What is it with these women? Thanks to the Hillary and Jill Show, we keep hearing about recount efforts and the popular vote. This is a national rabit hole no one actually needed to explore.
The map was saturated in red right down to countless counties across the entire heart of the heartland and beyond. It was a sight to see. With the exception of those reliable bastions of liberalism on the two coasts, the sea of deep red represented Hillary’s total and embarrassing shellacking. In fact, absent these out of touch but highly populated areas of the country, it was a complete and total landslide. Jill Stein barely registered on the Richter scale. That is what history will reflect and no contrived recount will change that. Sorry, Ladies.
Bottom line, the electoral map does not lie.
There are 3,141 counties in the United States Trump won 3,084 of them.
For the record, there have been no serious or substantiated allegations of voter fraud or malfeasance. In fact, there has been no indication of voter problems at all. In a nod to what can only be seen as a frivolous endeavor, Jill Stein herself has acknowledged the recount will not alter the outcome of the election. That leaves vanity, pure and simple. On steroids.
The nation is forced to endure both the continuing narcissism of Jill Stein and the desperation of Hillary Clinton. In the face of this, and in stark contrast, we saw President-Elect Trump at the Carrier plant in Indiana. He had just pulled off an unprecedented pre-inauguration feat by actually saving more than 1,000 jobs for actual people, a concept President Obama had ill-advisedly and very publicly mocked earlier in the year. This time I don’t think he can blame it on Fox News.
If you watched President Elect Trump at his enormous rally in Ohio on the first leg of the ticket’s thank you tour, you might just have felt goose bumps. The voters know selfless patriotism when they see it. His vanity did not need stroking, his personal coffers were overflowing, he did not seek the presidency for gain. His pledge to the American people was as heartfelt as it was inclusive, and most importantly of all, it was believable. His agenda is America’s agenda. What a novel concept. Supporters and detractors alike need to fasten their seatbelts, it’s going to be a ride like no other.
It was Mark Twain who said, “There are no grades of vanity. There are only grades of ability in concealing it.” Between Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein, they are failing miserably. Prior to this delusional recount effort, few in this country could have picked Jill out of a line up. Not even making it to the debate stage, she had, of course, zero chance of winning anything.
How swiftly things change. Now she is raking in money hand over fist from unidentified sources and her name and her face are plastered all over the place. The upshot is the Green Party is left with more money (and a kick a$$ donor list) than ever before. A win-win for the self indulgent Jill Stein. A lose-lose for the country. At least until someone finds the hook that will yank both she and her cohort off the national stage.
It is precisely this sort of nonsense against which the country rebelled. Because her name made it on to the ballot in several states, her “rights” as a candidate give her “standing” to force a recount. This can only be seen as a joke. Absolutely no indication of voter fraud, hacking or irregularity of any kind exists. Aside from fomenting division, the futile effort is a nefarious manipulation of the system for personal gain, an area where Hillary Clinton excels. It is exorbitantly expensive. And it serves to delay the coming together of the country as we are forced to sit back and watch this train wreck unfold. Our election laws allow this self-indulgent exercise, self-indulgent because it is totally without merit, basis or even justification.
This stalling tactic is designed, among other things, to keep the country in limbo as long as possible.
No reasonable person would argue that recounts are a good thing when voter fraud of any kind is shown to be an issue. At the very least there should be some indicator that irregularities exist before a recount is sanctioned. Even the White House has conceded there are none.
This is not a legitimate recount. Rather, it is a multifaceted effort in the guise of a recount. For Jill Stein, it is first and foremost an effort to finally propel her to national prominence, an elusive concept for her in this past election. It is also designed to prepare her for a real run in 2020. Her post election shenanigans have ensured she will have deep coffers to be able to do so. She will gin up money for years to come, all based on the baseless recount. As to Hillary Clinton, it is a final desperate gasp at her last chance to delegitimize the duly won election of President Elect Trump. They say every ass loves to hear himself bray. That pretty much sums it up.
Everyone but Jill Stein knows she was never a serious candidate. So they can recount ‘til the cows come home and the end result would still be the same. She has had and will have zero chance of coming close to winning anything. “Standing” or not. Hillary forgot to visit Wisconsin, and, as they say, you reap what you sow.
Keep in mind, the Clinton campaign left no stone unturned following the election. Their hawks were in place. They know there is no “there” there. Hillary is painfully aware that this is an exercise in futility. Still, they joined the effort to ensure “fairness.”
It appears even in the midst of deeply seated sour grapes, hope springs eternal. I know from personal experience, in any Clinton endeavor you check your integrity at the door. Now it seems common sense has gone the way of the wind as well.
