My Rabbi friend wrote me this email, in italics below, the day of the election. We were both absolutely positive America’d moved far too Left to ever vote Trump in. He asked me to call this his “Ramblings..” I think it’s more than that, and I also think you will want to read it because it’s full of good information and good thinking…And I want your answer to my question in red after you read it…thanks!:
To mollify myself in this grim electoral season, I was watching a documentary on British politics since 1945. After the war they voted Churchill out of office, and in 5 years, Labor basically nationalized everything in the country. Even the Conservatives, after winning a few elections in the 50s, ran as modified Laborites and didn’t challenge the socialist state, and it truly appeared to most everyone that England would be a secular socialist state for good (Z: or bad!).
Then along comes Maggie in 1979, proudly proclaiming herself as a free enterprise, family-first Christian. At first, everyone laughed. Labor licked their chops, they couldn’t believe their good fortune. Her own party thought she’d never win, but she beat the snot out of Labour. She went on to lead the nation for a stunning 11 years. In only her first 2 years in office, she privatized 85% of the nationalized industries, beat the unions, beat the Argentinean junta …. Labour didn’t win another national election for SIXTEEN years. (HERE is Maggie giving hell to Socialists, you’ll enjoy hearing it)
And when Labour did win — Blair — they had to run to the right to do so. Still do. When they don’t — Milliband, Corbyn — they get demolished.
And America is a FAR more conservative land than Godless England.
People respond strongly to true leadership and values that ring true. Hillary may be able to win by portraying herself as the lesser of two evils. If Hillary wins today and we have 4 years of her, not even the LSM will be able to hide her awfulness from the American people. She will be given enough rope to hang herself. Her values aren’t American and liberty-loving, and that will become so apparent. When it does, all the tenured professors and activists in the land won’t be enough to stop us from bouncing her out of office.
Our Thatcher will come along to sweep out all the mess, we just have to keep looking for her!