Outgoing Senator Harry Reid issued a scathing Statement on the Election of Donald Trump just moments ago.
Reid labeled Trump a “sexual predator” who incited fear while losing the popular vote but winning on a “campaign fueled by bigotry and hate”.
According to Reid, “White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear – especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans.”
Reid stated “I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics. Hispanic Americans who fear their families will be torn apart, African Americans being heckled on the street, Muslim Americans afraid to wear a headscarf, gay and lesbian couples having slurs hurled at them and feeling afraid to walk down the street holding hands. American children waking up in the middle of the night crying, terrified that Trump will take their parents away. Young girls unable to understand why a man who brags about sexually assaulting women has been elected president.”
“If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.
Reid Throws Gauntlet
If there was any hint of Congress working together to solve problems it did not come from Reid.
For all the pissing and moaning, Trump won the election.
It is even debatable whether Hillary received more votes than Trump. Could there have been 200,000 fraudulent votes for Hillary?
Regardless, Hillary did not get a majority of the popular vote. Reader Tim pinged me with this email moments ago.
First – Clinton did not win the popular vote. Support for third party candidates meant nobody won the popular vote.
Second, a mere seven states gave Clinton a wide lead of 7 million plus votes. Without those seven states Trump took the rest of the country, 43 states, by 7 million votes.
This is why we have the electoral college, so that enclaves of political thought in a handful of states do rule the whole nation.
CA, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, WA
For more details, please see Trump’s Geographic Landslide.
British Journalist Piers Morgan, someone who does get it, writes The more the privileged elite sucked up to Clinton, the more determined it made Mr and Mrs Ordinary American to trigger Millennial Armageddon.
‘The new President-elect of the United States of America is Donald J. Trump.’
Those, I can say with some certainty, were the words that only Donald himself and me ever thought he might eventually be saying when he first announced he was running last year to global mockery and scorn.
‘Underestimate him at your peril,’ I wrote that day on June 17, 2015, as I explained: ‘Trump has a big popular appeal away from the snobby halls of Washington and New York’s media elite. Regular Americans love the guy; he’s a fierce patriot, gutsy, and bursting with ‘can-do’ confidence. He doesn’t pretend to be something he isn’t. He’s a big, bold, bombastic… loud, dynamic, compelling and polarizing character.. who craves and commands attention …and who will electrify the tediously long US election process with the same fearless aggression he goes after those who cross him in business or on Twitter.’
I’ll restrain myself from taunting all the baffled, distraught Trump-hating elites currently weeping and wailing into their kale smoothies with an unnecessarily snarky, ‘Told ya!’
But I don’t think it crosses the unseemly gloating line to politely whisper: ‘I did try to warn ya…..!’
Trump won because he challenged all political convention and every single facet of the establishment.
He took on his 17 Republican rivals, the Democrats, the print and TV media, Washington and Wall Street elites, and sneering foreign leaders. Even the Pope copped it when he dared to criticise him.
It wasn’t pretty, and occasionally it was downright ugly.
But it was also astonishingly effective in rallying support from the tens of millions of working class Americans struggling to make ends meet, many of whom who can’t even afford a train ticket to taste the rich and privileged air on the East and West coasts.
Hillary Clinton perfectly personified that system; a career politician who has repeatedly fleeced her positions of power to make millions of dollars for herself and her husband, and who carried with her a permanent smug sense of entitlement to be America’s first female president.
I was struck by the sheer scale of cocky complacency which enveloped the Clinton camp in the past few weeks as Election Day approached.
It smacked of precisely the same ‘there’s no way we can possibly lose to these ‘ignorant, racist, sexist Neanderthals’ establishment mentality that provoked Britain into Brexit in June.
Hillary herself dripped with haught, superior arrogance, referring to Trump’s supporters as a ‘basket of deplorables’.
I genuinely don’t think she ever gave any serious thought to losing to someone like Trump, who will now become the only President never to serve in political life or the military.
In that regard, she reminded me of General John Sedgwick, who reassured his Union Army men in the American Civil War as enemy snipers lurked: ‘They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance….’
General Sedgwick was then promptly shot dead before he could finish the sentence.
I watched all the millennials sobbing in shock at her quickly dismantled ‘victory’ party last night and thought: ‘you all only have yourselves to blame.’
As Trump roared around Middle America rallying the poor, jobless and downtrodden with increasingly powerful speeches offering hope and change, the Clinton brigade were bopping up and down to Hillary’s celebrity mates like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry all calling her ‘Madam President’ and saying how wonderful she was.
In the most obscene illustration of this revoltingly elitist back-slapping, Madonna even publicly promised to give oral sex to everyone who voted for Hillary.
Madonna made me physically gag but so frankly did all the other celebrities sucking up to Camp Clinton.
It showed how detached these people all were from the real world.
Their message was clear: ‘Hillary stands for wealth, fame and success.’
That’s fine if you live in mid-town Manhattan or Beverly Hills.
But not if you live in rural Florida, Texas or Pennsylvania, have lost your job, and can’t afford to buy your family enough food.
People who I know and respect behaved like this is the end of the world, an Armageddon moment from which the planet will never recover.
Oh pur-lease! Get over yourselves.
Trump’s never been the monster they said he was, just as Hillary has never been the perfect angel they claimed her to be.
That’s why he got many more votes from black, Hispanic and female Americans than anyone thought possible last night.
Trump’s also a pragmatic guy who made it clear from his measured and respectful tone after winning last night that he’s going to be a very different sounding President to the snarling candidate beast he felt he had to be to win.
As someone who’s known The Donald well for years, I constantly urged everyone to see him through the prism of a business guy closing a deal, not as an ideological politician.
He’s also, from my experience, a smart, loyal man who will now want, with his usual ceiling-less ambition, to be the most successful President in US history.
To achieve that title, he’ll need to unify the country, bring warring sides together and work with them for the common good of America.
That means all the Clinton-slavering millennials hurting this morning need to snap out of their self-inflicted misery and put America’s interests before their own feelings of incomprehensible bemusement.As Hillary herself said in her gracious acceptance speech today:
‘Donald Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.’
Gnashing teeth, pulling hair out or curling up into a little ball and screaming, ‘Mummy, this is all just a horrible nightmare isn’t it?’ won’t alter the result.
President Trump has happened, and a true American will now give him their support, however much it sticks in their gullet to do so.
As for my long-time friend, I remember what he said to me back in 2008 about his life philosophy: ‘You’ve gotta win. That’s what it’s all about. You know, Muhammad Ali used to talk and talk, but he won. If you talk and talk but you lose, the act doesn’t play.’
Trump, against all the odds and mockery, just won the biggest prize of them all.
Congratulations Donald – now go prove them all wrong again and be a great president.
Well Stated Piers!
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Mike “Mish” Shedlock