Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote by 543,895 votes overall. In Florida, he lost by 537 votes. Green Party candidate Ralph Nader got 97,488 votes in Florida. Gore also lost New Hampshire by 7,211 votes, and Nader got 22,198. If Ralph Nader's votes in either New Hampshire or Florida had gone to Al Gore instead, the United States would never have known what life would be like with George W. Bush in the White House.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 2,865,000 votes, but lost in the Electoral College because she was edged out by around 70,000 total votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. If the votes in those three states that went to the Green Party candidate had gone to Hillary Clinton instead, we'd have missed the experience of having a TV reality show host trying to run the country, especially one who's also a dangerous mental case.

I have my doubts that the Democratic Party can make any appreciable progress toward winning the hearts and minds of assholes who still view the so-called precedent (sic) favorably after 100 days of this fucking horse shit. Maybe they'll have more luck winning the hearts and minds of people who voted for Ralph Nader or Jill Stein because they thought Gore would be as bad as Bush, or Clinton would be worse than Trump.

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Dedicated to Jim Ferguson. If you don't know who Jim Ferguson is, you (a) haven't seen The Missouri Breaks, or (b) have an inadequate ability to fully assimilate movie trivia.