offer another perspective. There are few voices on the Internet that I respect, and you’re one of them, and your position is as likely to be right as my own.

        Obama’s second-term success, or so they say, was owing to the coalition that he was able to build and to coalesce, an achievement that escaped Hillary.

        “One thing worth watching for: Whether Dems actually do make a serious effort to compete for blue collar whites, or whether they mostly bet on the Obama coalition to carry them to victory. Doing the former might mean developing a line of argument against Trump on the economy that goes well beyond attacking his business record and accusing him of exploiting and conning working people. Trump has tapped into very real grievances about the ways in which our economic and political systems are failing people, and he clearly has managed to persuade a lot of voters that he has their backs economically.”
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/03/25/team-hillary-is-betting-big-on-the-obama-coalition/?utm_term=.5b59c0a3d3da

        The “status quo,” as many saw it, was multiculturalism and the political correctness that both spawned and perpetuated it.

        Hence, Trump’s attack on Muslims (the growth of their numbers via immigration) and illegal immigrants (millions already in this country and growing), the two groups that would be instrumental in reducing the status of whites to that of a minority (some say by 2050) rather than the majority status (and rule) that they have long enjoyed.

        I wrote about this nation’s shifting demographics years ago, and how that would shift public opinion as to this nation’s perception of the illegal immigrant population in the years ahead. To Make America Great Again, it would first have to deal with this threat to white power, the sheer numbers of those who were coming to this country illegally. Small wonder Republicans in congress were loathe to take up comprehensive immigration reform, reform that would have possibly extended amnesty to all who were eligible, and further threaten white rule.

        In Obama’s second term, despite the improved numbers in terms of employment, reversing the number of jobs lost under Bush, he pushed for the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a partnership that most members of both Houses supported, and wished to fast-track. For this, union workers and others who opposed it, turned to Trump who was opposed to it, as well as to NAFTA. As union workers abandoned Hillary’s coalition (after standing with Obama), union leaders were standing with her:

        “Union leaders are expressing concern over how much Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeals to unionized workers, according to reports Wednesday.

        “National union leaders have adamantly opposed Trump over what they feel are extremist and bigoted views. The business mogul’s views on trade and immigration, alongside his decisive tone, has gained him significant support among workers. Union leaders are now concerned that they have lost their members to the outspoken candidate.” http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/02/trump-continues-to-win-support-from-union-members-labor-leadership-isnt-happy/#ixzz4QcYL1Goq

        Although rural, white Americans voted overwhelmingly for Trump, he did better than Hillary among other groups that Democrats captured during the Obama era:

        “Early signs as to how this unexpected result occurred can be seen in demographic exit poll data, with Clinton doing worse than expected among women, Hispanic voters and African Americans.

        “By comparing Clinton’s performance to Obama’s in 2012 it is easy to see that she failed to appeal to a number of key voter groups. Groups that it was predicted she would have more support from.”
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/09/hillary-clinton-failed-to-win-over-black-hispanic-and-female-vot/

        Not to forget the role of voter suppression in all of this: It was long predicted that Trump would need a miracle to win the presidency, not only would he have to win all the battleground states, he would have to flip a couple of blue states as well.

        “What is quite real, though, is voter intimidation and voter suppression. The use of voter ‘fraud’ investigations are largely built with this goal in mind: if the racial or gender demographics aren’t on your side in an election, your last chance to win is to effectively keep classes of voters from voting.

        “This sort of intimidation or suppression is almost precisely what’s happening in Indiana right now. Indiana’s Republican governor, Mike Pence—Trump’s running mate—has sent state troopers into more than half of the state’s counties to conduct “investigations” into potential voter fraud.

        “In one county alone, state troopers seized application papers for more than 45,000 newly registered black voters—effectively keeping them from voting in what is likely to be close presidential and Senate contests in the state. Multiply that sort of seizure of newly registered voter papers in 50-plus counties in Indiana by state troopers conducting investigations, and it’s likely more than enough to make a difference in a close contest.”
        http://time.com/4533254/donald-trump-rigged-election-voter-suppression/

        Not willing to go so far as to say that the system is rigged, but implying it nevertheless, the NAACP president had this to say:

        “NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said Thursday that Donald Trump’s electoral victory benefited from voter suppression.

        “‘It’s absolutely not a free and fair election. Not when you have court after court after court literally catching voter suppressors red-handed,” Brooks told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.'”

        Brooks spoke out after tens of thousands of people filled the streets in at least 25 US cities overnight to protest Trump’s victory.

