Opinion: Now the real work begins
The silent majority has prevailed, and presumably will be silent no more. Where we all but predicted a presidential race victory for Democrat candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton more than once in this space, we sit not with egg, but soufflé, on our faces. Internally? Relief. She did not merit the opportunity to continue her ways from the Oval Office. Donald Trump, the since behavior-modified Republican candidate, took care of that with a monumental victory at 2:53 a.m. on Nov. 9. It was stunning to us. Now we have hope from a source we, at best, were questioning as far as his ability to deliver the vote if not control his mouth. But Trump delivered. The polls were wrong. The experts were wrong. The establishment game is over and out. Now he needs to follow up on his many campaign promises, chief among them repealing and replacing Obamacare, cutting corporate and personal taxes, growing jobs, shoring up defense and borders, and tolerating nothing that is not in America’s best interests. While the silent majority did its talking at the polls, the Clinton campaign was hobnobbing with Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Cher and other entertainment luminaries, practically looking down their noses at America. Trump went straight to the people with his message. So, we are hopeful, yes, but there is a ton of work to be done. He has the office, the Senate and the House of Representatives and, we believe, eventually he’ll have the Supreme Court to launch his vision. He says he wants to heal the divide. Let that not be merely political speak. Get after it, sir, starting with a smooth and respectful transition. It can be done.