Keyboard Commando – Let Donald Trump’s victory build momentum for Canadian conservatism

Mac Olsen
There truly is deliverance, beyond even what I imagined possible – Donald J. Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States.

Admittedly, I didn’t have faith in this outcome. Right up to 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, I had resigned myself that Hillary Clinton would win.
However, looking at the postings on Facebook, and then watching the media coverage online, my hopes slowly began to rise. By the time I tuned in to the media coverage, Trump had a wide lead over Clinton in the Electoral College.

Then, at about 1 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, it was official. Trump had crossed the 270-mark in the Electoral College vote. That was the best news I had all year. I prayed to God many times for Trump’s victory and my prayers were answered.

Trump and Clinton gave their respective victory and concession speeches. But I have absolute contempt for Clinton. Her monotone delivery was consistent with previous addresses and public appearances during the campaign.

And inwardly, I sensed that she was seething with rage and wanted to blame everybody but herself for losing to Trump.

Trump’s victory has drawn shock and outrage from many quarters. But there have also be congratulatory messages.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, aka Pretty Boy, offered his congratulations in a news release, which says in part:

“Canada has no closer friend, partner and ally than the United States. We look forward to working very closely with President-elect Trump, his administration and with the United States Congress in the years ahead, including on issues such as trade, investment and international peace and security.”

Even Premier Rachel Notley, aka Queen Notley, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to offer her “congratulations.” Her news release reads in part:

“The United States is Alberta’s most significant energy market. We will be working closely with our energy industry to see if new opportunities to grow that relationship now lie before us under a new U.S. Administration.”

But don’t think for one moment that Pretty Boy or Queen Notley will advocate for another Keystone XL-type project to the U.S. Given their propensity for imposing strict limitations on Canadian petroleum development and their imposition of income-destroying carbon taxes on Canadians, they are the last people who will be willing to work with Trump on economic and petroleum issues that affect our two countries.

Moreover, I see Trump’s win as an opportunity for right-wing parties in Canada to take back government at the provincial and federal levels.

Months ago, I wrote that I wasn’t optomistic about the future of conservatism and right-wing parties in this country. But, with conservative leadership races going forward at the national and provincial levels, those who become the leaders at their respective levels must unite-the-right and work together.

As part of their leadership and election strategies, they should look to Trump’s victory for inspiration. Then Pretty Boy and Queen Notley can be outsted and conservatives will win back power rightfully.

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