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11/17/2016

I mean, duh:

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  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    11/17/2016 14:35

    So much for Hillary’s majority vote.

    I’ll assume that was one of the reasons Hillary was so sure she was going to win – padding the voter rolls with Illegals, dead people, you pick it. Instead, so many millions of people chose Trump over her that she got flattened.

    I also know that we have a huge population of illegal immigrants here, lots of people who speak country style Spanish and almost no English. There are some differences in style of dress too. You often don’t need to check i.d. to know where they came from.

    Here in California, Hillary won by roughly 2.75 million votes.

    If you take California out of the election numbers, Trump won the other 49 states by over 2,000,000 votes. If you also take out New York (Hillary +1.5 million), then Trump wins the other 48 states by over 3.5 million votes. Trump’s win was a lot bigger than most people realize.

    Remember the old thing about democracy, two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for lunch? That’s the whole point of having our Electoral College, to prevent the sheep from being eaten.

    If you want to have simple majority rule, then all the old Jim Crow laws were perfectly legal.

    The Electoral College was set up for the same reason as having a bicameral legislature, to prevent the concentration of power in anyone’s hands. To govern, you need a consensus, not just a simple majority.

  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    11/17/2016 14:37

    OOPS – Third paragraph should have read “here in California.”

    “I also know that we have a huge population of illegal immigrants here in California, lots of people who speak country style Spanish and almost no English. There are some differences in style of dress too. You often don’t need to check i.d. to know where they came from.”

  3. 11/18/2016 06:12

    Which President was it that said “If you want to be an American citizen you WILL learn English”? Roosevelt?

  4. 11/18/2016 06:14

    The electoral college was a very good idea, particularly when you look at that county by county map.

  5. Dr. Jeff permalink
    11/18/2016 14:21

    Teddy Roosevelt did a fine riff on welcoming immigrants to join us. Short version, learn English, embrace our culture and welcome aboard.

    Check your inbox, a few days ago, I sent you a full editorial on the Electoral College, based on the election figures from the New York Times. I love using data from the MSM, less wiggle room for the Libs.

  6. 11/19/2016 00:03

    Brilliant, I will check it tomorrow.

  7. Dr. Jeff permalink
    11/19/2016 02:38

    You already know my family on both sides were immigrants. My mother was not quite 2 years old when my Grandparents brought her here. Through her, I’m a First Generation American.

    Sort of the same on the other except spread between 1880 and 1900.

    I’ve been through the immigration rules of the time and they weren’t bad – $50, fairly healthy, not too strange politically and have a sponsor. The big thing was people coming here to be Americans.

    You’ve got to remember, when they left the Old Country, steamships took a long time to cross the Atlantic. All of them left behind family and friends they would never see again.

    You bet they worked at being American, there were no other options. Some family names got Americanized or replaced completely. They were Americans and there was no going back. You did whatever it took to be successful here.

    You got Old Country Traditions you like to celebrate with family and friends? Cool, you should be proud of where you came from, but on the street, you’re an American.

    How do we set a similar set of standards for the current generation of would be immigrants?

    Also, our whole immigration system is a reeking crock. Even more than the Illegals, we need to clean up our entire immigration system. The H2 program has spawned a lot of corruption. It should be fairly easy for people who actually want to be Americans, same as all of our families. How to test for that is a near impossible question, but I’m open to ideas.

  8. 11/20/2016 04:44

    Yep. Thank God for the electoral college. It serves as a final bulwark against this type of fraud as it limits it to the state affected by it. You only need to win by one vote in each state but it is the apparent that the new fascist party i.e the “democrat” mean to take this nation wide by allowing the few states they control to determine the out come of national elections.

    Now to make sure the junior partners in the Washingto UniParty don’t cave and give these cheating thugs what they want.

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