We have been subjected to so many excuses and autopsies of what happened on election day in the past week it’s difficult to keep track of who said what. We’ve heard both excuses and autopsies of the event from every possible perspective. Excuses mostly from the left. Excuses also from those prognosticators that got everything so wrong.
Having no skin in this game, having voted 3rd party I can for the first time I can remember just sit back and watch the show. No angst is good. It’s different. It’s almost fun. It is certainly easier on the blood pressure. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I didn’t want either of the possible outcomes and so I can look for any glimmer of hope even as I don’t expect it. Strange feeling really.
The Clinton camp seems to have decided to focus on James Comey as villain in chief. Hillary BLAMES COMEY for her humiliating defeat!
As Trump’s campaign manager Kelly Ann Conway said: Hillary Clinton should perhaps “take a look in the mirror” before blaming FBI Director James Comey for her unexpected loss.
There are more rumors flying around than buzzards around a carcass in the desert. Trump will do this – Obama will do that, so and so is going to be SoS etc. etc. etc. I doubt anyone knows what Trump is going to do, including Trump.
Leaks are frequent, as they always are, and sometimes are even true. But don’t count on it. Every time someone says something it is being pushed as fact. Often the rumor isn’t true and was just someone trying to show how important they are by being “in the know.”
I suspect that many of the “rumors” are trial balloons sent up by the Trump people to see how high they fly. Or how quickly they go splat. It’s an old political tactic and one that works quite well.
Meanwhile the excuses and autopsies continue. Everybody has an opinion. Some may even be right. It’s hard to trust the opinions of people that got so much so wrong for so long. It’s hard to believe people who are so dishonest and untrustworthy. These pundidiots have lost our trust and I doubt they will get it back in my lifetime. But never mind, because it isn’t there fault – it’s ours. We being the people that don’t buy what they’re selling.
You have many on the left deciding to double down. They didn’t move far enough left they say. I guess they didn’t notice the repudiation of most of their lefty notions. Or noticed, and as usual, ignored them because they are so much smarter than us. So the excuse from these fools, one being Michael Moore, is that they didn’t move far enough left. I hope they continue to act as if this was so because it will hasten their demise.
Of course Dems weren’t expecting to have to autopsy their loss. They expected to be celebrating and discussing the disarray of the GOP. Not that the GOP doesn’t have problems but their seem solvable now because the Dems lost so much. The Dems not only lost the White House, which they expected to win, but they didn’t get a majority in the Senate, which they thought they probably would, and they made small but insignificant gains in the House. The Republicans also picked up Governorships in Missouri, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Dems didn’t pick up a single Governorship. If this isn’t worrying them it should.
As the Democrats try to pick up the pieces the smart ones are actually trying to see what went wrong and how they can fix it. Others simply makes excuses, blame someone and therefore will not learn anything from their defeat. Since I’ve come to loathe liberals that’s all good with me.