Category Archives: Election 2016
I usually only watch the national news at the gym. There, it’s muted and requires reading closed-captioning.
Nowadays, I only want news in the background of my day and life. It should only be on while I’m busy doing something else.
I gain nothing from sitting around watching the news, or reading a paper anymore. It’s been thus ever since 2007.
It was then that the entire media began deifying a man they were determined to make the so-called first Black President.
Once that was accomplished, they could proceed to either make him a messiah or antichrist, depending on their Political Church affiliation.
But there were tabloid and gossipy rumors that persist to this day…or as some people would call today, “fake news”.
Depending on who you ask, Barack Hussein Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim who attended Columbia University as a foreign exchange student.
Not only that, he’s either a closeted homosexual or former male hustler who married a woman that was once a man.
And yet, despite this onslaught of fake news, Obama won the Democratic candidacy… and became President.
In 2012, he became the first candidate since Dwight David Eisenhower to win over half the popular vote in two Presidential elections.
To be certain, an adoring media and White guilt played a big role in the Obama wins. But fake news clearly did not.
Obama defeated three candidates who voters were lukewarm about at best, ran energetic, compelling campaigns against them, and won.
That’s how it’s happened in virtually every election since 1964. And yes, that’s what happened in 2016.
Incidentally, the most recent election stands out primarily because the top two candidates both had tons of true baggage on display.
Next time, I’ll get into the one group of people who did more damage to Hillary Rhodam Clinton’s campaign than even her Republican rival.
Of course, these people would never admit to spreading “fake news”… or anything else they’re responsible for.
Eddie Long and Ted Haggard did not hate homosexuals. They just railed against men who were open and honest about doing things they tried to sneak and do.
Long and Haggard may have been richer in their heyday than their foes, but they weren’t freer. In the end, they were also revealed as more treacherous.
Because of their duplicity, their congregants turned on them, Churchianity became a joke, and gays got federally-recognized marriage.
Some people will stay with an outed associate. They’re too close to them to leave, or can always bring up the exposed loved one’s indiscretion to their advantage.
Most will just get the hell away from them. Trust and integrity mean more to them than mutual exploitation.
That’s why Eddie Long and Ted Haggard wound up losing so many, but managed to keep a using few. That’s also a lot of what happened on November 8, 2016.
Donald John Trump survived a media maelstrom over his own faults, Republican dissent, and a far better financed opponent to win the 45th U.S. Presidency.
He deserves props for that. But his biggest move was outing his most vocal opponents, particularly Hillary Rhodam Clinton’s surrogate campaigners.
As foul as his rhetoric was, he was able to show that those preaching love and tolerance online were, on the down low, just like him, if not worse.
Social justice warriors routinely called those who disagree with them house niggers, cunts, and faggots. They trashed college campuses and cities over opposing speakers.
They thought others would feel compelled to stay with them out of ignorance, loyalty, or even mutual usury… you know, like Ed and Ted assumed with their congregants.
Well, they didn’t. Many stayed at home or voted for others, including the official super-villain Trump.
What should have been the beginning of a one-brand matriarchy was not prevented by the Russians or moved polling centers.
Trump won from, among other things, Democrats seeing their candidate’s mouthpieces as they were, refusing to be two-faced like them.
Donald Trump is simply a more honest version of the #NotMyPresident crowd. These people should come out of the closet, and embrace who they are.
They hate Donald Trump about as much as Eddie Long and Ted Haggard hated d!ck. Their words speak against him, but their actions prove otherwise.
Next time: Colin Kaepernick and Milo Yiannopolous. Their tumbles prove the election is OVER.
I’ve said it before, and will stand by it: The 2016 Election was supposed to be Watergate 2.0. Donald Trump was deliberately built up to be a modern-day George McGovern.
He was the politically weakest candidate in that whole Republican candidate pool, and the DNC saw him as a pushover that would lead to a 1972 Richard Nixon-style Hillary landslide.
And just like in 1972, the consequences of any questionable activities done for or by the odds-on favorite were to be stifled until after the historic win- when they’d hopefully vanish.
That was the plan, anyway. But it went awry on so many levels. The pro-Hillary folks, and even more so, the anti-Trump crowds, were sloppy as hell.
Not only did cable news outlets and The New York Times, which are supposed to have some semblance of impartiality, campaign for Hillary, they openly went against Trump.
The keyboard warriors on social media that spout about love online often revealed themselves to just as bigoted as Trump may be when they’re offline.
And they really f*cked up denouncing anybody, mainly blue-collar fellow Democrats, for agreeing with even one point of the Trump platform as ignorant racists.
With a race between two very low-regarded candidates, Democrats were in no position to alienate anybody. They needed others a lot more than others needed them.
But the first chance they got to get away from the psycho ex, just enough people in just enough places took the chance and put some space between them, willing to risk the consequences.
In the end, Hillary won the popular vote, but her most vicious, vocal supporters turned a lot of people against in all demographics against them, not just the White working-class.
Some went for Donald McGovern, others went third-party, and some stayed home, so not to be associated with the election period. Regardless, they could have made Hillary Nixon number 45.
After months of creating the ultimate punching bag, this election was literally theirs to lose. And they did.
Next post: Living in a Material World…
I’m making this last post before the 2016 Election a Random Thoughts edition. I’m SO over it, and have a ton of stuff going on personally. I’ll cover that in the year-end post.
I have never, ever longed for an election to be done as I have with this one. It’s the most desperate, negative, and outright contrived campaign season I’ve ever seen.
The GOP candidate is absolutely right that this election is rigged. And his ascendancy to main super-villain is the clearest example of that.
The DNC candidate had to have said super-villain as an antagonist, but SHE’S her own toughest opponent.
The last 16 months have had an obvious story line in play. The woman is supposed to slay the evil man-dragon. What if America breaks character, and the dragon wins?
The DNC has their woman, and the GOP has their loose-cannon pop culture star. Together, they’ve been in the public eye for over 60 years, and have the baggage to prove it.
Are the days of slowly building candidates into national winners over? It worked as recently as eight years ago.
Are people all over the Internet praising their candidates because they actually like them, or because they want to drag others down with them as they make bad choices?
And why is it that most of the defense of one candidate consists of tearing down the other?
Are “undecided” voters actually such, or are they, as is so often the case this time, just too ashamed to admit who they like?
And finally… Who’s going to be the next great bad guy in 2020? Mike Rowe? Caitlyn Jenner? Jake from State Farm?
Well… go on and vote. Enjoy. And by the way, we all know the narrative demands the woman win, but just for the hell of it, I’m putting money on the orangeman. Any takers?