This past presidential election was one of the most controversial in this country’s history. With the rise of social media it seemed everybody had an opinion about the election.
As we know, the election concluded with the shocking victory by Donald Trump and loss by Hillary Clinton. Now, for the record, I consider myself a moderate and registered independent and did not vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
With Hillary’s shocking loss there has been a multitude of excuses. Clearly, Donald Trump is a controversial figure that says provocative things at times. However, it seems people’s hate for Trump overshadowed the corruption and cheating within the Democratic Party.
My entire family are Democrats and generally liberal. I don’t agree with all of their views, however, I understand and respect them. I’m not some out of touch Republican that blames the Democrats for everything. I personally think the Republican Party is just as corrupt as the Democratic Party.
Throughout this election season, I saw first hand how determined people were to be anti-Trump. They really ignored all the transgressions of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
One of the biggest excuses for Trump’s victory has been the alleged Russia inference in the election.
This Russian narrative has been pushed heavily by the mainstream media. This alleged “Russian interference” to this day has not been confirmed or had any substantial evidence supporting it. The media has portrayed this alleged Russian interference as 100% fact, verified, and indisputably the sole reason Trump won.
However, there has been much misleading reporting and propaganda. For example, the New York Times and the Associated Press recently had to retract and correct stories to clarify that four agencies, rather than the 17 they initially reported, were directly involved in the January intelligence assessment about Russia’s interference in the election.
The Russians allegedly hacked the DNC servers, however, new reports revealed that the DNC “hack” was actually an internal leak, not Russians. This is not to say the Russians didn’t attempt to sway the election but after reviewing the exit polls of the election it’s very plausible and understandable how Trump won the election.
The Exit Polls
Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump won the Electoral College 304 to 227.
As most people are aware, the 2000 election had a similar situation. Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College. People seem to ignore the fact that Trump was able to turn 6 blue states red. These states Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Florida, and Ohio had previously voted Democrat in 2012 yet voted Republican in 2016.
Nobody expected Trump to win these states, which was a reason he wasn’t expected to win the election. These states voted for Obama in 2012, yet Trump 4 years later.
It’s also an interesting wrinkle in the “all Trump supporters are racist” narrative. Were these people racist when they voted for a black man in 2012? Did the Russians force those people to switch or did Trump campaign harder in conjunction to Hillary’s inability to connect with these people?
Hillary blamed her loss in lost Wisconsin on “fake news,” WikiLeaks emails and allegations that Gov. Scott Walker suppressed the vote. What’s interesting is she fails to mention the fact that she didn’t campaign in Wisconsin. She literally did not step foot in Wisconsin the whole 2016 general election. Did the Russians make Hillary not visit Wisconsin?
Many of these six states are in the “rust/steel belt”. These are areas that traditionally were heavily occupied by people in the steel and coal industry. Trump campaigned hard to “bring back jobs” to the steel and coal industries which have been on a large decline. So, it actually makes sense that Trump was able to win these states.
People blame 3rd party candidates such as Jill Stein, however if all of Jill Stein supporters voted for Hillary she would still lose the Electoral College 276-259.
Some people, including Hillary, pointed to misogyny and sexism for the loss. Interesting when Hillary lost to Obama, a man, in 2008 we didn’t hear these excuses.
53% of white women voted for Trump while only 43% voted for Clinton. Was it misogyny and sexism that forced these women to vote for Trump? The ironic part of that argument is Hillary’s husband, Bill Clinton, was maybe the most misogynistic President in our countries history.
Now that we exposed the excuses let’s discuss the corruption people ignore.
“It’s just emails”
The main issues that cost Hillary was her email scandal, Wikileaks, and FBI investigation.
The first scandal everybody is aware was the 30,000 emails that were deleted from a private server. These emails contained confidential and classified information that shouldn’t be stored privately. Ironically, if Clinton had been in the military and committed these actions she would have been jailed.
Many people seem to think the email “scandal” was just some emails and shouldn’t be taken seriously. After all, the FBI decided not to criminally prosecute her so it must not be that serious right? However, when you review all the details and the timeline of Clinton handling of the email server it raises some serious red flags and questions her integrity. This saga begins once it was revealed that while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was using a private email server.
The problem with this is, she had private but also “work” related information that could be posed as a national security risk. After learning of this private server the State Department Benghazi committee subpoenaed Clinton to obtain this server.
