Even though Hillary Clinton lost the election she won the popular vote but lost the electoral votes. Trump is riding high thinking he has been given a mandate by the American voters but that mandate is, in fact, very slim. It might do Trump well to keep this in mind as he did not win in a landslide and he’s walking a slim political tightrope on which political friends could easily become political foes. Meanwhile, over in the Democratic camp the DNC is trying to understand why they lost and why Clinton did not win by a landslide.
The Clinton camp is blaming the FBI Director for her loss but that’s not it at all. The fact is that Hillary Clinton and the DNC are out of touch with the common working American. They’ve lost site of the original goals of the Party! There is an almost total disconnect between the DNC and America’s working poor. Hillary did nothing to attempt to mend that divide during her campaign. Further, she is viewed publicly as arrogant, angry, and even bitter. Hillary Clinton has always had a likability problem and she still does and it is because of her overall attitude. During her campaign she just did not come across as one of the common folk but, rather, as an arrogant, self righteous elitist. Sorry, but you can’t go to and fro looking down your nose at the people you want to vote for you.
But that is not the only problem. The BIGGEST problem and reason why Clinton lost sits squarely with President Barack Obama over the course of the past 8 years. About the only thing Obama got done was Obamacare which, frankly, is now turning out to be a complete disaster. Obama said it was a starting point to be tweaked but he’s never tweaked it! The healthcare act is supposed to be “Affordable” but after many Americans got a letter from their insurance companies jacking their premiums up 300% it’s hard to see how it is Affordable! In fact, Obamacare seems to have been nothing more than a clever CON-JOB pulled off amazingly well by the greed-ridden moguls of Corporatist America!! But did we expect anything different from the Corporatists?
Barack Obama has done very little for the working poor in this country over the course of the past 8 years. He’s even done LESS for Black Americans. When first elected back in 2008 this man was hailed as some sort of Savior who was going to save us all from…..from…….from what? Who can forget those media pics of Obama with a halo around his head styling him as America’s Savior? Well, turns our, Obama wasn’t a Savior at all as America will also find out the same about Donald Trump in due time. Trump is a Corporatist and that is clear. He’s slick and smart and he played the working poor card perfectly. That’s what got him elected! However, after January I’m sure America will see his true colors and it will become clear he is really for BIG BUSINESS and NOT the working poor in this country. But, that’s for another post.
Obama hasn’t done anything significant for the working poor in this nation nor for Black America. What we have gotten over the past 8 years is a lot of lip service and nothing more and THAT is what cost Clinton the election IMO. The working poor are tired of lip service and we want ACTION meaning CHANGE. We are tired of working paycheck to paycheck with that paycheck not being enough. We are tired of being played like fools and exploited for our labor as cheaply as possible! We are really tired of our words and desires falling on deaf ears, Democrat and Republican like! What we are also really tired of us arrogant politicians thinking they know what is best for us when the FACT is they DON’T! We are tired of not being heard and of being pushed aside by both parties as we watch the Corporatists in BOTH Parties gain and grow richer while we grow poorer!!
Had Obama done much for America’s working poor and minorities this election might have turned out very differently. But, after 8 years of DO NOTHING the working poor have grown tired and disenchanted with the DNC. Hey, you had your chance for the past 8 years to help us, to listen to us, and YOU FAILED! What the DNC has done in this last election is proven beyond ANY doubt that the Democratic Party is OUT OF TOUCH with working Americans.
There are Corporatists in both Parties. These people have greed ridden and arrogant and they see the working poor as little more than Serfs! They only seek to manipulate us and play us to THEIR own good, not ours, and they do a really good job at that. Now America’s working poor are going to give Trump and the RNC a chance but they’d better deliver quickly because America’s working poor are not only tired but are growingly ANGRY! We’ve had enough lip service and if that was what Trump was giving us in this last election then he need not plan on being in office for long as he’ll be impeached if he doesn’t deliver on his promises and reforms.
The DNC can blame whomever they desire for their loss but the fact is their loss was due to their own fault. They’ve lost touch with common America and Americans and the smartest thing the DNC could do right now is to begin getting back in touch with their base, the working poor. As for Trump,, he like Obama is NOT a Savior or The Savior! America seriously needs to stop looking for a Savior s it just isn’t going to happen! Instead we must save ourselves!
The DNC is seriously in need of reform, period! They’ve lost their historical and traditional vision. The working poor aren’t buying their rhetoric anymore and neither are minorities. We all know BOTH parties are corrupt and have been compromised and We The Working People are not as stupid as these Corporatists think. We’ll see just how much Trump “drains the swamp.” I have a suspicion it WON’T be much as he’ll discover soon that that “swamp” is actually a CESSPOOL of corruption and greed such as has never been in human history. Just how much a part of it Trump is remains to be seen. We shall see…………