TLDR: Trump won because everyday liberals are shittybad examples of their professed ideologies.
He said all the wrong things. Things that were totally against traditionally egalitarian American values. He’s got a debaucherous personal history. He doesn’t appear to be all that bright, but was instead propped up by an inherent aristocratic privilege. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington probably wouldn’t have voted for him. So how the Hell did he win?
My personal theory is that the Presidential contest has always been about mass psychology. It’s not so much that the thing that everyone wants wins. It’s that the thing that everyone is sick of loses. And that thing may not have anything to do with either campaign. More often, that thing may be something that voters have falsely attributed to the losing campaign. And in 2016, that thing was social liberalism.
I don’t think that any large group of people wants a border wall in this country. Nor do I believe that anyone thinks that women should be sexually assaulted by over-entitled white males. But that wasn’t what ‘uneducated middle-America’ voted for. What they voted for is a party that isn’t afraid to stand up against liberal special interests, who have gotten more and more brazen over the last decade.
I’m 35, old enough to remember the past few elections. I was mad when Bush Jr. was awarded the Presidency by the Supreme Court. I was mad when 9-11 was allowed to happen, and then used as an excuse to start unnecessary wars. When Obama won in 2008, I was happy to get a breath of fresh air from the noxious industrial cloud of bad Republican policy.
But by 2012, I knew that the Democratic party was headed down the tubes, and I knew it because of the shitty way that Democrats, and specifically liberal feminists, treated me personally, as a straight white male and liberal Christian. Think of Democrats, and not just the career politicians, but everyday Democrats: the checker at the grocery store, the software developer in a cubicle, the local DJ, the punk-rock girl, and the Burning Man people… Think of them as starving artists who all of the sudden got famous and rich (metaphorically, emboldened by their candidates’ victories).
So they became decadent, pretentious, and spoiled. And their music started sucking. They started spitting on their fans. They started banging hookers two at a time backstage, and mainlining speedballs. And voters got sick of that shit.
Living in Austin for the past five years, I’ve met a handful of liberals who were cool, who stuck with a policy of inclusiveness even in the face of disagreements of opinion. But most of them were tacky and pretentious social elitists. I’ve witnessed their minority special interest social politics alienate statistically normal people, and not only did that discourage ME from voting Democrat (I did anyway on general principle), but their divisive attitudes simply are not conducive to winning elections.
As the pendulum swings, there was bound to be a backlash, and quite frankly I believe that it was inspired not by the candidates themselves, but by the socio-political hypocrisy of every day liberals. Who sits in the White House really makes very little difference to the street-level person. What does make a difference is the brazen attitudes of the punks on their street-corner. And I for one am a little relieved that the party is finally over, because it was getting out of hand. Democrats can be socially very tacky, I personally have borne the brunt of that many times, and I’m sure I’m not alone in that.
Democrats fucked up big this time. We really did. Aside from ignoring the obvious statistical reality that Hillary was not projected to beat Trump in the primary (and Bernie was), we failed to take into account the psychology of John Everyman. John Everyman has a cheating, lying, hypocritical ex who broke his heart and rationalized it with feminism. And I’m not saying that Hillary is that. Hillary is as much the victim of infidelity as John Everyman, but John Everyman falsely attributed his lying, cheating ex with Hillary. And no one wants their shitty ex (or someone with traits in common with their shitty ex) to run the country.
Beyond that, I can personally attest that there are a ton of shitty liberal feminists in my local community who make me reluctant to vote for the same candidate they support. The fugly girl who is bitter that everyone gets laid more than her. The Stalinist who thinks all jobs should be politicized, and everyone who disagrees with them should literally starve. The female chauvinist stripper who commands a zombie horde of infatuated males. The Mister Popularity class President type who plays politics for selfish reasons in every day social and business situations. I don’t want to be in the same group as these people. They have misguided, irrational social agendas that chafe against the sensibilities of NORMAL PEOPLE, and we think ‘I don’t want deluded, impractical fools like that running the country’. It’s bad enough that they run the disco.
I say this as someone who, even after steadfastly boosting for Bernie in the primary, VOTED for Hillary in the general election. I did. I thought really hard about it, and decided she was by far the more sensible candidate. I’ve had bad experiences with women personally, but ultimately I decided it would be petty to hold that against a highly qualified candidate, whose ideals professed in ‘It Takes a Village’, I actually agree with.
But let’s face it: a lot of those ideals became scams. Like the black kid selling chocolate for his ‘inner-city basketball team’, but there is no basketball team. The basketball team is crack.
