Posts Tagged ‘vote’

A Raging Orange Clown Named Donald Trump: A Shocking Win: An Election Post-Mortem

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I have struggled to write this article. Long ago I decided not to incessantly cover the 2016 horse race. I did write a few articles here and there about one or more of the candidates, but from early on this election season drained the creative well. I just couldn’t. Then Tuesday happened. I just can’t. It was like a punch to the gut. On Wednesday morning it was like waking up to a strange and scary new world. I keep thinking Ashton Kutcher will show up any moment with camera crew in tow in the most elaborate ever episode of Punk’d….
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Yes Trump Can Win. Democrats Are Deluded If They Think Hillary Is A Lock.

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The normal state of mind for the average Democratic voter is despair. Democrats and liberals fear their candidate will lose, always. But as it turns out, at least in presidential years, this fear of loss is a catalyst that gets Democrats and liberals to the polls. That has led to popular vote wins for Democrats in five of the last six presidential elections. The only exception was in 2004 when George W. Bush won the popular vote, giving him a second term as president. Unfortunately that pesky electoral college (and a controversial Supreme Court ruling) led to Bush, a Republican, winning…
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Mitch McConnell’s Supreme Court Ruse (Hint: It’s Not About ‘The People’)

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Can we get real for a minute (or two)? You may not want to see confirmation of any Obama pick for the Supreme Court. Fine. And of course that makes it easy for you to agree with Mitch McConnell. Okay. But, understand this. If our elected officials are doing their job, they allow a vote. Otherwise, it’s really just one person, Mitch McConnell, who is making this decision. Like I said, you, and maybe plenty of Republicans, might agree with McConnell, but if you believe in the process, you allow a vote. But, here’s where we get to the truth….
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Don’t Blame Me For Lack Of Democratic Enthusiasm

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Yesterday I said Bernie Sanders has already won. The victory is educating millions of young Americans about social liberal values. Sanders calls himself a democratic-socialist, but he’s a true liberal, a true FDR Democrat. But in response, some people think saying such things is a signal to Sanders supporters to give up. [D]on’t go calling it over either way, it just causes people to stay home. And others believe there is no net-positive benefit of a Sanders campaign if he ultimately loses the election. If we lose then we lost. We did not win. Rallies in presidential years are not…
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The Democratic Party’s ‘Superdelegates Of Mediocrity’

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Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic Primary by a near landslide, beating Hillary Clinton by 20 points. But, it is not the average citizen who goes to the Democratic Convention this summer. Instead, delegates will cast votes for each state, ultimately electing the next Democratic nominee. But, delegates are supposed to represent the will of the people, right? Yes, that is how it is supposed to work, but the problem is that not all delegates are created alike. The Democratic Party has regular delegates and it also has superdelegates. It might as well be ripped from the pages of a…
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