The Truth Lives Here
Our government lies to us all the time. Whether they are Republicans, Democrats, or Independents, they continue to claim that we have no right to know the truth. Most of their lies are intended to protect themselves. Corruption is rampant in Washington and they hide this fact by using phrases like, “it’s a matter of national security.”
After the 2016 election was over and the American people were finally allowed to learn that Russia interfered in our election, our leaders lied once again and claimed that the efforts of Russian agents ‘had no effect on the results.’
This was an attempt to protect the failures of President Obama, Moscow Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. They were informed about Russia’s attempts one month before the election and did nothing. The truth is they hid this information from the voting public.
I have been informing the American people about the truth for years. The facts prove that two issues allowed Trump to win the Electoral College on November 8, 2016.
First was the television media. Broadcast networks and cable networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, and others gave Trump five-times more television coverage than all other candidates combined. Broadcast television literally gave the orange buffoon a free pass while holding Hillary Clinton to an impossibly high standard. Trump was allowed to lie, expose himself as a racist, while admitting on camera that he is a sexual predator. These facts were all played down, while broadcast television’s fake journalists joined Trump’s campaign in talking about Hillary’s use of personal e-mails ad nauseum. They ignored the fact that Trump never discussed a single issue facing America while Hillary covered everything with solutions which were ignored by the television media.
Second, Russian agents focused on social media. Hillary Clinton was constantly and falsely attacked, although the truth is that she was the most qualified candidate in American history. The results of Russia’s efforts revealed a lower voter turnout than expected. Three states gave Trump the 270 Electoral College votes he needed to declare victory. The voter turnout in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin changed the future of America. A total of 77,000 votes between these three states signaled the beginning of the end of America as we knew it.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama agrees with me, a lower voter turnout; the failure of millions of Americans to do the right thing and vote; produced the greatest disaster in America’s 244 year history.
“So, the day I left the White House, and I write about how painful it was to sit on that [inauguration] stage,” she said. “A lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost like a slap in the face.
“I understand the people who voted for Trump,” she added. “The people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, man, people think this is a game.”
Mrs. Obama knows what I know; a large voter turnout always favors Democrats. This is why Republicans continue their attempts at voter suppression.
“Every midterm. Every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up,” she said. “After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”
Trump is not an intelligent man, but even he understands this fact. He told “Fox and Friends” that if vote by mail is allowed “Republicans will never win another election.” For the future of your family and friends, for the future of America, let’s make Trump’s statement come true.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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