There’s a lot of stuff swirling around in the media right now. And it’s pretty much a wash. On the one hand, Hillary Clinton is SO damn guilty by any reasonable standard of both outright criminality and indifferent incompetence it is beyond unreal. Too bad the Washington Post decided to unleash thirty reporters to dig into Trump’s dirt rather than dig through Clinton’s emails, but this IS the age of Goebbels, after all. I’ve come to realize that one of two things is going to have to happen for Hillary Clinton to get indicted regardless of her obvious guilt: 1) the FBI from Director Comey on down promise to resign in mass and publicly expose Obama as being the Stalinist thug traitor that he is which would force him and his lawthug attorney general to allow true justice to take its course, OR Obama actually has a plan to allow Clinton to be indicted and then step in and declare that Donald Trump is such a threat to America and to democracy and to world peace that he has no choice other than to follow the path of the worst dictators in history and order the election (that Trump would have won) suspended.
On the other hand, we’ve got all these polls that say Trump is going to have an impossible time winning enough women, Hispanics and blacks to possibly win the election. To which I say that by now the entire media establishment has so thoroughly and completely discredited their ability to prognosticate what will actually happen that they have made themselves a joke. Trump has proven these fools wrong so many times it is beyond unreal. Their last giant mistake was the worst, when they gleefully predicted a vicious GOP feud leading up to a broken and brokered GOP convention and the entire Republican Party unraveling over Trump. And of course just as gleefully predicted smooth sailing for Hillary Clinton who would be crowed queen dominatrix over the space-time universe. And that was only two months ago. And what is happening now is the precise OPPOSITE of what all the damn experts said would happen, and now Democrats are wringing their hands and publicly worrying that Bernie Sanders is destroying Hillary Clinton’s chance to win.
I’m going to make a prediction that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with either of the above two paragraphs.
Allow me to state the twofold basis of my prediction succinctly: 1) Donald Trump will win because roughly 3/4ths of the American people believe we are heading in the wrong direction as a nation, and Hillary Clinton represents slogging down the path of that same wrong direction; versus Donald Trump who vows to shake things up. And every time Clinton tries to fearmonger the American people with her demagoguery that Trump is a “loose cannon,” Trump says “That’s right. And I’m going to start firing that cannon at everything that is preventing America from becoming great again.” Obama just played that game – in a reckless, bitterly partisan, demagogic attack on foreign soil no less – claimed that overseas leaders are “rattled” by the prospect of a Trump presidency. Without being able to name even ONE such leader, mind you. And ignoring the fact that every ally of the United States has been way more than “rattled” by the OBAMA presidency. And Trump heard that and basically said, “Good! These leaders have been abusing and exploiting America for years, and it’s a damn good thing if they’re rattled.” You want more of the wrong direction, Hillary is your candidate. She’ll lead you straight to the hell you and your family deserve to rot in.
That thesis is well explained here by a liberal who realizes that prospect of right-direction versus wrong-direction. And is frightened by it. I wrote my own take on that article here.
Obama has utterly failed this country. Obama and Democrats keep boasting of this low 5% unemployment rate. But it has been based month after month with three and four times as many Americans just giving up and abandoning the hope of every getting a job for every American who actually finds a job. The labor participation rate – measuring the percentage of working-age Americans who actually have a damn job – reflects that reality: it has sunk to the lowest level since the nadir of Jimmy Carter’s failed presidency; and things are actually far WORSE than when Carter was president, because most a far larger share of American women stayed at home and managed families and households rather than trying to enter the workforce back then. And if the labor participation rate were what George W. Bush had left Obama in January 2009, we would have double-digit unemployment.
As CNBC reported recently, “the rate for the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged remains stubbornly above prerecession levels.” You need to understand that the “Great Recession” officially ended in June 2009, no thanks to anything Obama did because nothing he’d done had actually done a damn thing by then. And you put those two facts together and Barack Obama’s presidency has not only done nothing for the unemployed and underemployed, but actually made things far WORSE for them. He never helped them at ALL! The Federal Reserve recently reported “that 22% of workers were juggling two or more jobs last year, higher than what government jobs data would suggest. And nearly one out of three Americans said that they have no retirement savings or pension.” They reported “that nearly half of U.S. households reported they would have trouble meeting emergency expenses of just $400.”
Meanwhile, the income-gap has EXPLODED under Obama. The rich have gotten richer and the middle class has vanished under this failed fool.
