Summary: This article explains one overriding reason people voted for Trump. He is not a politician. He is a businessman. Trump supporters choose to vote for a businessman outside of Washington over a familiar woman-politician. Trump supports hope that this choice will allow to curb irresponsible Government spendings.
Did you notice that when you argue with a person of other denomination you often think that they speak of strange, irrelevant, even wrong things? You hear arguments, and ideas, and event terminology that is irrelevant or inacceptable to you. At least that was my experience. During pre-election coverage and discussions, I noticed the same tendency – supporters of opposing candidates were bringing up ideas, and concepts and words that are meaningless and irrelevant for the other side.
This year election was more of a religious experience than of a political choice. On Democratic side, we heard words like racist, misogynist, Muslims, hate, lunatic etc. All these words were completely irrelevant for Republicans, just like in a religious argument.
On Republican side, we heard words like illegal immigration, wall with Mexico, jobs, being fed up with corrupt career politician, creating positive climate for businesses to grow and prosper, fighting just and not purely greedy wars outside. Again, all these words and concepts felt completely empty and irrelevant on Democratic ear. All these words just triggered the same automatic responses: clown, hater, incompetent, failure. Exactly like in a religious discussion.
And before election we had very little real discussion between different factions. Seemingly Internet connected everybody with each other, but Facebook and Tweeter created isolated communities within a global community. Did you notice that if you get all your news from your friends and connections on a Facebook, you are limited to your circle and your preferred news and links? That is why this time there were even less place for a discussion and attempts for understanding. American society made it a bad tone to discuss politics at work or at school. So, no political discussions there. Where else would you discuss candidates? On a date?
I think that is number one reason that final election results had such an explosive effect on people. Prior to presidential election, Democrats voters were smitten by the idea that women finally would be a President after Obama. Some were just a bit ashamed of the scandals, and emails, and illicit money transfers, but majority would not even want to hear about it.
And Republicans lived and dreamed about the day when businessmen would enter Washington and start draining the murky swamps. And they were willing to look the other way to the flamboyancy, and poor choice of words, and previous bankruptcy, and non-disclosed taxes.
For both sides the choice was so clear and obvious, that it did not require any further discussion. Who can possibly say no to a first women as a President? We will be talking to our kids and our grand-kids and saying that we made it possible. On the other side of the spectrum, who can possibly say no to darning the smelly swamps of Government, and winning our great country back again? For both sides the answer was obvious – no one sane would.
But on top of close-to-religious experience for both sides during this election we had another phenomenon. Shocker came as country did not know the real picture till the very late night hours on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. It appears that both sides were strongly surprised on that night.
Conclusion: By choosing a NON-politician for White House, Trump supporters hope for a change – less taxes, less programs, less wars. All other election noise was just a method to get heard.
Next, let’s look at possible reasons, why no one knew the real balance of power on election day.
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- They " . . . conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry" - How? (2019/09/07)
- Evolutionary Benefits of Corruption (2019/09/10)
- Wins and losses of Donald Trump after the Elections (2019/09/13)
- Contradiction in US Economic Policy that Trump would need to address (2019/12/23)
- Clinton vs. Trump - Dream of businessman in White House trumps the dream of a woman in there (2020/02/17)
- Trump vs. Internationalists (2020/02/26)
- Trump - Why no one knew? (2020/03/29)
- RUS: Споры о Трампе пересекают границы, делят семьи <br> EN: Arguments about Trump cross borders, divide families (2020/04/14)
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- Learn from Donald Trump skills of handling the press (по-русски) (2020/04/29)
- Russian hacking? - No. Putin aspired to help, but "NSA has moderate confidence" with a fake seal (2020/05/06)