This article by Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage Magazine is perhaps the single best piece of writing on the subject of the election and the victory of Donald J. Trump that I have seen.
As far as the elites were concerned, the outcome of this election was to be a foregone conclusion. There was no doubt that Hillary and the Democrats were not only going to win the White House but that they would also win back congress and do so in a landslide to boot. Rush had a very entertaining bit of audio on his show today demonstrating the straight-jacket of liberal thinking to that effect with all of the commentators repeating the idea that it would be a massive win for Hillary and the Democrats. They had no doubts about their conclusions and laughed at the idea that anyone might imagine any other possibility.
And of course, it didn’t happen.
Donald J. Trump re-wrote the election map and made history. His win against Hillary was not just unexpected by the liberal elites, but the fact that he won in states that have been solid Democrat blue was a massive shock to everyone in the establishment. Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and more all fell into the Republican column to give Trump the victory over the combined might of the liberal/academic/Washington/Hollywood/media establishment. And all of their efforts were for nothing, because in the end, the American people had enough of the lies, insults, corruption and destruction of their lives. They were done with it. They said “No.”
This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.
It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.
They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.
They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.