What have we learned?

What have we learned in this election? There are a number of issues that could be used as indicators, and a number of demographics that pollsters thought they had a bead on. The pollsters were wrong. No matter how you look at it, the pollsters were wrong. I want to say it one more time. The pollsters were wrong.

It was supposed to be a Biden landslide. A blizzard of blue. The Democrats were supposed to take the senate, supposed to gain twenty seats in the house, were supposed to open a pathway to a perpetual “one party” system. Most of all, this election was supposed to be referendum on the liberal lefts radical policies.

Turns out, you can’t spend six months calling the largest demographic in the country that they are bigoted, racist, backwards people, who are a level below the coastal elites. There was a time in this country when the elitist would simply talk down to the white trash working class, telling them that they didn’t need to worry about a thing because in the end, they had their best interests in mind. Not anymore, now the conversation has stopped and that has disenfranchised people.

Most Americans want to love their country. Most Americans don’t agree with all-black clad anarchists, running through the streets breaking windows and setting fires. Most Americans don’t agree that a traditional family is a bad thing, that we need to “move away” from the nuclear family, all because their is a certain demographic who can’t seem to keep their fathers at home.

You can’t tell sixty percent of the population that because they follow the rules, obey the law, and work hard. That they are the problem. They aren’t the problem. The problem are the people that don’t do that. This is America and one of its greatest attributes, is that everyone has the natural right to live their lives the way they want to, as long as they aren’t hurting anyone else’s property or person.

This summer has been a “flavor of the month” summer. And the thoughts and ideas that have popped up aren’t sustainable. If we took anything away from this election. Regardless of the winner, it should be that. There were a lot of people who voted for Biden, simply because he wasn’t Trump. It won’t be that way next time. It would be wise for the radical left to keep that in mind.

Oh, How Wrong They Were

I sometimes wonder if the powers that be in the biased media ever get tired of being wrong. Short answer, no. How can major news networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and yes, even NPR, all consistently print and broadcast such obviously skewed, factually lacking, and intentionally misleading stories to the public that they are supposed to be, the emissaries of truth for.

American broadcasting has always had personal flavors to it. It’s impossible for a single individual or small group of investors to sink their money into a publication or news outlet without expecting it to represent them either overtly or subliminally. It sounds nice, and in a perfect world we might expect the extremely wealthy private citizens to have the ability to amplify their interests but take the high road and instead deliver the truth, even if it hurts those interests whether they be financial or political, or to a lesser extent today, even religious.

Take a look at a paper like the New York Times for instance and you will see that we do not live in a perfect world. Far from it. Unfortunately, most media moguls live in big cities and have no interest in being relatable to their reader in the fly-over states. With the death of small publishing companies and home-town papers we have seen larger media outlets criss crossing the country and swallowing up newspapers that once belonged to the people that lived in the cities they carry on their front page banner.

I saw this personally when USA Today and it’s owner the Gannet Corporation gobbled up the Indianapolis Star. Now instead of reporting with a flair towards the conservative values that are prominent in the area, we see left leaning, Democrat Party, liberal reporting that serves those who live in the city and only a marginal amount of readers at that.

When the news comes back, I’ll sing it’s praises

I would tell the main stream media to get back to representing the people you work for. We shouldn’t have to chose between watching a news channel that tells us we are slack-jawed yokels living in the past, or turning off the television (which is what I have done). I miss watching the news and when it comes back I’ll sing it’s praises. Maybe when this election is over things will get back to normal, or at least look that direction. But I doubt it.