'Tis Only My Opinion!

November  2017 - Volume 37, Number 11

Outside the Bubble

Many journalists have a hard time understanding that they are out-of-touch with a majority of voters. The White House journalists in particular seem to suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. If you watch the White House press briefings, you would think that the Trump/Russia collusion investigation was the only thing that mattered.

A study prepared by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard reveals a shocking level of media bias against President Trump.  

In July 2016, we first saw that Donald Trump had a real chance to win the Presidential Election. We were on a trip to Idaho and ran into a Basque convention at a motel where we were staying in Boise. Also staying at the motel were a group of about 20 bikers on their way to Sturgis, S.D. that were from Portland, Oregon.

The Basque had a great food and drink layout and invited all the motel guests to partake and mingle. Needless to say, politics came up.  After about an hour, they decided to see what might be the preferences amoung the various Republican and Democrat Presidential candidates.  Donald Trump easily took over 70% of the total votes with Bernie Sanders getting the next highest level at 9%. 

For those who don't know ... the Basque are independent but normally Democratic voters. I senses a sea-change was occurring.

The election proved that the main-stream media and most of those who lived outside of the major metropolitan areas were resisting the liberal propanganda found in most television news shows, academic institutions and news outlets.

Unfortuantely, the major commentators were simply speaking to their own kind.

The following map shows how the popular vote was skewed by the major metropolitan areas.

As the map clearly shows, in areas where the greatest amount of public welfare exists, i.e., the metropolitan areas, voters clearly have learned the lesson of voting for those politicians providing the most largesse.

Moreover, since our public schools place little emphasis on teaching about our form of government which is a constitutional republic and not a democracy, the popular vote which Hillary Clinton won is often cited as a reason for the Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Unfortunately, it is the electoral vote that matters!

The wisdom of our founding fathers simply continues to amaze me.

But then - 'Tis Only My Opinion!

Fred Richards
November 1, 2017


Corruptisima republica plurimae leges. [The more corrupt a republic, the more laws.] -- Tacitus, Annals III 27

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