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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Will of the People

For John, BLUFThis myth of the Majority misses the very large segment that didn't vote and wishes Washington would just get on with it.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

My Middle Brother, Lance, wrote the following this morning:
I just think we should hold off on Supreme Court appointments until we can determine what the will of the people was, since we know what the majority of the people wanted, it's just a matter of determining if Russsian Trump involvement, if there was any thing that influenced something less than 200,000 in a handful of districts.
But, of course, we DON'T know what the majority of the People want.  Mrs Clinton got only 48.18% of the vote and Mr Trump got only 46.09%.  That leaves a little under 6% for other views.  If you want a majority you need to kill the Electoral College and substitute a runoff between the two top vote getters, like in France.

So, for Lance, and Ms Jennifer Palmieri, Mrs Clinton's Campaign Communications Director, we will have to wait for 20 January 2021, when someone might have won a majority of the Presidential ballots.  As happened in 1988, 2004, 2008 and 2012.

In the mean time, the Democrats are going to push the "illegitimate" meme.

And Senator Mitch McConnell will be searching the Senate Majority Leader's desk to see where his predecessor, Harry Reid, left the nuclear trigger.

The up side of this (the coming collapse of the PP & ACA Excepted), is that Washington will not be coming up with new ideas to restrict our personal and economic freedom.

Regards  —  Cliff

  "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."  (Mark Twain)

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