Monday, December 5, 2016
Election Recount Farce Coming From The Left
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who, among others, lost the most recent presidential election to Donald Trump, is pretending to be demanding a recount of the votes that led to her defeat on November 8th in order to boost the total of her personal vote count, but one strongly suspects that her recount move is just an attempt to get Hillary elected. If a Green can’t win an election, then a Democrat will do as a back-up. After all, both Greens and Democrats believe the lie of warming/change, desire growth of government to the detriment of a growing economy, evidently like seeing a growing unemployment rate, love opening our national borders to all comers and favor a welfare-for-all approach to making America’s economy grow and increase personal wealth. Oh, and one must not forget the ultimate personal wealth growth factor for liberals: higher taxes on the middle class and more regulations for small businesses.
Possibly the most offensive thing coming from Ms. Stein’s demand for a recount is the appearance of a bought-and-paid-for election, performed at her insistence: if the results of an election isn’t to the left’s liking, they just order a new one and expect their go fund me account to pay for it (that way, one suspects, she can avoid nasty laws and regulations about the expenditures from her presidential campaign funds, assuming there are any finds left after her losing run for office).
Americans are suspicious of elections on-demand which are paid for with personally funded money. The only elections that count are the publically funded ones or the court-ordered occasions when the vote is too close to call. The presidential election on November 8th was not too close to call, and the evidence is that finally all of the liberal news organizations called it in favor of Trump, and even Hillary conceded the election to her Republican rival. Private elections occur in Cuba and North Korea, but hopefully not in America. One fears that if the election is private the vote tabulators may also be for- hire, and this arrangement is not to be trusted.
If a duly held election can be overturned by any fool politician then we’re in serious trouble. Liberals like Stein and Hillary are never willing to accept a public dressing-down like they got when America elected Donald Trump in direct repudiation to their anti-American ideas, so they fall back on go-fund-me-an-election accounts to assure their election. The Electoral College is in the constitution, the go-fund-me process is not. But unconstitutional power grabs on the part of dictators have always been admired by the American left, and that’s evidently what’s taking place here.
Leftists believe strongly in a powerful American currency only when they spend their money on their personal success, and they expect value in return for their bucks. The old saw of “fool me once: shame on you, fool me twice: shame on me” applies here, and I’m not willing to be shamed by having a new vote count that can be corrupted and elect a leftist politician.
Posted by Dave King at 5:41 AM