Best article yet on Trump’s election:

Friend/commenter SilverLady emailed me this yesterday…it’s FABULOUS..a bit long and I wouldn’t take out a word.  You’ll be standing and cheering:

By Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

yes-we-can“It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet.  It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle, while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election.  They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say.  They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families.

They fought and they won.

This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising.  Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them.  And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.

Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.

They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.

They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.

And they changed everything.

Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his.

He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.

And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.

And America said, “No.”
Fifty million Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.

Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport the illegal aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.

It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.

It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.

Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.  (Z: you crying yet?  I practically did!!!)

They won improbably.  And they won amazingly.

They were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear.

And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.

Watch this video. See ten ways John Oliver destroyed Donald Trump. Here’s three ways Samantha Bee broke the internet by taunting Trump supporters. These three minutes of Stephen Colbert talking about how stupid Trump is owns the internet. Watch Madonna curse out Trump supporters. Watch Katy Perry. Watch Miley Cyrus. Watch Robert Downey Jr. Watch Beyonce campaign with Hillary. Watch. Click.

Watch fifty million Americans take back their country.

The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.

No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.

America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.

The day when we stop being able to pull of the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.

Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.

Midnight has passed. A new day has come. And everything is about to change…”


*Thanks, SilverLady

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46 Responses to Best article yet on Trump’s election:

  1. bocopro says:

    Yep! Nicely put.

    To sum up, it was the bloodless step #1 of American Revolution II.

    But . . . unless a whole lotta absolutely non-negotiable changes happen, and soon, step #2 will involve bullets, bodies, and a whole lotta blood — for all the reasons she so adroitly inventoried and laid out for the auditors.

    AND . . . the unicorn riders and entitlement zombies will still be loitering in the vestibules and behind the dumpsters waiting for the pendulum to swing back, as is its nature to do.


  2. The vote was a repudiation of Obama’s policies.

    But you know what? The Left doesn’t yet understand that reality. And neither do many of the NeverTrumpers, including many members of the establishment GOP. Both the Left and certain Republicans will be working behind the scenes to make sure that Trump isn’t the nominee in 2020.


  3. My only problem with these types of commentaries popping up is the way they insist that all Trump voters are working class white men. I’m a college-educated white woman who grew up in NJ, went to school in NYC and live in NY. I still voted against my gender!


  4. Adrienne, I think they’re talking about the group of voters who have stayed home on Election Day for decades, the uneducated white voters who have not had anyone looking out for them in 25+ years. They haven’t been motivated to vote for any of the candidates because none of their agendas included any policies that solved their loss of jobs and opportunity. They have been abused and disrespected, forgotten and told their rights were undeserved. They’ve kept their heads down, plodded along and done their best to keep home and hearth together in an increasingly difficult economy. They are the reason Donald Trump won in a landslide!

    College educated & successful Conservatives have always voted for our nominee. We have not stayed home, they have…. until Trump. President Reagan was the last President who understood and respected them. There’s nothing for them in the globalist goals of the New World Order.

    Republicans have had a very tough time getting anything done, even in the majority because they’ve been unwilling to wield their political power. That all changes with Trump. And my guess is they all know it and have actually yearned for a strong leader. Well, they’ve got him now and they’d better realize they have no choice but to join him.

    It’s going to be interesting watching our nation reassert itself. It’s long overdue!

    Z, thank you so much for sharing this article sent to you by Silver Lady. It was a powerful and inspiring read. I loved it! Ooh Rah, CHARGE! I’m ready to go!!!!!


  5. Adrienne says:

    Watching my former family and the one or two libtard acquaintances having public meltdowns on Facecrap has been delicious. One acquaintance has a black bull dyke friend who is “fearful for her “wife” and family.” WTHell? Last I checked it was the Soros funded Hillary supporters out causing mayhem


  6. I hate to be the contrarian here, but we lost a popular vote again.
    Fortunately, we won.
    We won for the reasons listed, but it was not an overwhelming mandate.
    We won because Hillary was a more horrible candidate than Trump.
    Now to hold Trump to task (actually eliminate Dodd-Frank and Obamacare) or we’ll have to do it again, perhaps as Bocopro alluded, a little “differently”.


