According to Newt Gingrich:
In winning the Republican nomination on Tuesday night, Donald Trump accomplished something that virtually no one believed possible when he entered the race nearly one year ago, on June 16, 2015.
It is striking that intelligent, seasoned observers failed completely to grasp what they were witnessing, even as Trump shot to the top of the polls and drew gigantic crowds at rallies across the country.
These same observers in my opinion still don’t get it. They are still flailing about in disbelief at us, “we the people” who made our choice Trump.
The elites’ refusal to grapple with the reality before their eyes continued long after it was obvious Trump was no passing phenomenon. They resorted to increasingly implausible rationalizations to explain his success.
“In nearly every election cycle, there are candidates who lead national polls and sometimes even win states, but don’t come close to winning the nomination,” explained Nate Cohen of the New York Times in December. “It would be tough for Mr. Trump to prevail in a one-on-one contest against a typical mainstream Republican, much in the same way that Mr. Buchanan quickly faltered against Mr. Dole.”
Mr. Cohen of the NYT-Slime still has no idea. None of these so-called elites have a clue to what the people want or need. They only see themselves in Narcissus water staring back at their own reflections which has nothing to do with we the people of this country.
Why, since Trump defined the race from the day he announced, did almost no one in the media and political elite believe that he could win the nomination–even long after it became clear he was dominating the field? What was it they failed to recognize?
The answer is simple. It wasn’t Trump that the media and political elites failed to understand. It was the American people.
The American people were dramatically more fed up with Washington–with the incompetence, the arrogance, the corruption, and the failure–than Washington could begin to understand.
Newt nailed it. Yes we were very fed up. We were boiling over with the failure of the usual politicians refusal to follow their promises they made to us. Each and every time we wanted change, such as a number of things to be defunded for one, they failed us at every turn.
For example, the now King of the House, Paul Ryan, who believes he is the president, handed over a $21 trillion budget to Obama funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare,Syrian refugees, sanctuary cities. We got nothing from this deal as usual. And some people thought Ryan would do a better job, but I don’t know why since he’s a big government man.
As you hear many of the same people who said Trump could never be nominated prognosticate about his chances in the general election, ask yourself: have they learned enough about the American people to understand why a political revolution could seem the safer route?
I sincerely doubt that the political and media elites “get it”. And they reason they never will is they don’t know us. They don’t get out on the streets and talk to us. They are not interested in us or what we think. After all they believe us to be simply rubes with no brains. We are the stupid ones. We are all low-class, uneducated.
They even fail to see there are many well-educated people who are voting for Trump. They just need to put us all into their little pigeon-hole where they see us as one big mass with no differences. We are not individuals to them, just a bad lot who don’t live in their world, the “real world” as seen by them.
They still believe we are malleable ready for them to show us the “right way”, the “right candidate”. And this time around the people rejected them.
We fooled them therefore they are angry that we no longer fall for what the political and media elites shove down our throats and that is from where their real disbelief and anger comes. We showed them we are not so stupid and they were wrong. There is a lot of egg on their faces. And they don’t like it.