I watched President-Elect Trump yesterday at what the MSM are calling “victory laps” in the heartland; actually they are “thank you tours.” I also saw his interviews with several Fox News talking heads. To be sure, it was the real Donald Trump, only less bombastic and more presidential. Although he did scoop his own PR team by announcing the appointment of General Mattis as Secretary of Defense he also passed on the opportunity to say bad things about any of his previous rivals in both parties.
This newly tempered demeanor, along with the near universal praise for the thoughtful and seriously qualified people selected for cabinet positions and his well articulated actions announced for his first 100 days leaves most of the media’s criticism of Trump in the dust. What happened to their rodeo clown?
Actually it’s simple: you’ve been Trumped!
That’s right, Donald J. Trump outplayed the players. Having employed every one of Alinsky’s Rules
he managed to stay in the headlines every single day following his announcement of running for president. He was in turn outrageous, intemperate and provocative. How else could you completely undermine the existing corrupt media? The crony system of patronage? The anti-middle class policies enacted over the past 8 years? Yes, he is a populist; you say that as if it’s a bad thing. Aside from the elitists in both parties the American people are delighted to hear that he wants to make us masters of our own destinies again.
You know the Left has reached the end of the road when all they can do is upgrade their enemies from “racists, sexists, homophobes and Islamaphobes” to “white-supremacists.” Here’s a little of the exchange from last night’s Harvard Kennedy School’s post mortem forum with the Clinton and Trump campaign teams:
“I would rather lose than win the way you guys did,” said Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director, her voice cracking as she confronted Donald Trump’s campaign team, including manager Kellyanne Conway, sitting a few feet away.
Determined to make her point at a conference historians will use to analyze President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning victory, Palmieri said the platform the Trump campaign gave to “white supremacists and white nationalists” was “a very, very important moment in our history of our country.”
An angry Conway replied, “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform? . . . Are you going to look me in the face and tell me that?”
“You did Kellyanne, you did,” Palmieri said. – Chicago Sun Times
As far as I can tell the rest of the Hillary team strategy involved charging all internet news sources that refused to run with the official Democrat Party Talking Points Memos as “fake news.” Post-defeat they added whining about how it’s not fair Hillary lost when she won the popular vote. In their alternate universe the world works the way they want it to work, not the way it was designed to work. Not entirely their fault: America as a representative Republic has not been taught in American classrooms since the mid ‘60s.
Yes people, this is no longer your Mommy and Daddy’s government; the intelligentsia, the elites, the crony capitalists are about to be replaced with thoughtful adults who are committed to Making America Great Again. More like you grandparents’ government only better.
Any-hoo, I’d like to send this message to President-Elect Trump: we hear and appreciate your heartfelt “thank you” to those of us who supported you. Butt allow me, on behalf of the thinking half of America, say, “thank YOU Mr. Trump; for hearing the American people sing.
For making us believe that America will indeed be great again despite all the nattering nabobs of negativity. Thank You.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network