Don’t Blame Us. Blame Yourselves.

A lot of us have been telling you guys since February or before that this was going to happen. You all denied it. You ignored all the data and said we’d been wrong the whole time. And we had been wrong. We had been wrong because we ignored the data, but the data has been right. And you chose to ignore all the data about the general election.

You championed Trump and the writing was always on the wall. Look at the polling below. I did not do that.

Trump did that.


Poll

Clinton

Trump

Spread

National

NBC News/WSJ

47

38

Clinton +9

McClatchy/Marist

48

33

Clinton +15

FOX News

49

39

Clinton +10

Reuters/Ipsos

43

39

Clinton +4

Economist/YouGov

46

43

Clinton +3

LA Times/USC

45

44

Clinton +1

CBS News

47

41

Clinton +6

CNN/ORC

52

43

Clinton +9

Florida

Suffolk Univ

48

42

Clinton +6

Michigan

Detroit News

41

32

Clinton +9

Pennsylvania

Franklin & Marshall

49

38

Clinton +11

New Hampshire

WBUR

51

34

Clinton +17

Source: RealClearPolitics


Trump could campaign like he wants to win, but he is campaigning like he wants Hillary to win. He would rather revisit old comments about Megyn Kelly and Ted Cruz’s dad than focus on Hillary Clinton.

Trump is doing that. We all told you it would happen. So now you are left to concoct, in August, conspiracy theories about how the election was stolen or blame the GOP Establishment — the very establishment who locked arms around Trump and refused to let Republican delegates vote their conscience.

Don’t blame us. Blame yourselves. You championed the braying jackass, even attacking good conservatives in the race, and the only thing happening now is exactly what the rest of us have said all along would happen.

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