The 2016 Election from the perspective of the Sarasota Patriots

The Election of 2016 Saw the election of Donald Trump & Mike Pence
preventing what would have been the end of Our Country as we knew it!



To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.

THIS WAS THE YEAR, our final chance to act in order to preserve children's and our great grandchildren's future. Let there be no misunderstanding this year's election had to have a conservative outcome or it would have been our 'Crossing the Rubicon'. See Article below.

The economic ills, divisiveness amongst Americans, moral decline, creation of new sexual clasifications, deterioration of the peoples military, are all part of Obama's intended and calculated legacy. Add to that his escalation of racial tensions not seen since the 60's. His opening of the flood gates of immigration from the South and East. He's usurped congress with executive orders. Lastly add to all that, political correctness run amuck turning our culture upside down to appease "the offended class"? Obama has and is wantonly trying to humble our great country through implementation of his socialist plan to "Fundamentally Transform the United States of America." See what Trump has planned for his first 100 days. - Trumps Contract with America (video) at the bottom. - S.E.


By Patrick Reddy


Donald J. Trump has scored the greatest political upset since Harry Truman's legendary come-from-behind victory of 1948. CNN reported that most of his staff believed he would lose and only the immediate Trump family predicted victory on Election Day when they voted. He put together a unique coalition of evangelicals in the South, farmers in the heartland and, surprisingly, white workers in the industrial states, running from Western New York to Iowa. He combined traditional Republicans in the rural areas with what used to be called "Reagan Democrats" in the Rust Belt, older white male Democrats of modest means. And perhaps most importantly, Hillary Clinton suffered from reduced margins from black, Hispanic and young voters who were the Democrats' base. The result was what election guru Nate Silver (who was this century's best political handicapper) called "the most shocking political development of my lifetime."

In many ways, the voting patterns were familiar: almost all of the South and Farm Belt went Republican, while much of the Northeast and West went Democratic. The poor and minorities voted Democratic and the wealthy and farmers voted Republican. The cities went Democratic, the farms went Republican and the suburbs were closely divided.

But by conventional standards, this was an astonishing election. Trump is the first "pure celebrity" ever elected to national office. Every previous American president has had either government experience or served in the U.S. Army.

According to the networks' exit poll, voters were distinctly unimpressed with Trump's personal qualities. More than 60 percent of Americans told the exit poll that they had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, that he wasn't trustworthy, that he wasn't qualified to be president, that he didn't have the right temperament and that his treatment of women bothered them. Granted, these Trump negatives are exaggerated (the exit poll had Clinton winning narrowly), but Trump won in spite of his persona, not because of it.

The only logical conclusion is that older voters so desired change that they didn't care about Trump's personal flaws.

With the exception of his border wall that voters opposed by a 54 to 41 percent margin, Trump won on his "hot-button" issues: 63 percent of voters were "bothered" by Clinton's use of private emails and they voted 70 to 24 percent for Trump.

Another 63 percent thought that the condition of the national economy was poor, and they broke 63 to 31 percent for Trump. And 52 percent of Americans believed that the fight against ISIS was going poorly and they went 70 to 25 percent for Trump. By a 42 to 38 percent margin, voters believed that trade cost more American jobs than were created, Those "protectionists" gave Trump a net five-point national advantage, and that helped tip the balance.

What happened was a huge backlash against political correctness (transgender bathrooms and millionaire athletes denouncing the country), the establishment media (who were almost unanimous in assaulting Trump), the disappointing condition of the country (20 million chronically unemployed men amid a growing heroin problem) and the troubling condition of the world (resurgent Islamic terrorism.)

In no particular order, here were the items that were the making of an upset:

The change factor: Ever since the Iraq War went sour in 2005, over 60 percent of voters have consistently told pollsters that they believed the country was on the wrong track. And voters have consistently acted on that belief, voting for change in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014. Trump capitalizing on that sour mood in 2016 was just the latest example. By a 62 to 33 percent margin, voters thought the country was on the wrong track; they voted 69 to 25 percent for Trump, thus fueling his upset.

The ethnic turnout factor: Due to his charisma and excellent get-out-the-vote operation, Barack Obama received record-breaking support from the nation's racial minorities: nearly 18 million black votes, over 9 million Hispanics and roughly 3 million Asian/Pacific Islanders. Trump won because he improved from Mitt Romney's record-low 1 percent of the black vote to about 10 percent. Those black votes lost to Trump counted twice: one out of the Democratic column and one into the Republican camp.

It was easy to predict a slightly lower black turnout also because the excitement of electing the first African-American president could happen only once. Obama carried the black vote by a net 13-point lead nationally. Clinton's net lead among black voters was "only" 9.6 points, thus erasing almost all of Obama's national margin of victory from 2012.

