WASHINGTON, November 15, 2016 — In their post-election dissection of Donald Trump’s win, the media continue to claim that Trump invigorated “white urban and rural voters.” The divisive implication is that there is something inherently wrong with white, working class Americans.
Commmonweal. com writes,
The autopsies of Hillary Clinton’s loss in last week’s election keep pouring in, and the cause of death is nearly unanimous: The white, rural, working class voter did it.
Townhall’s Matt Vespa called it “the revenge of the white working class,” Politico the “Revenge of the rural voter.” Clinton, according to CNN contributor and historian Stephanie Coontz, “was simply unable to present herself as a forceful defender of everyone who has been left behind by the march of globalization, professionalization and the emergence of a new just-in-time, winner-take-all economy.” And Cracked’s David Wong, in an article with nearly ten million views, explains why rural voters came out so strongly for Trump: “To those ignored, suffering people, Donald Trump is a brick chucked through the window of the elites. ‘Are you assholes listening now?’”
It’s true that the white working class was instrumental in delivering Trump the White House. In the Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, Clinton underperformed Barack Obama among white working class voters, and this cost her the electoral college. Had about 100,000 of these voters across the three states voted for her instead of Trump, she would be president–elect now, instead of sitting on a possible two-million vote Pyrrhic popular vote victory.
Blaming a class of people for Trump’s victory and Clinton’s loss lays bare media bias, again. White, working class voters went for Trump, and Black Americans were solid for President Obama. But Obama didn’t win on just the black vote, nor Trump with just working-class whites.
And a clear, unbiased post-mortem isn’t about assigning blame. The blame—Trump voters as deplorable racists who deserve to suffer for their political beliefs—is starting to rub America raw.
Trump voters are sick and tired of the left’s scorched earth politics. They’re tired of the temper tantrum protests spawned by bad actors—teachers unions, George Soros, Black Lives Matter—that have produced traffic jams, property destruction and attacks on persons, and that promise eventual casualties.
President Obama and Hillary Clinton have called for Americans to support the new president and respect the democratic process and the peaceful transference of power. The protestors don’t seem to be listening.
What is worst about these protestors is that many of them did not even bother to vote.
According NBC affiliate KGW-TV in Oregon, Portland police have arrested 112 anti-Trump protesters. Their names and ages were compared to the state’s voter logs; 34 didn’t return a ballot for the November 8 election, and 35 weren’t registered to vote in Oregon. Twenty-five did vote. KGW is still working to verify voting records for the remaining 17 protesters who were arrested.
So what do those non-voting, violent protestors want?
They want to nullify the election and “dump Trump.” That is, they are there to make noise, not promote change. It would be unprecedented in American history for anyone to take this demand seriously. First, you cannot impeach a private citizen; Trump is only president-elect, not yet the president, and cannot be impeached.
The Electoral College itself has also become a focus for protesters, as by a narrow margin, Clinton won the popular vote. Protestors are once again showing their ignorance of the Constitution and the Electoral College. The College was created so that presidential candidates would be forced to pay attention to every state and region and ensure that no one region or interest could dominate the presidency.
Illegal immigration is a point of contention. Democrats don’t want to stem the tide of illegal immigrants into the U.S., claiming that anyone who wants to live here has the right to live here.
But that is not how our system works.
Lets debunk some of the lies regarding Trump and deportations.
According to ABC News Politics, Obama has deported 2.5 million illegal immigrants; 91 percent of those deported in 2015 were convicted of a crime. Trump says he will deport between two and three million illegal immigrants who were previously convicted of a crime:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 29, 2016
The people screaming about Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants don’t know what they are talking about, or they are hypocrites; they did not protest Obama doing the same thing.
Trump says that his priorities are to remove criminals, secure the border and then take a look at how we can keep those “good people” already here in the U.S. who are taxpaying Americans. It is hard to argue that as a plan to move forward.
In 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt defined the successful immigrant into America:
In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.
Ed Garrison at Team America offers ten reasons why America must enforce its immigration laws, a few worth sharing here: