With 14 days left to go in this election, let’s take some time to sit back and think about what assumptions can be made that are true. Let’s also ask some questions about what’s really going on and how many lies the tee-vee is telling right now. What do we really know?
1. The Media lies and people working in Media knowingly and deliberately lie in ways designed to help make Hillary Clinton president in 2016. This is an interesting phenomenon for anyone who supported Hillary in 2008, because back then the Media lied and succeeded in helping to keep her from becoming the Democrats’ nominee. The two most memorable pigs that year were Chris Matthews and Tim Russert: they aggressively came at Hillary every day during the primaries, telling her to surrender and to give the nomination to Obama. Repeatedly, they would say there was no chance she could win…and that her supporters should not even bother heading out to vote because it was a lost cause. None of this worked very well on Hillary’s supporters though: because we were Democrats, we knew what the Media was doing and recognized this as Alinsky trickery. Hillary ended up getting more than 18 million votes in the primaries (more than Obama had), though superdelegates defected to Obama and handed him the nomination.
These Media tricks work really well on Republicans though. I’ve never fully understood why. I think maybe Republicans are either just gullible or they are mostly honest people…so they like living in the fantasy world where the tee-vee tells the truth, like it did in 1950-something when it used to be in black and white and mostly honest people sat behind the anchor desk. Republicans tend to be people who still send loved ones Christmas cards full of cash…and are surprised when postal workers steal them (disappointing whatever grandchild never got his or her card in the end). Republicans are the people who stop and listen when homeless people come up and say “Can I ask you a question?”…and never see the pickpocketing or mugging coming once the predator has them right where they want them.
So, when the tee-vee tells Republicans that there’s no way for Trump to win and that the election is over, Republicans for some reason believe that. There’s always a large number of people every year who should be voting Republican but who stay home and allow Democrats to win. I will never understand why they do that, but I think a large part of it is that they obey the tee-vee when the tee-vee tells them to stay home. Democrats will never, ever do that because Democrats all instinctively know that the tee-vee lies.
2. Is any Republican dumb enough to “stay home and teach somebody a lesson” this year? Here’s another thing that I never understand, but it happened in 2008 and 2012: this whole thing where Republicans fold their arms and sit on the couch and say “I ain’t gonna vote ’cause I’mma gonna teach them a lesson!” Well, how did that work out?
The Establishment never learned any lesson…because look how Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, and all the other Establishment toadies to this very day continue doing all the terrible things that Cocktail Party Establishment Republicans always do. No matter if Republicans win an election or lose it, they are not taught a damn thing. They really do seem to be committed to their globalist agenda and they hate their constituents. But, having fewer Democrats in power is what the country needs…and this means voting strategically against Democrats even if you can never muster any excitement for voting for a Republican. The only time they “learn their lesson” is when these Cocktail Partiers are defeated in the primaries…but the Establishment has become clever about not letting that happen ever since Eric Cantor lost his seat.
I hope and pray that people in Arizona and Wisconsin are smart enough to vote against John McCain and Paul Ryan in this 2016 election, splitting the ticket and voting Trump/Pence for president but voting to eject McCain and Ryan from Congress. If anyone wants to teach anyone something this year, this would be the smart way to do it. Since McCain and Ryan act like Democrats most of the time, it’s not really any different to just replace them with actual Democrats this year. “Teaching them a lesson” is not sitting home on the couch and drinking Pepsi instead of voting…but instead should be strategically voting AGAINST the worst Establishmentarians. McCain and Ryan have got to go. Seeing Paul Ryan lose his seat in Congress in two weeks would be one of the greatest joys ever. Second only to watching John McCain being at last retired. Will either of those things happen though? Republicans have never been very strategic up to this point, so I wouldn’t count on it…but if you can’t visualize something wonderful happening then it will never even come close to occurring.
