Saturday, December 17, 2016

So electors will decide who is fit to be president?



Let me take you back eight years, or the eve of the electors voting for then Senator Obama.   
My guess is that many of you agreed with me that Mr. Obama was unfit to be president. In fact, we knew nothing about him other than he was over 35 years old and lived in Illinois for the last 14 years. He met the U.S. Constitution’s requirements to be president, as outlined in Article 2:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
It did not occur to me that we should go out and hire a bunch of spokesmen to call on electors to say that Senator Obama was unfit to be president.   
We could have argued that the Founding Fathers only wanted serious people to serve as president, not a bad argument considering that Mr. Obama ran a campaign of slogans with very little substance. Additionally, we could have added that Mr. Obama’s citizenship was an open question and made reference to the Clinton campaign’s charges that he was not born in the U.S.
Again, I would have rejected any such efforts on the grounds that Mr. Obama had won the election.     
Well, the “let’s make excuses for Hillary’s loss” crowd has now gone from the silly to the insane. They are now asking electors to vote their conscience, a rather bizarre suggestion since I voted for Mr. Trump rather than a specific elector in Texas.
It gets even more bizarre to hear these “spokesmen” talk about the intent of the Founding Fathers. Will they join us and say that the Founding Fathers did not intend to have abortion and marriage decided by the Supreme Court?   
In the end, this is nothing but more whining by a pack of sore losers.   
I am not a psychiatrist, but maybe this is one of the stages of grief, as my friend Mark Davis wrote in Dallas:
The stages of grief defined by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in 1969 have a final destination that would be of great value to those still struggling with the election: acceptance.
Yes, acceptance is right. Mr. Trump won and Mrs. Clinton lost. It’s time to move on and let the next team get ready for the many challenges awaiting them, from Aleppo to ObamaCare.
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