William Thien

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Personally I don’t believe the incoming administration is going to be as conservative as the media and all of the left wingers would have the country believe.

Already the Washington elite have begun hacking away at Trump’s campaign positions. A softening of just about every position he had during the campaign, that which put him where he is in the first place, appears inevitable. He will be made to realize that his ideas were (as in past tense), “a bit too much.”

Trump’s Tweets have even become less terse, more diplomatic. Though less profound in Trump’s case, it is clear that what everyone feared would happen is in fact happening. President-elect Trump is being brought into the political fold he fought so valiantly against during the campaign.

I think instead it is quite possible that you will see a great deal of the real legislative and perhaps “physical” activism rise out of the House and Senate, both populated by a majority of Republicans after the election, something nobody predicted, also.

Yet the massive political shifting doesn’t stop at the federal level. Well over 40 states now have elected Republican governors and Republican majorities in the house and senate.

So what’s next for conservatives?

Opportunity. Opportunity like conservatives have never seen before at the national level to the local.

Though I don’t entirely equate conservatism with Republicanism directly, and I’ve written to that effect before, if there ever were a time for conservatives to activate and incentivize the elected in their favor, now is that time. There is in fact no time to waste.

With Clinton winning the popular vote during this election, there may not be another ‘what’s next for conservatives?” like this one, for some time or even ever.

All those estimated millions of people who said they were going to leave the country if Trump were elected are still here. I don’t see a massive exodus happening anywhere, do you?

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While watching Chris Wallace interview Governor Mike Pence this morning on national news Wallace posed the question, will Donald Trump accept the results of the election if he loses?

Wallace asked that question during the presidential debate which he moderated between Trump and Clinton as well.

After hearing the question from Wallace and others now several times, I have to ask why Wallace is so set on seeing that Trump concede to the results if he loses? Elections are contested all of the time. Al Gore contested his presidential election results and he is a Democrat.

So, why the constant drive to see that Trump accept the results? What is behind it?

Is there in fact something Wallace and other newscasters, many of whom met with Clinton campaign staff secretly, is there something they are aware of with regard to illegalities or unfairness in this election? Asking the question so many times, attempting to get Trump to accept the results suggests to me that Wallace and others are afraid there is in fact something illegal or unfair occurring in this election that would be discovered if the results were contested and by getting Trump to admit he would accept the results Wallace and the others could then rest easy knowing that their dirty work was concealed, concealed by Trump’s own acceptance of the results.

Wow, that’s dirty politics ladies and gentlemen.

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At one time during the national mainstream news broadcasts yesterday I began cycling through the newscasts and all of them at the very same time where bashing Trump. You would have thought that the guy had already committed mass murder or something. In contrast, you would have thought that Hillary Clinton was a little angel the media B.S. about Trump was so thick. Obviously that is not the case. What’s the difference? Clinton is paying off the media by buying more advertising time and that is all the media do, front for those who give them advertising dollars. That’s how they make their living. It’s a paid choir. It’s pay to play.

So if the media are not singing your tune, if they are out of tune, change the channel, tune it out, or turn it off. Pick up the remote control and turn it off. You don’t need all of that negativity.

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I think it is unfair to say that Hillary will be influenced completely by Bill Clinton, that a Hillary presidency will simply be an extension of Bill Clinton’s former presidency, but it is also a mistake to think that Bill will have no influence whatsoever.

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I turned off the Hillary acceptance speech the other night after hearing Hillary talk about Donald Trump, calling him a “small man” and “little man” then segwaying right to the subject of guns. Immediately. First thing I thought of was Sigmund Freud and it occurred to me what this election is really all about for Hillary and many of those that follow her and it has nothing to do with guns.

Hillary is what the millennials call “a hater.”

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One of the reasons the media try so desperately to label mass shooters as “psychologically unstable” following a mass shooting is that in doing so the system itself to which the media represent, the government and the corporations which advertise using the media, avoid being labeled as well, avoid being labeled as perhaps repressive, oppressive, inefficient, bloated, parasitic, socialist, communist, what have you.

No one would dispute that there has been a recent increase in mass shootings. At least on the face of things it would seem that the number of shootings has increased. Does this mean that there is a direct correlation with an increase in government oppression or repression or any other such indication? Because the weapons used to commit those mass shootings have been around for some time and available to the public all the while. The weapons have been around much longer than the recent increase in mass shootings to be sure.

With the implementation of such legislation as The Patriot Act and the steady increases in the numbers of law enforcement (nothing wrong with law enforcement, just making a point), the historical expansion of the surveillance state, the cameras everywhere you go, the monitoring of internet activity both by the government and corporations who shove tailored sales pitches at you while on the internet and then chase you up and down the road with advertisements, I think that it is quite possible there is a generalized public reaction to these changes, to the expansion of the surveillance and media state, to the “by definition” increase in government AND corporate oppression as defined by the increased, smothering government presence in many communities and in the increases in taxes to cover the costs of such expanded government behavior. Are we seeing the beginnings of a mass public attempt to shake it all off? To a certain extent, I think we are.

In other words, smothered by this new surveillance state it is hard to catch a breath of the fresh air of freedom in this so-called land of the free!

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The thing about socialism is that eventually there are so many socialists as generations upon generations come to know no other system of sustenance that the hope that any democratic effort, a majority of votes to lead a country away from that socialist state is futile. Only massive economic upheaval or physical action can bring change.

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