As We Count Down to the Election the Mainstream Media, Democrats, and rino Republicans are Coming “Unhinged”

No lie or fabrication is off limits as the Mainstream Media, Democrats. And rino Republicans try to stop Trump’s march to the White House.

Anti-Trump:

This was an Esquire headline on Wednesday 8/03:

A Mutiny Is Brewing on Trump’s Nuclear Submarine

The captain has lost his mind, and they’re scrambling below deck

The Daily Beast on 8/04:

Election Over

Other headlines or reports:

Trump is sick.

Trump is unstable.

Trump is going to quit. (really!)

The Republicans are getting ready to replace him.

Trump is out of control and  ”mailing it in”.  “He is so out of control that his staff is suicidal”.

The desperate GOP is planning an “intervention” with Trump.

The GOP is running out of time to fix Trump.

Rino Republicans are publicly endorsing Hillary and saying Trump is too dangerous.

Trump has a long history of “stiffing” contractors and people who work for him and has been sued for it many times .Kimberly Guilfoyle and Monica Crowley, both accomplished attorneys totally debunked this accusation on Bill O’Reilly recently.

Trump is crashing in the polls while Hillary is getting a strong “bounce”. Based on the turnout at Trump’s campaign events versus Hillary’s events, I do not believe the polls are accurate.

I wrote about poll accuracy last week. For many years I have noticed that they have not been accurate. I believe there are two reasons for this. One is that some pollsters deliberately skew the results in an effort to influence an election. The second and main reason they are not accurate is the increasing lack of a reliable list of people to be polled who accurately reflect the voters. This is the result of the rapidly increasing number of voters who no longer have a telephone land line. They use cell phones and many of them use the phones to screen their calls to avoid telemarketers (and pollsters). An increasing number of these people also refuse to join groups like political parties or give out their phone number. There is also an increasing number of people who will not acknowledge who they are supporting politically, or will lie about it to avoid controversy, a risk of being ridiculed by family or friends or possibly being black listed at work. Consequently polls today are a good indicator of trends but they do not accurately predict results. Trump is a good example of this. He got more votes in the Republican primary than any Republican candidate in history, even with 16 qualified opponents initially, some of them staying in the race until late in the primary process, yet the polls have consistently shown him to be losing to Hillary.

Recent fund raising reports also indicate the polls are not accurate. Hillary, with her massive national organization and the Democratic Party’s help, raised $90 million in July. Only $63 million goes to her. The rest goes to the Democratic Party for other candidates. Trump, without a massive national organization, raised $80 million, mostly from small donors.

This morning I heard a new word, “Palinize”. It is a reference to the main stream media trying to do to Trump what they did to Sarah Palin.

Pro-Hillary:

Jake Tapper was practically “fawning “ about the DNC as he did his nightly report one night during the convention. All the rest of the mainstream media did the same constantly, during and after the convention.

Juan Williams on the “Five” loudly stated that the “RNC was a disaster”. I am still hearing that from the Left every day.

Obama, during a White House joint press conference with the P.M. of Singapore, bluntly said that Trump is not QUALIFIED to be President. This came from a community organizer with a 7 & ½ year record of lies, failure, and corruption? He said the same thing about Romney.

During a pentagon press conference Obama warned Trump about the classified briefings and said Trump needs to be “Presidential”!

As of 8/01 network news channels mentioned Pat Smith’s appearance at the RNC one time, Khizr Khan’s appearance at the DNC 55 times.

The New York Times did not report on Chris Wallace’s Hillary interview on 7/31.

The Media is ramping up its attacks on Trump’s wife.

Quote from Pat Caddell about the media and the Polls. “This is what the media is willing to do, to try to elect her,” Caddell said. “This poll (Reuters) is nothing but a part of a media offensive. In the 45 years since I was a child, in top-level presidential campaigns, I have never seen the media on such a jihad, and so involved in hiding facts, and not following up. This is a crisis of democracy, what the press is now doing.” Note: Caddell has been a Democratic “operative” his entire adult life.

The Obama administration and other Democratic administrations are ramping up their efforts to elect Hillary by direct action or by pandering to special interest groups:

Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia restored, by executive order, the voting rights of 200,000 convicted felons.

Jeh Johnson signed an order giving legal status to everyone in the U.S. who says that they came here after 2012 from Syria. This allows them to get a driver’s license and be eligible for welfare (with a driver’s license you can register to vote).

California is issuing driver’s licenses to illegals.

The DOJ (Department of Injustice under Obama) continues to battle states over voter ID laws.

Obama is stepping up his efforts to pardon/commute the sentences of prisoners in Federal prisons (214 on august 2}.

Special interest groups are so emboldened by Obama, Hillary, and the Democrats outreach to them that they are growing in size, the number of groups is increasing and their demands are becoming even more unreasonable.  There is now a “Black Lives Movement” that claims to be an umbrella group for all the other “Movements”, like BLM and they just issued their “platform” of demands. It includes things like slave reparations, the decriminalization of drug and sex crimes (and consequent release of people in jail for these crimes), and the elimination of police departments.

Every day we learn more about how incompetent, lying and corrupt the Obama Administration is. $400 million to Iran that they claim was not ransom. The BATF is ILLEGALLY maintaining gun owner personal information (preparing for gun confiscation?).  Obama is pardoning Federal prisoners at record rates, and he still has 5 months left in office. Look at Bill and Hillary’s record. Hillary will make things even worse in America.

Obama did say one thing that turned out to be true. On October 31, 2008 Obama said, “we are five days away from fundamentally changing America”.

Expect the Trump bashing and fawning over Hillary to ramp up and the “noise” from the special interest groups to get louder everyday between now and the election.

This election will be decided based on voter turnout. Choose wisely and VOTE!

Turmoil in the Democratic National Committee and the New American Revolition

Late in the week, before the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks released copies of hacked Democratic National Committee emails reconfirming that key Committee staff members actively worked to assure Hillary was the Democrat nominee (isn’t attempting to rig an election a Federal crime?). Due to the size of the document release analyst believe more damaging information will be discovered over the next few days.

The day before “day one” of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), disaster strikes as information about the Democratic National Committee’s activities become  “news” with some media. Turmoil erupts inside and outside the convention hall. The number of protesters increase and they become loud outside the convention hall and Debbie Wasserman Shultz is pressured to resign as Democratic National Committee chair. She agrees to resign after the convention and will only officially open and close the convention. Hillary blames the problems on Russian hackers, ignoring the criminal actions of the Democratic National Committee staff. Hillary also claims in a TV interview that she had no knowledge of the Committee staff’s efforts to rig the primary election for her. Hillary publicly announces her support for Shultz and then doubles down by announcing that she has hired Shultz to be co-chair of her national campaign.

Two new polls show Trump taking a noticeable lead over Hillary.

Day one, before the convention opens, the protests get bigger and louder outside the convention hall and Shultz is booed off the stage at a breakfast meeting with her home state delegation! Shultz is forced to totally withdraw from any role in the convention. Clinton campaign spokesman attempts to ”spin” the committee staffers actions in TV interviews by only talking about the alleged source of the released emails being Russian. WikiLeaks announces it will release more hacked emails before the general election, including some from Hillary’s PRIVATE SERVER! The protest outside the convention hall get bigger and louder by the hour and the Democrats doing interviews inside the convention hall continue to “foolishly” ignore the turmoil all around them while trying to “spin” what a great convention theirs will be, as opposed to how bad the Republican convention was. Classic example was Juan Williams on the “Five” loudly declaring how “disastrous” the RNC was. For many years now I have been constantly amazed at how resolute the people speaking for the Democrats are at sticking to the Democratic talking points for the day. It does not appear that everyone is buying the “spin”, including some of the media that usually goes out of their way to support Hillary. The Democratic National Committee is totally silent. The DNC attempts to officially open with loud shouting matches happening between various factions. Some speakers, like Senator Warren were booed and heckled as they spoke. It looks like it is going to be a rough week for Hillary and the Democrats, especially the Democrats supporting Hillary.

