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meme-nostalgic-pity-trainWatching the left’s reaction to the 2016 has been a mixed bag. Most of all we are seeing a full frontal display of the core essence that make up the leftist mindset; immaturity, violence, hatred, narcissism, denial, self-absorption, and entitlement.

It is telling that Washington is spending millions in preparation of the rabble that will soon be swarming the city to protest Trumps inauguration. They have no choice given the violence and millions of dollars of damage done thus far by “protesters”. But note this… While I’m sure this is a banner year, Washington has to spend this kind of money and does this kind of prep EVERY time a Republican takes the oval office (since Nixon). Every time a Democrat is sworn in… the cost and prep is minimal in comparison. Again, it’s telling…

The main thing we are seeing is the left lashing out like wounded animals or exhibiting the first two stages of grief/loss (denial and anger). They latch on to anything and everything to blame and explain what they cannot fathom. Villains and scapegoats abound; Jim Comey, Russian Hackers, Fake News, the Electoral College, and the oldie, goodie, tried and true… racism of the winners and the unwashed who put them there.

They know there must be an explanation of the loss of Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Like O.J. searching for the real killers… they will look everywhere… everywhere except at a Party/ideology out of touch OR a flawed candidate with a flawed message.

I am actually somewhat grateful for the childish display; because for the rest of America it is confirming. Maybe not so much that Donald Trump is the right man at the right time to bring us back from the brink… but that the left isn’t, never was and never will be.

So I’m going to write a few posts on what I’m observing concerning the various aspects of this leftist lashing out, grasping, and blaming.

So let’s get started…


The Electoral College

Let’s start with the Electoral College since it is pretty prominent on the list and relevant since they actually vote tomorrow (Monday 12/19/16).

The Electoral College was one of the first villains latched onto by the flailing left.

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Again exposing the hypocrisy of the left, if the results had been as they expected (and predicted), Hillary winning the Electoral College and losing the popular vote, the left would be extolling the virtues and protections provided by the institution provided by the founding fathers. The left has no fondness for the popular vote, the electoral college or even democracy. They only care about power which they believe they are entitled to.

As punishment for not falling into leftist lockstep, some on the left say the Electoral College must be eliminated and the Presidency decided by popular vote. The electoral college after all is… wait for it… racist. (And you wonder why people roll their eyes when this crap is spouted again and again and again.)

But wait! The left isn’t really sure whether they should attack or embrace the Electoral College (at least for now). On one hand, they instinctively attack it because those numbers didn’t go their way… so it must be abolished. At the same time, they are saying “Wait! the Electoral College IS a safety valve put in place to stop this very thing (Trumps election), so that sane minds could override the ignorant electorate.” Thus the organized efforts to get enough electors to switch and deny Trump the needed count.

Case in point, Martin Sheen (and various other actors from “The West Wing”) produced a video seeking to get electors to change their votes, stating (as a group)…

“Republican members of the Electoral College, this message is for you. As you know, our Founding Fathers built the Electoral College to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is to an eminent degree and down with the requisite qualifications. I’m not asking you to vote for Hillary Clinton — just don’t vote for Trump… As you know, the Constitution gives electors the right to vote for any eligible person. Any eligible person — no matter which party they belong to. By voting your conscience, you and other brave Republican electors can give the House of Representatives the option to select a qualified candidate for the presidency… What is evident is that Donald Trump lacks more than the qualifications to be president. He lacks the necessary stability and clearly the respect for the Constitution of our great nation….

See… right there, that’s insulting. The balls it takes for a bunch of leftist actors to turn to the Constitution (which they pretty well detest) as the means of thwarting an election is phenomenal. But using the charge that the man who won is unfit because he lacks “respect for the Constitution of our great nation” is beyond the pale. To make this assertion after supporting Barack Hussein Obama for eight %^$#ing years! Hypocrites one and all!

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Sheen (and his ilk) pledge that anyone who votes their way will go “down in the books as an American hero,” will “have my respect.”

Which gets back to a basic biblical truth electors should consider. If the world loves you, you are of the world. The last thing I would want would be the admiration and respect of these shallow, worldly, @ssholes. They’re not interested in you, justice, democracy, or the Constitution; they just want power for their side.

So my stance is… let the left scream, stomp, curse, knash their teeth, rend their garments, and show their collective @sses… well, I mean more than usual… Once this little scheme fails (tomorrow 12/18/16), they’ll be ready to toss aside the evil, racist, Electoral College that just a breath ago was designed to “safeguard the American people”.

