CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, November 6, 2016 – Other than winning the election on Tuesday, nothing would make most Trump supporters happier than watching the Clintons and their cronies squirming, entangled in their webs of deceit for a considerable period of time.
With just hours to go before all the votes are tallied, the jury is still out as to where anyone stands in Election 2016, manily because the media is so biased in either direction that it’s impossible to get truly accurate and reliable information. Furthermore, the increasingly useless polls are all over the place, as they have been for months. Still there do appear to be a few indicators that should give us at least some insight into how the campaigns are going during this last-gasp efforts to reach the finish line.
First, in the aftermath of continuing Wikileaks email dumps and FBI revelations, Hillary Clinton has her surrogates operating nonstop in virtually every state where she is flailing. Further, Clinton’s health has been in question at several junctures of the campaign. Considering the fact that she cannot keep up with Donald Trump’s seemingly boundless energy, that is a good indication that there might be some truth to all those health questions.
Second, the Clinton campaign has dragged out their good old stand-by dirty tricks playbook, which has been noticeably absent through much of this election season. That’s because the Democrats were so confident in a Trump collapse that they did not believe it was necessary. That playbook used to work. But with today’s voters getting smarter, it has become an anachronism.
Clinton next threw out the old Ku Klux Klan meme, as did Barack Obama, both of them knowing full well that it is a bogus ploy.
Clinton’s television ads offer no solutions, only criticism of Trump’s alleged anti-feminist and racial biases. These standard plays don’t seem to be working either.
Meanwhile, Obama is resorting to his typical low-information dialect to talk down to his audiences. Both Obama and Clinton hold the voters who give them strength in such low regard that it is laughable to hear them talk in public about their deep-seated concerns for the American people.
Third, many Republicans are beginning to come back home to Trump. Not that they have been overwhelmed with feelings of forgiveness, but because they, too, are so sleazy that a Trump victory could keep them in office, which is really all Washington politicians want anyway. If there were no indication that Trump is now on the upswing, you can bet establishment Republicans would boldly remain on the Clinton side of the ledger.
Fourth, the media is reluctantly and grudgingly being forced to relate the sordid details of the Wikileaks and FBI story as each stunning new revelation unfolds. They hate it, clearly don’t want to do it, and often try to bury the information. But they are gradually being backed into a corner with no way out of a problem they brought upon themselves.
Fifth, former U.S. Justice attorney Joseph Di Genova, who is well respected in Washington, has reported to the “Daily Caller” that FBI agents are going to “sink (the Justice Department).” Investigative reporter, Mike Adams, says the reason the FBI is succeeding now and the Clinton regime is failing is because the FBI is smart and the Clintons are stupid:
“The thing that really strikes me about all that we’re witnessing today is just how incredibly stupid the Clinton co-conspirators are. It’s obvious that none of them have any idea how technology works. They don’t understand real-time online backups, email originating server authentication or the fundamentals of digital security.
“Nobody in the corrupt Obama or Clinton regime attained their positions of authority based on merit. It’s a cesspool of unearned power from a cabal of elitist nitwits who are too obnoxious and arrogant to believe anything can ever bring them down. No wonder the FBI’s agents are seething at the corruption and criminality of the Clinton mafia…”
This kind of arrogance has certainly been in evidence in Obama’s speeches over the past few years. If the president isn’t apologizing for America in foreign countries or if he isn’t scolding and chastising us all for simply being Americans, he belittles us with street talk and in-your-face lectures in a haughty, condescending manner that no other chief executive has ever dared approach.
Clinton, on the other hand, seems to have a strobe light in her face, with the word “liar” blinking every time she speaks or cackles in front of a camera.
Yet in the end, the Trump surge may not be enough to put an end to the madness.
Then again, there is always the possibility that both the polls and the coverage of the polls were wrong as well, as was true this past June for all the polls that confidently asserted that the UK’s “Brexit” would never happen.
Clinton is certainly clawing her way to the finish line with every ounce of energy she can muster. Having chosen early on to smear Trump and then run out the clock with minimal campaign appearances, she finds today that the sand is not running out of the hourglass fast enough to suit her. The real question is whether she can hold on through Tuesday. The voters will tell us about that soon enough.
One thing is certain, however. The current election controversies will not really end on Tuesday night regardless of who wins. Election 2016 is a long, long, long way from over.
*Cartoon by Branco. Reprinted with permission and by arrangement with LegalInsurrection.
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