|Donald Trump election protesters|
Thousands hit the streets from San Francisco to Washington, DC, as well as Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; Seattle. And, it’s not letting up, entering the fourth day of demonstrations. CNN reported, “One college student showed CNN a sign that said, ‘I still can’t believe I have to protest for civil rights.'” Is it fair to say that we have a relatively large proportion of the public unhappy with Donald Trump?
It’s bad enough that we have a flawed election process where several people are chosen as electors by the two political parties–but not Independents–sometimes with no relationship to the will of the public. Electoral votes put George W. Bush in office in 2000, and Donald Trump in 2016. In both cases the popular vote elected Al Gore and Hillary Clinton. If you’re interested an Electoral College explanation here, why we don’t get rid of it here.
On the other hand, Donald Trump talked in extremes during his candidacy saying he would repeal Obamacare, put Hillary Clinton in jail, and send all of the illegals back home. Just to garner the votes of the racists, bigots and radicals in general. It worked. And he added a few others who voted simply for change. I would like to know the percentage of his supporters who voted blind, with no clue to the issues of the Trump campaign.
Had they looked, they still wouldn’t have found any. And now these poor souls have learned that that their idol for change is already reversing himself on Obamacare, Hillary Clinton and immigration. One might wonder if these people will have the gumption to stand up to the man who is letting them down. I’ve said it before and will say it again, it is this kind of profile that rushes to the voting booth with their double-digit IQs, voting accordingly.
The election outcome protesters of the last few days knew the issues of their candidate, Hillary Clinton, and even though many had rather have had Bernie Sanders on the ticket, they voted in protest to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. It didn’t work. Or rather it did, but the Electoral College undercut their efforts. Progressives have a lot to do to get this country back in shape.