Barack Obama was in great part a creation of the liberal press: his ideas were their ideas, he got no critical press coverage because the liberal press loved him, loved his race and his persuasiveness (in fact it could be argued that his ideas were fed to him by the liberal press, following years of his immersion in leftist causes and old, outdated leftist ideas). On the other hand Republicans, many of them supposedly savvy, clever politicians, were too chicken to seriously raise a hew and cry against him for his intention to Fundamentally Transform America because they feared bad press reports on themselves if they did.
America went into the 2016 presidential campaign with the unbeatable Obama/Hillary team and the Dems got skunked by Republicans who began the campaign with a too-numerous field of candidates, all of whom were intent on tearing each other to shreds in order to get the nomination, thereby doing the liberal press’s destructive work for them during the primary, and then the Republicans ended up with the ridiculous, orange-headed Donald Trump for a presidential candidate, a man that the press could not seriously engage because they were laughing so loud and long at him.
But Donald Trump proved his persuasiveness and his ability to win the vote of the people, and not only won the presidency but was largely responsible for retaining the special election seats in congress when back-filling the open Congressional positions he drew from when filling his cabinet. The Democrats claimed they would win each of the five seats put up for a vote in these special elections, thereby proving that Trump’s election to the presidency was a mistake and that the voting public already regretted their votes for him, and they humiliatingly lost each one of them. Instead of buyer’s remorse, the American voters showed that they want more of what President Trump is promising and delivering with his ditching of the Paris accords and his ending of the avalanche of EPA regulations that were killing the economy.
Of course the leaders of the leftist opposition (Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, CNN) are unable to admit that their tired old, warn out ideas have been rejected by the American public, and after all of the unending abuse they have heaped on President Trump and his agenda, they are too obstinate and proud to suggest any traditional, patriotic, workable policies as part of their own agenda, so they are left to twist and turn in the political wind and get nowhere with their failed ideas.
The narrow slice of Americans who went blindly along with the smooth-talking Obama have begun to see the error of the last eight years and have now begun to join the more traditional majority of Americans supporting President Trump and his proven, substantial policies, which seems to be assuring the Trump administration’s political success in a divided nation.