Tuesday, December 13, 2016

What Really Happened In 2016

The Democratic Party showed their true colors in 1992 when Bill Clinton signed NAFTA and joined with what was then the Republican Party to sell out blue collar workers. Now it may well be younger liberals think differently but my generation of blue collar liberals was there suffering with conservatives and we know it to be true. And while we working class liberals may disagree with conservatives on the best way to fix it, we know what caused it, because we lived it, Dammit!

Now as to Russian hacking, popular vote and electoral college decisions-- you'll have to figure that out without me. There might be something to it but as usual it's mostly smoke and mirrors meant to distract you.

But alas, like so many, you forget what really counts most-- the thing you cannot opinion out of existence-- Demographics:

Turnout Rates: Race and Ethnicity-- Down
Non-Hispanic White Share of Electorate--Up from 2012 but down overall
Turnout Rates: Age-- Down across the board
Turnout Rates: Education-- Down across the board

America has given up hope in the status quo: http://www.electproject.org/home/voter-turnout/demographics

Now ask yourself, why would the majority of Americans give up hope? The answer: We are not represented anymore, if in-fact, we have ever been represented.

Now get off your high horses and come down to earth with the rest of us while remembering the road to hell is paved with good intentions and most who got there arrived on high horses.