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Actually - it does rather sound like the voice of the electorate - those that did vote: 53.7 %, according to wikipedia.
And that is not a new turnout. I once checked the turnout all the way back to JFK - give or take - same.
This is what seems to have really happened this election:
99 % did not vote green - did note vote "progressive". The rest, as they say, is details.
Check out Jill Stein's platform on wikipedia - it is arguably the only progressive platform nation-wide this election !
She did more than double the Green Party's vote count from 2012 - perhaps the only ray of light in a very dark tunnel.
Let's face the truth - the US is now a fascist state.
A friend of mine, who fought in the Balkans war, said, in response to my question - what now:
'Well, even with a 50 cal machine gun, you eventually run out of bullets - and when that happens - there better be no one left.'
In other words - the only way out is if enough of the rest of the world unites to counter what has just happened.
JFK thought the United Nations our 'last best hope'.
Jimmy Carter, the last sane President of the United States, also was in favor of the UN and the International Criminal Court.
In the case of JFK - the state eliminated him.
In the case of James Carter - the people threw him to the wolves, in favor of a Hollywood actor.
So no - the people have spoken, as it were. Ninety-nine percent are not progressive, i.e., they are conservative reactionary - you just pick your poison - Democrat or Republican, or Libertarian.
I can hear the "realists" even as I write this ~~~
PS: The Canada Jay has been selected by Canadian Geographic after a two year program as the best candidate for Canada's national bird. I am all in favor - this feathered friend is company winter or summer in the Rockies.