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Trump's Election Ends Rule by Dynasty

Trump's Election Ends Rule by Dynasty

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Monday, 14 November 2016 08:44 AM Current | Bio | Archive

On Nov. 9, 2016 it became official. Donald John Trump, our improbable Republican Presidential Candidate was voted the 45th president-elect of the United States of America.

The media is dumbfounded, and still doesn’t get it, as is also the case for the Democratic Party and other purveyors of liberal thought in America.

Many in the conservative movement jumping onto the Trump bandwagon of change may have gotten more than they vote bargained with their vote. And the lament of the nation’s evangelical movement for a lion king like David as president may have justified their support.

For many, their prayers were answered.

As stated by Omar Khayyam, it is the hidden moving finger of fate that having writ moves on. Such a parallel postulate reveals that the 2016 presidential election, like that in 1948 race between Thomas Dewey and Harry Truman, resulted in the odds-on favorite being defeated.

Too many in Trump's own party distanced themselves prematurely from our candidate, not sure of his ability to win and dissatisfied with his public posture, though privately many felt the same way.

As one of the early Trump supporters who did not waver in my belief that he would win, here’s the scoop:

  • Trump always looked the part. Seldom was he seen dressed casually and his bearing was presidential though his mouth occasionally reacted faster than prudence might dictate.
  • Trump stood firm in the face of assaults from the left, right, media, lobbyists, Republicans, Democrats, and environmentalists, etc. As the Jeff Healey Band lyrics say “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, Here I am stuck in the middle with you . . . " This unlikely blue collar billionaire stood squarely with the voices of the middle class, rural America and those who perceived themselves as honorable but who were depicted as deplorable. As Walt Whitman so eloquently wrote, Trump heard “America Singing, the varied carols.” He heard while others were simply watching the parade go by. These are the they who lived where the electoral vote would be impacted.
  • On an individual level, Trump was always personable, polite and engaging with those he met. He went the extra mile for the party, flying in at his own expense to help raise money — whether in Arkansas, North Carolina, or some other state. He had credentials with the rank and file giving him unexpected coattails for down- ticket candidates. He seemed truly interested in our success.
  • Trump was on message for the nation when he spoke of the evils of rampant, unchecked illegal immigration; the expensive nature of Obamacare as a program we can’t afford, acknowledging as did Bill Clinton did, that it is the craziest thing he’d ever heard; rectifying trade imbalances emanating from treaties (which put this nation at a disadvantage); jobs as the lynchpin to the nation’s prosperity; and the corruption of the Clinton machine.
  • Though pundit and black skinhead Van Jones called this the “Whitelash” election and joined the legion of young, disaffected, and wired in aspirants seeking control of the nation with limited field experience but willing to take us where they felt we need to go. Without giving up what we already have, Trump quit making the election about feel good empty rhetoric or a whitewash of our problems. He kept it real, and for those willing to do some soul-searching like many blacks who chose not to support the Democrat’s Hillary Clinton, it was painfully obvious that her pandering would not work.
  • The need for an independent counsel to investigate the Clinton emails and the Clinton Foundation must be honored by Trump lest two standards of justice continue and the covenant with the voters who put him there be broken.

I found it ironic the numbers complaining about Trump’s lack of experience for the job as president. As a non-soldier, non-politician and business man, Trump is the kind of person envisioned as the nation's President. As Calvin Coolidge wrote “The Business of America is Business.”

Getting elected was the easy part. Governing with wisdom, a balanced budget and inclusion will be a major challenge. Trump must learn as the Negro spiritual wrote that "There is a balm in Gilead," To make the wounded whole; "There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sin-sick soul."

To heal a nation Trump will have to soothe it with this balm of hope, freedom, liberty, and encouragement.

So far, real problems aren’t being addressed — protecting social security and disallowing that program's money to be spent from the general fund. Social security funds are the basis of our financial agendas for war and entitlements. A recent quote sent me anonymously said the government is always telling us we are about to run out of funds for Social Security. Has anyone said we are running out of funds for food stamps, Obamacare and other entitlements where there is no pay in to the system, while Social Security recipients are triple taxed, i.e. when money is taken out of their check; when one collects on the money; when others are given the money without any benefit to those who paid into the system.

The second American Revolution has begun. Whether we get our priorities in order will dictate who gets to fight another day.

I sure hope that those who wouldn’t stand by Trump aren’t moving to the front of the line to call the shots; or those who have been too long at the dance continue to go around the floor.

I hope the Trump children are not chosen to make decisions while holding on to properties which will give them many conflicts of interest. I hope that our judiciary will rediscover the meaning of our constitution and abide by it no matter how many don’t like the

Electoral College, which is a system designed to insure representation by localities which could be overwhelmed by urban sprawl. And I hope that we quit trying to build dynasties from families of elected officials for we have had our fill of Bushes, Clintons, Fords, and Obamas.

Dr. Ada M. Fisher was the first black woman to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman. She was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, a candidate for U.S. Congress, and a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I." For more of her reports, Go Here Now.



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I hope those who wouldn’t stand by Trump aren’t moving to the front of the line to call the shots; or those who have been at the dance too long continue to go around the floor. I hope that we quit trying to build dynasties from families of elected officials.
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