Former President Barack Obama wanted to “fundamentally change” the United States. Tragically, he was largely successful in this endeavor. He did so by going around Congress, by ignoring the Constitution, and by executive fiat. His administration was secretive and opaque, yet the press and the elite treated him very favorably and gingerly, with kid gloves. No matter the scandal, nearly everyone gave him a pass.
Then in came President Trump. Trump wants to change how things are done in Washington and repeal some of the damage done to the nation in the eight years prior to his election. And he is viewed as dangerous, a buffoon, a monster, a boor, a pariah. The press exhibit outright hatred toward him. The kid gloves are off. Their gloves are off, period. Whereas roughly 70% of mainstream media coverage of Obama was positive, virtually 90% of its coverage of Trump, thus far, has been negative.
Why? What can account for this incredible discrepancy? What of a supposedly unbiased, objective press?
Sadly, it’s actually very simple. Obama’s actions strengthened the elites, including the Washington power base, albeit at the expense of the American people. Trump’s actions shake up and threaten the elites, especially the Washington power base, in favor of the “ordinary” American citizen. Obama’s constituency was the establishment elites and the special-interest groups, who had a symbiotic if incestuous relationship. Trump’s is Mainstreet USA.
Obama rose from the mean streets on the South Side of Chicago to the pinnacle of power, gleefully becoming King of the Globalists, in pursuit of single-payer healthcare and one-world government.
Trump, the billionaire doer and builder, came down from his Tower in Manhattan to fight for the average Joe by supporting and defending the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Ironic?
As the French might say: vive la différence!
Let’s make Middle America great again.