By Deplorable Andrew Allen
Let Me Get This Straight
The Russians are trying to influence the US election so that Trump is elected President thus placing our entire electoral process in peril? Just want to make sure I’m understanding the latest liberal narrative correctly.
This is the latest liberal anti-Trump narrative. Check out the current cover of Time magazine for example. Or current Hillary Clinton campaign rhetoric. We’re supposed to believe a vote for Hillary is a vote against Russian meddling in our democratic process?
There May Be Something to It
Whether there is or isn’t malevolent Russian tinkering around in our Presidential election I don’t know. I don’t know that anybody knows for sure. Assume that the Russians are. If Moscow believes they can advance Russian interests by throwing sand in the gears of our electoral machinery, would it make sense that they’d prefer to see Trump elected?
Neither Hillary or Trump is a spotless candidate. Both have sky high negatives. While Trump’s negatives are rooted in his rhetoric and policy proposals, Hillary’s are based on a vast and ever growing body of evidence that validates every allegation ever lodged against her. Even most liberals acknowledge her questionable integrity. (Their acknowledgement follows the “so and so did it too, does that make is wrong?”, and the “we need to move beyond” scripts; admissions of guilt nonetheless).
Simply put, Hillary Clinton is viewed by all but her most fervent supporters as duplicitous, dishonest, and elitist. The Russians no doubt know this. They also know that Trump, like him or not, is a populist who can show up virtually anywhere and pack a stadium with supporters who eagerly devour his every word.
Between these two extremes, who would the Russians view as being the candidate whose election would be most damaging for our electoral process:
– The media-shy shut in that scripts her every encounter with the press down to the nanosecond while Wikileaks confirms that she is in fact as bad as people thought and possibly worse?
– Or the firebrand populist who might pop off and say crazy things sometimes but underneath his rhetorical veneer brings reasonable policy objectives to the table?
Add in the specter of voter fraud and the question becomes all the more acute. As of this writing, voter fraud investigations are underway in at least two states – Indiana and Colorado – involving exclusively Democratic Party affiliated activist groups.
Really, It Could Be Either of Them
Keep in mind that no matter who is elected, a united electorate is not going to be the outcome. If Trump is elected, the left will adopt their usual unhinged behavior. If Hillary is elected, a large body of voters who aren’t normally involved in politics will believe victory was stolen from them.
There may be recounts. (Hard to believe that in 2016 hanging chads may haunt us once more).
Court challenges. (Trump v Clinton would make Bush v Gore look like pre-school – especially when a Supreme Court with an even number of justices seated is considered).
If the popular vote goes one way but the Electoral College picks the other candidate, there will be outrage.
Assume for a moment that Trump loses to Hillary. How are Trump’s supporters likely to react? That’s largely unknown and dependent upon how Congressional and state elections turn out. A Trump defeat could solidify what today is disparate opposition to the progressive agenda. It’s possible that by the 2018 and 2020 contests what today exists as the Tea Party, the so-called alt-right, Libertarians, and various shades of conservatism, could emerge as the new bedrock of the Republican Party. But again, this depends on how Congressional and state elections go, and popular reaction towards any perception of progressive overreach during Hillary’s first term.
Assume that Hillary loses to Trump. How are Hillary’s supporters likely to react? Look at how they’ve already reacted to the mere presence of Trump as a Presidential candidate. Riots. Violence. Assault. Hillary’s supporters include a lot of working age Americans that aren’t engaged in doing adult things – handouts pay their way, they live like kids with the state as their collective parent, etc. – so they have plenty of time to populate Occupy, Black Lives Matter, and whatever other activist groups emerge from the hard left fringe and then perpetuate the kinds of behavior we have already seen in places like Chicago, San Jose, Oakland, Baltimore, Ferguson, Charlotte, and so on.
Is The Left Making a Threat?
All things considered, should we take it as a threat that a Trump victory will usher in waves of urban rioting and social discord America hasn’t seen in generations? Is that the dog-whistle behind their Russia narrative? A Trump victory next month isn’t going to unify America any more than a Hillary victory would.
With the latest liberal narrative, who is playing who?