The Progressives, the Political Establishment, their Drones, and the Mainstream Media (for the benefit of literary expedience, I'll refer to these as the "Elites") continue to be utterly perplexed and so very, very angry at the outcome of the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. They agonizingly contemplate the reasons as to why and how they have lost much of their traditional support among ordinary working class Americans. So I thought I might take a shot at explaining it---from the direct prospective of a "Deplorable."

    The Progressives, the Political Establishment, their Drones, and the Mainstream Media (for the benefit of literary expedience, I'll refer to these as the "Elites") continue to be utterly perplexed and so very, very angry at the outcome of the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.  They agonizingly contemplate the reasons as to why and how they have lost much of their traditional support among ordinary working class Americans.  So I thought I might take a shot at explaining it---from the direct prospective of a "Deplorable."

    First, if you've noticed, the "Elites" can be a little contradictory with their ideology.  They say they hate the rich, yet despise the poor.  They say money is evil, yet fund raise ALL THE TIME.  They encourage minorities to "live the American Dream," yet when they do succeed and no longer are dependent on government assistance, they ostracize them.  They are condescending to Christians, yet bend over backwards for Muslims.  They hate private gun ownership, yet arm darn near every federal agency including the Forestry Service.  The "Elites" say they represent the working and middle classes, yet when their constituents disagree with their progressive policies, they ridicule them and label them as some type of bigots.

    I, through no fault of my own, am white.  I'm also a Christian heterosexual male.  In the "Elites" mindset, that makes me deplorable, full of hate, intolerant, noninclusive, homophobic, islamaphobic, xenophobic, and all the other over-generalizations that the "Elites" drag out in their bullying attempt to shut me up.  Well I for one, am not going to be intimidated from exercising my constitutional God-given right to speak out.  You see, as shocking and unenlightened as this may seem to an "Elite," I do believe in the sanctity of our borders.  I do believe being here illegally is a crime.  I do believe in taking care of our veterans and our own citizens before refugees & illegals.  I do believe Islam is a societal cancer.  I do believe in personal responsibility.  I do believe boys and girls are identified by chromosomes and genitalia, not mood.  I do believe it's murder to kill an unborn baby, and yes I even do believe in MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.  It doesn't make me a racist.  It doesn't make me a fascist.  It makes me an American!

    Just look at flyover country, aka Middle America.  Are those living outside of the East and West Coastal Cities supposed to support a party that (1) vilifies them, (2) ignores them, and (3) betrays them?  The Democratic Party and the Establishment Republicans, for that matter, have long-ago abandoned "Blue Collar" America.  Who the "Elites" have so arrogantly abandoned are all the common everyday working stiffs: those who patrol their streets, finish their basements, drive their trucks, deliver their packages, install their cable TV, and slice their cold-cuts at the deli.  Oh, and by the way, they are also the "average Joes" who are the first to fight and die in THEIR wars.  Yes, the "Elites" have abandoned them all.  So if you truly want to understand why the "Elites" are losing so much support among working middle class America, and why they predictably lost the 2016 presidential election, it is as simple as this... Turkeys Don't Vote for Thanksgiving!  (Happy Thanksgiving, Hillary!)

Jim Espeseth
Bagley, Minnesota