Vegas odds makers

After the first presidential debate of 2016 was completed Donald Trump said the mainstream media was Hillary’s most powerful weapon and she used it well. It’s clear that the media is in the bag for Hillary and maybe even more importantly the leaders of the “no Trump” movement. The media recognizes that Trump’s rant against the politically correct stands by the media is a serious threat to the influence on the public and strength against legislation that was not PC and a mainstay of the mainstream media. You might recall I wrote a column about a month ago titled “Possible, no probable scenario” where I stated that Hillary is going to win the election because the agents for change can’t beat the media commitment to defeat Trump. You might ask why is the media still presenting the contest as a close race between Hillary and Donald. The answer is that if the public believes it is still a race the news reporters and pundits will be listened to and watched and help the media to continue the onslaught on Trump and the PC incorrect programs the public has been calling for and the media doesn’t not want to see become law. It may also increase the voter turnout, something important to the Hillary campaign if she is to win.

So what does this have to do with Vegas odds makers? The odds makers have Hillary winning by more than 65% and when it comes to gambling with money Vegas odds makers just don’t make mistakes. I wonder if there are odds on Hillary being impeached in her first term in office?

The press is correct

I cannot recall the number of times in the last eight years that I wrote the press was correct on some major political issue. Having said that I believe the press has got it right this time even though it took them almost a year to recognize the fact that the populist is really angry.

It is dawning on the press that when Hillary wins the presidential race she will be facing  in large part a hostile public with a real lack of faith in the campaign promises of Hillary, doubts of her integrity and a strong memory of the rant Hillary offered up in the “despicable basket” statement. The press knows that possibly more than half of the voters will stand up against every governmental program she and her staff will propose. The press will of course try to slant Hillary’s proposals in the most favorite light using the right wing conspiracy theory to explain why Hillary’s administration is having such a difficult time getting her program through the congress.

The press will do everything it can to make Hillary the “good guy” but the anger is real and they are just now understanding that fact.

I can’t make any predictions other than to say this time the press is correct and the anger is real but what the angry public will do is uncertain and probably scarier than what we can imagine.