The whole thing is becoming less a distraction and more a national embarrassment. The eyes of the world are on us now more than ever. They see a government-sanctioned play of egotism on the part of two pompous sore losers who are desperately gumming up the works because they can. It may be downright entertaining for our friends and foes, but this show of gratuitous vanity only serves to dim the light on our unparalleled electoral system. That should not be allowed to happen.
While admittedly harsh, it is hard not to be completely dumbstruck by the foot stomping of the two female presidential candidates in this election. Where is Gary Johnson in all this? He had at least as much chance as this Green Party candidate if not more, and for better or worse, thanks to Aleppo, his face and name were pretty well known by election day.
If there is any national comfort to be taken from all this, it is that this is the ultimate icing on Hillary and Jill’s presidential cakes and it is a significant part of how they will be remembered in history’s assessment of the 2016 election.
I want our five incredible granddaughters and all their many peers across the country to be able to look up to female presidential candidates as aspirational role models. For many reasons, these two self-consumed specimens aren’t it.
**THIS IS MASSIVE
This Special Agent just made Bill O’Reilly GASP with this bombshell and it proves Trump was right all along!
Let’s get 1 million Shares and Likes on this because the mainstream media will ignore it!
Published on Nov 30, 2016
States like California distribute drivers licenses to undocumented aliens, which can lead to illegal voter registrations, Bill O’Reilly reported Wednesday.
TRUMP WAS RIGHT! Special Agent Just CONFIRMED America’s Worst Nightmare on Live TV!
This is MASSIVE!
Here a liberal has a few thing right. Except when he said that Trump will turn out to be very bad for the white working class people. The Democrats haven’t been my parents party for decades and probably will never be the party of the Democrats ever again. The Democrats appeal to the autocrats and enjoy what they have….. Jimmy
Every pundit who is grinding their axes about the various forces that unjustly took the election from Hillary needs to listen to this.
Thomas Frank is absolutely right. Everyone who had their eyes open could see this loss by the Democrats coming, or at the least a much closer race than expected. Donald Trump certainly saw it, and used it for his advantage.
And even now, the core political and entertainment establishment clearly is not accepting this, does not care in their cozy complacency.
A good part of this is because of the credibility trap, and their sense of entitled superiority.
If you don’t believe this, watch the Democratic establishment mouthpiece channels like MSNBC almost any evening.
I hate to bother you with yet another posting on this subject, but the context of the situation shows that the message needs to be repeated, and driven home in order to penetrate the echo chamber of the Beltway Bubble.
The widely accepted attitude of the Wall Street Democrats was that the working middle class had ‘no where else to go,’ and so their interests could be sacrificed, time and again. They chose consciously to spend their energy in the pursuit of specialized big money interests.
And they were richly rewarded with huge sums of campaign donations, personal speaking ‘repayments,’ and sinecures during the out-of-office periods that the big money donors could provide.
The courtiers in the media and big money donors around the world are very put out that their claim checks for the spoils of a Hillary victory were invalidated. Their outrage and disappointment is remarkable, as if they have somehow been cheated of their due, their turn at the pig sty of public looting.
They blame racism, the Russians, sexism, Bernie bros, hackers, the ‘deplorables’ in a bit of an ironic twist on the Romney moment, the electoral college, and even the roots of democratic process itself.
They and their strategy failed. Spectacularly.
But they cannot fail, because they are so exceptional. And there is the work to return to the real world for them, in overcoming themselves and their selfish disappointment and cognitive dissonance.
I have been very clear that I was no supporter of Trump, and could not vote for him in good conscience under almost any circumstances I could imagine.
But like so many others I could not in good conscience comfortably pick the ‘lesser of two evils’ in this case, especially after the serial betrayals of the reforms, the reforms he promised and for which he was elected, that we had at the hands of Obama and his party. The nomination of Hillary was an ‘in your face’ gesture to the people by the worst of the embedded and outdated elements of a inwardly focused party in its decline.
The same and worse could be said of the Republicans, but that is another story. They just were not able to ruthlessly suppress their insurgents as had the DNC. And if you do not realize that they did so, then you are blinded by your ambitions and should step aside.
If anything, the antics of the DNC during these primaries showed that their callous disregard for the broader economic interests the people, and the hypocrisy which their self interests enabled, knew no bounds.
Think of the arrogance of their mindset— vote for our candidate because she is not good, but less bad than the other fellow, and once again you really have no other choice.
And they wonder why they were so soundly rejected.
