Friday, November 11, 2016

op ed review 11/13



Fri Veterans Day:  REMEMBER OUR FALLEN

THIS WEEK’S NEWS
Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States in a stunning US election victory. (likely 320 electoral votes)
Republicans retain control of House and Senate, “a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them.”
Republicans make gains in governorships, approaching a historical high set in 1922.

Pull up this map and check “show counties” to see the 95% of US landmass that went for Trump.


Victory ensures conservative majority on Supreme Court for a generation.

The Democratic Party Establishment Is Finished:  “The Democrats will now control next to nothing above the municipal level…We are going to be unpacking this night for the rest of our lives, and lives beyond that. We can’t comprehend even 1 percent of what’s just happened. But one aspect of it, minor in the overall sweep, that I’m pretty sure we can comprehend well enough right now: The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished.”

Trump's 'deplorables' shake up the elite.
Trump actually did pretty well with women voters.
Evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Trump.
Trump got a greater share of the Latino vote (29%) than Mitt Romney.
Trump doubles Mitt Romney’s support among African-American voters
Most importantly, “The Reagan Democrats have returned to the Republicans…”
In blue collar Grays Harbor County, WA,  Trump is first GOP win since 1928.

A British view:  “I was right. Trump’s triumph has crushed the lefty luvvies, useless pollsters, multicultural mafia and gender Nazis who refuse to listen to regular people. So, from a Brexiteer, thank you America!”
Hollywood Freaks Out: ‘About to Throw Up’
Media Lashes Out at Voters: 'WHITE SUPREMACY,'…. 'HATE Trumps History….' 'Nation GONE WRONG'.....”An American Tragedy”….”…a terrifying moment for America.”
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV): “….the ascendance of hate and bigotry in America.”
Hillary Supporters Burn American Flag, Riot, Threaten to Kill Trump After Losing Election
MELTDOWN of the night: Rachel Maddow loses it as Trump wins.

Pollsters suffer biggest embarrassment in history...
“…..a devastating blow to the credibility of the nation´s leading pollsters, calling into question their mathematical models, assumptions and survey methods.”
Bozell:  A Massive Repudiation of the Press
Biggest losers: Far left and NeverTrumps
“Hillary Couldn't Stop Crying, Told Friend She Blames Comey and Obama For Loss”

Whoops!  Newsweek has to recall 125,000 copies of its souvenir Madam President issue

What Donald Trump´s “ultra-conservative” Supreme Court will look like

Dow rises 200 points as Trump shocks the world.

Donald Trump isn’t just skeptical about global warming. He is what the alarmists would call a full-on climate change “denier”. “The Left Just Lost The War On Climate Change”
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Daniel Greenfield  11/9

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood. They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.

The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families. They fought and they won.

This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.

Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered. They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.

They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote. And they changed everything.

Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his. He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.

And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy. And America said, “No.”

Fifty millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen. Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport the illegal aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories. It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.

It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win. Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won. They won improbably. And they won amazingly.

They were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear. And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.

The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.

No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.

America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.
The day when we stop being able to pull of the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.

Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible. Midnight has passed. A new day has come. And everything is about to change.



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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
“And so this is how the Obama era of Hope & Change really ends. With the world turned upside down, and with President Obama having to pass the baton to Donald Trump…..Trump stands today as the greatest disrupter in modern politics, the winner of the biggest upset imaginable, but for most of the campaign, he was not even the best argument for his own candidacy. That distinction belonged to the millions upon millions of everyday Americans who found in him the bare-knuckled brawler they were desperately seeking. Their choice started as a surprise, as Republican primary voters turned their backs on a parade of supposedly better-qualified candidates to make the TV celebrity with the funny hair their battering ram against an arrogant establishment. Their movement grew and spread until, early Wednesday, as the key states swung red one after another on TV maps, the last walls of resistance came tumbling down. It was a hallelujah moment, the ultimate underdog leading the forgotten masses to triumph. All the more so because Trump’s voters often took great risks and were routinely insulted and demeaned for their passion. But they wore those insults as badges of honor, proudly calling themselves the “deplorables” and the “irredeemables.”
       -New York Post

 “Democrats and independent voters surged to Trump. This kind of switch to the Republican Party, largely of white, working-class voters is not entirely without precedent. These are, historically the “Reagan Democrats,” who gave Ronald Reagan a similarly stunning election result in 1980, and a massive landslide re-election in 1984. They had, post-Reagan, substantially drifted back to their Democratic roots or withdraw from politics entirely. The blue-blooded Bushes did not inspire them, and Mitt Romney left them cold. Trump brought them back.”
          -John Bolton

“There is a measure of real justice in the America’s rejection of Hillary Clinton. The electorate has directly and intentionally rebuked her corruption, her double standards, and her arrogance. This election was less about the love of Trump (though many millions do certainly love him) than it was about rejecting the colossal hubris of the progressive establishment. This is a good thing, a very good thing indeed.”
          -David French
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LEFTIST WATCH
Left-Wing Bigotry And Hatred Is On Full Display After Trump Win
Trump derangement syndrome from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin:  “The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons.”
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ARTICLES
Black Lives Matter helped propel Donald Trump’s unforeseen ascent to the White House. The public understood the threat to law and order posed by the movement’s calumnies about the nation’s police—and so, uniquely in the presidential race, did Trump.
Donald Trump’s Win Wasn’t About Racism

Dilbert’s Scott Adams, the new superstar pundit.

Bestselling author and early Trump advocate Ann Coulter appeared on 'Good Morning Britain' shortly after the Republican candidate officially won the presidency. "It was entirely predictable, that's why lots of us did predict it," she said about Trump's victory. "It is all part of the same thing," Coulter said about the issues Trump won on: Jobs, economy, immigration, and trade. "That is globalism vs. nationality." She continued: "Part of the trade deals are very important. We've lost our-- the number of manufacturing jobs has been halved in the past 20 years. People don't know in this beautiful city. They don't know in San Francisco. Or Washington or L.A. Go out to America. These people used to have great jobs and their kids could look forward to futures better than theirs. Now, it is good for Wall Street, because they get to arrange the international deals, but it is terrible for the people who live here. And dumping millions of unskilled workers on the country: Look at how awful it has been for the African-American community in this country. Trump is going to change the country."
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NOTEWORTHY WEBSITES
Give this to your distraught liberal friends:  “A Democrat's Guide to Moving to Canada”

New Trump transition website reveals policy goals: "Building That Wall", End "War On Coal", Repeal Obamacare, Dismantle Dodd-Frank

Trump victory merchandise:
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WISE WORDS
“I guess truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything else that can happen to you.”
            -Will Rogers

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