Looks like the IBD/TIPP poll retains its reputation as predicting Presidential races better than any other poll, including Nate Silver.
Went to bed at 10pm last night, thinking it was likely Hillary won. Woke up early, couldn't resist getting up to look...I'm in shock, but in a relieved way.
He took North Carolina, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. The "movement" was, is , real. He might even take (or have taken, my Internet connection isn't letting me load or refresh anything but Blogger right now) Michigan, New Hampshire and Minnesota, too, even though he doesn't need them now. (Unless of course, Hillary lawyers up, see below)
Are these sites I'm trying to access just so loaded down with traffic? I wouldn't be a bit surprised:
Trump Addresses Supporters After Clinton Concedes (now hers is a speech I'm going to watch).
Except it turns out she didn't even make one yet? Townhall.com reports that "Hillary Bails on Her Own Election Party, Podesta Tells Everyone To Go Home." Does that mean she has to make her concession speech today? Or that she isn't going to make one? Wouldn't that be unprecedented, Washington Post? New York Times, if Trump lost and went home without make a concession speech and thanking/addressing all his campaign staff and supporters, wouldn't you rake him over the coals for his "boorishness", his "selfishness and disdain for his supporters", his "lack of manners and protocoal and political etiquette"?
You damn betcha. It'd be headline, top of fold news, right now.
It's always been all about Hillary, and no one else. This proves she really doesn't give a damn about the people, not even the people who help and support her. She only cares about herself.
And Townhall also reports "They're getting the lawyers ready to look at contesting close states." So who's not accepting the results of the election now? She did make the call to concede to Trump, but if she contests anything, then that will make two Democrat Presidential candidates in 16 years who did exactly what the left and the media excoriated Trump for saying he might do.
Political analyst Guy Benson has some analysis Hillary might want to read:
"This was an upset of epic proportions. Needless to say, based on all of the available data -- including, reportedly, to the Trump campaign itself -- most analysis did not see this coming. Myself very much included. Based on polling and electoral models, the GOP nominee looked like he needed to win every state carried by Mitt Romney in 2012, flip Florida, Ohio, and Iowa, then find a way to break through Clinton's "blue firewall" to cobbled together the remaining electoral tallies. I called this plausible and laid out an accurate road map to how it could happen, but did not believe he would pull it off. Not only did he do so, he burned the so-called firewall to the ground. He won Wisconsin. He won Pennsylvania, he won an electoral vote in Maine. And as of this writing (5:00 am ET), he may yet win Michigan and/or New Hampshire. These are feats no Republican presidential ticket has accomplished in decades. [my emphasis] The state-level polling was wrong. The data was wrong. The models were wrong. Hidden Trump voters were real. Rally sizes were indicative of the enthusiasm gap. An inferior ground game didn't matter. Getting outspent by a lot didn't matter (the consecutive low-budget vanquishing of Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton destroyed the Left's "money runs politics" meme). Having an unfavorable rating of roughly 60 percent, with large majorities rejecting his qualifications and temperament, didn't matter. A sizable chunk of those people voted for him anyway."
Wonder if the leftist media will double down and attack President Trump at every turn, instead of respecting him as the POTUS? The foul language in some online alt-left sites has already begun. Really, Daily Kos, you're going to "F***ing fight?" Who's inciting violence, again?
The media certainly excoriated any Republican/conservative if they didn't respect Obama as POTUS. But will they give themselves a total pass to do it now that Trump has won the Presidency? Do they dare, now that so many of us can see through their shenanigans?
RCP article, "Donald Trump Elected President"
RCP has links to the WaPo and NYT articles but it won't refresh right now and I just recall words like "Stunning" and "Repudiation." You can find them if you like, I won't bother linking to those rags anymore.
And not only did Trump win in those huge states, Republicans kept the Senate ("at least 52 Senators when the new Congress convenes in January. Quite possibly 53. And there are rumors that at least one red state Democrat may be considering switching parties.") and the House, and gained 3 Governor seats. Repudiation, indeed.
God has blessed America, saving us from Hillary as President.
Now we hold President Trump accountable, all of us.
Ah, here we go:
"The forgotten men and women of this country will be forgotten no longer."
Now here's the takeaway message for all Democrat and Republican elites in Washington:
If you obstruct, in any way, what President Trump sets out to do, to fix what's ailing this nation, if you think you can 1) succeed and 2) get away with it...I've got a little bad news for you:
President Trump will tell the world, instantly and mincing no words, exactly what you're doing to obstruct his efforts to help the American people, and you will piss off the American electorate, and you will lose.