Side Note: In fact, the Electoral College was put in place as a compromise to get the small states (what would have been fly-over country back then) to approve the Constitution. Without it, those states would have been ignored in the grand scheme of national elections and politics. AND those (very valid) concerns should still worry fly-over country today. Luckily the Electoral College is literally Constitutional, making it nie-impossible to be rid of it. Good.

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polls-states-2016Narayana Kocherlakota of Bloomberg just wrote a piece reprimanding the public for complaining that the polls were wrong in the 2016 Presidential election. Obviously we’re idiots who don’t understand what polls are and how statistics work. We seem to “confuse (statistical) forecasts with fortune-telling”.

Ahhh… it’s all our fault for not being as smart at Narayana Kocherlakota and other “expert” pollsters.

After informing us of our failures of intellect, Narayana then uses a sport analogy to try and educate us about how statistics works, then he offers another on a business decision concerning advertising, and finally a real life example of how Hillary Clinton used polls to decide not to campaign in Wisconsin.

His final point is that polls are really just a tool used by the campaigns and can’t be right 100% of the time, so we should just get over it. Move along… nothing to see here…

The key mistake Narayana makes in his attempt to inform and educate the idiotic public is that he doesn’t address our actual complaint. One that’s been around for years on the right, and that the left is getting a taste of now that it bit them on the posterior. The obvious question is why does Narayana not address the real complaint? Does he not know or does he just choose to ignore it? Both are indefensible.

So… in an attempt to educate Narayana… We, the public, are not pissed that the polls were wrong. We are pissed at WHY the polls were wrong. Why being that the science behind statistics and probability is constantly diluted with bias and opinion so as to produce bad results and an inferior product.

Statistics and probability are indeed used by the campaigns. They are also presented to the public as information/news. These two sets of polls are (obviously) separate products; one used to make decisions and one used as a form of news to be presented and consumed. It is the later product that the public been consumed and reviewed to be of poor quality. Consumers have a habit of doing that with products; just check out Amazon. We have also issued our complaint as to what we think is wrong with the product only to be ignored (and from looks of it will continue to be ignored at Bloomberg).

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To offer proof of my point that the product (polls offered as news) are inferior when it doesn’t have to be, let me follow Narayana’s example and offer a real life illustration.

In the waning days of the election, the Clinton campaign put all of its efforts (Hillary, Obama, Bill, etc…) in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania. These are blue states, not toss-ups. These are states that always have been safe Democratic strongholds. And the polls indicated they would remain so in this election… ALWAYS forcasting a Clinton lead from day one.

If the Clinton campaign used these news polls as a tool to make campaign decisions, they would have marked them in the safe column and concentrated on toss-up states… but they didn’t. WHY? Because they didn’t use these news polls. They used their campaign polls. When they used unbiased and un-opinionated statistics (or pure science if you will), it told them something completely different. Their actions proved one thing… THEY KNEW the polls for public consumption were wrong.

So if the campaign polls were managed well enough to tell Hillary she was in trouble in safe blue states, it proves that it is possible to execute the science of statistics in a manner that produces more reliable and sound results. Given that fact it is easy to conclude that the Main Stream Media (including Bloomberg) is making a conscience decision NOT to do that; not to provide a superior product.

And for that, they have been called out… and deservedly so.

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I can’t help but give a few drive-by TexasLynn insights into the Trump 2016 Presidential victory.

First, to reiterate, I was not a Trump supporter (as many who read my blog know). I was even less of a Hillary supporter, and slightly less for Johnson (Libertarian), and Stein (Nutso/Green).

Trump’s election is the worst possible outcome… except for all the rest.

(See the conclusion of where we go from here…)

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What Trump’s Election Means:
The following is a bullet point list of what Donald Trumps’ election means; what those who put him in office are trying to say to the world and to their leaders. There seems to be

  1. This is a repudiation of multiculturalism
  2. This is a repudiation of globalization (same as the Brexit vote)
  3. This is a repudiation of the establishment elites (GOP, Democrats, Media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, etc…)
  4. This is a repudiation of Obama and his legacy (see more below)
  5. This is a repudiation of Clinton (all things Clinton)
  6. This is a repudiation of the status quo (see change below)
  7. This is a primal scream for change… CHANGE! (Can you hear me now?!)

