So the Election of 2016 is now past, described by the discredited media as an upset outcome. I followed the entire presidential election avidly and am not surprised that the media is sticking with their fallacious polls, still using them to discuss the election.
In the Primary, the polls were limited to a subset of voters, those qualified to vote in any given primary, thus raising the likelihood of accuracy. During the Presidential, some polls were shown to sample voters most likely to vote for their partisan candidate, rather than a representative sample of the population. After this bias sample was taken, then their candidate was declared ahead in the polls and the media chitchat proclaimed the Democrats the winning candidates. The Los Angeles Times polls were the most accurate showing Mr. Trump ahead nationally, but were discounted by conflicting polls.
Online the polls suggested different results. Donald Trump had more followers on social media and the phone polls online indicated that Mr. Trump would win the election. I followed the poll discrepancies during the election and was not surprised to find that an NBC poll was allegedly stacked against the Republican.
And how about the cheating during the debates? It was proven that the Democrat cheated by accepting purloined questions from Donna Brazile, employed by CNN. How many other debate questions were provided by network staffers? Some of the media creeps were even taking suggestions for them to ask Mr. Trump during future interviews. Isn’t this cheating also? These morally bankrupt media people were bought and paid for by the Democrat Machine, which surely will be dismantled as a threat to Democracy. The media news networks need to clean house and they need to do it now, before a new administration gets underway. Any ‘journalist’ who was proven to take orders from the DNC or any other political organization should be fired immediately in order for the networks to regain journalistic credibility.
I believe the intensely partisan nature of the Washington DC atmosphere lately is due to the entrenched power brokers begun by earlier administrations and continued on through the loss of the White House to the present. 30 years of this line of thinking has produced a declining USA economy, a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, huge student debt and fewer good jobs, plus an expensive unwieldy insurance debacle. This is an unsustainable trend. I view with relief the Republican controlled presidency, house and senate.
As for Mexico, we have important, beneficial trade to maintain with Mexico. About 30% of Hispanics voted for Mr. Trump, so the basis for trust is present. The deep water port in Guaymas can be an asset for continued commerce through Pima County and maybe the border towns can have revitalized tourism and trade as banking problems in border communities are resolved. Governor Doug Ducey has initiated better trade relations with Mexico and our representative is Juan Ciscomani, a local Tucsonian. Things are looking up in our relations with Mexico.
The Supreme Court nominees will be those who would preserve the integrity of the Judicial, Legislative and Executive branches of the government. Mr. Trump has already mentioned some candidates who don’t scare people. The Justice Department needs to be cleaned out and the partisans removed from any position of power or knowledge because they have proven themselves to be untrustworthy. And for Mr. Podesta, who obviously cultivated sources within the FBI and the Justice Department, will have his own day of reckoning as his reputation has plummeted. Mr. Comey also needs to clean house and continue any investigations underway. Mr. Comey has escaped blame for the Democrats’ loss by warning people there were investigations before the election, then bringing it up again in the Weiner Abedin case, then again on the eve of the election, announcing the Democrats innocence of a very narrow range of the investigation, reminding us all of possible, even probable malfeasance. I’m beginning to believe Mr. Comey is a cop after all.
Is it possible to pardon anyone before they can be investigated and charged? The idea of that makes me view it as a coverup, which the current administration cannot want on record. Subverting an investigation using the power of the pardon is not my idea of justice. It’s like a hydrogen sulfide bomb in a high school hallway.