How soon will the national joke end?

As we move towards the establishment of a kakistocracy, everyone in the United States and around the world wonders how soon the joke will end and we can return to a nation run by the intelligent and not racist, bigots led by a moron.

Less than a month from now the electors of the Electoral College will meet and hopefully fulfill their duties to follow the will of the American people by voting for and naming Mrs Hillary Clinton as the 45th president of the United States. And it must never be forgotten that Donald Trump, the loser of the popular vote, called the Electoral College, “A disaster for a democracy.” Curiously, many 2012 tweets from Trump disappeared, including the following, “He [Obama] lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!” (Nov. 6) – “The phoney (sic) electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one (sic)!” (Nov. 6) - “More votes equals a loss…revolution!” (Nov. 7).

Before the defenders of Trump begin their usual rants, they need to understand that Alexander Hamilton, in “Federalist 68” arguing for the Electoral College, saw it as a stopgap to prevent the presidency from falling into the hands of the unqualified, crooked or the “vulgar talking yams.”

All perfect descriptors of Trump. Hamilton wrote, “Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single state; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States"

Were the electors to properly do their job the next president of our nation will be the person who won the most votes cast by the American people. The political balance of power would be altered very little – congressional majorities would remain the same, but a Democrat president would retain veto power. For anyone who cares about such things it might force both parties to govern – or perish.

If the electors do not follow the will of the people we are faced with two remaining hopes. One would be the impeachment and conviction of Trump on any of a multitude of charges, ranging from conflict of interest to crooked dealings to conspiring with foreign enemies, to allowing his kids to have any involvement in the government. And last – and most likely – is Trump will pull a Palin and resign once he realizes being the president of the United States is a 24/7 job that does not allow for big rallies populated by cheering people or tweeting hateful comments whenever he feels he has been “offended.”

So the question remains, how long before this national joke comes to an end and everyone – of all races, religions and sexual orientation – can breathe a sigh of relief?

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Gunguy45 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It will never end...at least in your mind.

Trump won, get over it. The Conservatives got over Clinton and Obama, I imagine the Liberals will get over this eventually.

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justanobody 1 month, 3 weeks ago

oh god, another bleeding heart loony , who feels billary was not a crook, please feel free to move away from the USA, we don't want your kind in America!

the constitution was written and followed for over 200yrs, and now cause your lying, thieving, killing, crook didn't get elected, you cry foul.

Trump played by the rules, and was elected, so stop the cry baby whining, and move!

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kdmineruser1 1 month, 3 weeks ago

When a candidate loses by popular vote and another wins by electoral vote it is plain and simple; proof that some states, such as California, New York and several other heavy democrat states; find huge numbers of uncounted residents to vote. Electoral votes are assigned to states according to the current census figures.

If these cry babies want the electoral votes to match popular vote; they should quit dragging every soul, citizen or not, from off the streets and instead make sure before the election that they have been counted in the census!

With that said, however; now that the voting public is demanding their "fair share" of govt. "free stuff" our democracy is headed towards the inevitable failure as history has shown us time and time again. And when that happens, it is always followed by a dictatorship!

There's just one hitch in that senario....Americans are all heavily armed! See why certain politicians want to disarm us?

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OlderNWiser 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Why does the media continue to post the rantings of obstructionists who daily cpntinue to offer no ideas for a better America except to insult and name call? Is this what we want our children reading? Is this what we want our children to think is acceptable behavior? There are lines and boundaries of decency to journalism. Being called a "blogger", which term in and of itself speaks of the quality of what you are about to be exposed to, is no excuse to abuse your rights and with self righteous proclamations which most certainly have a major hand in the destruction of this Country. It is one thing to offer solutions and recommendations for improvement and quite another to throw verbal tantrums. So keep it up. Do what you will do. Just understand that many of us recognize childish tantrums and there redeeming value to society...none!

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Freedom928 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! I essentially said the same thing in my first response to this mile high pile of manure then toned it way down but neither was published. What is wrong with the moderators and why is there no consistency with them? Do we have to put up with a extreme radical far left moderator one day and a normal thinking moderator the next? At least let us know when we are wasting our valuable time by submitting responses so we can wait till it's worth our time again. As they say back East; something is really hinkey with the KDM mods.

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RH 1 month, 3 weeks ago

We elect all state, federal offices except presidency by actual one person vote, electoral college is outdated, was created in a time when if you were white, male, land owner you were the only one who could vote! We have far outgrown this but many cling to it, like other traditions, I am not seeing it going away, but as with Nixon elections come and if one is truly a scoundrel as I think Trump is, he will be like Nixon his own worst enemy and the only consolation is 60% of the GOP primary electorate did not want him, hence if he does violate the constitution, his Vice President Pence who could never have been elected like Nixon's Ford, will be what is left when the dust settles!

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Freedom928 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Wow! My first response was appropriate to the level of vitriol and hyperbole coming from this blogger nevertheless I toned it way down to first grade level and it still doesn't show up. What's going on with the moderators? One day they are reasonable the next completely out of the ballpark unreasonable. Again; the electors will not go against 57% of the country. Just is not going to happen.

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JohnMullen 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Great article, I wrote a similar one on my blog at http://john-nevarez.blogspot.com/

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chuckbakercz 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Why not wait until all of the votes are counted before getting into all of this rhetoric? Millions of paper (absentee) votes are being counted as I post this. New York certified it's vote on November 10th but was accepting paper votes until November 15th. Alaska accepts absentee votes until? as long as they are post marked by November 8th. California has 2.7 million uncounted votes. I am not saying the uncounted votes will change the election but they could. The final tally has to be in before the electoral college meets.

As a correction to a post above: The electoral college consists of 435 member representing each congressional district of about 700,000 inhabitants, 100 hundred members representing each states senators and three more from Washington DC. One represents DC's near 700,000 population. The remaining two represent the senators DC doesn't have. A total of 538 electors. The minimum number of electors is three.

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RH 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nixon's famous words have been repeated by Trump, its not illegal if the President does it in his business conflicts of interest! I think his arrogance, greed are his true vanity, which in the end will be his biggest foe himself!

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