by Scott Creighton
It’s 3:30am down here in sunny Florida and my eyes are tired from watching tiny little scrolling numbers all night. Red numbers, blue numbers, yellow numbers. Number, numbers, numbers. And not a single one of them reflected what the MSM has been telling us to expect all summer long.
Remember how just 5 short weeks ago Donald Trump was supposed to lose in a cataclysmic fashion? All the smug MSNBC commentators and those self-important CNN talking heads barely condescended to speak with folks who dared suggest that there might be a race to be run for the presidency of the United States. It wasn’t a matter of a Clinton victory or not but rather just how much of a mandate would the public give her to enact her sweeping neo-liberal agenda of “SAME”
Remember when they were talking about the GOP replacing Trump? When they were sure he might quit?
Remember when they said he didn’t care because all he wanted was to get a customer base for a start-up news network out of this?
Five short weeks ago it was over.
Tonight, it really is over. Donald Trump is the President Elect of the United States of America.
Let that sink in for a minute.
Hillary Clinton didn’t even have the common decency to come out and address her supporters who waited all night to see her on stage… though Trump did say she called him and congratulated him on his victory.
Graceless from the start and graceless to the finish line.
I myself am also a little shocked. Why they didn’t flip the switch and steal the election is beyond me except to say that I have always said if it was close they would but if not they wouldn’t risk exposing their ace up the sleeve for Hillary this time around.
Turns out it wasn’t that close.
The key states Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania all went to Trump with a sizable margin in the end. Every pundit out there was saying yesterday that he would have to win at least 2 of those states to have any hope of winning and certainly Florida had to be one of them. Very early on when Florida was close, the talking heads over at MSNBC were already gloating, feeling an early Clinton victory was at hand.
Here we are some 7 hours later and those guys are still on the air now talking about Trump being a “dictator” and worrying about when he’s going to give the order to the military to start rounding up civilians in the streets (I’m not kidding folks, they really were talking about that a few minutes ago)
He not only won those four states, all of them, but he also won several typical blue states in the rust belt; Wisconsin and Iowa. He’ll probably win New Hampshire before it’s all over.
They could have flipped one or two of those states with their little Help America Vote trick, but not all of them. Not without risking exposing themselves.
As I wrote yesterday, it really isn’t that big a deal for the masters of the universe. Sure the stock market took a bit of a tumble but it’s already correcting itself. Trump is a neo-liberal billionaire after all.
Perhaps we wont have as many regime change operations across the globe under President Trump that we would have had under President Clinton. Perhaps we will see a real effort to renegotiate the TPP and the TTIP before it goes up for a vote whereas under President Clinton they would have been fast-tracked right down our throats as is. Perhaps he will stick to his original message about leaving Social Security, the VA and Medicare alone since the vast majority of Americans don’t wish to see them privatized.
One thing is for sure. The age of Left Cover is over. The hypocritical Obamaites and Clintonites can pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get back out in the streets to protest our glorious wars of aggression once more. The next crippling austerity measure move wont be brushed off as a necessary ‘compromise’ of a president playing 3-d chess while everyone else is playing checkers.
The fake-left can finally come crawling back to the real left begging for forgiveness, ready to once again listen to those better angels of their nature.
I am not surprised though I did figure they wouldn’t allow a Brexit on this side of the pond. Guess they had little choice or maybe the same forces that fed Wikileaks all those emails decided to cut the cord on the e-voting machines. Who knows what happens in the deep state these days.
One thing is for sure. Hillary Clinton will not be the most criminal president ever selected to run this country. And for me, that’s a huuuge win. That depressed me more than anything thinking just how sad and embarrassing that would have been.
Yeah, we got a reality TV star who’s in the WWE Hall of Fame as our president but at least he’s not a proven criminal, warmonger and liar. He may end up becoming one like so many of our presidents of the past but at least he wont start out that way like Killary would have and for that, I thank you.
As bad as the choice may have been and in spite of what the pundits will likely be saying for weeks to come, the people of this country got it right today. Hillary Clinton will not be the next president of the United States and that ladies and gentlemen is a joy to write even at 4:20am. It makes staying up this late worth every tedious minute.
And with that, good night. Gotta rest my eyes.
p.s. It is very satisfying watching the likes of CNN and MSNBC sit around and wonder how it all went so wrong. They were absolutely convinced of their power to persuade the American people into voting for whatever criminal and liar they told us to vote for and they got it absolutely wrong. They failed. And they failed miserably. Amazingly enough the American people listened to their endless stream of bullshit and breathless propaganda and the made up their own minds and I couldn’t be happier. Let’s those assholes know the rest of us out here look at them as nothing but lying sycophantic assholes and we don’t believe a thing they say. Yeah, another asshole will be president… but aside from that… it’s been a good day. At least a criminal wont be pres. That’s enough for me.