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Opinion: Proclaim Obama to be King to avoid future elections


This news story was published on December 16, 2016.
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In response to Todd Blodgett’s latest column in the Globe Gazette:

Todd Blodgett

Once more the esteemed Todd Blodgett has dipped his pen into the font of reasoning of which explains our system of selection as to who will sleep in Lincoln’s bedroom for the next four years. Todd has forgotten that his well meant sermon is directed towards a population that finds going to the polls abhorrent.

Personally I find equality in the popular vote whether you live in American Samoa or on 47th Street in Manhattan. One vote for one person regardless of your address…it all adds up. The electoral college makes sense but somehow like sporting events, the team with the highest totals wins.

I, a real sage, can solve this dilemma once and for all. We change our form of government to a monarchy, proclaim Obama king with his family members inheriting the title as they do in England. No more expensive elections, no more 5 year political campaigns that make you want to vomit. We could save millions in health insurance that goes to the house and senate, plus exorbitant salaries. The population wouldn’t have to vote… they could stay on the bar stool and continue watching the game.

Makes sense to me.

Peter Children
Mason City, Iowa


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48 Responses to Opinion: Proclaim Obama to be King to avoid future elections

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    Calvin R. Reply Report comment

    December 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I gotta ask, do any of you truly believe Trump can make good on any of his promises? Manufacturing, coal/timber jobs are not coming back. The days of making a living in these careers are done, and there is nothing Trump can do to make them come back.

    Drain the swamp of politicians, only to fill it with oligarchs. At what point will the working class collectively realize it’s the corporations and capitalists with the boot on all our throats. The vitriol for the poor and lazy only gives our oppressors more ability to force us into exploitative wage slavery.

    Rust belt voters had every right to feel betrayed, but I fear their righteous anger is being directed against the wrong enemy.

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Of course they do, they are all delusional Republicans.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      They have nothing to lose. They tried it Obama’s way and thing just got worse and worse. Anything had to be better than what we had. The sooner Democrats wake up and understand that the sooner they will get back in the game. Throw the far lefties out and go back to the center and they just might win.

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        bodacious Reply Report comment

        December 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        What “things” got worse and worse? Our economy was in the tank when he took over, Osama Bin Laden was still directing Al Queda, the unemployment rate was 9-10%, we were losing young men daily in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he inherited one of the worst deficits in history. Plus, the Cubs still hadn’t won a World Series.

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          Honest Abe Reply Report comment

          December 20, 2016 at 10:10 am

          Unemployment is at an all time high, ISIS is a bigger threat than Al Queda, the deficit has tripled, racial separation is at an all time high, people have NO accountability, its OK for men to piss in the ladies room, but all those pesky facts are only true if you use a reputable, non-bias news source.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 19, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Have a happy happy holiday! – The MOST BEAUTIFUL ONE IN EIGHT YEARS ! MERRY CHRISTMAS MERRY CHRISTMAS – God bless Donald J. Trump and the American Patriots.

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    Peter Lagios Reply Report comment

    December 19, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Each sidecwants to exterminate the other, bound by the broken, fragile system which binds culturally different people together. The time is coming when America will be split into at least 2 distinct nations…long overdue.

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      Lloyd Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Your problem here is who will support the liberal lazy left side ? You even fight amongst yourself & pretty soon you will kill each other , okay you talked me into it !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2016 at 7:32 am

      In Peter’s dreams he think they are going to form a nation called Pacifica on the west coast. If we cut off funding, stopped all airline traffic, shut down their water, moved our military bases out they would starve in 6 months. Liberals always want someone else to support them and if they didn’t have the working people to pay for their crap they would go under and be begging to come back.

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    Sgt. Pat ret'd USA Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    @ bodacious that revolt your talking when Trump gets in, yes Moore Soros & them, they say they will get there people to revolt. They can try but my buddy that is with Abate, he is going, says thousands & thousands of Trump fans will be there. To help the cops keep the peace. Just you wait on the big day. Them bikers, they will beat the shit out of any a hole’s gets uppity on Trump, cops will let them to it to. So long Obama you pinko hip hip ho-ray for USA.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      December 19, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Wow. You are a smart one aren’t you?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Declare her queen you mean ?

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    Lloyd Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Does Bernie think that hillary, odummy & the Russians cheated him to? Next the Minnesota vikings will be looking for someone else to blame. This is the funniest time in all of merica politics to be alive ! Watching all the fake news losers whaling & gnashing there teeth ! LOL …

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Go EZ on old Lloyd. He’s a French Fry short of a Happy Meal.

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    Pee wee Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Obummer, he won’t get no where near many secret services the agents when he goes out, will see how that goes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

    HOPE ! Michael obama and Awful Winfrey move to Canada .

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      Larry Reply Report comment

      December 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

      I will bet they feel the same about you…wait I am sure they don’t because they are successful U.S. citizens who have contributed to society and want what is best for all Americans unlike you. What have you ever done except complain?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 19, 2016 at 12:03 am

        U.S. Citizens are last on the list of cares for good ol Barack. That is unless you are a Muslim.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2016 at 9:51 am

    You really will see the crooked demorats roll when Jeff Sessions starts the inquiries. They have been living a lie for 67 years.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      December 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      If what you are promoting is doing away with anyone who opposes the conservative values of our Republicans, then you are no better than the leaders of those countries whose leaders kill, imprison and exile their opposition.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Fact – In Detroit alone 40% of the districts counted more democrat votes than registered democrats.. Come on with your lies – its over you lost because your anti American and I will not Gloat because of that.. By the way Hillery for prison – obama awarded another nobel prize for biggest bullshitter of the year – and – and — MERRY CHRISTMAS -MERRY CHRISTMAS -MERRY CHRISTMAS – an a sweet one for the American Patriots.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      December 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      You are not a patriot.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

        Sure he is a patriot. A lot more than Obama ever was.

