Presidential Horserace Update: “Have You Ever Heard Such Innnocent Prattle?”

With roughly two weeks to go until the 45th President of the United States is voted for and Decision 2016 mercifully (hopefully) concludes on November 8, I would like to commit something to the record, for all posterity.

I voted for Hillary Clinton. Scratch that. I voted early for Hillary Clinton.


This election has gone completely sideways, but I voted, and I voted the only way my conscience could allow.

And the only reason I voted for her was because I felt a moral imperative to vote against Donald Trump.

Due to collusion by the Democratic National Committee, the Team Clinton campaign, and the mainstream media, I have left the Democratic Party and I will not rejoin it unless it is massively reformed.

Why? Because the ends do not always justify the means.

Even when a party and a candidacy must do battle with such societal symptoms as a cranky septuagenarian socialist or a would-be fascist narcissist chauvinist abuser looking to settle some scores, it does not give that party or candidacy free reign to do whatever it takes to cure those symptoms. Especially when the disease that brought about such symptoms was the loss of the public trust. Unfortunately, the DNC, HFA and the MSM exacerbated the spread of this disease. And the demonstrated lack of contrition about the wikileaks release of such documents showing this collusion, and then doubling down by blaming the Russians without documenting the proof, speaks to these people’s complete lack of responsibility, lack of self-respect, and lack of respect for voters.

As for the horserace, I’m concerned. With the revelation that Donald Trump (aka Plantar Fascist) may not recognize the election results as legitimate, regardless of the outcome, he may very well have ensured that there will be physical conflicts at polling stations around the nation on election day.

Worse, I think the media is vastly underselling Trump’s chances of victory, and the Clinton landslide narrative may keep potential anti-Trump voters away from the polls.

I fear for the future.

Perhaps, after 240 years as a nation, we are going to be forced to acknowledge that all of the inside baseball, the backroom deals, the legalized bribery, and the utter contempt for much of the citizenry has a downside.

Perhaps, after several decades, the corporatists war on the American people will finally bring us what they’ve always wanted: a “self-funded” dictator, something I’ve worried about becoming a reality since 1992.

Perhaps people are so divided due to technological buffers and constant bombardment of messaging that we can no longer communicate ideas effectively. I learned this firsthand when, after the first general election debate, I was critical of both candidates, only to be labeled as a sexist by facebook friends for speaking ill of Bill and Hill.

If you think Team Clinton hasn’t been warned that the general electorate isn’t on their side, the brand strategists say otherwise:



I know that’s fuzzy and difficult to read document. Email me if you want to see it more clearly. In a nutshell, this document says that this election is going to be close.

According to Hillary Clinton’s brand manager Benenson Strategy Group, she is favorably viewed by “12% of non-partisan voters”. That’s horrendous.

Even more chilling are the last two sentences:

“On a disturbing note, some 70% of Republican-leaning voters are aware of bussed-in voting, false-face operations, and dead-man’s party registration drives. This may necessitate severe strategy changes for November.”

  • Above Photo/Quotation are from a Benenson Strategy Group “Salvage Program” communication that was published over Twitter, re: telephone polling that BSG conducted on October 10-13, 2016.

The media narrative is that a Clinton victory is a near certainty.

My narrative is this: Trump can win if he takes all the usual Republican strongholds and then runs the table of:

Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Nevada, Colorado.

Is that so far fetched? We shall see.

Trump campaigned in Pennsylvania and Virginia today. Clinton campaigned in Pennsylvania today.

This is not what should be happening if Clinton is on the way to a landslide.

In Hans Christian Anderson’s folktale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” what is always remembered is that a child points out, contrary to an agreed upon “reality,” that the Emperor, in fact, has nothing on.

What is often forgotten is that immediately after that, the boy’s father states, “Have you ever heard such innocent prattle?” and while the crowd ultimately feels emboldened enough to agree with the child, the Emperor shivers, suspects that the people are right about his apparel, but continues with the procession, more proudly than before, and noblemen hold his fake train higher than before.

This election, like this story, is the ultimate expose on the illusion of nobility and it has shined a light on the lunacy of groupthink.

That said, any modern version of the story would now absolutely need to include the part where the Emperor returns to his castle, and he has a strategy meeting with his noblemen, who immediately go about smearing the boy as delusional and label the boy’s family as perverted.

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