By Joe Audritt (JoeAudritt)
From this side of the Atlantic it is extraordinary to watch the US Presidential elections unfold as millions of Americans decide which candidate they hate the least. While many Americans feel they are voting for the lesser of two evils, there is a section of the population who are actually enthusiastic in support for their candidate. Those people tend to support Donald Trump.
The only pundits and commentators I have seen express any sort of passion for Hillary Clinton are feminists. Feminists who just cannot wait to have anyone with a pair of tits elected into The White House. The rest of the votes for Hillary will be given by people holding their noses and retching inside the voting booths so hard they break a rib.
When it comes to Hillary I find myself agreeing with Nigel Farage, the man credited with Brexit who shared a podium with Trump declaring he ‘wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me.’ Of course I do still have my reservations about Trump. Not even the most hardened Trump supporters can have full confidence that a Trump administration goes off without a hitch. But having said that, what damage can Trump really do?
I wonder just how powerful The President of the United States really is? During his first campaign, Barrack Obama promised to close the highly controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Earlier this year he again reiterated his commitment to close the prison before the end of his presidency in a speech that places his reputation on the line.
The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is still in operation.
With Trump in power, I believe his opponents will render him somewhat benign as President. I don’t believe for example that Trump will ever be able to build a wall between Mexico and North America. If Obama cannot close a detention camp with his reputation at stake, I don’t believe Trump will be able to build a deeply polarizing wall.
The one thing I think Trump can achieve (and there may be only one) is to place a final nail in the coffin of Political Correctness. For too long we have seen the speech police out in force in our culture, cultivating an environment where politicians are excused for lying and punished for telling the truth by the media. The people have longed to reward anyone who came along and spoke candidly. And then along came Donald J. Trump.
He may not be very palatable for the average voter but this is precisely his charm. His brutish rhetorical skills are exactly the middle finger that needs to be waved at the modern liberal elites – triggering their tiny little minds into oblivion. Trump has seen off wave after wave of hysteria from the left and will continue to do so until the modern liberals have no other option but to have a frank and honest discussion about the challenges that face their country. And maybe, just maybe – that will make America great again.