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Friday, December 23, 2016

Proof Hillary's plurality is bogus

Democrats keep saying Hillary Clinton got a majority of the vote. Wrong. She got a plurality of 48 percent of the popular vote -- two points better The Donald.

But that was a hollow plurality that shows a party in deep trouble.

Let us look at the Senate races.

In 2012, Obama won and Democrats went 21-12 in the Senate.

In 2008, Obama won and Democrats went 20-15 in the Senate.

In 2004, Bush won and Republicans went 19-15 in the Senate.

In 2000, Gore had a plurality and Democrats went 19-15 in the Senate.

This time, Clinton had a plurality and Democrats went 12-22 in the Senate.

(Sings) One of these things is not like the others.

That's because Hillary carried on 20 states, while Trump carried 30.

And guess what? Every state where there was a Senate race went to the party that it went with in the presidential race.

That included Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin -- states that Obama took in 2008 and 2012.

Had she campaigned at all in Wisconsin, she would have elected Russ Feingold to the Senate.

Democrats had seven opportunities to take Senate seats in states that Obama carried in 2012. They went 3-5.

Republicans had one opportunity to flip a Senate seat in a state Romney carried (Indiana) and went 1-0.

Democrats had their best opportunity to flip the Senate and blew it by betting it all on the Sex Card.

Hillary Clinton was a horrible candidate who took August off. She was the Hare. Trump was the Tortoise. So she beat him 2-1 in New York and California?

In 2018, Democrats have to defend Senate seats in 6 states Trump took. Republicans have to defend 1 seat in a Clinton state (Nevada).

But don't worry. The Democrats will carry California and New York bigly.

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15 comments:

  1. One Presidential candidate lived Teddy's words. One didn't. Guess which one got elected President, Leftards?

    "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph."

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    1. And Teddy ended up on Mt. Rushmore; if DJT is effective as we think he'll be, they'll need to make room on that monument!
      -Fred

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  2. This is why the founding fathers came up with the Electoral College. They were pretty darn smart dead white guys.

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    1. You have to wonder, though, whether they all talked about Ben when he was out of the room.

      "Just watch that cat the next time there's a thunderstorm, maaaan!"

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    2. The Democrats have begun a full frontal assault on the Electoral College. The scheme is to get states to agree to have their electors vote for the candidate who wins the national popular vote, regardless of the local state tally of voters. Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution would seem to require the consent of Congress to any pact between the states, but that point doesn't seem to faze the promoters of the scheme. The Democrats are also working hard to put more people on the voting rolls who are likely to support Democrats in future elections, e.g., in the key state of Florida they want to restore the voting rights of felons who are currently prohibited from voting because of their past criminal convictions. The Democrats are in the fight for the long haul. They intend to nibble away at anything that fails to tip the electoral balance in their favor. Republicans had better watch out and not get over-confident because of Trump's victory.

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    3. The states can see that these guys are trying to sucker them. They might get angry about that.

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  3. One of the best counterattacks against Leftists is to cheapen their buzzwords and render them hackneyed as fast as they can coin them.

    To that end, conservatives should make a New Year's resolution to attribute every single little thing to the Russians.

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    1. The Russians made you say that.

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    2. That's what the Russians want YOU to think.

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  4. In terms of faithless electors, Hillary Clinton suffered a net loss.

    Want to know why?

    http://thehill.com/search/site/Madonna%20pledges


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    1. I dunno, Dave; I'd think Dems would go for Madonna, they being seriously messed up.

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  5. Good analyses, y'all. Especially yours, Big D. The thing I see overall is that the Progs simply cannot stomach the structures and laws that allow the states to do things in their own self interest. They want everybody marching in step. Like that WH senior staff photo Rob Provence posted Glenn has linked to. A whole bunch of arrogance going on. As in, like, I don't work for you - YOU work for ME....

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    1. ValJar said it best right after His Obamaness was elected the first time, "we'll be ready to rule on day one." To them, the idea of serving the public only means feeding them hogwash.
      -Fred

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  6. {She got a plurality of 48 percent of the popular vote -- two points better The Donald.}

    In any other democracy on earth, a plurality of the vote is sufficient to elect a president. But, not in the US.

    Now, you figure that one out - because it makes sense to no one else on earth other than a fellow American ...

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