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The Real Fraud in the 2016 Election

The Real Fraud in the 2016 Election

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 3, 2016. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

By Friday, 04 November 2016 04:11 PM Current | Bio | Archive

After the second presidential debate of 2016, the town hall format, on one of the cable news programs, the moderator asked a guest about the unfairness of the questioning during the debate. The guest, a Democrat supporter, replied something like this: that Trump was such a despicable character the questioners had to take action.

The interview continued, but if one examines more closely what was said, it boils down to this: if the liberal Democrats — Hillary supporters — conclude the opposition is unworthy of respect, then throw fairness out the window, and anything below the belt can be done. A dishonest format and campaign is perfectly okay.

How did Trump become so reviled and despicable? In part, he did it himself with his words, but not in the magnitude he is portrayed. For example, in the second debate Trump said that if he were elected, he would ask his attorney to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Hillary’s wrong-doing.

Much of the unfriendly media quickly expanded on what Trump said, claiming he said he was going to put Hillary in jail if he won.

Later, Trump’s campaign manager explained that Trump said an investigation would be done with the normal legal processes and if nothing was found, then Hillary would obviously not go to jail; however, George Stephanopoulos of ABC, and who failed to disclose he had given 75,000 dollars to the Clinton Foundation, did not stop with this answer, he wanted to split hairs and so he asked if a special prosecutor was a normal process. Trump’s campaign manager wisely simply dodged the question. Obviously, the procedure to remove the investigation from the Trump appointed Attorney General, presumably to an official who could not be accused of bias, would be fair and in Hillary’s favor, and a special prosecutor is clearly a legal option. But no, the press and the Democrats rave to the high heavens that Trump will bypass legal means and put Hillary in jail. And worse, this would mean America is a banana republic.

At this point one can learn several things: One, the liberal media and the Democrats believe the ends justify the means. Unfairness to achieve an end is acceptable. Two, how an initial declaration by Trump can by twisted to an outrageous and untrue statement. Three, the twisted and distorted statement then is massively magnified by repeating it and pushing it with a largely biased media. Four, typically many of the accusations and criticisms of Trump are actually ones that could more easily be applied to Hillary herself. For example, the twisting and then linking of Trump’s statement to a greater risk, his likely conversion of America to a banana republic. Let us reflect on number four. It is Hillary, who had five of her top aides given immunity from prosecution by the Obama Justice Department — such an action is a signal of a banana republic.

The media and Hillary supporters ignore and suppress such facts. Anyone following the maze of illegalities Hillary has been involved in is aware these illegalities have been ignored and suppressed by the Obama Administration; any president needs to know that if they come into the White House and break all the accepted rules and the Constitution, including their oath of office, they can’t expect a pass once they leave office — something should be done; and the real Banana Republic has been created under Obama and Clinton — eight years of illegalities, government agencies attacking opponents, secret dealings, hiding the truth from the people and its elected representatives. Never in the history of the nation has such an extensive list of major illegalities and missteps occurred. So, another take away here is that when Hillary and her supporters begin throwing unsubstantiated lies and adjectives, the watchful, careful citizen needs to know: it is not Hillary’s opponents who deserve these accusations and charges, it is actually Hillary herself. She is using a clever campaign trick to accuse her opponent of what she actually has been doing.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign from the beginning realized she had many character and personal problems. Her own campaign manager in a leaked email (that much of the media glosses over and ignores) said “she lies all the time.” The millions and millions of dollars she managed to have funneled to the Clinton Foundation represents one of the greatest corruptions in the history of the United States. So, how could Hillary’s team compete? They had to find flaws in the Trump character so they could say Trump is bad too. Of course, this was not difficult to do, but anyone reflecting carefully should quickly realize that while Trump is a very rich man, his flaws are less consequential — in the big picture, he has minor flaws. Hillary on the hand, has major-league, hall-of-fame flaws.

Yet with the media ignoring Hillary’s flaws and emphasizing Trumps flaws, attacking Trump’s shortcomings becomes the best and only strategy Hillary has.

And she certainly cannot turn to the issues and policies of her record. It is one of failure, incompetence, and more dishonesty. So with the massive amount of money Hillary has raised, many millions of dollar more than Trump has — if Trump had all the money Hillary has, he would be accused of buying the election — she is blanketing the media with ads, many trashing Trump. Her hope is that the news media will smear Trump, and there is little doubt that much of the news media is helping Hillary because they now freely admit nothing needs to be fair when campaigning against the Republicans.

Voters should ask the question: After eight years of Obama, have you received one more penny of your "fair share?" The answer perhaps will help voters grasp the real fraud going on with the Hillary campaign.

John Havick has a Ph.D. in political science. He was a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology for many years, authored several books and a number of articles, including the widely cited "The Impact of the Internet on a Television-Based Society." His work has appeared in The New York Times, and his recent book, "The Ghosts of NASCAR: The Harlan Boys and the First Daytona 500," is available at ghostsofnascar.com. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Voters should ask the question: After eight years of Obama, have you received one more penny of your "fair share?" The answer perhaps will help voters grasp the real fraud going on with the Hillary campaign.
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