Life is sort of cyclical, if you ask me. Things don't happen in isolated bubbles. Life is messy, it's confusing, it reacts and transforms in unexpected ways.
But certain things are predictable, even in an election year as radical and unexpected as this one. When Donald Trump won the White House on November 8, news channels and "pundits" were flabbergasted.
They were at a loss for words when trying to discuss what they all were realizing as the voting results poured in. None of their polling data predicted this. None of the news outlets, papers, websites, and TV stations expected this outcome. In fact, they had worked hard to prevent this very thing from happening.
Despite all their best efforts, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States.
Since then there has been no end of speculation as to why. We can reject the left's erroneous claims that it was racism, sexism, or xenophobia. Anyone with common sense- even the Vice President- understands those were just smoke screens.
Many of the other reasons had to do with Hillary Clinton and the information that was revealed about her during the election. Despite reports that claimed Trump was generally unliked by voters, news of Hillary's email server, revelations of corruption in the DNC, and Comey's FBI investigation are often pointed to as major causes of why she lost.
Not to mention the fact that she's always had a reputation as being a disagreeable, unpleasant, and difficult figure in the public eye.
So maybe if a better candidate had run against Trump, the Democrats would have won. Maybe if Bernie hadn't been sabotaged by his own party, things would have worked out differently.
Sure, and maybe monkeys will sprout wings and fly.
You need to remember that this election wasn't just a win for Donald Trump. Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress. They also dominate state governments with 32 majority legislators and 33 governorships. Can't blame all that on Hillary.
So what happened? How did such a "progressive" nation as the United States suddenly take so many steps back- as the left would want you to believe? Can it actually be because this country is filled with uneducated, racist, hateful people? Don't flatter yourself liberals- it isn't.
No, there is a very clear reason why the GOP won so big this year, and his name is Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama asserts that he could have won a third term against Donald Trump if he had run again on his claim of hope and change.
“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” he told his former campaign chief David Axelrod on a CNN podcast interview. (via Breitbart)
This man is so arrogant, so blind, that he doesn't realize this election was a referendum on his entire presidency.
People can't see into the future. Duh. We make decisions based on experiences we've endured in the past. People have sharp memories- sharper than the media would like to think. Who they vote for during an election says more about the current administration than it does about the person they elect.
We've seen this throughout our history, not just in politics. Often a sequel to a hit movie makes more than the original, even though it's a worse film. Why? People have fond memories of the first movie and are hoping the next one will be as good. That's why Spider-man 3, a terrible movie, made more worldwide than the first two in the franchise.
The opposite is also true. When a movie is poorly received, despite making money, the next film in the series is likely to do very badly. This is true of Star Trek Beyond. It made less than the first two Star Trek reboots, despite being a better film. This is because audiences left the last film, Star Trek Into Darkness, confused and disappointed.
But you might be saying to yourself, "That's movies, this is the presidency!" Okay, let's look at the presidency. Remember 2008? Despite what you or the liberal media might say, Obama's rise to power was fueled mostly from disenfranchisement over George W. Bush.
People blamed the economic downturn on Bush's poor leadership. They thought he spent far too much money and resources on wars overseas, instead of focusing on the U.S. economy. Seven years after 9-11 we still couldn't find Bin Laden, and our financial institutions were in shambles. Not a good legacy to leave for your party.
Enter Obama. He really didn't have to do much to win the White House. All he had to be was not George Bush. He also said, "the last eight years" so many times it started to sound like a mantra. He understood that to win, all he had to do was tap into American's disgust for W.
So we come to 2016. Not only is our economy limping along, but we also have to watch as liberals run amuck over our way of life and traditions. We've seen Obama entertain groups like Black Lives Matter, who blame everything on white people. We had to see radical redefinitions of gender and sexuality and are called bigots for disagreeing.
And let's not forget the rampant rise in terrorism over the last year and a half. While that might not be entirely Obama's fault, his reaction to every ISIS-inspired murder is to apologize to the Muslim community and refusing to acknowledge radical, Islamic terrorism. Even his attorney general did nothing in the wake of Orlando.
And that's not even getting into the mess that is Obamacare.
When looking at these issues, you might begin to understand why millions of Americans felt betrayed and abandoned by President Obama. In 2008 he promised hope and change, but today we are more divided, more terrorized, more frustrated than ever before. We have NFL players that refuse to respect the National Anthem. We have schools that are taking down the flag. And we have groups that acknowledge over 50 kinds of gender.
Do you think that shit is going to fly for most of America? I don't think so.
So the next time you hear people complaining about Trump, think on this: he wouldn't exist if it weren't for Obama.
I'll leave you with the words of Alfred Pennyworth: "You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation they turned to a man they didn’t fully understand."
Congratulations left, you created your own worst enemy.