Skip to comments.One Year Later: A Look Back at the Election
Posted on 11/07/2017 2:34:46 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Twelve Months Later, Trump Would Probably Still Win the 2016 Election. Thats the headline of a piece in the Washington Post today. This is a bombshell story, when you measure this against nearly universal coverage from the Drive-By Media for the past year.
Trumps an idiot! Trumps a buffoon! Trumps stole the election! He cheated. He colluded with Russia. Trump is hated. Trumps approval numbers are down in the toilet. Trumps this; Trumps that. People hate Trump. Trumps a pig. Im sure you can add to the list. That has been the basic focus of news in the past 12 months, and here comes the Washington Post: Twelve Months Later, Trump Would Probably Still Win the 2016 Election. Now, Im telling you, you put this out there on Yahoo News or where Millennials and others get their news, Im gonna tell you this is gonna destroy them.
The left has done an incredible job of convincing people that Trump is about to be thrown out of office, that most people want Trump thrown out of office, that Trump didnt even really win the election cause he cheated and stole by colluding with Russia. So I think the Drive-Bys are gonna hide this, but its in the Washington Post. Its by Aaron Blake. It has been almost exactly one year since President Trump shocked the world by defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. And he might well do it again today.
That is the focus of this story. Trump would win today if the election were held today. Confronted with the events of the past 12 months and even Trumps unprecedented unpopularity 59% disapprove of his presidency a new poll shows that 2016 voters look as though theyd still pick Trump, albeit about as narrowly as they did before. So whats wrong with that? How can there be 59% disapproval and yet Trump would still win? Those two things dont go together, but theyre in the same poll.
The Washington Post-ABC News poll asked respondents how theyd vote in a redo of the 2016 election, and, if anything, Clinton seems to have lost more ground than Trump. Now, that doesnt surprise you and doesnt surprise me. But here at the Washington Post, the Drive-Bys, that blows them away! Remember the world in which they live and the one they construct for themselves. And I just told you what it is. Hillary should have won; everybody now wishes she had. Trump stole the election, colluded with Russia. Trump is a pig, Trump is a barbarian, Trump is massively unpopular! Everyone hates Trump!
Thats the world theyve created; thats the world they live in. They get this poll from the ABC News/Washington Post polling unit and shows that Hillary is even less popular? Oh, and you throw in the Brazile book and there are more developments on that today, which well get into. Among those who voted, 46% say they picked Clinton last year. Forty-three percent picked Trump. But in a head-to-head rematch, Clintons support drops more than Trumps does, and they wind up at a 40-40 tie. Given that Trump overperformed in key blue-leaning swing states, that means hes probably win again.
Now to me, Im not buying into this til Nate Silver says so. (chuckling) Nate Silver. A 93% chance Hillary wins the election tonight, said Nate Silver about 4 oclock on Election Day. Interestingly, Clinton actually seems to have lost that ground because of disillusioned Democrats. [J]ust 72% of Democrats said they would vote for Clinton [again] vs. the 84% who said they did vote for Clinton last year. She has lost ground because of disillusioned Democrats: 72% of the people voted for her this time in this makeshift poll. Thats down from 84% that did vote for her last year.
Trumps share of the Republican Party, meanwhile, dropped just five points from 89% who said they did vote for him to 84% who said they would do it again, and thats margin-of-error stuff. Trump has not lost any Republican voters, is the bottom line. I keep trying to tell people this. I keep trying to tell the Drive-Bys: You have spent a year trying to separate Trump from his voters, and you havent done it and youve thrown everything youve got and then some, and it still hasnt worked.
I mean, weve had 92% negative coverage of Trump. Weve had overwhelmingly positive fawning, licking, you name it, positive coverage of Hillary, and it hasnt mattered. Hillary will perform worse in a fictional election held today. Does this mean that Americans are becoming media-proof? I think so, in certain ways. Cause this medias just over the top. This is just CNN? Tucker Carlson last night, Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on his Fox show
You know, he used to work at CNN (he did Crossfire) and hes still got some contacts over there and hes reported on Fox last night that CNN executives ordered on-air talent to beat up Donna Brazile. CNN reporters and on-air people the talent were told to rip Brazile a new one and that Hillary was to be defended, and Chatsworth reported that last night on his Fox show. By the way, Clinton, in this poll, loses 10 points of support from nonwhite voters.
