Guns and Electors
by J. Kb
Leading up to the 2016 election, there were a myriad of videos published online of celebrities encouraging the unwashed masses to vote for Hillary Clinton. They ran the gamut from sappy, like IMPORTANT, to the grotesque like SENSUAL PANTSUIT ANTHEM. Hillary’s use of celebrity videos to try and sway voters was so ridiculous that it became a point of mockery (see the video below). Even Tina Fey commented (sarcastically) on the issue, saying “but I have to say, I think the real reason that Hillary lost—and it’s the thing that people are afraid to talk about: not enough celebrity music videos urging people to vote.” Americans had just gotten sick and tired of wealthy elites telling them how to vote.
Michael Moore released a video called Michael Moore In TrumpLand: The Last President of the United States, which was supposed to be an anti-Trump video. An internet genius then re-cut it into one of the best pro-Trump, anti elite celeb videos ever, which really did predict and explain the election of Donald Trump.
The 2016 election ended with the election and Donald Trump, and everybody thought that we would have a respite from elitist celebrity election videos. Then the left got it into their heads that they could turn the Electoral College from something that cost them the election into something that could cut short a Trump presidency before it began, and so we were treated to a new elitist, celebrity, anti-Trump video encouraging faithless electors to go against the will of the voters they represent.
Tucker Carlson interviewed actor Mike Farrell (the guy from MASH) about this new video and the push and about 5 minutes into the interview, Carlson made a fantastic point. Why was it that that these celebs thought that the chosen electors were some how wiser, or more superior than the 60 million people who voted for Trump, and choose the candidate of their desire and not that of the will of the people. I recommend watching the whole interview, but I started it at the point where Tucker really got into the elitist message of the plea for faithless electors.
The answer is quite simple. The Democrats/Left have become raging elitists. They no longer believe in the words of the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Or even the words of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address describing America as a “government of the people, by the people.”
A comparison of the maps of a county-by-county breakdown of the 2016 election and America’s most populous counties overlap, has been discussed before. Hillary was voted for by people that live in densely populated urban areas and Trump was voted for by more rural areas.
A county map of the 2016 election:
But there is also this map, a county by country map of the 1%.
Note how many of the areas of American that voted for Hillary overlap with the areas populated by the top 1%.
The 2016 election was not just urban vs. rural. It was a class of wealthy elites vs. working class middle America. Now that the elites have lost the election, they released another elite, celebrity filled video demanding that another group of elites (the electors) decide the election for the candidate of the elites, against the will of working America.
Immediately after the election, the Left celebrated that gun sales fell with an impending Trump presidency. Trump wasn’t going to ban assault style rifles and so panicky, paranoid Americans weren’t rushing out to buy them. I guess every apocalyptic cloud has a silver lining.
Then Black Friday sales broke every record.
A little industry information: it is true that AR style rifle sales are expected to drop without the fear that Trump will ban them. However, overall gun sales are expected to go up, just in different markets. The gun market was saturated with AR clones. Now there is a lot of room for more traditional hunting rifles and shotguns. Lever actions are making a comeback. Handguns are still booming, especially in hunting and concealed carry. Especially, especially in concealed carry with more and more states loosening CCW requirements and the potential for a national CCW reciprocity law being passed. If the Hearing Protection Act gets passes, be ready to see an explosion in suppressor sales, and guns designed to be suppressed. The Trump election is also opening up new customer bases with more minorities buying guns.
Gun companies are going to do just fine under Trump.
Back to the election:
Michael Moore went on Chris Hayes show to say how the Left has to stop the Trump inauguration at all costs, including violence. This aligns with the DisruptJ20 protest/day of violence, that is being staged as well.
What we are seeing is a bunch of Liberal and Social Justice elites doing their damnedest to overturn the will of knuckle-dragging, cousin-humping, dirt-under-the-fingernails, redneck, unwashed masses, aka, working class middle America. They will use protests and even violence to get their way.
If celebrity videos and harassment sway the electoral college, or if rioters shut down the inauguration; I don’t think the Left knows what it is in for. Forget Obama’s status as gun salesman of the year. Let Mr. Bowling-for-Columbine keep demanding that butthurt Leftists try and shut down a Trump presidency.
I don’t think they realize it, but this is a declaration of war. Maybe they do realize it, and they think they will win.
They are wrong.
January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017