Trump appears to have done no worse than Romney with Hispanics and slightly better than Asians, despite his incendiary rhetoric on immigration. Hispanic and Asian turnout was slightly up, but mostly in safe Democratic states like California, Hawaii and New Mexico. But white conservatives increased their turnout by five points and they voted for Trump by 81 to 15 percent.

The "October surprise" factor: Campaigns often turn on unforeseen events like the stock market crash of 2008, the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1980 or Ross Perot's independent candidacy in 1992. This year, it appears that FBI Director James Comey's letter in late October that he was considering re-opening the investigation into Clinton's emails broke her momentum at a crucial time. Prior to that, she had a 4 to 6 percent average lead in the polls. A week later, that lead had dropped to 2 to 3 percent, a fatal decline in an election lost by 1 percent. The exit poll showed that late-deciders broke 49 to 39 percent for Trump, and that sealed the victory.

The "hidden vote" factor: Previous Republican candidates - Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan especially - have run better on Election Day than they did in the polls. Often white male candidates running against women and/or minority candidates will do better than the polls show because some voters are embarrassed to say who they really support. Trump took such a pounding from the establishment media that he was a textbook example of this. Last week, Trump's campaign manager Kellie Conway asserted that there was a hidden reservoir of Trump support that surveys weren't detecting. That turned out to be true.

The crumbling "blue wall" factor: All year, Democrats bragged about the "blue wall" of the 18 states plus the District of Columbia that had voted for Democratic nominees at least six times in a row. The Manhattan real estate developer took a wrecking ball to the blue wall, knocking out Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and part of Maine, thus providing his margin of victory in the Electoral College. Some Republican suburbanites crossed over to vote for Clinton, but apparently more white working-class Democrats defected to Trump.

The numbers tell the story: in old industrial areas like Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, Youngstown, Milwaukee and Detroit, Trump averaged a net gain of 12 pointsxfand that tipped crucial Rust Belt states to him. (In Buffalo's Erie County, the Democratic edge dropped by 11 points compared with 2012). If Clinton had matched Obama in the Northern industrial states, she would have won with 292 electoral votes.

The driving force behind the Trump triumph was the strong feeling among older voters - white voters over age 45 voted 60 percent for Trump - that the country was changing too fast and going too far on social issues and that global trade was also leaving behind too many older workers. Tired of feeling neglected by liberals and the media, they rose up to vote for Trump, perhaps the most dramatic "change agent" ever.

So what happens now? It will be up to President-elect Trump: We sail in uncharted waters. But the problems he will be inheriting are so vast and the country is so divided, he will need much luck and skill to succeed. For the sake of the country, I wish him well.

Patrick Reddy is a Democratic political consultant in California and the co-author of "California After Arnold." He is now working on "21st Century America," which will be published by end of year.



By Patricia McCarthy


Donald Trump's victory on November 8 was a shock to liberals all over the country, all over the world.  So confident of their own brilliance, superiority and their own rightness in all things, his win was a major shock to their tender but blinkered sensibilities.  It had apparently not occurred to them that he could actually win.  So out of touch with the American people outside of their personal space, they were completely taken by surprise by his electoral success. 

Hillary and her inner circle were shocked as well.  It never occurred to them that her many crimes, her foundation schemes to enrich herself, her lifetime of lying and her carelessness about national security would filter down to voters.  They assumed regular people, those stupid people Jonathan Gruber counted on to accept the nonsense that is Obamacare, would not know about or read the thousands of leaked Podesta emails that expose the totally self-serving nature of the Clintons and their staff.  The emails prove that they care nothing about the country, the shrinking middle class, ISIS, or Iran's nuclear ambitions.  They care only about winning, keeping power and staying rich.  Liberals routinely and mistakenly view the American people as beneath them, as ignorant.  To their great shock, the deplorables are more informed than Clinton and the DNC ever thought possible.

Van Jones on CNN of course blamed the defeat of HRC on racism.  He called it a "whitelash."  Clever?  Not so much.  He is among the most racist pundits we have had to endure these past eight years.  His hatred of white people oozes out of every pore.  He has no clue about the country he is so in the habit of vilifying.  He is an Al Sharpton, a typical race hustler, in a fancy suit and expensive glasses.

Cokie Roberts reliably blamed sexism.  Hillary lost because she is a woman. Men just don't want to see a woman in the White House!  Nonsense.  It curiously has not occurred to her that it might be Hillary's record abent of any achievement, her criminal history, her pathological lying, or her abuse of victimized women in the furtherance of her husband's career that turned voters against her.

The worst example of mind-numbed bias was Martha Raddatz, a long-time progressive who was inexplicably allowed to "moderate" one of the debates. Fighting back tears, not only did she describe Trump's victory as a victory for racism, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia  --  all the usual accusations that spill so easily off the tongues of liberals when describing conservatives -- she claimed no military servicemen would be safe under a Trump administration because he so clearly knows nothing about the military or foreign policy. 