  7. Adrienne: On FB there is a group I belong to from Ypsilanti that is heavily lib.
    They are voicing their concerns for their safety now and trying to organize a group that can escort those who are now afraid to walk on the street. ?!?!?!?!
    I replied:
    If a cadre of CCW or even Open Carry were to offer their services, they would be viewed with horror. But the fearful would accept the escort of someone as vulnerable as themselves.


  8. fredd says:

    Bocopro is right: Donald Trump and his movement had better deliver, and now. If it turns out that Obamacare is not repealed and replaced, if no wall is built on our southern border, if taxes are not lowered, if muslim scum continue to flow into the country, if conservative judges are not put on the Supreme Court, then there will be hell to pay.

    And it will come in the form of physical hell.


  9. geeez2014 says:

    I’m hearing more unhappiness and leeriness about Trump’s win from some of you than some of my lefty friends! Everybody was SO excited for him to win, now 5 days later, notsomuch?

    This is the best WE came up with against Hillary…you all know how I felt about that…BAD…..but IT ISN’T HILLARY WHO WON and that’s pretty darned GREAT for me…. Even I think we need to give this man a chance.

    If you really thought the wall was going to be built very soon, or he couldn’t keep some of Obamacare (you want an end to preexisting conditions being overlooked??REALLY?), or he could do very much VERY soon, I’m surprised. He’s a businessman, not a magician. BUT, being a businessman, he has said he’s going to be moving on some of this very soon….he understands the need.

    It’s SO OBVIOUS the lefties are over dramatizing just to make him look worse than he is…Ed’s story is utterly RIDICULOUS. Do they think some Republicans are behind the trash cans ready to kill them on their street now? And the media’s complicit…CNN is featuring stories on people SO UPSET, very little on the havoc of the demonstrators but PLENTY about people feeling unsafe..I’d feel unsafe to walk NYC streets because of the LEFTIES, not TRUMP

    I hope he can survive with the little support he seems to be getting even from Republicans…we need to remain hopeful. We need to PUSH the media into HONESTY, fairness, REAL journalism not leftwing hypocritical lies and mischaracterization….SOMEHOW. But how?


  10. Kid says:

    What Adrienne said – That was the only problem I had with this article. A lot of smart people came out to vote who hadn’t been voting in years becuase they were smart enough to realize there wasn’t more than a hair’s difference between a republican and democrat politician.

    Like Ed said, if Trump doesn’t deal with obamacare, immigration, cancel barry’s damaging exec orders, and drain the federal swamp, these people won’t come out again in 2020. I might even vote for Bernie myself as I’ll be on SS by then and Bernie’s gonna give me a big raise. I’ll probably be dead by the time the country comes crashing down from it.


  11. geeez2014 says:

    Don’t worry, folks! FOX appears to be of your same mind: HE’S PROMISED A LOT AND HE’D DAMN WELL BETTER DO IT TOMORROW!”



  12. Kid, if you do die, you WILL be voting for Bernie. 🙂


  13. Kid says:

    Great point Ed. That’s why I want my $ first !


  14. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, that’s hilarious! Absolutely terrific ….:-)


  15. geeez2014 says:–politics.html?ref=gs

    THIS is also hilarious….We’re going to depend on OBAMA to “explain” Trump around the world.
    OH BOY! …ANOTHER APOLOGY TOUR! W(#$*&*&&(*#&$(#&


  16. Kid says:

    The English don’t like obama. I know of no country who likes obama outside of the moslem countries and now that he is of no further use to them I think he’s going to find a lot of cold shoulders. He is impotent now. He’s going to find out how unpowerful he is. The emperor will finally see that he is in fact naked.


  17. Bob says:

    I really like this one. “A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America.”

    That pretty well sums up what is going on in this country. The racial angst seen by liberals has been a self-filling prophecy. By allowing millions of undocumented workers into our economy, millions of citizens have lost their jobs, Black Lives Matter, they say. Black Jobs Matter, too. White jobs matter. Hispanic jobs matter. It is basic economics that by flooding our labor market with sub-normal wage earners, they will replace others at the bottom of the job market by working for less. The Democrats either don’t understand basic economics, or were willing to sell-out working people just for votes, illegal alien votes.

