POLITICAL SHIFT: HOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD REIGN SUPREME ACROSS AMERICA

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“The pendulum is starting to swing.”


Since the mayoral and other council races back in November of this year, party lines have already began to show a sign of turning back blue. Some say that people are already getting fed up with the current President Donald J. Trump, and others have stated that these are places can typically swing in either direction: Democrat of Republican. Now, as it comes to no surprise places in Florida and Texas has still kept their political views going strong for the Republican party. But, when you look at the political maps across the country, you can’t help but notice that the pendulum is swinging back in the opposite direction. And what is this due to in America? Could it be that Trump supporters are getting tired of him already, or does it have to do with new voters.

There were three of age at the time Trump was elected President last year who are now 18 years old. Which may very well be the very few voters. Or, there could be the population of people that did not get involved in the general presidential election, who came out to vote. Because remember, in this past election of Donald Trump, nearly half the country didn’t vote for a president. These non-voters could now be getting involved because of their lack of initiative in the national election. And lastly, there are the people who voted Republican, who are now saying they made the wrong decision, and now want to flip sides.

Because if you observe the election percentages, you have Democrats that have won by major percentages. And yes, if you look at the major metropolitan cities, you tend to see a more Democratic win, but these are wins even in small cities and towns. So what has happened that has caused so many Republicans to lose their position in the party? Could it really be that since Trump was elected, he has caused all of the mistrust in the party? This is only his first year in office, and already, confidence could begin to be lost in a party. And with a new generation coming into the voting pool for the year 2020, the Republicans better start seeking out young people and fast. Why, well the millennials and the newly introduced Generation Z will be the majority. Two generations that have become turned off by the Conservatives on the right.

And in the end, that’s the biggest issue, is that a young generation is being shaped by a party. But not just one generation, two back-to-back generations. All the while, being turned off by the other. So if the Republicans don’t start to find ways of reaching out to young voters, then you’ll start to see a close to impossible win by Conservatives in any election whether it be city, state, or national. Because what we have is an aging declining older generation and a growing younger generation shifting to the left.


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TRUMPED UP: IS DONALD TRUMP AS BAD AS WE THINK HE IS

“Do you think we should rally behind the president?”


He is no longer president elect; he is simply President Donald Trump.  Even with all the controversy surrounding him, is it now time to rally behind our president? Or, has he gone too far to go back? Should we live and let live? I mean then again, he did win the presidency. But, on the other hand, he has made some pretty disparaging comments. Some feel his actions have not warranted him forgiveness. Others have felt that Trump tells it like it is, so just let him run the country and stop protesting. Well, let’s observe why he might not need forgiveness from the public.

For starters, his comments he made toward women, Hispanics, and the Islamic community are seen as going too far. People felt that his lack of compassion and empathy does not grant him forgiveness. He also has this view of someone has to lose and someone has to win. Fine if you’re an athlete, but what about president. Having these views can only work against you in the end. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet, but Trump can’t. This is his downfall, and is something he must curb. In addition, Trump need to learn everything does not need a response. And if he does respond, then it shouldn’t be in this sophomoric manner. So with that said, I understand other people’s frustration.

But, on the other hand, why not listen to what he has to say? Didn’t he speak about cleaning the swamp. I agree, aren’t we all tired of career politicians? They make promises and never deliver. So a man who has already signed into an executive order what he promised is living by his word. He is doing what he said he would do. What about keeping our borders safe, isn’t that important? Shouldn’t we be keeping tabs on those who enter the country?

In the end, I think the majority of issues with Trump is not the compaign trail anymore, it’s his now behavior. The way he interacts with the press. He needs to learn to tone it down. He could easily flip around those that don’t like him into liking him. So until the feelings toward him change as well as he personality, then we will see nothing but protest from here on out.

DEARLY DEPARTED: OBAMA LAST SPEECH

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“Where do we go from here?”

Last night, President Barack Obama gave his last speech to address the nation. He will leaving the White House after eight years as our Commander in Chief. From a stage in the city of Chicago, where he gave his speech coming into the White House, Obama gave his farewell. Thanking everyone from his Vice President to other cabinet members. From his wife to his two daughters. Now that he is exiting the White House, there is one question that lingers as President Elect Donald Trump enters. Where do we go from here? Obama and Joe Biden were two universally loved leaders, who received adulation worldwide. But with Donald Trump entering, we are seeing a total reverse of the former leaders.

Obama entered winning the Nobel Peace Prize, while Trump is entering with protest sparked across the country. Joe Biden was a major advocate for gay rights, while our new Vice President once stated that he believed in gay conversion treatment. And with the inauguration within a week of our new president, multiple actions groups have already planned to converge on our nation’s capital. So like I said before, where do we go from here? Because if this is any indication into what the country could be the next four years, then Trump won’t be doing much of anything that he promised as president. Obama was beloved and he himself had to deal with a host of social issues. What about now with a president who is already being protested on the way into office?

As for the citizens of America, the country is split, to the point families have stopped speaking to one another. This is the reason why Trump should really pay close attention to his conduct in office. Not only did the majority of the country vote against him, but there is already signs of push back from within the government. The fact that all of a sudden now the FBI wants to conduct investigations into election scandals are laughable. Considering it has been questionable that Bush won two states in two separate elections. Yet, no real investigation has been put into action. So when a country, not to mention globally, people are railing this hard, you have to be real smart how you move.

Back to the question, where to go from here? Should we continue to protest or see how this plays out before reacting. The main action that should be taking place is strengthening the bind that is in this country. You don’t want to be a president where the majority of the country’s population is against you. Because what it does now is set you up for anything having the ability to be true. People will believe whether true or false because they need any reason to say remove him. Another suggestion is, do we change the election process. A lot of people have expressed disdain for the electoral college having so much influence over who gets into office. This could backfire considering the inverse now means your guy could lose the same way.

Whatever the case may be, moving forward with the new president has already caused so many problems and he’s not even in office yet. Are people right to fight or should we allow something to happen before we jump to conclusions? He has said things on the campaign trail that have led to uproar, but will that mean the same for the White House? All I know is that we have four years to see what happens. Angry or not, he won and we have Trump for a full term. For if we are not able to fully galvanize as a country, it’s only going to hurt us collectively in the end.