For Your Consideration: De-legitimizing Trump

By / For Your Consideration / Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:00

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It’s interesting to watch the machinations of the various forces aligned against Trump are going to attempt the de-legitimization of Trump’s ascendancy to the Presidency. There has been no President in the past eighty years that has experienced the opposition that Trump has experienced for his run for the Presidency, the forces aligned against him have attributed his achievement to a wide variety of actions, but in truth his accomplishment was the result of a conglomeration of actions and factors, and it’s impossible to attribute his accomplishment to any single action or factor, the results need to attributed to a wide variety of factors, some of these elements will be covered.
A good starting point would be the latest point of contention that it’s Russia’s, specifically Putin’s actions that propelled Trump to the Presidency, but this position is based on faulty assumptions, and those assumptions are supported by elements that are also full of faulty assumptions. The fact is that there are a number of countries that have hacked a variety of our cyber systems, and some of these hackers have a greater reason for hacking into our system and presenting the information attained to the electorate in our country, one prime contender is considered to be a friend of ours. Given this fact, one can only say that it’s pure supposition that Putin is behind the disclosures, but the Establishment is willing to take action against Russia, which could spiral into a cold war with Russia, a position that we don’t have sufficient superiority to engage Russia at this time, this is just one more move that will put Trump in a position that is untenable. If the present administration was looking to have a smooth transition, it would allow Trump some flexibility to take action that would not be perceived quite as aggressive as the one being proposed.
Another area that has contributed to the plight of the Democrats is the results of the polling that was done to the run-up of the election, much of the polling was designed to show the Democrat contender as being the most favored candidate, but these pollsters became aware that they oversold a position that would make it clear that the pollsters were attempting to influence the electorate with the polls they were producing, and they attempted to bring the polls into conformity with reality just about the time that Director Comey of the FBI was winding up his report on the actions of Hilary Clinton, and it was clear to the Director that the Attorney General was not going to take action.
The actions taken by all participants during this period only added more ambiguity to the equation.
The third factor was the assumptions that the Democratic Party had done everything it could to ensure that the groups it catered to were going to turn out to vote for the Democratic candidate, there were a number of other actions that were taken which gave them the impression that the desired results were assured.
The fact that the Democratic Party outspent Trump, and had most of the Establishment institutions behind the Democratic candidate had to contribute to their positive expectations.
The last item is a compilation of all the previous actions which gave the impression that the Democratic candidate could present herself as a continuation of Obama’s platform, and assumed that there was no need to layout her positions, and her tactic was to deride Trump’s positions as being faulty and ineffective. Hilary Clinton also concentrated on voter turnout and took some of the Blue states for granted, this proved to be a mistake.
The Establishment in effect was the reason that Hilary Clinton lost the election, because it failed to realize that it had lost its sway with a good part of the electorate which no longer bought into its canard that it was selling.
Trump has proven to be an unpredictable candidate, and this is an intentional image that he’s going to maintain throughout his time in office. The electorate will have to wait for final results to determine how his administration will be judged, but his antagonists will continue to find fault with him with every move he makes, in the end they will be contributing to his popularity, and diminishing their standing with the electorate.


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