The Trump slippery slope might be roadblocked by more prevailing minds. The Electoral College might prove the Founding Fathers correct in their profound vision of human nature and establishing an assessing process to our election to the highest office.

"In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will discover and wickedness insensibly open, cultivate and improve. Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositaries. And to render even them safe, their minds must be improved to a certain degree." - Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782, Thomas Jefferson

The Fourth Estate being corrupted by Reaganomics thus allowing 5 corporations to own all news media, maybe the Electoral College, hoping that they have not been corrupted by Citizens United, might be the long debated instrument that will render us safe.

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Jimmy Dean's picture
Jimmy Dean 1 year 50 weeks ago
#1

Your point is?

Tom Dorricott's picture
Tom Dorricott 1 year 50 weeks ago
#2

His point might be that Trunp might very get more votes that Hillary, and the electoral college might be needed to come to the rescue. We'll see. If nothing else, this election will be exciting and entertaining.

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marriott79 1 year 49 weeks ago
#3

You're way over-thinking this. If the Republicans really want Trump to be president, then they'll just steal the election, like they did in 2004 and tried to do in 2008 (or was that 2012? or both?). Of course that's assuming they even need to. Hillary is not exactly winning the hearts and minds of Americans, outside of the loyal/hardcore Democratic base. Trump has a very real chance of winning this election legitimately -- well, as legitimately as a Republican can, given all the lies, redistricting, etc. Trump may be a fraud, but he's speaking to the pain of the average (white male) working class voter.

Meanwhile, to quote an article on common dreams, "If Clinton has reached out to Bernie supporters, it appears that she has done so to stick triangulating thumbs in their eyes." Running to the right, as a Democrat, is not a good strategy. It concerns and baffles me that people are not heeding the warning in Thomas Frank's book, "Listen, Liberal." I would argue that the Democratic base is as misinformed about their party's intentions and objectives as the Republicans base...

Except Republicans fall in line behind the big daddy authoritarian, Democrats and left-leaning independents don't. Hillary has alienated many Bernie supporters, and she's not going to pick off Republican voters by running to the right. Republicans have shown 25 years of disdain for the Clintons and surely won't change their view now.

I'm not saying Hillary won't win, but rather that people are totally discounting the Republican voters and Trump's chances. I just watched the talking heads on ABC's Sunday program say that Hillary would win in a massive landslide. Few elections at this level are ever a landslide victory. Democratic turnout during the primary was down, while Trump did very well against his numerous opponents. No theft, intervention by political bodies, or shady tactics were necessary for him to achieve that. He did it by telling the voters what they wanted to hear.

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