Donald Trump’s Biggest Crime Was Winning The 2016 Election

  
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Donald Trump’s Biggest Crime Was Winning The 2016 Election
How dare he win the election on his very first try? If you scratch the surface, jealousy is one of the driving emotions among Washington’s elite against Trump and his electoral success. He achieved what many career politicians would die and sell their souls multiple times for. And Trump did it seemingly casually, almost effortlessly. How dare he? He must have stolen the election!

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For the crime of winning the 2016 election, the elites have pinned all manner of crimes on Trump, hoping something will stick.



Donald Trump’s biggest crime was winning the 2016 election. For our political and media elite in the Beltway, that was the catastrophic, unforgivable crime, from which all the other (imaginary) crimes they now pursue him for originated.

How dare he win that election? Didn’t he know the election belonged to Hillary Clinton, who’d been building up to this very moment for three decades, courting every relevant constituency, remembering every useful politician’s birthday, and being as banal as possible to check everyone’s “lesser political evil” box?

How dare he win the election on his very first try?  If you scratch the surface, jealousy is one of the driving emotions among Washington’s elite against Trump and his electoral success. He achieved what many career politicians would die and sell their souls multiple times for. And Trump did it seemingly casually, almost effortlessly. How dare he? He must have stolen the election!

How dare he win that election with a shoestring budget and a ramshackle campaign apparatus? How dare he win without an army of consultants, strategists, advisers, pollsters, and fancy data interpreters? Didn’t he understand that our elections are an excellent jobs program for thousands of political operatives and media types?

How dare he win the old-fashioned way: you know, by having a simple, direct message; recognizing heartland voters’ economic woes; and campaigning in that retail-politics way of his? Didn’t he know that 21st-century elections are now won with Big Data, microtargeting of voters, and media-hyped candidates?

How dare he lie and exaggerate in that crude, undisciplined way of his? Doesn’t he know that Washington likes their liars to be polished prevaricators who know how to couch their fabrications in think-tankese?

To add insult to injury, how dare he win by just saying what he (and millions of ordinary voters) thinks? That’s just not done. Didn’t he appreciate that Presidential Campaign-Speak is an art unto itself—something that has been focus-grouped, poll-tested, script-driven, platitude-filled, that’ll give no offense whatsoever to any identity group in America, and bores listeners to tears. How dare Trump riff offhand and entertain voters? The gall of the man!

How dare he say obvious, common-sense things like spending blood and treasure on Middle Eastern quagmires isn’t okay anymore, that America can’t afford to be the world’s security underwriter anymore, that our global trade deals have shafted American workers for too long? Who does he think he is?

Doesn’t he know that on the issues of the day, he needs to consult our over-credentialed, corrupt, and inefficient elites before he says anything?  And doesn’t he know that the solution to every issue in our politics is counter-intuitive now: Up is down, war is peace, more illegal immigration is good, and having a wall on our southern border is bad.

How dare he care about ordinary American workers in the Rust Belt? Doesn’t he know that we live in a global economy now, and those Americans are toast? Dang Trump for forcing us to pretend we care about those white working-class voters Democrats had snookered for so long. Thanks to Orange Man, we now have to cater to the very people we despise and who cling bitterly to their God, guns, and religion.

And for God’s sake, doesn’t he know that caring about one’s nation and its citizens is passé? It’s all global now! Pretend-caring in a vague, generalized, feel-good way about global citizens while getting richer off their cheap labor is the fashion now.

For all his flaws, Trump is the best thing to have happened to our ossified, corrupt national politics. He ripped the mask off our political and media establishments. His election victory exposed the empty-souled hypocrites in the establishments of both parties and the national media who shill for them. He is the much-needed human defibrillator to the American political system.

What our ruling elites used to have (and lost) after the 2016 election was a powerful sense of control over our politics. Like millions of voters who are outside the hardcore Democratic base, I’ve been enjoying the primal scream emanating from the ruling and media elite. I may not like or agree with everything Trump does, but the spectacle of jittery, grasping-at-anything-and-everything elites has been enjoyable to watch.

