Historically after the winner of a presidential election was declared, the disappointment of the losing party quickly subsided. The election was over, time to accept the results, make the best of it, and move on.
This year was different. After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton the intolerance of the left was exposed for all the world to see.
The same Liberals who preach tolerance, all lives matter, demanding the acceptance of all lifestyles and faiths, were lying in the streets crying, rioting, and refusing to accept the results.
But that discussion is for another topic.
After the election was over a long-time acquaintance of mine who lives on the left coast, questioned the legitimacy of the Electoral College on Facebook. His concerns about Donald Trump were undoubtedly shaped by what he had heard constantly by the 24 hr. a day news media which relentlessly attacked Donald Trump.
The media labeled Trump as a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, a woman hater, and a dozen other derogatory things. None of which are true, but that also is for another topic.
Returning to the Electoral College comment; my first thought ‘was welcome to the club.’ Not because I think the Electoral College should be done away with, but because so much of my life has been affected by the Electoral College in the exact opposite manor.
First things first: my friend in California’s position is Hillary won the popular vote so the Electoral College results should be voided. That we are a democracy, therefore the person with the most votes wins.
But America is a Republic which operates on democratic principles. Big difference. One of the reasons the founders decided each state would have 2 Senators was to preserve equality of representation amongst the states in the enacting of laws which would affect the entire country.
Many would have you believe the Electoral College was created to keep an incompetent from becoming president, but that’s not exactly true. The Electoral College was created to prevent nationwide mob rule by one or a handful of states.
Now let’s look at election results (as of November 12th):
Nationwide popular vote:
A difference of 395,050. A very slim margin of victory.
Now let’s look at 2 statewide results:
A difference of 2,568,841
A difference of 1,503,304
Now take out the results of either state, New York or California, and Trump wins the popular vote by more than a million. Take them both out and Trump wins the popular vote in a landslide.
My California friend, in anger only I’m sure, echoed the notion of succession from the union, and he wasn’t alone. Wow! Talk about the shoe being on the other foot. Sounds just like the south prior to the Civil war.
Why would they say that? Because they feel Trump is a threat to their way of life. Just like the southern states did prior to the civil war.
It has been taught (by Liberal teachers) for decades the civil war was all about slavery, but that’s not true. It is also taught everyone in the south either had slaves, or was in favor of slavery, but that’s not true either.
Were the evils of slavery a part of it, without question, but the main issue which provoked succession, was when the Northeastern part of the country, far more densely populated, and with a huge technological advantage, began dictating to the lesser populated southern states, how things would be.
Mob rule. A situation diametrically opposed by the Electoral College.
People in the south felt their states’ rights were being violated and their way of life under assault. It was unacceptable for a couple of Northern states to dictate to them how they should live and what rights they should have.
They felt their way of life threatened, so they succeed from the union.
Now fast forward to the last 50 years, and my previous comment ‘welcome to the club’ and how the Electoral College has failed the rest of us at times.
California and New York City are the centers of television, movie production, and news media headquarters. For the last 50 years or so, Liberals have determined what movies would be made, what television shows would be aired, and what and how news stories would be told, while the rest of the country just had to deal with it.
The Liberals took full advantage of this and attacked, belittled, undermined, and at times outright attacked the way of life of Americans in the other 45 states who disagreed with their views.
The news media was used as a weapon to distort the truth and coheres the population to further the Liberal agenda. We didn’t have a media and entertainment Electoral College, as it were, for us in the other 45 states. Our opinion didn’t matter
News flash: most of the movies coming out of Hollywood are nothing short of trash. The View is a social cesspool, Seinfeld wasn’t that funny, not every show has to have a homosexual in it, and nobody in the south liked Honey Booboo; your polling data was wrong (just like in this year’s presidential race).
Thank heavens for NetFlix and others like it.
Oh, and New York City, you are neither the cultural beacon for the country or a shining example of the American dream. Get over yourself.
