Calm Down! Democrats Are Going To Stomp Trump Into The Ground

After Tuesday’s semi-coronation of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, a lot of people, both liberal and conservative, took to social media to hyperventilate over the impending disaster of Trump winning the 2016 election.

RELAX!

Donald Trump is never going to be President of the United States. Ever. Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee and she’s going to mop the floor with him.

Here are a few facts to consider:

  1. Trump is a f*cking idiot – On pretty much EVERY occasion Trump has tried to sound smart, he’s embarrassed himself. From his claims about a big beautiful wall, to his “plan” to defeat ISIL, to his repeated insults of women, blacks, Latinos, the handicapped, etc., to his laughably bad economic and foreign policy pronouncements, “The Don” has made it very clear to even the most casual observer that he has no idea what he’s talking about.
  2. Trump is historically unpopular – According to Real Clear Politics, Trump’s average unfavorable rating is -65.4%. That’s 2/3 of the country, including Republicans, that intensely dislike Trump.
  3. Trump is even MORE unpopular among women, Latinos and blacks – 70% of women intensely dislike him. 77% of Latinos intensely dislike him. 86% of blacks intensely dislike him. No one wins without the support of those three groups and there is literally no way Trump will suddenly be able to appeal to them.
  4. The Republican Party and its donors have already abandoned the White House and are trying to save as many down-ticket seats as they can.
  5. Even the 1% owners of the GOP think Trump would be a disaster. This doesn’t mean they’ll support Clinton – but it does mean they’ll work against Trump.
  6. Trump’s rallies are going to get uglier and more violent and it’s all going to be on camera. Want to get people to the polls? Show them what kind of America Trump is already building.
  7. Trump can’t help himself. His attacks on Hillary are going to be so ugly and so nasty that it’s going to hurt him. This tactic worked well in the primary because he was appealing to the very worst that America has to offer. But in the general? Not a chance. America does not respond well to sexism and racism on the national level.
  8. Trump has yet to be vetted by the media in any real way. They were too busy basking in the high ratings he was getting them for the “liberal” media to do its job. They’ll be the tempted to keep letting him run rampant for ratings but some outlets will actually act like the news instead of an infomercial and that won’t go well for Trump.
  9. Trump has been officially endorsed by the KKK. How do you think that’s going to play with the public?

There’s more but you get the idea. Trump is toxic in every way imaginable. His message of hate combined with pretending to care about the middle class will not scale up to the national level.

And then there’s Hillary.

Despite what you may hear, Hillary is actually a strong candidate. As a former First Lady, former Senator and former Secretary of State that’s spent her entire adult life fighting for one liberal cause or another (women’s rights, universal healthcare, LGBT rights, etc.), Hillary Clinton is insanely prepared and qualified to be president. She’s also smart. Really smart. Obama smart. Run circles around Donald Trump smart.

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Whether you like her or not, you cannot deny that Hillary Clinton has strong grasp on the issues. She can rattle off facts and figures faster than most people can google them. She has detailed plans that she is more than happy to explain at great length if you want. Compare that to Trump’s 4th-5th grade grammar and flimsy grasp of any issue and you’re looking at a series of debates that will be humiliating for “The Don.”

Something else to to consider is that while the GOP was hampered in its ability to attack Trump, the left will be under no such constraints. There are hours and hours of footage of Donald Trump saying horrible things about pretty much every group of Americans that are not white men. The ads write themselves and Trump’s hate only sells with his chunk of the GOP’s already racist base. Hillary will have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Added bonus, she won’t even have to play dirty to do it. While Hillary is no stranger to a down and dirty political fight (something else that will serve her well as president), she can take the moral high ground and let Trump fling mud at himself.

Another useful Clinton fact is that she is the single most scrutinized and vetted politician on the planet. Yeah, yeah, yeah, she’s “untrustworthy” and a “crook” but when you ask the people saying that what crime she’s committed, you get vague comments about her emails or something about taking bribes as Secretary of State. They can’t produce any evidence but, darn it! they KNOW she’s guilty of….something!

But after 20+ years of Republicans spending an unlimited amount of resources, manpower and time into digging up dirt on her, Hillary has yet to have a scandal stick. The “liberal” media has been trying to claim her scalp for just as long and have failed miserably. These are the people that uncovered some of the deepest, darkest secrets of the United States government but the best they could come up with on Clinton was rumors and innuendo.

I don’t know about you, but that suggests that maybe, just maybe, there’s no real scandal to dig up. And let’s be honest, the right has tried so hard, for so long, to pin something, ANYTHING, on her that the public has been inured to it by now. They overplayed their Benghazi hand so badly that it stopped being a campaign issue right when they needed it the most. The same thing will happen for all of their new “scandals.” They’ll rush them out, the “liberal” media will breathlessly report them as total fact and then the “scandal” will crumble. Rinse, repeat.

It didn’t work on Obama and the public isn’t biting anymore.

And finally, this is what the electoral map looks like right now according to statistics genius Nate Silver:

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And it’s only going to get bluer the more both Clinton and Trump speak.

This doesn’t mean we should get complacent. Quite the opposite, in fact! We have an unparalleled opportunity to take back the House, the Senate and several state governments. Trump will both energize the blue vote and seriously suppress the red vote and we should be swarming the polls to take back the country from the Tea Party idiots that made Trump the nominee in the first place.

Stay calm and vote blue!


Featured image via twitter.