It looks like US is finally getting their shit together while pre-emptively banning Muslim colonialism before getting the worst of it.
Meanwhile all the EU federalists and Muslim apologists are shitting their pants and calling for a "strong common front" (stormfront?) to oppose USA and to combat any fallout of it encouraging Europeans who don't agree with Islamization in order to drag on Islamization for as long as they can.
We will likely see worsening persecution towards EU and Islam critics in the few years.
A year ago US and EU were more or less in the same boat with similar apologetic views.
Now, people in US have shown that voting isn't always for nothing - sometimes you can actually get your voice through with voting. If anything, democracy works in US.
Now we'll see how EU and US are splitting off to completely different and potentially hostile paths. EU and EU media have already largely taken the stance along with the pro-Islam political elite of bashing US administration to their heart's content while calling for unity.
But there won't be unity. Europe is going down. You cannot unite people behind a lost cause of surrendering to your enemies. The only problem is that the decades of brainwashing by media have created some very devout supporters of EU and Islamization.
We have that problem in teh U.S. too (the bolded part).
Lets not forget, this was a pretty damn close election! Even with all the illegitimate votes she gathered excluded from the tally, I believe she still would be considered to have won the total number of votes at the national level.
Thankfully that doesn't matter. Candidates have to win STATES in order to gather each states ELECTORAL votes and the result of the election is who has more electoral votes.
I do not know how much of this reflects dumb luck versus a brilliant strategy on the part of Trump. A narrow win that is a result of brilliant strategy (and assuming that "narrow" doesn't mean you suffered terrible "casualties") is a good thing. A close election where the opponent had plenty of voters in her favor, but they were just not in the right concentrations in the right states for her to win enough states to win the whole election. . . not so good.
The other thing of course is that: a narrow win that results from a brilliant strategy is not something an opponent will find mystifying. He/she/they might not have REALIZED the strategy while it was being used against them. But once you get beat by a particular gambit, you better believe a good player will figure out that gambit and it probably won't work so well next time.
All this to say (and with some regret and concern on my part): The struggle to free America from leftist oppression and idiocy is not over yet. Trump may not win in 2020 and here some points are worth mentioning.
1. I've seen it said that Trump will advance to a second term based on the success of his policies and to some extent that is true. However, in large part it will remain as irrelevant as it ever was.
The country remains highly divided. Something like half of the voters in the last election voted for Clinton. The real question here is: how many of those voters can be won over by Trump policy successes? His solid supporters, and probably even the Republican party as a whole are going to be behind him almost no matter what; that is just simply how things work in our strange "Two Party" national institution. The most important people for Trump right now--and continuously from now until 2019--are NOT his supporters, they are Hillaries FRINGE supporters. The swing folks who might have gone either way (people like my wife).
2. The leftist extremism is not going to go away without making a disproportionate amount of noise. Whether that loud screeching will be discernible as "death throes" versus "groundswell of opposition" remains to be seen. I have said a few times on here that "the left are intent on committing intellectual and political suicide" and I still think this is not a bad notion; it has some potential explanatory validity. The extreme anti-Trump nonsense--and much of seemingly so ridiculous that even swing individuals would easily see through it and roll their eyes--continues to gush forth from many individuals, not only outside the U.S. but inside as well. The media and "officials" are only one element of this, Youtubers, and other forms of "amateur celebrities" are another big part. They are rounding up the wagons, rallying and gathering their troops. One might have hoped that the stark division of their views and the other half of the country might have promoted self-reflection, moderation, perhaps a hint of humility and resolve to change and win over the "fringe" elements of Trumps support through rational argument. That is not what we are seeing. The left (for lack of a better term which synthesizes all of the myriad groups that support Democratic candidates) have in fact "doubled down" on their screeching, lying, moralizing, petty, preachy, inane nonsense.
On the whole, the left continuing to alienate moderates is a good thing, but it may also help to keep the left held together and avert a true collapse of the Democratic Party, so "suicide" might not be the right word.
Basically, what "the right" is dealing with now is a cornered and wounded animal, who believes she is protecting her cubs. The natural inclination might be to get the shotgun and put it out of its misery, but that will not work.
What the right must do to increase its strength and buttress its chances in 2020 is WIN OVER as many of those cubs as it can.