Saturday, November 8, 2014

MANDATE - In A Pig's Eye

The Republicans in this country believe the November 4th election gave them a mandate to rule this country and take out the gutless criminal Barack Obama, or at least finish delegitimizing his presidency. What the blowhard Republicans should do is sit down, collect their pay, shutup and go home. The majority non-vote delegitimizes the election - there is no mandate. One third of legal voters do not possess the legal right to rule over two thirds of the majority and more than 0.01 percent of the richest do.

The Non-Cooperating, Non-Voter has spoken.

This System, the American System of Governance from Federal to local, for all intents and purposes, is defunct. Where a government derives its power and authority from the people, this government is impotent, bankrupt. As are the laws enacted. Clearly, where legitimacy for any election in a democracy requires a quorum, the election failed miserably. So, now what.

The Times Standard newspaper had an editorial and and article on this:
1. Voter turnout mediocre in Humboldt County, poor statewide

2. Editorial: Voter turnout leaves much to be desired
"If turnout were a test, Humboldt County's electorate earned a solid "F" on Tuesday."
Then there is Senator Bernie Sanders on Democracy Now:
Senator Bernie Sanders says. "I fear that we may be on the verge of becoming an oligarchic form of society where a handful of billionaires control not just the economy, but the political life of this country. And that’s just something we’re going to have wrestle with."
Actual election turnout far lower than reported

And if you are really, really interested in a meaningless expression of an exercise in futility, go over to the local prognosticator's blog of all thing politic for a bellyful useless bullshit.

1. an official order or commission to do something.
2. the authority to carry out a policy or course of action, regarded as given by the electorate to a candidate or party that is victorious in an election.

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