Trumpism is here to stay.

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Here is a fact of life for Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, AOC and her “squad,” Democrats in general, their handmaidens in the media and ‘Never Trump’ Republicans.

Neither Trumpism as a movement nor the man for whom it is named are going away.

That Trumpism is alive and well is made evident in the results of down-ballot Congressional races. The nine and counting new Republican members of Congress – all of whom are women, ethnic minorities or veterans – are clear as day as to whose coattails swept them into office. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants like Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler are equally clear that a tiny five or six seat majority in the House of Representatives can, in a number of ways, actually be worse than being in the minority.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Democrats, the media and the pollsters that they employ all agreed that Joe Biden was going to win in a landslide. That landslide would then trigger a “blue wave” of Democrat victories.

No such thing came anywhere close to happening. What did happen was a squeaker for Joe Biden that was quite possibly obtained by nefarious means – together with what can only be called a disaster for Democrats in Congress and several statehouses.

With the exception of what we call RINOs – Republicans In Name Only – Republicans have pretty much always supported low taxes and low regulation. Some – though not all – were skeptical of Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama-era trade policy. That was particularly true as it applied to China.

But Donald Trump did the impossible. He convinced a large number of nominal Democrats that low taxes, low regulation and opposition to Chinese mercantilism were all to their personal economic advantage. Real wages for blacks and Hispanics rose for the first time in 30+ years on Trump’s watch. The same is true for the American middle-class. Families that hadn’t had a real raise – defined as an increase in buying power in present-day dollars – suddenly found out what it was like to get one.

The worst possible thing has happened to Joe Biden. He has won the presidency close on the heels of many of his party’s most reliable supporters having gotten the first whiff of an idea that their party has been screwing them.

If a Biden administration cannot replicate the new-found economic success that blacks and Hispanics enjoyed under Donald Trump, their slow-but-steady exodus from the Democratic Party could turn into a flood.

Millions of hitherto taken-for-granted voters got their first small, but real taste of prosperity under Donald Trump’s presidency. Millions more politically somnolent heartland Americans were awakened by Donald Trump to the fact that a comparatively tiny cohort of Ivy-league ruling class elites have, for 30 years or more, been sneering at them while ripping them off.

Having been awakened, they’re not going back to sleep.

As a result, Trumpism isn’t going anywhere. Private citizen Donald Trump – who plays the media like a fiddle – will be sure that it doesn’t.

Lord help Sleepy Joe.

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of Gleiser Communications, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The Team FM & KYZS in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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16 Responses

  1. david florey says:

    you got it right !

  2. Pete says:

    I am ashamed of the “Proud Texas Democrats “ I both know and am related to

  3. Richard Andeson says:

    Yes, President Trump and ‘his commonsense no nonsense Republican policies’ will continue to grow in popularity with the American people. And as such, the leftist Democrat party’s plight is going to be all up hill all the time as they are completely out of step with the nation.

    However, the 2020 election is NOT over and is NOT yet certified as many suits and cases are working in the courts as we speak.

    The Trump legal team is the best in the business including Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Jenna Ellis, et. al.. The law is the LAW, and not of men, and it is certainly not subject to the whims of the fake and leftist legacy media or its prognosticators, pundits, and nabobs.

    If you as a voter for TRUMP are concerned, call the Republican leaders* (*State House & State Senate, State Sec of State, and Governors) in each of the many states in question including, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and let your voice be heard in that We The People must have a full accounting of the election.

    As well, contact the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court and implore them that we need Federal remedy regarding this stolen election.

    Those ballots which cannot be verified as legal MUST BE TOSSED OUT and disallowed. If that is done, Trump wins this a election in a landslide.

    Pray for America, and
    Pray for President Trump for God to award him the victory he rightfully won.

  4. “Democrats and their handmaidens in the media” twice-in-four-paragraphs! A new drinking game?

    Don’t overestimate the appeal of this comical “Trumpism” term you’re trying to coin; “nor (the durability of) the man himself,” who IS going-away 01/20/21. If he had half a brain he’d flee the country sooner.

    If he makes it. Trump may not be melting as literally as laughingstock Giuliani, but LOOK at him. His cholesterol must be through-the-roof after all the junk food (and whatever else) he’s been inhaling. Elder Joe Biden jogs on-stage; but notice how Trump seems to be dragging his right leg.

    This “Chy-nuh virus” The Dear Leader assured us would “disappear…like a miracle” by Easter has claimed a quarter million American lives, while he golfed, and left it to governors.

    Dr. Fauci and others-other-than this Atlas quack say we’ll hit 400K by Inauguration Day EVEN IF we heed the CDC Thanksgiving RX…which these Trumpists you speak-of won’t. United Airlines alone added 1400 flights.

