According to a new poll from Reuters, 2016 is setting up to be a battle over which party’s candidate is more widely hated. Though the poll shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump 40.5% to 32.3%, the more interesting news is in the next question. Reuters asked supporters of each candidate to describe their biggest motivation for voting:
About 47 percent of Trump supporters said they backed him primarily because they don’t want Clinton to win. Another 43 percent said their primary motivation was a liking for Trump’s political positions, while 6 percent said they liked him personally.
Similar responses prevailed among Clinton supporters.
About 46 percent said they would vote for her mostly because they don’t want to see a Trump presidency, while 40 percent said they agreed with her political positions, and 11 percent said they liked her personally.
But this shouldn’t come as any surprise. Both are tremendously polarizing figures. Both will be leading fractured parties into the general election. And by the time this thing really gets going, it’s a safe bet that both will be running campaigns so negative that it will give new meaning to the term “dirty politics.”
There is a difference, though.
Trump has real, tangible, extraordinary excitement behind his campaign. He may be divisive and he may not be able to connect with the greater electorate the way he has with his rock-solid base, but the people who like him…really like him.
Hillary doesn’t anything like that. No one is going to vote for her that wouldn’t have otherwise voted for any random Democrat. She’s not pulling anyone in, other than those who are adamantly opposed to Trump. She’s not even generating any significant enthusiasm among feminists, who would seemingly love nothing more than to give the U.S. its first female president. Nope. Instead, what enthusiasm there is on the left is all going to Bernie Sanders. And all across the country, Democratic turnout in the primaries has been weaker than in years past.
Time to Get Real
No one reading this needs to be told about the deceit and propaganda that infects the liberal media, but we must watch our News Overlords like a hawk for the next six months. They are going to pull out every trick in the book to make Hillary Clinton the next president, and it’s not always going to be “in your face.” Not only are they going to try and convince America that Donald Trump is unfit to win the White House, they are going to try and convince us that Trump doesn’t have a prayer. And of the two, the latter may be more dangerous and effective.
Trump can overcome these odds, but he can’t do it alone. If you can’t muster any enthusiasm for supporting him, draw your strength from a different well: The NeverHillary movement. If you’re already a supporter, keep the fire hot and take every opportunity you can to show the world that neither Trump nor his voters are what the media makes them out to be.
Last year at this time, not even Donald Trump himself could have foreseen what turned out to be the most extraordinary political story in years. It took on a life of its own. And yeah, some conservatives hate it. And yeah, he’s rough around the edges. But there are really only two outcomes to this:
- Trump wins and breathes new life into a flailing GOP.
- Trump loses and the Republican Party’s fractures become canyons.
The Democrat/Media Alliance doesn’t just want to elect Hillary or stop Trump; they want to bury the Republican Party as a national force in politics. They want to force them to go back to the drawing board and re-emerge as the Democratic Party of, say, twenty years ago. That will still put them to the right of the current Democrats, but it will effectively be the end of conservative ideology in Washington. Millions and millions of Americans will be utterly disenfranchised – even more so than they already are.
Obama’s legacy will be protected and cemented. The Supreme Court will be ruined for at least a generation. Illegal immigration will come to an end, simply because it won’t be “illegal” anymore. Regulations will increase. Taxes will go up. This ungodly mess Obama has started with “police reform” will metastasize. And we will have two of the most dishonest individuals in America back in the White House.
Trump could wind up being the worst Republican president in history. He could wind up being the best. Either way, he is the only thing – the ONLY thing – standing between us and President Hillary Clinton.
For the love of everything that was once awesome about America, let’s make this happen.