~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
Keep this simple set of facts in mind when the subject of the strength of the Democratic Party base comes up.
And keep a constant visual of this map in your head when the subject of the power of the media comes up.
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
Now look at New York State
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16
Clinton won the NY state popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received over 2 million more votes than Trump, which means Trump won all the rest of New York State by half a million votes. (Clinton only won 4 of those counties; Trump won Richmond).
Therefore these 4 counties alone more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
Those 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT be allowed speak for the rest of our country!
To that end, In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ Founders created the Electoral College to ensure ALL the states were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
(This “319 Square Mile” analysis is now all over the internet, but I can find no original attribution. A friend sent it to me via email, and I first posted it at UnifiedPatriots.com April 21.
(It is, of course, about the Electoral College, not the Media.
(But it guides us toward considering the larger political question as envisioned by the Democrats and the Left in pursuing their ultimate political objective, that One Ring that rules them all?.
(And what are their principal tools?)
Consider that people still pay to see “Lion King”, on stage after 22 years, while “Russian Collusion” was written and directed so poorly it closed after only one performance. Two years of commercial hype couldn’t buy it even a single Sold-Out, SRO performance, not one standing ovation, despite the lavish praise heaped on its leaked script by the majority of the sycophantic Ellsworth Toohey media who tried to drown out the alternative media calling for it to be shut down on opening night[…]
On the border wall, a surprisingly uncharismatic Trump showed he loved America and Americans, while Democrats succeeded only in showing they despise Trump.
Having had some time to think about Trump’s address, as well as the official and unofficial rebuttals, I have a few thoughts, none particularly deep or meaningful. I therefore offer them for what they’re worth:
Trump spoke about the American people. He made it plain that he is working to benefit them, especially those in the front lines of dealing with the harm wrought by people who ought never to have been here in the first place.
Pelosi and Schumer spoke about Trump. Their hatred was manifest and should cause people to wonder whether their working for the good of Americans or simply to import voters, along with attendant drugs and violence.
Ocasio-Cortez spoke about garble-gooble fizwitz aliens blumpf Americans karpoffez deelywhop clum Marx shcniszzsle open borders. It continues to behoove us to take her seriously and to make sure that Americans understand that she represents the up-and-coming generation of young Democrats.
Trump did not say a single word about race. Nevertheless, he was instantly attacked for being racist. There is nothing racist about insisting that people who enter the country do so after knocking on the front door and asking for permission, rather than by leaping over the back fence, breaking through the kitchen window and, in some cases, poisoning the food, raping the women and children, and killing a family member or two. This is about behavior, not race[…]
Published once, in September, this is just a reminder. Tell your well-meaning Democrats, just in case they haven’t been paying attention.
Why would the Left be puffing up numbers of a Blue Wave when the numbers don’t justify that…unless they have an alternate plan as to how to make those numbers seem real?
The numbers don’t add up.
It makes no sense for anyone with a family, unless wealthy, or works for Google or Facebook, or has a position anywhere other than a university, or a 6 x 6 cubicle inside a governmeny office building, to go out and vote for a Party that has thrown in 100% with full-fledged enemies of freedom.
Except for their Few, that is.
There are a lot of them; 1) the Democrat Party all the way down to grass roots operatives, 2) as well as some portion of the deep state, (the entrenched federal bureaucracy) 3) as well as the most prominent members of the national media, such as network news organizations (ABC, CBS, NBC), cable news (CNN and MSNBC), national print media (New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post). and virtually every big city print daily in America, none of whom are owned by residents of their cities anymore.
These are the “Elites” and they make up 3-4 million people, 1.5%-2.0% of the total population, about 4% of the voters.
But they have their client base, a group that follows national and world events, at least rhetorically, for it is through a prism provided by the groups named above, and who have an unnatural love of themselves alongside a down-the-nose antipathy for all others. I call these the “In-Group”. They amount to little more than 15 million adults, and maybe another 10 million if you throw in wannabe one-issue college students (pro-abortion, anti-freedom of speech, global warning, gay-transgender rights) who will actually bother to vote.
Then add another 20 million from the “Client Group”, people who live off the fat of the land, who do no work today, and who are content to stay that way. (This group is diminishing almost daily, for every new job costs Democrats 1 -2 voters).
Fact: Today, the working people in America who work outside the government sector, once the backbone of the Democrat Party, can find no virtue in voting for a Democrat anymore[…]
The media try to turn the horrific tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh into a political hit job, Chris Wallace takes Shep Smith to task for blaming Trump for inciting violence, and the vile Steve Schmidt blames Mark & other conservatives for the Pittsburgh shooting.
Calling oneself a nationalist does not make one a racist or a white supremacist.
The Communist media complex and comrades are attacking President Donald J. Trump for acknowledging that he is proud and unapologetically American.
President Trump called out globalists, spat in the face of political correctness triggering the easily trolled by referring to himself as a “Nationalist.”
“You know what a globalist is? A globalist is a person who wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much, and you know what, we can’t have that.
You know they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned..It’s called a “nationalist” and I said really…we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist.”
A “nationalist” is one who puts the interests of his or her country first. A “nationalist” believes in the sovereignty of his or her nation.
It is no surprise that easily triggered anti-Trump, anti-America propagandists financially invested in the global world order flipped out….
beginning with that schmuck, Jim Acosta who decided that he would challenge the President on what Progressives perceive as a dog whistle.
