Don’t Blame God, Or America, For Trump’s Loss

Donald Trump’s chances of losing just hit 88 percent. No candidate this far behind three weeks from election day has ever come back to win the White House, in the history of modern polling. Early voting has started in Georgia, and by the end of the week, nearly 34 states will have their polls open for registered voters.

According to Professor Michael McDonald of the University of Florida, just over a third of voters will cast their ballot before election day. This works to cement Clinton’s lead into actual votes versus polling projections. Three weeks from now, it will be all over but the crying.

Earlier today, I got my Trump therapy out of the way, and dispensed with my rant that I hope Hillary loses. My selfish ego wants revenge and a break from what will surely be 12 years of progressive Democrat rule. The baser parts of me do understand why some people will ride the Trump Train all the way into the sewer just to keep Her out of office.

But face facts: Trump is probably going to lose. He’s probably going to lose big, like Jimmy Carter big, or even George McGovern big. It’s very likely to be a Clinton landslide.

And then there will be recriminations and blame.

Don’t claim it’s God’s fault. God had nothing to do with Americans elevating Trump, who never cracked 40 percent in heavily Republican states or in closed primaries; who relied on Democrats crossing over to generate votes. God provided several good Christian candidates, many of whom were forced by political pressure to be baptized in Trump’s fetid, stagnant pool of slime and go to bat for him.

Trump gathered to himself good people of faith like Rick Perry, Ben Carson, and he even got Ted Cruz to endorse him. He corrupted the party leadership. God had nothing to do with Trump’s “victory.”

To the contrary, the GOP abandoned God, rebelled against Him, and chose a man with endless appetite for ambition, hubris, and hedonistic pursuit of his own fleshly desires. God would not offer up such a man as our leader, but He would allow us to choose that man. Read 1 Samuel chapter 8.

Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he repeated them in the hearing of the Lord. So the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed their voice, and make them a king.”

As my wife tells me quite often, God said to the GOP, “bull on, baby!”

When the triumvirate of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are governing us like royal subjects, and Republicans spend all our time fighting federal takeovers of this and that, don’t blame God. He will not hear our prayers for relief, just like he didn’t hear Israel’s cries when King Saul made war against the Philistines.

Don’t blame America. The election is not “rigged.” There’s no massive ballot-stuffing. Trump’s primary wins were more rigged–that Trump used the system against itself for his own benefit–than the national election. It’s sad that we should have to waste time explaining how American elections are conducted, and how resistant the system is to large-scale rigging.

If we want to unrig the election, we should have both parties transition to a caucus-only system to select their nominees. That way, voters will have to be somewhat informed (at least listen to a spiel)  and not made into vote-bots for a party, or used to influence the other party’s election.

Trump’s carping on “rigged” only serves to give more ammunition to statists like Clinton who would love to have the central government administer all elections, even for mayor or city council. Then we’ll see how things get rigged. When elections, policing, justice, and enforcement are all consolidated under central government power, the probability of abuse goes up exponentially. Look at the IRS, it’s a wonderful example. Look at the VA. Do we want to apply those problems to elections?

The GOP decided to run with Trump; actively suppressed all efforts to stop him at the convention when delegates balked; allowed Trump to run the worst presidential campaign in modern history; agreed not to vet Trump to uncover what is now coming out in the press; and generally kneeled before Zod as the foolhardy narcissist went forward with his ill-conceived plan. The GOP owns Trump–and by the GOP I mean the Establishment.

Yes, that Establishment Trump keeps talking about like it opposes him. That’s who put him in the catbird seat, and that’s who is to blame for this Hindenburg of an election.

What’s even worse, when it’s all burning down, the Establishment will side with the delusional cultist hordes who still see Trump as savior and join in the chorus of recrimination and blame. They should be repenting, but they want to set up a gravy train for the next four years. So they’ll play along with Trump’s new media operation, raise cash to “stop Hillary” and then prop up another Trump-like figure for 2020.

Come November 8, don’t blame God and don’t blame America for what the GOP has wrought. Blame yourself (if you voted for him). Blame the media who acted against the country’s interests by giving Trump free media to ensure his success, so they could cut him down to install Clinton. Blame Reince Priebus, who helped orchestrate the party’s own suicide. Blame every senator and congressman who endorsed Trump, believing he could change. They were all chumps. And now we’re all chumps because of them.

About the author

Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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