The cultural impact of the Trump election starts here

 The longterm impact of any election is cultural.  iuThink of JFK, who legislatively was a useless president who couldn’t get any legislation passed (Johnson did it for him after Kennedy was assassinated) but who looms large in the universal consciousness because of his inspiring speechwriters.
President Obama, regardless of what happens to his now doomed health program that he sees as his legacy, will live on as the first black President, a glass-ceiling smasher.
It is because of an intuitive understanding of the cultural impact of the presidency that parents who despise President-elect Trump are now agonising about what to tell their children about his election.
 
Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal, told the National Press Club how the gay magazine The Advocate, which earlier praised him as a “gay innovator,” declared he was “not a gay man” because of his libertarian politics. “The lie behind the buzzword of diversity could not be made more clear,” Thiel said. “If you don’t conform, then you don’t count as diverse, no matter what your personal background.”
Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal, told the National Press Club how the gay magazine The Advocate, which earlier praised him as a “gay innovator,” declared he was “not a gay man” because of his libertarian politics. “The lie behind the buzzword of diversity could not be made more clear,” Thiel said. “If you don’t conform, then you don’t count as diverse, no matter what your personal background.”

Trump too will have his cultural impacts. Time will decide which of those will be the most important, but Michelle Malkin has already identified one important Trump cultural effect, which is responsible for his election.

This is absolutely right:

“…one of the most important cultural accomplishments of Donald Trump’s bid will be the platform he created for Americans of all colors, ethnicities, political affiliations, and socioeconomic backgrounds to defy soul-draining identity politics.”

Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

Read Ms Malkin’s entire article.

Every time I read something by this Michelle Malkin, I like her more.

Andre Jute is the author of AN ELECTION OF PATRIOTS, a novel andre_jute_singaporewhich explains who sold out highminded media discussion of policy to television soundbitery, smears,  and bias, and IT’S THE ECONOMY STUPID, a Rhodes Scholar Education in One Hour, among many other books.

These are America’s leaders? Her enemies are rejoicing.

American elites perpetrated the democratic crime of foisting two unsavoury characters — Clinton and Trump — on the electorate.
They did it because they were watching their navels rather than attending to policy.
Below is all the evidence required of their selfishness in their personal navel-identity politics, in each case intended to grab more of the good things in life for themselves:
Photo from Jessica Vandever
An incisive visual joke from Jessica Vandever. Drew Boyd drew my attention to it.
time-life_conspiracy_cover_72dpi_800hAmong Andre Jute‘s sixty or so books is The Time-Life Conspiracy, which explains who committed the earlier electoral crime of giving over the politics of ideas to the soundbite universe of television, which at that time didn’t want it. You’ll be surprised at who did it.
*File under “Humor & other BS”

American politics becomes more bizarre with every election

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American politics become more bizarre with every election.

What is one to think of a republic so effete that it offers a choice between the wife of one previous president, and the son and brother of two other previous presidents…

Such things usually happen only in banana republics trying to institute an hereditary monarchy.

Andre Jute is a writer and painter. His most recent political thrillers are An Election of Patriots and Eight Days in Washington. He is also the author of the non-fiction best-seller It’s the Economy, Stupid.