Not going away

November 19, 2020 |

Our elite classes in government and media seem to believe that if they can only vanquish Trump, they will reign triumphant once again and cement themselves into power forevermore. First of all, even if he loses, Trump's not going away. Second, they have never seemed to grasp that Trump wasn’t the cause of their rejection by the public, he was a symptom of it. He even told Biden in the debates that if he and Obama hadn’t done such a terrible job, there’s no way he ever would have been elected President, and that’s probably true.

In this Twitter thread, Richard Fernandez tries once again to tell them that the people’s loss of faith in their leaders’ competence dated back well before the 2016 election. This isn’t news to me, since I wrote an entire book about how out of touch with America our coastal and DC elites were before Trump even entered politics:

Fernandez warns that more woke virtual signaling at the “deplorables” is not going to convince anyone that our self-proclaimed elites are competent again (based on Biden’s vow to reverse every Trump policy that led to a booming economy, record job creation, energy independence, cheap gas and peace in the Middle East, I think competence is the last thing a Biden Administration would be known for.)

Mark Judge at The Stream has a great suggestion for journalists: get a menial job. Take a few months to go work in a restaurant, hardware store, coal mine, factory, construction site, nursing home or anyplace where working class Americans put in a hard day, sweating for their paychecks.

Maybe if journalists actually meet some of the “flyover” people they constantly talk down to, they’ll learn a few things about them. Like that they’re not racists, they’re not obsessed with politics, and they love America and think it’s working just fine. They want to keep the money they earn instead of giving it to politicians in taxes to redistribute to their pet projects and people who won’t work. They hate bullies who try to tell them what they’re allowed to say and think, and they don’t want to be lectured about ridiculous things that defy common sense, like that a man can become a woman or that illegal immigration is not a problem. I would add that they’d also learn that working class people are not stupid or “low-information voters;” in fact, they are in many ways smarter and far more accomplished than most of the desk jockeys with useless college degrees who mock them.

Also, they might learn the most devastating realization of all: that many Americans view the elite journalist class as a bunch of over-privileged narcissists and “whiny, entitled, half-educated mediocrities.”

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  • mike alan grubb

    11/28/2020 07:01 AM

    mr mike h if we had fox news in all houses 4 free or any trusted news president TRUMP would have won is there anyway you could get fox in the GA senate race let people see the truth many people can not afford the real news it cost allmost 80 dollars a month older people cant pay i love your daughter she is AWSOME get the real news out to everyone i can barly type so call me 9855195301 we may LOSE or country it makes me sick you are a true friend to USA hope i can help let the truth out GOD BLESS

  • Uri Binnun

    11/21/2020 04:26 AM

    Next election do not fight mail in use it

  • Jeffrey thomas

    11/20/2020 08:40 PM

    You said it all, sir. Very good.

  • Fred Roberts

    11/19/2020 11:59 AM

    Keep on telling it like it is, Gov.!!!!!

  • Lara Parker-Susp

    11/19/2020 10:06 AM

    Very well said !!!!
    AND IT IS SO TRUE !

  • A. Andrian

    11/19/2020 09:23 AM

    Whether Dem or Rep (RINO), the 'ruling class' elites and those who aspire to be acknowledged by them, despise the very people that enable them to maintain their power and prosperity. We must resist and expose them at every turn.

  • Judy Koegel

    11/19/2020 09:03 AM

    Thank you for your encouraging words!

  • Julie Taylor

    11/19/2020 09:02 AM

    Well said Gov Huckabee !!! You went right to the heart of every hard working American who is sick and tired of this LIE