The 2016 presidential elections were more than an upset; they were a defining moment in American history.
For the first time in living memory, the American people rose up in a united effort to throw off their political “masters” and show the politicians and media who really owns this country… We the People.
There are many reasons why Donald Trump won the presidential election, and you can find articles galore proposing one theory or another. Of course, those articles are coming from people who are on the political right.
For Democrats, the mainstream media and other liberals, the verdict is in; Trump won because of racism and sexism. In their world view, it would be impossible for anyone to beat out their anointed candidate, were it not for those “isms” and any other “ism” they can find.
But the fact of the matter is that the average conservative or moderate rarely thinks about race, unless it is merely as a means of describing one’s appearance.
We might identify someone as “Black” or “Hispanic,” but in our minds, that’s no different than saying that they are “blond” or “brunette.” It’s merely a way of identifying the person, not as part of an ethnic minority or part of a group to hate, but merely as a person who looks a certain way.
Yet to people who are focused on race (the true racists), the color of one’s skin is everything. The ability to lump people in a group, because of their skin color, provides liberals with a way of dividing the country. Thus divided, it is easier for them to influence and control certain parts of it.
The liberal cries of “racism,” “sexism” and “islamophobia” have become so common as to have dropped to the level of becoming a joke. Few, other than those who are already in the progressive liberal camp, even listen when those accusations come out. Rather, they see it as the left’s standard trump card, when they see that they are losing the argument.
Somehow or other, a cry of “racism” beats out any argument in their minds, no matter what the facts or logic say about the issue at hand.
Sadly, there are still way too many people who are willing to take that emotional argument and run with it; accepting that as their opinion on any person or issue, without thinking it through for themselves.
Yet those political masters have just been slapped in the face by a thing called reality. While they regularly call themselves the majority and refer to conservatives as “fringe,” the recent elections prove otherwise.
In fact, according to a poll by Pew Research, there are more conservatives in the country than there are liberals. Perhaps that’s why Trump managed to beat Clinton, even though the media spent 18 months touting her as the next president.
While there are many reasons why Trump beat Clinton, including the way the two candidates ran their campaigns and Hillary’s many scandals, the crux of the matter boils down to mainstream Americans being tired of the last eight years of Obama’s liberal agenda.
Liberals like to claim that they represent the ideals of the majority of American citizens. Between outspoken Democrat politicians, the left-leaning mainstream media and the fact that liberals are much more likely to demonstrate when they don’t like something, their argument is almost convincing.
But this election proved them wrong. Not only did they lose the presidential election, but both houses of Congress are in Republican hands as well.
What did all that? Basically, it boils down to progressive liberals pushing their agenda too hard and too fast. They have literally tried to change the social fabric of American society by force, rather than by more organic means. They overplayed their hand and this forced the silent majority to stand up and say “Enough!” and I’ll have to say, they said it quite well.
The liberals have lost control of two branches of our government, and over the next few years, we’ll see them losing control over the third branch as well.
As Trump has already presented the list of conservative judges he plans on picking from to fill Supreme Court vacancies, we can rest assured that liberals will not gain control of the Supreme Court anytime soon.
This was probably the biggest issue at stake in this election. Had Hillary Clinton won the presidency, she would have been able to select the replacement for Justice Scalia, as well as two to four more Supreme Court Justices. That would give firm control of the Supreme Court to the liberals for the next 20 years or more.
Does a Democrat Loss Mean That the Liberals Have Lost Their Steam?
Does it mean the end of progressive liberalism as we know it? Are we finally going to see our country go back in a rational direction, returning to our roots? Sadly, no, in my opinion.
Oh, the liberals have definitely been dealt a serious blow and their agenda has been slowed down.
If Donald Trump is able to come through and fulfill his campaign promises, we might even see some serious reversals of liberal policies in the course of the next few years. But this doesn’t mean an end to liberalism, merely a delay for them.
Liberalism is alive and well, although at the moment they’re confused and crying. They will eventually get over their collective hissy fit and take a good look at the way things stand.
If they can actually look beyond their own preconceived notions and see things as they are, they might even learn a few things about how the world works and come out stronger. They will be back and they will try to make us rue the day we voted Donald Trump into office.
Democrats face two serious problems right now. The first is that they have lost their leadership. Part of the reason why Hillary Clinton became the Democrat Party’s candidate for president, is that they didn’t have anyone else who was a strong enough figure on a national level that they could put forth.
Bernie Sanders was probably defeated more because he was an outsider, than any other reason. The Democrats never trusted him, because he wasn’t one of them. He changed parties shortly before the primaries, just so that he could run as a Democrat, and once he lost the primaries, he left the Democrat Party and went back to being an independent.
The Democrat Party’s cupboard is pretty bare in the leadership department. It’s serious enough that they’re going to have a challenge finding a candidate to float for the next presidential election. As soon as they get over their crying spell, they’re going to have to start working on that.