In the midst of being subpoenaed the Clinton camp would delete over 33,000 emails from the server using software called BleachBit. BleachBit software scrubs a file out of existence to “prevent recovery” and “hide traces of files deleted by other application”. Essentially, Bleach Bit “bleaches, acid washes” a hard drive and all information contained.
The Clinton camp would say that the deleted emails were personal in nature such as yoga, her daughter’s wedding, and mother’s funeral arrangement. But, the software she used, Bleach Bit, isn’t typically used for deleting yoga information, but rather things you don’t want the world to see.
We have no idea of knowing what exactly she deleted, but the fact that she permanently deleted over 30,000 emails after being subpoenaed would suggest she has something to hide.
Hillary also destroyed several of her phones by smashing them with a hammer.
Following the FBI probe, five of Clintons aides were given immunity deals and also pleading the 5th during congressional hearings. Hillary’s husband, Bill Clinton, had privately met with the attorney general Loretta Lynch while Hillary was under federal investigation. The meeting was said to be “innocent” speaking golf, grandkids, respective travels, but the timing of such meeting is too much of just a coincidence for just an innocent conversation while his wife was under federal investigation.
Although the FBI did not criminally charge her they said Clinton and her staff exhibited “extreme carelessness” by sharing classified information on an unsecured server that was kept in Clinton’s basement.
To overview, Hillary Clinton was subpoenaed about her private server, smashed her cell phones, essentially “bleached” and destroyed 30,000+ emails, and her aids plead the 5th amendment during testimony about the email scandal. But according to her camp, this email scandal was “smoke but no fire”.
I don’t know about you but sounds like she was trying to cover something up more than personal information about yoga.
The big scandal was the alleged “hacking” of the DNC.
On July 22, 2016 Wikileaks released emails of the Democratic National Convention. The “hack” revealed many emails from DNC leaders such as John Podesta and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. They revealed shady and unethical behavior from these leaders.
Initially, the DNC claimed Russia hacked their servers but when the FBI requested the “hacked” servers the DNC refused. The DNC would push this Russians hacked us narrative despite not allowing the FBI access to the servers.
There had been growing speculation that the hack was indeed an inside job. A new report would support this claim that the DNC hack was indeed an inside job – not a hack by Russians.
The Fix is in
The one scandal that consistently gets overlooked was the concerted effort among DNC leadership to deter Bernie Sanders campaign.
The leaders were “fixing” the Democratic primaries so Hillary would win. The DNC leak would reveal a series of emails from the DNC leaders actively colluding against Bernie Sanders. Initially, the DNC denied any colluding or wrongdoing and attempted to discredit Wikileaks.
However, after indisputable evidence, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resigned from her post. This was following the Wikileaks emails showed she actively colluded against Bernie Sanders.
Wikileaks also revealed that moderator Donna Brazile had given Hillary Clinton debate questions prior to a debate against Bernie Sanders. Initially Donna Brazile denied this, however, she eventually apologized for her wrong doings.
As much as people complain about Trump they never bring up the fact that the DNC rigged the primaries against Bernie.
I can’t say that Bernie would’ve defeated Trump, however, I think he would’ve done much better than the embattled Hillary Clinton. I’ve observed many Hillary supporters don’t think there was anything ethically wrong with rigging the primary so Bernie would lose. Some feel that Bernie wasn’t a true “Democrat”, so he didn’t deserve the nomination. I think it’s hypocritical that these same people were cool with the Democratic primary being rigged, yet are disgusted, angered and offended at the notion that the national election was rigged.
Democrats pander and exploit black voters
Growing up, I thought the Republican Party was full of conservative and racist people. I thought the Democrats couldn’t be racist especially because most of African Americans are Democrats.
Blacks have been voting Democrat for decades, yet we still have the same socioeconomic problems. I’ve realized white Democrats and liberals will appeal to have sympathy for “black issues” but not actually provide any solutions. They appear to care but really just want the black vote.
This faux-sympathy doesn’t progress things but keeps blacks in an “oppressed victim” mindset. We even had a black Democratic president and nothing really changed for the black community.
They only seem to care about issues that affect the black community when it’s an upcoming election. Any other time they’re silent on these issues and constantly push other issues over those that truly affect the black community.
Malcolm X once said “We won’t organize any black man to be a Democrat or a Republican because both of them have sold us out. Both of them have sold us out; both parties have sold us out. Both parties are racist, and the Democratic Party is more racist than the Republican Party.”
