Reagan Repeat? Will Trump win by landslide?
Ronald Reagan’s chastisement of liberals—“so much of what they know just isn’t so”— applies to the “mainstream media” now more than ever.
It’s why the likes of NBC, ABC, and CBS are so willing to explain in the greatest detail why what Hillary Clinton does wrong is not wrong, but if you or I or God forbid, Donald Trump did it, it would be the worst crime of the century.
There’s something about hypocrisy that stirs something deep in the hearts of Patriotic Americans.
Injustice, Unfairness, and Double standard.
Those are fighting words when it comes to the rule of law. One of the great things about our country—one that every school child knows—is that we are all equal under the law. That from the poorest and least among us all the way up to the powerful and even the president.
But now something’s rotten
If you ignore all the details and close one eye and take in the bigger picture, you’ll note the same pundits who thought FBI Director James Comey was brilliant—and that it was completely appropriate to hold a press conference in July to announce that even though Hillary had broken numerous laws, he wasn’t going to do anything about it—are now fit to be tied.
The very idea that he would dare communicate a relevant fact to Congress and by extension to the American people is what they find offensive?
Almost every headline insults Trump. “Trump Gives a Grateful Shout Out to…Anthony Weiner”—or gives the appearance that while things have narrowed slightly, Trump really has no chance, but nothing of the true significance of Hillary’s self-inflicted trouble is indicated.
It’s been this way the entire general election. Hillary’s in real trouble, and the media carries water for her to explain away the truth. When you see the headlines after Hillary’s campaign suffers a setback, it’s enlightening.
Exactly how does the New York Times plan on providing answers when it couldn’t possibly know what to ask about 650,000 emails they’ve never see. Not even the FBI does. But the truth is—that’s not the story. The story is that 650,000 emails were withheld from a federal investigation by someone who should know better—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. You’ll note her name isn’t in most of the headlines about the scandal her hiding emails has caused.
We all know that the cover up is always much worse than the original crime, but can you imagine a headline in the Watergate Scandal that failed to mention President Nixon or “his men”?
The FBI located 650,000 emails on a laptop Clinton’s closest adviser Huma Abedin shared with her husband—disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner.
But you’d never know that from the headlines.
Yes, that’s correct. I did say 650,000 emails.
When you’re simply reporting, rather than trying to influence the news, you craft a headline to inform and entice readers to want to read the rest of your story.
So, something like this might do the job—“650,000 New Emails Discovered on Clinton Aide’s Shared Laptop”. It’s informative, and makes you wonder ‘who’d she share it with’? Then you could simply explain the truth—that the Clinton campaign could have released rather than hidden the emails from the very beginning.
That’s the rub. This latest story reveals more about the character of Hillary Clinton than anything her campaign or her opponents could communicate. After all, leadership starts at the top. If Hillary had led by example and been forthcoming with all the emails in a timely fashion months ago, this whole story might have been much ado about nothing. And she might be well on the way to becoming the next President of the United States. But rather than be forthcoming, Hillary fostered a climate of secrecy.
Rather than simply hand all the emails over and trust the FBI and the Dept of Justice (DOJ) professionals to sort through them, she turned her emails over to her phalanx of lawyers and then destroyed the ones that might get in the way of her ultimate ambition—becoming the first woman President.
“We’re likely to see more of those headlines in coming days. It’s the Clinton way, where truth is always the enemy.”
In spite of the media acting as an extension of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, I believe she will lose, and lose big.
Why? Because campaigns are not won or lost based solely on the issues. Impressions carry far more weight.
Trump appears to care about blue collar workers and those most heavily impacted by the disastrous policies of the last 8 years of the Obama administration: Talking about unchecked illegal immigration, skyrocketing terrorist attacks and in particular, unprecedented increases in ObamaCare premiums. Trump describes the ObamaCare increases as “astronomical”, “disastrous” and is perceived as deeply empathetic to the impact on ordinary, hard-working Americans.
While Hillary and her cohorts in the media act as if this massive transfer of hard-earned money from your pocketbook to those being subsidized in exchange for their votes, is no big deal.
It is a very big deal. A majority of Americans—and a much higher percentage if you only look at working Americans—are deeply troubled by these unexpected hits to their budget.
And Obama owns this issue. He put his name on it, and Hillary endorsed it.
Trump wants to undo the damage.
But this latest email scandal—regardless of the outcome—has served to reinforce the impression that almost 2/3’s of Americans have that Hillary is not trustworthy.
And in the end, impressions will carry more weight than the New York or Los Angeles Times could ever hope to—in their wildest dreams!
For months Hillary Clinton and her supporters have tried to convince everyone – Democrats, the mainstream media and even the GOP – that her triumph in the 2006 presidential race was inevitable.
Now, with barely seven days left until the final balloting concludes, a new narrative is emerging.
