Wednesday, May 04, 2016

I Did My Best, But Indiana Was in La-La Land

Over 1.2 million Indiana voters selected candidates who care nothing about the Constitution. (see chart below)

Fortunately, the Founders of the country set up a system that is hard to shake up. It takes many, many elections to do it or something like 3/4ths of the country being in favor of it. (see Article V of the Constitution)

The Constitution also makes it hard for raving political movements to gain much traction. President Obama had a majority in the House and 60% of the Senate for two years and only got Obamacare through during that time. After that, even though Republicans gained a majority in the House in 2010 and added a majority in the Senate in 2014, they proved utterly feckless as did the politically isolated President. It was pretty much gridlock on getting anything new through.

Checks and balances have worked superbly in the last eight years as well as throughout the country's history. For this reason, I am basically back to my popcorn/easy chair stance on the election.

All best regards to Indiana and shake things up voters.

New York Times graphic


MAX Redline said...

The way things are going, I'll be surprised if Granny makes it to November without an indictment, as it's now known that her server was in fact penetrated by a Romanian guy who used wireshark and several other widely available network sniffers to gain access to her special server.

T. D. said...

I think there will be no indictment--Obama runs the Justice Dept. More likely is Trump indicted for something. The Dems know how to play hardball politics and at present have all the tools necessary to do it effectively. The Executive branch and the media.

MAX Redline said...

I suspect that there will be. And at the very least, I believe the media will begin to take Granny down. We all know that Trump's not qualified to be president - but then, neither was our golfer-in-chief.

Granny is the more qualified of the two, despite being a serial liar.

But media want a more or less even race, because it gives them stuff to put into print and on the air.

T. D. said...

You may be right, Max. But, I'm not holding my breath.