With his unpredictable, heterodox ways of policy-making and communicating to the masses, Trump has, in some ways, neutered the media elite. What we have been seeing for the last two-and-a-half years is nothing but revenge on steroids: For the crime of winning the 2016 election, the elites have pinned all manner of crimes on Trump, hoping something will stick.

Saritha Prabhu is a freelance writer and opinion columnist for The Tennessean of Nashville.

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XXJefferson#51
1  seeder  XXJefferson#51    2 weeks ago

“The gall of the man!

How dare he say obvious, common-sense things like spending blood and treasure on Middle Eastern quagmires isn’t okay anymore, that America can’t afford to be the world’s security underwriter anymore, that our global trade deals have shafted American workers for too long? Who does he think he is?

Doesn’t he know that on the issues of the day, he needs to consult our over-credentialed, corrupt, and inefficient elites before he says anything?  And doesn’t he know that the solution to every issue in our politics is counter-intuitive now: Up is down, war is peace, more illegal immigration is good, and having a wall on our southern border is bad.

How dare he care about ordinary American workers in the Rust Belt? Doesn’t he know that we live in a global economy now, and those Americans are toast? Dang Trump for forcing us to pretend we care about those white working-class voters Democrats had snookered for so long. Thanks to Orange Man, we now have to cater to the very people we despise and who cling bitterly to their God, guns, and religion.

And for God’s sake, doesn’t he know that caring about one’s nation and its citizens is passé? It’s all global now! Pretend-caring in a vague, generalized, feel-good way about global citizens while getting richer off their cheap labor is the fashion now.

For all his flaws, Trump is the best thing to have happened to our ossified, corrupt national politics. He ripped the mask off our political and media establishments. His election victory exposed the empty-souled hypocrites in the establishments of both parties and the national media who shill for them. He is the much-needed human defibrillator to the American political system.

What our ruling elites used to have (and lost) after the 2016 election was a powerful sense of control over our politics. Like millions of voters who are outside the hardcore Democratic base, I’ve been enjoying the primal scream emanating from the ruling and media elite. I may not like or agree with everything Trump does, but the spectacle of jittery, grasping-at-anything-and-everything elites has been enjoyable to watch.

With his unpredictable, heterodox ways of policy-making and communicating to the masses, Trump has, in some ways, neutered the media elite.”

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.1  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1    2 weeks ago

Trump has beaten those who tried to punish him for presuming to win the election. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.2  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1    2 weeks ago

Hopefully he commits many more crimes against the wishes of the secular progressive left democrats. 

 
 
 
katrix
1.2.1  katrix  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1.2    2 weeks ago
Hopefully he commits many more crimes against the wishes

What a disgusting comment.  Wanting our President to commit crimes. 

 
 
 
Snuffy
1.2.2  Snuffy  replied to  katrix @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

may I suggest you read the seed and recognize the humor.  Not everything is an attack

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.2.3  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  katrix @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

To the progressives his very election as well as all of his fine actions in our interest and on our behalf are crimes.  In that regard I hope he commits them many times a day for the next 5.6 years.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.2.4  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  Snuffy @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

Also, the secular progressive left has no sense of humor.  

 
 
 
Snuffy
1.2.5  Snuffy  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

Considering some of the presidential candidates they have pushed, I'm not so sure. I thought over the years that a few of them have been so whack-a-doodle it had to be a joke. But to be fair, some of the candidates pushed by the right have been just as funny.

Life is good here in the middle.  :D

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.2.6  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  Snuffy @1.2.5    2 weeks ago

This year they are all a sick joke upon our great country.  

 
 
 
squiggy
1.2.7  squiggy  replied to  katrix @1.2.1    2 weeks ago
What a disgusting comment.  Wanting our President to commit crimes. 

Is that you, Roseann Roseanna Danna?

 
 
 
luther28
1.3  luther28  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1    2 weeks ago
How dare he say obvious, common-sense things like spending blood and treasure on Middle Eastern quagmires isn’t okay anymore,

Then why are we sending the fleet to the Gulf (even though it was in the plans for a month), saber rattling with Iran again?

