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November 6, 2016

Blank Slate

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A few people have called me tonight to ask my prediction on the election. They know I’ve predicted a Trump landslide. They want to know if I stand by it.

My answer: blank slate.

I have no expectations. None. I have preferences, but no expectations.

It’s kind of silly to expect something you have little or no control over. I have no control over James Comey or Loretta Lynch, much less the millions of American and non-Americans who will vote. I have no control over Barack Obama who swore to defend the Constitution of the United States but decided to encourage non-citizens to vote illegally. I can’t control criminals. It’s what makes them criminals.

I have no prediction for Tuesday. Maybe Trump wins. Maybe not. The Democrats (even the ones you know, your family) believe breaking the law is okay when elections are involved. They cheat. We can’t control that. We can control our response.

Our response must be cold, calm, and calculated. Think of Kurt Warner and how the game slowed down for him. Everybody else is moving in slow motion, but you and I can move at full speed.

That’s the state we’re in.

I’ll leave you with a great quote from Christopher Hitchens.

I should perhaps confess that on September 11 last, once I had experienced all the usual mammalian gamut of emotions, from rage to nausea, I also discovered that another sensation was contending for mastery. On examination, and to my own surprise and pleasure, it turned out be exhilaration. Here was the most frightful enemy–theocratic barbarism–in plain view….I realized that if the battle went on until the last day of my life, I would never get bored in prosecuting it to the utmost.

Should we wake up on Wednesday to President-Elect Clinton, we’ll probably all feel what Hitch felt on 9/11. Rage. Nausea. And, finally, exhilaration. We’ll have an enemy to fight. A wicked, heartless, and sickly enemy.

It will be our new battle. And we will never get bored in prosecuting it to the utmost, even to the last days of our lives.

It will be okay.

It’s Going to Be Okay

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You might be stressing out when you learn that James Comey sent another letter to Congress. In case you didn’t hear, he did. And he said that the emails found on Huma Abedin’s computer did not change his earlier conclusion about Hillary Clinton.

It’s easy to panic or get mad or dejected. Totally understandable. But that’s totally counterproductive, too. And being mad or acting dispirited is just what the elites want us to do. They want us to panic because chaos is their friend.

Everything that was wrong with Hillary Clinton is still wrong with her.

Everything that inspired people to support Trump still remains true.

Nothing has changed. It’s going to be okay. It’s going to be okay as long as you follow through on your commitments. Be consistent with the results you want, and you will get the outcomes you need.

If you feel angry, upset, or scared, you’re reacting naturally. It’s normal for you to feel the way you do.

If you want to do something about the way you feel, here are three simple suggestions:

  1. Fill out a sample ballot online. Consider this a rehearsal for the real thing on Tuesday. Just go to this website: http://vote-usa.org, enter your address, and vote. You probably feel better already, don’t you?
  2. Share your sample ballot on Facebook and Twitter. You can even email your ballot to me bill@billhennessy.com. I don’t know if I’ll have time to respond before Tuesday, but it feels better to share the vote. You might feel like you’re being heard because you are.
  3. Tell the world you’re voting for Trump, Blunt, and Greitens online. Send a lot of tweets with those names. You can even cc me @whennessy. I like hearing that people are doing something instead of just complaining

Those are the 3 things you can do right now. Tuesday you can vote for real.

No matter, it’s going to be okay. We know how it ends: the good guys win. Source: Revelation.

How to Win Consistently

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If your favorite player hits a home run or scores a goal, but your favorite team loses, what have you accomplished?

If an athlete you despise makes a horrible error but the hated team he plays for wins the championship, how do you feel?

In several races across Missouri, some people seem willing to lose the war if it means they can win their private battles. That’s pretty sad, isn’t it?

In the race for governor and the race for US Senate, I hear people working against their own interests for extremely selfish reasons. But the only way to show you’re a consistent person is to elect Trump, Blunt, and Greitens on Tuesday.

US Senate

Suppose Donald Trump wins but Roy Blunt loses. And a few other Republican Senate candidates lose. It’s possible that President Trump could face a Senate controlled by Democrats. In that case, you won’t get a single piece of legislation you want. You’ll get only what Mitch McConnell compromises with Chuck Schumer. Have fun with that.

Plus, Jason Kander is a far left progressive. He’s opposed to the 2nd Amendment because he will get to keep his assault rifles and side arms. That’s how elitism works, and Kander’s all for different rules for different castes. And Kander loves the lobbyists as much as the lobbyists love Kander. It’s a regular affair with those two.

If Hillary wins, don’t you want every possible Republican Senator to form a firewall?

If you want Trump and Trump’s policies, you have to give Trump a Senate that will enact those policies. Kander won’t do that. Roy Blunt will. So vote for Blunt on Tuesday.

Missouri Governor

Suppose Chris Koster wins. You won’t ever see Right to Work in Missouri. All the good bills that Nixon vetoed, Koster will veto. All the favoritism Nixon showed, Koster will show. Missouri’s embarrassing fall to the bottom of the economic barrel will continue. That fall might even accelerate. Who knows.

In Chris Koster’s Missouri, failing schools and falling bridges will remain the norm. Fortune 1000 companies will continue to flee our state. And rioters will be allowed to control your streets. If Chris Koster was afraid to do something about Ferguson as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, imagine how cowardly he’d act as governor.

Or you can show consistency by voting for Eric Greitens. Greitens started off as a Democrat, but he realized his philosophy was out of sync with that party’s beliefs. So he embraced the GOP and some of the most conservative GOP leaders embrace Greitens.

As governor, Eric Greitens will sign Right to Work. He will lead his party to make Missouri great again by getting us out of the bottom quintile of economic despair. Greitens will confront riots with all the determination and courage you’d expect from a Navy SEAL war veteran. And he’ll elevate our political discourse like no one else.

Consistency

Most people want to be seen as consistent. We want people to think we’ll do the right thing even if it hurts. Maybe it hurts you to vote for Blunt or Greitens, but deep down you probably know voting for Blunt and Greitens is the right thing.

Trump will win Missouri by 15 percentage points if you vote. If Missouri voters do the right thing, Blunt and Greitens will win by 15 points, too. If they don’t, it’s because many Missouri conservatives would rather lose the war for America than lose a skirmish for their pride. And that would be so sad.