President-elect Donald Trump is already doing what he does best — making deals. That is today’s big story (actually yesterday’s, but let us not nit-pick here). A good example is his just completed negotiation with Boeing to lower the cost of the Air Force One program. It isn’t yet certain how many taxpayer dollars this will save, but it is a clear sign of what can be expected during the next four years.
Mr. Trump’s administration will focus (like a laser beam, anyone?) on negotiating and re-negotiating deals to benefit American workers, American companies, American citizens. Economic and societal benefits will ensue. And the myth-makers in liberal fantasy land will oppose and deny — every step of the way.
The Left gears up for an era of long-range protests, designed to discredit and delegitimize the incoming President-Elect, Donald Trump, and to block the change agenda he campaigned on and Americans voted for in droves on November 8th. That is today’s big story.
Trump supporters need to brace themselves for an onslaught of negativity, even militancy, from left-wing myth makers among the Democrat party and its surrogates throughout the liberal media complex. They take this “media narrative” stuff seriously, and so should the rest of us. They will dominate the liberal news feeds with words and images of fear, unrest and untruths. And their efforts will be relentless.
There is another aspect to this. The Left wants not only to discredit Mr. Trump. They want to exhaust the American citizenry, to wear us out by their constant generation of fear and anxiety. In two years, then again in another two years, they will implore voters to put an end to all the hateful bickering and division (which, again — cannot overly stress this — they will have been fomenting) by voting against Mr. Trump and his Republican enablers.
What’s not certain is who’ll get exhausted first — us or them. Either way, get ready. The Trump Era will be one heck of a ride!
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump stated he would opine on the sanctity of the election’s vote count after the election had actually taken place. America’s liberally dominated, bi-coastal, political elites went bonkers, labeling Mr. Trump’s rhetoric a threat to the very foundation of American democracy. Now that the presidential election has taken place, and Mr. Trump has actually won by a considerable margin of electoral votes, it is especially rich to watch the same leftist elites going bonkers again, refusing to accept the election’s outcome.
In stunned disbelief, the poor darlings stagger about, grasping at any excuse to explain away the drubbing they just suffered. They’ve gone so far as to implore members of America’s Electoral College to ignore American voters and, come December 19th, decline to cast their electoral votes for Mr. Trump. Since the Left could not beat Mr. Trump in the election, they hope, in its aftermath, to delegitimize his victory and cast a false shadow over his presidency.
Let us not equivocate: this emanates from deep within the Obama Administration’s bowels. It is the premise upon which Mr. Obama and the Democrat party hope to argue, however falsely, that Mr. Trump’s presidency is illegitimate and Mr. Obama’s legacy inviolate. Let us set aside the gross hypocrisy of the Left and their myth makers in the fake news media (a.k.a. liberal media, a.k.a. ‘mainstream’ media), as well as their latest false narrative about Russian hackers tilting the election toward Mr. Trump — as unproven as it is unbelievable.
What we’re left with is the preposterous suggestion from liberal myth makers that American voters ought to be disregarded and the choosing of our president left to a small group of individuals in the Electoral College. If the Left were to get their way, we could scrap our elections altogether and let political elites pick and chose our leaders for us. As frightening as that may seem, liberal elites would probably go for it, so long as they’re the ones doing the choosing. That would save us all a lot of time, money and bother. But it wouldn’t be very good for democracy. Now, would it?
If you want to know what the Left is up to, listen to what they accuse the Right of doing, so often a mirror image. There has been much said, for instance, about “fake news” –- a term used by the Left (e.g. here and here) to denigrate sources that do not follow the establishment narrative of the liberal media (a.k.a. ‘mainstream’ media); the same liberal media who invested their reputations in the 2016 presidential election, openly promoting Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, while denigrating Donald Trump’s. Now that Mr. Trump is President-Elect Trump, the shell-shocked liberal media seek to re-establish themselves as authoritarian arbiters of news and information.
Currently, the Left’s focus is anything that can be used to discredit President-Elect Trump, so that he enters office in January politically weakened, less able to pursue his agenda. As we predicted would occur, Mr. Trump has gotten no honeymoon period; already he is the butt of mean-spirited jokes on late-night TV, and the focus of relentlessly negative coverage on liberal news programming and internet news sourcing. The liberal media are selling their ‘anti-Trump-ism’ to America. Selling it hard.
Other news sources — such as Breitbart News, PJ Media and reason.tv — do not bow to the Left’s narrative. Instead, they have an agenda of their own, pursue it unapologetically, and have garnered sizeable audiences. This allows Mr. Trump to circumvent the liberal media in many instances (having millions of twitter followers doesn’t hurt either). As a result, Mr. Trump can reach vast numbers of Americans who’ve grown weary of what is purported to be a dispassionate, unbiased presentation of “the news,” but which, in truth, is politically motivated dissembling by a self-absorbed media establishment, attempting to salvage their damaged reputations and re-exert their waning influence.