The US Republican Party gained the White House and held on to the Senate and House. It added 3 governors to its pre-existing majority of state governors across the country. Here is a closer geographical look at American repudiation of Clinton and outright rejection of Obama’s policies and the elite establishment in Washington DC.
Trump’s Majority Exceeded the Ability of the DP to Cheat
Voter fraud is a routine part of US Democratic Party strategy. And just as in 2012, voter fraud has been prominent in the news for the 2016 cycle. But it just wasn’t enough to bring the elitist candidate — Hillary Clinton — to her lifelong dream. Bill, of course, is totally crushed.
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now Wants to Move to New Zealand
“Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” [Ginsburg] said quoting her husband who died in 2010. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
Hispanic comedian George Lopez said Trump “won’t have to worry about immigration” if he takes the White House because “we’ll all go back.”
Miley Cyrus wrote in an emotional Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. “I am moving if he is president,” the young pop star said. “I don’t say things I don’t mean!”
Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that motherf—er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel. __ More at the link
If Ginsburg Resigns, Trump Will Waste No Time Nominating a Replacement
Peter Thiel issued a call to arms:
“Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump. He has an awesomely difficult task, since it is long past time for us to face up to our country’s problems. We’re going to need all hands on deck.” __ Source
It is highly unlikely that Trump will do even 5% of the controversial acts he promised to do during the campaign. He will not be able to put Hillary in jail, for example, because outgoing President Obama will have pardoned the former first lady.
Pollsters Suffer Huge Embarassment
Only two prominent polling organisations came close to predicting the actual election results — and they were off because they neglected to factor in the amount of polling fraud perpetrated by democratic precinct officials within the inner cities of swing states.
Going into Election Day, a strong majority of pollsters and election modelers forecast that Hillary Clinton would coast to victory, with many predicting she would sweep the battlegrounds and win north of 300 electoral votes.
The final University of Virginia Center for Politics model had Clinton winning 322 electoral votes to 216 for Trump, with Clinton winning Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – all states that she lost.
Liberals lashed out at data guru Nate Silver for giving Trump a 35 percent chance of victory heading into Election Day, claiming he was putting his thumb on the scale for Trump by making the race appear closer than it was.
Of the 11 national polls to be released in the final week of the race, only two – a Los Angeles Times-USC survey and one from IBD/TIPP – showed Trump with the lead.
Here’s How the Demographics Played Out
America is a nation of many economies, but those that produce real, tangible things — food, fiber, energy and manufactured goods — went overwhelmingly for Trump. He won virtually every state from Appalachia to the Rockies, with the exceptions of heavily Hispanic Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, and President Obama’s home base of Illinois.
Some of his biggest margins were in energy states — Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wyoming, North Dakota — where the fracking revolution created a burst of prosperity. Generally speaking, the more carbon-intensive the economy, the better the Republicans did. Many of his biggest wins took place across the energy-producing regions of the country, including Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Idaho, and especially West Virginia, where he won by a remarkable margin of 68% to 27%. The energy industry could well be the biggest financial winner in the election.
Trump either won, or closely contested all the traditional manufacturing states — Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa and even Michigan, where union voters did not support Clinton as they had Obama and where trade was also a big issue. Trump did consistently better than Romney in all these states, even though Romney was a native of Michigan. Perhaps the most significant turnaround was in Ohio, which Obama won with barely 51% of the vote in 2012. This year Trump reversed this loss and won by over seven points.
Agricultural states, reeling from the decline of commodity prices, not surprisingly, also went for the New Yorker.
… Trump owes his election to what one writer has called “the leftover people.” These may be “deplorables” to the pundits but their grievances are real – their incomes and their lifespans have been decreasing. They have noticed, as Thomas Frank has written, that the Democrats have gone “from being the party of Decatur to the party of Martha’s Vineyard.”
Many of these voters were once Democrats, and feel they have been betrayed. And they include a large swath of the middle class, whose fury explains much of what happened tonight. Trump has connected better with these voters than Romney, who won those making between $50,000 and $90,000 by a narrow 52 percent margin. Early analysis of this year’s election shows Trump doing better among these kind of voters. __ http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2016/11/09/donald-trumps-presidenti-victory-demographics/#50c16fb079a8
Donald Trump is not Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan saved the US from a rapid decline similar in many ways to what has taken place under Obama. But Reagan had been involved in politics since his screen guild days, and had served as governor of California for two terms before serving two terms as US President. Trump, by contrast, has traded in real estate and worked in the reality TV industry. He has a lot of learning to do in terms of how the country works and should be working. But Trump is far more capable of learning and making savvy decisions than Hillary Clinton would have been, had she been elected.
The Most Extraordinary Election of Our Lifetime?
The answer depends upon how long your lifetime might have been so far. Certainly Donald Trump upended the expectations of most pollsters, journalists, pundits, investment bankers, celebrities, and effete elitists of all types.
After 30 years of arrogant misrule and wantonly planting the seeds of economic and financial ruin throughout Flyover America, the Wall Street/Washington establishment and its mainstream media tools have been repudiated like never before in modern history. __ David Stockman
The media is comfortable in a world of posturing, media smokescreen, lies, exaggerations, and outright fraud. Trump wanders too closely to reality for their taste.
All in all, it was almost like a real election.
It should be pointed out that during the primaries, Clinton operatives and Democratic Party operatives attempted to influence Republican primary results to help Trump become the Republican nominee — assuming that Trump would be most easily defeated in the generals. That strategy seems to have backfired on them. But then, we should remember that many prominent Republicans in 2008 tried to steer the Democratic nomination to Obama, believing he would be easier to defeat than Hillary Clinton in the general election. Turnabout, fair play, and all that.
Many thanks to Dr. Ted Noel and his Vidzette.com website videos (also on YouTube) dissecting Hillary’s state of health from public information. Here is a recent video discussing the probability that Ms. Clinton has a DBS — something that Al Fin has been suggesting for some time now.