    That DARN science tells us that January/February will be worse than April. And despite antivaxers among the MAGA mob, better days are yonder. As the President-Elect says “We’re Americans! We can DO this.“

    • Paul Gleiser says:

      I notice that you do not (because you cannot) take issue with the fact that a.) Democrats down-ballot got creamed in this election; b.) blacks, Hispanics and middle class Americans did, in fact, gain more in three years under the Trump presidency than they have in three decades of prior administrations; and c.) significant numbers of reliably Democratic voters did, in fact, jump ship this time around.

      Arguments against Donald Trump that center on his diet and the way he pronounces words can only be called unsubstantial. When Joe Biden forgets the name of his Secretary of State, or doesn’t remember the name of the country that a visiting head of state is from, talk to me again about Donald Trump’s cholesterol.

      You Dems need to give thanks to Xi Jingping for exporting the Wuhan virus to the world. Were it not for that aberration, Donald Trump’s stunning policy successes would have swept him to reelection in a way that no amount of vote rigging could have possibly overcome.

    • Ron Eagleman says:

      C’mon man, even you should recognize the difference in a person who has succeeded in the difficult world of private enterprise, and a corrupt product of government largesse. We finally have someone who is not in the pocket of special interests, including “Chy-nuh”, who is trying to lead this country in the right direction. Believe it or not, there are many people who want a leader who understands the difficulties of competing in the private sector, not one who is guaranteed a government paycheck. Isn’t it interesting that TEACHERS, English or otherwise, do not really understand the real world, and support those who will keep the trough full of taxpayer funded slop?

      • NO argument about the “taxpayer funded slop” the Pentagon is devouring.
        Congress is bought-N-paid-4 by corporate do-re-mi.
        And defense contractors are T-Rex.
        Fighter jet and sub parts are sourced to 40+ states. ;)
        (It’s only “pork” if other states eat it.)

        About “a leader who understands the difficulties of competing in the private sector:”

        I’ll give ya this: NOBODY has had a more difficult time competing in the private sector than Trump:

        Maybe if the Trump University MBAs told Trump Airlines to serve Atlantic City-bound passengers Trump Steak and Trump Vodka, they’d still be flying!

        BUT SERIOUSLY…however purging you find this my-guy-can-beat-up-your-guy stuff, is it possible we’re BOTH missing the bigger point?

        Are we naive to reckon new-captain-new-course?
        Or is it “meet the new boss, same as the old boss?”
        If “Deep State” resonates with you, ask yourself:
        How much will ANY president steer the ship of state?

        WIDE-angle shot…and I know I’m pushing my luck asking for this much curiosity: Before you stop-reading-and-start-typing, have a whack-on-the-side-of-the-head from THESE two:

        And if you DOUBT “Deep State,” listen to that very last part.

        • Ron Eagleman says:

          Very Verbose and stilted Mr. English Teacher, but you did manage to make my point. Yes, President Trump has the bruises to prove the difficulty in free enterprise competition; however, he is now worth several billion $’s. The presidency was his first political race; whereas Biden’s previous attempts have never gotten off the ground, even using plagiarism. The point that evidently went over your head is the difference between a career denizen of the swamp and a private sector competitor. A secondary point, which you either did not get, or chose to ignore, is that it is understandable that fellow travelers are more supportive of the art of feeding at the government teat. Maybe the stench of the tactics in this election do not reach your nostrils, but there are millions of Americans whose olfactory senses are repulsed. By the way, any comment on the crickets we hear from the Dem’s favorite constituencies….. Antifa & BLM?

        • Michael Reagan says:

          Are you the moderator of that YouTube vid?

          Agree on Industrial Military Complex; an extremely frightening ending to that interview if the Pentagon and our military leaders are misleading the President. I do believe that borders on, if not treasonous insubordination. But, Hey, no one is accountable for anything anymore at their level.

          • Guilty!
            Thanks for watching.
            And look for another familiar face on our December 4 show.

          • Michael Reagan says:

            Larry King and Holland Cooke Debate – Oct. 25, 2018, Dodgers vs Red Soxs World Series of which the Soxs took the Series.

            Well, well, we are debating someone of renown across the US of A. Born in Massachusetts; how did you get to Rhode Island? Why is New England all Blue? IS there a short answer, I really wish to know.

  5. And Michael: WHOSE prediction came true that year?

    I REALLY, REALLY missed baseball this year…and feel for the Rangers fans who didn’t get to enjoy that handsome new ballpark.

    • Ron Eagleman says:

      This cowboy is not as impressed with your credentials or integrity as Michael. The unquestionable evidence of unprincipled or shallow thinking is your reply to my previous post as “Your net worth is higher than Trumps”! What an ignorant reply, as you know neither of our net worth! I guess the crickets that we are now hearing from BLM and Antifa extend to your replies? A constitutional republic cannot survive uninformed voters and/or a fraudulent election. Shame on those who do not have the integrity to speak out against this assault on our country, and just dismiss these tactics as the ends justify the means! Congratulations!

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