Today, I’m going to continue to discuss the election results just to see how many more disappointed Hillary Clinton supporters will cancel lunch with me.
When I left off last week, I was calling for — excuse this radical idea — equal treatment under the law in the form of a special prosecutor to investigate the possible crimes of Hillary and Bill Clinton. A special prosecutor really won’t be needed because there are already investigations under way, but appointing an investigator just for them will make Hillary and Bill feel, you know, special.
I use the phrase “possible crimes” only because I’m feeling generous and a little naive today. And I would think that Hillary — who was nearly indicted twice — would jump at this idea.
She can’t be a champion of the little guy and the underdog, as she claims to be, while allowing people like me to think that she is a crook who got away with stuff that ordinary people wouldn’t have.
But that’s not where this column is going today.
Today, in an attempt to get uninvited to lunch with more folks, I’m going to share some ideas and opinions.
- I’ll start by talking about the people in what is called the Mainstream Media, or as the Alternative Internet Media (AltMedia) call them, the MSM. The No. 1 villain here is the NBC family of Democratic Party organs, whose campaign reporting was very diligent — in avoiding the wealth of bad news about Hillary that came from the WikiLeaks hacked emails and using any and all droplets of negative information against Donald Trump. Objectivity? Nah. The news industry apparently saw a greater good in stopping Trump.
- Polling organizations also did a terrible job. As I and my readers have learned from my years of investigations of the Census Bureau, most Americans don’t like answering questions when nosy opinion takers come calling. That was one strike against the pollsters, who called this election so inaccurately. The poll takers’ Strike 2 was that they assumed Democratic voters would come out in much larger numbers to vote than they did. Why would they have? Bernie Sanders, who fought Hillary in the primaries, made her look bad. So it was clear that lots of Democrats had no loyalty to Hillary. The polling organizations also skewed their surveys to include too many Democrats and not enough Republicans and Independents. So it’s not surprising that the polls predicted Hillary would be an easy winner. Ironically, that caused many Democrats, who weren’t enthused by their party’s choice in the first place, to stay home on Election Day.
- Plenty of recent immigrants would rather not have more immigrants come to the US. When my grandfather arrived in America from Italy in the early 20th century, he got a job with the New York City Sanitation Department. And if you asked Grandpa Crudele if he would like a lot of new immigrants to come to the country, I’m sure he would have said “No.” He would have been worried about them taking his job. Today’s workers aren’t any different. Nobody I know wants dangerous immigrants. Don’t get me wrong, legal immigration is important (and I’ve written a full column on this) and will turn out to be one of the cures for the current economic malaise. But until there are enough jobs to go around, even legal immigrants are not going to be welcomed with open arms by their own countrymen.