July 2, 2022

No Matter Who Wins, There Is No Exit From the Roller Coaster Anytime Soon

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania — He has no idea which candidate he’s going to vote for next month.

The 36-year-old registered Republican and conservative found President Donald Trump’s comportment so distasteful in 2016 that he voted for Hillary Clinton. Since then, he found himself reluctantly liking Trump’s accomplishments and started leaning toward voting for Trump in 2020. But he puts the brakes on supporting Trump every time the president says something he thinks is outrageous.

“I just want this chaos to end,” he says in frustration. “That is what I am going to vote for: no chaos.”

This suburban voter, like many others who might decide this election, now leans more toward Joe Biden. He is not alone.

Many voters going into this election next month believe if Biden wins the presidency, the constant disruption, chaos and social unrest will recede because Trump will no longer be president. Some of them are actually hinging their vote on that. Those exasperated voters and every reporter who spins that reasoning are as wrong about that as they were in their belief that the 2016 election was all about Trump. It never was.

Trump was never the cause of the conservative populist coalition that put him in office. He was the result of it. After decades of voters’ dissatisfaction with both political parties, institutions, government and culture, they voted for themselves and their communities over both parties’ establishments. It wasn’t about voting for Trump.

A lot of very smart people keep missing that critical nuance.

If Trump’s opponents, or those who cover him, were to spend any time listening to voters and not making fun of them, categorizing them as a cult, racists, stupid or whatever word of the day, they would understand that.

I don’t mean parachuting in for a day at a diner and calling that understanding of a community but walking in their shoes and their community’s streets to see how government has either failed them or passed their community by. It wouldn’t hurt to stay in town for a couple of days, attend church with people, go to work with them or watch them coach Little League.

Look someone in the eyes while standing on the very ground they walk on, not from the bubble of your life experiences, and you might experience a little empathy.

As for Biden, despite his wistful assertion that he is going to bring this country together, anyone with a smidgen of understanding of the Democratic Party knows he will be hard-pressed to bring his own party together, let alone an entire country.

The hard and very vocal left will demand climate change legislation, defunding or deep restructuring of our nation’s police forces, free college tuition, a $15 minimum wage, “Medicare for All” and a restructuring of our education system to include radical lessons like The 1619 Project as part of the curriculum.

The left will take its demands to social media, the streets and Washington until they get what they want. That is not a threat; that is just a reality. Biden is not the far left’s candidate, but he is the means to an end of Trump. Once elected, there is a valid expectation of a far-left reward for voting for Biden.

The moderate Democrats, independents and suburban Republicans who may put Biden into office won’t willingly go along with sweeping government changes to satisfy activists, or with higher taxes needed to support those changes. They won’t take to the streets, but they will silently move away from the coalition in which they had decided to dip their toe. The result will be an instantaneous shift back toward Republican candidates for the 2022 midterm elections, and the continuation of the wildly swinging wave elections we’ve been experiencing since 2006.

In short, there is no exit from the roller coaster anytime soon.

We keep sending Washington a message with our votes every two years, and Washington keeps misreading the results. Journalism has contributed to this; a government that operates out of a bubble has contributed to this; Hollywood and our national sports leagues have contributed to this; and our national institutions have contributed to this.

Our institutions’ lack of both racial and cultural diversity in the boardrooms are root causes. More people who come from a state school or community college; who sit in a pew every Sunday or attend a mosque or synagogue; who own a gun or grew up in the projects need to be involved in the decision-making processes of places that have an effect on our lives.

Instead, they are mostly filled with the best of the best Ivy League graduates who never had those experiences — or, if they did, forgot their significance along the way.

People feel left out. People feel as though all of these entities are picking winners and losers. Our elections reflect that chaos, and as a result, people feel whiplash.

Biden’s team has tried to portray him as the salve that will heal our country. The hard truth is no matter who wins, no matter who takes the oath of office on Inauguration Day, our country will still be on a bender.

Salena Zito is a CNN political analyst, and a staff reporter and columnist for the Washington Examiner. She reaches the Everyman and Everywoman through shoe-leather journalism, traveling from Main Street to the beltway and all places in between. To find out more about Salena and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.


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Tom (@guest_1061785)
1 year ago

If he truly believes what he says then he needs to vote out all Dems. and see how the Country really runs with out them.

