My 2¢ on why Donald Trump won the elections: An analysis from a totally apolitical guy!
And stop calling the American public stupid!!
Disclaimer: This is a quick on point observation tackling the big question and why this shouldn’t come as a surprise
Much has been talked about in media about the astonishing revelation that happened on the 9th of November. The Idio-Liberals vs the Self-Righteous a.k.a Left vs Right debate has always been baffling. The arguments presented by both the sides are obtuse, unintelligent and moronic. These folks prefer to delve into the politics rather than really discussing the rationale of the debate.
Here’s a three fold explanation as to what(possibly?) went wrong:
- As Sanders put it “Republican tapped into the anger of a declining middle class”. And rightly so, Trump hit the chord with the middle class who are sick of losing jobs and stay unemployed. “He[Trump] tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics, and the establishment media,” Sanders said. He further added how people are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes, and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids — all while the very rich become much richer. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center, the #1 issue that people faced was Economy, followed by Terrorism. Donald Trump, throughout his campaign, was very vocal in articulating his stand on these issues.
- The Choice: Hillary Clinton was always considered to be the lesser of the two evil. To begin with, Hillary would have also been a huge risk in terms of decisive action. Her win over Bernie Sanders in the DNCs was perceived as a bitter politics, pulling the votes from super delegates even before the primaries began. On the other hand, Donald Trump was seen as a decisive and flamboyant man who doesn’t really care for the usual political correctness which really got connected with the masses. In the primaries vs Mitt Romney at Republican National Committee, he really came out strong and got the highest vote count in the history of the Republican Party!
- The world perception: There has been a changing inclination of the people all over the world, from the Left to the Right. Growing popularity of the anti-immigrants party in Germany, for instance, tells us about the major change in people’s mindset to be more nationalist, anti-establishment and anti-globalization. Brexit is another example of this trend that only seems to stay here for sometime. The leftism and liberalism after the World War II seems to be disappearing.
And that, kids, is how Trump became USA’s president elect. Some people are thinking about the consequences of the results — both its merits and demerits while the others are planning to move to a different country!
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