America Died Peacefully in Her Sleep Last night

Again, I didn’t watch it all.  But what I’m thinking of is the moment  when all the Dem wannabes raised their hands to guarantee healthcare for illegals.  Ten politically prominent members of one of the established parties of our two-party system.  And in the midst of a huge and catastrophic onslaught on the border,  not only by Central Americans but by anybody from the entire third world who can get an airline ticket to Mexico or Guatemala City. ( and oh yeah: their families, too, once they get in here.)

Yeah, go ahead and laugh.  That’s the end of the race! ,tweeted Trump, and the NY Post featured that all-hands-raised photo with the caption, “Who Wants to lose the election?”

But  see, the Dems entire strategy is to WinThe Popular Vote.  They did it last time, by winning California, where they’re practically begging illegals to vote.  And it will happen again—who doubts it?  They’ve got a winner here: “Don’t we want everybody’s vote to count?”

But this time, we have 14 states and counting who have pledged to give all electoral votes to whomever California and New York vote for.

It’s over.  Our president will no longer be elected by citizens, no longer will there be  a “United States”.

Article 2 of the Constitution won’t help us, IMHO.  Have you ever tried to read it?  It doesn’t expressly prohibit what we saw in 2016, a campaign to get electors to vote for someone their state didn’t elect, and I suppose, given the fact that there have been no legal challenges to this compact, that it doesnt expressly  prohibit a state from determining  that its electors will vote for whoever carried California.  I think there are two states  at present who award their electoral votes in proportion to the percentages of the vote which each candidate  garnered.

I hope I’m wrong about this; can’t say they ever covered the electoral college in my Constitutional Law course.  But I have the impression that we’re talking about a long-established custom/policy when we talk about the way electoral votes have traditionally been distributed. The Constitution says we must have the electoral college, but leaves a lot of the details up to the states.

I’m not sure how this would be handled on the ballot.  It’s my understanding that when we pull the lever for Trump, we are actually voting for those electors who have pledged to vote for him.

Would states need to elect electors at all, if all its electoral votes are going to be automatically awarded to the winner of the most populous states?

We are teetering on the brink of tyranny by the majority, and a polyglot, non-citizen majority at that.

Time  of death: approx 10PM, June 27, 2019.

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36 thoughts on “America Died Peacefully in Her Sleep Last night”

  1. Wow; you and I could not be more diametrically opposed. You certainly hold a high opinion of yourself if you think Chernow and McCullough are not serious historians.

    Let us both bid this conversation adieu.

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  2. Black Prince:

    Hypatia:

    Mike LaRoche:
    As demonstrated last night, the Democrats are the party of barbarians, perverts, and lunatics. In order to win, the Republicans must be relentless in tagging them as such.

    Yeah.  And: they  aren’t. (Except for Trump, and the GOPe won’t endorse his tags.)

    Republicans and Democrats are just different sides of the same coin—I’m not playing their sick game anymore. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 1000 times, I’m a complete idiot.

    I vigorously disagree.

    However we regard the Democrat Party in low regard, we are only looking at their thought leaders.   They have a large number of low-information voters that we would be able to poach except for the fact that those low-information Democrat voters have been innoculated against ever listening to a conservative.   They have been taught for decades that conservatives are heartless meanies, hateful bigots, misanthropic theocrats, etc., &tc.

    The way President Trump appeals directly to the American workers is a breathtaking breach of the mass media defense that the Democrat Party elites have enjoyed for decades.   There is a real potential to pull some of those voters away from the polls.   I don’t think they will vote for a Republican, but they might be induced to stay home.

    ON the other hand, the Republican Party is our only hope.   We cannot afford to let the White House fall into the hands of a second Anti-American president.   We have to beg, plead, bully and persuade GOP officeholders to pull together with President Trump.   Yes, I recognize that many of them are useless, but the ranks of the useless are fewer than in 2016.   Conservatives are making progress in gaining an upper hand in inside-GOP politics.

    Keep working hard and pull together.

    The fate of western civilization hangs in the balance.

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  3. MJBubba:
    Yes, I recognize that many of them are useless, but the ranks of the useless are fewer than in 2016.   Conservatives are making progress in gaining an upper hand in inside-GOP politics.

    If this is there, it needs to be publicized. The Democrat Party has all but announced that it is now the American Communist Party with Bernie the leader. That Party needs to be taken down and out.

