I am furious with these anti-Trump protesters. Especially, those causing monetary damage to buildings and shops. The police should actively be carting these people away and throwing them in jail. In Oregon the police declared these protests are in fact riots which is a class C felony in that state. Anyone caught in the act could serve a maximum potential prison term of five years with a potential fine of up to $125,000. That’s exactly what each of these hoodlums deserve.
If it’s the latter then let’s look at the facts. First, 43% of Americans who were eligible to vote did not. That means out of the 231 million eligible voters nearly 100 million sat out completely. Worse, as Michael Moore explained on MSNBC Morning Joe “90,000 Michiganders voted for every office and every ballot proposal on both sides of the ballot — and refused to vote for president.”
People didn’t like that she had an email server in her basement, that she destroyed 30K emails and smashed blackberries with hammers. Fox News and Trump continued to beat the story over voters heads. She never once brought up any comparable action by anyone else in government as a defense. Bush Jr. lost 22 Million emails during his time in the White House. Hillary Clinton refused to even attempt to educate the voters on why she did what she did.
When someone goes before the courts and pleads the 5th amendment; society immediately believes that person is guilty. It’s the same thing with not answering questions. Hillary Clinton simply didn’t defend herself and that allowed Donald Trump to hammer away at her guilt. Instead of evaluating her campaign from the inside she’s currently blaming FBI Director James Comey for her loss. While it may have had some impact I believe few voters actually switched their vote in the final week. It is possible that they simply sat out of the process.
We will never know if Bernie Sanders could have won against Donald Trump. What we do know is that an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll conducted in May found Clinton and Donald Trump in a “dead heat”. That same poll found that if Sanders were the Democratic nominee, 53% of voters would support him to 39% for Trump.
But it’s a ridiculous conversation because the DNC and Hillary’s team did everything in their power to get him out of the race. The right time to protest was when Sanders dropped out. He built a campaign of the people for the people. Hillary built a campaign of big business and for the Saudi government. Hillary ran her campaign like an extension of the Clinton Foundation. Meeting with top executives who wanted favors in exchange for writing big checks. Hillary never spoke to the people. Here’s where she lost it. Remember the quote: “I have a private opinion and a public opinion” Well she ran against someone who only had a public opinion. With Clinton there was always something unclean about the campaign.
Don’t blame the electoral college either. It’s been in place since the founding of this country. Stop saying we need to remove it just because your candidate didn’t win. There is a whole other side of America that you don’t understand and have never held a conversation with. Instead you’re in your dorm rooms and dinner parties with all like minded people. You have no idea how the other side feels.
But protesting because you didn’t get your way is just crying and it sends the wrong message. It says my side didn’t win and I’m a sore loser so let’s scream and shout till they put Hillary in the position. Guess what…that’s never going to happen. And how many of these protesters were on phone banks? Went door to door? Volunteered their time with the DNC to get the word out…not here in the Coastal states but out there in the Red States. I’m guessing none. In fact I’d like someone to conduct a poll of these rioters to find out if they even voted. Because guilt is a great motivator in protesting and I’m guessing that more than half these hoodlums are working off their pure guilt for not having voted.
Now should you be concerned that Trump is President? Absolutely. But now is the time for the country to come together. It is not the time to riot in the streets because things didn’t go your way.