Friday, November 18, 2016

My thoughts On The Election

The election has been over for some time now.  It didn't take the liberals long at all to start protesting and whining over the results.  It makes me laugh.  If Hillary had won and we were complaining and protesting, they would have told us to quit our whining and accept it.  They seem to think that that doesn't apply to them.

What did they expect to accomplish with demonstrations?  They blocked all the traffic around Trump tower after the election.  What did that accomplish?  They could have blocked every street in Jew York City and it wouldn't have made a bit of difference - even if they had thousands protesting.  Trump won according to the rules, and his victory cannot by law be taken away just because some liberals are pissed off.  My advice to them is to move on and start preparing for the 2020 elections.

We all know what the deciding issue was:  Immigration.  The majority of Americans have had enough.  They want an end to the open border policy of the current administration.

The Washington Examiner reported,


"Most Americans including Hispanic Americans - want a cap of 500,000 immigrants a year, about half the current level.


"The poll used 'neutral language' on the issue of immigration, succeeding in sizing up the general U.S. feeling toward immigration without the hot language of deportation or amnesty."


Breitbart also reported,


"22 percent of likely voters want immigration reduced to zero, while 32 percent want to see it halved to 500,000 per year. Only 11 percent want to see one million or more foreigners arrive in the U.S. every year.


"Broken down by party, 68 percent of Republicans, along with 45 percent of Democrats, want immigration reduced to zero or halved to 500,000 annually....

"....Only 12 percent believe that the U.S. government has done 'too much' to enforce immigration law, while 54 percent say it has not done enough."


As with past elections, there will be a great deal of analysis about the Hispanic vote, which is expected to fall heavily in favor of Hillary Clinton, but may not translate into a mandate for a legalization-first bill or expanded immigration. 

Western Journalism reported,


"The poll found that 58 percent of respondents said that America should first 'require employers to verify the legal status of their workers.' Only 35 percent believe we should first 'give them work permits and put them on a path to citizenship'.


"Among Hispanics, 48 percent favor employers verify legal status first. Fifty percent support work permits and a path to citizenship first....

"....When Hispanics were asked about legal immigration, 52 percent back a cap of 500,000 people a year for legal immigration. Nine percent support the current level while 13 percent want it increased."


In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, a Cuban immigrant who is now a naturalized American citizen said (in English),

"Trump is right.  Immigration has gotten out of hand.

"Everybody can come.  It's too much. There has to be some kind of restrictions, even for us, for Cubans, for everybody."

Many Mestizos also agree with this.  According to the Gallop Poll company, most Americans have opposed increased immigration for over 40 years.  Too bad they didn't make themselves heard sooner.  If they had, maybe we wouldn't be in this mess.

All too often people feel, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  They felt this way about immigration.  Now that it is broken, we are hip deep in immigrants and we don't know what the hell to do with them.

Perhaps Trump can make it right again.  I'm not holding my breath, but I'm also willing to give the man a chance.  Who knows?  Maybe he can make America great again.  Probably not, but he deserves a chance to try.

Dan 88!

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