A lot to say about the election with an uncertain timeline of getting to it, so the subsequent series of posts may appear disjointed.
– Heartiste asserted the following:
That’s undoubtedly a strong contender. Another possibility:
And the one that hits closest to home if we’re zeroing in not on cucks but on their allies, allies who maintain the alliance only for the sake of political expediency:
Romney, in his losing effort, did better with Jews than Trump did in his winning effort. Obama only bested Romney 69%-30%.
Trump didn’t need their money, their public support, or their votes. He won without any of those things and now he’s not beholden to them. It’s not just Jonah and his moribund publication that has been left out in the cold, it’s the (((people))) he cares most about who are on the outside looking in as well.
– Speaking of God’s chosen people, let’s give God’s other chosen people a bit of credit for mostly coming through in the end:
Early on one of the many #NeverTrump’s talking points that would ultimately be proven humiliatingly incorrect was the claim that Trump wouldn’t even manage to win dark red Utah. In an effort to turn that claim into a self-fulfilling prophecy, they poured everything they had into an Egg McMuffin. The sandwich was subsequently crushed. Trump won the state decisively, garnering almost as many votes there as Hillary and the sandwich combined did.
– Pointing out that Hillary won the popular vote is like pointing out that a losing football team racked up more total offensive yards than the team that beat them did. It’s nothing more than trvia. It’s irrelevant because racking up offensive yards isn’t the objective.
Voter turnout in uncompetitive states is naturally suppressed, especially so among voters on the losing side. When Trump won the Nebraska primary it wasn’t because he was more popular there than Cruz, it was because Cruz had already dropped out of the race and so fewer of his supporters bothered showing up to vote for him.
If voters knew the popular vote was determinative and Trump had held rallies up and down the West coast and in New England instead of trying to squeeze every last drop out of Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, and Florida, the final numbers would not have been the same and Trump would’ve likely won the popular vote as well.
That’s hypothetical speculation, of course. The rules must be changed before the game begins for them to matter.
Let us, then, continue to dance while they continue to wail and gnash their teeth: