Countdown to Election Day: Are the Polls Correct?

As Election Day for the 2016 Presidential Election draws near, current polling has Hillary Clinton with a considerable lead. Many mainstream commentators believe the results of the election are a foregone conclusion with Hillary Clinton winning.

Below is a video on Understanding the 2016 election polls:

Some believe that Donald Trump has been treated unfairly in the media and that has resulted in a very negative public opinion. Could the prevailing negative opinion of Donald Trump and the distrust of Hillary Clinton be having an affect on the accuracy of the pre-election polls? If it is politically incorrect to say your are voting for Trump, it is possible that there is a significant percentage of likely voters that will vote for Trump but not admit it.

Could the non-stop negative stories on Trump start to lose their effect on public opinion and have people start to question their validity and motives? Watching a train wreck is sure to get anyone’s attention. But the reason there is not a Train wreck channel is that after a few hours, it would lose it’s appeal to viewers.

On June 24, 2016 much of the world was shocked by the results of the vote in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union (EU). To learn more about Brexit, visit the Brexit page on WikiPedia

Some analyst believe the polls in the UK proceeding the Brexit vote had a significant number of voters that would not admit they were voting to leave the EU.

Below is a video that discuss the Brexit vote related to the current race and why the polls may not matter in 2016:

I expect to see the unexpected with the way the primaries and campaign season has gone so far. But I agree Donald’s chance is looking slim barring an event that reshapes public opinion. There could be some new evidence of wrong doing that is undeniable and too tasty for the media to resist. The problem is that Trump often Trumps any news on Hillary. If Hillary does win, my opinion is that it was not the media that was the hammer. The biggest nail in Donald’s coffin will most likely come from the lack of support by the RNC. With the electorate so closely divided, the election results will be largely determined by Voter turnout. If Trump does not have local support orchestrated by the RNC to work in communities to get supporters to the polls, he has little chance to win.

Donald Trump and Policy Positions

Donald Trump is often criticized or perceived as a candidate that does not provide details on his policy positions.

I think much of that is due to the fact that debates and speeches make it difficult for an inexperienced politician to communicate effectively on complex topics given the time constraints.

In case you missed the 3rd Presidential Debate:

Should any undecided voter have the desire to learn Donald Trump’s positions on some of the key issues, here is a link to Policies from Donald Trump 2016 Campaign Website

Also, here is a link to: Hillary Clinton 2016 Website Position on Issues

Hillary’s position on policy and issues is subject to change. At some point the website may request your fill out a survey asking your personal opinion on the issues prior to viewing her position. This will allow her website to know what you want to hear.

Evidence that the Media is in Bed With Washington D.C. Establishment

Yesterday we posted a commentary regarding our opinion that the 2016 Presidential Campaign is being influenced and possible defrauded by a coordinated effort of the establishment and the mainstream media.

Below is a link the an opinion article that provides an example of a coordinated effort by the media that started during the 2nd Presidential debate. The questioning by Anderson Cooper during the debate about the “Access Hollywood” audio tapes and the subsequent media releases clearly shows that The media is in partnership with the Washington D.C. establishment

Within a few days of the debate numerous negative stories were released by The New York Times, The Guardian, CBS News, People magazine, BuzzFeed, and NBC News all within a few hours of each other about Donald Trump making unwanted advances on women.

I found it very interesting to watch the 2nd Presidential debate after the revelation of the obvious coordinated effort by the media following the debate:

This along with the release of hacked emails by WikiLeaks, is very solid evidence that CNN is in bed with DNC

It is hard to dispute that the media is in bed with the Washington D.C. establishment and the 2016 Presidential Election is being influenced by institutions that have an obligation to the American people to allow at the very least be transparent about their intentions. CNN moderated a debate and their intentions seem very clear. Instead of moderating a debate, they set out to smear Donald Trump and influence the election.

The opposing argument is that CNN is obligated to ask the tough questions. I question the timing of the questions about events that took place years and often decades ago so late in the election and the subsequent coordinated release of related media. Further, where in the debate are the tough questions to Clinton regarding the more recent revelations by WikiLeaks?

The Establishment vs. Donald Trump. Or is It?

Well Folks. It’s only been 4 years since my the last post on Donald Trump and his role in U.S. Politics.

It would be an understatement to say there have been a few developments since that post. I have been a spectator or a viewer, much like the vast majority of Americans, but today I felt compelled to comment. This election could be described as the Establishment vs. Donald Trump. But, the truth may be that Trump is a willing or unwilling participant in an orchestrated effort by the current establishment to remain in power without any real threat of opposition and not by the choice of the American people.

No matter which candidate or party you support, I would like to believe that most would want a fair election where the people get to decide on which candidate is best fit to hold office. Also, that the reason why term limits are in place is to avoid powerful and dictator like control in our government that arise from two few in power for too long.

If you support Hillary Clinton, you are probably pretty happy anytime you turn on the tv or read the mainstream news media.