Day two of the DNC starts off like day one. Bernie and Hillary supporters engage in another shouting match at a breakfast meeting and the protestors outside are still active and loud. The fence around the convention center has to be reinforced due to protestors climbing it. Bernie supporters still refuse to endorse Hillary and are still trying to replace her. Even though Hillary gave BLM representatives speaking slots at the DNC a BLM protest march is happening outside the convention hall with a “Hillary Delete Yourself” banner carried in the front row of marchers. Newly released emails show that Shultz’s replacement, Donna Brazile  (one of the most racially divisive women to ever sit before a TV camera, for years on the Sunday morning show “Georgia Gang”)  was also critical of Bernie. Hillary is officially “coronated”. A large number of Bernie supporters leave the convention hall and join the protestors outside the hall. BLM protest outside the convention hall are also getting bigger and louder. A BLM protest leader orders all white people to the back of the group and says, “This is a black and brown movement”. Bernie supporters burn an American flag outside the convention hall. Geraldo Rivera is surrounded, verbally abused, doused with water from behind and physically removed from a BLM protest by a very large black man. I still do not see any American flags in the convention hall? The Democrats and main stream media still claim that the “RNC was a disaster”.

Day 3 at the DNC. Trump holds a morning press conference ,no prepared notes, no questions off limits in Miami. During the press conference he challenges the media to get Hillary to do a press conference. She has not held a press conference since December 2015, and that one was scripted and controlled. He also made a joke about Russia finding Hillary’s missing 30,000 emails. To quote Charles Krauthammer this was a neat trap that the Hillary campaign immediately fell into, followed immediately by most of the “main stream” media. They foolishly continued to try and “spin” the allegation that it was the Russians who hacked the systems, while trying to ignore what was in the released documents. And then they really “took the Trump bait” and began to accuse Trump of creating a national security issue by encouraging a foreign power to hack into systems that had sensitive documents in them (confirming that Hillary improperly stored and transmitted sensitive national security documents?).

Apparently the DNC has now been publicly called out enough on the internet to force them to put two American flags in the convention hall. New reports say that the Democratic National Committee staff that tried to rig the election for Hillary violated campaign finance laws. Jill Stein visits the DNC and talks to Bernie supporters (Her party will influence the General Election). More leaked emails and voice mail recordings confirm that the DNC controlled access to Obama, Hillary and other top Democrats based on how much money donors raised/donated. Pepper spray is used on protestors trying to scale the convention hall fence. Protestors use bolt cutters to force access to a secure area inside the fence with some being arrested by the Secret Service. A protestor stomping on a burning U.S. flag catches their clothes on fire and is burned bad enough to require hospitalization. There is still no mention of ISIS. Complaints from residents in the convention hall area about, noise, trash, vandalism, illegal camping, nudity and other crud behavior by the protestors are increasing daily.

Nancy Pelosi makes her ridiculous “GGG” (God Guns and Gays) statement on live TV and repeats it again later that afternoon. She said that the reason Hillary has a problem with the white male vote is because, “uneducated white males in America vote against their own economic good because of their feelings about “God, Guns and Gays”.

Leon Pennetta’s speech backfires while he tries to promote Hillary’s ability to handle all the problems in the world. As he goes through a long list of war torn countries and unstable governments it becomes obvious that Obama’s foreign policies have created a very unstable world, with Hillary’s help for four of his eight years. At one point some state delegations interrupted him with loud chants, “no more wars”.

Bill Clinton almost frantically tried to portray Hillary as the most qualified, successful and accomplished person in history, plus being on a level of care and giving to people that is above and beyond Mother Teresa’s. I wondered what he would do if anyone ask him the simple question that no one else has been able to answer yet, “can you name one positive thing she actually accomplished during her four years as Secretary of State?’.

Bloomberg’s speech is a total Trump attack.

Joe Biden’s entire speech was a Trump attack that should have been beneath the office of Vice President of the United States of America.

When Tim Kaine opened his VP acceptance speech with a “shout out” to his son who just deployed with the Maries the audience was shockingly unresponsive. He used most of the rest of his speech to attack Trump.

Obama repeated what Bill said about Hillary’s extraordinary qualifications and accomplishments, then repeatedly patted himself on the back as he listed each of his administrations remarkable accomplishments (which were not true)  and then spent the rest of his speech making ridiculous claims about Trump.