Mitt Romney should have won in 2012, but millions of people who didn’t want to see a second Obama term stayed home instead of voting for Romney. That was to teach everyone a lesson. Are those people going to stay home again? If so, then we need to just assume these people never actually want to vote and that no candidate would ever be able to get them off the couch. Romney and McCain were very similar to one another and were the white-bread-and-mayonnaise sort of milquetoast Cocktail Partier that the Establishment loves (but everyone else hates). I can understand not wanting to go to the trouble of voting because you didn’t want to support a Cocktail Partier. But Donald Trump is the furthest pendulum swing away from the Cocktail Party that is humanly possible. If someone sat home on the couch on election day drinking Pepsi instead of going to vote for Trump to “teach someone somewhere some kind of lesson” then there is no hope for that person ever voting. That person is mentally ill. I have a hard time believing that millions of people are that mentally ill. I can appreciate then detesting the Cocktail Party, but the Cocktail Party is not fielding a candidate this year. Or…maybe they are and that candidate is Hillary Clinton.
3. How many Cocktail Partiers are there really and what difference will they make when they stay home and/or vote for Hillary Clinton? The Establishment is being pretty open about how they are going to vote for Hillary Clinton. Cocktail Party darlings like Senator Kelly Ayotte might as well be wearing “I’m with her” buttons as they walk around trying to discourage Republicans from voting for Trump. This will be an interesting test of how much the Establishment actually represents the people of this country…and how powerful the Establishment really is. There are thousands upon thousands of very angry people who turn out to Trump rallies…where everyone basically rails against the Establishment for several hours at a time. To me this feels very much like 1789 France and the people have had enough of the elites. Thus far, the elites are responding by circling the wagons around Clinton.
The Bush Family openly backs Hillary over the Republican nominee. Paul Ryan has encouraged his followers in the Cocktail Party not to vote for Trump and to choose fellow Establishmentarian Hillary instead. What I feel is happening is this polar shift where people should stop seeing themselves as Democrats and Republicans and should instead view things as Establishment/Globalism versus Americanism. The Establishment candidate this year is Hillary Clinton. The Americanist candidate we have on the field is Donald Trump. Which of these people do you think will actually change things and drain the swamp in Washington?
I don’t think the Cocktail Party has ever been large in numbers, because the people backing the Cocktail Party Establishment are only those on the payroll or whose businesses want to keep flooding the country with cheap Spanish-speaking labor. Democrats have on their side everyone who wants the government to get bigger and give away free things…and that is a sizable number. But aren’t there still more hard-working people who want to see all the corruption come to an end?
I think there are more Americanists than there are Globalists in this country. Even with all the Cocktail Party elite running over to Hillary’s side I don’t think they will have greater numbers than those Americanists who want to see Washington’s swamp drained.
4. How badly are our elections rigged? I personally believe that voter fraud is rampant, especially in certain states like Illinois. The fact that voter fraud is allowed to keep plaguing our country year after year is disgusting. But the Cocktail Party GOP Establishment has always refused to even admit this is happening. I do not believe that our elections are fair or honest and I do feel that Democrats rig elections (while Republicans let this happen).
Republicans are really afraid of upsetting Spanish-speakers. Democrats know this, so I bet the primary means of voter fraud is using Spanish-speakers who are not citizens to commit voter fraud. Republicans are too terrified to do anything to stop that. This is what the whole “you can’t show an ID to vote!” thing is about. Democrats know that ID checks at polling places would eliminate fraud…which is why both Democrats and Establishment Republicans don’t want to have ID checks. I think the Cocktail Party is scared of voter fraud being proven on a large scale because so many Spanish-speakers would be involved. Of course, the Cocktail Party is afraid of being called racists for pointing out that Spanish-speakers are committing crimes on election day. So the Cocktail Party wants to overlook it…or they hope they can benefit somehow from voter fraud themselves. I really don’t understand why they allow Democrats to do this and steal elections.
Assuming all the people who stayed home “to teach someone some kind of lesson” in 2008 and 2012 actually turn out to vote this year, is there enough voter fraud to stop that wave? I don’t think so. But, it all depends on if those “lesson teachers” actually show up to vote.
That’s the big question this year: will anything get those people to put down the Pepsi and haul themselves up off the couch and actually vote against the Establishment?
Has Trump done enough to paint this election as Americanist versus Globalists and We the People versus They the Establishment?
What think you?
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