        “‘We have a President-elect who was elected literally with two thumbs and eight fingers on the scale in terms of depressed, suppressed votes in communities all across the country,’ he continued. ‘”Within days of this election, we had 4,000 voter registrations purged in North Carolina, a state held to have engaged in intentional racial discrimination with respect to the vote.’

        “He told Blitzer that the NAACP has seen no less than 10 cases of voter suppression.

        “‘The election system that delivered Trump to the White House, however, is broken and needs to be fixed, and that means fixing the Voting Rights Act.’

        “When Blitzer pressed Brooks if he thought the election was rigged, he said, ‘Absolutely not. I’m not suggesting the system is rigged, what I am suggesting is we had those in state legislatures all across the country who have engaged in voter suppression.'”

        http://www.brproud.com/news/naacp-president-voter-suppression-helped-trump-win

        More than a year ago, September of 2015, I responded thus to a prominent black blogger on the Internet, as I believed then that Trump had more than an outside chance to win, and would be an unexpected force to be reckoned with, as Democrats sought to follow Obama’s presidency with another of their party.

        The black blogger had this to say about Trump’s chances to become president of the U.S.:

        “A few thoughts about Donald Trump…

        “The first thing to say about Donald Trump, billionaire blowhard, is he will not be taking the Oath of Office in January 2017 as the President of the United States. It’s not happening. There is no way. There is no chance.

        “I don’t care what the polls say. I don’t care about the hypothetical match-ups against Hillary Clinton. I don’t care how far the news media is up Trump’s ass. None of it matters. I don’t give the America voter credit for much, but I’m not so jaded as to think they are going to pick a reality TV show character as their president.

        “Which doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the hot mess Trump is making of the Republican presidential field, particularly how he has overtaken and overwhelmed Jeb Bush, the dude who was supposed to be the inevitable nominee and square off against Hillary Clinton. Bush vs. Clinton II: Electric Boogaloo was supposed to be next summer’s blockbuster. Now there are reasons to doubt if one, the other, or both will be there for the match-up.”

        And here’s my response. Remember, this was more than a year ago, 2015, regarding Trump’s chances:

        I don’t know, Jeff, people might have said the same of Hitler before he rose to power by blaming Germany’s problems on Jews.

        Don’t forget, whites are a dwindling demographic in this country:

        “Census: White majority in U.S. gone by 2043”

        “It’s the latest in a series of reports that have signaled a major, long-term shift in the demographics of the United States, as non-Hispanic white Americans are expected to become a minority group over the next three decades. For years, Americans of Asian, black and Hispanic descent have stood poised to topple the demographic hegemony historically held by whites.”

        http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/13/18934111-census-white-majority-in-us-gone-by-2043?lite

        Trump’s campaign slogan, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” is not a reference to the U.S. economy alone, but to the demographic shift that’s taking place, and can be interpreted thus, “MAKE WHITE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” an interpretation not lost on horror writer, Stephen King:

        “If you’re white, you’re all right!,” begins King’s suggested slogan. “Any other hue, I don’t trust you.” The motto plays on the accusations of racism that have plagued Trump since his campaign launch in June, in which he referred to some illegal immigrants from Mexico as rapists. Although Trump has claimed broad support among the Latino community, polls show otherwise.

        http://time.com/3987082/stephen-king-donald-trump/

        Trump’s campaign is a page torn right out of history. Find someone to blame for a country’s problems, and set yourself up as its savior, and voila, you are now a savior, and can now form a police state to back you up with the full support and approbation of the electorate that voted for you.

        Along with the mile-high wall that the Mexican government will finance, President Trump will need a veritable army of police to round up and deport the undocumented in our midst.

        In his appointments, Trump has made (or will make) concessions to the Tea Party, the alt-right (with Stephen Bannon), neo-cons, and the establishment in his consideration of Mitt Romney as Secretary of State, and Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff.

        “’I think [right-wing nationalist Stephen Bannon’s] appointment reinforced what all the protestors are protesting about — making it more personal to all the groups that took it personal,” said Columbia University political scientist Robert Y. Shapiro.
        “The head of far-right clickbait website Breitbart News, Bannon — a hate-monger of such venom that right-wing fearmonger Glenn Beck called him a ‘terrifying man’ — is to become chief White House strategist, one of the most influential posts in a Trump administration.”

      • Hey, ACL:

        Thanks for responding, but you must concede, I didn’t reference “racism” as the singular cause for Hillary’s defeat, and, by extension, Democrats, but a fear of losing white power, a loss that will be the result of a dwindling white population.

