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A Massive Trump Mandate and Leftist Denial
Why Donald Trump has a Clear Mandate
The left is shouting at the top of its lungs that President-Elect Trump has
“no mandate.” This is based on the aggregate vote count of all 51
presidential elections, which, solely because of the fact that Hillary
Clinton ran up the score in California, favors her. This “one man one vote”
scenario has been hammered to death by the mainstream media.
However it ignores the absolute shellacking that the leftists received on
November 8, 2016. It seems that the radical left (which is in essence all
of the Democrat party in DC and its celebrity/donor sponsors) has failed to
move past the “denial” stage of
the five stages of grief
The Country as a Whole Rejected the Left
The ideas and the policies of the Left were voted out by the country as a
whole, with only the urban centers resisting this change. For the purposes
of this analysis, we’ll ignore that Donald Trump won 306 electors to
Hillary Clinton’s 232 (a 57% majority – a mandate). Let’s analyze below:
Donald Trump has the Mandate of States
The first thing that we need to note is that the presidential election is
not one massive national election. It is 51 separate elections
that happen on the same day. Of those 51 elections, President-Elect Trump
won 30 states plus one elector from Maine. Mrs. Clinton won 20 states plus
the District of Columbia. Donald Trump won 59% of the states. That is a mandate.
Donald Trump has the Mandate of Congressional Districts
Let’s go a bit more granuar: Congressional districts. There are 436
Congressional districts in the USA that vote for President: 435 plus one
for the District of Columbia. While the data are still being compiled, it
appears that President-Elect Trump won approximately 290 of 436
Donald Trump appears to have won 66.5% of Congressional districts
, including many districts that are held by Democrat congressional
representatives. In California, Trump won 13 districts, in Illinois, eight.
While this number may change, it is a significant mandate.
Donald Trump has a Crushing Mandate of Counties
Let’s go more granular than that: Counties. Counting DC as one county,
there are 3,141 counties. President-Elect Trump won 2,652 of 3,141
counties! That is 84.4% of counties nationwide! That is a crushing mandate.
Why the Left keeps harping on the “Popular Vote”
Whenever the left speaks of the “popular vote,” it is engaging in an
anti-Constitutional screed that, would, if the Left got its own way,
subject the entire country to the whims of California and New York’s urban
areas. Remember that California has 13 Congressional Districts that voted
Trump, and Illinois has eight – after being radically gerrymandered to
prefer the Democrats who run my home state (into the ground).
The electoral College and the 51 statewide Presidential elections are
designed to ensure that the entire country has a voice in the
Presidency. “One Man One Vote” is in essence mob rule. In case you think
that Conservativity would change its tune if Mrs. Clinton had won
the electoral college and not the popular vote, the answer is no.
Our position is that the Electoral College is good
because it gives voice to the smaller states. If we lose because of it,
then we must accept that loss, in the same way that we accept the win when
it falls our way, as it did in 2000 and again in 2016.
Again, here is a lesson in “simple words in simple sentences” (Ana
Kasparian, The Young Turks, November 8, 2016, speaking of how
Donald Trump spoke to the people to gain victory). Why the Electoral
College is good needs to be explained again in simple terms so that the
Left can begin to understand. The leftist elites, in their denial of the
whole country’s repudiation of their anti-Constitutional nonsense, need to
hear this again.
Picture the presidential elections as 51 shouting contests. Los Angeles county in California alone,
as noted in this article
, contains more persons than Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana,
Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming – combined. Therefore, Just one county has more shouting
power than ten states. The Electoral College is the megaphone of
the Heartland. While the linked article earlier in this paragraph is a
screed aimed at eliminating the Electoral College, its graphics make the
point we are trying to make. The loudest shouting comes from the urban
centers, mainly California, New York and Illinois. See this photo:
The megaphone is needed to keep our policies from being dictated by the
leftist urban centers in this country. The founders understood the dangers
of mob rule; what every author who advocates for “one man one vote” is
actually advocating is the forcible silencing of dissent by the majority –
The Constitution is now and always has been a countermajoritarian document.
Every single founder feared and loathed pure democracy, especially at the
national level. Chief among the founders who stood against mob rule is – ironically – Thomas Jefferson, who is credited as having founded the Democratic party. The
earthquake in Virginia is caused by Jefferson spinning in his grave at
The people who were told that they are idiots and “deplorables” by Democrat leaders and
pampered celebrities Had enough. They therefore used their megaphone and shouted “TRUMP” into it. And that is far from all. Along with that, the GOP has been handed enough state-level control that it
is one state away from being able to propose constitutional amendments at will and just a couple states
away form being able to ratify Constitutional Amendments at will!
That is an astounding mandate! The GOP has never been in such a good
overall position since it was founded.
Leftist Denial Reigns Supreme
The left steadfastly denies its rejection and the mandate that the people
have handed to Donald Trump and the GOP. This is classic denial. They seek
excuses as to why Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. Let’s examine the
The Election was rigged by the Russians!
Nonsense. Assume that the Russians did indeed hack John Podesta and the
DNC and released the emails.
First, the emails were genuine and showed the
DNC rigging the primary against Bernie Sanders and also showed Hillary
Clinton’s duplicity to the voters (e.g., telling Wall Street that she
has “a public and a private position” on key issues).
Second, The media failed to cover the emails and President Obama’s own
press secretary absurdly warned people that reading Wikipedia might
give them computer viruses!
If Hillary Clinton lost the election because the truth was
disclosed, then that is on her and not on the Russians (who I believe
are innocent of the Podesta hack at minimum).
The Election was rigged by James Comey!
Nonsense. If Hillary Clinton had not set up the unlawful private email
server that started the
criminal investigation of a Presidential Candidate for mishandling
, Mr. Comey would have had nothing to investigate. If Mr. Comey
unlawfully influenced an election, why is he still the director of the
FBI? Why isn’t he doing the perp-walk?
The people are idiots who voted against their best interests!
Nonsense! This is the ultimate in snobby elitist cut-downs. Listen to
The Young Turks’ election night meltdown
. Warning: this video may cause conservatives to melt down in
uncontrollable schadenfreude-enhanced laughter. It has been edited by others to
The best interests of the people are determined by the people and not
President Trump: Use Your Mandate!
President-Elect Trump, please use the mandate that the people gave you and
your party and keep your promises! If you do so, then your mandate will
increase in two years’ time. You strike this author as someone who treats
promises like blood-oaths, willing to do all in your power to honor your
word. I hope to see this in action soon.
Congratulations to Donald Trump and the GOP on a solid mandate!