The Democrats are in a state of denial about Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. They are so arrogant that they could not conceive of losing, thinking rather of a landslide victory. Hillary did not even prepare a concession speech so she had to go into hiding on election night. The main stream media are just as perplexed. By any measure when you look at all races, including State races, it was an overwhelming victory for the GOP. Below is a map that shows that with the exception of the two coasts the country is dominantly Republican.
When you look at it by county it is even more illustrative.
A look at the numbers is helpful.
The press and many Democrats focus on the fact that Trump lost the popular vote, a totally meaningless metric. Trump did fall short of Clinton’s total by 1.3 million votes, but if you take out California votes Trump has a 2.1 million vote edge. This illustrates the brilliance of our Founding Fathers. They created a Republic, not a Democracy to avoid the tyranny of a few and to preserve the powers of the States. Sadly there are many Americans who are not aware of this fact because our schools no longer teach American history.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign blames the loss on the racism of the white population. This is so ridiculous and desperate. Barack Obama was elected twice as our President and attracted a high percent of white votes. Plus Trump won Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin, States that Obama won. Are they all of a sudden racist States? Hillary did not even campaign in Wisconsin. The Party just cannot accept the fact that they ran a terrible candidate who is now a two time loser. Clinton ran a campaign of “I’m with Her” rather than providing substantive proposals to help spur economic growth, protect our border and put back the record number of Americans that are out of a job back to work. The Democrats after the 2014 election felt that they did not need the white middle class voters. Her calling Trump supporters part of a basket of “deplorables” was very telling, and a slip made through arrogance.
Barack Obama was hailed as the first post-racial President of the United States when he was first elected. He said that he would bring together all Americans. We were going to have a golden age of positive race relations. Obama’s words, however, were quite different after assuming office. He has a track record of condemning police involved in shootings that involve blacks before the facts of the case are in. This began with the 2009 arrest of Professor Henry Gates when he called the actions of the police as stupid. In 2012 he used the Travon Martin shooting to lecture America about being racist. Things really heated up in 2014 when Michael Brown was killed. This was the event that the protest group BlackLivesMatters (BLM) was born. The President and many race opportunists helped build BLM on the lie that Brown was shot after he put his hands up in the air. Obama condemned all police forces as being racist even though the officer was completely exonerated. He has used other incidents involving the police and blacks to further his divisive agenda. To make matters worse, his Attorney General Eric Holder began witch hunts and take overs of police forces because they he said that they were racist. He accused Americans of being “a nation of cowards” as far as race relations is concerned.
Gallup has conducted a poll to measure race relations each June/July since 2001. The results support the growing belief that public perceptions about race relations in America have taken a devastating hit since the election of Barack Obama. 75 percent of whites and 55 percent of blacks had a positive view of American race relations at the beginning of the president’s first term. In the last July, 2015 survey these numbers plummeted to 37 percent for whites and 31 percent for blacks.
When the President constantly lectures America that we are racists, and that the police are racists then it makes sense that many Americans believe that to be true. The President’s divisiveness should not be a surprise despite his campaign promises. The Democrat Party must divide Americans to increase demand for their Party. They also do not want to solve problems like racial division because then they would no longer be needed. Ironically it is the blacks who have suffered the most from Democrat policies. They black family unit has been destroyed, most black babies are born out-of-wedlock, unemployment is much higher for blacks and earnings are lower. Abortion is used as a contraceptive by blacks and the Democrats see it as a way to manage entitlement spending. Yet despite all of this blacks overwhelmingly vote Democrat. Hopefully blacks will realize this trap and change their voting patterns.
Congratulations to the Brits for talking back their country.
The establishment politicians misread the desire and will of the people. They tried to manipulate the outcome just like the left does here. The media and polls all predicted that Brexit would fail. Supporters were called racists’ and dire financial consequences were guaranteed.
- The Brits are proud people and wanted their country back.
President Obama shamefully tried to bully the Brits saying that the UK would be moved to the back of the queue if they vote to leave the EU. Hillary Clinton and ISIS were also supporters of the UK staying. Sort of validates the decision to leave.
Germany’s Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s decision to take unlimited Syrian and Middle East refugees was the tipping point for the Brits.
The Brits felt betrayed because of the loss of their culture resulting from the EU’s policies. Prime Minister Cameron campaigned on reforming the EU but failed. When such a bureaucracy is formed and allowed to consolidate power reform is nearly impossible.
Americans felt similarly betrayed with Obama’s illegal open border policies. That explains why Donald Trump became the Republican candidate and will become the Presidents.
Multiculturalism is a poison to a culture like cancer is a poison to our bodies. The US people welcome immigrants since we are a country of immigrants. But immigrants in the past assimilated into our culture. They learned our language; they went to our churches and lived in our neighborhoods. Today many immigrant groups want to live in their own areas, they refuse to learn the language nor become part of our culture. The Brits had enough of this and Americans have had enough as well.
- The short term drop in the market demonstrated that financial leaders who run the market aren’t so smart. They bought into the establishment line and “priced in” a loss for Brexit. In the long run the UK will better off because their taxes will be lower and they will purge all of the EU’s regulations.
President Obama has no use for the Constitution or for the separation of powers as evidenced by his overreach through executive orders. His latest antics have him trying to intimidate our Supreme Court in advance of their ruling on Obamacare. He has said “This should be an easy case. Frankly, it probably shouldn’t even have been taken up.” He went on to say “it’s safe to assume the court will do what most legal scholars expect and play it straight”. He also said “To rule the other way would be a “contorted reading of the statute” and a “twisted interpretation.” This form of intimidation by a President is disgraceful.
The issue that the Supreme Court will rule on is whether or not residents of states that have not set up their own exchanges pursuant to Obamacare are eligible for subsidies. The law could not be clearer. The health law provides subsidies only to people who get their insurance through an exchange “established by the state.” But most states have not established their own marketplaces and instead rely on the federal healthcare.gov. This language was not an oversight. It was done intentionally and is a common practice by the federal government. Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who was a key influence on the creation of the federal health law said in a speech “What’s important to remember politically about this is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits—but your citizens still pay the taxes that support this bill. So you’re essentially saying to your citizens you’re going to pay all the taxes to help all the other states in the country. I hope that that’s a blatant enough political reality that states will get their act together and realize there are billions of dollars at stake here in setting up these exchanges. But, you know, once again the politics can get ugly around this.”
The language was in the law for two reasons. One was to create the appearance that Obamacare was a private market solution. It was also done to incentivize states to set up exchanges or conversely punish them for not setting them up. An example of this practice is the school lunch program. If states opt out they lose funding for public education. Another example was when the federal government wanted a 55 mile per hour speed limit to satisfy the left they punished states with a higher speed limit by cutting federal highway funding.
Hopefully the Supreme Court will concur with the intent of the law which will deny subsidies for those states without an exchange. And hopefully the politicians will do the right thing and repeal this monstrosity and replace it with a reasonable bi-partisan bill.