The final refuge of the exceptionally arrogant is to dismiss those who have rejected them, and expect them to come crawling back, asking for another chance.
This is certainly preferable to admitting that they had the choice of the people and the winning candidate in their own ranks, and defeated him because they could, because it felt good to exercise power and influence once again, especially when it served their own selfish ambitions.
And in doing so, they defeated themselves.
But perhaps the people will not submit again, and choose whatever is offered, the less worse of a bad deal.
Perhaps the political class will have to eventually let go of their delusory arrogance, and face the work, and the pain, of remaking themselves into what they and their party had once represented: a real constructive and progressive choice, and not just another flavor of less abusive but equally audacious oligarchy.
For in truth, it is still just another form of arrogant oligarchy that serves itself, albeit under the fig leaf of a rationale of ‘public service’ in constructing a false moral high ground, that is an inch above the swamp.
And if they have the time for it, here are two more short videos that need to penetrate the collective consciousness of the party in order for meaningful progress to occur.
Thomas Frank about Democratic liberals
President Jimmy Carter: The United States is an Oligarchy…
Published on Jan 26, 2015
Were the Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, characterized by oppression, ignorance, and backwardness in areas like human rights, science, health, and the arts? Or were they marked by progress and tolerance? Anthony Esolen, an English Literature professor at Providence College, explains.
President-elect Donald Trump is set to announce his pick for one of the most crucial ambassadorships of his administration: China. Independent Journal Review can confirm the president-elect is meeting with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad for the post. That meeting will take place next week in New York.
Branstad, who just three weeks ago at his 70th birthday party in Altoona, Iowa, told the Des Moines Register that he was “leaving the door open” in case Trump reached out about the job, has a particularly close relationship with China President Xi Jinping. Branstad added, “I’m not ruling anything out.”
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Iowa has been a friendly partner of sorts for several years with China, based predominantly on the exchange of business in the agricultural realm; Branstad was instrumental in those efforts.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad greets Chinese President Xi Jinping before a forum for U.S. And Chinese governors September 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Xi is on his first state visit to the U.S. Image Credit: Bettina Hansen-Pool/Getty Images
The governor’s friendship and familiarity with China has not gone unnoticed by Trump, who before the presidential election at his final rally in Sioux City on November 6th, called out Branstad from the stage and said:
“I think there’s nobody that knows more about trade than him. He’s one of the ones. In dealing with China, boy, you would be our prime candidate to take care of China. He has done so, so well for the people of Iowa. Nobody knows it better.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa on November 6, 2016. Image Credit: Mandel Ngan//AFP/Getty Images
Branstad, according to a source close to the transition, agrees he’s the man to get it done and will likely accept Trump’s nomination. With everything from nuclear weapons, trade, tech, cybersecurity, Russia relations, and the threat of North Korea on the table, Branstad will have his work cut out for him.
During the campaign, Trump accused China of ”ripping us off on trade,“ devaluing its currency, and waging ”economic war” on the U.S.
Tensions are high this week, as well; China’s foreign minister lodged a complaint Saturday over a phone call Trump took from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. China does not recognize Taiwan’s independence, and the call broke 37 years of diplomatic precedent. The last publicly reported call between a president or president-elect and a Taiwanese leader was 1979, according to CNN.
IJR reached out to Governor Branstad’s spokesperson, and the Trump transition team; neither sent a response by deadline. Branstad’s could be the first major United States ambassadorship to be announced by Trump, not including South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to the United Nations, who Trump tapped 10 days ago.
Mayor Mike Rawlings called Tuesday for an immediate suspension of lump-sum withdrawals from the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund.
The mayor’s request, made in a strongly worded letter to the pension board, was the latest salvo in a high-stakes fracas between city leaders and its semi-independent public safety worker pension system. The troubled fund is headed toward insolvency by 2028, and its leaders are banking on a taxpayer bailout to save it.
Tuesday, December 6, from 11:00 to 12:00 noon – Judicial Watch will convene a panel of top experts to discuss the incoming Trump administration’s “First 100 Days – An Anti-Corruption Agenda.”
The panel will be hosted by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. He will be joined by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III; Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH); Andrew C. McCarthy, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute; Ramona Cotca, Senior Attorney, Judicial Watch; and Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies.
Below are short, broadcast quality videos – which you are free to use for soundbites or background information:
VIDEO ONE: Tom Fitton (Panel Moderator/ Judicial Watch President) – “I think it’s important that President Trump take the approach that he’s a law enforcement officer… And he should know that the agencies that have been run by President Obama have been absolutely lawless in many regards….” (35 seconds)