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The Sleeping Giant has Awaken

Updated on December 10, 2016


This election year has awakened what some may call a sleeping giant as a result of the election. From some reports individuals voted this year that have not voted in years and in some cases never. The importance of choosing the right individual to lead our country into the future was too important to ignore. The result for some was not what they wanted but it was what the public and those who voted wanted. There have been demonstrations against the results of this election but it is a decision all individuals should respect.

There are some who have called this a movement and not about the individual elected to be our next President. Even Donald Trump many times has stated this election was not about him it was the fact that the individuals are angry and was fed up with the status quo. They wanted change. Change is hard for some individuals but change from the status quo is now in our future.

This election year has been deemed the outsider year in the world of politics. Donald Trump has never run for public office and his methods do not fit the normal scheme of the way things get done. The sleeping giant is individuals who have been quiet with respect to their political viewpoints but they voiced their opinion with regards to the way they want our country to proceed into the future with their votes.

I have stated that individuals around the country are angry at government regardless of political party and they want results. The interest in politics this election year was off the chart with respect to individuals attending political rallies and voting not just for national offices like the President but their state and local candidates. The real impact of this election will not be felt until newly elected individuals including Trump take position of the offices in which they were elected.

The message is clear that the changes being proposed with respect to government functions and operations including regulations is going to change and the confidence and expectations have never been higher. One of the measures of confidence about the future can be seen in the current statistics of the stock market. While it is not the only measure of confidence it is a signal that there is anticipation of a better environment for businesses under the next administration.

Politicians need to understand that voters are extremely angry with the deadlock and culture in Congress and they want significant changes in laws, regulations and the way that both political parties have reacted to each other. There has been talk that there will be some agreement with some proposed changes while there are others that need to be discussed. The main point to make for those bent on stonewalling proposals by the new administration is that if it is good for the country they should be ready to act in a positive way.

Many individuals will be up for re-election in two years including the full House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate. If these individuals do not recognize the anger of the voting public and choose to ignore the public dissatisfaction with the status quo they may find themselves on the outside looking in after the next election.

I believe the present movement exhibited this election year will not go away anytime soon. Individuals in any political office over the next two years should not ignore this movement or anything like it. Part of the problem with the present political system is that individuals have aligned themselves with the policies of their political party rather than what is right for the country. This kind of action would be a mistake.


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      Kathleen Cochran 4 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Republicans have been absolutely nothing but obstructionists for the last 8 years and we've rewarded that behavior with every branch of government. What does that say about us?

      Where were we 8 years ago and who put us in that position? But we've given them back the power. What can you take away from that? The sleeping giant can't seem to pay attention to what's going on around him.

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 months ago

      Kathleen,

      I thank you for stopping by and making a comment on this hub. The sleeping giant which this article is about is an event that politicians must pay attention to for the future of their political careers. The voters have sent their message loudly and will not put up with inaction by either political party. It is time for them to make decisions for the country not their political party affiliation

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      Dont Taze Me Bro 4 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      The democrats have lost big time, not just the Presidency, the House, the Senate (and soon the Supreme Court) but now 2/3 of state governorships and state legislatures. All they have left is to pitifully claim obstructionism as if it was a crime. Obviously whatever obstructionism the Republicans exercised was constitutional and approved of by the country at large as demonstrated in not the last election but the last 4! Were it not the Republicans would not be owning the country by such a devastating amount, only 4 state legislatures have democrat controlled legislatures, never before in history.

      Obstructionism? If ever there was fake news that claim, though it may be seen as totally true, is it. Let the crybabies blame Bush, blame the Republicans, blame the electoral college, the truth is they have no one but themselves to blame for the consequences of the travesty of the last 8 years of Obama's failed presidency.

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 months ago

      Don't Taze Me Bro

      Thanks for stopping by. The comments you stated I could not have said it better. I totally agree with you

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      Dont Taze Me Bro 4 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Ditto on your hub page, couldn't have said it better myself. The only thing the Democrats really regret is that they have no power to obstruct Trump, and guess what. Once he turns the country around and the economy booms as the stock market is telling us it will the Democrats they'll be lucky if they can even pretend to be a functioning party. Like everything lefty liberals get their hands on their party will be one big FAIL.

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 months ago

      Don't Taze Me Bro

      You are so right. The negative coverage by the media and the comments of the Democrats unless they start to work with Trump's agenda will find themselves feeling the backlash of voters come the next election.

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      Sanxuary 4 months ago

      I agree the people are angry, but the results are only going to fester. I see no way how any of this so called change is going to help the so called forgotten. This is only the rich getting what they want and only profiting more. They think jobs are important and the cost of living and wages mean nothing. We are 20 Trillion in the hole and another Trillion dollar loss by banking on subprime car loans is happening. Like the last one it was known 8 years ago that it would arrive. Where is he going to build the largest military? build a wall? Rebuild infrastruture?

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 months ago

      Sanxuary

      What you say about our debt is true but we cannot continue on the path we have been on the last 8 years. Changes need to be made to create a better business environment. Regulations and taxes are hurting businesses and individuals alike. If more people have jobs more money will be received by the government. Revising our tax system and getting government our of impeding business success will improve the economy like in the past. It is a proven fact that reducing taxes strengthens our economy and leads to an improved business environment.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good luck with all that, Republicans. You don't have a very good track record for doing things that help this country succeed, and you've elected a snake oil salesman, but good luck anyway.

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 months ago

      Kathleen

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment on my hub and the other comments. I always respect others opinions but I must say that I respectfully disagree with part of your comment. Our country's problems are not a Republican or Democrat problem they are America's problems. Both political parties have some responsibility for our current economic situation in addition to Presidents of both political parties. It is time to put our differences aside and chart a better course for our country. I believe the agenda not being identified by our President-elect along with the people he has chosen to be part of his cabinet will have a positive impact on our economic situation.

      I must also say that the media has been part of the problem in not honestly reporting the activities of Republicans and the legislation they have generated which died in the Senate because they were not Democrat solutions.

      Both political parties are not going to agree on everything but they must make decisions which are best for the country not their political party.

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