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ABC News’ Martha Raddatz choked back tears as she discussed the Trump presidency-Howard Kurtz, Nov. 9, 2016

ABC’s Martha Raddatz choked back tears as she discussed the Trump presidency.“…

11/9/16,Trump beats the media and the establishment in pulling off the greatest upset ever, Howard Kurtz, Fox News

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul mocked and minimized by the media and political establishment, has stunned the world with a death-defying campaign that has captured the presidency….

The man who had never run for public office, who had supposedly alienated so many women and minorities that he had no serious chance, somehow captured the highest office in the land.

It was not until 2:30 am that first the AP, then the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, then Fox News, declared Trump to be the 45th president.

There was a sense of disbelief, even shock, among journalists on and off the air as states like Ohio, North Carolina and Florida fell into the Trump column and Clinton failed to put away the big blue Midwestern states. Once Trump was within 54 electoral votes of winning the White House, the entire conversation changed:

How did Trump do this? How could Clinton have blown this?

How could we have missed this? How would this guy govern?

Some media figures lashed out on Twitter. ABC’s Martha Raddatz choked back tears as she discussed the Trump presidency.“…
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Trump leads by 7 points in Iowa, Des Moines Register Poll, Nov. 1-4, 2016, 800 Iowa voters who’ve already voted or will vote

Trump 46
Hillary 39
Johnson 6
Stein 1

Poll dates, Nov. 1-4, 2016 (Tu-F), 800 Iowa likely voters, land line and telephone, 3.5 error margin

11/5/16, Iowa Poll: Trump opens 7-point lead over Clinton, Des Moines Register, Jason Noble

The Iowa Poll, conducted Nov. 1-4 for The Des Moines Register and Mediacom by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines, is based on telephone interviews with 800 Iowans ages 18 or older who say they will definitely vote or have already voted in the 2016 general election.

Interviewers with Quantel Research contacted 1,072 Iowa adults with randomly selected landline and cell phone numbers supplied by Survey Sampling International. Responses from the full probability sample were adjusted by age and sex to reflect the general population based on recent census data. Interviews were administered in English.

Questions based on the subsample of 800 Iowa likely voters have a maximum margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points….Results based on smaller samples of respondents — such as by gender or age — have a larger margin of error.”
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p. 2, In the last month or so, have you become more or less confident that [—–] would be a successful president if elected?

More confident
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Trump 39
Hillary 28

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p. 2,  18% of voters will vote straight Democrat ticket, 18% will vote straight Republican.

53% of Iowa voters won’t vote straight ticket

Trump 48, Hillary 42.6, USC Dornsife LA Times Presidential Election Daybreak Poll through Nov. 4, 2016, published Nov. 5

Trump 48
Hillary 42.6
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11/5/16, USC Dornsife  LA Times Presidential Election Daybreak Poll
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Presidential Election VoteThis chart tracks our best estimate, over time, of how America plans to vote in November

The final blue and red figures on the right side of the chart represent our most recent estimates of Hillary Clinton’s vote (blue squares) and Donald Trump’s (red diamonds). These estimates represent weighted averages of all responses in the prior week. The gray band is a “95-percent confidence interval”. Figures lying outside the gray band mean that we are at least 95% confident that the candidate with the highest percentage will win the popular vote

About the Survey✝

The USC Dornsife/LA Times Presidential Election “Daybreak” Poll is part of the ongoing Understanding America Study: (UAS) at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, in partnership with the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Los Angeles Times. Every day, we invite one-seventh of the members of the UAS election panel to answer three predictive questions: What is the percent chance that… (1) you will vote in the presidential election? (2) you will vote for Clinton, Trump, or someone else? and (3) Clinton, Trump or someone else will win? As their answers come in, we update the charts daily (just after midnight) with an average of all of the prior week’s responses. To find out more about what lies behind the vote, each week we also ask respondents one or two extra questions about their preferences and values. The team responsible for the USC Dornsife/LA Times Presidential Election Poll four years ago developed the successful RAND Continuous Presidential Election Poll, which was based on the same methodology.”

Trump ad 4 days before Election Day, November 8, 2016: ‘Our movement is about replacing the failed and corrupt political Establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American people’


Trump ad, (1 min., 56 sec.) published on You Tube, Nov. 4, 2016, 4 days before Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016

Comment: Very glad to see our unelected global slave masters and parasites including Angela Merkel on the front of this Trump ad.  

What Trump offers is permission to conceive of an American interest as a national interest separate from the “international community”.”

