In the old Star Trek Movie, “The Wrath of Khan,” Starfleet officers are faced with what is called the no-win scenario. We are five and a half months away from the election that will send Barack Obama packing.
But are we looking at a no-win scenario?
It could be a no win scenario.
Here’s how it could play out.
What if Barack Obama wins the popular vote but loses the Electoral College vote. This is entirely possible.
Between huge numbers of dead people voting in places like Chicago and California and a number of blue states going overwhelming for Obama, it is entirely possible Obama could win the popular vote by a significant margin.
Yet, enough states could go for Romney to give him the win.
What would happen?
We have seen this before. In 2000, the election results were tied up in Florida for weeks. Finally, the Supreme Court stepped in and stopped the efforts of the Democrats to steal the election.
When the Supreme Court ruled in Bush v. Gore, Al Gore conceded.
What would Barack Obama do?
Does anyone believe that being the narcissist that he is, he would simply cede the election? Obama ignores the Constitution anyway, so would it surprise anyone if he demanded to be sworn in for a second term based on winning the popular vote?
How would the nation react to this?
Would the blue states demand Obama while the red states demand the constitution be followed? What would happen after that? Would we see a civil war or a break up of the United States, as we know it?
For years, a Russian social scientist has been predicting the breakup of the United States. He most recently predicted it would come in 2010. His prediction of where the United States would split showed a lack of understanding of this nation but the factors he cited were pretty much on target.
In this election, like no other election, we fight for the heart and soul of America. If Barack Obama wins the popular vote and Mitt Romney wins the Electoral College, there will be huge pressures placed on this nation to ignore the Constitution, rewrite the Constitution or break the nation up.
The only way to prevent that is for America to thoroughly defeat Barack Obama. That means we have make sure that we get every real American to the polls to vote against Obama.
Yes, this does mean voting for Mitt Romney. As appalling as that is, it is the only way to stop Obama from a second term.
It may be the only way to save America as one nation, indivisible.
only when the first shot is fired..... maybe.
Don't care what all the 20/20 hindsighters say, I still and always will believe that G.W. wanted only the best for our country. Remember, the dems absolutely hated him and unfortunately were successful in tarring his image in our eyes as well.
It seems to me that if we are serious about defeating Obummer, we maybe from now on should stop using phrases such as "as appalling as that is". It strikes me as self defeating. I agree there are better candidates, but that choice does not seem to be ours to make at this point. We better concentrate on the House and Senate, and not talk down Romney. We cannot afford to let ANY election go by now.
Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution specifies how many electors each state is entitled to have and that each state's legislature decides how its electors are to be chosen.
Doesn't matter what the popular views are. The Constitution must be changed to eliminate the Electoral College and that requires an effort to get 36 States to ratify the change. Not going to happen this electoral season. However, 0 may just not cede the election and trample our Constitution as he has been doing.
To those that insist that they will not vote for Romney, you will get the government that YOU derserve, the rest of demand and deserve better!!!
I have said before that there are many parallels between where we find ourselves now, and the last days of the former Soviet Union. when I've said this, I've gotten a range of responses, for blank stares to the kind of spitting, spewing rants and namecalling that the Demagogues do when they have no response that will stand up.
Soviet Russia had a horrible "business model" if you will for all of their domestic industry,,, inflated costs to manufacture, then subsidized the domestic 'customers'... buy high, sell low..soak any private capital that ambles by. Then they fought a war in Afghanistan ( imagine that) and had no friends, but two enemies... enemies that shook their hands, and enemies that shot at them. They squandered natural resources, engineering talent, export income to match *their conception* of Reagan's Star Wars, and overcompensated and spent funds they did not have. They collapsed... what happened there after that? They put up some feckless 'leaders' to seek help from the rest of the world, while they just let the citizenry fend for themselves... 3 generations away from any self-determination before the Bolsheviks ( our parallel is 3 generations since FDR). What won out? self-determination and capitalism.
I so want the Demagogues to be among the rubble and have to admit that, though their priorities and goals sounded lofty and fair, they just don't work. Just as the Soviet heirarchy had to do...
yes, the soviet experiment started in 1918, ours some years before. and yes, we're facing the same problem of over-commitment to the populace that brought down the ussr..
the big difference that i see is that in the soviet, only 10-15% of the population were due retirement benefits. here it's everybody. when moscow went down not that big a deal - the fatties kept their dachas and the city folk who had committed their lives to government service got screwed.... but ...... the peasants across the countryside never relied on benefits. they just kept plowing their fields, harvesting turnips, burying them in the ground for winter consumption as their ancestors had done and life went on for the remaining 80% of the people.
but our experiment far out-strips the entitlement & dependence on social security. "the American way" revolves around wrapping a ton of steel around yourself and hurtling 20 miles down the highway to your job. cities with their local stores, jobs, and public transportation systems were abandonded for the suburbs...... family farms turned into 1/2 acre lots and the farmers faded away.... our cities with their infrastructure, manufacturing, & shipping resources melt into uninhabitable government supported ghettos of hatred. agri-business in the mid-west feeds us now via teamsters, oil & interstates. few Americans remember how to grow and preserve food or generally take care of themselves - the russian peasants are worlds ahead of the us populace on that count. raise the price of electricity, have another real (admitted) depression or drought, an oil embargo - any would collapse our society as happened in russia. but the outcome here would be far more devastating - violence, riots, starvation, social collapse - all for want of abandoned knowledge and social discipline.
when rome fell into the dark ages, same thing. 5%? of the population controlled the all wealth of rome in rome. when the goths or vandals came they richies lost their gold - but the peasants just kept on farming. the cities & culture fell into the dark ages and the vandals "taxed" 100% of what they could find, but other than that things kept on as before and the population survived.
we are much more at risk - seems the depth of the dark ages are proportional to the height of the culture.
You say you'll sit by and allow our nation to fail and you won't vote for Romey!!! How can you talk like that and truly love this country!!! You are as irresponsible as those who vote for Obama!! EVERYONE, GET OUT THERE AND VOTE FOR ROMNEY!!!
I don't see how our current leader can be voted for another term. It is interesting to hear to hear Dr. Corsi state that he believes Romney will win the election. This is a long video about O's ineligibility, but at the end (when the interviewer actually lets him speak) Corsi states that he believes Romney will win the election.
I think the only thing we can do besides our vote against Obama, which is a vote for Romney, is to get information out to as many people as possible regarding the lie Obama has stood on since he took office.
The electoral college was created to protect the USA from being run by a few states namely the social welfare states. NY, CA. VT, ME, MA. CT, MD, IL,& NJ who are solidly left wing cannot be allowed to set policies for the rest of the country. If the electoral college is abolished, another civil war will eventually result.