Must Reads For The Week 11/12/16

 

ELECTION COMMENTS

People didn’t vote for Trump, they voted against the status quo elites in Washington. Hillary was the perfect embodiment of the status quo elite ruling class. Here are a few reasons people voted against the elite. 1) In the words of the Reverend Wright, the Obamacare chickens came home to roost at the wrong time as healthcare premiums went through the roof. 2) Our ruling aristocracy could break the law and suffer no consequences, while we get dinged $90 for not wearing a seat belt. 3) People didn’t like the regulations passed by politicians and bureaucrats, that encroached into every aspect of their lives. 4) The condescending attitude toward the middle class by biased media elites finally pissed enough people off.

People were motivated to go out and vote against the status quo, and deal with Trump later. They were willing to take a chance on rolling a hard eight, because the knew they were going to crap if they voted for Hillary.

ELECTION ANALYSIS

The Source Of Our Rage: The Ruling Elites Are Protected From The Consequences Of It’s Dominance, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. Excerpt from the article, “There are very few opportunities for powerless non-elites to register their disapproval of the nation’s Ruling elite and the corrupt status quo. Voting for an outsider in a national election is one such rare opportunity.

The Intelligentsia Takes A Hit,, by Peter Klein, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article: “…there is an important silver lining to this year’s election season. Public skepticism of the establishment media, think-tanks, academics, and other members of the intelligentsia is at an all-time high.”

Surprise, Surprise, The Disconnected Plutocrat Lost, by Victor Davis Hanson, at victorhanson.com. Excerpt from the article: “Clinton in the last weeks talked of the electorate as if it was a faceless hyphenated Borg – Latinos this, African Americans that, the gay vote, women voters – without any realization that she was referring to millions of Americans by their appearance rather than their essence as unique individuals. In normal times, all that pandering would have been seen as illiberal.

The Jig Is Up: America’s Voters Just Fired Their Ruling Elite, by David Stockman, at zerohedge.com. Excerpt from the article: “America’s voters fired their ruling elites last night. After 30 years of arrogant misrule and wantonly planting the seeds of economic and financial ruin throughout Flyover America, the Wall Street/Washington establishment and its mainstream media tools have been repudiated like never before in modern history. During the course of the past year, upwards of 70 million citizens – 59 million for Trump and 13 million for Bernie Sanders – have voted for dramatic change.

Who Lost: A Biased Media, Pundits, Pollsters, Political Parties, Warmongers, The Corporatocracy, Pay To Play Grifters, Neoliberals, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. Excerpt from the article: “The punditry applied a double standard to Trump and Hillary. Trump’s speeches and ethically questionable history were judged by moral standards, and he was declared unfit. Hillary’s actions, on the other hand, were judged by strictly legalistic standards: well, you can’t indict her, so she’s fit for office. Dear Punditry: you can’t use double standards to promote your biases and retain any shred of credibility.”

The Unenviable Next President, by Victor Davis Hanson, at victorhanson.com. Excerpt from the article: “The next president will be facing economic stagnation, record debt, racial division, looming large and ongoing small wars abroad, and a health care system in ruins. Common to all these problems is that tough solutions – fiscal discipline, recalibrating the tax code, restoration of deterrence, and a new health insurance model – will be as controversial and painful as is the current unsustainable slide into chaos.

Five Things Trump’s Surprise Victory Should Teach The Media, by Gracy Olmstead, at thefederalist.com. Excerpt from the article: “Media that speak only to themselves are not only useless – they’re depressing. They’ve lost sight of any truth but their own, and in the process, have lost the trust of those who formerly turned to them for information and insight.”

Hillary Spent Nearly Twice As Much Per Vote As Trump – For Nothing, at zerohedge.com. So much for the theory that big money buys elections.

Five States Passed Ballot Measures For The Unemployment Causing Minimum Wage Regulation, at economicpolicyjournal.com. CA, NV, AZ, MA, ME, all passed minimum wage issues. All these states voted for Hillary.

San Francisco Passed Soda Tax, at econolmicpolicyjournal.com. How could anyone live in this nanny state.

Trump’s Opening Act: A Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Spending, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Don’t do this. It is a waste of scarce resources. Read – Infrastructure Spending Doesn’t Grow The Economy, at mises.org.

SOME FUN

There Are The Celebrities Who Vowed To Leave America If Trump Wins, at zerohedge.com. The question is will Canada accept these luminaries? For that answer, Read here, Meanwhile, From Canada.

Yale Professor Cancels Exam For Snowflake Students Distraught At Election Results, at theburningplatform.com. We have raised a generation which can’t handle not getting their way. Maybe we should give them a participation trophy.

A Few Cold Hard Facts For Snowflakes, at theburningplatform.com. This article comes with a trigger warning. If you are a p#$$% don’t read this.

 

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