        It’s not my purpose to make you wrong and me right, but to offer another perspective. There are few voices on the Internet that I respect, and you’re one of them, and your position is as likely to be right as my own.

        Obama’s second-term success, or so they say, was owing to the coalition that he was able to build and to coalesce, an achievement that escaped Hillary.

        “One thing worth watching for: Whether Dems actually do make a serious effort to compete for blue collar whites, or whether they mostly bet on the Obama coalition to carry them to victory. Doing the former might mean developing a line of argument against Trump on the economy that goes well beyond attacking his business record and accusing him of exploiting and conning working people. Trump has tapped into very real grievances about the ways in which our economic and political systems are failing people, and he clearly has managed to persuade a lot of voters that he has their backs economically.”
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/03/25/team-hillary-is-betting-big-on-the-obama-coalition/?utm_term=.5b59c0a3d3da

        The “status quo,” as many saw it, was multiculturalism and the political correctness that both spawned and perpetuated it.

        Hence, Trump’s attack on Muslims (the growth of their numbers via immigration) and illegal immigrants (millions already in this country and growing), the two groups that would be instrumental in reducing the status of whites to that of a minority (some say by 2050) rather than the majority status (and rule) that they have long enjoyed.

        I wrote about this nation’s shifting demographics years ago, and how that would shift public opinion as to this nation’s perception of the illegal immigrant population in the years ahead. To Make America Great Again, it would first have to deal with this threat to white power, the sheer numbers of those who were coming to this country illegally. Small wonder Republicans in congress were loathe to take up comprehensive immigration reform, reform that would have possibly extended amnesty to all were eligible, and further threaten white rule.

        In Obama’s second term, despite the improved numbers in terms of employment, reversing the number of jobs lost under Bush, he pushed for the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a partnership that most members of both Houses supported, and wished to fast-track. For this, union workers and others who opposed it, turned to Trump who was opposed to it, as well as to NAFTA. As union workers abandoned Hillary’s coalition (after standing with Obama), union leaders were standing with her:

        “Union leaders are expressing concern over how much Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeals to unionized workers, according to reports Wednesday.

        “National union leaders have adamantly opposed Trump over what they feel are extremist and bigoted views. The business mogul’s views on trade and immigration, alongside his decisive tone, has gained him significant support among workers. Union leaders are now concerned that they have lost their members to the outspoken candidate.” http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/02/trump-continues-to-win-support-from-union-members-labor-leadership-isnt-happy/#ixzz4QcYL1Goq

        Although rural, white Americans voted overwhelmingly for Trump, he did better than Hillary among other groups that Democrats captured during the Obama era:

        “Early signs as to how this unexpected result occurred can be seen in demographic exit poll data, with Clinton doing worse than expected among women, Hispanic voters and African Americans.

        “By comparing Clinton’s performance to Obama’s in 2012 it is easy to see that she failed to appeal to a number of key voter groups. Groups that it was predicted she would have more support from.”
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/09/hillary-clinton-failed-to-win-over-black-hispanic-and-female-vot/

        Not to forget the role of voter suppression in all of this: It was long predicted that Trump would need a miracle to win the presidency, not only would he have to win all the battleground states, he would have to flip a couple of blue states as well.

        “What is quite real, though, is voter intimidation and voter suppression. The use of voter ‘fraud’ investigations are largely built with this goal in mind: if the racial or gender demographics aren’t on your side in an election, your last chance to win is to effectively keep classes of voters from voting.

        “This sort of intimidation or suppression is almost precisely what’s happening in Indiana right now. Indiana’s Republican governor, Mike Pence—Trump’s running mate—has sent state troopers into more than half of the state’s counties to conduct “investigations” into potential voter fraud.

        “In one county alone, state troopers seized application papers for more than 45,000 newly registered black voters—effectively keeping them from voting in what is likely to be close presidential and Senate contests in the state. Multiply that sort of seizure of newly registered voter papers in 50-plus counties in Indiana by state troopers conducting investigations, and it’s likely more than enough to make a difference in a close contest.”
        http://time.com/4533254/donald-trump-rigged-election-voter-suppression/

        Not willing to go so far as to say that the system is rigged, but implying it nevertheless, the NAACP president had this to say:

        “NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said Thursday that Donald Trump’s electoral victory benefited from voter suppression.

        “‘It’s absolutely not a free and fair election. Not when you have court after court after court literally catching voter suppressors red-handed,” Brooks told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.'”

