Dec 5, 2016
Rumble In Our Democracy
I keep wanting to get back to local news, but the sore Democrats won't allow it. They're still complaining about dog whistles and racism. They're still calling Bannon a white supremacist. So far, on their behalf, I've seen no real insight about their loss. Newscasters on CNN speculate that Joe Biden might have beaten Trump. Instead, they should be examining how they lost any pretense of objectivity. Torturing the Democrats even more, is the fact that they won the popular vote. I see previously sensitive women, of Democratic persuasion, making catty comments about Kellyanne Conway's appearance. I see lawyers complaining about the legality of the electoral college.
A local dispenser of taxfunded grants is distressed because Trump used an Indiana state grant to help retain Carrier manufacturing jobs. He wants Obama to get credit for the 16 million jobs that a Washington Post headline said that he had created. There's no details in the article, because if Obama had in fact created that many jobs, Hillary would have won. Union members voted for Trump not because of racism, but because they know better than most, that making popcorn at the mall during Christmas season, isn't manufacturing. Although, I have often praised this local official on this blog for his accomplishments in Allentown, he requested that I refrain from commenting on his Facebook page. He hates Trump to his very core, and does not accept him as his president. Another tax funded agency director praised his reply to me. Never the less, I will continue complimenting his good work. For me, life goes on in Allentown, regardless of who is elected to the White House.
We see professors outlining courses on racism and electoral grief. Others seek contributions for a recount in Florida, with only hours left allowing that recourse. I have yet to read or hear a positive, forward thinking word from the Democrats. As a certified bastard, I must once again confess my amusement. My only concern is that my smirk might be taken as a smile.