Report from Louisiana: the Home Stretch

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Report from Louisiana: the Home Stretch

By: Pat Austin

SHREVE­PORT – It is almost over. The vot­ing part of this, any­way. The divi­sive­ness and hos­til­ity we have devel­oped for each other will prob­a­bly linger, sadly. Some obser­va­tions going into Elec­tion Day 2016:

In Louisiana over half a mil­lion vot­ers turned out for early vot­ing which sur­passes the record set in 2012 which was 350,000 vot­ers. Make of it what you will. Are the large num­bers because of the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion or just because peo­ple want to go vote against David Duke? No idea.

As we close in on elec­tion day the media still holds tremen­dous sway over pub­lic per­cep­tion. I won­der how much atten­tion peo­ple pay to all of these polls and then say, “Oh well, Can­di­date A is ahead three or four points in the polls so why should I go vote?” I believe there are a great many peo­ple not being quite truth­ful with poll­sters, but that’s just my opin­ion. I don’t pay much atten­tion to polls; I favor those that sup­port my own point of view, which is, of course a com­pletely use­less practice.

Julian Assange says that “Trump would not be per­mit­ted to win” this elec­tion. Take that with a grain of salt.

And Hillary says any Wik­ileaks bomb­shell com­ing out in the days before the elec­tion is likely to be false. Does that mean that the other leaks were not false?

With Hillary Clin­ton still so highly favored (IF you believe polls), that indi­cates that the gen­eral Amer­i­can vot­ing pop­u­la­tion does not care that she left men to die in Beng­hazi, that she was cav­a­lier with clas­si­fied mate­r­ial to the point that she let her maid print clas­si­fied doc­u­ments for her, and that she takes money from gov­ern­ments that fund ISIS. They dis­count all the other bag­gage as well. If Bill was impeached over Mon­ica Lewin­sky, Hillary’s future impeach­ment will at least give them a match­ing set. We will have the first impeached hus­band and wife pres­i­den­tial team in the his­tory of the world. How proud we must be.

Oh and we also have new warn­ings for poten­tial ter­ror attacks.

Dandy.

Stay strong, Amer­ica. Whichever can­di­date you favor, whichever way this elec­tion goes, we are almost through with this part of it.

Then we will have to live with our choice.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – It is almost over. The voting part of this, anyway. The divisiveness and hostility we have developed for each other will probably linger, sadly. Some observations going into Election Day 2016:

In Louisiana over half a million voters turned out for early voting which surpasses the record set in 2012 which was 350,000 voters.  Make of it what you will.  Are the large numbers because of the presidential election or just because people want to go vote against David Duke?  No idea.

As we close in on election day the media still holds tremendous sway over public perception. I wonder how much attention people pay to all of these polls and then say, “Oh well, Candidate A is ahead three or four points in the polls so why should I go vote?”  I believe there are a great many people not being quite truthful with pollsters, but that’s just my opinion.  I don’t pay much attention to polls; I favor those that support my own point of view, which is, of course a completely useless practice.

Julian Assange says that “Trump would not be permitted to win” this election.  Take that with a grain of salt.

And Hillary says any Wikileaks bombshell coming out in the days before the election is likely to be false.  Does that mean that the other leaks were not false?

With Hillary Clinton still so highly favored (IF you believe polls), that indicates that the general American voting population does not care that she left men to die in Benghazi, that she was cavalier with classified material to the point that she let her maid print classified documents for her, and that she takes money from governments that fund ISIS.  They discount all the other baggage as well. If Bill was impeached over Monica Lewinsky, Hillary’s future impeachment will at least give them a matching set.  We will have the first impeached husband and wife presidential team in the history of the world. How proud we must be.

Oh and we also have new warnings for potential terror attacks.

Dandy.

Stay strong, America. Whichever candidate you favor, whichever way this election goes, we are almost through with this part of it.

Then we will have to live with our choice.

 

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.