I watched it all on NBC, which was a marvelous choice, since I got to see all the Establishment Media Propaganda-Prostitutes gradually shift from triumphalism to a slow buildup into a complete meltdown. It got to the point where a totally hysterical Richard Engel was advocating a military coup to stop the results.
And trust me, I'll be doing lots of individual gloating tomorrow and in the coming days. Gloating at the Establishment Democrats. Gloating at the Establishment Republicans. Gloating at the NeverTrump fuckers and their puppet McMuffin, gloating at the utterly bankrupt pollsters who are now clearly revealed to be nothing more than propaganda tools, and at the aforementioned Establishment media prostitutes. And especially at the manipulative fucks from #gamers4her.
But there's time for that later.
This here, right now, seriously isn't meant to be about gloating though; it's a message to those people on the left who are shocked or scared by Trump's victory and presuming the absolute worst.
My message is this: you all might be surprised. What's more, there's probably two groups that will likely be even MORE surprised than you guys: the extreme Theocons and the moronic-racist wing of the American Right. Because they've completely played themselves thinking that the Trump Train is about them.
Let me give you guys a sliver of hopefulness: Trump is the guy who held up a rainbow flag at a GOP rally and smiled while doing it, and got a bunch of American conservatives to cheer for that. He spoke about defending LGBTQ people at a Republican convention and got raucous applause. It looks like he got a bigger Latino vote than Romney, and likely a bigger black vote than any Republican in decades (in no small part thanks to an intense amount of personal outreach to black communities and leaders). He also came out for decriminalizing pot (ending the worst part of a drug war that inordinately targets young black men); and he said a transgender person can use whatever bathroom they want in Trump Tower.
If you hadn't heard about any of that, don't blame yourself: for some inexplicable reason, all the Mainstream Media decided to never ever report on any of those things ever. I wonder why?
And he did it all with small donations; he owes NOTHING to any large corporations or foreign governments, or to the media, or to the Republican establishment. If he wants to accomplish anything, he will likely need to make deals across party lines because there will be Establishment GOP standing in his way, and he will be able to do it because the GOP weren't the ones who got him elected.
Trump has changed the entire structure of the GOP and the paradigm of how they operate. He is closer to a New York Liberal than Hillary (while Hillary was much more of a Neocon Establishment Republican than Trump ever was, which is why they all supported her).
So take heart, liberals: there is a chance you all might find Donald Trump to be a lot more palatable than you're imagining and than the scaremongering of the Establishment is currently leading you all to believe. Of course he won't be everything you would have wanted, but Hillary sure wouldn't have either. And he might end up being the most socially and culturally moderate Republican President in most of our lifetimes.
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