From HuffPo …..
Well, no, the votes aren’t all in, yet. And, the margin is so slim one can’t tell. But, go ahead with the meme. It doesn’t matter because that’s not what elects a president in the US.
Their tears are delicious!
I would say that some people simply don’t understand what “democracy” is. But, perhaps, there are many on the Dim side who do understand what democracy is, and wish to inflict it upon the rest of us. Our founding fathers put a system in place to protect us from democracy. As Ben Franklin described it, “democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner.” May we never see democracy imposed upon the US.
However, because of the split in the popular vote, this may not be the watershed moment it appears to be at first blush. Whether it is or isn’t entirely depends on how Trump leads this nation.
Upon reflection, it’s strange for me. It’s conflicting. While I’m very glad Hillary didn’t get in, and hopeful Trump will make good on his promises, the way it happened disappoints me a bit.
As most people here would know, I have been and continue to be an advocate for more political parties. This election clearly demonstrated the need for alternative parties on both sides of the spectrum. And, while the Repub party will likely be in turmoil for a while, the Dim party will be an absolute mess for a longer period of time. Trump’s ascension through the Repub party pretty much eliminates any chance of an alternative conservative party for quite some time.
For now, the question is can Trump heal the wounds inflicted upon the Repubs enough that they can govern together? Repubs kept both the House and the Senate. (And, will probably keep the Senate next midterm.) But, to effectively govern, they all have to be on the same page.
I have no illusions that the Dims will be a party to stand in loyal opposition. Most of the Dims have demonstrated their loathing for all ideas American. OTOH, if the Dims didn’t get the message from their own people, they’ll be losing elections for a long time to come.
So, how did the polls get it so wrong?
Well, to be honest, I don’t really know. My thought is that it was a combination of things. Probably most importantly was the closet Trumpers. There was no way to gauge how many were out there, the polling couldn’t see them. Also, and I got a kick out of this ….. at the start of the night, last night, the “experts” started with droning about how many minorities were showing up to vote, and simply assumed they were all voting Dim. I swear it looked like Fox was about to call the election for Hillary before the votes started to come in. CNN, as well. The assumption was that only white rednecks would show up for Trump.
But, what also can’t be overstated is the lack of enthusiasm from the left. Again, to be honest, I believe had they picked Sanders it would have been an entirely different response from the left. Instead, they picked Hillary who seemed to stand for nothing other than the ‘status quo’. Well, that’s not going to excite a leftist. Trump, OTOH, stood for changing the system. It was quite fascinating to see the never Trumpers reluctantly get on board.
One of the things I’m most optimistic about is the future of the Supreme Court! If Trump stands by his list of potential jurists, then we will have a decent SCOTUS for years to come!
My parting thought (I’m still reeling from the late night and all the beer I consumed …….. missed 1/2 day of work!!!!) is that we need to hold Trump’s feet to the fire in regards to the wall. He will get great resistance from both sides. The people who put him where he is today must constantly remind him of this. If we get an effective wall and a sane immigration policy, along with a literal constitutionalist SCOTUS I will consider Trump’s term as a great success.
I pray God will grant him the wisdom necessary to effectively lead this nation.
In the meantime ……. find the people clamoring for this ……
and relentlessly mock them!!!!!