Donald Trump, a businessman with no prior political experience — could be poised for an “epic” victory.
A week ago, an ABC-Washington Post tracking poll was reporting Clinton with a 12-point lead over Trump, one of her largest ever. Break out the champagne, many senior Democrats crowed. Trump‘s finished.
And then, just like that, Clinton’s lead vanished.
In just four days, Trump closed her lead to two, and then one. The latest polls released this week may well show him ahead.
There’s a sea-change occurring in public opinion that Clinton and her allies don’t want to admit.
After weeks of trying to depict Trump as a compulsive groper and a sexual predator, the so-called “average” voter wants to hear about the issues again.
Issues like the no-growth recovery, persistent joblessness, deteriorating inner cities, illegal immigration, and Obamacare – all of them big negatives for the incumbent
And Clinton, who’s trying to run on an Obama legacy that’s increasingly hard to defend, has little to say in response – other than to call Trump names and hope that voters get distracted from the real stakes in the election.
If you don’t think Trump’s “change” message is resonating, check out the results of a remarkable Breitbart/Gravis poll conducted late last week.
Like so many other polls – virtually all now, it seems — it shows the 2016 race as a dead heat – but with Trump gaining.
The poll was conducted nationwide among 1,260 registered voters. While voters expressed concern about the ability of both candidates to unify and lead the country, on the issues, they clearly favored Trump.
For example, Trump’s message more like Ronald Reagan
- 47% said they agreed with Trump’s approach to trade policy, including terminating NAFTA and TPP agreements; only 28% agreed with Clinton’s approach.
- Only 34% said they thought ObamaCare had succeeded compared to 54% who said it had failed.
- 63% said they disapproved of Clinton’s proposed refugee policies, with 57% saying they wanted to see current refugee admissions, especially Syrians, terminated or reduced.
- A whopping 76% said they were concerned about illegal immigration and securing the southern border. 49% described themselves as “extremely concerned,” compared to just 17% who said they were “not concerned.”
- Overall, 55% said they wanted to see a change from Obama policies, compared to just 40% who favored a continuation.
And it’s not just the policy issues. Voters are also gravitating toward Trump’s characterization of Clinton as a member of a corrupt political establishment, and of the need for the country to radically change course.
For example, Hillary’s message more like failed Carl Marx’s!
- 52% said they felt that Clinton had been selling political influence through the Clinton Foundation; only 32% disagreed.
- 51% said they believe the FBI should have prosecuted Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information on her private email server, compared to just 42% who disagreed.
- 58% agreed with the statement that “If Hillary Clinton wins the election, special interests and political elites win.” Only 35 percent disagreed.
- Even more striking, 61% said they felt the 2016 election was “the best chance in our lives to take back our government and change course.” Just 33 percent disagreed.
According to the ABC-Washing and Gravis polls, two rapid demographic shifts are occurring in the electorate that accounts for Trump’s gathering strength.
- First, Republicans are “coming home.” In past polls, just 80% of the GOP electorate backed Trump, with the remainder either undecided or leaning toward Clinton. By contrast, in the ABC-Washington Post poll, more than 90% of Republicans registered support for Trump. Apparently, the vast majority — including GOP women put off by some of Trump’s public remarks — are figuring out where their real interests lie.
- Second, many supporters of Gary Johnson as well as those who’ve claimed they were undecided are beginning to swing toward Trump. In the Breitbart/Gravis poll, Johnson received support from just 3% of the respondents, well below his averages in past polls. Jill Stein registered a bare 1%. Just 4% were undecided.
- It’s a common pattern, according to polling experts. In a change election like 2016, undecideds tend to break late for the insurgent challenger. While Clinton is not, technically, an incumbent, she has closely aligned herself with the party in power.
And remember this, too. The Breitbart/Gravis poll, like most current polls, weighted its survey sample toward the 2012 election turnout, with a distinct Democratic tilt.
Most independent observers believe that the GOP is likely to outperform its turnout in 2016, while Clinton is likely to underperform. One example: in early voting thus far, African American turnout is already down nearly 20% from 2012.
Will Donald Trump be the second Ronald Regan?
Ronald Reagan was the most recent revered (R) President in recent Conservative history to shake up Washington and Drain the Swamp. Donald Trump promises to do the same and more. Prosperity for all Amerians!
If pollsters are using the 2012 turn-out ratios, their polls are likely biased in Clinton’s favor. Which means the race isn’t a dead heat after all. In fact, Trump is probably leading by a few points, and in states like Florida and North Carolina, with a high percentage of Black voters, he’s likely to win.
Odds-makers say that Clinton is still the overwhelming favorite win. But it’s more likely that the race is already Donald Trump’s to lose.
That’s why I predict Donald Trump in a landslide on November 8th. Once again history will repeat.
Donald Trump is a modern day Ronald Reagan.