Trying to Get Over the Political Hangover
By Eric G. Braun, Senior Writer, USRW
It looked like a scene from the movie “The Day After”, in which the country is attacked with nuclear weapons. The country was shell shocked, and you would have thought the people coming into work had a bad hangover, and then there were the rest of us that dragged ourselves around on Wednesday. Most of us were curious about the outcome and wanted to see history in the making as Donald J. Trump became the President-Elect of the United States of America.
I’m sure there are plenty of you, like m,e that can’t seem to quite digest it yet. That’s on the red and blue side, no partisan politics here, but there is that sense of “did that just happen?”. Surely Trump could not beat out a political pro like Clinton, especially when you think of all the things he had going against him--no real political support, a “wing it by the seat of your pants” campaign that went in several different directions, and lack of respect or credibility by his opponents in the primary, and his other opponent, the media.
To challenge the media and call them out on who they are, and doing so without fear of repercussion, is beyond logical strategy. Most bow down before the almighty media, but Trump said hell no, things are changing. He spoke plainly, and being a business man he played the donor for favor game himself. He openly admits it to prove his point that he can make change happen, because he had a hand in exploiting those loopholes as the business tycoon.
Accepting the verdict is another issue The protestors are protesting the normal course of democracy. The people have spoken and it is the will of the people that rules the day and the next four years. Think about the irony though: is it the will of the people? That depends on where your logic falls into the debatable mess of the popular vote verses the Electoral College. The irony is in the fact that the Clinton folks always bragged that even if Trump won the popular vote she would win the Electoral College. As it turned out, she won the popular vote and he won the Electoral College.
This election wasn’t a squeaker, Trump won 36 states, and Clinton should be totally embarrassed about loosing to a non-politician in Trump. The plot is just too juicy and twisting, more like a made for TV movie. Trump supporters held out hope, but let’s be honest here Road Warriors, we knew the chance of him winning was about the size of his hands.
Here is the juiciest irony, Clinton and supporters called the Trump supporters “a basket of deplorables”, and now the Clinton gang protest in cities in acts of civil disobedience. You just can’t make this stuff up.
Buckle up Road Warriors, turn up the tunes and put the pedal to the metal, the next four years are going to be a hell of a ride.