Barbara Diamond

The Morning After- Renewing the American Dream

In the back of my mind, my next article was to be entitled “Sitting Shiva for America.” The title I selected expressed how deeply distressing I portended America’s future with a Hillary Clinton victory.

At 3 A.M. today, I awoke and could not help but turn on the television to see how the vote count was proceeding. I went back to sleep believing that America was going down the Clinton-Obama path and feeling resolved to deal with it in a mature fashion. Five hours later the numbers were heavily pointing to a Trump victory and the tears welled up. It is not because I like Donald Trump. It is not about “likeabiity”. It is because he represents hope and a respect for the America we all felt was slipping through our fingers. A Clinton victory would have provided a continuation of Obama’s policies which not only had given up on America’s historic national pride but which would have left the United States without a viable dream. Mrs.Clinton had no plan for the nation. Her only goals were to be elected as both the first female President of the United State and to be the first wife of a previous President to serve in that capacity. For her, it was to be a double-header.

Had she actually cared about anyone other than herself, she would have been less odious.

Credit must be given to those who wanted to return to the Halcyon days of the America of their childhood. One must look back on the maturing of America through the days of the civil rights movement and be proud of the move forward on that front.

If one looks at the political landscape of America today, the massive immigration of Hispanic and other nationalities has had a serious impact on the election process. These good people have as much right to their vote as you or I, who grew up in the United States. The difference between those newer citizens and those born in the United States is that they have no memory of America before it became entrenched in political correctness. They do not remember when the Judeo-Christian ethic was not only the rule of the day, but was admired. They do not remember when Americans went to church on Sunday . How could they begin to understand what was at risk in this election? They simply did not know what had been lost over the past eight years. The Hillary campaign understood how important these newer citizens were to her election and their team focused on signing up hundreds of thousands of Hispanics around the nation. In spite of the election savvy and massive amount of money which funded the Clinton campaign, the totality of the American public has spoken.

How is it that America came to a time when it allowed abortions of fully developed fetuses, refused to stop illegal immigration on its borders, welcomed the Muslim brotherhood into the inner offices of the White House and allowed for political favors to be sold to the highest bidder? How is it that open hunting season on the Police force was not met with anger by the Presidential hopeful? How was it that “Black Lives Matter” decided to align itself with the Muslim fundamentalist cause and Mrs. C. courted their support as if it was her defining moment? The massive relief on the part of those of us who found such behavior intolerable, is audible.

The Clinton campaign was an insult to the American People. The selection of a man like Tim Kaine for Vice President was not necessary. Hillary could have selected a V.P. candidate of quality who was not a known Anti-Semite. For those who feared Mrs.C. and her policies, an even greater concern was that her health or political criminality would lead to a future President Kaine. That she felt Kaine was an asset, left serious questions about her political judgement. Her refusal to fight Muslim fundamentalism and stand firm for the Jewish State was a reflection of those to whom she owed her allegiance. For Hillary to lie about facts repeatedly, (be it about Benghazi , her email scandal or her Clinton Foundation), was an additional insult to the intelligence of the voting public. Those who loved her and could not see beyond their loyalty to the Democratic Party, were unwilling to face the truths of her misdeeds.

For the State of Israel Clinton was a tremendous disappointment. Her reluctance to talk about her attitude towards Israel’s future was a sell out to the Muslim influences in her career. Her intimate ties with the Arab nations who gave her foundation millions of dollars in exchange for favors past and future were clear. Her sell out for cash remuneration left Israeli citizens facing a chasm of insecurity. After the way Mr. Obama had treated Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu for the past eight years, the idea of a continuation of his attitude in her future administration was untenable. A friend who went to the American Consulate yesterday in Jerusalem to vote told me that there were only Arabs employed there and that they tried to discourage her from voting at all. Hopefully this will change with the influence of David Friedman who we anticipate will be America’s next Ambassador to Israel in exchange for his hard work on the Trump campaign.

As I wrote in “ ABC: Anybody but Clinton” (December 11, 2015 in the Times of Israel)… the lesson learned by President and Mrs. Clinton after his Impeachment process, was that they could say whatever they chose, do whatever they wanted, and then they could go on to great success and wealth because they were omnipotent, untouchable and by extension, the American people were too foolish to see through their ultimate plans.

When Mr.Trump made his acceptance speech today, he spoke of the need to “Reclaim our Nation’s destiny.” He will surround himself with experienced, good people and he will make it happen. The American dream is not dead. It begins anew.

About the Author
Born in the Washington DC area, Barbara has been a pro Israel activist for over four decades, having had a radio show in Jerusalem called "Barbara Diamond One on One" , doing in depth interviews which aired in Israel and in the UK. She participated in missions to the USSR to meet with Refuseniks, to Ethiopia with a medical team to help the Jewish villages and to China to open up relations prior to China recognizing the State of Israel, She has been pro-active lobbying congress and helping to start a Pro Israel PAC in Los Angeles. She stays involved through the Jerusalem Press Club attending up to the moment briefings which she would like to share with the readers. Ms. Diamond is the author of the new website - and is the 2018 recipient of the "StandWithUs"-Israel leadership award.