“Trump proved: you don’t have to be an evangelical to win the evangelical vote; you don’t have to be working-class to win the working-class vote; you don’t have to have served in the military to win the military vote; you don’t have to be an average American to win the average-American vote. People aren’t looking for a mimic, but a champion.” – Ann Coulter from In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!.
I just finished reading Ann Coulter’s latest book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!
While conservative pundits and consultants and other card-carrying members of the Smirking Class sniff at the title, I thought it was terrific.
I read it in about two and a half hours. Any book you can sit down and read in a morning gets my seal of approval.
Being laugh-out-loud hilarious is also a big plus.
Lots of people are trying to noodle out why Donald Trump resonates with voters the way he does. So far, Ann Coulter is the only one to succeed in explaining it.
It’s simple, really.
Do you frame your presidential campaign based on consultants, focus groups and Liberal media-approved talking points that play well among the political set?
Or do you choose instead to address the issues that actually matter to living and breathing voters?
Jeb Bush, the “shoe-in” candidate of 2016, did the former. He won four delegates.
Donald Trump did the latter and he received more primary votes than any other Republican candidate in the history of the party.
Immigration, building a border wall, a Muslim immigration ban — all these issues the smart set believed would destroy Trump were in fact, the very issues voters wanted to hear.
All the millions of dollars candidates waste listening to consultants, and Trump won by ignoring the consultants and listening to the voters instead.
I don’t want to give too much away. But I will tell you the best part of the book is where Ann itemizes the prognosticating misfires from the Enslaved Press and Republican insiders when it came to Donald Trump’s chances of winning the nomination.
In hindsight, those quotes are hilarious.
The bottom line is this. The Enslaved Press, the Consultants, the Pundits, the entrenched politicians — none of them understand Donald Trump because none of them bother to understand the voters.
Not only does Trump understand the voters; the voters understand Trump. It is a symbiotic relationship.
There is one analogy I do want to share from Chapter Seven – “No Policy Specifics!”
After exhaustively giving a litany of policy specifics Trump has provided over the last year while the Smirking Class sniffed about how he doesn’t ever provide policy specifics, Ann writes this:
What “specifics” did the media want exactly? FDR didn’t need to know how to change the oil on a landing craft vehicle to win a war with Nazi Germany. Voters aren’t interested in that level of detail; they want to know if a politician is going in their direction.
It would be as if we were dying to go to Milwaukee. We pack our bologna sandwiches, go to the Greyhound terminal, pay our fare, and walk to the line of buses. San Francisco—Nope! St. Louis—Nope! The Grand Tetons—Nope! Milwaukee—That’s us! We ask the driver if the bus is going to Milwaukee and he says yes, so we get on board. The doors close, and just as the bus is taking off—the driver announces that we’re headed to Austin, Texas.
We curse, ride the bus for three days, get out in Austin, and look for another bus to Milwaukee. We pay the fare, find the signs, ask the driver where he’s going—Milwaukee!—and as soon as we’re in our seats and the doors are locked, the driver tells us the bus is going to Atlantic City.
After this happens a dozen more times and we’ve been all over the country, we’re bleary-eyed, sleepless, and frustrated. We get on another bus, it takes off, and this time the driver turns around and . . . it’s Donald Trump! He tells us, We’re going to Milwaukee. We don’t care what route he’s taking. We don’t care if he sticks to interstate highways or prefers the back roads. We don’t care if he keeps the air-conditioning too hot or too cold. We just want to go to Milwaukee. As long as we finally have a guy who’s going to take us where we want to go, WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THE DETAILS.
There is a difference between the destination and the route. The only “policy specifics” voters need are: Trump’s going to do it, and the others won’t. He has the wherewithal to get it done, and the others don’t. He’s telling us the truth, and the others aren’t.
The people who are braying the loudest against Donald Trump are the people who’ve been driving the Republican Party everywhere except where the voters wanted to go.
Sadly, they cannot seem to grasp the fact that they were wrong time and time again. Not only that, they’re still acting as if we haven’t figured out the con.
Coulter’s book isn’t the next Atlas Shrugged. It isn’t trying to be.
What she does do brilliantly, however, is make the case for Donald Trump.
She does it by reminding us what we’re up against.
Open borders and illegal immigration.
A flood of Muslim migrants and an increase in domestic terror threats.
And a political class that happily lets all that destruction proceed while pretending they’re on our side.
Go ahead. Pick up a copy and spend a couple hours this coming weekend reading it. You’ll be glad you did.
You can order at Amazon HERE.
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