My, how things have changed. The same media that was shocked and horrified then, has not uttered a single peep about preposterous petitions to overturn the election.
Instead, we see laughable antics by Michael Moore and Lady Gaga.
Electoral College Results Unfair?
Even if Michigan is overturned, Trump will still have 290 electoral college votes to Hillary’s 248. More than likely, the result will be 306 to 232.
It’s unfair, scream the socialist left. They are wrong.
James Madison, key founder of the constitution, and fourth president of the United States, and widely recognized as the “Father of the Bill of Rights” has this to say on democracies and mob rule.
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.
The Constitution was designed, on purpose, so that big cities could not rule the nation, so that big states could not overpower the rest of the country.
Once again, here is the map I presented in Trump’s Geographic Landslide.
Map courtesy of New York Times.
I asked this question on my blog.
The Michael Moore, Lady Gaga, and Paul Krugman fans of Hillary want mob rule. It’s the same mob rule that runs, and ruins, states like Illinois and California.
Via coercion, threats, corruption, and bribes, Illinois is broke. The Chicago Public School System is a perfect example. Detroit was another. Residents in big cities want handouts at the expense of the rest of the nation.
Gratefully, our constitution founders acted to prevent such hijacking.
Did Hillary Win the Popular Vote?
Did Hillary win the popular vote? Actually, taking into consideration vote fraud the answer is debatable.
Regardless, the question is moot. The campaign would have been run a completely different way had it been by popular vote!
Here is an exchange I had with Glen Greenwald.
Over 4 Million Hypocrites Sign Petition
Over four million Change.Org hypocrites who chastised Trump for saying he might not accept the election, now seek to overturn it.
They claim …
Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.
Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.
But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?
My rebuttal was made in advance, above.
If you wish to add your name to the list of fools who signed it, the petition is still open.
Sorry Lady Gaga, Sorry Michael Moore
One of Michael Moore’s top priorities is mob rule. Sorry Michael Moore, a huge number of states will never let that happen. Small states will never accept tyranny by a gang of socialists.
It takes three-fourths of the states to approve a new constitutional amendment. Alternatively two-thirds of the state legislatures could agree.
Neither is ever going to happen and Moore knows it. Moore is just sucking fools into ridiculous causes with zero hope, simply to fulfill his ego and perverted sense of justice.
The Hill reports Seething Liberals Vow Revolution in Democratic Party.
The Republican civil war was supposed to start this week.
Instead, a ferocious struggle has erupted on the left over the smoldering remains of the Democratic Party.
Progressives believe the Democratic establishment is responsible for inflicting Donald Trump upon the nation, blaming a staid corporate wing of the party for nominating Hillary Clinton and ignoring the Working Class voters that propelled Trump to victory.
Liberals interviewed by The Hill want to see establishment Democrats targeted in primaries, and the “Clinton-corporate wing” of the party rooted out for good.
And there is talk among some progressives, like Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, about splitting from the Democratic Party entirely if they don’t get the changes they seek.
“The Democratic Party can no longer be the same, it has been repudiated,” Reich said on a conference call with members from the progressive grassroots group Democracy for America.
That’s the best news Republicans have seen in decades.
And in the totally clueless category we note …
The Hill reached former Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), who was in charge of Clinton’s White House transition team, as he packed up to leave Washington and return to his farm in Southern Colorado.
“Democrats have not done very well in rural America and I don’t understand why that has happened.”
Clueless as Krugman
Salazar is as clueless as Krugman. Perhaps even more so. Amazing.
Meanwhile, as millions of people sign ridiculous petitions hoping to overturn the election, the media remains hypocritically silent if not outright supportive of such election hijacking.
This is the same media that blasted Trump for saying he may question the election. And it’s the same media that did not call on Obama or Clinton to quell the riots that erupted for days after Trump won (see link number 4 above).
Mike “Mish” Shedlock