        Brooks spoke out after tens of thousands of people filled the streets in at least 25 US cities overnight to protest Trump’s victory.

        “‘We have a President-elect who was elected literally with two thumbs and eight fingers on the scale in terms of depressed, suppressed votes in communities all across the country,’ he continued. ‘”Within days of this election, we had 4,000 voter registrations purged in North Carolina, a state held to have engaged in intentional racial discrimination with respect to the vote.’

        “He told Blitzer that the NAACP has seen no less than 10 cases of voter suppression.

        “‘The election system that delivered Trump to the White House, however, is broken and needs to be fixed, and that means fixing the Voting Rights Act.’

        “When Blitzer pressed Brooks if he thought the election was rigged, he said, ‘Absolutely not. I’m not suggesting the system is rigged, what I am suggesting is we had those in state legislatures all across the country who have engaged in voter suppression.'”

        http://www.brproud.com/news/naacp-president-voter-suppression-helped-trump-win

        More than a year ago, September of 2015, I responded thus to a prominent black blogger on the Internet, as I believed then that Trump had more than an outside chance to win, and would be an unexpected force to be reckoned with, as Democrats sought to follow Obama’s presidency with another of their party.

        The black blogger had this to say about Trump’s chances to become president of the U.S.:

        “A few thoughts about Donald Trump…

        “The first thing to say about Donald Trump, billionaire blowhard, is he will not be taking the Oath of Office in January 2017 as the President of the United States. It’s not happening. There is no way. There is no chance.

        “I don’t care what the polls say. I don’t care about the hypothetical match-ups against Hillary Clinton. I don’t care how far the news media is up Trump’s ass. None of it matters. I don’t give the America voter credit for much, but I’m not so jaded as to think they are going to pick a reality TV show character as their president.

        “Which doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the hot mess Trump is making of the Republican presidential field, particularly how he has overtaken and overwhelmed Jeb Bush, the dude who was supposed to be the inevitable nominee and square off against Hillary Clinton. Bush vs. Clinton II: Electric Boogaloo was supposed to be next summer’s blockbuster. Now there are reasons to doubt if one, the other, or both will be there for the match-up.”

        And here’s my response. Remember, this was more than a year ago, 2015, regarding Trump’s chances:

        I don’t know, Jeff, people might have said the same of Hitler before he rose to power by blaming Germany’s problems on Jews.

        Don’t forget, whites are a dwindling demographic in this country:

        “Census: White majority in U.S. gone by 2043”

        “It’s the latest in a series of reports that have signaled a major, long-term shift in the demographics of the United States, as non-Hispanic white Americans are expected to become a minority group over the next three decades. For years, Americans of Asian, black and Hispanic descent have stood poised to topple the demographic hegemony historically held by whites.”

        http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/13/18934111-census-white-majority-in-us-gone-by-2043?lite

        Trump’s campaign slogan, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” is not a reference to the U.S. economy alone, but to the demographic shift that’s taking place, and can be interpreted thus, “MAKE WHITE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” an interpretation not lost on horror writer, Stephen King:

        “If you’re white, you’re all right!,” begins King’s suggested slogan. “Any other hue, I don’t trust you.” The motto plays on the accusations of racism that have plagued Trump since his campaign launch in June, in which he referred to some illegal immigrants from Mexico as rapists. Although Trump has claimed broad support among the Latino community, polls show otherwise.

        http://time.com/3987082/stephen-king-donald-trump/

        Trump’s campaign is a page torn right out of history. Find someone to blame for a country’s problems, and set yourself up as its savior, and voila, you are now a savior, and can now form a police state to back you up with the full support and approbation of the electorate that voted for you.

        Along with the mile-high wall that the Mexican government will finance, President Trump will need a veritable army of police to round up and deport the undocumented in our midst.

        In his appointments, Trump has made (or will make) concessions to the Tea Party, the alt-right (with Stephen Bannon), neo-cons, and the establishment in his consideration of Mitt Romney as Secretary of State, and Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff.

        “’I think [right-wing nationalist Stephen Bannon’s] appointment reinforced what all the protestors are protesting about — making it more personal to all the groups that took it personal,” said Columbia University political scientist Robert Y. Shapiro.
        “The head of far-right clickbait website Breitbart News, Bannon — a hate-monger of such venom that right-wing fearmonger Glenn Beck called him a ‘terrifying man’ — is to become chief White House strategist, one of the most influential posts in a Trump administration.”

        http://www.salon.com/2016/11/20/trump-continues-to-divide-this-time-its-the-defeated-who-is-more-at-risk/

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