Losers of the presidential election in the United States

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Losers of the presidential election in the United States

Losers of the presidential election in the United States

Trump has lost, who given his character will never admit it and will blame electoral fraud. I have never liked Trump since he was a businessman, but his vitality and combative commitment as well as undoubted charisma should be recognized. His defeat is not at all humiliating considering the modest detachment from the elected. The 71 million votes he received cannot fail to make us think.

The most sensational of defeats, however, was suffered by that American establishment, in which the strong powers of the country allied with the intellectual world, very progressive, very politically correct and which have its own spearhead in universities and media . For four years they led the campaign against Trump, not wanting to recognize the defeat of 2016, considering the result of that time a shame for the country that needed to be washed, a hiccup due to the Boeotian ignorance of the voters.

they did not understand that the problem was not Trump, but the already existing unease and fracture in the country. The result mortifies the establishment and confirms that there are two actual Americas that existed before Trump, who if anything took advantage of the situation.

For four years with attitudes that surpassed political criticism to overflow in the personal attack often steeped in bias, a confrontation was set in the typical terms of those who believe themselves to be the bearer of truth: on the one hand the good (them), on the other the evil absolute (Trump). They made a mistake and made a serious mistake for intellectuals; they did not understand that the problem was not Trump, but the already existing unease and fracture in the country. The result mortifies the establishment and confirms that there are two actual Americas that existed before Trump, who if anything took advantage of the situation.

The commitment and concentration of the intellectual classes on legitimate but minority problems has distracted them from the reality of the country. In the 2016 election, the fact that he is a relatively unknown candidate politically may have played in favor of the elected. But this is no longer the case after a four-year term as president with all the temperamental intemperances, the moods, the fantasies, the questionable Covid management, while not forgetting the positive results of his policy, which it would be foolish to deny. The four-year campaign conducted by the most important media channels did not have the desired outcome and proved to be wrong.

A part of America feels uncomfortable because it is excluded from the world of power of technocrats, experts, it feels oppressed by the tyranny of merit, see the very recent book, although not acceptable in all conclusions, by Michael Sandel ( The Tyranny of Merit ). This other America has found a questionable histrionic demagogue who has assumed its representation in his own interest. Too easy if the solution could only lie in its demonization, forgetting the underlying problems.

Switzerland is likely to be among the losers. The director of the Swiss-US Chamber of Commerce considers it unlikely that a trade agreement with the US, already well underway with the previous administration, can be concluded with the Biden administration.

Losers in a humiliating way the pollsters and more for the second time. Either they are unsuitable for their job, or they do not know the States sufficiently or perhaps they are more likely an integral part of that establishment that does not accept the defeat of 2016 and have confused desires with the seriousness of predictions.

Loser, with regard to hopes, the Democratic Party. It aimed at the majority in the two Houses. He finds himself with fewer deputies in the House of Representatives (but always in the majority) and predictably in the minority in the Senate. In case of confirmation of this even more losing picture, the left of the Democrats had conditioned its support for the establishment candidate with heavy programmatic commitments. The parliamentary situation would give President Biden an easy excuse (who probably would not have minded) to evade the commitments undertaken in consideration of the lack of a majority.

In a Congress such as the one that is taking shape, Biden’s ten-year familiarity with the rooms of power and the corridors to access them will be useful. He has experience in dealing with tough fellow Mitch McConnell, head of the Republicans in the Senate, the opponent, in his time, most feared by President Obama.

The only satisfied placed is the stock market, the prices initially increased given that the narrow electoral result allows us to predict that there will be no feared heavy increase in taxes, there will be less inflationary spending policies (republicans remember their principles when they are not in government ), and the political temptations of possible nationalizations lose weight.

Switzerland is likely to be among the losers. The director of the Swiss-US Chamber of Commerce considers it unlikely that a trade agreement with the US, already well underway with the previous administration, can be concluded with the Biden administration. Finally, as losers there are many citizens of other states, given that a divided, torn America, with a ruling class and intellectual strata unable to understand and manage such realities, clearly remains weakened in assuming its role in the world.

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