A week to go until the presidential election, the feeling is much like déjà vu all over again. At this time back in 2016, while Bill Clinton’s wife was a slam-dunk shoo-in for the White House throughout the mainstream media, the premise was never accepted here. Daily posting’s contained facts and data showing clearly that that woman’s arrival in the Oval Office couldn’t be good in any way for the general public. In the end, logic and common sense won out as Trump prevailed in the Electoral College 304 votes to 227.
Since the mainstream medias become the public communication arm of the Democrat party, gathering data in any way negative toward Biden/Harris is extremely difficult. Much like last time around in supporting a belief regarding Trump’s reelection, pieces of today’s entry are patched and glued from several sources.
According to Pew Research Center on October 21, 2020: “Around a third of registered voters in the U.S. (34%) identify as independents, while 33% identify as Democrats and 29% identify as Republicans, according to a Center analysis of Americans’ partisan identification based on surveys of more than 12,000 registered voters in 2018 and 2019.
“Party identification among registered voters hasn’t changed dramatically over the past 25 years, but there have been some modest shifts. One such shift is that the Democratic Party’s advantage over the Republican Party in party identification has become smaller since 2017. Of course, just because a registered voter identifies with or leans toward a particular party does not necessarily mean they will vote for a candidate of that party (or vote at all). In a study of validated voters in 2016, 5% of Democrats and Democratic leaners reported voting for Trump, and 4% of Republicans and GOP leaners reported voting for Hillary Clinton.”
Predicated on these statistics alone, Democrats obtaining a simple majority seems highly unlikely. Beyond that, Trump’s done an outstanding job in office if the unbiased truth be told which should bring him all Republican votes by default. But let’s say 10% go the other way, that still gives him 19% of the total. While 34% identify as Democrats, the party’s been hijacked by the radical left, making it quite likely there’ll be a reasonable amount of traditionalists jumping ship. Although that number may well be significantly more, let’s call it 5% bringing Trump’s total to 24%. Then comes the all-important 34% of independents and the impact of the Biden/Harris platform.
Unaffiliated voters would have to be attracted to rejoining the Paris Climate Accord that Trump withdrew from. Additionally, back in June 2019, Biden released a proposal to spend $1.7 trillion on green energy technologies over the next 10 years, with the ultimate goal of putting the US on track to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
And then, according to Scott Walker of the Washington Times on Thursday, August 13, 2020, there are other considerations as follows:
· The cost of the so-called Medicare for All exceeds $32 trillion when the national debt has grown to more than $26 trillion. To pay for their plan, Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris will raise your taxes. Their support of repealing the Trump tax cuts will lead to a tax increase for nearly every hard-working taxpayer across the nation.
· Ms. Harris‘ ideas will also cost us jobs. She is a co-sponsor of the radical Green New Deal that would lead to a loss of manufacturing and agricultural jobs in states like Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
She also supports sanctuary cities and open borders and abortion on demand. "And she even said she would have a “conversation” about whether felons should be allowed to vote from prison.”
As a simple practical matter then, it would seem quite unlikely that any voter without a definitive party affiliation purpose would do themselves the kind of damage the Democrat platform portends. But let’s say only 80% of independents use their heads and vote for Trump, that gives him 27% of the total. Adding that to the 24% (19% Republican, 5% Democrat) from the major party count amounts to 51% in all.
In summation, while the reasons are quite different, the Democrat party appears to be in precisely the same position as last time around with Bill Clinton’s wife for a candidate. Yet, the details really won’t matter to Trump who’s going to remain in the White House.
That’s it for today folks.