|The Reason-12/15/2016 by Dave Gunn||| Print ||
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12/15/2016 by Dave Gunn
Why did Hillary Clinton lose the election? After all, she was leading in all the polls to which the media pays attention. More to the point, several hours into the vote counting on election night, she was expected to win. Then the Hillary firewall fell down as Donald Trump took Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
The Clinton Campaign, Democrats and the liberal lap-dog media have put forth a number of theories to account for her failure to win the White House – all of which are wrong. I’ll tell you what caused Hillary’s defeat. But first, I’ll tell you what did not cause it.
Hillary’s defeat was not caused by racism. In fact, Donald Trump gained more votes among blacks and Hispanics than did Mitt Romney in 2012. So Trump increased the Republican share of non-white voters.
It was not the Wiki-leaks of Clinton and Democrat National Committed e-mails that turned the voters from Hillary and toward Trump. While they were very revealing as concerns cheating, scandal, and outright crimes, the Wiki-leaks leaks had little effect on the election. The truth is that those who liked Hillary continued to like her and those who did not like her continued to not like her. No appreciable change resulted from the leaked e-mails.
What about James Comey, whom Hillary personally accused of ruining her chances for election? We must remember that the last thing Comey reported, so late that there was no opportunity for rebuttal, was that there was nothing about Hillary’s conduct that warranted prosecution. While I disagree with the F.B.I. director, that was his report, which favored Hillary.
So what changed the voters from intending to vote for Hillary to actually voting for Trump in numbers large enough to change the outcome of the election? It was Hillary herself.
We now know from Clinton campaign insiders that their internal polling revealed that many voters turned away from Hillary when she made her “basket of deplorables” speech. It is one thing to attack your opponent in an election. It is another thing to attack the people who support a candidate. Hillary made a fatal tactical error, and it cost her the chair in the Oval Office.
But wait! Perhaps what you cannot win you can steal. After saying how horrifying it was for Donald Trump to refuse to pledge to accept the results of the election, Hillary is trying her best overturn the results of the election.
First, Clinton operatives joined Green Party candidate and full-time space cadet Jill Stein in challenging the vote totals in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This effort bore no fruit, unless you count the $7 million given by hopeful Democrats and pocketed by Stein. To add insult to injury, in Wisconsin Trump picked up some votes in the recount.
Now, in a last-ditch, desperate attempt to overturn the election, Clinton operatives are busy trying to persuade Republican electors pledged to Donald Trump to switch their vote to Hillary when the Electoral College meets. So far, only one elector has publicly stated that he will abandon Trump, but not for Hillary. He will vote for another Republican.
This last gambit is proof that Hillary Clinton is as crooked as Trump accused her of being. It is also proof that she would do anything to gain power. And that is proof that she should never have power – especially the power of the presidency.
[Dave Gunn is the nom de plume of Dr. David E. Gonnella, Pastor of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama. The opinions expressed are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the church or its membership.]