Dec 6, 2016
Why Trump Won and Clinton Lost
Some Democrats are saying that Clinton lost the election by a total of 110,000 votes in three key swing states. I don't know if that is indeed a fact, because facts are hard to come by in the current news and media world. Considering that one of those key states was Pennsylvania, and that Lehigh County is an important factor in the state, the election process appears to have been fair. A recount in Lehigh discovered only three absentee ballots which should have gone to Hillary. A local Democratic activist, although physically present at the Lehigh County recount, continues to paste the election fraud posts on his facebook page. Jill Stein dropped the recount in Pennsylvania because it was only proving the fairness of the election. However, she and the Democrats are now filing claims in federal court, to continue casting doubts on Trump's legitimacy as president.
Every possible accusation of racism and bigotry was used against Trump. He is supposedly in league with anti-gays, against women in multiple ways, anti-Semitic and anti everything else. He didn't win because half the country dances in hate, he won because, as James Carville famously once said, it's the economy, stupid.
I heard a 10 year old girl call Trump a bad man the other day. I don't find it positive that millions of children growing up with despondent Democratic parents would think that the next president of the United States is a bad man. I don't find it constructive that their parents are allowing them to harbor such an opinion even before the inauguration. The September issue of Time Magazine featured comedians and the extraordinary career that they were having with the soft orange target. I suppose that they will continue mocking, but eventually their sponsors will realize that they're alienating a significant portion of their market share. CNN is now analyzing the election, to explain what happen. Of course, self analysis would be more in order.
The bitterness of this election certainly eclipses anything in my memory. Although, I didn't support Trump, I now find this political acrimony more disturbing than anything any candidate said. I must confess that when I discontinued anonymous comments my readership numbers suffered. I have no doubt that I'm again losing readers, by criticizing their unwillingness to accept the results of our democracy.