Wednesday, November 09, 2016
If You Voted Third Party, You Voted For Trump.
I don't want to hear the bull feces laden excuses that 'she was a terrible candidate', 'the DNC failed', 'that's what they get for screwing Bernie' or whatever lie du jour you predominately white peeps who voted third party are telling yourselves right now to attempt to justify to me and other non-white Americans you screwed with your vote for the unqualified white man who is your future POTUS.
Save all your excuses. I heard them back in 2000. Let's crunch the numbers shall we?/
Thanks to Lilly Andersen for compiling them and posting them on her FB page.
*To the 5% of people in Arizona who voted third party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 11 electoral votes that would have gone to her.
*To the 3% of people in Florida who voted third party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 29 electoral votes that would have gone to her.
*To the 5.5% of people in Michigan who voted third party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 16 electoral votes that would have gone to her.
*To the 5% of people in New Hampshire who voted third party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 4 electoral votes that would have gone to her.
*To the 3.3% of people in Pennsylvania who voted third party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 20 electoral votes that would have gone to her.
*To the 5.7% of people in Wisconsin who voted third party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 10 electoral votes that would have gone to her.
That is 90 electoral votes, more than enough to make Hillary president. But instead you chose to subject the country for whatever selfish reason to an unqualified white male. You knew this man was racist, misogynistic, sexist, and was widely reviled by non-white Americans who were telling you for months we openly feared what would happen if he became president, and you still voted for Trump anyway.
There is nothing you can say to me right now to justify that and the damage that we'll be trying to clean up from this electoral mess for the next 25-30 years.
Your third party votes greased the skids for a man endorsed by the Klan to become president. By casting those votes, you enabled and cosigned his racist campaign strategy and ensured it will be used in future GOP campaigns..
Those of us in non-white America and TBLGQ World had to explain to our crying children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews who were already being bullied at school before Trump got elected that this man was going to be the next POTUS.
So spare me from now on that American exceptionalism bull feces. You elected another failed white businessman with no political experience to the White House over a woman who was supremely qualified for the job. Everybody else except white men have to be exceptional for the Oval Office, that's the message you sent to me and every other non white person in this county.
Your third party votes also set up the disgusting spectacle the world will witness on January 20 of President Obama having to hand over power to the man who disrespected him and his presidency for 8 years.
You peeps who voted third party still failed to meet the target for federal funding in 2020, so congratulations, you're still in the same boat you were in prior to this election. Was it worth throwing away a shot at liberal progressive control of the Senate and the SCOTUS? From where non-white Americans like me sit, hell no it wasn't.
So frack you Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and your third party for putting me, the TBLGQ community, Latinx, Muslims, Asians, Native Americans, the disabled and every other marginalized American in jeopardy because your vanillacentric privileged political vanity was more important than keeping an unqualified candidate in Trump our of the White House.
You get to own Trump and whatever he and the GOP control of the federal government does to the country over the next four years.