Personally, I despise politics and politicians. It appears that many others in America agree with me. The victor of this many months' long circus was not, according to the thinking on the left, that was aided by the right, supposed to win. He just was not. But Trump won and is now the 45th president -elect. For months to come, there will be hand-ringing by the left and the right. How did this man get elected? The career politicians on the left and right want to know. The answer is simple. They failed us, the people.
In this Republic, the elected serve the people, not the other way around. That is what it is supposed to be. However, over many years, the people seemed to serve the elected - the pleas of the people were ignored. Joe Lunchbox, Joe Six-Pack, and Everyday Joe felt left behind. And they were - their need and concerns abandoned the day after election. Abandoned by career politicians in favor of special interest groups. So the Joes, often thought to be malleable for the politico's needs (re-election), revolted and elected a brash, loud-mouth billionaire businessman as their presidential champion. The Joes picked this guy over Mrs. Clinton for three reasons. First, Trump is no politician. Anyone who watched the debates can bear witness to this fact. And, Mrs. Clinton and company are career politicians who have promised much over time and delivered little of substance concerning the needs of the Joes. That's a big deal. Secondly, Trump listened to the Joes. He truly believes that he can help them (us) have a better life. As the 45th duly elected President of the United States, he deserves a chance to put "his money where his mouth is." Finally, the democrat has baggage. So much so that if her "baggage" was carried in suitcases, TSA would not allow much of it on the plane. Yes Trump has baggage, but he was never elected. And never elected on false promises. But this revolution is not finished.
The people of the USA need to impose term limits on their elected. Our Founders looked at elected office as one of service to the people. A person "served" for two or three terms and "retired," letting the next guy do his bit. It was considered an honor and self -sacrifice. It was considered patriotic duty, not a life long career. Term limits can bring this all home. And what of the lessons of election 2016?
The pundits will discuss this for months to come. What worked and what did not work against conventional wisdom. One thing that needs to be made clear to both the Left and Right: Don't fuck with us Joes. You work for us, not the other way around.
Copyright@2016 Terry Unger