State of the race for POTUS
I was going to write about how suddenly, at the most convenient time for the HRC campaign, a bunch of women have mysteriously surfaced with stories about how Donald Trump sexually assaulted them. At the pro-Trump sites like Drudge, there are links to articles that debunk many of those claims, which make all of the claims suspect and not believable.
But the issue is bigger than that. The left has become unhinged.
As I have been saying for some time, the left is a lot smarter than the right. On the right, you have #NeverTrumpers who think that HRC can win and then they can come back in 2020 with a “real conservative” (although why they think a “real conservative” can win the nomination in 2020 when such a person couldn’t win in 2016, and do they think that Jeb Bush is a “real conservative?”), and you have some mainstream GOPe types who think Trump has no chance of winning so they should just focus on winning seats in Congress. But the left is behaving like this is the most important election ever and they are doing everything possible to stop Trump at all costs. The left is smarter than the right, so this behavior means that they think the election is very close and they must use every dirty trick possible in order to win. Also, the left thinks that President Trump is a much more horrible outcome than President Bush.
The left is smarter than the right. That explains why, in the long run, during the last 80 years or so, the left has won on every issue it has put its sights on. With one possible exception: the left used to be anti-capitalist. Somewhere along the way, the left joined forces with the corporations and the financial institutions. This unholy alliance has made the left that much more powerful.
From segregated schools at the beginning of the 1950s, today all racist thought-crimes are policed by the mainstream media. Homosexuality has been normalized. From restricted immigration from the Great Depression until 1965, today we are closer to achieving the leftist goal of open borders.
The left is afraid that, unlike with other Republican presidents, Donald Trump can actually turn back the clock and significantly reverse the gains the left has made. The issues the left cares about:
Eradicating (perceived) racism
Preventing climate change
Notice that, over time, the right has slowly come around to adopting the leftist positions. It just takes two decades or so. Only on the abortion issue (a subcategory of eradicating gender) has the right held firm. (I don’t agree with the pro-life movement, this is just an observation that the right has held firm on that one issue.)
The left believes that if Donald Trump becomes president, he will be able to substantially reverse much of the progress the left has made in these areas. And that will happen not because Trump is a genius, and not because Trump understands all of this and what he’s doing, but his simple 1950s values (before the left completely transformed our values) combined with his loud voice will turn the tide of public opinion and the power of government against these things. Instinctively, Trump is opposed to the left on these issues.
To many on the left, Trump is like Hitler. If you could stop Hitler by making up a bogus claim about how Hitler once sexually assaulted you, or bribing someone to say so, wouldn’t you do it?
One wonders why the left simply doesn’t have the power to just assassinate Trump. Or maybe they do have that power and are just keeping it as a last resort if Trump wins the election. (Maybe you are thinking “that’s a crazy paranoid conspiracy theory!” But think about it. The left thinks Trump is like Hitler. If you could assassinate Hitler and prevent the Holocaust, wouldn’t you do it?)
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And why is the race much closer than polls show? For reasons previously discussed here and elsewhere on pro-Trump websites. People have been shamed into not saying publicly (to a pollster or even on the internet) that they will vote for Trump, but will vote for him in the privacy of the voting booth. And Trump inspires voter turnout among his supporters in a way that neither McCain nor Romney were able to do, and at the same time HRC is much less inspiring to Democrats than Obama, so models that predict likely voters are flawed when used for this election.
The people on the left are smart enough to understand this even though many on the right don’t get it.