The second problem that the Democrats have right now is a need to reevaluate their tactics and strategies. Even with pushing illegal immigration, allowing illegal aliens to vote, and massive amounts of voter fraud in at least 16 states, they lost the election.
Worse than that, at least for the Democrats, is that the voter fraud they’ve propagated during this election cycle has been so obvious, that people across the political spectrum are noticing.
A national cry for cleaning up our voting process is rising up. While the means for doing that are still under hot debate, people are crying out for a honest, transparent process. The Democrat Party has already promised to fight President-elect Trump at every turn. They’ve actually threatened him, trying to tell him that he had better toe their line.
That just shows how little they understand the man himself. Those threats, like all the other threats that have been made against him, will merely be exposed to the voting public and then ignored for the hot air that they are.
The only chance that liberals have is to regain control of the White House or Congress. But that’s not going to be easy. The legacy of Obama’s overriding liberal agenda, manifested through his executive orders and massive regulations, is not going to be forgotten quickly.
In fact, I’d have to say that the greatest hope that the Democrat Party has right now, is that Republican lawmakers will invariably disregard the voting public. It might take several years for that to happen; but it will.
Then, when it does, there will be another chance for the Democrats to preach their message of “hope and change,” this time, against an entrenched Republican Party. While that battle will be a hard one to win, I can almost guarantee you that it will be won.
So the key now is for Congress and the President Elect to accomplish as much as they can, as quick as they can, to turn our country back towards its roots. That will probably all be undone eventually, but in the meantime, it will slow down the inevitable crawl to becoming a more and more liberal (read socialist) society.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
Marty | November 24, 2016
Bill, you are absolutely correct. If the Republicans don’t end their corrupt and politically correct ways, the liberals will again be able to take back control. We have to keep pressure on the majority to prevent them from ‘falling off the wagon’.
Michael | November 26, 2016
There are so many interesting ways to look at this election. The truth (I believe) is that the Democrats will have to abandon the Clintons, Beyonce, and fundraising concerts and all that crap. They need to become a party for the people again. Time for a change. Get in the communities and really make a difference.
Trump will be bring change that is clear. I just hope those that voted for him get the change they think they are getting. I think it was a lot of campaign rhetoric. At a minimum it will be interesting 4 years and at worst it will be a disaster. Most likely it will be somewhere in between.
For the record, I typically vote on the far left.
Marty | November 27, 2016
Michael, you’re right, there was rhetoric on both sides. However, we all knew what we were getting with killery. We’re not sure what we’re getting with Trump, however anything would have been better then the so obviously corrupt killery. If Trump only gets half of what he said he would do, it will be a very big plus for America. Obummer was a disaster for this country. Killery would have doubled down on all of his illegal and unconstitutional actions. Let’s all give Trump the chance to turn things around and let us return to a nation of laws. He was not my first choice but when he won the nomination, he got my full support. I, for one, will definitely hold his feet to the fire. I expect him to follow through with his promises. If he doesn’t, I’ll be looking for someone else in 2020, but I hope it never comes to it.
James conrad | November 29, 2016
I’m not here to trash on either of the candidates. If anything, this election strengthened my political beliefs as libertarian. Since we are only given 2 options, in this election the Republican party was stronger in my beliefs. I am not a fan of Donald Trump, but would prefer less government meddling in general. Each party is on very opposite sides of the spectrum, and I don’t feel either one will achieve what we need to make America “Great Again”.
I do hope the liberals calm down about racism and sexism. It does exist, but talking about it so much makes it exist more!
Marty | November 29, 2016
You are obviously correct. There is still racism, although I haven’t seen all the sexism you speak of. The problem is the racism has increased hugely since obummer has been in office. Black lives matter is outright racism, which obummer shows complete support for. Hopefully, with the dictator in chief gone, I really hope to see racism go by the wayside. Unfortunately, with obummers anti white American, this has brought more anti black racism. I truly hope this will turn around.
Survivalist | November 29, 2016
Great article but sadly I don’t see liberalism going away any time soon. It’s indoctrinated into the main stream media and taught in our schools. Not just the colleges any more but even at the K-12 levels too. Sad reality but liberalism isn’t going away until liberals feel the negative effects of it. Wishful thinking in my opinion.
Blue Dog | December 19, 2016
Blue Dog Dem all my life. Voted Obama 2x, i have always had problems with the liberal side of the Democratic party, joining them because I thought Rep were racistist and for the rich, I was taught that in school and by my family, every year that goes by the progressives get louder, meaner, and more judgemental, I am sick of it! If I don’t agree with every little aspect of their arguement, then they bully me by calling me some ism that trumps what ever I’m saying , I’m either stupid or don’t care about people or the enviorment. I believe there has been a paradigm shift that has happened and moderate Dems are now trump voters if not outright Reps, the only thing holding most of us back was the labor issues, because Mod Dems and progressives are no where close on any other issue. Hoping for a great 4 years.
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