The Champagne Went Flat on the Democrats
On Election Day, before the vote counting even commenced, jubilant staffers popped open champagne bottles aboard the Clinton Campaign’s Boeing 737.
They and a lot of others actually believed that Donald Trump was about to be crushed dragging the GOP down with him.
A few hours later, the pundits had lost their swagger, and the Democrats had lost the White House and their dream of retaking Congress, the champagne went flat
Democrats looked around and asked, how did it happen?
One of the Key drivers of Hillary Clinton’s monumental loss was that the Democrats, her party, once the champion of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “forgotten man,” morphed into the party of the privileged.
Those people who guide the Democratic party polices, and crucially, their condescending attitude towards working class Americans, played a major part in Trump’s stunning victory.
In Y 1996 Bill Clinton, the man from Hope, Arkansas, carried West Virginia by 15 points, 20 years later his wife, the woman from Chappaqua, NY lost it by 42%.
This is the result of attacking coal and its miners as dirty and deplorable and planning to replace both with clean energy and a high tech renewable energy workforce.
In another era Democrats would have recognized this as a direct threat to the heritage, culture, traditions and livelihood of working class communities, not today.
Instead is hypocritical, privileged party of some people sent out Katy Perry and Lady Gaga to whip up votes and gets overwhelming support from the sultans of Silicone Valley, the masters of the universe on Wall Street, and crony capitalist CEOs and business tycoons.
That was not a reassuring message to millions of Americans who are anxious about the economy and worried about the direction of the nation.
Those very real concerns were not taken seriously by the Democratic party that views 50% of those who chose not to vote for its candidate as a basket of deplorable’s tagging them “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, +++
The fact is that millions of Americans, the great majority of them not racists, voted for Donald Trump. And so he won rural counties in swing states that had previously voted for Barack Hussein Obama.
These people were worried about the fate of their country and tired of the last 8 years of no growth, unemployment, underemployment, rising health insurance premiums, and rising crime rates.
Concerns not felt by Hillary Clinton champions: George Clooney, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, and Warren Buffett.
Economic security allowed the Democratic elite the luxury to focus on issues far removed from the struggling working class, like climate change, transgender toilets and safe spaces at colleges, plus…
The Clinton’s and the Obama’s called those unmoved by these issues racists and hate-mongers, and disparaging where they live and how they make a living.
The Democrats forgot FDR’s “forgotten man”.
As a result Donald Trump is the US President Elect, and is preparing to move to Washington, DC where Republican majorities in the House and Senate await him to Make America Great Again.
And beyond the beltway?
Republicans continue to govern the majority of Governorships and state legislatures. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, is in disarray.
Have a terrific weekend.