Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Weimerica Weekly - Goodbye Election '16

New Weimerica Weekly is up. This one is about the lowlights and highlights of election '16. I am just as stunned as you are even if I had a sneaking suspicion he could flip PA or MI. I never expected him to flip so much of the upper Midwest and even flirt with Minnesota.


Luke Fulk said...

I feel bad for you guys.

Trump will screw over all of you.

He is a globalist and immigration enthusiast.

Arlon WASP said...

You didn't expect this because, frankly, you're probably relatively young.

I grew up in the so-called Rust Belt, in the late '70s. I saw it systematically destroyed for the last almost 40 years. Though I was never working class myself, both sides of my family were, for generations.

As soon as Trump appeared on the scene, I sensed the Midwest would embrace him. They've suffered silently, for too long

peterike said...

Oh Luke, Luke, Luke, does it hurt sooooo bad?

Even if that's true -- which it isn't, not by a mile -- I'd still rather be ruled by an Alpha Male globalist than a shrieking harridan globalist. Wuddn't you?

But you know you're full of bunkum, dontcha sweety. Yeah, you know.

Portlander said...

+1, Arlon. Same here.

In the late 70's everyone knew there was fat in the system that needed cut out. But after the frankly remarkable adjustment over the course of the 80's that few thought possible (remember when Japan was going to take over the US and the world), the response was... NAFTA. And soon enough after that, unchecked 3rd world immigration. Well, WTF!?! They've made it undeniably obvious what their goal is.

And now, Rust Belt whites have found a champion and the times they are a changing. Hoo-ray for that.

It feels great! But I know Trump knows, and we should remind ourselves too: Today is not the end. Today is not the beginning of the end. It is, however, the end of the beginning.

Random Dude on the Internet said...

Good episode. I also agree that we're headed for a decline that all things known now, may result in the United States no longer being so united. The left will eagerly point out that this decline is because of Trump and because of the secret racist whites who emerged out of nowhere to secure Trump his victory but this was going to happen, regardless of who was going to win. I think Trump's appeal is that he is the last ditch effort to save the system as we know it. By trying to move the United States towards a second great compression, the middle finally gets some relief instead of being wrung dry by the top and considered fair game for violence by the increasingly vibrant bottom.

I spent a lot of time and energy doing what I could to get him elected because even if his relief of the middle is just temporary, I will take a few years where the middle class gets some slack cut to it instead of constantly being under attack by the Democrats. Yet I don't believe that Trump will do much to stop anarcho tyranny by the bottom as he appears to be a DR3 type of guy who thinks that these people will be less violent if they get a factory job instead of relying on handouts. In other words, there's too much to do in such a short timeframe on certain matters that are too sensitive, even for a bull in a china shop like Donald Trump. We will see what happens. I wish him the best of success and hope that he spends his (I believe) eight years in office doing what he can do undo the decades of damage progressives have wrought on America.

peterike said...

Kind of off topic, but wanted to put this here because it's just too, too delicious. Made my day when I read this.

Hillary Clinton "couldn't stop crying" once she learned of her loss to Donald Trump on Tuesday, best-selling conservative author Ed Klein told Newsmax TV on Wednesday. "About 6:30 this morning she called an old friend," he began on "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview. "She was crying, inconsolably. "She couldn't stop crying. "Her friend said — her female friend from way, way, back — said that it was even hard to understand what she was saying, she was crying so hard.

Portlander said...

I saw that too. Totally on-topic if you ask me! :)

2016 - Best. Year. Ever.

Portlander said...

RD, saw this comment elsewhere, which I think speaks to what Trump and we are up against:

[Middle-class whites] can’t grasp why elite powerbrokers would want to transform functioning, stable countries into uninhabitable wastelands overrun by armed extremists, sectarian death squads and foreign-born terrorists. Nor can they understand what has been gained by Washington’s 15 year-long rampage across the Middle East and Central Asia that has turned a vast swathe of strategic territory into a terrorist breeding grounds? [Or the unchecked Muslim immigrant invasion of Europe. -P] What is the purpose of all this?

First, we have to acknowledge that the decimation and de facto balkanization of these countries [and the west -P] is part of a plan. If it wasn’t part of a plan, than the decision-makers would change the policy. But they haven’t changed the policy. The policy is the same.

Washington [and Brussels -P] is erasing borders, liquidating states, and removing strong, secular leaders that can mount resistance to its machinations in order to impose an entirely new model on the region, a new world order. The people who run these elite institutions want to create an interconnected-global free trade zone overseen by the proconsuls of Big Capital, in other words, a global Eurozone that precludes the required state institutions (like a centralized treasury, mutual debt, federal transfers) that would allow the borderless entity to function properly.

On the one hand I think Trump fully appreciates the Globalist agenda and what's behind it. On the other hand, I don't see any policy distinctions between him and Bill Clinton circa 1995. I don't see that he's not Alt-Right. As I've written before, is Trump going to be like Reagan, changing the trajectory of Statist authoritarianism, but, ultimately, not defeating it, and in fact providing the camel's nose (1987 Amnesty) for the next wave of attack?

Stay vigilant friends.

Anonymous said...

The fact that every woman on my FB feed dissolved into hysterics over an unpleasant event undermines their case for a woman president.