Thursday, October 15, 2015

Let's Get One Thing Straight…

We have Hillary for only one reason.
"You're G D right I ordered the stand down
…you can't handle the truth!"

In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President with 43% of the popular vote (370 electoral votes).  He had approximately 5.8 million more votes than George H.W. Bush (168 electoral votes).  The election was thrown by H. Ross Perot who had 19,743,821 votes (0 electoral votes).  Perot ran primarily on a fiscally conservative platform of balancing the budget through reduced spending, and strong opposition to gun control (80% of his voters described themselves as conservative or moderate).

But wait, there's more.

In 1996, Bill Clinton won re-election.  The popular narrative is that he is a brilliant politician, and was extremely popular.  But here is the hard truth:

In 1996, H. Ross Perot ran again, and received over 8 million votes (again, 0 electoral votes, which pundits love to point out).  Clinton beat Bob Dole by just over 8 million votes.  So Clinton would have won anyway, even if he got every Perot vote, right?  The popular vote does not elect the President - the electoral college does - ask George W. Bush.  Take a look at the following vote totals in 1996:


State
Electoral Votes
Clinton

Dole

Perot
Dole + Perot
vs Clinton
2000
Margin
Arizona
8
653,288

622,073

112,072
734,145
80,857+
Bush
96,311
Florida
25
2,546,870

2,244,536

483,870
2,728,406
+181,536
Bush
537
Kentucky
8
636,614

623,283

120,396
743,679
+107,065
Bush
233,594
Missouri
11
1,025,935

890,016

217,188
1,107,204
+81,269
Bush
78,786
Nevada
4
203,974

199,244

43,986
243,230
+39,256
Bush
21,597
Ohio
21
2,148,222

1,859,883

483,207
2,343,090
+194,878
Bush
165,019
Oregon
7
649,641

538,152

121,221
659,373
-9,732
Gore
6,765
Pennsylvania
23
2,215,819

1,801,169

430,984
2,232,153
-16,334
Gore
204,840
Tennessee
11
909,146

863,530

105,918
969,448
+60,302
Bush
80,229
Wisconsin
11
1,071,971

845,029

227,339
1,072,368
-397
Gore
5,708



I can't hear you…I can't hear you...
In Arizona in 1996, for example, Perot earned 112,072 votes.  Add that to Dole, and it beats Clinton by over 80,000 votes.  In 2000, George W. Bush won Arizona by 96,311 votes, in another close election.  In fact, if you give Perot's votes in each of the states in the chart to Dole - the results verses Clinton are similar in result in every case to the election result of 2000.  Thus, Dole would have earned 288 electoral college votes to Clinton's 250.  Clinton still would have won the popular vote - but lost the electoral college….just like 2000.



In closing…what difference, at this point, does it make!



Friday, October 9, 2015

Chicken Little...

This would be funny, if was on SNL, but its real, our government, the worlds "leaders" are spending their time and our money on this.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Do Something...


With the "1000 year flooding" in South Carolina, billions in water damage and several people dead, Democrats in congress should consider a ban on flooding. Please, consider the working families.  This is just too much water. I'm not against water, I'm just suggesting limiting it to pools, lakes and rivers, ponds, pipes, etc., there is no need for that much water to be in the streets and businesses.  Water-free zones…something.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cotton pickin'…


"The 1930's called, they want their foreign policy back…"

    - Sen. Tom Cotton to President Obama