PEOPLE’S VOTE MY ASS!
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
If the US election was held on a first past the post vote it’s highly likely Hillary would have won. First past the post in Australia would make smaller parties and Independents obsolete... first past the post in America would make smaller, less populous States electorally obsolete and put the biggest States in the position of electing this and every future President without reference to any other smaller State.
But Trump would have played the game differently had the rules been changed.
The biggest States with naturally the biggest cities have more Left inner leafy suburbs that are breeding grounds for socialist welfare and loony Left ideology. As is the case here, they have always voted Democratic (socialist Labor) so, under a popular vote, only a Democrats’ candidate could possibly win.
Under the electoral college system smaller States get a say, not a big say, but enough to conceivably make a difference if the vote is close. They matter, as the founding fathers wisely thought they should.
If it had been a popular vote, Donald Trump would have spent all his time campaigning in the Rust Belt, New England and surrounding States. The District of Washington boasts more gays than Sydney’s sister city, California’s San Francisco, and gays mostly vote one way... (small l) liberal.
Then he would fly west to California where the Left dominates with Gays demanding equality, feminists demanding late term abortions and blacks demanding that black lives matter, sanctuary cities proliferate and more handouts be available, and of course the Hollywood mob who believes they matter. Then Washington State before flying south to Florida where the Latinos and wetbacks also vote Democrat.
The most dense and populous (demanding) cities always vote Democratic. So the election would be all over before it began with just about everyone staying home as they could never make a difference.
So Hillary could have stayed home fiddling with her foundation cream while Trump pounded the pavements of the most populous States, which he did and even won many of those that belonged to the Democrats.
But still no-one visited Nebraska, Wyoming or Montana with less than one million inhabitants each. Those people in States with a paltry three electoral college votes each still voted in this past election because it could have mattered... their votes may well have decided the outcome.
The liberal Left still don’t get it: Trump won on every index and demographic imaginable, Hillary Clinton was unelectable even as an incumbent.
Trump played the game better than Hillary, who really had very little to offer except more of the same from a disastrous Obama Administration.
Trump had an appealing message and Hillary was clearly a crook.
When the Right gets a beating it turns Left, when the Left get a beating it turns further Left. We have had a world spinning on a Left bias for more than 20 years and thankfully it’s about to stop, starting with Austria, before a reforming France, Germany and Scandinavia turns Right. And when they go, so too goes Belgium and its crazy Eurozone, thank Christ!
Only Italy and Greece will be left to wallow in their own broken banks and crippling socialist dogma.
Yet the dumb Democrats and the uni student bong brigade still don’t get it. “But she won the popular vote”, they still scream.
Yeah, yeah, and if my aunty had balls she’d be my uncle!