And speaking of polling data; it’s easy to get the poll results you want when you get to pick the participants. No one I know, myself included, has ever been asked to participate in any political poll. Polling data was and is fixed, whose truthful representation has become a tool the news-media uses to manipulate public opinion.
For too long, the two most heavily populated states have determined the political landscape of the entire country. Candidates knew if they could capture California, New York, and/or most of the Northeast their chance of winning was a given, the rest of the country got the big ole middle finger.
The states who got the Liberal middle finger, populated by hard working, taxpaying, law-abiding citizens (the backbone of this country), whose voices have been ignored since Reagan left office, finally had had enough and turned out to vote.
Two of the states the left always catered to, New York and California have an illegal immigrant population of 3,125,000. How many of those cast votes, illegally, the 2016 presidential election? Everyone that could I’m sure.
Illegal immigrants, who are being supported by taxpayers from 45 other states which had have no say in the matter! Where was our Electoral College in this?
We have a joke of a health-care system, passed by a political minority, which illegal immigrants are benefiting from at no cost to them, while middle-class insurance premiums have doubled or tripled since the ACA became law. No Electoral College intervention here.
Obama has run the country for the last 7 1/2 years on a $9 Trillion credit-card shoring up government pension plans and increasing welfare handouts, all while destroying middle-class America.
We are $20 Trillion in debt, the middle class is hanging on by a finger nail to what’s left of the American dream, Obama is importing refugees and settling them in states who have no say in the matter, expecting the middle-class taxpayer to not only accept it, but pay for it.
Here is a list of the states where Obama has illegally settled refugees and what is interesting is, Michigan and Pennsylvania, traditional Liberal strongholds, who have had refugees forced on them by Obama, came out and voted for Donald Trump.
We can’t afford to pay our own debts, much less everyone else’s. But again no Electoral College intervention here either.
Working class America, found in Donald Trump a man that recognized the legitimacy of their anger, and had the courage to tell the elitists in Washington we have had enough.
Trump told the media, the Liberal propaganda machine ‘I don’t need you, I will go to the people and win without you,’ the media hated him for it, and attacked him 24/7.
Those who voted for Trump were tired of 2 or 3 states deciding everything for the entire country. For too long California, New York, and the elitists in Washington D.C have violated states’ rights, Constitutional rights, and sought to replace our lifestyle with a lifestyle of their choosing.
I freely admit all states have problems to deal with, but the difference is we in the other 45 states do not dictate to California or the Northeastern states how to live their lives or run their states.
Alabama, where I live, is not an ass-backward, hick state as portrayed by the media. It is a conservative state with hard working people who feel, as a black woman in front of my wife and I, at our voting place expressed so eloquently; “I just want to work, pay my taxes, and be left alone.” Absolutely right.
Our way of life (and I speak for most of the states in this country) is based on faith, family, and country. Our way of life has been under assault by Washington DC, and we are sick of it.
The 2nd amendment exists to secure the right to our way of life. According to Liberals like Obama, we are just “clingers to our bibles and our guns.” Damn right, just like the founders of this country.
We are tired of Liberals trying to replace faith with theoretical nonsense, replace family with government, and replace freedom with socialism. If that’s what you want in your state, in your city, in your lifestyle, fine. But you don’t get to decide that for the rest of us.
Here’s another news flash for you; the vast majority of gun violence is committed by Liberal welfare recipients, not bible-toting, gun-clinging rednecks in the south. The vast majority of the rioters in major cities are also Liberal welfare recipients or illegal immigrants.
Those same miscreants have declared war against law and order, murdering police officers, destroying private property, all while the Obama administration supports their actions.
This is what Trump supporters saw. This is why Trump won. This time the Electoral College, which has failed me and others so many times in the past, finally came through.
Do I want California to succeed from the Union, or course not? Sarcastically speaking – it would cost too much to build a wall around California, besides I get my wine from there.
While you may be upset with the Electoral College, I think it’s time those of you in California, New York City, and Washington DC realize we in the other 45 states have a say as well.
And our voice came through loud and clear this year.
We will no longer be dictated to by a minority of those who threaten our way of life.