The Election: The Core Truth

The Democrats lost the election because the Democrats didn’t vote. Your apathy is to blame for your loss and for President Trump.  You gave him the White House.  Yes.  It’s your own doing.  So suck it up and deal with it.

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6 thoughts on “The Election: The Core Truth

  1. Lisbeth S. Fried 09/11/2016 at 10:35 pm Reply

    I think since Hillary won the popular vote, that actually more dems voted than reps.

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  2. WenatcheeTheHatchet 10/11/2016 at 9:26 am Reply

    in lieu of scapegoating red state uneducated voters being a compelling explanation compared to the Electoral College result, it seems that we’re back to another case where the Electoral College itself is again regarded as the problem.

    We’re still just on Thursday so it seems that the phase of scapegoating the electoral demographics that got the result the blue state voters didn’t want is more important than considering the disastrous nature of both candidates.

    the contempt red and blue state voters pour on the democratic process itself is what is so depressing about contemporary American politics. If the result isn’t what “we” want we reject its legitimacy or regard it as an injustice. Granted, I think both candidates were disasters but that’s not necessarily my specific lament for today.

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  3. On a pertinent note: Could Trump have beaten Obama in 2012 with 2016 numbers? Read for yourself. Democrats didn’t vote this time, correct, perhaps because their feelings on their candidate were far worse than the feelings everyone else had for Trump. Trump, then, as bad as he was, was the “candidate of change” or “the better candidate” (in the minds of the electorate, not my position). If we don’t factor these aspects into the equation, the argument on this graph is meaningless whining from democrat pundits.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/442059/dont-blame-clinton-trump-2016-wouldve-beaten-obama-2012

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    • Jim 10/11/2016 at 11:05 am Reply

      that’s absurd for one reason. clinton won the popular vote. if not for the oligarchical electoral college she would be president elect. trump isn’t more popular. he’s wealthier

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  4. WenatcheeTheHatchet 11/11/2016 at 12:10 am Reply

    Couldn’t help but remember a memorable op ed from The Stranger they ran back in 2004 where … I won’t say what they said about rural red state voters but if you’ve heard of Dan Savage or The Stranger you can get some ideas.

    They made the case that the cities were all that mattered and the rest of the rural red state not-really-Americans could fend for themselves.

    http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/the-urban-archipelago/Content?oid=19813

    It would have helped, perhaps, if they’d set out to abolish or reform the Electoral College but that wasn’t not (apparently) high on their list.

    It probably should be now.

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