Probably the sweetest words you’ll read all year: “A Trump win eliminates the potential for the first liberal (Supreme Court) majority since 1970.” Glenn has further thoughts at the link, most especially on defanging the poisonous viper Harry Reid for good.
And I’ve seen plenty of chatter about how the Turncoat Right (a/k/a NeverTrumpers) now need to mobilize and get busy making themselves relevant again. This right here ought to be step One for them:
I have been spending the last day offering up my congratulations and apologies to all the Trump faithful. I had zero faith in Trump as a candidate, and although i would never have voted for Hillary, had difficulty in deciding to cast my vote for Donald Trump.
I thought his supporters were delusional to think he could win……
But i was very very wrong….and never been so glad about it.
So, i want to thank all of you for being smarter, and more tenacious than i ever could have imagined.
I go into the Trump Presidency with a mountain of hope, knowing this man can do whatever he puts his mind to…..
Lets make sure the GOP elites cant stop him.
Handsome is as handsome does, and you can’t say fairer than that. Meanwhile business-as-usual types lacking this commenter’s becoming humility and contrition, who spent the last year denouncing Trump and his followers, declaring his victory completely impossible every single step of the way, now seem to think they’re going to step in and tell us all about what he simply MUST do to “prove he can govern,” which is just the usual deflection by which the shitlibs try to defuse every single victory by real Americans over them. And isn’t it funny how quickly these supposed conservatives have resorted to Leftist tactics they usually denounce as despicable, throughout this entire campaign?
In other words, as has been said elsewhere: the people who were dead wrong from the start about Trump now think themselves entitled to advise us all on what needs to be done next…with a victory they did everything they possibly could to prevent. The people who squandered victory after victory, the “conservatives” who have conserved nothing, the handmaidens of Progressivist tyranny right down the line—now deem it necessary to save us Deplorables from ourselves. Again.
Well, y’know, FUCK YOU. The only thing those people ought to be getting from Trump is the back of his hand. As for the libtards now squeaking out their usual flatulence about the importance of “compromise” with the vanquished, of “working together to solve our nation’s problems”—all of which they created themselves, with an ongoing assist from Conservative Inc—Trump needs to remind them early and often of a most apt quote from some obnoxious, arrogant jerk they might or might not remember: “I won.” As they’re all so fond of telling us when it suits them better: elections have consequences. One of those is that the losing team does NOT get to dictate to the winning team how the game is going to be played from here on out.
Now, I look forward to the Triumph. In January, Donald Trump will enter the Imperial Capital in a four horse chariot, wearing a laurel crown and painted toga. Behind him, in chains and rags, will be the members of NeverTrump. The great enemy of the people and the threat to the republic, Hillary Clinton, will be displayed in a wheeled cage so the citizens can throw rotten vegetables at her. After the festivals, the proscription lists will be posted around the city and the NeverTrump loons will be thrown into a pit.
Yes, victory feels good.
Indeed it does, and going all medieval on their asses would be just the ticket to cement our victory. But pleasant daydreams aside, Z has some further thoughts that ought to be pondered well:
That said, this is not the end. It is just the beginning and the road from here to a safe and healthy country is long and full of perils. A political class that is willing to tolerate festering carbuncles like the Clintons, is perfectly willing to close ranks and do everything it can to destroy the Trump presidency. A nation willing to vote for a woman with the ethics of Pol Pot is a nation willing to stand aside and let the political class stymie any attempt to reform the broken system. Cautious pessimism is the right outlook today.
The thing Trump has working for him is that the ruling class is truly stunned at the result of the election. This is a black swan event for them. This is not just a media phenomenon. Kelly Ayotte is staggering around Manchester New Hampshire with her panties on her head, asking people if they know where she lives. She went all in on rejecting Trump and now she is out of a job. The politicians that listened to their party leaders and distanced themselves from Trump were all punished at the polls. The world is upside down.
That’s what makes Trump so frightening to the political class. It’s not that they threw everything at him and he won. That can happen. Political athletes are skilled at beating the odds. What’s frightening about Trump is that he is the nullification of conventional politics. He ran an old school campaign and ran it like a business, instead of a jobs program for the political class. He ticked none of the boxes the experts say you must tick. He rearranged a political map everyone said could not be changed. Trump is scary man right now.
And he succeeded at upending their rotten-apple cart beyond their most scarifying nightmares, too. Advice from these losers on how the country ought to be run now? Umm, no. No, we got this, thanks. Back to irrelevance, snarling and yipping at each other’s ankles to no good purpose, for you Milquetoasts.