- Barack Obama, November 2008
Just over eight years ago, Barack Obama swept into the Presidency based upon his "Hope and Change" campaign that so many Americans wanted to believe. The press fawned over him, never did the critical analysis that is part of their job and he defeated the Republican candidate, John McCain, who refused to use the material available to truly fight for the position.
What material, you ask? Well, it was easy to find for anyone who wanted to. It included his heavy youth indoctrination into the Muslim faith while living in Indonesia; his mentoring as a teen in Hawaii by Frank Marshall Davis, a registered member of the Communist Party USA; his worship for twenty years in a church which when mentioning God chose other words than bless America in discussing God and had his first campaign fundraiser hosted by Bill Ayers and his wife, two members of the Weather Underground terrorist organization that bombed a number of government buildings in the 1960s. The husband and wife team are to this day unrepentant for what they did and state that they should have done more.
While none of those things totally defined Obama, they did give a clear indication of what he believed since generally people like to surround themselves with people of like thought. But, of course, the press remained silent, touting the style of his soaring rhetoric, not its content and it was only after he was elected did his actions define the true philosophy and ideology of the man.
As we went into the second term of his presidency his actions became even more strident, completely ignoring Congress and opting to use executive orders and bureaucratic regulation to do what he couldn't get done through Congress in accordance with the Constitution. And what he couldn't get done by these means he just figured his replacement, assumed to be Hillary Clinton, would finalize. After all, Hillary was actually more strident and a bigger true believer than Obama and she would push things through with an iron hammer, no matter what America thought. And she knew that Congress, on its on, would sit silent as they had for Obama, allowing the Left to once and for all finish the transformation, finishing the goals of the Progressive Movement initially drawn up over one hundred years ago and turning the nation on its head.
But something happened on the way to the Coronation of Hillary. A savvy and successful businessman, Donald Trump, decided to enter the Republican Primary fray and with high energy and his own funds made mincemeat of the field, defying all odds and capturing the nomination. The press wasn't worried; they knew with their total tilt left they could find or manufacture something with the help of their masters, the Democrats, to take him down. But every grenade they lobbed got thrown back in their face because Trump refused to play their game, and took it right to the people.
Even a mere few days before the election, Trump was drawing massive crowds wherever he went, Hillary was largely staying out of sight and the press was continuing to manufacture fake polls that predicted a Hilary landslide that never materialized.
Trump won, fought off all kinds of ridiculous challenges thrown his way immediately thereafter and yesterday he became the Forty-fifth President of the United States. And with it, former President Obama and the Democrats are facing a reality that is most fitting. If you try to rule, not govern, by dictating change without following the Constitution, most of what you do will be nullified. And that is just what America under Trump is beginning to do. I wouldn't be surprised if the President is even now, on his first Saturday morning as President, working to undo all of those things not properly done. He sure isn't on the golf course.
Trump promises to represent the forgotten Americans, the millions who pay their taxes, work hard and yet never receive the attention they deserve. He actually promises to represent all of us, yet he will focus directly on the most dire needs first. So rather than be rioting and burning cities, it's time to be thankful that some common sense, patriotism, love of God and American sovereignty are now coming back in vogue. It's way past time and we need to wish him well. But even as he said himself in his speech yesterday, Americans need to pay attention and hold his feet to the fire. Trump, after all, works best under pressure and that's why he'll succeed.
Twenty four hours ago America transitioned from a national transformation to a national rebirth and revival. Oh, what a difference a day makes. God bless America and may she ever be free.