What Trump’s Election Doesn’t Mean:
Lest we read into this what we want…

  1. This is not an embrace of conservatism (Donald Trump and his policies are not conservative)
  2. This is not a repudiation of liberalism (I wish it was…)

newspaper-trump-winsWhy He Won:
Elections are more and more divisions of urban vs. rural mindsets. That’s bad news for us rural guys. We’re outnumbered and it’s only going to get worse. Our only hope for influence is for the urban turnout to be muted and for rural turnout to be impassioned. If urban turnout is average or better… it doesn’t matter what we do… they win. Luckily urban turnout is often muted in off-year elections and that, I think, is what happened here. Normal urban voters (particularly blacks) were not inspired by Hillary.

Hillary Knew:
Now this is hindsight, but I really should have seen the signs that a Trump victory was in the works. In my defense, that is hard to do with the entirety of the main stream media (MSM) (and to a lesser extent the minute conservative media); screaming “it’s a done deal”.

There were three signs in the past few days indicating that Trump was likely to win and that Hillary (including her campaign, and the Obama administration) knew it.

  1. Hillary canceled the fireworks over New York. She would not have done that had she not known there was trouble ahead.
  2. (And this is the big one) Every big name Democrat (Obama, Hillary, Bill, Biden, etc…) were campaigning in blue states the last few days of the election. That (in hindsight) was a desperate defensive play (and the proof that they knew). It would have been like Trump having to come and campaign in Texas. If you as a Republican must defend Texas, all is lost. If you, as a Democrat have to defend Michigan or Pennsylvania… all is lost.
  3. (And this is the most consistent bellwether one) TexasLynn thought it was without a doubt going to be a Clinton victory. TexasLynn is never (or at best seldom) right about these things. 🙂

hugsBringing the Nation Together:
Everybody is talking about how, now, the future President must try to bring the nation together. It sounds nice, and both sides of the aisle like to say and hear it. But, really… As a nation, we’re just too divided. I’m just not that interested in pretending.

Obama and the left may have parroted the words early in 2008, but you dam sure didn’t see them doing something as stupid as acting on it. I’m OK with that. “Elections have consequences.” Say the words, but do what you got to do.

Want to be the first to extend the olive branch? Want to hope we can have less rancor and demonization on both sides of the aisle? OK, make the offer. I just don’t see it as even in the nature of the left. So work together and actually compromise where you can… but other than that… push on.

Left - Liberal - Rabid - Hate AmericaThe Left:
This is one of the few times every few years that I make an effort to watch the MSM. I admit the guilty pleasure of watching them rend their garments and lash out at the uneducated, unwashed, racist, sexist, backwards, basket of deplorables… who just gave them a screwing.

The left over the past eight years has celebrated unconstitutional dictates from the oval office with the excuse that “if Congress won’t act then the President must/should”. Do they still hold that view? If you are changing these types of views dependent upon if you’re guy holds the office, then 1) you’re an idiot and 2) you’re a hypocrite.

Is there some glimmer of hope that the left will actually return to supporting the checks and balances between the three branches of government (if they ever did)? Sure… for four/eight years… but can we ever hope they’ll have the wisdom to see this is the way we should always govern. I admit my doubts that they can make that leap.

Also… get ready for real leftist contortions. In just two short months, the idea that “opposition is racist” will transform into “opposition is virtuous”.

People - Obama, Barack - Mickey Mouse EarsObama:
Trump’s election pretty well cements the legacy of Obama as a failure. This didn’t have to be the case, but was a political decision made by Obama (and the left) during his tenure. Law (passed by Congress and signed by the President) is law. Executive orders and fiats, with the stroke of a pen endure (or wiped away) just as easily by the next guy. If it’s your guy/gal, you’re golden; if not, it’s the bed you made.

If you choose to govern in this manner, you risk your legacy being wiped away (like with a cloth or something) in the same manner by the next administration. And… it should be. If you choose not to work within the framework of the Constitution, then your policy deserves the same respect (or lack thereof) you afforded the rule of law.

Obama’s signature accomplishment, Obamacare, too should suffer a similar fate (as his executive fiats). While actually passed by Congress (into law), it was done so with no opposition input, was by design deceptive, and once in practice a disaster. It should be ripped up by the roots and thrown on the ash heap of history. That said, it will be up to Trump and the Republicans to come up with something that actually works and helps. Let’s see if they can do any better.

So that’s Obama’s legacy. A repudiation of pretty well eight years of trudging along at best. Eight years of the world getting more and more dangerous for America and her interests. The man was a boob, and history will record him as such.

people-clinton-bill-and-hillaryHillary and Bill:
Hillary and Bill Clinton are co-conspirators in an organized crime ring; selling influence and worse from the State Department for many years. The Clinton Foundation was the means of access, the means of funneling, and the means of laundering the money.

