By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist)
A few years ago, I wrote
one of the most difficult columns that I have ever had to write. In this
particular column, I had to publically deal with my sexuality and I had to
finally confess to the public that I was heterosexual.
I was tired of living in
the shadows and finally mustered up the courage to out myself. I was heartened
that all my friends and family supported me and told me how courageous I was.
Many of my celebrity friends called me and told me how proud they were of me
and they understood that it took a lot of courage to publically admit that I
Now, I have an equally
difficult confession to make. To my friends and family, I hope this confession
won’t affect how you feel and think about me.
After voting for Donald
Trump in the 2016 presidential election and wholeheartedly supporting the
Republican Party, I have finally come to terms with the fact that I am a
racist. I am xenophobic. I hate women; I’m misogynistic. I hate Muslims; I’m
Islamaphobic. And must I hate America, because I’m a fascist.
And because I refused to
vote for Hillary Clinton, I obviously hate Blacks and other minorities, even
though I am Black myself. I hate all immigrants and definitely want to send all
women back to the Stone Age, the good ol’ days when they simply did what they
How did I find myself in
Clinton’s “basket of deplorables?” Because, I’ve been watching cable news and
reading mainstream newspapers. I’ve also been listening to Black liberal media
pundits like Roland Martin, Van Jones, Angela Rye, National Urban League
President Marc Morial, and NAACP President Cornell Brooks.
They all said that since I
voted for Donald Trump for president, I must be all of those things: racist,
xenophobic, misogynistic, and Islamaphobic. The liberal political class also
indicated, that in order to be absolved of my sins, I would have to confess
that Hillary Clinton lost, because of the sexist, angry White men that voted
Listening to these liberals
whine and complain proves that they still don’t get why their candidate lost.
Memo to liberals: the
customer (the voter) is always right.
As a political analyst, I
am stunned that Hillary supporters are actually blaming the voters for her
lost. They are calling the voters, dumb, angry, racist, and uneducated, or in
Hillary’s own words, they are a “basket of deplorables.” This is never a good
Trump received 29 percent
of the Hispanic vote and 8 percent of the Black vote; are they also dumb and
College students across the
country claimed to be so traumatized by Trump’s election that some schools like
Yale University cancelled classes and provided grief counselors. I am not
kidding, this actually happened.
What is amazing about last
week’s election is the reaction by Hillary supporters. There has not been one
charge that the election was not fair; her people simply don’t like the result
and decided to take to the streets to march in protest.
Even the controversial 2000
presidential election that featured then-Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice
President Al Gore did not lead to this level of protest. No one disputed the
fairness of that election; they disputed the counting of the votes. Eventually,
even Al Gore accepted the results of the election and the country moved on.
Many of the people
protesting last week simply didn’t like the results of the election. Memo to
Hillary supporters: Trump won, so, get over it. Stop whining and grow up!
Hillary and her supporters
felt like they were entitled to the office of the presidency. They thought that
they deserved the office, because she was a woman with the last name of
Clinton. She had been running for president most of her life and now that they
came so close, they refuse to reconcile the fact that the American people
rejected her and her message.
Trump won on a campaign
theme of “Make America Great Again.” The liberal response was, “When was
America ever great?
America was great when
President Lincoln freed the slaves. America was great when President Johnson
signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act in the 60s. America was
great when we elected the first Black president in 2008.
America will always be
great when voters accept the will of their fellow citizens when it comes to our
free and fair elections. You don’t have to like the choice, but you must accept
This is what makes America great.
Raynard Jackson is founder
and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally
registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican
Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur. For more information about
BAFBF, visit www.bafbf.org. You can follow Raynard on Twitter @Raynard1223.