Day 4 of the DNC begins with Rudy Giuliani reporting that uniformed police officers were not allowed inside the convention hall during the convention. This was so unbelievable to him that he spent the last two days investigating and confirming that it was indeed a convention rule. This is textbook Hillary. Just ask any Secret Service agent and they will tell you that getting assigned to Hillary’s detail is actually a form of punishment.

Regarding the uniformed officer ban inside  the convention hall, I wrote in one of my articles recently about Hillary changing her position on major issues more often than she changes her pants suits. The night after Giuliani and Fox made the uniformed officer convention hall ban public a woman uniformed officer came to the podium to call for a moment of silence for slain officers. Immediately, during the moment of silence people in the audience began to yell “black lives matter”.

Jesse Waters attempted to interview Convention attendees about their position on “Sanctuary Cites” and “Kate’s Law”.  Their behavior and responses were despicable, even though they knew they were on camera.

The high point of day 4 seemed to be Lanny Davis popping up in front of any TV camera or microphone he could find to tell anyone who would listen about how he has known Hillary since law school and what a great, warm, kind, loving, giving person she really is. With all the attack Trump speeches (some of which were actually sophomoric) and Lanny’s last minute efforts to humanize Hillary, it appears that they are worried about her electability.

Clearly the final analysis of this DNC shows that it was undeniably un-patriotic, anti-military, anti-police, with an attack Trump and Republicans theme. It can only be described as unethical and worse, un-American! This convention did not bring the Democratic Party together, much less America.

As noted above Hillary changes her positions on issues more often than she changes her pants suits. “Presto” on the last night of the convention, just before Hillary’s acceptance speech, U.S. Flags, chants of U.S.A., a hero soldiers Muslin parents and a retired Four Star General endorsing Hillary appear at the convention (some in the audience attempted to shout down the General and the veterans on stage with him by chanting, “no more wars”).

Based on what is happening in the Democratic Party, the continued existence of some “never Trump” Republicans, the disenchanted Independents and the surprising number of “New” voters all confirm a rising level of anger in America and a willingness to express it. Turmoil in the U.S. electorate is definitely growing.

History has proven repeatedly that when the level of anger in a population reaches a certain point the population “revolts”. It appears that the “revolution” we are beginning to see will not be a “quiet” one. For many months now, everywhere I go I hear people talk, at times loudly and angrily, about politics. Places like the Gym, Dr. and hospital waiting rooms, the place where the locals stop in the morning for a cup of coffee and a biscuit and at other retail businesses. There has always been some level of political discussion in public places but I have never seen it at this level and certainly not as polarized. Many of these people are unshakable in their beliefs and a surprising number, of all ages insist they are going to vote for the first time in their lives (the blue collar males in this group and their spouse/family members are overwhelmingly Trump supporters). Hopefully this “Revolution” will not involve guns, but I am not sure that will be the case based on the level of anger and volatility I am seeing and hearing every day.

Regarding polls, for many years I have noticed that they have not been accurate. I believe there are two reasons for this. One is that some pollsters deliberately skew the results in an effort to influence an election. The second and main reason they are not accurate is the increasing lack of a reliable list of people to be polled who accurately reflect the voters. This is the result of the rapidly increasing number of voters who no longer have a telephone land line. They use cell phones and many of them use the phones to screen their calls to avoid telemarketers (and pollsters). An increasing number of these people also refuse to join groups like political parties or give out their phone number. There is also an increasing number of people who will not acknowledge who they are supporting politically, or will lie about it to avoid controversy, a risk of being ridiculed by family or friends or possibly being black listed at work. Consequently polls today are a good indicator of trends but they do not accurately predict results. Trump is a good example of this. He got more votes in the Republican primary than any Republican candidate in history, even with 16 qualified opponents initially, some of them staying in the race until late in the primary process, yet the polls have consistently shown him to be losing to Hillary.

