By Steven Peters — As we look back in retrospect at this election for what will likely be for generations to come, our inability to have nominated Bernie Sanders and placing Trump in the seat of the highest offices in the world, will be seen as a cataclysmic error of democracy and judgement that, in effect, produced this outcome.
Whether you were for him or not, Bernie spoke to the populism and anger but without the hatred, fear and demagoguery of Trump felt by the disenfranchised American worker in a way that Hillary never could.
Had Bernie been nominated, it’s hard to logically believe that he wouldn’t have taken some of the midwestern swing states that Trump did with a message that, if we’re to use the primaries as any guide, deeply resonated with the respective populations of those states.
What we now, and will find ourselves immersed in with a Trump presidency, is justifiable uncertainty and a feeling of disbelief as Americans who were clamoring for real change, have awoken to the harsh realities that we perhaps didn’t fully grasps just how easily this country, with the help of Clinton’s lack favorability, the role the DNC played by undermining their own party, the mainstream media’s impact, and the fear of Americans, which slipped this country into the rise of Donald Trump, the 45th President of The United States.
Here are the Four Insane Reasons Why Trump Won The Presidency
1. The inability of Mrs. Clinton to appeal to the masses because of her shady and corrupt background over the course of 30 years. How can anyone like a person or candidate for that matter, running for the highest position in the country, who sucks on the hindtit of the establishment for so long? Meanwhile, enriching her life through contributions that reach into the tens millions of dollars from foreign governments while sitting a Secretary of State. She was untrustworthy, a scandalous career politician, and corrupt. Her emails, and investigations by the FBI, were the tipping point that anyone needed to push them over the edge in becoming a Trump supporter. Her candidacy was doomed from the outset.
2. The DNC, through their Chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who later resigned because of leaked emails that pointed to her collusion to sabotage Bernie Sanders campaign, subverted democracy by placing her own personal agenda to make sure Hillary was the nominee, likely because Wasserman-Schultz campaigned for Clinton in her run for President in 2012, and had a working relationship with her; political favors favor those seeking political power. After her resignation, Wasserman-Schultz was appointed by Hillary Clinton as honorary chair to the Clinton campaign’s 50-state program. DWS continued to push the corrupt brand of politics she perfected as DNC chair, which lost Bernie Sanders the presidency. Bernie was not only the favorite of the other two candidates, he was leading in the polls in almost every state against both Trump and Clinton. Bernie would have easily won against Trump. What DWS and the Democratic Party did verges on criminal, but without a doubt, failed all Democrats and this country.
3. The mainstream media (MSM) gave Trump a free global stage like none other in history. They hung onto every word the orange imbecile would say and report on it literally for an entire year on a daily basis. Trump spent a mere $10 million on advertising for his campaign. But the MSM gave Trump $2 billion in free advertising by airing his ‘new stories’! No other candidate has come close to that amount in free news coverage. In contrast, Clinton was given $746 million in free advertising. The MSM was complicit in electing Trump.
4. Trump’s supporters, which account obviously for the majority of voters, were fear mongered (the deliberate use of fear based tactics including exaggeration and usually repetition to influence the public in order to achieve a desired outcome) from Trump from the outset. Their fears about muslims, mexicans, conservatives and the state which their perception of the country is in, was further fueled by the exaggerated and hyperbolical language that spoke to his supporters’ fears. To that, Trump’s supporters voted for him because they didn’t like Clinton and her policies, and rightly so. The fear which was felt from the populace, handed Trump the presidency.
The desire for a socially significant moment in having our first female American president, obvious political collusion within the DNC and the existence of the Superdelegate system, created a situation where Democrats had noone to present to the majority of American voters as an antecedent to the labor-focused, populist message of Trump. Therefore, he got them all.
We can only hope that the reality within which we now find ourselves living results, four years from now, in a candidate/movement/social force that produces a profoundly liberal, leftist, pro-worker, pro-social programs, pro-equality, pro-woman, pro-environment candidate that can actually speak to the millions of Americans who have felt so forgotten for so long. I sincerely understand their complaints and just as sincerely feel that Trump doesn’t understand or empathize, nor ever will, in any way with the very people who just put him in office.