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11/4/16, US lost 9000 manufacturing jobs in Oct. 2016

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11/4/16, Suicide rate for US children aged 10-14 doubled from 2007-2014, Reuters (So it’s not just lazy, adult, non-college hicks and hayseeds)

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Added:

“The critical question, however, is not the source of Trump’s popularity but rather the reason his popularity is so shocking to our political culture….What Trump offers is permission to conceive of an American interest as a national interest separate from the “international community”.”

9/7/2015,Traitor to His Class, Julius Krein, Weekly Standard

Nothing is more terrifying to the elite than Trump’s embrace of a tangible American nationalism.Perhaps his popularity signifies a profound challenge to elite opinion.”…  

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The way we think of left and right is a relic of the Cold War….Trump…rarely talks about “left” and “right.”There’s a reason….The divisions are no longer just left and right, at least not in the sense we’ve used those terms for the past few decades. The shift is splitting all current movements into nationalist and internationalist wings.”…

7/15/16, A complacent elite is to blame for politics being turned upside down,” UK Catholic Herald, Robert Wargas

The way we think of left and right is a relic of the Cold War. Reality is catching up.”

Trump…rarely talks about “left” and “right” and those movements’ foot soldiers, “liberals” and “conservatives”. Odd, isn’t it? Left and right are the defining concepts of American politics, yet a Republican candidate was able to dominate the primary season without mentioning them at all.

There’s a reason: Western political systems are in the middle of a realignment. The way we think of left and right is a relic of the Cold War.

We are heading for a politics in which the divisions are no longer just left and right, at least not in the sense we’ve used those terms for the past few decades. The shift is splitting all current movements into nationalist and internationalist wings – or perhaps populist and establishment, middle class and upper class, or urban and provincial.

This is happening because so many of the traditional features of left and right no longer apply to them. A working-class white person seeking representation used to find it in the left. Now what does he get? A movement telling him to check his “privilege”. A conservative used to be able to count on the right to make the case for cultural assimilation. Now he, too, is told to be quiet and make way for “progress”….

Mainstream Democratic and Labour leaders support large-scale migration into their countries; mainstream Republicans and Tories do so as well, in practice if not in theory. All mainstream liberals and conservatives support free trade, and all are equally likely to regard sceptics of pure free trade as rather “challenged” individuals.

If “left” traditionally meant state control of the economy, why does today’s left spurn trade regulation? Because the left is internationalist. But the right, at least nowadays, is also internationalist....All sides frame foreign policy debates in terms of helping foreigners: taking in refugees, “liberating” other nations and the like. Believing that a country’s foreign policy should primarily benefit that country’s citizens is now akin to revealing some perverted fetish.

Millions of Americans…don’t accept a bipartisan consensus that was formed without their input or permission. Its partisans grew so resistant to reform they treated their own citizens as a kind of plague to be contained in the hinterlands, not as stakeholders with genuine concerns.”…

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Pensacola, Florida Trump ralliers treated to fireworks capping a day of 3 Trump Florida rallies, Miami, Orlando, and Pensacola, 11/2/16

Above, 11/2/16, Fireworks for Trump ralliers in Pensacola, Florida, at Martime Park’s Hunter Amphitheater, capping a day of 3 Florida Trump rallies, (Miami, Orlando, and Pensacola). “Thank you Pensacola, Florida! will with you- and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida, “Fireworks cap off the day following Trump across Florida with six days until Election Day,

 

Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida, “Third stop of the day-Trump takes the stage in Pensacola, Florida, 2h2 hours ago”

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Thousands rally for Trump in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 2, 2016

Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Orlando, Florida, “Thank you Orlando, Florida! We are just six days away from delivering justice for every forgotten man, woman and child in this country!” 3h3 hours ago Orlando, FL
 
Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Orlando, Florida, “Absolute sea of people at rally in Orlando. I couldn’t capture all of them. No idea what the crowd count will be.
Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Orlando, Florida, “Absolute sea of people at rally in Orlando. I couldn’t capture all of them. No idea what the crowd count will be.
Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Orlando, Florida, “Johnny Damon (!) speaks to crowd ahead of Trump rally in his hometown of Orlando AP reporter twitter. Damon played for the Royals, the Red Sox and the Yankees. Thank-you, Johnny! Susan

Thousands rally for Trump in Miami, Florida, Nov. 2, 2016, six days before Election Day

Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Miami, Florida, “! Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 7h7 hours ago Miami, FL,” Donald J Trump twitter


Above, 11/2/16, Trump rally in Miami, Florida, “This is a MOVEMENT- like never seen before. – Miami, Florida 7h7 hours ago Florida, USA”

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