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  4. Bob Thompson:

    MJBubba:
    Yes, I recognize that many of them are useless, but the ranks of the useless are fewer than in 2016.   Conservatives are making progress in gaining an upper hand in inside-GOP politics.

    If this is there, it needs to be publicized. The Democrat Party has all but announced that it is now the American Communist Party with Bernie the leader. That Party needs to be taken down and out.

    Binary.

    The choice is binary.   Any conservative who tries to promote a third party option is working in ways that only serve to improve the Democratic Party’s chances of victory.

    NeverTrumps hate the word “binary.”   (It became one of the words you cannot say at R> for a time, and earned me a suspension.)

    Simply read the party platforms to see which one is headed in the right (pro-America, pro individual liberties) direction and which one is headed in the wrong (anti-America, anti-individual liberties) direction.

    https://www.gop.com/platform/

     

    https://democrats.org/about/party-platform/

     

    The Republican Party Platform is stronger and more conservative than you might think, if you have been reading the pundits.

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  5. Black Prince:

    MJBubba:
    I vigorously disagree.

    I wish you the very best of luck, but you can count me out. I’m done with the Republican party.

    Same. Especially on a national level. They had their last chance when they allowed that douche McCain to sabotage repealing O’Care. Now they go filibuster themselves for all I care.

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  6. Bob Thompson:

    MJBubba:
    Yes, I recognize that many of them are useless, but the ranks of the useless are fewer than in 2016.   Conservatives are making progress in gaining an upper hand in inside-GOP politics.

    If this is there, it needs to be publicized. The Democrat Party has all but announced that it is now the American Communist Party with Bernie the leader. That Party needs to be taken down and out.

    Of course it is there.   Why else would the Republican National Senatorial Committee be so hysterical about primary challengers to incumbent Republican senators?

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/24/senate-republicans-conservative-troublemakers-1344904

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  7. MJBubba:

    Bob Thompson:

    MJBubba:
    Yes, I recognize that many of them are useless, but the ranks of the useless are fewer than in 2016.   Conservatives are making progress in gaining an upper hand in inside-GOP politics.

    If this is there, it needs to be publicized. The Democrat Party has all but announced that it is now the American Communist Party with Bernie the leader. That Party needs to be taken down and out.

    Binary.

    The choice is binary.   Any conservative who tries to promote a third party option is working in ways that only serve to improve the Democratic Party’s chances of victory.

    NeverTrumps hate the word “binary.”   (It became one of the words you cannot say at R> for a time, and earned me a suspension.)

    Simply read the party platforms to see which one is headed in the right (pro-America, pro individual liberties) direction and which one is headed in the wrong (anti-America, anti-individual liberties) direction.

    https://www.gop.com/platform/

     

    https://democrats.org/about/party-platform/

     

    The Republican Party Platform is stronger and more conservative than you might think, if you have been reading the pundits.

    This

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  8. EThompson:

    John Walker:
    Here is a research project for anybody interested in pursuing it.  I did a similar analysis of the cabinets of the Harding, Obama, and Trump administrations, based upon an observation in Herbert Hoover’s book American Individualism, but I have too many other tasks on my agenda at the moment to undertake this one.

    The question is, of the twenty Democrat contenders on the stage in these “debates”, how many actually ever worked for a living?  By that, I mean held a job after the end of their formal education which was not an elected or appointed office whose salary was paid by taxpayers.  One can break things down into categories, so a complete analysis would include how many years the candidate spent:

    • Working in the private (for profit sector)

    I’m on it because this is my sole prerequisite for president.

    Give me 24 hrs.

    Pete Buttigieg worked for McKinsey and Company for two minutes, John Delaney started two lending companies in 2012, Andrew Yang started a tech biz, John Hickenlooper started a very successful microbrewery; otherwise, I am lost to name Democrats who worked in the private sector.

    Do corporate lawyers count?

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  9. EThompson:
    Do corporate lawyers count?

    Well, that’s a difficult question.  When I did the analysis of the Obama and Trump cabinets I ran into many people who had practised law for short terms, either in large firms or independently, but one suspects in both cases working on politically-oriented matters for swamp clients.  Maybe the criterion should be the ratio of taxpayer-supported employment to other forms of work, however defined.

    The only two of the Democrat clown car I can find who haven’t at some time fed at the public trough are Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang, respectively an airhead and a techno-flake.

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