Where I come from, liberal women are not to be trusted with anything of value, especially your heart. This stigma cost Hillary the Presidency. The average man has been lead on, cheated on, defamed, and possibly robbed by a generation of third wave feminists who use their ideology to rationalize this kind of behavior… So it’s not going to take much to convince him that Hillary Clinton is a liar, no matter how honest she may be. I really wish that everyday liberal women had stopped to think: ‘Gee, maybe people will think that Hillary is dishonest because we’re dishonest.’
Sometimes liberals get so high on their own kool-aid that they ignore reality. They construct these little echo chambers, and shut everyone who doesn’t agree out. They repeat irrational dogma like mantras in blind hope that saying something over and over will make it true, as if their words were magical spells. And that simply isn’t consonant with objective reality. No amount of youthful idealism or wishful thinking can change the mathematical reality of statistical projection and analysis. But it was exactly this kind of self-delusion, goaded by an almost decade-long winning streak, that caused Democrats to select a losing candidate.
‘Non-Judgmental’ dogma makes for really terrible critical evaluators. It also makes people hypocrites who are judgmental of the judgmental, discriminators against discriminators, and prejudiced against the prejudiced. And what did this lead to? It lead to the championing of a candidate who could not have possibly won. We prioritized social liberalism over financial liberalism, without realizing that people are sick of the former, and the latter’s time may have come!
Am I happy that Trump won? Hell no. He’s Bush Jr. on steroids! However, I am happy that SJWs LOST. Definitively, this is their loss. They were so gung-ho about a token female Presidential candidate, that they let the voice of reason, who just so happened to be an old white guy named Bernie Sanders, slip through the cracks. AND THEY FUCKING LOST TO A RAVING LUNATIC.
What I dare to hope is that maybe social liberals and SJWs will realize how over-played their angle is. How oft-abused their social politics are in every day life. So maybe Democrats should stop leading with social liberalism. Stop leading with feminism. People are sick of the chaos and havoc these things have wreaked in their personal lives.
For 8 years, social liberals have run amok. Wives cheated on husbands. Pseudo-feminist douchebags abused liberal rhetoric to philander. The transgender got to date Little Miss All-American Hot Girl. The punk rock girl broke all the rules and got away with it. And the white Christian male had to endure it all alone. That Christian guy who says ‘Jesus was a liberal’, the Democrats patronizingly said ‘good for you for thinking that,’ and unceremoniously threw him under the bus with all the fascists.
You want to beat Trump in 2020? Start being rational. Stop saying there are 13 genders. Stop saying we are all equal when some of us are clearly retards, some of us are more capable than others, some of us are prettier than others, etc… Stop saying marriage is an antiquated notion. Stop using false consensus to ruin the individual’s social life. Stop sharing a brain. Stop being stupid, crazy, hypocritical, shittybad Democrats, and start being good examples.
The results of this election are symptomatic of a liberal electorate that went too far, and utterly failed to reign in their crazies. If you’re an atheist, and you made fun of someone’s religion, this loss was your fault. If you are a militant feminist who categorically hates any man who doesn’t blatantly kiss her ass, this loss was your fault. If you are an LGBTQ with a victim complex, this loss was your fault. If you are racist against white people, this loss was your fault. If you are a false-flag liberal idealist who is really merely a con artist, this loss was your fault. If you are a hypocritical materialist or social elitist who falsely claims to be a grassroots Democrat, this loss was your fault. If you are a liberal who supports the prohibition of narcotics, this loss was your fault.
Barack Obama won two terms because he is a clean-cut, moderate centrist with an almost unquestionable background. There just wasn’t any dirt on him, and people LIKED him. People liked the commoners in their neighborhood who looked like him. It took a strong black community with integrity and commitment to personal achievement, NOT social privilege, to make Obama have mass appeal. Where is the equivalent feminist community? It simply doesn’t exist.
In conclusion, I’m angry at the Democratic party, not because I’m not a Democrat, but simply because I’ve watched in private agony as the Democratic community fucked up for the last five years, culminating in going against better judgment to nominate a candidate who couldn’t win, and now we’re stuck with CRAP. And ultimately all of this liberal egotism hurt the party, hurt minorities, and hurt women. My sincere hope is that when, and I mean WHEN, not IF, a better female candidate decides to run, 2016’s failure will not deter either party from nominating her.
Ultimately, the results of this election represent a failure of Democrats to have populist appeal, which is what they are SUPPOSED to do best… But honestly, I think that this failure should be placed on the backs of the ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITY, and not just on its leadership. No matter how pristine the candidate is, if everyday liberals are shitty people, their candidates are going to lose, because voters are going to associate the liberals who have screwed them over in their personal lives with the candidate.