As readers know, Red fully supports the full implementation of the Trump/GOP agenda – beginning with putting Hillary in jail – because Red believes that the people should get the government they deserve. And in this case the people deserve to get screwed by Trump, something that he has distinctly mastered in his business career.
But Red’s full-throated support for – building the wall (at Mexico’s expense), deporting 11 million aliens, jailing (or if you really believe abortion is murder giving the death penalty or life without parole) to women who get abortions and the doctors who perform them, eviscerating environmental regulations, making the wealthy wealthier and letting Vlad Putin rebuild the Evil Empire, – does not and will not get in the way of Red calling “Bullshit” where he sees it.
The number one piece of bullshit being touted by the Trumpistas right now is that Trump won in a landslide. It’s always TRUMP WON IN AN electoral college LANDSLIDE!!! In typical Trump fashion, the belief apparently is that if you repeat Bullshit often enough, people will come to believe it. Well Bullshit is Bullshit and this landslide talk is utter Bullshit.
We all know Trump lost the popular vote by a wide margin. He got a smaller percentage of the popular vote than Romney, McCain and Kerry – the last 3 losers. He did win the Electoral College – but hardly in a landslide. He will be president because he won Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Let’s break it down.
Michigan – Trump wins by 11,000 votes out of over 2.5 million votes cast
Pennsylvania – Trump wins by 45,000 votes out of almost 6 million votes cast
Wisconsin – Trump wins by 23,000 votes out of about 2.8 million votes cast
That is 79,000 votes that swung 46 Electoral College votes to Trump – which is more than his “Landslide” margin of victory in the EC. To put it in perspective that is about like Beaumont deciding the presidential election.
So stop with the “Landslide” nonsense. Here is what a real Electoral College Landslide looks like.
Sorry Jimmy, but Ronnie put a butt-whipping on you in 1980.