“The best, #1 moment for Trump:” That first sentence is a link to an article we wrote in August 2015 called “PUMA: The Moment Donald Trump Won The #GOPDebate“. Just recycle that article today to understand what happened at the debate in Las Vegas.
Back in that 2015 debate Donald J. Trump stood unafraid and alone. Fox News set up Donald J. Trump to fail but instead by standing tall, Trump won. After that debate Big Media focused on that one moment. Big Media declared “it’s over for Trump”. We declared it was Trump’s moment of triumph:
The best moment for Trump is when he stood alone, in an arena filled with Republicans/conservatives, next to the major Republican candidates for president, in front of the stars of Fox News, before the biggest Fox News audience ever, and said, ‘I’ll stand with America… P.U.M.A.!
Who did events prove to be correct? Our analysis was a Trump debate victory precisely because he stood on principle and said “P.U.M.A.!”
At that August 2015 debate Donald J. Trump spoke as a leader unafraid of taking on his own party. Trump won. After Trump became the nominee it is those that denounced Trump’s “disloyal” answer who have failed to live up to their pledge to support the party nominee.
And so it goes that after the Las Vegas debate Republicans such as Jeb Bush and John Kasich continue to refuse to live up their honor bound pledge and instead attack Donald J. Trump. Trump haters such as Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham are horrified that Trump will not preemptively concede an election even if the election is won by fraud perpetrated against the American voter.
As corrupt as the dishonorable Republicans are in their denunciations of Donald J. Trump for his smart answer last night, Hillary Clinton and those who support her today denouncing Trump are far worse. The case can be summed up in six letters: A L G O R E:
Horrifying! Trump “upends a basic pillar of American democracy” by saying he will wait and see what happens on election day, because of his concern about voter fraud.
But wait! Who was the last candidate who refused to accept the result on election day, as certified by election authorities? Al Gore. Did Gore “upend a basic pillar of American democracy” when he tried to overturn the result of the 2000 election? I don’t remember the Associated Press saying so at the time. In fact, I would bet that the authors of this piece of AP hysteria were rooting for Gore, at the time. Unbelievable.
Al Gore was correct to contest the 2000 election. The will of the voters should always be paramount and if necessary defended in court. But now the totalitarian force that is the Obama Dimocrat Party will not tolerate the honorable fight to defend the will of the voters in the face of voter and election fraud.
In 2002 Hillary Clinton continued to assert Al Gore won the 2000 election. It is a fact that last week, LAST WEEK, Hillary Clinton and those that attended her rally continued to assert that Al Gore won the 2000 election as bloated Al Gore droned on like Jabba the Hut with Hillary chained to his corpulent side grinning:
While Gore tried to stress the importance of voting he referenced his loss to George W. Bush in 2000. As the crowd begins chanting “YOU WON! YOU WON!” Watch Mrs. Clinton smile and nod in agreement. [snip]
As the crowd chanted and Hillary smiled and nodded approvingly, Gore continued his thought process by suggesting that he actually won the 2000 election by warning the young voters to not be in a position “years from now” welcoming Hillary Clinton and saying to her “actually you did win, it just wasn’t close enough to make sure that the votes were counted.”
Through this entire sequence, Mrs. Clinton continued to smile and nod in agreement.
The claims of stolen elections have been made many times by those that now denounce Donald J. Trump for his insistence on a fraud free election and watch and wait response.
Matt Drudge linked to many instances of Democrats, such as John Kerry, decrying rigged elections. A profile of Secretary of State John Kerry published Sunday in The New Yorker reveals that, 11 years after his election loss to George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry still believes he was robbed via systematic fraud.
What about the voters? In recent weeks we have seen example after example of Dimocratic Party systemic fraud in videos released by Project Veritas and others.
In the face of election and voter fraud Hillary Clinton was aghast at Donald J. Trump’s insistence on a free and fair election:
A defiant Donald Trump used the high-profile setting of the final presidential debate here Wednesday night to amplify one of the most explosive charges of his candidacy: that if he loses the election, he might consider the outcome illegitimate because the process is rigged.
Questioned directly as to whether he would accept the outcome should Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton prevail on Nov. 8, Trump demurred. “I will keep you in suspense,” the Republican nominee said. Clinton called Trump’s answer “horrifying,” saying he was “talking down our democracy.”
Trump defends our democracy when he defends a legitimate vote count and attacks election and voter fraud. It was a great moment among many great moments for Donald J. Trump. Even the naysayers who shout “it’s over for Trump” time and time again, admit Trump had a good night:
The evening was by far and away his best performance. Trump hit on all the major themes that his campaign is built upon: economic growth, strong national security, fighting illegal immigration, changing the direction of the country by fighting special interests, corruption and bureaucracy as well as ensuring a Conservative Supreme Court. He had especially good moments in criticizing Clinton’s foreign policy record and her email practices as well as Obama’s failed policies at home and abroad.
