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Fascist demagogue Donald Trump proclaimed in Wednesday night’s final presidential debate that we’ll see whether or not he accepts the presidential election results — as though in a(n at least nominally) democratic republic it fucking matters whether the losers of elections accept the election results or not. Der Fuhrer Trump talks of Billary Clinton belonging behind bars, but treason (in the definition of which I include the rejection of valid election results) and the incitement of violence should put El Trumpo behind bars.
I did watch the third and final-thank-God presidential debate on Wednesday night, and while much of it was a rehash of the first two debates, minus Der Fuhrer Donald Trump creepily stalking Billary Clinton like he’s used to stalking women, it was notable (I suppose) — and the media sure noted it — that The Donald played coy about whether or not he will accept defeat and concede to Billary, if it comes to that (and it will).
“I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?” El Trumpo said to moderator Chris Wallace.
No, Der Fuhrer Trump will not keep us in suspense. Not any of us.
He will lose the election by an indisputable margin, and that will be that.
But leave it to a typical baby boomer like Donald J. Trump, however (just like his fellow baby boomer George W. Bush), to believe that he won’t be daunted by losing a presidential margin by a significant margin.*
Fivethirtyeight.com right now gives Trump only a 12.1 percent to 14.9 percent chance of winning the election, depending upon how you slice and dice it (and fivethirtyeight.com does that in three different ways).
Under fivethirtyeight.com’s analysis, Trump can win no more than 207 electoral votes when 270 of the total number of 538 electoral votes (the website’s namesake) are required to win the White House — and also under fivethirtyeight.com’s analysis, Billary wins at least 330 electoral votes. Um, yeah.
As far as the popular vote is concerned, Real Clear Politics right now has Billary beating Trump by an average of 5.9 percentage points in the nationwide polls, and The Huffington Post right now similarly has Billary beating Trump by an average of 6.3 percentage points in the nationwide polls.
Barack Obama beat John McCainosaurus by 7.2 percentage points in the popular vote in 2008, winning a whopping 365 electoral votes to McCainosaurus’ paltry 173, and in 2012, Obama beat Mittens Romney by 3.9 percent of the popular vote, winning a sizeable 332 electoral votes to Mittens’ comparably low 206 electoral votes.
My best educated guess is that Billary will do at least as well as Obama did in 2012, but probably not quite as well as Obama did in 2008 (Obama, after all, was much more popular then than Billary is now).
Again, this election won’t be close enough for Team Trump to be able to steal it, as it was close enough for Team Gee Dubya to steal it in 2000. And unlike Gee Dubya did in 2000, Trump doesn’t have a brother who is the governor of a swing state that is pivotal to the Electoral College win (well, in the case of 2000, the Electoral College “win”).
And Trump doesn’t have Katherine Harris, and because the treasonous Repugnican Tea Party refuses to allow President Obama to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump couldn’t expect a 5-4 Supreme Court decision to put him into the White House, like the Supreme Court decided the presidential election in Bush vs. Gore.
(All five of the U.S. Supreme Court “justices” who in Bush vs. Gore voted against allowing Florida to continue its recount had been nominated by Repugnican President Richard Nixon, Repugnican President Ronald Reagan or Repugnican President George H.W. Bush. Just coinky-dink, I’m sure. I mean, it’s not like those five “justices” of the Repugnican Party just up and treasonously anti-democratically appointed the president of the United States of America even though Al Gore won the popular vote by more than 543,000 votes.)
All of these argument aside, even if the election that is only 16 days from today were close — and it won’t be — I don’t see the American people just sitting idly by this time while the Repugnican Tea Party traitors try to steal the White House a second time.
The theft of a presidential election is treason, and the only good traitor is a dead one. If push comes to shove, those of us on the left — the true patriots, since, unlike the traitors on the right, we believe that you accept election results and don’t try to steal elections when they don’t go your way — can exercise Second-Amendment remedies also.
Patriotism would demand a violent uprising against a fascist regime that stole an election, as Der Furher Donald Trump, fascist and traitor, happily would do.**
We true American patriots won the Civil War. We would win a rematch handily.
P.S. I already have voted for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, as I did in 2012. I mailed my vote-by-mail ballot in earlier this week.
As I’ve written many times before, if you live in a swing state — such as Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Virginia, Ohio or Arizona (these, per fivethirtyeight.com, are the 10 states most likely to make a difference in the election) — go ahead and vote for Billary Clinton if you wish. I couldn’t be mad at you for trying to prevent your state’s electoral votes from going to Trump by voting for Billary.
Fivethirtyeight.com gives Billary Clinton literally more than a 99.9 percent chance of winning my state of California and all 55 of its electoral votes, so I had the luxury, as it were, of being able to vote my conscience in this bullshit partisan duopoly that we call a “democracy.” The “choice” between the Coke Party and the Pepsi Party is no real choice at all.
*I kind of doubt that Trump was just saying this “I’ll keep you in suspense” bullshit for his mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, deplorable supporters (under the principle that as a losing candidate you don’t publicly seriously acknowledge that you most likely are going to lose).
I suspect that Trump truly believes that he can pull a George W. Bush and lose the presidential election yet still be installed in the White House. I mean, after all, 2000 was a precedent for the treasonous theft of a presidential election.
**Again, the violent uprising that should have happened but did not happen in 2000 would happen today, I believe.