What really happened in the November election?

With all the money pumped into defeating Trump by George Soros and others (even to paying thugs to riot), and with all the lies and cheating by Hillary Clinton to get the Democrat’s nomination and before the debates, and with all the support of Obama for Clinton and those downstream on the ballot, Trump won the election. All the major media, and all the polls, and all the political analysts (with very few exceptions) said Clinton would win easily. With all the major media against him and much of his own party against him, Trump won.

The Democrats yelled that the election was rigged by the Russians or someone. They denied that Soros had voting machines that were programmed to change any vote to one for Hillary. (Though those machines were found in several states.) Universities set up “cry zones” where their liberal minded students and councilors could go hug each other and cry because their candidate didn’t win. We have California, one of the most liberal of our states, talking about seceding from the union.

Normally the support of a two-term president is a major plus for a candidate. Why did that not happen with Obama? In part, because people in the “flyover zone” of the country had had enough of his “hope and change”. It had become obvious that his “hope and change” was a cleaned up term for marching socialism and they didn’t like it. The lavish vacations, his trade deals costing American jobs, his open border policy, his bowing and scraping to Muslim leaders while distancing us from our major allies, his pandering to minority groups, and his open contempt for our law enforcement and military had worn thin. Plus, after 8 years of his presidency, we know less about his background that we do about George Washington’s false teeth. Americans felt betrayed and abandoned in favor of some questionable elite(s).

Now we have seen an estimated 1 million people demonstrating in the US and another million around the world. Events of that size don’t happen because a few people get together on a social network site. They take months of planning and a lot of financial support. Buses are leased, parking permits secured, parade permits filed for, dates set and distributed, banners and signs printed and distributed, etc. These demonstrations have been in the works since the election and one has to wonder who is behind it with organizing and funding support.

What do these demonstrators want? Women’s rights to kill unborn babies? Respect for females? A ban on off color locker room talk by males? More illegal aliens? More non-vetted Arabs? A female in the White house? A new election? More welfare? More socialism in general? Or, are they just unwitting pawns?

As I write this, Trump has been in office for some 5 days. What has he accomplished? Well for starters he got more people outdoors exercising in 24 hours than the Obama’s did in 8 years. Seriously, though, he has restarted the construction of two pipelines, convinced at least 3 major companies to either not move factories offshore or to bring some of their manufacturing back to the US, he has put a freeze on federal hiring (except law enforcement and military), he has started to secure our Southern border, he is building a strong cabinet of people with real experience instead of political hacks and Czars, and he hasn’t hired his mother-in-law for $178,000/year to take care of his children. He has begun the freeze of the ACA in preparation for congress to begin to replace it with a different health care system. He has put Chicago, and other cities, on notice that they must either get a handle on controlling crime or he will send in federal agents to do it. He has done more in 5 days that anyone really expected, and probably more than any other president in recent times.

Still, there are those that yell “He isn’t my president”, based on the fact that Clinton logged some 3 million more popular votes than Trump (though that number is certainly suspect). The majority of the states voted for Trump and therefore the electoral college elected him as president. That happens to be the way our election process works. Therefore he is THE president of the US. The only way that he isn’t “your president” is if you disavow your American citizenship and either become an illegal alien or an expat.

So, enough. Get over it, and as Governor Scott of Florida is fond of saying, “Let’s get to work”.


Ken Vincent
Ken Vincent
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.

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