    Most people, rightly, see the Obama policies as a big sell-out of the nation.


  18. Mal says:

    I believe our founding fathers have smiles on their faces and proud of what just happened.


  19. geeez2014 says:

    Great comments…I agree….

    Am so disappointed in the demonstrators….why I didn’t think this would happen is beyond me…they’re spoiled little idiotic children whose colleges are coddling them with therapy dogs and counseling…HOW INSULTING TO TRUMP and HALF OF AMERICA.

    And we’d NEVER EVER have done this…and nobody notices? Or maybe people ARE waking up? Let these jerks demonstrate….they’re looking SO stupid to everyone but a Bernie voter.
    Of course, if we bitched to a liberal about the demonstrators, they’d say “Well, they don’t represent ME, they’re FRINGE”..yet when Republicans do ONE thing the Left doesn’t like “it’s you stupid rightwingers… ” or “all you CHRISTIANS”..


    Kid, I have a feeling the European countries are going TO LOVE Obama once Trump starts reestablishing the greatness of America on them….demanding they play ball in their own protection, canceling trade deals they were favored in, etc.!!

    But, really, this IS going to be an I’M SO SORRY WE ELECTED TRUMP tour…and they’ll eat that up because, so far, they really don’t like TRUMP.


  20. geeez2014 says:

    From a wise friend in an email today “Did you hear what Roger Goodell said? Something to the effect that it would be more difficult for him to discipline football players charged with abuse now that Trump will be President. Will someone please remind everyone that Clinton was an abuser, and even impeached, and they still wanted to elect his crooked wife. ”

    Oh, the hypocrisy, the irony………….the LEFT. (thanks, CC)


  21. bocopro says:

    Perhaps the most classic bit of irony during the latter stages of the campaign was that reporters stumbled over themselves to ask Trump’s daughters and daughters-in-law how they felt about their DJT’s history of treatment and comments about women but never ONCE asked Chelsea how she felt about HER father’s treatment and attitude towards women.


  22. Baysider says:

    “And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope.”

    I think that’s why so many voted for Obama, too They see a ‘hope’ for somebody who will move it in the right direction. If business-as-usual continues the Dems will win big next time because they always spin a good yarn. (Fortunately, the Hildebeast was an exception.)

    Great read. We can dream… and stay vigilant.


  23. bocopro says:

    Football! Hmmpphhh!

    When it’s O.K. for Kaepernick and his ilk to kneel during the anthem but it’s verboten for Titans player Avery Williamson and others to wear 9/11 memorial shoes during an official game, it’s time to abandon professional football.


  24. Sparky says:

    That was profound. Well done SilverLady. I agree with many comments here, though, that if the tide of muslim scum isn’t stopped, if taxes aren’t lowered, if regulations aren’t completely eliminated and Obamacare thrown into the trash heap of history, bullets are our only next option. Period. Thankfully, we’re in God’s hands and I pray it doesn’t come to that.


  25. geeez2014 says:

    Sparky, so you want to go back to people not getting insured because of preexisting conditions?

    If we all thought it was going to be ‘business as usual,’ it’s a wonder anybody voted for Trump.
    I’m stunned at the immense amount of scrutiny everything he’s doing now is getting…by both sides. I ache about it. I’ve never seen it this bad before FROM the right TO the right. Not good …and Libs are watching, but Republicans ALWAYS shoot themselves in the foot…i’m afraid now it’s the heart.


  26. Beautifully put (Sparky sent me here)—the snowflakes on campus–including faculty (I am a 49 yr old college student) are getting therapy to deal with the loss, sigh, sad but true. And now all these protests, riots and now a campaign to have the vote overturn…I guess they want to see a real riot IF that should happen…us older folks are just not going to take it anymore from these millennials, just saying.


