Radio talk show host Mark Levin in his Tuesday broadcast brought up some interesting facts on the recent election of president elect, Donald Trump.
The question I have for my readership is, do you want the straight facts, or something that will assuage your preconceived notions about Donald Trump?
I have had some bitter disagreements with stalwart supporters of Trump, who at times can act like a cheer-leading squad for him. However, I’ve never seen anything like it from my side of the aisle before. It’s totally unnerving.
If you’re someone who honestly seeks the truth on any given issue like I am, then there has to be at least a modicum of curiosity and a sense of honesty about discussing Trump’s future administration. Don’t immediate dismiss it in a ”knee-jerk” fashion, I’m not trying to delegitimize him or his presidency, I’m just trying to add some clarity surrounding what has been achieved thus far.
While Donald Trump won convincingly in the Electoral College, an undisputed fact, (my vote helped him to achieve that result) it wasn’t however a “landslide” that’s being depicted by his spokespeople. Not in any way, shape or form, here’s why.
1.) Trump won only 56.9% of the Electoral College, placing him, get this, 44th out of 54 in presidents winning an election. As Mark asked on his show, does this really sound like a landslide to you? He barely beat out John Kennedy in 1960 and Richard Nixon in 68′.
2.) Where the popular vote is concerned, Hillary Clinton keeps adding on to the win section. While many of Trump’s cheer-leading squad keeps hyping the “3 million illegal voter” number, there is no evidence whatsoever to back this up. Please, if you have real credible evidence, present it to me, I’ll add that legit fact to this post. Conspiracy theories is mighty thin gruel in place of hard cold facts.
Was there voter fraud, you bet there was, and I would add, exclusively on the Democrat side of things, GOP grass roots supporters are more virtuous, it would be an anathema for them to lie and cheat. That said, I would argue it was only in the tens of thousands, but no where near the 2.4 -3 million votes being spread by friendly websites. Until there’s evidence for that number, not just talking points, that view stands. That great gap in votes is immense as it is worrisome. Thankfully more of Obama’s voting base shied away from the polls than did the conservative’s base.
3.) There is no ”nationalist populist” movement in the US that gave Donald Trump his victory, in fact, it was the 18% of the vote (1 out of 5 voters), called the “Neithers” that went Trump’s way, Conservatives like myself who held their nose while they pulled the lever for Donald, because first and foremost, they were “Never Hillary”. That is who handed Trump his overall victory, the very same people called the Tea Party, who trounced Democrats in every election after Obama came to power, starting in 2010.
I’m also of the very same opinion that we need to be very vocal about Trump’s picks for his cabinet posts, we have to be loud, now, before it’s a fait accompli, that’s what we do in a republic, we’re not sycophants, we’re conservatives. That would mean to behave exactly the same if it was one of our more favored candidates who won the top spot. Applaud when the right moves are made, and cry out loudly when they don’t. It’s about us, the country, not the candidate.
4.) Outside of his picks for NSA, Att-Gen and HUD, what are we to make of Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury Sec, liberal Democrat (and Soros employee) Steven Mnuchin who worked for 17 years at Goldman Sachs? I thought we’re supposed to hate Goldman Sachs for being the globalists that are ruining the world? How do conservative minded people feel about having a progressive/Lib Dem at the helm of Treasury?
5.) What are we also to think of Reince Preibus as Trump’s pick as his White House Chief of Staff? What about this guy being a John Boehner, Mitch McConnell/John McCain type crony? No probs? At all? Or Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chow, being tapped to head Dept.of Transportation? Having her head that department to spearhead Trump’s trillion dollar ”infrastructure” boondoggle? I call it a boondoggle because they’ve been tried before and what resulted was cronyism, a huge black hole into which massive amounts of money just disappeared and nothing to really show for it.
Trump’s pick of Mitch McConnell’s wife to the Transportation Dept. only makes sense if it’s to bind the jackass RINO into rescinding the filibuster rule in the Senate, to block Chuck Schumer from using it to hinder Trump’s agenda. (The filibuster rule is a senate agreed to set of rules, by which the ruling party oversees, making any proposal/bill needing a 60 seat majority to pass. Without the filibuster in place, only a raw majority will suffice. Sidelining the filibuster like Harry Reid did for Obama’s healthcare bill, and court appointments, would remove the Dems ace in the hole card.)
So, there’s still time to make our case known, our objections and our support known, for what is to be gained by demanding a draining of the Swamp, if it flows straight back into the halls of the White House?
Do I wish him success? You bet I do, but it’s success that benefits the country, not his pals or Trump himself. You know, we the people.