With a record turnout, and with even the New York Times now calling it, it is clear that Donald Trump has got enough disaffected voters to rise up and say no to the Democrats, to Hillary and to Obama. He is our 45th President of the United States.
For this we should all be eternally grateful. I am certainly glad Hillary did not make it in. Indeed, this is a tremendous relief, and simply watching the dour and sour faces of Clinton fans makes it all the more worthwhile. That and all the leftist media elites who are also looking so miserable at the moment. That is one of the big highlights of the day.
And quite amazingly, Clinton has refused to appear publically tonight to make a concession speech and to congratulate the winner (although she did do it in a private phone call). The sour grapes and refusal to accept the election results is already beginning. Plenty of enraged leftists on the social media are talking about not accepting the results, urging public protest, and so on.
Well, I for one am certainly glad she lost. Of course that does not mean I am overjoyed with the Trump win – not by any means. I have shared plenty of times already why he was never someone I could endorse and support. He is and was not a conservative and he was only recently aligned with the Republican Party.
But there was never any question about just how bad Clinton would be. She is part of the problem, and can never be part of the solution – unless she has a radical, life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. To that end we all must keep praying.
But there was always the very legitimate question as to just how bad Trump might be. Now I guess we will find out. His economic policies (protectionism) and international relations policies (neo-isolationism) are actually to the left of Clinton’s! Whether he keeps his word on some of the moral and cultural conservatism issues is something we have to wait on.
So how he will do as our next president certainly remains to be seen, and anything is possible with this erratic, flighty, undisciplined, arrogant and flip-flopping businessman. I was not impressed with Donald Trump the candidate, so we will have to see if Donald Trump the POTUS does better. We need to keep him in our prayers.
That Clinton managed to lose an election that should have been hers against someone like Trump tells us just how bad she was. Of course the October Surprise by the FBI did not help, nor did the various Wikileaks revelations just prior to the election. Both told us what an evil crook she really is.
One of the most damning (out of many) was the revelation about Hillary’s (and Bill’s) possible involvement in “Orgy Island”. See more on this here: conservativetribune.com/hillary-orgy-island-bombshell/
So it is a tremendous relief to know that for now at least she will not be occupying the White House. Hopefully she will spend many years occupying another place: a prison cell.
The days ahead
While millions of us are thankful that Clinton cannot do more harm to the country, I have little faith in what this longstanding liberal, Democrat supporter and Clinton buddy will achieve. If his own party can manage to somehow keep him in check, and if he would actually take some wise counsel and godly advice, maybe some good can come of this.
But the only reason millions of Americans voted for Trump was not because they liked him, but they hated Hillary even more. This was one of the most bizarre presidential elections we have ever had, with the majority of voters disliking both main candidates. So it really has been about voting against someone more than voting for someone.
And given that Trump is a lifelong liberal, Democrat supporter and buddy of the Clintons, we will have to wait and see if anything good comes out of a Trump presidency. And with so many Trump supporters only being able to sing the praises – not of Trump – but of his VP Pence, that is most telling. As I have said all along, if the chief reason you can come up with in running with a guy is if you hope he dies so his VP can get the top job, that tells us all we need about how bad that candidate is.
That Trump got in of course has a lot to do with how fed up the electorate is with the status quo. They are fed up with the system, and looked to this maverick populist to somehow turn things around. Of course it is one thing to run with rhetoric about how bad things are. Anyone can do that. But to actually be able to fix things and correct things is another matter altogether.
It is hoped that some of the better people he is surrounded with will be able to have some influence on Trump, and that he will actually listen to the counsel of others, and not seek to govern as a megalomaniac and dictator. Again time will tell.
If he does listen to the advice of others, hopefully he will do some good for the nation. To that end we must all work and pray. As Scripture commands us, we must pray for our leaders and seek God and his blessings for the benefit of the nation.
And of course it was not just the POTUS we voted for. There were congressional and gubernatorial elections (for state governors) also held November 8. It seems pretty clear at this point that both houses of Congress will retain Republican majorities.
In sum, it is fantastic that Hillary did not win. Whether Trump will prove to be an effective, principled and wise leader however remains to be seen. But in the meantime, we do have this as a very real plus: all these lefty celebs, Hollyweird types and lefty politicians who promised to leave the country if Trump wins. I trust you are now packing your bags Lena Dunham, Al Sharpton, Miley Cyrus, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Barbara Streisand, and Amy Schumer, among others.
Final important truths
Having just reread about the death and resurrection of Jesus today, I am reminded of a crucial election held 2000 years ago. The crowds overwhelmingly went with Barabbas and rejected Jesus. But Jesus is the one who rose from the dead and is victorious forevermore.
Politics cannot save us. No human can make a nation great again – only God can. Paul Washer was quite right to remind us that “The judgment of God against this nation will not be turned by a more conservative President, but by the repentance of its people”. Or as Michael Brown recently put it:
The bottom line is that the solution to our many problems will not be found in the White House and we must turn the passion and focus and attention we have put on the elections back to where it belongs: on the Lord and on our responsibilities as God’s people. After all, Jesus never said that the president or the Congress or the Supreme Court were the salt of the earth or the light of the world. Instead, He said that to us, His followers (Matthew 5:13-16), and if there is to be a positive, nationwide, moral and cultural revolution in America, it must begin with us.