The people have spoken, and their voices spoke louder than the loudest cries from the politically correct crowd. The sleeping giant of over 50 million fed-up and pushed around Americans came to the polls, and it ended in historic defeat but not only for the opposing candidate.

The only thing sweeter than a victory against Hillary Clinton was the spear of death that pierced the heart of identity politics that have dominated the last eight years during the Obama administration. We the People were sick and tired of being called “deplorable,” “racist,” and “homophobic” by a loud-mouthed Left that decided we must be the worst kind of people on Earth for having conservative viewpoints. But we pushed back and used the voice that counts: our vote.

I like what conservative pundit Michelle Malkin had to say about this in a recent piece:

The good news is that after being blasted as haters by Clinton’s hate-filled minions, after being slapped down as racial “cowards” by Clintonite holdover Eric Holder, after being lambasted as “xenophobes” and “nativists” by immigration expansionists in both parties, after enduring a string of faked hate crimes blamed on conservatives, after ceaseless accusations of “Islamophobia” in the wake of jihad attacks on American soil, after baseless accusations of “homophobia” for protesting the government’s gay wedding cake coercion, and after mourning a growing list of police officers ambushed and targeted by violent thugs seeking racial vengeance, an undeniable movement of citizens in the 2016 election cycle decided to push back…

Beltway chin-pullers expediently focused on Trump’s white and conservative supporters who are rightly sick and tired of social justice double standards. But they ignored the increasingly vocal constituency of hyphen-free, label-rejecting American People Against Political Correctness who don’t fit old narratives and boxes.

Another mentioned in Malkin’s piece sick and tired of the hypocritical nature of leftist politics is Peter Thiel, a gay, Silicon Valley entrepreneur who happens to be a Trump supporter. What he said to the National Press Club last week captured how perfectly the “intolerant tolerance mob” mobilized Trump voters:

“Louder voices have sent a message that they do not intend to tolerate the views of one half of the country… If you don’t conform, then you don’t count as diverse, no matter what your personal background.”

Thiel experienced this hypocrisy directly by gay lifestyle magazine The Advocate, which previously praised the successful investor as a “gay innovator” but turned on him after finding out he is a libertarian and a fan of small government. The magazine actually claimed he is no longer gay. Now, that’s tolerance for you!

Malkin rightly concludes:

Trump’s eclectic coalition was bound by that common thread: disaffected individuals tired of being told they don’t count and discounted because their views do not properly “match” their gender, chromosomes, skin color or ethnicity. That is exactly why the more they and their nominee were demonized, the stronger their support grew.

“What Trump represents isn’t crazy, and it’s not going away,” Thiel said.

I agree. Death to identity politics and long live liberty!

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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