When I look at everything that happened this week I am even more convinced that Trump will be President, maybe by a vote in the U.S. House like I wrote about last week. Regardless of what Bernie, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein do the election will come down to Hillary or Trump and Hillary cannot be President! America is on its last step into Socialism/Communism and there is no doubt that Hillary will take us there. I wrote about this here: http://www.onlymakessense.com/ideology-and-extremism-in-american-politics-today/. In November vote and, like him or not, vote for Trump!

Together Obama, Hillary, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are going to put Trump in the Whitehouse

As with most Democratic societies America basically has a two party political system. Other parties have participated in our national elections from time to time with minimal effect in most cases. Ross Perot was a rare exception to this situation when he took more votes from President Bush (41) than he did from Clinton.

All indications now are that candidates for parties other than the Democrat and Republican parties will have an even bigger effect on this election than Ross Perot did in his run for President in 1992. The current levels of divisiveness, turmoil and anger in America are so high that we will probably see Presidential candidates from the Libertarian and Green Party prevent the Democrat and Republican party candidates from getting 270 Electoral College votes, so the President will not be chosen during the general election. The Obama Administration has deliberately brought us to this place in America with his “Divide and Destroy” strategy for “fundamentally changing America”. I covered the Obama “divide and destroy” strategy in detail in my article last week.

Since Hillary became the pre-ordained Democratic Party candidate the levels of divisiveness, turmoil, and anger in America have increased. She is one of the most divisive candidates in history. On an almost daily basis I hear or read reports of her saying things that are simply not true, and in some instances are irrational. As an example a recent video she made to be played at a meeting of hard Left Progressives. In the video Hillary said that in her first 30 days in office she will issue executive orders and use Government agencies to limit money in politics, which is unconstitutional.  She will also propose a Constitutional Amendment to limit money in politics (apparently she does not even understand how you amend our Constitution). I have followed her political career over the years and I have been amazed every time I heard someone say something like, “yes I know she cannot be trusted” or, “yes I know she is a bad person”, “but I am still going to vote for her”. Or even worse when I hear people angrily deny that she is a liar or cannot be trusted. I detailed how Hillary’s behavior has been questionable during her entire adult life in a recent article.

I am even more amazed that the two leading candidates for President of the United States of America, Hillary and Trump both have unbelievably high ”unfavorable” ratings.   This simply does not make sense on the Republican side since we started with a field of 17 candidates with many of them being highly qualified Presidential candidates. Like Hillary, many people see Trump as a divisive candidate. His emergence as the Republican Party nominee has also fueled an increase in the levels of divisiveness, turmoil and anger in America. However, as I watched Trump in recent weeks and now at the RNC, I am getting much more comfortable with him being president, especially as I see the people he seems to be relying on for advice and support. Recently I heard someone say, “Trump cannot be a micro-manager when you consider how large and widespread his business interests are”. That made a lot of sense to me and reinforced my interest in seeing who he appoints to key positons in his administration. I am especially interested in seeing who he appoints as Attorney General! I am sure it will be someone like Chris Christy and I am so looking forward to seeing the criminal ideologues that have turned the DOJ into the “Department of Injustice” leave the Department like rats deserting a sinking ship. The DOJ and the Supreme Court are key reasons why Hilary cannot be President!

Regarding the RNC, the choice of speakers, and their passion on the first day was outstanding! There were several times when the camera scanned the audience and I saw a lot of people with tears in their eyes, and I must admit there was a time or two when I felt emotional, especially when Sean Smith’s mother was at the podium.

The second night of the RNC carried the convention theme to the next level. Trump sailed to an easy victory in the final nominating process, Chris Christy reinforced my hope that he is the next Attorney General and Donald Trump Jr. sounded a lot like a successful future President. As I have watched all of Trump’s adult children during the campaign I have been very impressed at the poise and grace they all have in public and what a close knit family they are. That tells me a lot about the real and private Donald Trump.

Night 3 at the RNC. Patriotism is alive and well in America!  Laura Ingram NAILED IT!  Single mother of three adopted kids and successful. Her story is working class blue collar to success in America if you are willing to be ethical and work for it. Attempted flag burner (communist party member) arrested for attempting to “incite a riot”! Yea for the Cleveland police and all the law enforcement agencies that are helping them!!!!!!!! What an amazing job they have done!