William Sullens (@guest_1062077)
Reply to  Tom
1 year ago

You are spot on Tom. All the chaos is being pushed and caused by the DemoCommunists and people who supports Communism like George Soros and all his progressives. Communism thrives on chaos, as that is the only way they can control the weak links in society. This voter discussed in the above article needs to take a deep breath and see all the things President Trump has done for this country, even though the Demo/ Communists have tried every way to incriminate him and constantly trying to impeach or otherwise get him thrown out of office. If you make a list of the things that Trump has done for this country in his three years of making America Great and putting America First, you will see how much he has done. Then make a list of what the DemoCommunists have done during this same time frame and I believe the facts will bare out that Trump deserves and should be re-elected for a second term!

Robin Andrews (@guest_1062250)
Reply to  William Sullens
1 year ago

Amen guys. Totally right!

WVRidgeRunner (@guest_1061813)
1 year ago

Biden has already been bought by several countries, and that should make people very concerned about where this country will be in 4 years. He has already hinted at making it more like the USSR than the USA. And that is horrible

JoBo (@guest_1061822)
1 year ago

Just stop and think–a Harris/Pelosi regimen. Joe is a dead man walking

Terri Olsen (@guest_1061844)
1 year ago

If you vote for Joe, you lost your brains many years…….. Communism is all you’ll get from Joe (who sells America to the highest bidder) and the rest of the lying Demonics; then you’ll wish you didn’t judge President Trump by vicious lies instead of awesome actions and accomplishments. He stands with the people of America…… Long Live America, the greatest nation EVER and Long Live our great President Donald J. Trump!!!

Anita (@guest_1061868)
1 year ago

He needs to wake up the Democrats are causing the problems and they won’t quit, if they get in we will go to a civil war to stop communism.

Out and Prouwe are here (@guest_1062159)
Reply to  Anita
1 year ago

🌈 You go girl 🌈

Paul (@guest_1061875)
1 year ago

This article is not American, but for Biden and Communism. Even the “American Communist Padty” said: ” We could not have gotten this far without the help of the Democrat Party.”
In 1959 Russian Premier Nikita Kruschev told the people of America on live TV from the United Nations”We will bury you, without firing a shot, and by using your own means to do so.”
They took over our education system from K through University level and indoctrinated our children. They took over our labor unions, positions within the government, and our media from news to Hollywood. News now is merely a mouthpiece and propaganda tool of the Marxist Democrat Party. For 3 years, all the Democrats did was focus on their rabid attempt at a Communist Coup of our nation, and they want control at any cost, legal of illegal.

Karole Conaway (@guest_1061919)
1 year ago

Voting for democrats is voting to end America.

The Soros Society (@guest_1062144)
Reply to  Karole Conaway
1 year ago

Sounds great!

Karl king (@guest_1061931)
1 year ago

How can anyone with knowledge vote for the democrats and Biden what is their platform ask China and russia AMERICA IS For SALE

Get straight (@guest_1062075)
1 year ago


No fairy wanted (@guest_1062078)
1 year ago

You actually like freaks? Sicko

sissy love (@guest_1062155)
Reply to  No fairy wanted
1 year ago

You are the freak, damn Republican.

Ron USMC retired (@guest_1062093)
1 year ago

My prayer to the one true GOD who created this world, is that this thinking(like stupid) is not a contagious disease that cannot be cured.
The demon rat libitards have no control over the chaos happing now, he believes it will stop if sleezy joe becomes president?
What drugs is he/she on?

Omar for Taliban (@guest_1062134)
Reply to  Ron USMC retired
1 year ago

Praise Allah!
We are with you in your support of the new Amerika. We will help you to defeat your Christian enemies dear Biden. We already have forces in your country posed as illegal immigrants supported by the Democratic Party and their antifa/blm groups. Thank you Soros for believing we can take over the infidels. We are using the sister Ilhan Omar to gather support on the found as well as the necessary votes to win.
Insha Allah.

sissy love (@guest_1062157)
Reply to  Ron USMC retired
1 year ago

Hey big boy! 💄💋

Like em big (@guest_1062161)
Reply to  Ron USMC retired
1 year ago

I like army boys, Mmmmm 🌈

Jim Carrey (@guest_1062143)
1 year ago

You Republicans are crazy if you think that Trump is good and has a chance in hell of winning. Dems will sweep congress and the White House. Come to think of it the place will need a new name, maybe BLMansion? The Biden Building? Amerikan house? Pelosi’s Place? Must think if a great name.

Josephine Lara (@guest_1062447)
Reply to  Jim Carrey
1 year ago


sissy love (@guest_1062154)
1 year ago

Sissys have feelings too. We are not bad, love us and enjoy our special feature. You go Altlurker!

Out and Proud (@guest_1062158)
1 year ago

YooHoo big guy, we love you!

Josephine Lara (@guest_1062445)
1 year ago

TROLL alert find a site that wants to hear your BS!



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