Excuse me!  Barack Obama has done such terrible damage to our men and women who serve that he should be in the brig.  He tied the hands of his generals who stayed.  He fired those, hundreds of them, who refused to do his anti-military bidding.  Obama's ridiculous rules of engagement have been the cause of hundreds, maybe even thousands of American deaths in Afghanistan.  Our guys are hardly allowed to defend themselves.  Trump will change that.  Raddatz is sadly typical of the uninformed left.  So oblivious to facts that do not fit with her own ideology, she has become as ignorant as she thinks Trump's irredeemable voters are.

As many others have observed, Trump's victory is a repudiation of Obama's polices, nearly all of which have done terrible damage to this country.  It is also a repudiation of a corrupt and biased media.  The leaked Podesta emails prove that beyond a shadow of doubt.  Nearly all of the mainstream broadcast news outlets –  NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR -- are fixed extensions of the DNC and the Clinton campaign, so much so the campaign was running their interview questions for conservatives past Podesta and telling NPR what and when to air which stories concocted by the Clinton staff.  They are not news organizations any more than the NYT is.  For real news, citizens must rely on the alternative media.  What we read there is easily fact-checked, not with any of those mainstream institutions.

College campuses all over the country sent blast emails to their students expressing their heartfelt understanding of the horror they must be experiencing due to the election results.  They offered numerous locations of "safe" or "supporting" spaces they could come to for relief.  In almost all cases, it was the administrations and faculties who were melting down as hysterically as Rachel Maddow did on MSNBC.  On numerous campuses, students marched and rioted, vandalized and burned stuff to protest Trump's victory.  This is what counts as "progressivism" in 2016; indoctrination works just as it did in Nazi Germany, Cuba, the former USSR, and the dictatorial states of Central and South America.  In every one of those examples, the people lose -- and lose everything.  They lose their freedom by drips and drabs as we have under Obama.

Trump was not the candidate of choice of all Republicans but he may just save us all from the tyranny of the left.

Patricia McCarthyy is Assistant Director in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the United States Department of Justice Civil Division and is a nominee for Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.


Crossing the Rubicon      -S.E.
Thanks to Barack Obama's purposeful intent we are that close.... His oversight of our economic ills, divisiveness amongst Americans, moral decline, creation of new

sexual clasifications, P.C. run amuck and deterioration of the peoples military, are all part of Obama's intended and calculated legacy. Our country's one time greatness is gone with fundamental freedoms lost.

It's called Communism, "You must be kidding". Communism is gone. It hasn't been around since The Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

Wrong ! In 1992 A communist strategy meeting (for the US) was held at the University of California, Berkeley To update their objectives original proposed in 1963.

America was clearly warned over 50 years ago on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives about the Marxist agenda that has been systematically infused into the fabric, foundation, and functions of the nation by the adherents of communism in America and later under the guise of Progressive Democrats. That warning came from a courageous Florida Congressman, (Sydney Herlong Jr., who spent 20 years in Congress as a conservative Democrat) who read into the congressional record the 45 goals of the communists operating covertly toward the socialization our nation, published in the Deland, Florida newspaper.

Primary targets were determined. Family, Free Enterprise, Morality (by/ censorship) and Environmental. At the same meeting the adopted the goals of the "Naked Communist" by Cleon Skousen (1970) were set up as their preamble. There are 45 items in total in different stages of accomplishment. You will be shocked.

You are about to read a partial list of those 45 goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963. As you read this, 54 years later, you should be upset if not angered by the events that have played themselves out, most of which during the administration of Barack Obama. If this doesn't unnerve you, nothing will.

The Complete list with documentation is linked at the bottom.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

15. Capture one of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current progressive propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

19. Use student riots to foment publicity.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Eliminate all patriotic sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture - education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that special-interest groups should rise up and use "united force" to solve economic, political or social problems.

The Complete list with documentation


To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.

The Sarasota Patriots and their web page were establish in 2009. After the 2016 Trump win in the general election,
Our website has been streamlined to a single page. while we build new web site in 2017. Stay Tuned.

The Sarasota Patriots are a group of like-minded individuals in Southwest Florida. We concur on most of social and fiscal issues facing us today. We demand government accountability & preservation of our Constitutional rights and freedoms and support only candidates that do. We abhor the recent decline in morality, especially during the Obama administration. We loathe the increased special interests and corruption in Washington.

This website expresses those views as submitted by its members and numerous outside sources. Furthermore, the Sarasota Patriots practices what we preach: small government, no red tape and no ties that bind. We have no board of directors, and no advisory board. We don't live under the umbrella of another organization. We have no treasurer and no bank account. Finally, we are not a tea party group although sympathetic with them on many issues.

We are truly a grass roots organization of Patriots that beats our own drum. We meet once a month, and have monthly speakers on topics of current interest. Many are of national renown. Where we direct you to a You Tube video, we have a copy on our own server should it disappear one day.