Great closing night! Great convention!  This convention was a perfect example of how professional business people do things. Great job by the city of Cleveland, especially their Law Enforcement people! Let’s see if the DNC and Philadelphia can match it?

With Hillary and Trump being the Democrat and Republican nominees, and Bernie (an avowed Socialist) almost being the Democrat nominee, it opens up the possibility for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein to have an impact on the Presidential election process. Note: Johnson publicly acknowledges that he regularly smokes pot and Stein is even more “deranged” than Bernie

Gary Johnson’s record as Governor of New Mexico is mixed. He had some success and some failure over his 8 years in office. He has been totally unsuccessful in his past presidential efforts. However he is a favorite of many Millennials. Millennials are loosely defined as being between the ages of 18 and 34 and are now the largest segment of the U.S. population. I recently had a conversation with a young man who is intelligent, highly educated and has a good job and work history. He does not advocate “free stuff” and he strongly supports Gary Johnson. He even went so far as to say that if Johnson is not elected he is going to give up on politics! I think he is one example of how diverse Millennials can be. This diversity is one of the reasons that I believe Johnson and Stein will have a major effect on this election. Johnson is currently polling high enough to almost earn a spot in the Presidential debates and is slowly moving up. Getting a spot in the debates would dramatically increase his strength in the general election.

Jill Stein is the “Green Party” candidate. As noted earlier she is even more “deranged” than Bernie. Here is the opening statement of her “Power to the People Plan”, which is posted on the party website. The details of this plan are posted on that website below the opening statement. They are frightening and irrational.

“My Power to the People Plan creates deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.

It offers direct answers to the economic, social, and ecological crises brought on by both corporate political parties. And it empowers the American people to fix our broken political system and make real the promise of democracy.

This plan will end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes, it’s not in our dreams – it’s in our hands.”

Her plan reminds me of the “UN Agenda 21” plan for “One World Order” (recently renamed “New world Order”). Unfortunately it looks like many of the “free stuff Bernie” voters will move over to support her. She even issued a statement saying that she would step aside if Bernie would take her place on the Green Party ticket, which he declined, I expect grudgingly. If enough Bernie supporters and Hollywood environmentalist move over to support her she also could earn a spot on the Presidential debate stage, which would dramatically increase her standing in the general election.

If the diverse Millennials split their votes among the four candidates, like it appears they will, it will prevent Hillary and Trump from getting 270 Electoral College votes, which will send the Presidential and Vice Presidential election to the U.S.Congress.

We just got two more reasons why most Bernie supporters will support candidates other than Hillary or simply not vote. The reasons are her selection of Kaine as her running mate and the latest wikileaks document release. Kaine is an “establishment” Democrat with strong ties to Wall Street and the new wikileaks documents reconfirm that the DNC  rigged the Democrat primary for Hillary. Bernie supporters are planning to protest at the DNC this week.

This brings us to the Electoral College, what it is and why we have it. It is a process, not a place. The Founding Fathers were faced with an unworkable situation regarding electing a President and Vice President. At the time of the Constitutional Convention America had 13 large and small states spread over an area from the top of the Eastern sea coast to the bottom, with an estimated population of 4,000,000. There were very little means of transportation or communication between the states. There were also no national political parties and political campaigning on a national level was not even in anyone’s thought process at the time. The Electoral College was created during the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to overcome these problems. The electoral votes were also “weighted” so the smaller state’s desires were not constantly overwhelmed by the larger states. The Electoral College process was amended by the 12th Amendment in 1804 to make it more workable with the rise of national political parties. Many people question why the Electoral College exist today and would prefer a simple popular vote process for electing our President and Vice President. It would take another Constitutional Amendment to make this change, which will not happen in today’s political environment. So to be elected President in America a candidate must earn enough popular votes, especially in  key states, to earn 270 Electoral College votes.

If no Candidate earns 270 Electoral College votes, the U. S. House of Representatives will elect the President and the U.S. Senate elects the Vice president.

The US House of Representatives chooses the President with each state having only one vote (the representatives do not get an individual vote). The House will consider only the three candidates who got the most votes in the general election.

