27 Reasons Trump Won That Have Nothing to Do With Susan Sarandon

Still No Post Mortem of 2016

1. Media Malpractice

· The Jeff Bezos owned Washington Post actually ran 16 negative stories in 16 hours against Bernie Sanders prior to the California primary, according to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

· Mainstream media commentary drove the narrative that the California primary was over before it began based on the fact that almost 400 unelected super-delegates pledged for Hillary before voting even began. They did not mention that super-delegates do not vote until the convention, and can change their allegiance as they did for Barack Obama in 2008.

· Investigative journalist Lee Feng revealed in his Intercept piece that T.V. pundits were often brought on by networks to praise Hillary, but were never revealed to have been retained by Clinton Super-PAC’s.

· The Associated Press announced that Clinton had won the nomination on the eve of the decisive California primary with its 475 delegates up for grabs, before a single ballot was cast.

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2. Hillary’s Negative Net Favorability

3. Cambridge Analytica

4. Neoliberals & Global Trumpism

5. Populism

Donald Trump presidency was “going to be the biggest f**k you ever recorded in human history”

6. The “Republican” Strategy

“For every blue-collar Democrat we will lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two or three moderate Republicans in the suburbs of Philadelphia,” Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader in the Senate, told The Washington Post

7. 4Chan

8. Social Media vs Ground Game

The Hillary Clinton campaign did not spend their money on white workers, and they did not spend it on people of color. “They spent it on themselves, let’s be honest.”

· #CrookedHillary (3,560,321 posts)

· #ImWithHer (6,245,205 posts)

· #FeelTheBern (7,349,980 posts)

· #BlackLivesMatter (9,115,158 posts)

· #MAGA (Make America Great Again) (11,433,550 posts)

9. Branding

10. Authenticity

11. Hillary’s Record

12. America is Celebrity Obsessed

We simply couldn’t stop talking about him. Even if we knew we should look away.

13. The Cool Kids Always Win

14. Crowdsize

15. Her Damn Emails

16. The Election Was Rigged

Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff.

Superdelegates

“Are you telling me that I’m going to go to a convention, after my 30 years of blood, sweat, and tears for this party, that you’re going to take away my right to appease a group of people?”

17. WikiLeaks

18. Corporate Donors Over Grassroots Support

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19. Tim Fucking Kaine

20. Paid Trolls

21. Third Party and Independent Voters

22. White Women

With 62%, the majority of non-college educated white women voted for Trump, while 34% backed Clinton.

23. Mysogyny and Racism

24. Cross Check

25. NAFTA and the Rust Belt

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26. People Wanted to Be Fooled

27. “I’m Not Trump” Is Not a Vision

“The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.”

  • 2012 Obama: 65.9M • 2016 Clinton: 59.1M • DIFFERENCE: -6.8M
  • 2012 Romney: 60.9M • 2016 Trump: 59M • DIFFERENCE: -1.9M

In conclusion

In the words of Upton Sinclair “it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

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