Friday, November 25, 2016 at 08:31PM
Tough Karma
The infamous quote by political pundit James Carville -- "It's the economy, stupid" explained Democratic candidate Bill Clinton's smashing defeat against Republican George Bush, Sr. in 1994, allowing Democrats to regain the White House. It seems this potent economic reality holds true in 2016, as the unpredictable Ultimate Outsider Donald Trump defeated the Ultimate Insider Hillary Clinton to regain the White House in 2016 for Republicans, who already held majorities in both the House and Senate.

The Clinton campaign ignored the deep economic concerns of the middle class population and paid the ultimate price..... losing to Team Trump, and the wealthy businessman kept on message, vowing to Make America Great Again by renegotiating trade deals that hurt the American economy, and to restore jobs that had vanished overseas leaving American working-class voters -- White, Black, Asian, Indian, Mexican -- nowhere else to turn.

Blue-collar voters in the battleground states of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania voted to give Republican Donald Trump the chance to resurrect an economy that had abandoned them. Amid the rising tide of refugees escaping the Syrian War, the rising tide of endless military costs "nation building" while fighting the Islamic State, the rising cost of Obamacare, and the meaningless identity politics of the left, working-class Americans turned their backs on the female career politician and turned to the billionaire who voiced their concerns.

Hillary Clinton's interest was always Hillary Clinton -- it was obvious when she quit the Senate in 2009 to become the Secretary of State for President Obama that she was grabbing at the overseas diplomatic run to set up her presidential campaign in 2016. Who leaves the privileged life of being a Senator -- without any term limits -- except narcistic dreamers? The career move backfired -- as her deadly mishandling of Benghazi and her incompetent mishandling of her emails ignoring every federal security regulation made her a flawed candidate.... without real appeal to blue collar voters -- people who work for a living.

It's always the economy, stupid...... it will always be the economy, stupid.

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