I just witnessed an interview on The Morning Joe Show of Anthony Scaramucci, who is trying to sell a book about Trump being The Blue Collar President. What Scaramucci is really selling is BS.
You have to see this interview in order to believe it. At some point I suspect it will be on YouTube. Mika and Mike Barnicle asked Scaramucci if he thought Trump is a good president and if he approves of his constant lying. Scaramucci said he does not like the lying, but that it is ok with him and the supposed 62 million of Americans who voted for Trump in 2016 BECAUSE these people are tired of establishment republicans lying to them.
So one might ask, if Trump supporters think establishment republicans lied to them and they know Trump is lying to them, why do they like Trump's lies more? To save you the trouble of reading Scaramucci's new book, I will explain to you why they like Trump's lies more.
The reason racists, bigots and misogynists like Trump is because he doesn't STAY ON SCRIPT. Trump openly displays his racism, bigotry and misogyny. Trump's supporters have not benefited economically from anything he has done, and he and republicans have told them that they are about to take away Social Security and Medicare, and although they are saying they support banning pre-existing conditions, they are suing to get rid of a ban on pre-existing conditions.
The ONLY things Trump has kept his word on are policies and programs that are racist, bigoted and misogynist, from his anti-justice justice policies to his anti-immigration immigration policies.
Scaramucci says you can't beat Trump by pointing out his lies. He says you have to change the things Trump's racist base wants you to change. What exactly do you think Trump's racist base wants changed? YOU GOT IT! They want to make America White Again!
So WHY is Trump winning, or more specifically IS Trump winning? My answer is that Trump is winning as long as he can convince you that he is winning. THAT is part of the con. It doesn't matter if he is actually winning. EXAMPLE. Trump did not win the electoral vote in the 2016 presidential election, but EVERYONE has accepted that he did, so he did.
Additionally, IF something is not changed in the 2018 election, Trump will be able to win without actually winning again. There is ONE WAY and ONE WAY ONLY that Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Trump, Russians and republican operatives changed votes to make it appear that he won in EXACTLY the places he needed to win in order to win. THAT'S ALL!!! The professional pundits can analyze why and how Hillary lost and why and how Trump won, until the cows come home. They will never come up with a good explanation, because Trump did not win.
So what do we do to fix the fake universe we find ourselves in. Although this will never happen, the first thing that needs to be done is that we have to STOP accepting the lie that Trump won the 2016 presidential election, no matter how much you hate Hillary Clinton. She actually won the election. More people voted for her, both popular vote wise and electoral vote wise, although yes, the Electoral College voted for Trump. The REASON they voted for Trump is because they were told that Trump won the states electoral votes. HE DID NOT!
Second, we need to get everyone in the USA who is not a racist, bigot and misogynist to the polls NOW and vote AGAINST REPUBLICANS. Forget about messaging! The message is VOTE AGAINST REPUBLICANS!!!
In conjunction with VOTING AGAINST REPUBLICANS, make damn sure your vote counts. How do you do that? You INSIST that the voting systems in every state is accurate. DO NOT assume that your vote is counted the way you voted. Since there are no audits of voting systems, how do you prove how you voted? You take your cell phone into the voting booth. Vote a straight Democratic ballot. Take a picture of the ballot that shows you voted a straight Democratic ballot. If the Democratic candidate in your district does not win, organize the counting of everyone who voted and took a picture of their vote, to be able to present it in a lawsuit challenging the outcome. I am afraid that is the only way to ensure your vote is counted the way you voted.
Republicans are not playing fairly. As long as you play fairly and allow them to cheat, they will win.