No Real Winner


The election results are in. It is over, or is it? While there are many differing opinions as to why it turned out the way that it did, I thought that I would share mine. The reality is that nobody really won the election even though we now have a president-elect Trump. Both sides of the political spectrum need to do some soul-searching and this is my attempt to point them in the right direction. So, lets start with democrats since they lost, and then move to the Republicans.

This election was in no way a mandate for Trump. It was however, a rebuke of three different entites. First, Hillary Clinton was simply not an electable candidate. Secondly, the Democratic National Committee rigged the primaries to make her their candidate. Lastly, it was a rebuke against the establishment media (which is all democratic). Clinton lost this election not because Trump was so electable but because she was so unelectable. The fact of the matter is that she is a difficult politician to trust. She’s done some shady stuff. The emails, FBI investigations, the rigging of the DNC primary, and the flip-flopping on so many issues made her difficult to stomach. Secondly, when the email leaks came out that the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary, the DNC did nothing. The chairman resigned and that was the end of it. Richard Nixon was impeached from the Presidency for doing less than this. All he did was wire tap a headquarters in an election that was a landslide in his favor. The DNC and Hillary rigged the primary in her favor and simply accepted this as OK. Its not OK. The establishment media never really reported on it. The never dug into the heart of the criminal activity. Instead, they dug up an eleven year old audio recording of rape culturist Trump and let all of the DNC criminal activities go. This is simply not OK and most Americans didn’t tolerate it. On top of the fact, that all their polls were so wrong that now, we have to question the validity of all of them. Perhaps they were just trying to brain-wash the public and the public would have known of it. Had the Bernie Sanders been there candidate, he would’ve probably beat Trump. The fact of the matter is that all of this was simply too much for most folks. These are the reasons why the democrats lost, it wasn’t because of race or the electoral college system, it was for these three simple reasons.

Republicans have some soul-searching to do as well. The fact that Donald Trump won the primary against several other heavy hitters in the party still boggles my mind. We have got to do better. This election in no way validates the Republican agenda it only means that even Trump could beat Hillary. Its sad. As I said previously Trump won because Clinton was simply not electable not because folks have this trust in Trump. For sure, some do, but for him to win the way that he did, says more about Clinton than it does about him. It is my hope that he will recognize this and all Republicans will recognize this and get on with the business of uniting the country from humility rather than ruling in arrogance. Trump will have to address the racism. It is simply not acceptable. It is also my hope that the Republicans who oppossed Trump will continue to hold him accountable. As I said, this election was not a mandate for Trump.

Moving forward, both parties have got to be selective in how we pick our candidates. The shady business of political rigging must stop and the rhetoric of race/hate must also stop. We, as Americans, are better than this.