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COMMENTARY: The Mindless Post-Election Frenzy

The DNC/Clinton/Obama political machine may have lost the election, but they succeeded in whipping up a mindless frenzy among their “deplorable” voting constituency.

The election is being viewed through dirt-colored glasses. As expressed by one complainer/sore loser on Facebook, many see Trump as an “incompetent, bigoted, sexist, misogynistic, racist, homophobic” so-and-so. The big fear in Liberal Land was that Trump would not honor the election results—if he lost. Now that Trump has won, the Left is doing exactly what they claimed Trump would do. Coming out in force with Nazi-style demonstrations. Calling Trump every name in the book. Trump spews hate. He targets minorities. He abuses women. He is a pig. He will screw up our foreign policy. Trump will come to your house and eat your children!

And where did all of this ad hominem invective originate? In the trash published by a biased media and in the angry rants of the Clinton campaign, that’s where it all came from. It certainly didn’t come from the brain trust known as the Democratic Party voters. The invective was offered up on a platter and the unthinking masses ate it up.

The media will not concede that Trump brings to government an unparalleled record of achievement. Millions of gullible voters have been brainwashed by a compliant media into accepting the ugly and untrue demonization of Donald Trump. For example, instead of focusing on the admirable characteristics of this man who went from political neophyte to incredible victory, NBC refuses to relinquish the refuted charge that Trump called Mexicans “rapists” and “killers.” Ugly. Untrue. Lies, all of it. But the media onslaught has been overwhelming. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,” said Hitler’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, “people will eventually come to believe it.”

The same Facebook complainer wrote: “We need to roll up our sleeves and be ready to remind [Trump] that we aren’t going to sit back and surrender to his will. That we are strong and loud and our rights matter.” What rights are those, exactly? Will someone please explain that to me? When asked what rights the disgruntled people are afraid to be deprived of, they suddenly lose their place in the liberal prayer book and they go mute.

Someone complained on Facebook about “the volume of hatred and bigotry that put [Trump] in office.” If you voted for Trump, are you aware that you are full of hate? That you are a bigot? I didn’t realize it when I voted, and I still don’t. This is nothing less than manufactured hysteria.

In her concession speech, Hillary—“Big Sister”—said we must “respect and cherish” the values “we” all care for. What values, exactly, does Hillary stand for? She followed up Obama’s campaign slogan of “hope and change” with her version: “stronger together.” Both slogans are pure doubletalk in the tradition of George Orwell. So who knows what Big Sister really stands for? Let me suggest a few items:

1. Corruption to a degree unknown in the last 50 years—putting the government of the United States up for sale to the highest contributor.
2. Anti-business regulations that would have continued the destructive economic policies of Barack Obama.
3. Healthcare that is putting middle class families into the poorhouse.
4. A losing foreign policy that is clearly evidenced by her ghastly performance while serving as secretary of state.
5. Open borders that would create chaos in the homeland.

For eight years, I watched with abhorrence as Obama implemented his anti-colonial, anti-American, socially divisive policies—diminishing this country in every way possible—with the support of millions of adoring fans. Yes, Obama convinced a lot of people that he walked on water. The gullible public bought it…for a while. Finally, with Trump’s victory in this election, we are witnessing a total repudiation of what Obama represents: lies and deceit.

The brilliance of Donald Trump is that he recognized that: (a) Obama’s policies have been destructive to the USA; and (b) people who bought the kool aid in 2008 and 2012 are waking up to the lies and resulting damage. Trump understands the anger and frustration. This is his most valuable contribution: Insight into the meaning and reality of events, a talent that should not be underappreciated. We need to give him credit for this and recognize that his sagacious judgment is exactly what we need in the presidency.

Ed Brodow is a negotiation expert, political commentator, and author of In Lies We Trust: How Politicians and the Media Are Deceiving the American Public.


Ed Brodow

Ed Brodow (USMC Retired), author of the brand new book, Tyranny of the Minority: How The Left is Destroying America and a contributor to DailyCaller.com and DailySurge.com. Brodow is one of the world’s leading negotiation experts and a staunch advocate of critical thinking. SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt dubbed him “The King of Negotiators.” Forbes Magazine agreed, ranking Ed as one of the nation’s top dealmakers. He is the author of six books, including the business classic, Negotiation Boot Camp: How to Resolve Conflict, Satisfy Customers, and Make Better Deals. For two decades, Ed’s acclaimed Negotiation Boot Camp® seminars have set the standard for “how to make a deal” in Corporate America. A nationally recognized television personality, Ed has appeared as negotiation guru on PBS, ABC National News, Fox News, Fortune Business Report, and Inside Edition. He is negotiation consultant to some of the world’s most prominent organizations, including Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Learjet, Ritz-Carlton, Starbucks, McKinsey, Philips, Zurich Insurance, the IRS, the GSA, and the Pentagon. As a keynote speaker, Ed has enthralled more than 1,000 audiences in Paris, Milan, Athens, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Sao Paulo, Bogota, and New York with his charismatic stage presence, infectious humor, and practical ideas. In previous lives, Ed was a U.S. Marine Corps officer, corporate sales executive, and Hollywood movie actor.

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