“When the director of the F.B.I. laid bare her gross negligence for arrogantly setting up her own email system while secretary of state and announced there would be no prosecution, you could hear the heavens thunder for justice. Not since O.J. Simpson had someone so obviously guilty by the facts, walked away.” — Kevin Dowd, Maureen Dowd’s more conservative brother

But we have a tradition of peaceful transition of power. We do not jail our opponents after an election. We should err on the side of freeing the guilty in order to maintain that practice.

My advice for Trump is to let the justice system (the FBI) run its course with no interference or input on his part.

Now the Obama Justice Department has rigged the system and protected the Clintons so far. That obstruction needs to be rectified once Lynch is gone. One of the main impediments put in place is the DOJ refusal of allowing a grand jury to be seated; which gives more leverage in investigating wrong-doing.

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FBI director Comey has been an idiot throughout this whole ordeal, BUT… if it is Trump’s gut feel that Comey has been on the up-and-up… then I would allow him (and more importantly the career FBI investigators) to continue the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

But, to be honest, we’ve reached a point where a special prosecutor needs to pick this up and bring it to a conclusion. Trump should seek Democratic input in this process (like selecting someone as impartial as possible) as an olive branch. If they refuse, or (as is more likely) seek to demagogue and obfuscate the process then %$#@ them, and move forward making the process as honest and transparent as possible.

So.. make sure the process is fair and let it take its course. While that works its way through the system… Shut up about it until the results are in and then live with those results (no matter what they are) and move on.

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Now assuming there were an indictment (and/or conviction) in the future. And I understand that’s a big IF. There is already talk of a pardon. That’s the President’s call… BUT I would say that no pardon should be on the table unless there were some public admission of guilt and some display of contrition.

All of this may be mute based on the fact that President Barack Hussein Obama still has two plus months left in office. I wouldn’t put anything past that man…

The time left in the Clinton’s allotment of fame (well beyond the 15 minutes of mere mortals) are not going to be pleasant ones. Not for the public, not for them. Nor should they be… (the heavens want what they want). But even Clinton’s supporters, apologists, and protectors wish they would just go away now… so quickly they turn on you when you fail them…

“The Clintons remind me of the Universal horror movies where you thought the monster was dead and then the monster would show up in a bad sequel. I’m glad now that they’re finally gone.” — Maureen Dowd, New York Times

The Market:
Dow futures were down 600-700 points the night of the election when it became obvious that Trump had won. By this morning, everything had stabilized. Why? Because the conjecture arose that NOW the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates.

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This is further proof that the entire 18K stock market is built on a bubble of artificially low interest rates (the horrendous Fed policy). This basically means for almost a decade the Federal government has kept money cheap so as to make it possible to maintain huge deficits. All this on the backs of people who save and are retired (aka, the responsible). It’s is delinquent and immoral.

It will hurt (the economy). It will hurt a lot. But this needs to be rectified… before it’s too late.

The Polls:
In the last Presidential cycle (Obama/Romney), I didn’t believe the polls and they ended up being right. (I found it inconceivable that we would elect such a boob for President… TWICE.) This time, I believed the polls (partly because of their accuracy last time) AND they were wrong. (I think they fell for the same bias I did last time.)

A good half or more of the polls are less concerned with accuracy than with pushing voters in a particular (mostly left) direction. A few are actually interested in the scientific prediction of what is statistically likely to happen. Unfortunately, it is generally hard to know which is which. (Though if you see an MSM tag on one… you can pretty well easily classify and dismiss it.)

OK, so the polls were wrong this time, and giving them the benefit of the doubt (on bias), why were they so wrong?

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The theory I am most apt to believe is that their samples were corrupted by the distrust and disdain conservatives and Trump supporters have for the main stream media and by extension the polls.

I’ll admit it right now. If a pollster approached me, the first thing I would want to know is who he was affiliated with… and the answer to THAT question would affect my answers to his questions. No answer to my question on affiliation equals no answer to his; and any association to the MSM will likely result in me either 1) refusing to participate or 2) lying to them. The increasing prevalence of this attitude makes it harder and harder for these guys to gather the data their models are so dependent on.

I hope this is the reason, and I hope this problem continues.

Conclusion:
Again, I will follow the lead of others and start with a clean slate. I’ll do my best to maintain an open mind and allow Trump to lead and govern. I hope he turns things around, since I and a majority of this nation think we are headed in the wrong direction. As we move forward, I’ll call balls and strikes as I see ‘em… I hope that four years from now, I am a Trump convert.

