politicians prospered but the factories closed and the jobs left (DJT)
Trump was mocked by the overwhelming majority of the media, he was scorned by the establishment inside the beltway ruling elite, and ridiculed by Ivory Tower experts on the right and the left. He wasn't even a politician. Then he won.
No wonder. 8 years of Obama produced over 90 million people not in the workforce, some 50 million on foodstamps and home ownership at an all time low since the 1950s. In other words, a lot of poverty and grinding hopelessness while Washington politicians grew high on the hog.
Out of touch, privileged, and richer than ordinary Americans could ever hope for, they didn't see Trump coming. Then BOOM. Here was a man who spoke to the people and promised a return to prosperity at the cost of a corrupt governing elitocracy, and that carried the election.
No wonder. Bring jobs and manufacturing back, have a border, restore power back to the people from crony pay-to-play ridden Washington, be strong at home and abroad, reverse the carnage in our cities. All this and more and it resonates in a way that federal legislation forcing transgender bathrooms in public schools doesn't.
Sorry, that's not a Russian spy job, it's common sense and it's stirring. We heard it today at Trump's inaugural speech and if he delivers on even half of it we will have been well served.
In the meanwhile, 217 people were arrested for rioting in DC today. Their massive protest didn't turn out to be so big after all. Go figure, it wasn't popular.
Let's hope Mr. Trump continues to confound his critics and makes America great again.
Steak for all,