Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What a Night!

"It's Trump."

Last night I split my attention between Fox News and CNN's coverage of the election. Like most everyone, I was shocked at the outcome. I voted for Trump, like many people, due to my distaste for Hillary Clinton and her corruption as well as where the two candidates stood on the issues. The one hope I held out for a Trump upset was the idea that the pollsters had overlooked a fundamental rumbling in this country as shown by the apparent reluctance of Trump supporters to share their preferences with pollsters as well as the huge Trump rally crowds in comparison with Hillary's smaller and less enthusiastic crowds. That idea was proven to be true.

As I watched CNN, featuring people like Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper, who are caught in the Wikileaks revelations that they colluded with the Clinton campaign, I was struck by the county-by-county electoral maps of so-called blue states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania as well as the purple state of Ohio, all of which went for Trump. Most all of their counties were red representing small town and rural America. The isolated blue blotches represented counties with large metropolitan areas like Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. There was CNN's John King trying hard to find votes for Clinton in those major urban areas. Alas, the votes had already been counted.

I was also struck by the anger of CNN's political analyst Van Jones. He called it a "whitelash", and repeated the word for emphasis. He lectured the Trump camp on the need to be gracious. This from the man who once told a college audience that Republicans were "a--holes".

I thought that Trump made a gracious victory speech, and this morning's concession speech by Clinton was also gracious. I would like to echo their statements about the country coming together, but I don't see that happening. The country is too divided. I especially expect to see the all-too-spoiled university left (both students and faculty) pout and protest. I expect that in some cases, campus police will have to restore order.

At any rate, let's all buckle up because it's going to be an interesting four years.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on being vindicated.

Keep in mind that the GOP are now going to have control of all three branches of government at least through 2018, if not longer, so you guys now OWN whatever happens.

Gary Fouse said...

That's right, and it may turn out to be a complete disaster. Trump may fall in love with all that newly-acquired power he has won and have to be reined in. I do think the Supreme Court has been saved from a generation of liberal, activist rule.

Most of all, I am just happy that finally, Hillary has been stopped. Trump is deeply flawed, but Hillary is completely corrupt.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Four years is a long time to hold your breath while your face turns blue.

The silver lining is that at last, Hillary will stop running for president. Between her wounded sense of entitlement to have a turn being president, and the GOP's wounded sense of entitlement to a Republican Century, we seem to have the government being run by a bunch of children throwing temper tantrums.

By the way, I read a little caption over a photo of Bill and Hillary, where she's whispering into his ear "When I'm in the White House, Ima get you back for that side chick you had."

Miggie said...

That grace note and touch of class the Democratic leadership showed has not been present in the rank and file.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Miggie, every pack of idiots on the street is not "the Democratic rank and file." A couple of months ago, Democratic campaign staff were huffing and puffing because they expected that after Hillary's nomination, everyone would "well, unite!" The disconnect was, a lot of those they expected to "unite" were not Democratic rank and file, not fellow party members who lost an in-house rivalry, they were people who had always despised Hillary and never offered any party allegiance at all. They thought they MIGHT give Bernie Sanders a try. Now, there are handfuls of people on the street who probably never knocked on doors for a candidate, might well have felt betrayed but what Hillary would have done if she were elected, and you call them "the rank and file." (Anyway Miggie, nice to see your bytes again after a long siesta).

Squid said...

I spent a lot of hours on Tweeter. A lot of Tweets and with 83 million other Tweeters 83% for Trump, had a huge effect on exposing Hillary's corruption and the agenda of the far-left. Tweeter made a big difference.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

The Republic of Tweets? Really Squid, you could do better than that.