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          Larry Reply Report comment

          December 18, 2016 at 10:36 am

          Obama has been an better President then both Bush #1 and Bush #2 combined. Hands down Obama is a way better leader.

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            Honest Abe

            December 18, 2016 at 10:53 am

            Obama will be considered one of the worst in history. Check the numbers. The novelty of a black president has worn off, now the truth will set his place in the history boooks as a disgrace.

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            Anonymous

            December 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm

            Only fools think Obama was a good president. He has done more to divide this country than Sharpton has. He is back by the likes of Soros who is nothing but a communist (socialist).

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            bodacious

            December 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

            Soros is a socialist? a communist? He is one of the richest men in the world. How did that happen? Must of went to Trump University.

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            Anonymous

            December 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm

            Don’t forget Mickel Moore who is planning a revolt and paying people to disrupt the inauguration. Soros funded all of the riots going on after the election. They have definite proof. Just like he did in Ferguson, Mo.

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            bodacious

            December 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

            Who is “they” and where is the proof?

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            Anonymous

            December 19, 2016 at 8:09 am

            Are you kidding? He is advertising on Craigs list that he will pay a $1000 towards anyone’s fine who disrupts Trump when he is confirmed.

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            bodacious

            December 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

            All those “paid protesters” news stories come from fake news sites. You guys would fall for anything and regularly do.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2016 at 8:59 am

    There are approx 3100 counties in America – Trump on approx 3050 of them and Hitlery won about 50 – Tell me again oh Swamie who spoke the truth . That has always been the crooked demorat plan – welfare/illegal/dead votes. The dems have always fought voter I D – said it was an invasion of you privacy ( laugh -sneer -fart)

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Maybe you both should read the Constitution – Clearly states that the majority of votes in each state elects the President . Thus- gee wiz — THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Otherwise a dozen large populated welfare fed cities would be able to pick Hitlery for — omg ! I cannot even put her name next to the word president.

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      joshua C Reply Report comment

      December 17, 2016 at 9:50 am

      The twelth amendment clearly states you havent read the constituition.

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    Cubs fan Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Yeah Obamalama can be king only if he taps Peter Childless and Peter Letitgo as court jesters. Both are fools but they earned the title. Yes.

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    Run while you can Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2016 at 3:16 am

    “I, a real sage”? Uh, yeah……………

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    mint Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2016 at 2:09 am

    All staged all phony, presidents are selected not elected, their plan is to cause Chaos, Hillary will be put in and then the sorcerers hired crisis actors will be on the streets protesting Hillary taking office so they are able to call marshal law, or their other plans to crash the economy so they can call marshal law regardless In my view they leave nothing to chance, Hillary will be installed as president.

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    Watchdog Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Pete, the whole problem stems from illegal voting. America has progressed to the point of anarchy.

    If we would have had voter ID laws and proper voting rules in place, I believe the popular vote would coincide with the electoral vote.

    I can’t prove my point but you can’t prove my opinion is wrong either. Detroit’s recount showed more votes than people.

    Thankfully the November 8th election of President Elect Trump has giving America the most qualified and fit person to be elected in decades.

    The best we can hope for now is Trump will “drain the swamp” and put anarchy back in the bottle.

    Count your blessings.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 17, 2016 at 6:14 am

      Trump is troubled by the fact that a majority of Americans did not vote for him
      Trump tweeted that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

      Neither Trump nor his allies have presented any evidence of widespread illegal voting.
      In reality, studies have consistently shown that voter fraud is nowhere near common enough to call into question millions and millions of votes.
      Indeed, the ability to carry off such a far-reaching conspiracy — potentially involving millions of people over the course of several months and without being noticed by election administration officials, many of them in states controlled by Republicans — is ridiculously illogical.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

        If you take away the votes of the deceased and the votes of illegal immigrants, then the majority did vote for Trump. The margin of the popular vote is smaller than the estimated number of illegal votes cast.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

          If a child throws a fit, and does it often enough withou the proper reverence, the child is called a crybaby. If the child is given its way after throwing such a fit, it learns that being a crybaby will get them their way. Crybabies are getting too far In this country with their childish ways. Time for things to change.

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          bodacious Reply Report comment

          December 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm

          Another one of the great lies you fell for.

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      Anon Reply Report comment

      December 17, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Drain the swamp my ass.
      How’s that campaign promise going?

      His latest cabinet picks are proof that Trump never intended to ‘Drain The Swamp’.
      The swamp Trump promised to drain is only getting deeper.
      Trump decided to hire the swamp, not drain it

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 17, 2016 at 7:32 am

        You lost Buttercup. Get used to it. Trump will rebuild the damage done by Osama and the idiots who voted for him.

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          mint Reply Report comment

          December 17, 2016 at 7:56 am

          Ha Ha Trump and Hillary are 19th cousins all but “one” have a common ancestor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne, all U.S. corporation selected presidents are “royalty i.e part of the 13 royal bloodlines”, same coin different mask, they are not interested in the Goyim/cattle they want “depopulation”, they are off shore in their yachts laughing at the naive/ignorant U.S. citizens, your vote does not matter.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 17, 2016 at 8:31 am

          King Obama and Queen Larry!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

        There are very few politicians in Trump’s cabinet and thankfully, no muslims at all. He is doing what he said by getting rid of all of Obama’s excessive regulations. He is going to put people back to work by making America first. Liberals better get used to working for a living because welfare will soon be gone to those who never should have had it and don’t need it. The best thing he is doing is barring the biased press.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 19, 2016 at 7:54 am

        He is draining the swamp. He is removing politicians from politics. He is bringing people who have had success already in life, hoping their experience will transfer.