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Why I'm A Trumplican

Why I'm A Trumplican

Women in support of Donald Trump hold placards during a campaign rally. (Aimee Dilger/Sipa via AP Images)

By Thursday, 12 November 2020 01:39 PM Current | Bio | Archive

More Republican women candidates were elected to Congress this year than ever before.

"Republican women have already set a new record for non-incumbent U.S. House winners, with 15 women elected in 2020 race so far, surpassing the previous record of 9, set in 2010."- Rutgers

More U.S. Hispanic and Black citizens voted for a Republican presidential candidate in this past election than ever before.

"In key states, Trump made his biggest gains in Hispanic communities," writes the Financial Times.

The Republican party, once thought of as country-club, white-glove, soft-shoe and high-brow has now officially become the party of the working class, the party of inclusion and, at long last, a political party where women can excel in notable numbers.

Under Trump we now also have the first female Justice to the Supreme Court with school-age children, let's not forget. And a justice who graduated from a school other than Yale or Harvard: Notre Dame to be exact.

What do I mean by working-class? I will default to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, who defined it this way post-election, "What I mean by 'working-class party' is normal, everyday people who don't want to live in a city where there is no police department, where people rampage through the streets every time they are upset about something," - The Hill

Can this seismic shift and re-branding of the GOP be attributed largely to President Trump? Several vocal members of the party seem to want to disagree with this hypothesis at present. Some are saying that Americans turned out in record numbers and cast their votes for the GOP this election, just not necessarily for the president. I beg to differ.

As a college educated, caucasian single female aged 50-plus, I skew in the 'demographic analysis' as a Dem voter. But I clearly am not. Traditionally I was mostly independent, politically speaking, up until the 2008 election. But since the post-2012 election, the Republican party has begun to resemble more what I grew up knowing as the Democrat Party. While the Democrat Party, in its current iteration, resembles nothing that I am familiar with, nothing that I value and certainly nothing that I hold dear. Radicalism just isn't my cup of tea.

Does that mean I agree with all that the Republicans posture? No, it doesn't. Does it mean that every single thing that Trump has done as president is A-OK in my book? No, it doesn't. But does it mean that I want to lend my support to the party of inclusion, the party that cares for the ordinary, dirt-under-their-fingernails, heartland American citizen? The party that loves our country vs. one that vilifies our nation? The party whose commander-in-chief these past four years has been President Trump? Yes, I do.

And that is why I am a Trumplican. Or maybe a Trumpocrat. It depends which way you slice it, I guess. And so in regards to this 2020 election, the right of voting is one of the most sacrosanct rights a citizen has and it cannot, should not, must not be compromised by any culture mob. And no matter who is declared (legally) the victor of this last election, we all have a right to know, pending the outcome of valid inquiry and justified investigations, that it was a free and fair election.

Paige Donner has contributed to Newsmax since 2018. She's a media expert, commentator, novelist, and serial entrepreneur. She founded the company, Paris Food And Wine in 2013. In 2018, she founded IoTShipping, a supply chain logistics startup that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) for precision traceability of shipped goods. Paige began her journalism career in Paris, France in 1990. Her first job out of university was with Time-Life's rue Fbg. St. Honore offices. Within the next two years, she took freelancing work as a copy editor for the International Herald Tribune, now re-branded the International New York Times, as well as writing assignments for Variety — the film and television trade magazine. Paige has also clerked for the Senate President of the Hawaii State Legislature. A filmmaker, she has written several television pilots as well as directed television commercials and film shorts. She also contributed to American Cinematographer, the Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety, Huffpost, and a film production trade magazine, Below The Line. As of 2010, Paige has again made Paris, France her home. She has also written for the International New York Times. Since 2013, she has been the sole regular local editor/photographer contributor based in Paris, France for USA Today. Read Paige Donner's Reports — More Here.

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