I can’t claim to be optimistic, but I can give my hopes and prayers to the man. God speed…

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Donna Brazil

Donna Brazil (former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Clinton crony) had an op-ed in USA Today complaining that the GOP plan for 2012 is to stop people from voting. Specifically those dastardly republicans are trying to stop minorities, the young, and the old from voting.

Her main complaint (though she has many) is that the GOP is passing photo-id in state after state, that requires voters to provide a photo-ID before you can vote. That’s it.

Donna and the rest of the left claim this is an unfair requirement disproportionally affecting minorities, etc…

Let’s take a few of her arguments point by point…

Donna: From coast to coast, the GOP is engaged in what appears to be a coordinated, expensive effort to block voters from the polls.

Answer: Agreed. They are trying to block votes from non-citizens, criminals, and other people who do not have a legal right to vote. While I do agree that the people who illegally vote do vote overwhelmingly Democrat; it’s still an issue of stopping criminal behavior.


Donna: GOP legislators are on the move, from a sweeping rewrite of Florida’s election laws … Among other things, this bill would (1) slash early voting from 14 days down to 8 … (2) impose fines on voter registration drives for all completed voter registration forms that are not returned to the state within 48 hours (instead of 10)… (3) Voters who had moved to another county (potentially millions of people) would not be able to update their addresses at the polls on Election Day. Under the proposed law, these voters would have to cast a provisional ballot, which used to be cast when a voter’s eligibility was questioned. Such ballots sometimes are not counted.

Answer:
(1) Early voting: 14 days down to 8… that’s your complaint… It sounds like Florida is trying to save a little money. If you can’t vote in 8 days, 8 DAYS… you’re an idiot and don’t need to vote.
(2) Voter Registration Drives turn in forms within 48 hours: OK, you’re an organized drive… you’ve got the forms in hand… there nothing more you need to do to them other than turn them in. In fact, IF you did something to them; you would be breaking the law. So instead of placing them in a box in a corner for 8 days the state wants you to just go ahead and turn them in. How unreasonable. (The real issue is these organizations will now have less time to stuff those registration forms with forged ones.)

(3) Voters who moved must cast provisional ballot which are sometimes not counted: Again Donna misinforms you by selectively omitting key information. Provisional ballots are the last to be counted (generally because they must be counted by hand). They ARE counted ONLY when the election is close enough that they can make a difference. If Candidate A beat Candidate B by 20,000 votes and there are only 10,000 provisional ballots… there is no need to go through the expense of counting them. If every provisional ballot was for Candidate B, he still loses. The same is often done for overseas military ballots, but you don’t hear Donna complaining about them. And her claim that this moving rule would affect “potentially millions of people” in Florida is just stupid. Florida’s population is just under 20 million. To affect millions, 1 out of every 10 people in the state would have to move.


Donna: In the states pushing for strict photo ID requirements, Republican lawmakers have argued that voter impersonators need to be stopped. Yet in Ohio or Wisconsin — two swing states where GOP legislatures are pushing for mandates — there is no record of this ever happening.

Answer: Just Ohio and Wisconsin? I ask because just above in the op-ed you said the GOP was implementing “rules for photo identification in Ohio, Wisconsin, North Carolina and more than 20 other states.” So out of the 23 states, you found 2 that had no study of this ever happening. This is just another example of inferring a lie with a small fact (if the small fact is even true?).

When it comes down to it, there is major voter fraud in this country; especially in the urban areas and it is overwhelmingly controlled by the Democrats and their operatives. And because it benefits them, the Democratic Party’s attitude is right, wrong, and the law be damned.


Donna: (Donna implies that minorities, the young, and the old will not be able to vote because they can’t get photo-ids) and then explains that “In the four years since Indiana passed the nation’s first such requirement, it has spent more than $10 million to provide free state ID cards.”

Answer: Donna completely ignores logic here. The disenfranchised can’t get these cards… and look how much it costs in a state that implemented the program in which they did get these cards. Yes, Donna, there is a cost to enforcing the law. That doesn’t mean you don’t enforce it. There is a cost to enforcing laws against theft, rape, and perjury too.


Conclusion:
Donna says “these voting hurdles won’t improve the integrity of our elections, but they will change the face of the electorate.” Actually these efforts will and should do both. Heaven forbid we put up some barriers to curtail how they vote in Barack Obama’s home town of Chicago; EARLY and OFTEN.

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