Mr. Trump is as full of shite as most politicians are, his is just thicker.

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.3.1  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  luther28 @1.3    2 weeks ago

We should send the fleet to Iran to compel their behavior to what we expect of them.  Teddy Roosevelt has the right idea over a hundred years ago with his speak softly but carry a big stick policy and backing it up with the great white fleet.  He introduced America to the world as a superpower and Trump will not allow for our relinquishing of that status as much as Obama tried to do so.  

 
 
 
luther28
1.3.2  luther28  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1.3.1    2 weeks ago
We should send the fleet to Iran to compel their behavior to what we expect of them.

I would have to say that this statement negates the previous claim of.....

How dare he say obvious, common-sense things like spending blood and treasure on Middle Eastern quagmires isn’t okay anymore,

Which is it?

By the by America does not necessarily set the behavior standard for others, what happened to worrying about us.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.3.3  Ronin2  replied to  luther28 @1.3.2    2 weeks ago

Let us know when Trump starts a war, will you?

I have heard repeatedly he is trying to do so; but he must suck at that as well.  Unlike all of our past presidents who had no problem starting them, entering them late, or continuing them past all logical common sense. (Before you say anything, yes- I am pissed at Trump for escalating our presence in Syria, and continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Seems that his talk doesn't equal his capacity for pulling the plugs on previous administration military misadventures.)

 
 
 
luther28
1.3.4  luther28  replied to  Ronin2 @1.3.3    2 weeks ago
Let us know when Trump starts a war, will you?

Should it come to that (which hopefully it will not) it will be something we bumble into due to his talk (which has consequences) and that recycled neocon Mr. Boltons mindset.

I will be sixty eight in a few months, over that time span we have either been engaged in warfare (of one sort or another) or under the threat of such, I myself am weary of it.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.3.5  Ronin2  replied to  luther28 @1.3.4    2 weeks ago

Thing is we have not come to that (war) despite the left howling about every last thing Trump has done since he has been in office.

Trump is great at posturing; but that is as far as it goes.  Trump is a self serving ego maniac. He would never stand for the Trump empire to be cast into rubble.  If war is bad for his business; then global war would be catastrophic.  I trust Trump to put his own interests first and keep us out of any further wars- unless someone is stupid enough to attack us. Then he will enter to save the Trump image- which ranks slightly below the Trump empire in his mind.

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.3.6  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  luther28 @1.3.2    2 weeks ago

Part of the point of having a strong military is being able to project power or potential force into a region to compel compliance of a potential enemy, enforce an international agreement, or protect American citizens or interests. The idea of projecting power in a region is to compel others to act in our interests whether they want to or not because they know what could happen.  Have those on the left forgotten the two best ways to win and stay out of war?  Peace through strength and trust but verify.  To heck with the whole asinine concept of leading from behind.  

 
 
 
luther28
1.3.7  luther28  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1.3.6    2 weeks ago
Have those on the left forgotten the two best ways to win and stay out of war?  Peace through strength and trust but verify.  To heck with the whole asinine concept of leading from behind.  

The simplest method is to mind ones own affairs and quit telling others how to mind theirs.

We have had the ability to blow up the earth 100 times over since the 1950's and currently spend more than the next seven Countries combined on the military. Where has that gotten us thus far, other than into a couple of unfunded wars?

 
 
 
dennis smith
1.3.8  dennis smith  replied to  luther28 @1.3.7    2 days ago

The simplest method is to mind ones own affairs and quit telling others how to mind theirs.

Trump has been attacked by the Dems for trying to help America take care of its own since he became POTUS. Immigration reform, trade agreement changes, working on keeping Iran and N Korea from having nuclear weapons which could threaten America, etc.

 
 
 
squiggy
1.4  squiggy  replied to  XXJefferson#51 @1    2 weeks ago

He broke many conservative noses along the way, too - great guy.

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.4.1  seeder  XXJefferson#51  replied to  squiggy @1.4    2 weeks ago

You mean pseudo conservatives who are part of the party establishment instead of the base?  Then good!  

 
 
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