By Nathan Barton
It’s been more than six months now, and at least one of the failed candidates in the 2016 election for a new Massa continues to appear in the news daily, whinging about how she had the election taken from her. The list of who is to blame is impressive.
- The Russians
- Former FBI guy James Comey
- Alex Jones (InfoWars)
- Her campaign staff
- Democratic National Committee
- Sexism (especially that of Bernie Sanders, Democratic voters, and Republicans)
- Republicans who suppressed votes and voters
- The New York Times (and other mainstream media)
- “Twitterbots” – whatever those are
- Self-hating women
I am sure that there are a lot more that she (and her aides) would add. And Bill himself could come up with a couple of Baker’s Dozen worth.
Here are my thoughts about why she DID lose the election.
- The voters in enough states didn’t like her
- The economy under the Obama Administration
- Her campaign strategy, on many fronts
- The Democratic Party’s (and her) swing to the left in recent years
- Her seeming health issues
- Her assumption that she was going to win
- Her corruption
- Her vicious attacks on Trump and lots of other people
- Her political platform
- Her political associates and associations
- Her warmongering
- Her alienation and disdain for too many voters
- She was a “terrible candidate”
Or, to sum it up – she did it to herself.
But, as is becoming more and more clear, except for a few key issues – and those include her personality and personal political goals – it does not matter whether she or Trump won – and probably would not have mattered if Jill Stein or Gary Johnson won. (Remember them?)
Today, it is popular to blame the “Deep State” for our governmental headaches – for the severe problems government causes us every day. But in reality, the “powers that be” are more than just hidden, powerful bureaucrats and key insiders and their financial backers and mentors and minions. Every person in government – especially those in elected positions and key political appointed positions – are to blame. And those who use government as their livelihood and as a hammer to attack those they are opposed to or compete with.
More than ever, I am firmly convinced that the Fifty States dodged a bullet by NOT having Miz Hillary win in 2016. Consider Trump as bad as you will, but she would have been worse.
Mama’s Note: The real problem is the continued faith of most people in the “authority” of the government, the “powers that be” – however much they dislike what is happening now – their belief that they must have a “government,” and their acceptance of the “constitution” as the legitimate foundation of that government. Some people are starting to question all that, and fewer seem to think that they will somehow be able to “elect the right people” to make that false dream true. That’s the direction the population in general must go, but it’s going to be like pushing a boulder uphill. It keeps coming back down and crushing people. And will continue for a long time, I fear.
Whether or not Trump is “better” than the Hildebeast, only time will tell. Personally, I almost wish she had “won.” However better he is, Mr. Trump is no friend of individual liberty either. With the Hildebeast, that boulder might have smashed enough people and systems to wake up those who need to resist, revolt, decide not to trust any politicians… but maybe that’s just me.