How on earth is accepting one’s nationalism racist? The President made short work of Acosta, discussion of which continued at 04:53 of the following video.
So much for that.
As if eight years of Barack Obama’s apology/appeasement/anti-American tour wasn’t enough, the Communist plantation dispatched its Soros-funded house slaves to attack the President. These house slaves using the race card lied and declared the term “nationalist” (“nationalism”) the new “n” word.
Queen Don Lemon, is the typical useful idiot who advocates for an ideology that has historically oppressed, tortured and murdered not just gays and people of various ethnicities but all voices of opposition.
Nationalism IS NOT a Bad Word.
Let us not forget the president of the NAACP, North Carolina chapter, Rev. William J. Barber II who is vehemently anti-Trump, anti-American, a Progressive and gatekeeper of the Communist plantation and his globalist masters.
Of course, funding from Soros’ Open Society helps. Soros funds the NAACP nationally.
Barber, a Black theologian, according to Huffington Poststated that “Nationalism suggests a commitment to one country to a fault…Patriotism is a love for country that is willing to call it to question and challenge its flaws.”
We should be mindful that the NAACP decades was absent from Black communities across the United States for decades only to surface in time for Barack Obama’s 2008 victory.
Two words come to mind, i.e., CASHING IN.
A look at their website puts their priorities on display and it is not the concern of Black Americans. It is social justice and the global world order. Their puppet master or man hiding behind the curtain, if you prefer in spite of their anti-white rhetoric is a globalist which brings three other words to mind, i.e., BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.
That is NOT patriotism. Patriotism cannot be bought. George Soris is not a patriot. Furthermore, Soros is a globalist. He has wet dreams of becoming king of the New World Order. Convinced that he is just that close, he can taste it which explains Soro’s case of TDS.
As most of you know, I live in New York City, a sanctuary city with somewhere around 10 million illegal aliens, maybe more (emphasis on “more.”).
It is business as usual to see people waving their national flags and/or wearing emblems, head wraps with the colors of their national flags.
Absent far too often from the scene is the Star Spangled Banner, i.e., the red, white and blue.
Having made my views known, I am not challenged as I imagine others may be but yes, “American” nationalism deserves to be front and center; and anyone who opposes, challenged.
Below is an op-ed in USA Today written by James Robinson. I do not agree with everything he says but the opinion columnist gets it.
…Appeals to the inherent goodness and manifest greatness of America used to be a staple of political oratory. It was so commonplace that it was entirely noncontroversial. Love of country was taken for granted.
But when President Donald Trump described himself as a “nationalist” at a rally in Texas, it set off a firestorm of criticism. Nationalism is now the new “n-word.” CNN’s Jim Acosta pathetically insinuated the president was making a secret appeal to racism. MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace invoked her History Channel-based education to tie in Nazi appeals to German nationalism, while perhaps being unaware that the Nazis also were ardent socialists. Maybe she missed that program.
We need a national narrative we can believe in
President Trump’s patriotic appeals are controversial only because hating America has become so deeply embedded in progressive thinking. But if our nation is to survive, it must have a national narrative that seeks not to blame but to inspire, not to divide but unite, not to demean but uplift.
I am an American, a wife, mother, grandmother and proud yes, a Nationalist, brown skin and all. Why? Because I love this nation which has been blessed by God, warts and all. All Americans are privileged as we are all blessed by God. We are blessed to live in America.
There is nothing fascist or racist about rejecting the New World Order. Oh yes, it does exist better known as the globalist world order aka globalism which entails the confiscation of America’s wealth while usurping American sovereignty.
Not on my watch and thankfully, not on President Trump’s watch either.
(I have long been a follower of Bob Tyrell, (R Emmett Tyrell, Jr) founder and editor of American Spectator. His coach at Indiana U recruited my son to swim for IU (went to Miami U instead) but Doc Counsilman and I spent a wonderful evening talking about “that” swim team with Mark Spitz, and Bobby Knight, who I knew because my best friend played for him at West Point. (Hello, Jocko.)
(Besides, anything Nassim Nicholas Taleb recommends I read, and anything I recommend alongside Taleb, gets passed on. Enjoy)
Just sit back and cackle, and cheer, and cackle some more.
It really is quite simple. Everyone is smart except Donald J. Trump. That’s why they all are billionaires and all got elected President. Only Trump does not know what he is doing. Only Trump does not know how to negotiate with Vladimir Putin. Anderson Cooper knows how to stand up to Putin. The whole crowd at MSNBC does. All the journalists do.
They could not stand up to Matt Lauer at NBC. They could not stand up to Charlie Rose at CBS. They could not stand up to Mark Halperin at NBC. Nor up to Leon Wieseltier at the New Republic, nor Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone, nor Michael Oreskes at NPR, at the New York Times, or at the Associated Press. But — oh, wow! — can they ever stand up to Putin! Only Trump is incapable of negotiating with the Russian tyrant.
Remember the four years when Anderson Cooper was President of the United States? And before that — when the entire Washington Post editorial staff jointly were elected to be President? Remember? Neither do I.
The Seedier Media never have negotiated life and death, not corporate life and death, and not human life and death. They think they know how to negotiate, but they do not know how. They go to a college, are told by peers that they are smart, get some good grades, proceed to a graduate degree in journalism, and get hired as analysts. Now they are expert, ready to take on Putin and the Iranian Ayatollahs at age 30[…]