Skip to comments.WHAT WILL HAPPEN WEDNESDAY MORNING
Posted on 11/07/2016 6:09:55 AM PST by shortstop
Only one thing is certain about Wednesday morning, half of America is going to be pissed off.
Infuriated, alienated, disenfranchised.
If the winner is known, if the presidential race isn't hung up in some court challenge or Russian hack, the only prediction that can be made with any confidence is that this election will leave about 50 percent of the people in this country feeling like this isn't their country.
The divide will be wide and deep.
And the prospects of bridging it are meager.
But first, who's going to win.
It's anybody's guess.
Reasonable arguments can be made for several scenarios. The polls could be right and Hillary will win before the thing leaves the Eastern time zone. The Trump surge in the polls could push put him just past her and he squeaks it out when they close the polls in Nevada. Or there could be a rumbling subterranean tide, a huge surge of enthusiasm for Trump shown at his rallies but not in the miscalculated polling samples, and he could win in a landslide when they tally up Ohio and Michigan.
The range of reasonable outcomes stretches from a Clinton landslide to a Trump landslide, and any number of hanging-chad situations in between.
Both sides hope for victory, both sides are holding their breath.
And one side is going to be kicked in the ass.
And kicked to the curb.
The first responsibility of the president elect will be to reach out and welcome in. The great challenge will be making peace, not with foreign governments, but with American citizens.
And that doesn't seem likely.
Neither candidate seems inclined to graciousness. Neither candidate seems particularly interested in or capable of reaching out to people who disagree. Trump has spoken more of love, and been less specifically condemning of his opponent's supporters, but his brand has been so destroyed among Democrat voters that the only reasonable response they can have is hatred.
And it seems that a great deal of hatred has been shown by Hillary and her supporters for Trump voters. Election Day isn't a magic wand that makes "unredeemable" and "deplorable" go away, and when you have described your opponents as racists, xenophobes, sexists and Islamophobes as a matter of course, victory doesn't make bygones be bygones.
There is a likelihood that either side will see electoral victory as a justification for its own delusions of infallibility. Wednesday won't be brotherhood and understanding, it will be taunting and end-zone celebrations.
And one side will read the outcome as a giant middle finger in the face. The sense of being disregarded, disrespected and disenfranchised will be enormous -- no matter who wins. Recent years, and this campaign, have exacerbated dramatically social division along the lines of race, gender, religion and politics. Even the things that used to unite us -- God and country -- have become flash points of anger, with both being disregarded and dumped by some.
There is a revolution afoot, and one side is going to lose.
And the losing side is apt to be shouted into silence, defined out of the new America.
In times past, that would have troubled the winning side.
But not anymore. On Wednesday morning, half of America is going to be pissed. And, sadly, that is going to thrill the other half.
In recent days, people have been saying, "Won't you be glad when this is over?"
The answer is, "No."
Because when the election is over, that's when it's going to get bad.
Out of the frying pan, and into the fire.
If Trump wins, the left will go into a 4 year long hysterical fit. It will be Trump Derangement Syndrome non-stop. Everything he does will be condemned. Everything that happens in the world will be blamed on him.
The Leftist angst is manufactured astro turf being funded by big dollar far leftist donors. It will vanish once it is no longer useful for getting out the vote.
Notice how BLM magically vanished from the news once it was clear they were hurting, not helping, Hillary?
The Trump/Sanders people, are not going away. So they may lie, cheat steal Hillary into Office but that will merely be an effort to clam a lid on a boiling pot
CNN Headline (November 9th): Why Were the Polls So Wrong?
And I’ll stand by him every step of the way.
Hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans will be truly depressed. Then they will begin planning their move.
Discounting the “monster vote”, I see only a “steal” for the Dhimmicrats.
Extreme left-wing media headline: “Americans Throw Temper Tantrum”.
WHEN Trump wins the inner cities will burn. Obama and Clinton and their BLM and Alinsky fellow travellers will not accept this result and will incite riots as we haven’t seen since Rodney King. The Korean business people in LA better arm up - it’s going to be ugly for a few days and we know that Obama will do nothing to stop the carnage.
IF DONALD J TRUMP IS ELECTED, I hope he has immediate mandatory drug test for all Federal Employees, and immediately terminate those who test positive for use of cocaine....
If they steal the election, there is only ONE recourse that dare not be stated.....
On a TOTALLY unrelated note, the 2nd Amendment isn’t a right, it’s a RESPONSIBILITY given to us by those who bought our freedom with blood.
That is one reason why I hope that it is a Reaganesque landslide . . . that will mean that the supermajority of America wants him and the left will just have to suck it up.
If Trump were to somehow lose he would still be blamed for everything that goes wrong because the Hilltards will say that he created such an environment of hate that it will take decades to fix it.
I, for one, will be ecstatic when Wednesday gets here. As much as I feel myself a political junkie - it feels like I’ve OD’d on this campaign. It was straight two years of high tension.
Well, unlike the sh*tbirds who voted for Clintoonie, Trump supporters will have to get up and go to work.
“Infuriated, alienated, disenfranchised”
How does that differ in any way from the 2012 presidential election? Or the 2008 election?
The media will blame Comey for throwing Hillary’s campaign into a tailspin. There will be great wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Wednesday 9 Nov 2016
It’s time to go to work, one way or another. Either as activists for Trump’s agenda or to battle the Left.
Bringing Hillary et al to justice will ultimately aid the healing process I think if the evidence is presented without bias and it is seen to be handled fairly.
Only 3/8th of the population will be pissed off.
The other 5/8ths will have just elected Donald Trump.
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