Since the election is all but over, here's my final thoughts / rants on the matter:
I find it ironic that Democrats have been complaining non-stop about fears of interference from Russia during the elections because CNN, NBC, the NYT and much of the entertainment industry have done nothing but meddle in the elections to conceal one inconvinent truth, IMHO: Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate for the Democrat Party.
Barack Obama had done more than enough damage to the Democrat Party but Clinton was pure poison for the brand. Even her most fanatical devotee's who prattled on and on about how Trump is basically the Anti-Christ couldn't come up with a good reason she'd make a good president over Trump. That alone showed complete lack of confidence and enthusiam from her base of supporters.
And going back to meddling in elections, was Clinton ever asked any tough questions? She and her cronies were almost always never questioned about her problems with the Clinton Foundation, her time as Secretary of State under Obama (which I'm sure he regrets), the multiple investigations pertaining to her and a couple of her cronies. I find it ironic as well that an unconfirmed intellenge document with multiple spelling errors and wrongly named organizations is being paraded around while the DNC and Clinton's emails that were leaked (not hacked, but leaked) were initially shunned, barely reported, deemed phony and many people on Twitter and such have decided to highlight meaningless comments from the e-mail dump rather than focus on the very serious problems such as:
- Clinton's collusion with the Electors to throw Bernie Sanders under the bus;
- Clinton's Pay for Play scam while Secretary of State;
- Clinton's collusion with the FBI;
- Clinton's paid speeches regarding borders;
- Clinton admiting that the Iran deal was horrible;
- Clinton campaign's collusion with several media outlets (again, genuine interference);
- Clinton's problematic email server (deleted emails and communicated with Obama himself through that private server);
The only time I could recall Clinton being asked about any of this was in the very last debate about her paid speech in Brazil. Cue election and Trump wins big by getting Pensylvania, Florida, Michigan and a few other swing states (by small margins in a few of those). Prompting shock and outrage from the very remaining blue areas that decide to riot and break stuff in their own cities(?).
The rest is what we've all witness thus far:
- Jill Stein's publicity stunt to demand a recount on three key states in which she got more money than her entire presidential run and ironically helped Trump;
- The whole ask the electoral college voters to not vote for Trump (again, should count as genuine interference);
- The supossed peaceful transition in which we've witness the EPA throwing a massive hissy fit, intelligence briefings being sparsely provided and other weird incidents;
- Russians hacked the elections has become a permament fixture (she won the popular vote,remember?) and Trump is Putin's puppet or something (because it's possible to hack paper ballots and offline voting machines)
- Fake news, according to Buzzfeed, were shared more often than some of the more genuine articles but nowhere in this debate was there a clear example that swayed the elections in Trump's favor.
Regardless of how you feel about Trump, the undeniable truth at the end of the day is this: Hillary was a terrible candidate.
My advice for the Democrat Party right now is this: admit defeat, take a deep breath and think about what went wrong. So you can bounce back and be credible, hopefully without resorting to media and entertainment stooges.
The first thing to fix is the "anyone who disagrees with me is a something-phobe" or the more recent "You are Putin's pawn" everytime someone expresses doubts about Russia's role in the elections, certainly did no favors to Hillary's campaign;
Update: One final thing...
Let me get this straight, Trump isn't allowed to diss CNN but Obama's was allowed to treat Fox News like an unwanted pregnancy for 8 consecutive years.
End of rant, for reals this time.