5 December 2016

Notes from Norm: The Last Tears of the Obamaphiles

“Look, like I said, he’s going to– the way I see the tweets you’re talking about, he’s basically giving voice to a lot of people who have felt that they were voiceless. He’s communicating with people in this country who’ve felt like they have not been listened to. He’s going to be an unconventional president. I really think we have a great opportunity in front of us to fix problems, produce results, and improve people’s lives. That’s why we’re here in the first place. And so that’s what’s going to matter at the end of the day. Did we improve people’s lives? Did we solve the problems that the American people need solved? Are we addressing the concerns of people who are tired of being tired? And who cares what he tweeted, you know, on some Thursday night, if we fix this country’s big problems? That’s just the way I look at this.”

– Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

60 Minutes Interview, 12/04/16

We have a little more than a month to go before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

A scenario that the oft-cited Nate Silver said was mostly impossible with a final election day prediction that there was a nearly 72% chance that it would be Hillary Clinton, not Donald J. Trump, who would be our nation’s next President.

In fact, in final polls leading up to Election Day there was a sea of blue numbers showing that Clinton would likely win, in convincing fashion, over Trump.

Don’t believe me because you think I’m citing fake news?

Then go here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/ and review a listing of polls from every conceivable media source that highlights the predictors that were showing Hillary Clinton claiming the mantle of the Presidency on November 8th.

In fact, one of the nation’s most revered political analysts, Larry Sabato, predicted that Clinton would secure 322 electoral votes to Trumps 216.  Again, for reference go to this site http://www.270towin.com/maps/crystal-ball-electoral-college-ratings

Less than a month after the election, those who were convinced that Clinton would win with such certainty continue their public mourning and gnashing of teeth that Trump, who Paul Ryan says will be an “unconventional President”, will be America’s next President.

Unable to face the loss of Clinton, who represented, even imperfectly, what amounted to a third term of office for Barack Obama, Trumps critics cannot get out of their spiral of vitriol and anger.

The liberal but so-called “mainstream media” have seemingly doubled down on virtually every story involving negative storyline involving Trump.  There is an apparent relish to seek out any and all people who have a grudge against Trump as evidence that he will be a disaster as President of the United States.

The term “sore loser” is apt for more than just the mainstream media.

From Hollywood to the elitist D.C. power brokers to the highest and lowest levels of our national media, the Trump election represents a clear threat to their hard-fought dominance of policy and politics in America.

Barack Obama was America’s President but to this crowd he was their muse — their raison d’être.

That there is an American President who decided to keep American jobs in America by getting personally involved in keeping American jobs in America would have been a cause of celebration by Obamaphiles.

When Trump actually did keep American jobs in America, they screamed he was a strongman.

When Obama said he would talk directly to the tyrant leaders of Iran and renew diplomatic ties with the dictatorial regime of Cuba, the Obamaphiles were effusive in their praise and so giddy that they gave him a Nobel Peace Prize before he actually stepped one foot into the White House.

When Trump receives a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, a nation which the U.S. has provided massive amounts of military assistance through multiple Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, it is the Obamaphiles’ proof that he will bring America to the door front of war.

Every appointment that Trump has made to date – or even talked about – or someone else has talked about – has been absent the fawning Obamaphile glee that Kennedy’s Camelot had returned to America.

Instead of celebrating Trump’s Lincolnian trend towards appointing a talented “Team of Rivals” to bring America together and move it forward, the Obamaphiles are bemoaning that he will have an Administration that will tear itself apart from inside out.

With Trump having yet to serve one day in office the left has convinced themselves from across every platform they control – the mainstream media – the levers of the Democratic Party – to every assorted talking head on cable news – that America is doomed.

Donald Trump is not following the script of the political left in America.

They are terrified they have now become the people on the outside looking in rather than those they put on the outside looking in for nearly a decade: The American people.

When all is said and done, President Donald Trump will be judged by the things that Speaker Ryan said in his interview on 60 Minutes:

“Did we improve people’s lives? Did we solve the problems that the American people need solved? Are we addressing the concerns of people who are tired of being tired?”

Which is exactly what the people of America were reflecting on when they voted to elect Donald Trump their President on November 8th, 2016.