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But, unlike in 2000 when Al Gore won both the Popular Vote and the Electoral Vote and the Republicans outright stole his victory, Trump can claim to have won the Electoral College.
Conservatives are slowly seething as Americans have rallied for the past 4 days to protest Trump's so-called Election Victory. Conservatives are also sensitive about him losing the popluar vote. That's why you see the county by county map showing huge swaths of Trump red throughout the South and West and small concentrations of Hillary blue in select spots. Of course, those blue spots are were Americans actually live; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix and not wide open counties where a few hundred rabid right-wingers who play with sheep all day reside. It's also why conservatives are spreading the lie that Trump did better with Latinos than Romney, when Trump didn't. They need to justify this election and lies are the natural recourse of conservatives.
Because conservatives know they've put one over on America again with the byzantine legerdemain of 18th century oligarchical political machinations. So, they want the protests to stop and liberals to lay down just like they did back in 2000.
Keep pointing out the electoral college awarded Trump the Presidency against the will of the people. Keep on with the protests but, understand that's just a start and moving forward after the deplorables shamble into the White House we need to organize.
Trump is totally unprepared for the task ahead of him. He's going to do to the United States what he's done to women and casinos throughout his life; assault and bankrupt us.
Already Trump has backpedaled on several of his core campaign promises. Trump promised to exile all muslims, Trump promised to repeal every line of Obamacare, Trump declared he would rip up that horrible, terrible Iran Deal, Trump and his surrogates already hedged and declared there won't be an actual wall along the US-Mexico border. He's not going to do anything he promised. But, these broken promises won't be enough to break the hold the Republican Party has on the WWC.
The WWC began flocking to the Republicans in 1968 with Nixon's Law & Order, were solidly right-wing under Ronnie Raygun's Cadillac drivin' welfare moms and steak eatin' young bucks, and abandoned the Democratic Party after 8 years of President Barack HUSSEIN Obama and the incessant right-wing race baiting, including Trump's 5 years of Birtherism.
The Democratic Party if it wishes to stay relevant needs to let Trump inflict this pain and not immolate themselves to save the Republicans or the WWC. The WWC needs to face the consequences of their actions and not be bailed out by liberals again.
This is not a heighten the contradictions declaration but, a fuck'em they voted for granny starvin' zombie-eyed Paul Ryan CouponCare. The WWC voted for the elimination of SSI. So let them get what they deserve. The WWC voted for lower wages and less benefits, let them have it.
But, additionally Blue States need to use financial weapons on the WWC. For decades now, rich liberal cities have been funding the bad choices of Republican States with our tax dollars, as the Republican moocher states receive far more federal tax dollars from the government than they pay in federal taxes. So, propose amendments which decree that a state can only receive as much federal funding as it pays in federal taxes. Call it the 1 tax dollar in, 1 tax dollar out Plan or Truth in Federal Funding Initative.
The Moocher Republican States need to suffer consequences for their bad decisions. Starting with Trump and the Republican Party it's time to inherit the wind WWC.