If you were to go by the streaming tears inside Hillary Clinton’s election night headquarters, the caterwauling voices on CNN and MSNBC, and the screams of the Hollywood elite, you’d think Donald Trump’s victory meant certain doom for any American who has ever voted for a Democrats in their lifetime. Proving, once again, that so many people completely missed the real point of Trump’s powerful message.
While their outlandish, unacceptable dissent will not soon be forgotten (or forgiven), the conservatives who jumped on the #NeverTrump bandwagon actually “got” Donald Trump better than most of liberal America. Aside from their whining about his lack of manners and couth, they did at least understand that he was not running on typical conservative principles. For as much as the media and the Democrats tried to spin Trump as the most right-wing candidate of all time, their version of the Republican nominee never matched the reality.
To wit: When was the last time we had a Republican who reached out in such a way to African-American voters?
When did we last see a Republican who embraced the LGBT community?
When have we ever seen a Republican to the left of Democrats on trade?
For many pundits, the biggest shock of the night was the Hispanic vote. After painting Trump as a racist enemy of Latinos everywhere, they watched in stunned disbelief as he IMPROVED on Mitt Romney’s numbers within the Hispanic voting block.
Maybe it’s because those voters realized that the REAL Donald Trump bore little resemblance to the monster the mainstream media made him out to be.
The representatives of that media have already begun to look inward, wondering if they caused this to happen with all the free coverage they gave Trump back in the primaries.
But while they have correctly identified the “culprit,” they have missed the target when it comes to what they did wrong. It wasn’t the quantity of the coverage; it was the quality of it. They demonized Donald Trump beyond all reason, writing spooky articles about Adolf Hitler without the slightest hint of irony. And with every new exaggeration and every ridiculous lie, they pushed him closer to the White House.
The REAL Donald Trump isn’t New York’s answer to Ted Cruz. He isn’t Barry Goldwater. He isn’t Rush Limbaugh.
He is an entirely new beast of American politics, and he won because he took on a tired, outdated Republican model. His ideology certainly isn’t liberalism, but it isn’t quite conservatism, either. It’s summed up by those two powerful words: America First.
And if he governs with that principle, we are in for a fantastic four years.