Blog/2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Posted Nov 11, 2016 by Martin Armstrong
Change is the engine of advancement. We cannot advance without it and we never advance without first making a mistake. Today, I have never seen in politics reach such a low level. Most Democrats on Capitol Hill are showing how un-American they really are with this display of open hostility, resentment, and plain old being a sore loser. There has never been such open resentment ever between one party toward another. Hillary’s concession speech was more masked over anger for her personal loss than being magnanimous for the country. She even autographed a Newsweek Magazine – Madam President. It must have been devastating for her, but she refused to even address her crowd of supporters sending John Podesta to send them home.
The tensions became self-evident as the meeting between Trump and Obama highlighted. The tradition has been that there is a historical photo-op between the current first couple and the incoming one. Even George W. Bush and his wife Laura observed that tradition when the Obamas visited the White House in 2008. This is not supposed to be political. However, Obama refused to keep with tradition showing this is a very divided nation and if the Democrats cannot rule by absolute decree, they refused to accept the democratic process. Melania Trump met separately with Michelle Obama and Trump met with Obama. There were no historic traditional photos taken. Again, they broke with tradition showing it is their way or no way. Obviously, Trump is not their president.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren is unwilling to even wait to see what Trump does. She ignored his acceptance speech as if it never took place and assumed he would attack minorities. “We will fight back against attacks on Latinos, African Americans, women, Muslims, immigrants, disabled Americans — on anyone,” said Warren.Warren would be a communist if she could and get away with it. She criticized Trump on the campaign trail in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election. “Whether Donald Trump sits in a glass tower or sits in the White House, we will not give an inch on this, not now, not ever.” Warren said Trump had “encouraged a toxic stew of hatred and fear” and during the campaign “regularly made statements that undermined core values of our democracy.” Yet the hypocrisy stemming from Warren is too much. She too has shown she does not respect the democratic process if it goes against her.
The only Democrat to reveal any respect for the people was Bernie Sanders who said “Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media.” Sanders continued: “People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.” “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him.”