I believe that the media is engaging in Electoral Fraud through Misinformation as a willing participant in an extremely powerful propaganda machine. The establishment is winning the propaganda war. And if you think Fox News is not a part of the mainstream media and the propaganda, you are wrong. They are the part of the propaganda machine to attract but control the opposition.

So what does this all mean for the electorate? Does anyone feel the media is actually reporting news that would allow us to determine which candidate is best fit to hold office? What are the real differences in the candidates and what would change in the next four or more years if each were elected? Or does everyone pretty much feel like the media is putting on a circus show to distract the American people from what is really going on in Washington. Distracting us from the fact that our Government is slowly eroding our freedoms and ability to really choose.

If “Neither” was an option on the ballet, would Hillary or Donald get a majority of the votes in the upcoming Election? It could be said that people that do not vote, vote “neither” in every election.

It is truly sad the WikiLeaks appears to be the only free press that provides transparency to the American people about the establishment and corruption in our government.

Most people believe the “October Surprise” was the Trump audio making crude comments about woman.

Some people believe it could be a video released by the hacker group anonymous. One of the challenges for an anonymous group, is that our own mainstream media or intelligence agencies could produce a video that claims to be from anonymous.

I believe the October surprise is that the American people are going to start to recognize the propaganda and pandering of the mainstream media and start asking themselves questions that really matter. Which 2016 Presidential candidate is going to keep the America we know and love free. Which candidate is going to pander to me and tell me what I want to hear in order to grab more power and wealth for them and their party at my expense. In my opinion, that will be the candidate that will nominate supreme court justices that uphold the foundation of our Constitution, which is a limited Federal Government. That our government is for the people and that our State and local governments can better represent our communities than bureaucrats in Washington representing large corporate special interests and maintaining their own power and wealth.

Spotlight on Donald Trump 10/3/2012 Presidential Debate

In the first Presidential debate on November 3rd, 2012 Donald Trump was in the spotlight during the discussion of tax rates for small businesses. Obama argued that his definition of small business does not included Donald Trump. Romney argued that these larger small businesses employ the larger percentage employees in the United States.

The domestic debate focused largely on the economy, the deficit contributing to the national debt, and taxes. The candidates were contrasted on their ideas of how tax rates should be changed to deal the current spending deficit. Romney argued that tax rates should not increase for any bracket and that his principles for any new tax policy would be no tax rates increases, no tax changes that increase taxes paid by the middle class, and increases in revenue should be achieved by updating deductions in the tax code. The revenue reduction would be made up by economic growth and reducing reductions. Obama believe that tax rates for those making over 250k should be increased back to their levels during the Clinton years in order to achieve the needed revenue to support domestic programs. They both stated they believe that tax rates for corporations should be decreased using deductions specific to activities as incentive for domestic growth. Romney argued that Obama is largely ineffective at getting any type of legislation related to taxes passed due to bipartisanship. Obama argued that being a leader means sticking to your ideals and saying no to bad policy. He argued that Romney did not have a clear plan and the math did not support that a reduction would make up for reduction of tax rates without raising tax rates on the top brackets. Romney argued that it was more important to lay out ideals as opposed to specifics to achieve bipartisan support. Obama characterized Romney’s plan as one that would reduce taxes for the wealthy. Romney characterized Obama’s plan as a roadmap to the same economic failure and high tax rates we now see in Spain and across Europe.

If you missed the debate, below is a link:

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Donald Trump Turns 65.

Donald Trump turned 65 years old today. He will be on the Hannity Show tonight at 9pm.

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Memorial Day 2011

To all those who have fallen, we salute you and will never forget your sacrifice. Lord willing, today I will enjoy a peaceful Summer day and would not be able to do so without the sacrifice of so many.

Over 1.2 million U.S soldiers died in combat to preserve our freedom. Enjoy this day, do not take it for granted.

To all those serving or who have served, thank you!

Was Donald Trump Ever Serious About Running for President?

Did Donald Trump engage in a promotional ploy to gain publicity for his brand or was he seriously contemplating a 2012 run?

At one point, I believed Trump was a serious contender. He was making the rounds on the media circuits to talk about many serious issues and trying to push the not-so-serious issue of Obama’s birth certificate. The more meaningful subjects of the economy, the trade imbalance, and jobs he could get the attention of many. After all, with 9% unemployment, at least one in ten could related to the fact that jobs are getting outsourced overseas at about the same rate as products stamped with China on the bottom are coming into the country.

The Death of Bin Laden changed the political landscape. Obama’s approval ratings are soaring and The Country feels more at solidarity. Criticism and personal attacks on Obama would be unpopular. Donald Trump’s sword lost its point.
If Trump wanted to run for President, unless the economy took a real turn for the worse, he’d have little chance of winning.

But the real question remains. Did Donald Trump ever seriously consider running? This once believer has doubts. He made speeches, attacked Obama’s credibility, and “re-formed” his position on some conservative issues. However, when the backlash began to take its toll on his brand, he faded to the background. Bin Laden’s death gave him the chance to retreat under the cover of the media attention surrounding that event.