It’s mid-November, the shocking result of Tuesday the 3rd, election day has settled into grievous acceptance. There are caveats, hesitations, and concerns over the legality and general fairness of the Democratic win, but a win it is. And as a Democratic Party pundit righteously suggested: “suck it up, you lost.”
Now is the time for blame—a who to accuse, condemn, and prosecute possibly by public caning. Hot-blooded revenge must find satisfaction. Of course, there is no time for a proper investigation, so I recommend Decimation. Every tenth person in the Trump re-election campaign shall step forward for punishment.
But first, some assumptions: Yes, deeply committed liberal-progressive ideologues and their “useful idiot” brethren did act illegally, extralegally, and in ways perfectly legal to procure votes for the Biden Harris ticket. Is this the reason for the Trump-Pence loss? The answer is No.
The Republican Party, since the Regan era, because of their insistence on the utility of rational and reasonable, has not been able to speak persuasively to the American people. Americans receive newsworthy data via subliminal imaging, the conscious reading or viewing of information, and the persuasion of a friend, family, academic influencers, and political pundits. Therefore, personal regards blossom before one can establish an educated opinion. After all, feelings have no factual requirements. A collection of ambiguous factoids, coupled with imaginative images, are sufficient to deduce a thought contrary to Republican inducement.
Conservates find it hard to understand the Democrats winning on pledging to raise taxes and, at the same time, ending tax cuts, credits, instating medicare for all. Eliminating student loan debt, ending fracking on federal lands, re-joining the global warning crazies, initiating the new green deal, reinstating a governing regulatory emphasis, bailing out Blue State pension debt, re-imagining public safety, ending school choice, and enforcing abortion as a viable alternative.
When less than half of the population pays no taxes (a sort of disenfranchisement of the obligatory rights of citizenship), they know that it is the majority of the populace that will pay, not them. So raising taxes sounds useful to them. It’s the tried and true vote buying policy of give them bread, circus, and beer.
How and why was the re-election of Donald J. Trump a failure?
Amazingly, the R-party’s leadership could not convince enough of the American electorate of the Democrats’ wrongheaded policies. Or was the issue of concern not policies, but President Trumps’s insistence on a Trumpian governing style?
The president administered the nation as if the C.E.O of a worldwide private corporation. The United States is not a company; instead, it is a representative republic presented as a democracy. The president of this republic can hire and fire but must do so with respect and protocol. He cannot praise the nominee going into an office and vilify the very person going out.
President Trump worked diligently to make enemies of the rich, the famous, the critical, Field Officers of the armed forces, the elected, and arbitrarily anyone who displeased him. Well, as a private person, that’s a personal business decision. As the President of The United States, this sort of behavior is dysfunctional and inappropriate.
He invited the foxes into the henhouse and, I assume, convinced himself that truth and transparency would win the day. Incredibly, such a naïve, stupid, and insurmountably hurtful action, his inclination for self-destruction is remarkable.
Nonetheless, President Trump’s contribution to the Republican Party, America, and its people was and is a worthy blessing. He is a good man, a great president. I am disappointed in my fellow citizens’ disregard of all the solidly favorable policies in favor of a weak Biden espousing socialist tendencies. However, Trump could not overcome his greatest challenge: Donald J Trump.