FailBot fails again

So much for the notion that the Electoral College could be manipulated into denying the rightful Ascension of the God-Emperor, Trump-Muad'dib. It is all over now, and Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America:
Donald Trump officially crossed the line to 270 electoral votes with electors in Texas casting a ballot for the Republican shortly before 5:30 p.m. EST. 
Calls for Trump to be voted down by members of the Electoral College were roundly ignored on Monday – with only two 'faithless' Republican electors rejecting him and four deserting Democrat Hillary Clinton. 
David Bright of Maine was supposed to back the Democratic loser but announced he would defy the wishes of the state's voters and back Bernie Sanders, her primary opponent. 
He was later told he'd be replaced by another elector if he made that move, so decided to vote Clinton instead. 
In Minnesota an elector who was supposed to choose Clinton refused to vote and got replaced. 
Another 'faithless' elector, this time in Colorado, got replaced when he cast a vote for John Kasich instead of Hillary Clinton. 
The elector, Micheal Baca, was a prominent Democratic 'Hamilton elector,' who was encouraging his GOP peers to unbind themselves from their state's popular vote winner and choose a more conventional Republican than Trump. 
Because Colorado makes its delegates pledge to support the popular vote winner – Clinton in this case – Baca was forced out of the Electoral College and replaced by someone who cast one of the nine pro-Clinton votes for the state. 
In Washington state, four electors broke away from Clinton, with some of the votes going to former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell. 
Washington was where other Democratic 'Hamilton electors' said they would vote across the aisle in hopes that Republicans would follow suit. 
Another vote that was supposed to go to Clinton reportedly went to Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American environmentalist protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. 
In contrast, as the votes were cast in a series of states in the east, the mid-west and the south, just two Texas electors deserted Trump, with one voting for Kasich and another choosing former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a libertarian leader who ran for the White House twice.
By far the funniest thing about this whole silly farce about asking the electors to "vote your conscience" is that, when given a chance to do precisely that, the electors didn't desert Donald Trump- they deserted The Bitch instead.

That simply reaffirms what people like me have been saying for the past year and change. She is such an appallingly bad candidate for President that even a last-ditch effort to swing things in her favour, complete with death threats sent to Republican electors committed to doing their jobs, she still can't get elected.

Evidently, the FailBot that is Felonia Von Pantsuit* simply cannot stop failing.

Oh well. Better that she fails now than suffers yet another seizure at some important moment- like, say, when her hand was gripping a pen that would have allowed her to sign a declaration of war against Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Now she can go back to the political wilderness, where she rightly belongs, and hopefully you and I will never have to hear her nails-on-a-chalkboard voice grating into our eardrums ever again.

*With apologies to LTC Kratman for pinching yet another rather good Kratmanism

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  1. Eduardo the Magnificent19 December 2016 at 19:47

    If you want to get real technical, the college is supposed to vote their conscience.

    https://www.mises.org/library/origins-electoral-college

    However, as the author notes, it's become commonly accepted that the electors choose the winner of the college, and without re-educating the public on the process, it's too late to turn back now. Unlike choosing representatives, picking the president was never supposed to be democratic, but here we are.

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    1. a president was never supposed to have the amount of power one does now either. Lincoln made sure that the president was temporarily god.

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    2. You're possibly stuck on the notion that, because congress' powers are enumerated, the president's are, too. They're not. He has enumerated responsibilities, not enumerated powers. His power is "the executive power," which is undefined in the constitution but is fairly close to what a constitutional monarch has.

      That enumerated responsibilities thing is key, here, because among those responsibilities is to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." He cannot do that in areas in rebellion, or occupied by an attacking enemy. This should tell you something about his power, he MUST wage war - even if only on his own hook - when necessary to fulfill his responsibilities.

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  2. Am I the only one that gets the Irony of a 'Faithless' elector voting for 'Faith'?

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