Skip to comments.Why Trump Won (Victor Davis Hanson)
Posted on 11/12/2016 9:16:45 AM PST by Semper911Edited on 11/12/2016 11:53:24 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
Throughout the course of the 2016 election, the conventional groupthink was that the renegade Donald Trump had irrevocably torn apart the Republican Party. His base populism supposedly sandbagged more experienced and electable Republican candidates, who were bewildered that a
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The Democrats could learn a lot by reading his post-mortem of the 2016 election.
I will read this and in general I respect Hanson, but wasn’t he a never-Trump?
Two thumbs up for VDH!
Wasn’t VDH anti-Trump?
Did Hanson get on the Trump Train before it pulled out and reached maximum speed?
“In the end, the #NeverTrump movement fizzled, and most of the party rightly saw, after putting aside the matter of his character, that Trumps agenda was conservative in almost every areaimmigration, energy, gun rights, taxes and regulation, abortion, health care, and military spending. In areas of doubtforeign policy and entitlementsvoters reasoned that sober and judicious Republican advisors would surround and enlighten Trump.
As a result, Republican voters, along with working class Democrats and Independents voted into power a Republican President, Republican Congress, and, in essence, a Republican judiciary. Trumps cunning and energy, and his unique appeal to the disaffected white working class, did not destroy the Republican down ballot, but more likely saved it. Senators and Representatives followed in Trumps wake, as did state legislatures and executive officers. Any Republican senatorial candidate who voted for him won election; any who did not, lost. Trump got a greater percentage of Latinos, blacks, and non-minority women than did Romney, and proved to be medicine rather than poison for Republican candidates. With hindsight, it is hard to fathom how any other Republican candidate might have defeated Clinton Inc.or how, again with hindsight, the Party could be in a stronger, more unified position.”
He was definitely not on the Trump Train, but this analysis of the big picture is the best I have read.
His writing is superb, and packs so much truth in a short essay. He is a treasure.
Heard him on Dennis Praeger last week bemoaning the NeverTrumpers. .and he wrote some pieces encouraging people to voe Trump.
See my #6. He also addresses the NeverTrumpers in the essay. (fizzled lol)
too wordy- she lost because the last 8 years have been hell- because immorality was being thrown down our throats and people got sick and tired of it, because of a blatant attack by the msm on the right- people got sick and tired of that too- and because the left nominated an as yet convicted felon who feels she is above the law-
The left threw their blatant disregard for law and order in our faces- arrogantly thinking that because they had the msm on their side that none would ever hold them accountable for it-
Well they found out that the American people DID hold them accountable for it! (Since our feckless GOP wouldn’t!)
“Wasnt VDH anti-Trump?”
Yes, he joined with the anti Trumpers at first. He lost a LOT of respect for that boneheaded move.
This man is one of America’s better essayists.
I have loved his work for a long time but I seem to recall deciding to stop following him.
It is now a municipal party. It has no real power over the federal government or state houses.
A municipal party.
A party to manage cities.
lol some of us enjoy reading words, especially when they are so beautifully arranged.
I was a history major -- what can I say?
bookmark. bookmark. bookmark.
and just for the record- these riots are the left throwing a hissy fit because they were repudiated at the polls- they can’t indulge in their lawlessness unimpeded any longer- and their immorality, if trump does the right thing, may be coming to an end- and they sense that- they are bawling openly that they ‘might not be able to commit infanticide any longer’ and they are throwing a fit-
When trump is sworn in- all hell is going to break loose throughout the US- What we’re seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg- unhinged evil controlled liberals will go absolutely mental- prepare for it- especially those who live in liberal cities (although the democrats MAY at some point, eventually, realize their idiotic rioting is destroying liberal towns and cities, and move their riots into republican counties- so just be aware of that- Donald Trump has inherited a racial divide so intense that it will likely exceed the riots of the 60’s and 70’s- our current dear leader made sure that he was going to leave a tsunami of destruction behind when he left office
I hear you, brother. That was so perfect.
he Bible, in its original languages, is the revealed Word of YHWH, the Ain Sof, the Creator of the Universe. The entire Word established the boundary conditions for all significant events in the Universe from beginning to end.
Everyone has free will until they bump up against a boundary condition that involves them. Then YHWH will “harden your heart” and you are stuck with your decision. In Quantum Mechanics it is called “spontaneous symmetry breaking” that collapses a superposition of states into one observed state.
We are very near the end of the Bible. The Revelation 12:1-2 great sign in the heavens will happen September 23-24, 2017. There is strong evidence that the matching verses, 12:5-6 mean that the people who believe in the Messiah’s First Coming, and his imminent return, will be “caught up to God and His Throne” and that the people who believe in the Promise, but missed Him the first time will be protected for 1260 days, from all Hell breaking out on Earth.
If you study the Word, you will find out that “nations” are very important to YHWH, and trying to unite all people in one government/religion, is despised by YHWH. It started with the Tower of Babel, so when the EU made their headquarters to look like a painting of the Tower of Babel, you know they are in trouble.
The United States of America was founded as a nation “ruled by God”, which is what Israel means. Many of the founders thought of it as a “New Israel”. Jonathan Cahn, has explored this extensively, and the events surrounding the 9/11 attack on the USA are compelling, and seem to identify the USA with the Ten Tribes of Israel that were dispersed by the Assyrians.
It is undeniable that decedents of Judah, Benjamin, and remnants of Levi and the ten other tribes that went into the Babylonian Captivity, are moving back into the original Promised Land (The Modern State of Israel). But only YHWH knows where the rest of those Ten Tribes ended up.
So that brings us to what can be happening here in the United States of America in the last year of the Age of Grace, the Church Age, the period between the First and Second Coming, or the two days between the final dispersion of the Jews and their regathering in Israel. It doesn’t matter what you call it. It is here, now.
As the Word says will happen in the Last Days, almost all the organized churches have fallen away from the original Gospel, to one degree or another. That means that there are a lot of Lost Sheep out there to be gathered in before the final harvest.
So what has YHWH done? Well, in the rest of the world He is gathering them in the old fashion way, but allowing Lucifer to persecute the Hell out of the Christians. This really spreads the faith, as it did in the Days of the Apostles.
With the United States, all fat, dump and happy from His material blessing, and now under the governmental control of the Luciferian New World Order, and their fly attracting leaders, He needed a different approach.
His answer appears to be one Donald John (voice crying in the wilderness, get it?) Trump who appears to be a melding of Samson, Cyrus and Nehemiah.
Read Judges 13-16 and then look at the characteristics Donald Trump shares with Samson: Doesn’t drink, ever; has really wild hair; is really harsh if you treat him badly or unfairly; ran around with a lot of foreign women.
You can read Isaiah 45 (FORTY FIVE! get it) to find out about Cyrus, a gentile who was God’s Instrument in punishing the Babylonians, and returning Judah back to Jerusalem.
Of course, Nehemiah was the one whom King Artaxerxes, sent back to Jerusalem to actually BUILD THE WALL (get it?) and after that to bust up the corrupt establishment and restore the Law of Moses to the land. Read the whole book of Nehemiah and think of how it could be paralleled in the first few months of a Trump Administration.
Next stop is the inauguration which will take place when Donald J. Trump is 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old in the Hebrew year 5777! You cant make this stuff up because God already did!
So, I think that if we all listen closely to what the Holy Spirit is telling each us Members of the Body of Christ to do, which may include working hard and praying for Donald Trump, then I think we get a Nehemiah period before we are harvested and the Luciferian New World Order folks get their wish to be rid of us, and to have the world all to themselves.
Yup. And the media getting the vapors over it was seen as about as hypocritical as you can get.
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