  27. Sparky says:

    Z: ObamaCare is destroying our country. It must be eliminated. Many of us are losing insurance anyway. It’s a hideous mess and nearly stopped all economic growth. They (politicians) are supposedly drawing up plans for insurance companies to do helpful things like cross State lines and be able to compete.
    Pres. Trump does have a hard row to hoe. I hope he can stay tough and focused.


  28. The ACA is not within the enumerated powers of the Federal government. Trump campaigned on at least repealing it…if not replacing it [still unconstitutional]. He appears to be caving even before inauguration day. That should worry every Trump voter.


  29. geeez2014 says:

    Simply Linda…well said! Yes, and THERAPY DOGS! And NO condemnation for the demonstrations, burning the flag, NOTHING. Our liberal college administrations/professors are EATING THIS UP!~ THEY TAUGHT THEM WELL.

    And WHERE ARE OUR CONSERVATIVE KIDS? Maybe they need to march, too?

    Sparky! Yes, that’s what the Republicans WANTED….to allow for crossing state lines to compete…there is NO WAY (mark my words) this admin will take away that preexisting conditions clause….NO WAY.

    I hope he can stay tough and focused but he needs to do what he said he would do and be everybody’s president….unlike Obama.


  30. Mal says:

    Amen, Sparky. Indeed, Trump has his hands full and is already in full swing preparing. Lets all wish him God’s speed ’cause he’s gonna need it!


  31. geeez2014 says:

    CI, as I’ve said ten times above, Trump’s going to get more crap from Republicans than he ever dreamed of getting from the left. FINE..repeal it, but do NOT leave 20 million without ain’t gonna work.
    AND he’d darn well better make it affordable……..perhaps they’ll be dealing with private insurance companies and pulling some arms behind their backs….to get them to play ball, to help…….

    Maybe none of you has been in a situation where you just couldn’t afford health care. I pray not, but I have a close relative who has, and it is HELL. AND, when a very very wealth relative offered to pay for a hospital stay? They told my relative “if he pays, you’ll lose your Medical”…yup….can’t let someone foot the bill for the state, or SHE WILL LOSE HER INSURANCE, pitiful as it is. And, actually, Medical has given her better therapy than private insurance would have …and for a longer time, and she’s feel FAR better finally….
    sick, but true.

    Again, if you’ve ever been with no health insurance and a long, painful illness, you just might not want single payer…I SURE DON’T…but you want people to GET HELP.


  32. Mal says:

    I don’t believe he is caving, C.I. Remember, Trump is a negotiator, and as such, starts out by agreeing before spelling out his agenda. Wait and see what happens after he gets in. This also could be a tactic so Obama won’t try to ram through any more bills before leaving the Oval.


  33. Bob says:

    Z: We haven’t seen anything, yet, of the left’s ability to gripe and find fault. Think of Harry Reid, squared. Everything will still be racist, or some other socially divisive term. Just you wait!


  34. geeez2014 says:

    Bob, I wouldn’t mind if it were just the LEFT’s griping and finding fault. That’s expected.. I’m seeing it in Republicans who were MUCH crazier about Trump than I was….now they’re already banging the drums about NOT CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH. Not sure what they heard while they were loving on him….he hasn’t changed.


  35. Mal,
    You could well be correct (your comment of November 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm ).


  36. Z: Do you believe that mandatory healthcare falls under the power of the Federal government? Because for the last few years, the GOP [writ large] hasn’t. And the Roberts court was rightly lambasted for passing their judgement.


  37. Z,
    FINE..repeal it, but do NOT leave 20 million without insurance

    That’s one side of the equation — and Mr. AOW and I had to sacrifice much to be able to afford private health insurance (pre-ACA).

    The other side is that those without subsidies are picking up the slack for others — to the point that some of those picking up the slack are seeing premiums which gobble up 1/3-1/2 of their income.

    There’s also the matter of shrinking provider networks to the point that some areas are seeing only one insurance provider.

    There’s also the matter of so many of the ACA policies having high deductibles to the point that those policies are, by default, not really providing coverage at all and cannot possibly prevent medical bankruptcy.

    There must be a way to solve the health insurance/healthcare problem, but doing so will require thinking outside the box.


