This blog reopens in light of the new threat to America: Donald TrumpIs it mandate?
1) Consider the fact, we have a new President elect that is now losing the popular vote by 2,676,670 votes, who won by a mere 106,000 votes in 3 key states. The less-than-500 counties that Clinton won nationwide combined to generate 64% of America's economic activity in 2015. The more-than-2,600 counties that Trump won combined to generate only 36% of the country's economic activity last year. Clinton, in other words, carried nearly two-thirds of the American economy.
2) Also, consider the fact that since 1992, Democratic White House winners have won the popular vote by an average of 7.1 million votes while Republican White House winners have won the popular vote by an average of 84,000 votes.
3) This makes the Democratic party the winner of the popular vote for president in 6 of the last 7 elections.
Looking at the big picture... this is clearly, NOT a mandate. It is more like 'America held hostage' by an electoral system that is undemocratic and by a dangerously incompetent and regressive party whose president elect is a proven liar, a pathological narcissist, a racist, and by all accounts a non-reader and shallow thinker.
The American public is in grave danger with this regressive regime. It is clearly 'white identity politics' driving this regime, with a little help of Russian hackers and a huge level of gullibility to fake news among the American populace. It is not unlike Germany in the 1930s when a forceful speaker and demigod named Adolph took the nation with promises of making it great again. Joseph Goebbels would be having a field day with social media in today's America.
The resistance will be strong and hopefully, a more fact based society will emerge, probably only after the Trump regime begins to fail. And... they will fail.