Win or lose, Trump has left his mark, and America has changed.
On the eve of the election, many Republican insiders and loyal commentators are acknowledging what has become apparent – that rise of Trump signals not just a different 2016 cycle, but an entirely new constituency – one defined by populism, by trade, by class. by the impact on jobs and economics.
Charles Krauthammer stated on Fox News that Trump is the new power broker in the GOP and the de facto “king maker” – regardless of who wins the election. The demographics of the party have changed:
Interestingly, Bill Clinton also gets it. The former president has been on the stump – ostensibly to differentiate his wife from President Obama – pointing out the fact that the middle class has been abandoned, and that these desperate people are turning to populist because they have lost something tangible in the last eight years.
As The Daily Sheeple reported:
A leaked Democratic fundraising speech Bill Clinton gave back in 2015 shows the former president telling donors that thanks to Obama, lower-income whites have lower life expectancies because they “don’t have anything to look forward to when they get up in the morning” now.
Bill is tacitly acknowledging the impact that terrible trade deals have had on the American economy and jobs over the last 30 years…
Not only is Bill trying to sound like a straight-talking mix of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, he is acknowledging the same new party identities that voters have assumed.
While Hillary may take the electoral college votes handily enough, the popular votes will reflect a sentiment of anger and unrest in the population.
As the NY Times noted:
[Democrats/Hillary campaign] have effectively swapped much of their working-class white base for the so-called rising demographic of millennials, nonwhite voters and suburbanites clustered near cities such as Denver, Miami, Las Vegas and Washington.
From watching these communities, it will become clear on Tuesday why Mrs. Clinton’s party enjoys a structural advantage in the Electoral College. But this election may also hasten the day when more of the heartland becomes out of reach, illustrating what Democrats lost as much as what they gained.
The common thread is that a combination of trade deals and economic policies has destroyed the wealth of “everyday Americans” – shrinking the middle class and piling pressure onto the lower and working classes who must increasingly depend upon government assistance for their survival.
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I look at how many electoral votes California has, and it’s obvious to me why the rest of the country wishes we’d fall into the damn ocean.
Clinton has sewed the seeds of her OWN destruction… You piss OFF white people who have built this country and you slimy (((zig))) pigs will be sorry… Promise… when the music stops and there are NOT enough chairs, THAT is when it comes apart…AND Jefferson’s tree will drown in blood.
Seriously, 55 electoral votes??? to CALI???
This isn’t even remotely fair.
I mean come on man like how does Cali ALWAYS vote? If it’s communist or involves more bullshit regulations we’re all for it every. Single. Time. And I use the term “we” extremely loosely.
We Just returned home from voting. The wife I and our two grandchildren all wore red shirts. For the first time our little polling place was busy. We had to wait 45 minutes to vote.
I absentee vote so I don’t have to appear in public with Democrats in concentration, so my vote if is counted was already registered days ago. Populism brought us the 16th and 17th amendments
( taxes and senator selection) that have destroyed America as it was originally designed to be. Democrats are by far even more evil, but populism has its own dangers. We need to remain vigilant.
The Democrat party has long go abandoned its blue collar constituents with Bill Clinton signing NAFTA and China Free Trade. In the meantime they have increased their pandering to blacks and gays. If Hillary wins and you come across a white male that is gloating tell them that the Democrat Party is the Party of blacks and gays and you don’t look black.
Allowing 15% ( Blacks and Gays) of our population drag us all down is simply unacceptable. “arbeit macht frei”. I’m there.
The democrats abandoning the middle class in favor of that 15% is a recipe for long term loss as Obama was a one time white guilt trip. The next Democrat black candidate for President will not get the same amount of white support just for being back. They needed to tap into the, “We need a woman President” sympathy this time.
Interestingly the Free Trade agreements signed by Bill Clinton disproportionately hurt the black community yet tradition has kept them in the democratic camp. Black communities in Motor City in 1960 were fine. Its the loss of good solid employment that has been the crime fertilizer. Free Trade is the social economic disease and its like cancer metastasizing.
Simply put the democrats will run out of new oppressed group representatives to run for the Presidency. I don’t think Frederica, formerly Fred, will be viable Presidential candidate.