Thursday, October 20, 2016

Polishing a turd

Judging from the sheen on Van Jones's chocolate dome I'll have to take issue with CNN panel host AC360 and argue that polishing a turd IS technically possible and I'd like to do a little more of that right now.

I know, I know, it's "horrifying" and calls into question Trump's respect for our time-tested institution of one-man-one-vote (i.e. democracy) when a candidate three weeks away from a highly contested election, which the national news media has already called "over" with insurmountable odds against said candidate,  is asked if he would accept the results of a rigged election said, “I will look at it at the time. I will keep you in suspense.” Media meltdown, but rather than linking and listing all the fools soiling their diaper and stomping around the playground flailing their arms and screaming let's just go to the paper of record for the Clampett campaign and get the talking point directly from Newingsoc:
In a remarkable statement that seemed to cast doubt on American democracy, Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he might not accept the results of next month’s election if he felt it was rigged against him — a stand that Hillary Clinton blasted as “horrifying” at their final and caustic debate on Wednesday.
I can see why Hillary would be upset because she rigged the Democrat primary election against Constitutional Monarchist BS by colluding with the DNC, corporate news media and other shady characters to thwart the will of the people and install herself as her parties nominee and Bernie rolled over like a little lapdog for his mistress. Now "Progressive" voters are asked to return to Bernie's vomit and eat it - which they'll do because, bottom line, they're frauds. If BernieBros had any self respect then Jill Stein would be pulling 20+% of the vote and winning VT, RI, MD and several other true blue states. Bernie constantly talked about the "rigged system" during his campaign and his supporters cheered, sent him money and vowed to fight, but then he lost un-fair and un-square which was proven by Wikileaks hacked DNC emails days before the party convention and EVEN WITH THE PROOF Bernie still kissed her ring. It's not that Bernie "felt it was rigged against him" - he KNEW it was rigged against him and he still accepted the results of the election(s). Why? You'll have to ask him (though I have my suspicions) and you can probably find him at his new lake house.

No, I'm not going to talk about Al Gore in 2000 or Nixon in 1960 or Truman in 1948 elections all of which were claimed to be rigged. Nor am I going to get into Nixon in 1968 43.4% win or Clinton 1992 43.0% victory both in highly contested elections where they came in far short of a majority. I will only say that the US system of government is NOT a simple democracy, but a complex democratic republic with many controls and limitations placed upon the voters and their representatives. One of them, the Electoral College, is by design a cumbersome method of electing a president that ensures meaningful participation by every State that made up and formed our federal government. In 2000, after the Gore loss, Hitlery's big idea was to do away with this arcane method of choosing the POTUS.
"We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago," Clinton said. "I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president."
The first lady also said that because of the closeness of this year's presidential election, "I hope no one is ever in doubt again about whether their vote counts."
But what if you do have doubt about weather your vote counts? What then Madam first lady? Is that so "horrifying"? Elections are messy and the 2016 election is particularly nasty as proven by Hillary's humiliation (proven humiliation!!!) of Bernie and Trumps humbling of the GOP establishment (which also cheated and lied and colluded in every way possible, unsuccessfully, to stop the Elvis from Queens). Trump even got backed into signing a "pledge" to honor the results of the rigged primary he was participating in and then, after he won the primary, a bunch of cheating scum politicians dishonored themselves by disavowing their signed promise of support. Thank God these weren't the people signing our Declaration of Independence or we'd still be flying the Union Jack over our colonial House of Commons.

Cartoons from an age when Americans were free
It's messy, but it could get messier and it has been messier before - it's only a lack of imagination and historical knowledge that gets Van Jones and his poopy-pants media brethren hopping mad about Trumps suspenseful answer. John C. Breckinridge honored the results of his election contest in 1860 and nothing came of it but humiliation, war and exile.
Lincoln’s election triggered what became known as “Secession Winter,” as seven states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America on February 4, 1861.
Breckinridge returned to Washington in early 1861 to conclude his duties as vice president and take up his Senate seat. His home state of Kentucky still remained in the Union. On February 13, Breckinridge, acting as president of the Senate, announced the results of the election: “Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, having received a majority of the whole number of electoral votes, is elected President.” In March, he swore in the new vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, and took his seat in a greatly reduced Senate. Even though his heart lay with the South, he had come to Congress, he told his colleagues “with a lingering hope that something might yet be done to avert a war.”
So maybe it's better to spend some time polishing the turd and waiting for the election results to come in before pledging to support anything. It's a rigged election and the Podesta emails prove it. They prove it in a way that I have yet to be heard voiced in any media outlet, but here goes. Yes, they're incriminating in themselves and show a sick and corrupt ruling class manipulating elections and using their undeserved power and influence to enrich themselves and their friends, but that is just the tip of the iceberg - these are the emails that actually filtered up through the labyrinth to reach the Campaign Chairman's in-box. It is a sure bet that most of the chicanery and filthy double-dealing never was surfaced that high up the chain (at least not in any recorded communication) and that the real Crooked Hillary operation is recorded in downstream email by underlings. It's a sick, twisted, dishonest rigged system and Van Jones is part of it - he knows all about it and Donald Trump scares him.

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