Friday, November 11, 2016

Are we a nation of crybabies?

Not even 72 hours have passed since Donald Trump was elected President over former Senator & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and there are half a million people who think they can change the outcome.

A petition was started on calling for the Electoral College, which meets next month, to ignore the result of the election and vote in Mrs. Clinton. Ironically, in years past, both candidates had suggested that maybe the Electoral College would be disbanded, especially in the wake of the 2000 election fiasco that put George W. Bush in office.

The people who've signed the petition are looking at Trump's campaign rhetoric at face value, not realizing that there is more of a prospect that Trump would not follow through on some of his threats, including his own claim that he would not accept the result of the election had Mrs. Clinton won. In the end, it's more likely that Trump was putting on an elaborate ruse to pull enough disenfranchised voters to his side to turn the tide in his favor.

In other words, now the shoe's on the other foot from a collective standpoint. Trump behaved like a spoiled brat on the campaign trail, but has reined it in since winning. It is the people that didn't vote for Trump who are now acting like crying babies, throwing one big temper tantrum in the direction of the Electoral College. Realistically, I don't see it working. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. Period. End of story. I didn't vote for Trump, either, but I also realize that it was just a case of people having less trust in Mrs. Clinton than they did Trump. I just wish 500,000+ disgruntled Americans can see things as I do, and let it go.

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