Saturday, December 03, 2016
(12/03/2016 07:30:00 AM) - Al
It's been almost a month, and I still have not seen a single Dem admit their real, actual problems:
1. Blacks simply did not turn out for an old white woman like they did for a young, black man. And, Trump nearly doubled the black vote too.
2. Hillary was a very flawed candidate.
2a. While the left still mysteriously blames "racism," almost beyond belief (because many counties that voted for Obama 1-2 times voted Trump?), the fact white women voted against a white woman tells you pretty much all you need to know about her lack of likability.
3. The campaign's focus was on everything except the economy. Many people vote with their wallet. The left's focus on social issues was also hurt by the fact Trump is by far the most gay friendly and most liberal GOP primary winner since...who? Ford? Ike?
4. People who decided late chose Trump at an almost 2-1 clip, remarkable for a group that, by pure definition, should be close to 50/50. This includes many who planned to vote for Johnson/Stein, who barely got a third of what the polls guessed a couple weeks before the vote. Most attribute this to the fact Hillary's ads were almost strictly negative (only 8% mentioned the economy) and Trump's were split about 50/50 between positive/negative (35% mentioned the economy).
And I have pointed out often, the longer they ignore this stuff, the better it is for the GOP. Also, the more they whine about the results, and call Trump voters (even the reluctant Trump voters) stupid, the more those that crossed over (Trump won independents easily, a group that, depending on factors, includes those who "usually" vote one way or another.) might well decide they have no interest in going back and joining those spoil sports. Every single cabinet pick has been labeled as a racist, or anti semitic, or both...even those that are black or Jewish.
What's that old saying...when everyone is racist, no one is racist? I'm sorry, but when you call the greatest surgeon of our time "stupid" and "racist" (Ben Carson is a black man, to those unaware.) odds are, levelheaded folk are going to shake their heads. From what I can tell, Steve Bannon's supposed "bigotry" is related to hearsay from his ex wife during divorce proceedings and child custody battles. I'm sorry, but when you've lost unabashedly biased Anderson Vanderbilt, you've lost the left.
By the way, if you question this, remember when I said the protests would end quickly once it got a bit nippy outside? What's happened in the last 7-10 days?
Colder weather = vandals and the ill behaved drinking $5 coffees and cuddling under blankets in subsidized housing. They're a dedicated bunch until it gets slightly uncomfortable. Then, you're on your own.
12/03/2016 07:30:00 AM