Not long after Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election a fellow think tanker type was so dumbfounded that he stated to me; “Lance what everyone is trying to process is how a political campaign based on lies and hate speech could succeed in the most advanced economy in history.” Of course, such a statement in and of itself shows just how out-of-touch this gentleman really is. You see, the lies and hate speech actually came from the other side constantly calling the right “racists” and all sorts of other derogatory things and lying to the public while their personal emails showed how they really felt and what the left was really up to.
You see, I reiterated this to my acquaintance and stated: I don’t believe for a minute that Donald Trump’s campaign was based on ‘lies and hate speech’ rather I noted how the left-main-stream media attempted to brand him that way by taking his comments out of context or using endless innuendos and strawman arguments – which only divides our population along party lines. The left is really good at calling people ‘racist’ and even on social media platforms I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been called a racist on YouTube comments, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other discussion forums. In fact, I believe that the left called people on the right ‘racist’ one too many times, which is why everyone got out to vote against them.
There isn’t anything racist about talking about Radical Islam, illegal alien crime, building a wall, or putting a left-wing persnickety hater in their place with a taste of their own medicine – truly they have it coming (dish it out, but can’t seem to take it). The left laughed at us, ridiculed us, and has continually called us names – they continue to, even after this election has been won.
The left refused to listen to our arguments on the right, they shouted us down, told us we were liars, haters, racists, misogynistic, Islamaphobic, deplorable, bigots. Even still, the left won’t stop. Indeed, maybe you my reader is a politically left-leaning soul, so perhaps you like to sling a little of that verbiage as well, it’s all good, no real complaints here, but when you call Trump something, you call everyone on the right that same thing, because it isn’t about only Trump, he branded himself as part of a movement, that branding worked, people felt buy-in.
So, no, not everyone is trying to process how Donald Trump won, half of us know exactly how and why he did. Moreover, the left folks that are somehow dumbfounded over this, were so busy listening to themselves and surrogates talk, they forgot to look outside and see what’s really going on, and how their hypocrisy got the best of them. Sure, that can happen and often does on the right too, but we won, and if people continue to call us names – we will just run the table and steamroller our agenda.