Public Comment

Middle America

Tejinder Uberoi
Thursday December 01, 2016 - 10:03:00 PM

Let Middle America rejoice – the master deal maker is soon to relinquish his palatial home and downsize to his more humble abode, the White House.  

The ‘deplorable Democrats’ have suffered heavy defeats, a staggering 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships during Obama’s presidency. Clinton’s wins the popular vote as a consolation prize. The quintessential bully will soon be coronated and will undoubtedly use the bully pulpit to rail on his opponents including the ‘rigged media’.  

So what are the lessons to be learned from this mother of all shellacking? Let us accept defeat gracefully but with a steely determination to hold the incoming administration to the highest standards of governance. If Trump flips flops over promises he made during the campaign let him flop – the more the better. 

As a footnote, Clinton’s conflicts of interests pale in comparison to Trump’s. It was laughable for the apoplectic Trump to chastise the Hamilton audience booing Vice-President elect Pence when the famous "you lie" to Obama during the State of the Union garnered no such outrage from conservative outlets. 

It is odd for Trump to rail against elites but then chooses elites and lobbyists as his close advisors. He even reminded his critics that Steve Bannon went to Harvard and then was showered with riches from the Wall Street titan, Goldman Sachs. It is hard to believe that this billionaire soaked in the creature comforts of Trump Tower will emerge as the workingman’s president.