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Hillary Clinton lost by “hating” Trump
Hillary Clinton lost the November 2016 election by focusing her message on attacking Donald Trump and believing that there was no way the people would accept his message of change. The truth was there was no way they would accept her message, which was empty, undefined and wrapped in only one agenda, “hating Trump.” It’s also why today’s anti-Trump protestors will lose, too. The “Love Trumps Hate” campaign is merely a continuation of Clinton’s failed candidacy and actually fuels Trump’s success.
By Ray Hanania
But do they know it’s why they continue to lose in the current public debate?
The news media is driving this “loser” agenda. The media is guilty of fueling this continued defeat. The media set Clinton up for defeat by handing her the “I Hate Trump” strategy, something that many of her supporters continue to embrace worthlessly today.
She embraced it out of arrogance. But voters connected with Trump’s ability to identify what they dislike and whether or not he can change things is besides the point. The point is, he wants to change things and that’s important to most Americans today.
They want change.
Many of Clinton’s supporters are lost in a wilderness of political purgatory. They protest believing that they can “change” things but they can’t. Instead, they are empowering the very movement that elected Trump. Most voters don’t like Trump, and that is expressed in the polls, but most voters even more don’t like the alternative approach which is fundamentally undermining their ability to confront Trump as the President.
This failure of the Clinton supporters portrays an ugly face of a group of people who can’t seem to find a direction except in hate. Worse is that it is ineffective as a political strategy or a social movement.
Hillary Clinton set the failed agenda that her supporters still embrace. And the biased mainstream news media, which is responsible for strengthening Trump’s movement, continues to fuel Clinton’s failed movement. One day they’ll wake up and realize “hating Trump” isn’t a strategy for success at all but a formula that explains their failure.
In other words, the problems today rest on their failed shoulders, even more.
As long as they embrace hate against Trump the protestors will achieve little more than self-gratification, which for many of the Left (and Clinton’s supporters) is all they will ever seek.
The political war cry “Love Trumps Hate” is not a symbol for success, but rather it is a mantra for failure.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at TheArabDailyNews.com, TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.
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