8-9-2016 Jeffrey C McMahan
Over the last week DJTrump has been telling us he has foreseen his doom. Claiming it will be due to the ‘Clinton Machine’ engineering some kind of scheme to commit fraud on a national level. In the national election system no less. I’ve observed the man speaking on a national broadcast network musing about that they’ll be people casting ten ballets, then he doubled down and related that it would be one hundred ballets cast by one person; leaving the polling place, turning around and returning to cast another vote for the ‘Clinton apparatus, no doubt. Perhaps in a following segment he claimed a great big fat wall would have prevented it; I didn’t see it though, so my opinion doesn’t count for much in that regard.
According to this observer many sound bites spew from the man in question; most of them appear to be off-the-cuff nonsense. Most of them can’t be written off as ‘thee liberal media machine’ spinning his antics, his comings and goings, his bombastic rhetoric; with its (the liberal media machines) peculiar bias; as most have been caught on video and make the rounds of the nefarious ‘lame stream media.’ Even the more conservative media outlets disseminate the same content, so that tends to add some validity to the messages.
This prophetic utterance, this claim that the only way he’ll lose is due to some grand conspiracy that will ‘steal’ the show, is nonsense; the candidate will win or lose based on the merits of his broad public appeal. Not looking likely after that sentence. Bazinga! But this claim; implying that the Clinton apparatus can only win by cheating is, not only a win-win proposal for the candidate, it is also the go to argument on playgrounds throughout the nation. It’s a win, as if he loses he cans bray ‘I told you so;’ also typically heard on playgrounds; and if he wins he can go on and on about how he beat the odds against corruption and nefarious activity at the highest level. Thereby validating his curious world-view.
The real issue here, in my opinion is, not only is he running against Mrs Clinton, she also happens to be a women. That in a nutshell is the crux of the matter. That and his small hands. Hold I’ll say no more.
This dynamic, Trump vs woman, seems to be a common denominator in the public persona of the candidate, dating back several decades at least. Just look at the size of his towers. There has to be some compensation, some method of satiating an ego twisted out of proportion in some aggrandizing fashion. The way the man projects his frailties, his weaknesses, upon others, speaks volumes to the careful observer. Admitting failure, admitting defeat, is not in the playbook, it is always the external, those ‘other(s)’ forces, that puts the boot to the throat, that keeps the man down; he builds great big beautiful golf courses, perhaps because he hasn’t been invited to join the exclusive clubs. The clubs that the real movers and shakers belong to. I think this insight, speaks to the man’s insecurities, and also contributes to his megalomania.
This claim that the vote will be rigged, is as I have said is nonsense, it also belies the fact that it is the GOP that typically uses this tactic. Note the oppressive voting laws, that have been struck down time and time again by the higher courts. Note the technique of Gerrymandering which is the process of drawing the lines of districts to include primarily, republican voters see here and isolate districts that contain populations that are unlikely to be able to comply with the said voting laws, the oppressive ones. Besides the last election that was stolen was the 2000 election, the Bush vs Gore, election; the election ‘too close to call’ with the ‘hanging chads’ with Florida being the johnny come lately, the state that hadn’t published it’s election results, until long after I went to bed, at 11:00 pm, on the west coast; and held out for several days, examining every ballet for the aforementioned ‘hanging chads.’ Not only that but Jeb Bush happened to be the governor of Florida at that time. shenanigans I call! But that’s almost ancient history, no need to drag that through the streets. Hanging it out to dry on clotheslines across this great Nation. It’s popular to blame President Bush, it’s popular to blame President Obama, it’s so easy to blame the past for the failures of the present, so I’ll get on with the present. Which brings me back to a discussion of the candidate in question. See how I did that, the twisted and torturous trail I weave/wove.
So who gets the blame, is it the ‘Clinton apparatus’ or does it lay to rest on the shoulders of the GOP? In my opinion it is all on the GOP. The Republican voting base nominated the candidate. That’s not on the Democratic candidate, or the Democratic voting base. The Democrats did not set the platform of the RNC; the Democrat Party did nor coerce the Candidate(s) to utter the sensational public statements that has spewed from the candidate(s) mouth. After the 2012 shellacking the GOP took, the RNC, amid much hand-wringing set out to accomplish a post mortem analyse of the brawl, and come up with policies that would make the GOP winners again; one notable one was to broaden the public appeal of the GOP to include minority groups. Four years later we have what we have. And who is to blame?