Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Recounts

It appears that some of the recounts are proceding, but not the way that some would like them to proceed.

For example, in Wisconsin, Trump is gaining votes.  The final tally is likely to be larger than the election day returns.  The strategy is clear; tie up the electoral college and deny Trump the win he won. Throw the election into the House of Representatives, where Trump will win handily, then piss and moan for the next four years that Trump wasn't really elected.

It was Hillary Clinton, I recall, who was horrified that someone might not accept the results of the election.  Now, the Democrats as a whole are not accepting the results of the election.

Jill Stein, of course, is the Hillary analog during this exercise in frustration.  She is nothing more than a surrogate for the frustrated, angst-ridden Democratic party.  They forgot the rules on nwinning a national election, and in winning the popular vote, they lost the election.  It's true, Hillary got more votes, but she didn't get the votes where it mattered.  In fact, her surrogate (Jill Stein) may have cost her the election.

In this recount, Stein stands to gain nothing.  She can certainly not expect a different outcome from the one that is already in motion.  As such, her gambit is truly despicable.

The election is over, Jill.  Accept it an move on.  All the recount is doing is prolonging the agony.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

She's making money... THAT is her real goal!