Tuesday, October 18, 2016


The media here are, like everywhere else, heavily in the tank for Hillary Clinton. Actually, I think it would be better to say that they are in the Schlachtkreuzer for her. The pro-Clinton bias in Belgian press is so overwhelming that it becomes laughable.

Here is a screenshot of a De Standaard piece about the elections, from yesterday, October 17:

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Polls agree on Trump's hopeless situation


Trump fans on the Republican Convention in July. Since then, their candidate fares less well in the polls.

Most pollsters give Clinton a wide lead on Trump. Now that the latter is lagging further and further behind, he can only hope that they are wrong. That happened before.

It just might, assholes. I don't know what pollsters you consult over there at De Standaard, perhaps Madame Blavatsky's, but generally speaking, when I want to check out a trend, I consult Rasmussen Polls. It has received its fair share of criticism, yet AFAIK it is mostly perceived as quite reliable. And over there we have indeed proof of Trump's "hopeless situation":

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"Individual states will ultimately tell the tale, but right now the presidential race nationally is about as tight as it can be.

Rasmussen Reports’ latest White House Watch survey finds Hillary Clinton with 42% support among Likely U.S. Voters and Donald Trump with 41%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picks up seven percent (7%), while Green Party nominee Jill Stein again has two percent (2%) of the vote, according to our latest national telephone and online survey. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

Yesterday, Clinton took a two-point lead – 43% to 41% - after ending last week behind her Republican rival by an identical margin. She jumped ahead by seven at the beginning of last week following the airing of a video showing Trump making graphic sexual remarks, but the race evened out again following the candidates’ second debate. Their final debate is tomorrow night."

So what's it gonna be? Time will tell. One thing is for sure: no matter how many times Trump has been declared dead in the water, he has always bounced back. I never saw such fighting spirit in another candidate. In the end, it might just lead to him securing the Presidency. If he does, it will be well deserved.

And also, if he does, heads must roll - calm down, I mean that figuratively - among Republican traitors.


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