Get a grip, losers

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION - Michael Rea­gan’s col­umn is dis­trib­uted by the Ca­gle Car­toons Inc. syn­di­cate.

It’s all over. So why are peo­ple still ar­gu­ing about some­thing Don­ald Trump said three weeks ago?

Why are protestors milling around the streets of our cities hold­ing up mis­spelled signs and promis­ing rev­o­lu­tion?

The ar­gu­ment ended early Wed­nes­day morn­ing when the votes were counted. Trump won. It was shock­ing, amaz­ing, im­pres­sive, his­toric — all that and more.

The bil­lion­aire with no ide­ol­ogy ex­cept ego­ism, the ex-Demo­crat no one thought had a chance, turned ev­ery­thing up­side down and made fools, losers or in­com­pe­tents out of both ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties, the lib­eral me­dia, the pun­dits, the poll­sters, the fi­nan­cial mar­kets, the weath­er­men ...

You hear sui­ci­dal talk­ing heads in the lib­eral me­dia say­ing that Trump tapped into some­thing they didn’t see.

Of course they didn’t see it. They’re lib­er­als.

The re­al­ity is that Trump tapped into the kinds of is­sues that talk ra­dio has been talk­ing about for 25 years.

Ev­ery is­sue he brought up in the cam­paign — from the border wall and the bad trade deals to tax cuts, Oba­maCare and Is­lamic Mus­lim ter­ror­ism — has been talked to death on talk ra­dio.

Trump won be­cause he in­ter­nal­ized talk ra­dio. Its au­di­ence be­came his base, which is dif­fer­ent from the GOP’s base, and he won be­cause his ru­ral rust-belt peo­ple showed up on Elec­tion Day to smoke Hil­lary.

So live with it, all you lib­eral me­dia peo­ple, bro­ken-hearted Hil­lary fol­low­ers and an­gry Bernie chil­dren.

No mat­ter how much you hated or feared Don­ald Trump three days ago, he’s go­ing to be your pres­i­dent in Jan­uary.

I know it won’t hap­pen, but I hope all sad peo­ple will get a grip and say, “Hey, now that he’ll be the pres­i­dent, what can we do to help him make Amer­ica great again?”

Oth­er­wise, what’s their po­si­tion go­ing to be for the next four years? Join protest marches? Sit back and ex­pect Trump to do ev­ery­thing on his own? Or is it to be help­ful? If it’s to be help­ful, the first thing you have to do is stop ar­gu­ing about the is­sues of the cam­paign 48 hours af­ter it ended. Your guy lost. Live with it. Four years ago, and eight years ago, our guy lost. We lived with it.

Now the Re­pub­li­cans are in charge — of ev­ery­thing.

All the things they’ve been say­ing they wanted to ac­com­plish in Wash­ing­ton but couldn’t be­cause of Harry Reed, Nancy Pelosi and Pres­i­dent Obama’s ex­ec­u­tive or­ders are soon go­ing to be pos­si­ble.

Re­pub­li­cans in Wash­ing­ton — in­clud­ing the ones who hated Trump — now have at least four years to put into place all those things they be­lieve will make Amer­ica great again.

It’s go­ing to be kind of hard to get things done if even the peo­ple on our side keep scream­ing and com­plain­ing about Trump. So get a grip.

No mat­ter what we Re­pub­li­cans thought about Trump’s racist state­ments, or his crude locker-room talk on the bus, or his nar­cis­sism, the bot­tom line was we thought less of Hil­lary Clin­ton.

Even at his worse, Don­ald was more lik­able than Hil­lary could ever be. That’s why she lost.

Fi­nally, to all those Democrats and Re­pub­li­cans who don’t want to live in Amer­ica any­more be­cause Trump won, I have some ad­vice:

“Get out of the streets. Go back to work if you have a job. Go back to school if you want to learn some­thing.

“Cut with your ri­ot­ing. Cut with your foot stomp­ing. Cut with your bad lan­guage. Cut with your whin­ing. “And, re­ally, grow up.” This is how it works ev­ery four years.

Michael Rea­gan Mak­ing Sense

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