We Took the Leap, Now for the Grab and Scramble


Last night, when even liberal outlets like the New York Times started putting Donald Trump’s odds of winning the election at better than 75%, my stomach started to ache.  I’ve made strides in overcoming stress since my very-stressful twenties, so it was a strange experience.  Making it worse was that my agita would have been worse if the results had been going the other way.

We’re now like the hero in an action movie who has made an unavoidable but frighteningly risky and dangerous decision, like diving for a falling rope bridge. We’re still going to have to leap for a handhold on the rocks as the bridge comes near the bottom, and then there’s all that climbing to do. But the alternative was slow torture by the Bad Guy followed by painful, ignominious, and isolated death, with our final thoughts devoted to the fate awaiting those whom we were trying to save.

The plans of those who would enslave us have been disrupted. Now we’ve got to work even harder to seize the opportunity, because the chaos around us may be even more immediately dangerous than the slow burn we were fighting before.

In that vein, I hope Trump’s ardent supporters (particularly the alt-right) see that they’ll need those of us who were more circumspect as ballast, so as to actually lead — to govern rather than crash and burn.  For one thing, that will mean some magnanimity and some practical concessions, like moving quickly to work with Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House.  For another, it will mean spending some time on practical steps that will unite use, such as erasing Obama’s imperial legacy by reversing his unilateral moves and wiping away policy lunacy like ObamaCare, as well as ensuring that a fair and thorough investigation and prosecution of the corrupt Clinton Inc. replaces the Obama administration’s cover-up and cleaning house in now-corrupt agencies like the IRS and the Dept. of Justice.

More than anything, though, I hope the shock of yesterday gives progressives and the media a wakeup call. But for their contempt for the American people, and especially those who don’t agree with the forward lunge into radical transformation, the country would not be in this place. But for Obama’s unilateral action, scorn for half the country, and then the sheer audacity of nominating a person like Hillary Clinton, we wouldn’t be here.  Identity politics have to be recognized for the poison that they are.

Those who aren’t thoroughly converted to the left-wing cult must rethink their political philosophies.  We can be absolutely sure that the lesson the zealots will take from the election results will be that they have to be even more calculating and ruthless.  Let’s just say that would be a mistake.

  • Raymond Carter

    How will this affect Gina getting a cabinet pick?

  • Rhett Hardwick

    There is much in what you say, although I am more hopeful that it is a new morning in America. While Mr. Trump must proceed judiciously, I think the prosecution of Clinton, Inc. must proceed. But, it must be drawn out with special prosecutors and numerous grand juries producing facts which 85% will accept. I think many voters will require a graphic explanation of the degree of corruption that has infiltrated our government. Else, they will not comprehend it. I fear that too many sitting Republican legislators are already benefiting from it, they will be slow to cooperate.

    • Mike678

      Concur. Drain the swamp–starting with DoJ and the IRS. Free the FBI from political constraints. The executive Branch should uphold the law–not make it or ignore it as the current President does.

  • Rhett Hardwick

    Dealing with Liberals. At lunch today, I stopped in an antique shop and encountered a dealer I know slightly. He told me that he had purchased a house in Holland and would be leaving as a result of the election. My opinion being sought I suggested Clinton should be put on trial so the Americans would know. His response “I don’t think we have anything to talk about….ever!” I was reminded of being “fixed up” with a woman, about 12 years ago. She was involved in the arts and began a tirade against Republicans. After about 20 minutes I informed her that I was a Republican. She gaped and looked me over for horns. She then responded with “take me home, we have nothing to talk about”. “Working together” is going to be difficult.

    • Mike678

      The meaning of ‘Tolerance’ to many liberals isn’t the definition you’ll find in the dictionary. The political middle has, for the most part, been eliminated. If the right constantly compromises with a left that will not, we move left. Time to treat them as they have treated us, move right and make America great again. And help Murdoch but the NY Times!

      • Rhett Hardwick

        I think we have a problem with “artificial consensus”. For instance, the woman I mentioned above. She had previously lived in NYC where she was a moderninterpretive dancer of some note. Doubtless she only associated with people of similar beliefs. She adopted this as consensus. I am amused when such people criticize people who are “prejudiced against blacks”. Generally, they have equal prejudices of their own; simply directed against other groups.

  • E X W

    I watched a couple of socialists talking heads on P B S, Saturday night.They were explaining how Clinton supporters were more educated, and politically righteous..They actually said Trumps supporters were from a lower gene pool..That arrogance from the powers that be is one of the reasons why he won.

    • Raymond Carter

      Lower gene pool. Yeah right. Democrats wouldn’t even exist as a national party without their overwhelming support from the LEAST educated demographics in the country; blacks, Mexicans, Indians, high school dropouts and welfare mothers.
      My demographic, white male college grads voted for Trump by a 15% landslide according to fivethirtyeight. White FEMALE college grads split almost evenly 51-45.
      Wonder how black/Mexican high school dropouts voted? LOL. Media won’t release that one!

      • Rhett Hardwick

        “I would rather be governed by the first 5000 names in the Boston phonebook than the Harvard faculty”. W.F. Buckley