Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Hope and Change?
Liberalism is a philosophy of consolation for the West as it commits suicide.
If a foreign government had imposed this system of education on the United States, we would rightfully consider it an act of war.
Glenn T. Seaborg, National Commission on Education, 1983
“Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Immigration without assimilation is invasion.
2315 Tuesday night.
Podesta says wait until morning. Mrs. Clinton has not conceded, and “every ballot counts.” I would not be at all surprised if they discovered several boxes of uncounted ballots, but only in states that Trump claims; none of Mrs. Clinton’s wins will be challenged. Perhaps I am unduly cynical.
It has been an exhausting night, and the election is still not determined.
As I go to bed, Fox News gives Trump 254 electoral votes Pennsylvania has been called for Trump by several networks and news agencies, but Fox has not. Podesta has told Mrs. Clinton’s followers to go home.
We’ll know more in the morning.
So the NY times says in Mich that Trump leads by 1.8 points out of 4.3 million counted votes but out of the 324K uncounted votes remaining, Clinton leads by 2.9 points.
I am sure there are an undetermined number of uncounted early votes in Pennsylvania as well. They will be overwhelmingly in favor of Mrs. Clinton. It is not over.
2340: Fox News has declared Trump winner in Pennsylvania, and thus the winner of the election. When Trump came down that escalator no one took his candidacy seriously; he could not possibly win the nomination. I need not remind you of the election.
Fox is very conservative on calling elections; they dread having to take one back. I have not heard that Mrs. Clinton concedes, but Trump has now claimed.
We may be seeing a new era.
0010 9 November
I have to go eat a crow breakfast; apparently Mrs. Clinton has conceded. Donald Trump is President Elect of the United States. His victory speech had dignitas; he was Presidential and cordial, and gracious to Mrs. Clinton. Now Speaker Ryan has sent his congratulations. Apparently it really is over.
Nothing like this has happened since Andrew Jackson, and that was only similar in some respects.
(My nit picking conscience makes me point out that Mr. Trump is President Designate; he is not President Elect until the Electoral College sends its votes to the House of Representatives. An important legal distinction, but unlikely to make any difference.
Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.