Posts Tagged 2016 presidential election

The Election is Official

Yesterday, the Electoral College formally cast their votes for their respective presidential candidates. Following all the hoopla and threats, ultracrepidarian pandering and pleading, and childish tantrums, when it was all said and done Donald Trump received the expected and requisite Electoral College votes and Hillary Clinton experienced more “faithless electors” than he ultimately did (and […]

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You are Still Crying Wolf (Repost)

Scott Alexander at Slate Star Codex compiled a well-reasoned indictment of the heretofore repeatedly discussed “crying wolf” phenomenon on the Left’s part, using solid facts and logic.  No ad hominem.  No straw men.  No appeals to probability. If you are a Democrat, pro-Clinton, anti-Trump (or whomever), I have always invited substantive discussions and criticisms of […]

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It Looks Like Republicans are Slow Learners Too

Reports indicate that House Republicans just unanimously chose Paul Ryan (R-WI) to once again serve as House Speaker. Yes, Donald Trump’s victory was a partial indictment of Democrats, their policies, and other liberal-oriented grievances.  But, it was also an indictment of Washington’s oligarchical status quo, globalism, and general corruption/malfeasance – all things that Ryan is […]

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People Angry Because Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote: Pump the Breaks

It seems a central narrative for a lot of Hillary Clinton’s supporters, even on this blog, is that Donald Trump lost the popular vote and therefore is not legitimately the president-elect. Notwithstanding the legal reality that, for better or worse, the Electoral College is part and parcel to the Supreme Law of the Land (see […]

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The Cognitive Dissonance Cluster Bomb (Repost)

Often brilliant and always humorous Dilbert cartoonist and lately political predictor and commentator Scott Adams has this to say about recent reactions to Donald Trump’s improbable presidential election victory, vis-a-vis cognitive dissonance: Earlier this week CNN.com listed 24 different theories that pundits have provided for why Trump won. And the list isn’t even complete. I’ve […]

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If You are Violently Protesting this Election, You are a Terrorist

“Terrorism” is defined as follows: ter·ror·ism  (tĕr′ə-rĭz′əm) n.  The use of violence or the threat of violence, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals (emphasis added). As you can see, those who have taken to the streets to riot and/or destroy property, attack civilians, general calls for violence, and called for Donald Trump’s […]

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Democrats are Slow Learners, I Guess

To be fair, the sting is real and still very raw.  But, it certainly appears that Democrats are failing to recognize (or acknowledge) some key lessons from this election. As one Twitter user put it: This appears to be a teachable lesson that, at least for the moment, is lost on many liberals. As I […]

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