by Mark Angelides
In a wide ranging interview, Hillary Clinton said that she would consider contesting the results of the 2016 presidential election, but is not sure (Constitutionally) how that would work. She claims that the election and Russian interference was a bigger scandal than Watergate. She has blamed just about everything and everyone for her loss, but why does no one ask the real question?
Why is it that despite the entire establishment and media operation against Trump, did he still manage to win the election? Here are a few points worth considering:
- In the run-up to the election, all major news agencies were stating that Clinton had a more than 95% chance of winning. This was clearly designed to make potential Trump voters stay home. It is a common practice in electioneering (they did the same thing in the Brexit referendum), and it does work. So knowing that it works, and knowing that a large amount of Trump voters would have thought it was not worth going out, how then did he still manage to win?
- The very basis of America is the empowerment of states, and their ability to pass laws. Clinton has again stated that she would do away with the Electoral College. She presents this is a way of having one vote for one person. But it is disingenuous. The very purpose of the Electoral College was to ensure that one state did not have disproportionate power over another based on the population numbers. Why does no one in the media bring this up?
- How is it that without any real support from either party did Donald Trump manage to get elected? Is it possible that the entire two-party system is a con being carried out on the American people to give them the illusion of choice? If Independents can get elected, then why do we continue t talk in term of only two voices?
The sad truth is that politics is all a show for the people to keep them amused, angry, intent, and compliant. You can say what you like about President Trump (that he’s bad, that he’s a stooge, anything you like), but what he has done is give the American people the impression that the two party system does not have to be what it is. He has shown the country that one man, despised by both parties, can still get to the top. Now it may all be part of the illusion, but we now, once more, have the belief. And false or not, the belief is what’s going to carry us out of the swamp.