The US Senate chooses the Vice President with each Senator casting a single vote for one of the two candidates who got the most votes.

Regardless of what happens to the House and Senate in this General Election the Constitutionally required time period for them to choose the President and Vice President means it will be the current Republican House and Senate that elect the President and Vice President. Trump will be President and Pence will be Vice President.

Remember, the next President will choose replacements for 3 to 5 of the 9 Supreme Court Justices! That will determine what America will be like for future generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turmoil – Updated (5/4)

Turmoil

The Democratic National Committee clearly chose to “anoint” Hillary as their nominee and believed she would cruise to an easy victory in November. It is now obvious that they were completely unaware of the ”anger” in America today (the Republican party leadership made the same mistake). See my post, “The Quiet Revolution”

When you take a closer look at what is happening in the primaries for both parties it is clear that neither one can expect to have a “:happy” convention or a candidate who has  an “open road” to the general election. Even with Trump appearing to be the Republican nominee on the first ballot (as of 5/03), I still think it is not going to be a “happy” convention.  There are just too many “never Trump” people.

Bernie Sanders will stay in the race until the convention and may actually keep Hillary from earning the nomination before the convention. He won all three of the recent primaries (by almost 80 percent in one).  On Tuesday, April 5 he also won Wisconsin. He is raising substantially more money than Hillary without doing any fundraisers or taking Super Pac money and has a much lower “burn rate” (he is spending less money than she is). This means that he will have more to spend on advertising as we get closer to the convention and she will have to spend more time fund raising.

Update – Sanders has now won the last six Democrat primaries or caucuses and has raised more money than Hilary three months in a row.

Update April 11 – Sanders wins Wyoming making it seven in a row.

Update May , 5 – Saunders wins Indiana by a comfortable margin.

The FBI investigations into Hillary’s use of an unapproved private server to conduct State Department business and the Clinton Foundation’s operations during her term as Secretary of State are both moving forward rapidly. Regardless of what happens with these investigations they could create a situation where someone else steps up to run for President on the Democratic ticket or as a third or fourth party candidate.

Many Bernie Sanders supporters say they will not vote for anyone else, including Hillary.

Some Bernie Sanders supporters say they will vote for Trump if Bernie is not the nominee.

Update 5/03 – Cruz unexpectedly drops out of the race virtually assuring that Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Many Trump supporters say they will not vote for anyone else.

Some Trump supporters say they will vote for Hillary if Trump is not the nominee.

Many anti-Trump Republicans say they will not vote for any presidential candidate if Trump is the party nominee or will vote for a write in candidate.

Many people say they have never voted before but are registering and voting in the primaries for this Presidential election. They are voting solely as anti-establishment voters. Most of them will only vote for their choice for President which means that they will not vote for anyone else running for any national or state office, especially incumbents.

Some groups and individuals have made public threats of violence if Trump is a formal Presidential candidate while others are threatening violence if he is not!

With all this turmoil we could have a huge voter turnout or a really low voter turnout in the general election in November with the votes split among more than two Presidential candidates. If Trump is the Republican nominee and there is not a viable third party candidate in the race immediately after the conventions a group of anti-Trump Republicans is planning to run a candidate in key states. With a viable third party candidate running in the general election it is probable that no Presidential candidate will win a majority of the votes. If a candidate does not win a majority of the votes the US House of Representatives will elect the President and the US Senate will elect the Vice President based on the Twelfth Amendment (ratified June 15, 1804).

The US House of Representatives would choose the President with each state having only one vote (the representatives do not get an individual vote). The House will consider only the three candidates who got the most votes in the general election.

The US Senate would choose the Vice President with each Senator casting a single vote for one of the two candidates who got the most votes.

The information posted above regarding the House and Senate electing the President and Vice President was summarized using information from a much more detailed writing. You can use the link below to see the original writing.

http://electoralcollegehistory.com/electoral/crs-congress.asp

Another interesting side effect of the “turmoil” surrounding the Presidential candidates and the general election in November is how it could affect the other people running for office on national, state, and local levels and, ultimately the Supreme Court. This election has the potential to completely change the political structure of our country for generations.

Get informed, get involved, and choose WISELY in November.