Uh-oh. The breadbasket of the Democrat Party is minority voters. And in a fictional election in this poll that would take place now, she loses 10 points. The utility of this question, says the Washington Post, is limited. Clintons seems to be done with running for office, and there will not be a redo of the 2016 election. The question well, all of this is hypothetical. What the hell are we talking about? Its all hypothetical. So when we get the bad result of the hypothetical, ah, doesnt matter, shes not running again.
Tell her shes not running again. Shes the only one that doesnt know, apparently. If you ask me you see Hillary in a muumuu and shes out there in the pantsuits, theres no question, in her mind shes running again. Now, a brief time-out. When we come back the Drive-By Media on TV sent some reporters out, they sent some celebrities out, they sent some analysts out there into blue states that voted for Trump.
They were hoping to find a bunch of angry Democrats who had voted for Trump who were fed up with Trump, who hate Trump, who despise Trump, who were embarrassed at the way they voted and they cant wait to vote for the next Democrat president, except they cant find any.
RUSH: Now I want to get back to our look-back at one year ago, the election. We left off with the fact that the Drive-Bys are desperately looking for any sign that Trump would lose the election, that Trump is hated, that Trumps despised.
That they have successfully separated Trump voters from Trump, that theyve demonized Trump and so successfully and so badly that Trump voters now hate him and would never vote for him again. And in their alternative universe theyve created, they believe it. So they sent some people out to blue, Democrat states where Democrats voted for Trump to try to find any evidence that these people hate Trump now and would abandon him. Our first example is from the Today show today. Nicolle Wallace reporting Trump voters continued support for Trump in the country. She talks to some of these people out there, and thats what you will hear.
How Do Donald Trump Voters Feel About Him One Year After The Presidential Election?
UDY PHELPS: It hasnt dropped at my house. When I knew that he was gonna go on a 12-day tour of China and Japan, I was just keeping my fingers crossed that he is diplomatic.
DAVE LOCK: I still think hes too good a good job. I still like him.
WALLACE: Now hes fighting with members of his own cabinet, former presidents, Republican senators.
DAVE LOCK: I think theyd go away if everyone quit advertising him across the media world. We as a country are making him look like an ass, so he needs to try and defend himself.
WALLACE: Do you think he does anything to make himself look like an ass?
DAVE LOCK: He helps, absolutely. Maybe hes not doing the most appropriate way or with the most appropriate of words, but leave him alone and let him do his job and see what he can do.
RUSH: She started the report by saying, In Erie County this is Pennsylvania Donald Trumps approval rating has dropped until 10 points since Election Day. Why do you think that is? And thats what these people are answering here. Then they cut back to Wallace. After this report shes a live on the set there with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer, and because she couldnt find anybody thats not not gonna vote for Trump, she couldnt find anybody who abandoned Trump, this is how it sounded.
WALLACE: When we began this project, we met 10 former Democrats, all Obama supporters, who flipped for Trump in four states. All but one said theyd still vote for him today and still approve of the job hes doing. That one unhappy voter, if he had to do it over, he wouldnt vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Hed just stay home.
LAUER: I hope you keep this going. I think its really informative and educational to follow these people and listen to how their opinions evolve or dont evolve.
WALLACE: And I love that Dave said its not that he doesnt act like an ass, its that we hope that you wouldnt show that. Its a real insight into their feelings about the media and I know what we all grapple with every day.
RUSH: So theyre upset. She couldnt find anybody to abandon Trump, and thats what they hoped to do. Im surprised this bit aired, frankly. I mean, its kind of like if Trump and Putin are gonna have a summit and before the summit you announce you hope you get an agreement that the next time the Russians steal the election, they dont make it so obvious, well, you dont have the summit with that agreement until you get it! If you dont get the agreement, you dont do summit! If Putin will not agree to make the cheating less obvious, then you dont do the summit, you cancel it.
Same thing here. Nicolle Wallace and the NBC crew, if they didnt find anybody to abandon Trump, they should not have run the segment. (laughing) Do you have yesterdays Morning Update handy, Mister Broadcast Engineer? The one that aired today, can you put your hands on that? I mean, thats what youre laughing at, right? Snerdley is laughing at my faux summit and what it would be about. Cause we just love to tweak these Drive-Bys about media collusion and cheating and so forth.
But seriously, if theyre gonna do a story on how Trumps voters are abandoning him, and they dont find that, then why air it? I mean, theyre practically in tears on this set after this report. Matt Lauer (imitating Lauer), Well, I hope you keep digging. I really hope you keep looking. I hope you keep this going. And Nicolle says (imitating Wallace), Yeah. Yeah. He thinks were the problem. Its a real insight into their feelings about the media.