The people of Venezuela tried socialism and their reward is SEVEN HOUR LINES for groceries with the government-supervised result being empty shelves when you get there. People are eating out of garbage cans because that’s all Obama’s socialist friends can provide for them. THAT is the assured result of continuing to travel in the direction Obama has set for us and Hillary Clinton has vowed to keep us heading in.
Between the colossal failure of ObamaCare, the horrible taxation rates and the godawful regulations and impositions on businesses, people simply cannot find a decent full-time job anymore. And Hillary Clinton promises you that she will take that crap ball and run down the manure field with it and spike that crap ball in the poop zone for a sh*tdown.
I’ll put it this way: there are a lot of people who will ultimately think, “Donald Trump can insult me all he wants. I just want to have a damn job and be able to work without some stupid jackass fascist liberal making that impossible.” And so a lot of people are going to say, “I hate Trump and I’m scared of Trump, but he’s better than a sure thing when that sure thing is a lump of sh*t – and that is exactly what Hillary Clinton is.”
I’ll give a personal story to add truth to that above paragraph. Recently, my 94 year-old next door neighbor – who had lived in that house for over forty years – was heartbroken and devastated when liberal government forced her to dig up her beautiful green lawn that she had her deceased husband had cultivated over all those years. It’s now gravelled and the only water allowed is the tears of an elderly widow. And that’s because some activist liberal turd drove by, saw that lawn, and became offended that somebody was happy on her own property and that was evil. Meanwhile, night after night after night I walk past a government indoctrination center that passes for a “public school.” And night after night after night I see the total indifference of government to do what it forces helpless citizens it oppresses to do. The water main right alongside the sidewalk is just spraying water and has been doing so for MONTHS.
There’s a good ten cubit feet of soil around that main that is just SATURATED from the all the damn wasted water from that constant leak. And no jackass fascist bureaucrat gives a flying damn about it. There are two public schools side-by-side – an elementary school and a middle school – and they BOTH routinely have so many water issues it’s beyond disgusting. But it doesn’t matter who I’ve contacted or what I’ve done; nobody fixes these things for months. Because it’s so far easier for a bureaucracy to harass and oppress an elderly widow than it is for those same jackbooted jackass bureaucrats to get off their own unionized asses and do their damn jobs. Because what’s right for me to impose on thee is to hard to comply with for me. Liberalism is about forcing OTHER people to comply with what they themselves don’t bother to do and then seizing OTHER people’s money to pay for it.
And I’ll tell you what: when my neighbor buckled under the threats of the liberal government, she had to fire her Hispanic gardeners who were paid to come twice a month and take care of that lawn. Because heavy-handed leftist fascist government thugs who are hypocrites to their lying cores took their jobs from them. And who should they vote for??? Should they vote for the liberals who will protect the Delta Smelt at all costs no matter how many human lives and jobs they destroy, or should they vote for the people who would not have cost them to lose their job in the first place???
California liberals – the same damnfools who are responsible for refusing to fix water leaks that cost thousands of gallons a year of wasted water – just where I am walking by – are the same damnfool people who have dismantled dams and emptied reservoirs that we desperately need because of environmentalist policies that are literally just evil. Our water management system is fifty years old and the Democrats who have controlled California politics have steadfastly refused to do ANYTHING to modernize our ability to harness and channel rainfall and snowpack runoff. “Climate change” is not a big deal; it is as old as planet earth and humanity has dealt with it for thousands of years; the true menace to the human race is liberalism and the fools who time and time again put bugs and fish and vermin above human lives.
Vote for Hillery. Vote for hell. Vote for more regulation that is going to strangle more jobs. Vote for more and bigger government that is going to be completely unresponsive to anyone who is not “in” with the politically-connected class.
So that’s one. And it’s a doozy. Hillary promises you that the exact same failed solutions that drove this country into a ditch will get us out when it will dig us even deeper into that ditch. Trump says he’s created tens of thousands of jobs by himself and he understands what entrepreneurs like him need to do the same for millions of Americans who just want to work rather than have a nanny-state give them welfare on the backs of other people.
I thought back over the last fifty years plus and I realize that the American presidency is largely a popularity contest going back to when Kennedy defeated Nixon. In that election, a singular moment defined the trend I am describing:
It’s now common knowledge that without the nation’s first televised debate — fifty years ago Sunday — Kennedy would never have been president. But beyond securing his presidential career, the 60-minute duel between the handsome Irish-American senator and Vice President Richard Nixon fundamentally altered political campaigns, television media and America’s political history. “It’s one of those unusual points on the timeline of history where you can say things changed very dramatically — in this case, in a single night,” says Alan Schroeder, a media historian and associate professor at Northeastern University, who authored the book, Presidential Debates: Forty Years of High-Risk TV. […]
What happened after the two candidates took the stage is a familiar tale. Nixon, pale and underweight from a recent hospitalization, appeared sickly and sweaty, while Kennedy appeared calm and confident. As the story goes, those who listened to the debate on the radio thought Nixon had won. But those listeners were in the minority. By 1960, 88% of American households had televisions — up from just 11% the decade before. The number of viewers who tuned in to the debate has been estimated as high as 74 million, by the Nielsen of the day, Broadcast Magazine. Those that watched the debate on TV thought Kennedy was the clear winner. Many say Kennedy won the election that night.
