by Andy Weddington
Monday, 07 November 2016
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. Donald Trump
For less than half-hour thus far today, news. For there are chores.
Over coffee, I caught headlines and pop-in visits to the respective candidates on the campaign trail.
We bear witness to sausage making.
Though something of note caught my attention so a brief comment.
That is, the slogans - the "war cries" - of the "combatants."
Mrs. Clinton ...
"I'M WITH HER!"
Narcissistic. It's all about what's best for her. And hers. Any mob could make the same declarations. And do.
In short, "ME, ME, ME!"
Mr. Trump ...
"MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
"DRAIN THE SWAMP!"
"LOCK HER UP!" (The battlecry of angry citizens)
Not narcissistic. Each and the collective about what's best for country.
In short, "US, US, US!"
Think about it.
The Electoral map(s) proffered this morning by talking heads, most if not all, who bark as Clinton Crime family cheerleaders reflect Mrs. Clinton winning.
But the maps do not reflect the territory (at least the ground I've covered far and wide - especially during the past 3 or 4 months).
It just may prove, amidst all the corrupt racket and noise, Mr. Trump has outsmarted the enemy's "generals" and, despite losing a battle here and there, found a new way to win the war.
Tomorrow night "battlefield" smoke clears.
We'll see who's standing.
Alas, and more importantly ...
Last week, amidst the madness of determining a new president, six U. S. Army soldiers died - in defense of that madness; and us.
These men the real combatants - the "rough men" to whom George Orwell referred as protecting us all while sleeping peaceably in our beds at night.
Five died from enemy contact. The sixth in a combat diver training accident (a reminder danger and risk is not restricted to hostile fire).
Remember them ...
Captain Andrew Byers - Rolesville, North Carolina
Sergeant First Class Ryan Gloyer - Denton, Pennsylvania
Staff Sergeant Matthew Lewellen - Kirksville, Missouri
Staff Sergeant Kevin McEnroe - Tucson, Arizona
Staff Sergeant Moriarty - Kerrville, Texas
Staff Sergeant David Whitcher - Bradford, New Hampshire
And their families.