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Written by: Diana West
Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:57 AM 

Still rubbing my eyes, to be honest.

On listening to President Trump's Inaugural address, I could not have been more pleased than to have heard, loud and clear, the theme of "America First." This is the revolutionary underpinning of the Trump movement, a re-ordering of the liberal "world order" that the Bushes and Clintons and Obamas on the stage yesterday represented, vanquished, in a transfer of power unlike any other in memory.

The People have just repudiated these policies; however, they remain the framework and orientation for politics and media establishments in America and elsewhere. This is precisely why it was so significant that Trump reiterated the America First theme. The brand new president eschewed the dangerously doctrinaire platitudes of "universalism" and "democracy building" of all modern Inaugural addresses (forgoing passing plaudits from Washington elites) not only because it really seems he doesn't believe them, but because he also seems to understand that his power derives directly from the 63 million Americans who voted for him. If he checks out on them and "goes Washington," they check out on him, and he's done. It's a match made-in-America heaven.

Of course, the establishment meltdown continues, and continues to telegraph -- tweet -- its own divergent course away from the body politic that elected Donald Trump (noted by @scottpdelaney).

More, a lot more, to come.

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