All was not easy in Las Vegas for Donald J. Trump. After all, Trump had to debate three people not just one. Donald J. Trump had to at times debate Chris Wallace. Donald J. Trump had to at times debate the private Hillary Clinton. Donald J. Trump had to at times debate the public Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump also had to sometimes fight with himself because time and again Trump had to resist his inclination to fight back against Hillary’s smart tactic of goading Trump. Trump successfully resisted allowing himself to be goaded and that helped him enormously. By not falling into the trap of being goaded into distractions, Trump was able to have several other good moments:
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Donald J. Trump had many and the most good moments at the debate. Hillary Clinton had some good moments as well. The best part of the debate for Hillary Clinton was that she looked great. Her pantsuit was OK. Her makeup excellent. Her lighting was perfection. Hillary Clinton as usual made a great presentation. Hillary Clinton prepares very well and it shows. Hillary Clinton was articulate. Hillary Clinton was masterful. But too often Hillary Clinton appeared hateful because she imitated her running mate Tim Kaine and talked and talked and tried to appear as if she would win the debate because it would be determined by word count. So Hillary talked and talked over Trump and refused to stop talking and talked and talked and talked.
Hillary talked so much. The problem was that it was difficult to determine if the Hillary talking was the private or the public Hillary. And it was on that point, which we had urged Donald J. Trump to focus on, that Donald J. Trump conveyed a moment of clarity to the viewing audience which undermined all of Hillary Clinton’s incessant talk.
The lengthy transcript of this exchange will be posted in the comments because it includes some substantive policy matters and to show the incessant interruptions. Here is the moment in video:
The transcript of that exchange is filled with a clear example of public Hillary Clinton trying to avoid private Hillary Clinton. The chase was not pretty as private Hillary ran like a dog to catch the public Hillary car only to meet with the usual catastrophic results of when dog catches car:
WALLACE: All right. Let’s move on to the subject of immigration. And there is almost no issue that separates the two of you more than the issue of immigration. Actually, there are a lot of issues that separate the two of you. Mr. Trump, you want to build a wall. Secretary Clinton, you have offered no specific plan for how you want to secure our southern border. Mr. Trump, you are calling for major deportations. Secretary Clinton, you say that within your first 100 days as president you’re going to offer a package that includes a pathway to citizenship. The question, really, is, why are you right and your opponent wrong? Mr. Trump, you go first in this segment. You have two minutes.
TRUMP: Well, first of all, she wants to give amnesty, which is a disaster and very unfair to all of the people that are waiting on line for many, many years. We need strong borders. In the audience tonight, we have four mothers of I mean, these are unbelievable people that I’ve gotten to know over a period of years whose children have been killed, brutally killed by people that came into the country illegally. You have thousands of mothers and fathers and relatives all over the country. They’re coming in illegally. Drugs are pouring in through the border. We have no country if we have no border. Hillary wants to give amnesty. She wants to have open borders. [snip]
WALLACE: Secretary Clinton, I want to clear up your position on this issue, because in a speech you gave to a Brazilian bank, for which you were paid $225,000, we’ve learned from the WikiLeaks, that you said this, and I want to quote. “My dream is a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.” So that’s the question…
TRUMP: Thank you.
WALLACE: That’s the question. Please quiet, everybody. Is that your dream, open borders?
CLINTON: Well, if you went on to read the rest of the sentence, I was talking about energy. You know, we trade more energy with our neighbors than we trade with the rest of the world combined. And I do want us to have an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders. I think that would be a great benefit to us. But you are very clearly quoting from WikiLeaks. And what’s really important about WikiLeaks is that the Russian government has engaged in espionage against Americans. They have hacked American websites, American accounts of private people, of institutions. Then they have given that information to WikiLeaks for the purpose of putting it on the Internet. This has come from the highest levels of the Russian government, clearly, from Putin himself, in an effort, as 17 of our intelligence agencies have confirmed, to influence our election.
CLINTON: So I actually think the most important question of this evening, Chris, is, finally, will Donald Trump admit and condemn that the Russians are doing this and make it clear that he will not have the help of Putin in in this election, that he rejects Russian espionage against Americans, which he actually encouraged in the past? Those are the questions we need answered. We’ve never had anything like this happen in any of our elections before.
TRUMP: That was a great pivot off the fact that she wants open borders, OK? How did we get on to Putin?
It’s a clarifying exchange. It is the moment when the private Hillary with the help of Donald J. Trump catches the public Hillary. Private Hillary is for open borders. Hillary’s dream of “open borders” is not the nonsense she spewed out about “energy”.
Open borders is about immigration. Donald J. Trump’s signature issue is border security and the elimination of illegal immigration which undermines wages for the working class of all races in this country. It was a moment of great clarity.
It was the moment private Hillary Clinton defeated public Hillary Clinton at the debate. It was the moment Hillary Clinton lost the debate.
Donald J. Trump won the debate when he stood up for the integrity of the voting system and against election fraud and voter fraud.
Hillary Clinton lost the debate when she surrendered America to open borders even as Donald J. Trump promised to defend the integrity of America’s borders.
Now the voters decide. It’s no longer a matter of what kind of America we want. The question is do we even want an America? It’s an existential question. This election like the one in 1860 is about the very existence of the United States. Do we continue to exist or do we want the nightmare of open borders, TPP, and the continued destruction of America?
Trump won the debate because Americans want a change from the gangster government of today to an honest government of election integrity and secure borders. Americans want change from the corrupt gangster government of Barack Obama and to Make America Great Again. That’s why Trump wins.
We bet Americans will vote for America.