TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MEDIA MOGUL CRAIG GLAZER CONSIDERS THE RACE CARD AND TRUMP RISE TO POWER!!!
An important perspective about the Prez-Elect and post-election drama from our pal Craig . . .
Craig Glazer: Was The Race Card An Issue That Put Trump In The White House?
One day after the shocking upset by Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton for the presidency, we are seeing protests and small riots. 'He is not my president' say the groups and signs. NBA stars are already saying they will not attend the usual white house invite when their team wins the NBA championship. Some NFL players will likely miss the event if their team wins the Super Bowl. Why? Simple they see Trump as a racist.
Is Trump a racist? Did the silent majority vote him in much because he had little sympathy for groups like 'Black Lives Matter' and was very strong behind police action against minorities and violence in cities like Chicago? The answer is yes he is a law and order guy. Is he a racist, I don't think so, he is a realist. He wants to fix the bad neighborhoods and encourage African Americans to stop killing each other and destroying their own communities. That's his plan. Will he follow up? Time will tell.
I do believe the race card was an issue. It wasn't and isn't politically correct to talk about it is it. It's clear that many of the white voters want to stop the flow of foreign groups, mostly Muslims, Mexican and middle easterners from entering the United States. This was a huge issue on his agenda. Hillary Clinton seemed to think all was kinda 'well' with all these issues and we were working on it. The silent majority, if they are a majority, didn't agree with her or President Obama, that things were going in the right direction.
However we saw yesterday a pleasant meeting between Trump and Obama. Clinton was also kind in her speech on being defeated by Trump. All the leaders seem to agree we need to unite behind the new president. This in hopes his policies will lighten up a bit and be fair to everyone. Trump has a huge advantage with a Republican House and Senate. Trump has been kind in his words on both Obama and even Clinton. It seems unlikely he will have the government pursue any criminal actions against the Clintons. I think that is the best route. Lets put all this behind us and try and 'fix' whats broken. Jobs, trade, slow down the violence, improve urban neighborhoods that need new schools, housing and better policing.
Donald Trump is the president. He is now the leader of the free world. It's best to all make nice and give him and his team a chance to do whats right before we judge. He might just surprise everyone and make things better. So before so many get on the 'hate' train give him a chance to see what he is really all about. He might really surprise millions of people. I believe he wants to do whats right. He wants to spend the last years of his life being a great leader and making America better. We need to fix our military, stop getting involved in every middle eastern battle that leads to nowhere with thousands of American troops killed or wounded for no reason. We need to strengthen our ties to Israel our number one military ally and 'let them' do the dirty work if needed. Trump seems to understand that regarding even ISIS.
The truth is we just don't know which way this will go. Yet our nation felt they wanted to take a chance on Trump. Too many were fed up with the way things have been and are going. The health care plan by Obama was a great idea but ended up being expensive and rejected by too many doctors. It needs to be modified. We all need health care but it has to be fair and affordable. Lets see if Trump can get things done and be fair with everyone before too many get hateful. As the Beatles said 'Give peace a chance.' Maybe just maybe Trump will be a man of the people. Lets see.