From 538: "Election Update: As The Race Tightens, Don’t Assume The Electoral College Will Save Clinton"
It's worse than you think, folks. Women have turned against Hillary
. Headline in The Hill: "Trump has the ball and Hillary can't run out the clock."
Stop rationalizing. Stop kidding yourselves. This is serious. Wake the fuck up
I have some books out of the library. They're due back on September 6. I predict that on or before that date, one of the major poll aggregation sites -- either 538
or Electoral Vote
or RealClear Politics
-- will declare that Trump is ahead.
When (not if) it happens, you will all blame Hillary. It'll be an instinctive reaction. Of course, that instinctive Clinton-hate is precisely the reason why Trump will win.
Don't blame her: Blame yourselves. None of you bothered to learn -- and spread -- the truth about the email smear (which I explain at length in the post below) and the Clinton Foundation smear (which I've dealt with in several previous posts).
I got this same sick feeling in my gut back in 2004, when the "Swift Boat" smear hit Kerry
. (Also here
.) At that time, most Democrats scoffed that such an outrageous lie would stick. Yet stick it did, largely because too few Democrats rose to Kerry's defense. It was easier to shit on Kerry. Dems felt that they gained hipness points when they shat on Kerry.
I also had this feeling in my gut back in 2000, when the many ridiculous smears against Al Gore
(the "Love Canal" smear, the "invented the internet" smear" and the rest) stuck. They were absurd and meaningless, but they stuck. They stuck because many smug, arrogant "progressives" refused to defend Al Gore. Shitting on Gore earned hipness points.
Trump will win in November, and God only knows what will happen after. I suspect that the polls will start to turn in his favor within six days. That's just a hunch; it may take longer. But it will
happen -- and when it does, you will shit on Clinton. Doing so will make you feel very smug and superior and hip.
No. Blame yourselves