In other words, if you were listening to that debate – and allowing your mind work unencumbered by your lying eyes – Nixon won. But add in all the visual whiz-bangs, and the image of a handsome, vigorous Kennedy, and Kennedy wiped the floor with Nixon. Because the facts were irrelevant and the image was everything.
And my thesis is that it has been that way ever since.
So let’s go down memory lane, from Reagan v. Carter in 1980. Who had more personality? More charisma? The actor kicked peanut farmer ass. Same thing when the actor destroyed Mondale in 1984. Then we get to his successor, H.W. Bush vs. Dukakis in 1988: well, it wasn’t like H.W. Bush was a “best personality” winner, but compared to the turnip someone named Michael Dukakis? H.W. in a landslide. But then that same H.W. Bush met Bill Clinton in 1992, and the handsome, vigorous man who slickly played saxophone on the hip show Arsenio Hall took the win. And we get to 1996, and who had more personality and charisma? Bill Clinton or Bob Dole, who looked like the angry old man yelling at neighborhood kids to get the hell off his lawn? That brings us to George W. Bush versus the wooden cigar store Indian otherwise known as Al Gore in 2000. And “Dubya” won. Or put it this way: “close is no cigar.” Same thing when “Dubya” took on John Kerry, who sounded like the stiffest and most pompous ass imaginable in 2004. Which brings us to our current national nightmare when a young, hip, charismatic, enigmatic figure named Barack Hussein Obama took on an old, white-haired decrepit named John McCain in 2008. And then took it away again from the GOP’s answer to the aforementioned wooden cigar store Indian when he defeated the chump known as Mitt Romney. And I can only wish that Romney had displayed the fire in his belly against Obama that he has recently displayed trying to take down Trump. And all that Romney has proven is that if you don’t like boring establishment Republican RINOs, vote for Trump because Romney proves Trump aint one.
I’m just saying that the American presidency is largely a personality cult, and who has more personality and charisma: old hag Hillery – whose been a lying politician since dinosaurs walked the earth – or Donald Trump the hero of reality T.V. that brings us back full circle to Kennedy winning because of fake reality television to kick it all off???
I’m declaring that when people start looking at Hillary and The Donald, Trump will exude so much more personality and charisma than the screaming witch that the American people will cast their lot with him. Hillery is actually and able debater, but she simply fails to connect with people because at her core – as her email mess and her secret server proves – she is a paranoid fascist who frankly can’t stand people being able to see her for what she truly is.
We just learn something very telling here through Hillary Clinton’s emails that the FBI managed to save after she tried first to delete emails that she was required by law to preserve and then to try to wipe her secret server that she stored them on to try to bypass any and all public accountability under things like the Freedom of Information Act: namely, she is so paranoid about revealing who she truly is it is beyond unreal. She is THE most tightly scripted control-freak who ever ran for president by far. This is a truly paranoid woman who demanded that her staff be able to examine a high school kid’s introductory remarks before a Clinton appearance. She wants to have tight control over EVERYTHING, including what questions get asked and who gets to ask those questions. Which is why this paranoid, fascist woman has refused to do a single press conference in over half a year (more than 180 days!). Hillary Clinton knows that if you knew who she really was, you would reject her. Whereas Donald Trump is out everywhere talking to anybody.
Hillary Clinton has proven over her entire career that she is the same “Fiefdom Syndrome” heartless, indifferent, tone-deaf lifelong bureaucrat-technocrat politician – especially as epitomized by Benghazi – who couldn’t be bothered to deal with the leaking water mains under her governance. It boils down to the five words, “What difference does it make?”
And the answer is “None at all; IF you want to go in the same miserable failed direction that leads to hell.” Otherwise it makes PLENTY of difference.
And so I predict Hillary will lose. Not because she’s is GODAWFUL (which is WHY she should lose) but because she is BORING. Because of a mindset that has been around for fifty years which has worked for and against both parties and to the betterment as well as the harm of this nation.