So it was a double whammy for them out there. Theyre expecting Trump voters to abandon Trump, and not only did that not happen, theyre finding out that they, the media, are totally ineffective in causing Trump supporters to abandon him. Here is the Morning Update that ran today. You gotta listen to the whole thing. The very end of this is the money payoff. You ready? Here you go. Hit it.
RUSH MORNING UPDATE: On the morning of November 8th one year ago liberals were giddy with anticipation. Everything pointed toward victory. The polls and the Big Data showed Hillary Clinton winning in a big landslide. The day began with predictions that Trumps presidential aspirations were doomed. His chances of reaching the Oval Office were said to be between seven and 29 percent.
In addition to breaking the so-called glass-ceiling, Hillary Clintons election meant Barack Obamas legacy was safe. President Hillary would keep her promise to protect it. Yes, the morning of November 8th one year ago was a good one for liberal Democrats.
On the evening of November 8th one year ago there was an air of happy confidence throughout the Drive-By Media. As the polls began to close it was obvious the stories were already written; the coverage had been mapped out in advance.
Media liberals were thrilled. Their unrelenting pounding of Donald Trump was about to pay off. Some establishment Republicans were also giddy. The Never Trumpers, their hatred of the outsider would be vindicated, and even if it meant an election loss, their hold on the party would remain intact.
At 2:40 a.m. the morning of November 9th one year ago it was all over. The giddiness collapsed into waves of despondency, tears, gloom, and anger. A year later the fury remains. The rest of the country, however, was celebrating. A year later, we still are. Thank you, Russians.
END RUSH MORNING UPDATE
RUSH: So I ad-libbed that at the end of that update, Thank you, Russians, and I asked the staff, Do you think we should pull that out before it airs? Oh, no. You gotta leave that in. You gotta tweak em, tweak em, leave it in. So we left it in. Thank you, Russians. And now a summit between Trump and Putin to determine if theres gonna be cheating again, that Putin make it less obvious next time, as a summit example.
I just love tweaking em. I just do. And I know that even though theyre not gonna react to it, theyre gonna see it, theyre gonna hear about it, and theyre just gonna fume. I mean, this is one of their sacred I mean, this would be sort of like laughing at one of the 12 disciples. You dont make fun of the Trump-Russian collusion. Thats just too serious because theyve got everything they know hanging on that, so I just love ramming it down their orifices.
Tonight I’m definitely watching that youtube montage of the MSM losing it as the election evening unfolded. It’s so awesome- priceless.
That was one of the greatest nights of my life. I had to work the next day, so had gone to bed, expecting Hillary to win. My husband had not come to bed, and I woke around 2 a.m. and turned the TV on,, then ran downstairs, and he was practically dancing around. Talk about JOY! It was almost UNBELIEVABLE and WONDERFUL!!!
Watch the Young Turks meltdown that night. Priceless!
What is good in life? To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women. ...
To coin a famous movie’s title..
A Night to Remember .
There's a price to be paid for failure, and it already has been: that's all cycles that could have been spent building up the Democrats. What's the use at this point? Trump is here for four years and he isn't going to finessed out of office by legal gymnastics. If they don't want that to be eight they're going to have to come up with an alternative. If they don't want that to be Hillary they're going to have to come up with someone else. And they're still stuck on "Hate Trump!" and we're halfway through this election cycle. 2018 is only tomorrow.
It's a classic.
Thing is, one of the clowns on there(Jimmy Dore)has done some of the best Hillary/DNC bashing on YouTube lately. He's a flaming "progressive"(think he voted for Jill Stein)but his videos do a pretty good step-by-step showing her and the DNC for the frauds they were/are(and he did this even BEFORE the election...after?...I believe he caught hell for it).
It’s the economy....if things look like there getting better no problem....
The democrats problem is the cannot govern at the state level...if the GOP gets to govern for eight years things usually improve..think Wisconsin...now people in Minnesota are looking over there and seeing what is happening..
Some states are hopeless NY, NJ, CA,,...hell Texas and Florida were big democratic states at one time
THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE GOP
That kid should be glad he made it out of the womb alive.
Yeah, and Grant is still buried in Grant's tomb and he's still dead.
That photo of Nate Silver in the above article, is bearing a disturbing superficial resemblance to one, Harvey Weinstein...
Don't forget, though... THIS is also happening today:
Feel free to watch and gloat! I will! :)
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