Monday, December 19, 2016
HOW DID DJT WIN THE ELECTION?
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, or you've been Christmas shopping or Christmas celebrating, you know that TODAY the electoral college delegates are voting! And it is very likely that Donald J. Trump will be the winner of the Presidential Electoral College election.
Much ta-do has been made trying to stop this victory by Hollywood stars and the disgruntled, but it's been pretty much an activity of "blowing in the wind." Even though the popular vote decided upon HRC, those votes came from CA and NYC and Chicago. IF the popular vote were the determining factor, all those votes in the red states across middle America would be null and void. Candidates would only have to campaign in larger populated cities, leaving out the prairies, north and south.
Even though you may hate it, the Electoral College works and it's here to stay, folks.
Back to my original thought. Donald J. Trump will officially WIN TODAY. HOW in the world did that happen?
I have no reliable hindsight, nor have I ever owned a crystal ball. I think ALL of America was surprised at the outcome of this election, DJT included!!
The ONLY foreshadowing I witnessed in the past few years was the alarming dialogue taking place in the center of America that vastly disagreed with conversations heard by talk show hosts, news people, politicians and those living on the East and West Coasts, Colorado, New Mexico and Illinois. I heard for myself MUCH TALK, but it seemed the middle of the country was speaking Mandarin Chinese and the edges were determined to speak pig-latin. There was NO hearing, no listening, and absolutely no understanding of each others' view point. I lamented to many people over the last 8 years, "No one is listening to anyone else!"
SO.....I've established a very unscientific, unreliable, questionable POLL.
The question, "WHY did you vote for DJT?" (THE most unlikely candidate in modern history.) I asked that all answers be given in one or two words or simple phrases. Here are the results in NO order of importance and without explanation. THESE are the words middle America are/were using over and over again, and these are the words that incited anger and thus a wild-card vote. (I'm sure a list could be made detailing why anyone voted for HRC, but since she lost, I'm not interested.)
Let's title this: The words of Middle America
Supreme Court Vacancies
Planned Parenthood videos
Red line in the sand
Impossible regulations on small businesses
Transgender bathroom law
33,000 deleted e-mails
"What difference does it make?"
Trillions of dollars in debt
War on police force
Supreme Court ruling on Gay Marriage
"Christians will just have to get over it."
White House Rainbow lights
Obama Care Tax and Deductibles
Race Card played by the White House
Bill Clinton in the White House
"I wish she would just stop screaming."
Make America Great Again
American Flag is offensive
Political Correctness has gone too far
War on Women
War on White Men
Well, there you have it, the language of the "winners." These words represent all the conversations that did NOT take place before NOV. 8th. between liberals and conservatives. There was NO attempt to listen, no meeting of the minds, no persuasive debate, just US vs. THEM. I saw nothing but a very confidant attitude that HRC was deserving of reaching her goal, she was qualified, she was experienced, she was a shoe-in, so why bother trying to discuss anything with a basket of deplorables. What a mistake!
This one will go down in the history books and political students will be discussing it for years. (The results of my poll are available and free.)
The only thing we had to consider was the character of each candidate, both very public and both severely flawed.
And now here we are.
Have we learned anything?