During the past election I saw both candidates pander to blacks voters, but especially after it became apparent this race was getting close and the Clinton campaign realized they needed to pander for the black vote. The Clinton campaign paid millions to Beyoncé and Jay-Z to hold a concert in the battleground state of Ohio.
She also enlisted LeBron James to publicly campaign for her in Ohio. Ironically all that pandering did not work as Trump won Ohio. Other rappers such Pusha T, Chance the Rapper, John Legend were paid by the Clinton campaign to openly support her.
Hillary went on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” and said, “she always keeps hot sauce in her bag”. She also went on the Ellen show and did the popular hip-hop dance “the Nae Nae”.
It would appear Hillary was “for the culture” but all of this was clearly pandering for the black vote while not offering any solutions to help.
Basically, she paid a bunch of famous black people to support her, so other black people would vote for her because their favorite musician/athlete said so. Although it appeared Hillary “cared about the culture” I’d argued she could care less.
Hillary Clinton’s Racist History
Throughout the election, Trump was portrayed as a racist, sexist, monster and Hillary the better person.
I personally don’t think Hillary Clinton is any more morally or ethically better than Trump.
There are various things about Hillary’s history that raise red flags. In fact, I’d argue Hillary is just as “racist” as Trump.
Hillary’s long time mentor, Robert Byrd, once started his own chapter of the KKK. In the 1980s while Bill was governor of Arkansas he and Hillary used black prisoners to maintain the fields, housework at their mansion for free.
The Clintons used black prisoners to maintain their mansion for free – I would call that slavery.
In the 1990s Hillary once publicly called young black men “super predators”. I understand there were SOME young black men committing violence and crimes, however, it helps enforce this stigma and perception that all young black men are dangerous. We see often in these police shootings of unarmed black men that the shooter “feared for his life”. Hillary also openly supported her husband’s 1994 crime bill which led to an extremely disproportionate about of black men jailed for low-level non-violent crimes.
More recently, the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti and the Clinton Foundation raised millions of dollars for relief and reconstruction of Haiti. But the Haitian people to this day have yet to see a penny of this money. [How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians]
Currently, there is a law suit against the Clinton foundation for defrauding the Haitian people.
To summarize, Hillary’ mentor was in the KKK, she owned black slaves, enforced a stigma of black men being dangerous and also was complicit in seeing many black men jailed and taken from their families and stole millions of dollars of relief of needing people.
In conjunction with her shadiness and lack of integrity, I cannot remotely trust her. Black Americans have been voting democrat for years, but haven’t seen any true social progression. Democrats and white liberals have exploited black Americans for years and get away with it because they don’t seem “racist”. Again I’m also not saying the Republican Party is the better solution for black Americans but don’t think either party truly cares for black America.
The Democratic Party leadership has a multitude of skeletons in their closet.
It’s been remarkable to see people throw away their integrity all because they hate Trump. The DNC seems pressed by putting all their energy and emotion into impeaching Trump but I think the DNC should focus on strengthening and maintaining its party.
The Republicans are 5-0 vs Democrats in special elections since Trump has been in office. In Georgia upcoming Democrat, Jon Ossoff raised a record $25 million and still lost to Republican candidate Karen Handel in a special election.
Is it Russians’ fault that Democrats have lost all these special elections?
The Democratic Party is full of excuses, but never seem to take accountability for their shortcomings. Ever since it was revealed that Bernie Sanders was cheated out of the primary there has been a growing divide within the party. This divide grew even more once Tom Perez was elected chairman of the DNC over popular Democrat Keith Ellison. Ellison was supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and was thought to be able to unite the party.
Even if somehow Trump is actually impeached Congress is still a Republican run majority. If Democrats can win back enough seats in the midterms, this “resistance” would become a lot more realistic.
People need to be aware and understand the media can be misleading and not everything they say is true.
I think the Republican Party is corrupt but people need understand the Democratic Party isn’t any better.
The media portrays a country falling apart but under Trump, it’s actually doing quite well. Our economy is doing fine, stock market at all-time highs, and unemployment falling. Meaning that if the Democrats can’t produce a strong candidate Trump will most likely be reelected in 2020.
The “resistance” has accomplished and changed nothing. People need to wake up from their selective anger and understand a lot of change has to be done.
The Democrats can be mad at Trump being President, but if they didn’t cheat in their primaries maybe we’d have a different outcome today.