A proper assessment of election results by those media pundits, those who have created a safe space for themselves within the boundaries of Washington DC, and cannot, have not or will not experience the world outside of the ‘beltway,’ leaves much to the imagination and certainly could their judgement if they have any at all.
Even as I write I can envision them hanging onto their TV’s sets watching CNN so they can, hopefully, make a judgement call within a matter of seconds of what they might hear from Wolf Blitzer breathlessly waiting for Trump’s collapse and Clinton’s victory.
They live in their own dystopian world of gainful employment, good restaurants and bars, pretty women and influence peddling, not at all understanding the real world outside their safe zone. It’s different out there. It’s a jungle and the people know why. Corruption, corruption and corruption.
Pollsters don’t seem to want to include that niggeling little ‘something else’ matter into their calculations. They can’t measure it, they can’t gauge it, but they all suspect something is out there, like a Great White Shark, ready to ruin their day.
The answer has always been in the rally turnouts for the candidates, Thousands, in five figures for every Trump rally, some people waiting for hours in hot sun or cold rain to get a chance to cheer their champion. Clinton could barely round up hundreds and sometimes less than one hundred to her rally’s, unless they were paid homeless folks off the streets or bussed in from nearby large cities.
Their assumptions, based on the recorded history of previous elections, demographic changes and rumor, leaves them bereft of real knowledge. They do not see the destructive forces of the unaffordable no care act, the excessive spending on needless programs, the lying, cheating and stealing going on under their noses. If they do see they remain silent so they too don’t lose their comfortable situation of easy living.
These elections, like all previous elections, are driven by polls, conducted by experts whose next job depends upon the accuracy of their guessing correctly. The major media outlets want to be first to project this state or that going for this candidate or that, like it’s an exclusive. They too live and die by the accuracy of their guessing.
The people have become alerted to pollsters and will as often lie to them just for the pure fun of it. Exit polls are particularly odious and inaccurate leaving baffled pollsters wondering where they went wrong.
The evenings of election days are naturally spent watching poll results being announced while the media pundits fill the void of silence with pithy remarks, questions of other pontificators, and brow furrowing comments of usually a totally useless nature. And we stayed glued to our sets.
As I sit here at my machine, the NY Times predicts a Trump win, while Frank Luntz, a fairly accurate pollster, predicts a Clinton presidency. It’s not even 11:00pm EST and yet final predictions are attempted.
History tells us no candidate has won the presidency without taking Ohio. Trump, apparently, has taken Ohio.
The only accurate poll is the one announced when a precinct closes and its votes are counted. In my County in the North Georgia mountains, the counting is over with the highest voter turnout ever and Trump won with 82.3%, much higher than Romney at 72% four years ago.
Georgia was never in contention, another trick used by parties to fool voters into staying home is to propagandize, with polls, a ‘no hope’ idea for the opposing candidate. Democrats have been saying for months Georgia was going pink if not totally blue. Ain’t gonna happen folks.
It’s 11:00pm and I’m tired and I’m going to bed. I’ll finish this up in the morning when the count is done.
4:30am: I couldn’t stand it any longer. Thank God we’re finished with the Clinton’s, except for arranging the dismantling of their criminal empire and their prosecution for high crimes and misdemeanors.
I believe any fortune the Clinton’s may still have will be sucked up by the lawyer class defending the indefensible.
Welcome to a new direction and a new world. Welcome President (elect) Donald Trump.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, let’s get started.