  38. Kid says:

    If we went back to the way it was, got rid of nonsense about not crossing state lines, and developed a fund that would be used for people outside the system, it would be incredibly cheaper than obammycare, and everyone would be taken care of. As it is now, I believe there are 33 million that don’t have coverage and never will. ACA is diseased. It was designed to put the insurers out of business, re-route all that IN money through DC, where like any other $ that goes through gets stolen, laundered or mis-used and never used economically.

    There are a bunch or taxes and other negatives due to be implemented in 2017 yet.


  39. bunkerville says:

    ACA has dramatically impacted Medicare and its reimbursement and coverages. Beware the untangling of the ACA. They have already taken out over 1 Billion bucks from Medicare and given it to insurance companies. I did hear Paul Ryan speak to these points, but stay alert.. Trump may have gotten the points, so if we hear Amend the ACA don’t panic IMO.


  40. jean worland says:

    I loved it. I’m stealing it for my posts tomorrow. Thank you! Hope you are well, Love, Jean


  41. geeez2014 says:

    CI, of course it’s not enumerated under any Federal power….if they’d left off “pursuit of happiness” we’d have been better off, by the way, because that’s one of those things that can be attributed to WELLBEING MAKES HAPPINESS.

    But, we have to be realistic and grow up and know sometimes we can’t turn everything back….I HATE single payer, I HATE my neighbor paying MY medical bills if I’m on Medicare..I HATE IT! Seriously. But, something has to be done to help those who just can’t get medical help at all…

    AOW “There must be a way..” I am hoping Businessman Trump can figure this one out.

    Bunkerville…GOD BLESS YOU. I agree with you…. Do not panic….patience, everybody. You all loved Trump, I didn’t…now I’m patient and hoping for the best and some of you are all over him as if he were Hillary STOP IT. ..sayeth Z 🙂

    Kid, seems like you’ve thought wisely about a lot of this…how do you propose we help the very poor who need med help?

    Jean, we need to have coffee soon. Loved that you’re going to reprint this because I thought the article was terrific, too…(the red highlights are mine…..feel free to get rid of them!)


  42. Silverlady says:

    Trump was not my choice, but on reflection, though many may disagree, I think he was the ONLY candidate who could beat her. All the others, my choices included, came from the political class that is so much of the problem.

    Many long years ago my father told me that you are judged by the company you keep, as well as those who revile you. He has gathered some excellent people around him, so I have great hope going forward. I do believe that Paul Ryan will be very ready to send bills to his desk, as he could get nowhere with Obama, not that he tried that hard. The same with Mitch in the Senate getting them out of committee. BYE BYE Harry Reid, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    One more comment, though it may not be much, I doubt that he will be putting his feet on the Resolute Desk like Obama loved to do. An ultimate sign of domination and disrespect. Oh, and I hope he gets the Churchill bust back, too, fast!


  43. Kid says:

    Z, Uner the old system, the poor were just walking into emergency rooms. That can be improved upon, but the point is were were all paying for that and paying a heck of a lot less than we are now.


  44. Mal says:

    My thoughts exactly, Kid. No one was ever turned away and we were paying a heck of lot less for insurance at the same time.


  45. Kid says:

    Mal, Thanks. Let us go back to the old system, remove state line restrictions, restoring competition (Economic efficiency always comes form competition Only) and let us all pay for those who cannot truly afford health care. That would even be cheaper than the old system because we’d all be paying for the poor, rather than just those of us who were punished becuase we were exposed to the health care beast because we needed it and paid 10 times the price for hospital care.

    And again, ride fence on hospital and doctor prices to remove gouging. Also, remove all these nonsensical regulation/reporting BS that has turned doctors offices into Federal Reporting Offices. One nurse replaced by 3 paper pushing servants of the Fed !

    I know from talking to doctors, that would be taken Very well and lower costs more than anyone imagines.

    Here’s a guage. They say plastic surgery doesn’t cost any more today than it did 20 years ago because it isn’t covered under Heath Insurance. People pay out of pocket due to it being elective surgery. There is your water line guage.


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