Don Surber and me
The other person to have written a book on the election is Don Surber who has today also written a column on We will still Trump Obamacare whose first sentences read:
Reports of Obamacare’s life are premature. Liberals gloated last week when President Trump realized the Freedom Caucus was an immovable object, threw up his hands, and told the House to vote on Ryancare. Up or down. He no longer cared.
At Instapundit the link comes under the heading “Folks, this is fun. I am having the time of my life.”
So let me explain how I look at things myself. Every battle lost by Trump merely retains the status quo. Nothing he wishes to do is contrary to what I would like to see done. He will achieve some of his agenda and not achieve some others. But whatever he doesn’t do would not have been done by Hillary, nor would she have done any of the things that Trump has been able to do. In fact, everything she would have done would only have made things worse. Moreover, no other Republican had the slightest chance of winning the election so without Trump Hillary would have been the president right now. With Trump as president, everything is a net double plus.
As for the books, there is Don Surber’s version and there is mine. His is called Trump the Establishment and mine is The Art of the Impossible. You can get a copy of mine here. Don’s is described below. The main difference is mine is a blog history, which is told as it happens by someone watching the events as they happened. Even when you know the result, the suspense never ends since right to the end you cannot see, given the surrounding media noise, other than through sheer merit how Trump’s eventual election could have happened. His is told as a reflection on what happened from the perspective of someone who already knew who had won. Both are truly interesting ways to review the election and both are by people who really truly wanted to see Trump win and Hillary lose. Both of us have not had the slightest reason to change our judgement on the result.
Trump the Establishment: The Elitists Never Learned in 2016
Authored by Don Surber
After the rousing success of Trump the Press, which lampooned the pundits who missed Trump’s nomination, Don Surber’s readers demanded the story of the 2016 general election. Eager to please his fans and have some fun, Surber agreed to tear into the elitists a second time.
Trump the Establishment uses Surber’s quick wit and deep research to chronicle President Trump’s spectacular rise. Trump’s was an asymmetrical campaign that fooled critics and pleased his supporters.
From Clinton’s questionable activities to the media’s inability to grasp the difference between Trump the celebrity and Trump the CEO, Surber shows how Trump challenged and beat the establishment on his own terms. Voters in thirty states chose to dump the status quo in Washington, and Make America Great Again.
Trump won despite Clinton’s massive campaign war chest. He won despite overwhelmingly negative news coverage. He won despite losing every debate. He won despite a tumultuous personal and financial past, and still, the elitists don’t understand why.
Surber explains why. Just don’t expect him to have any sympathy for the elitists and media personalities left adrift and defeated in Trump’s passing.
And after all, why should he?
Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection wrote: “Trump the Establishment summarized many key challenges the campaigning Trump team faced from an openly hostile press, made-up news, rabid progressives, and Clinton-supporting Republicans under Surber’s hallmark titles of hilarity.”