Anyone who believes that we are living in normal times, is denying the reality that the majority of Americans voted for the democrat Hillary Clinton to become Madam President. Yes, she will win the popular vote by about 2 million ballots. This is more than the total combined votes garnered by any of the four other former candidates who won the popular vote but lost the electoral college vote.
Do not be gas-lighted (The marketing of the right’s truth despite ample credible evidence proving otherwise.) by the conservative republican right’s mantra, that the republican President -elect has a mandate. THIS IS FACTUALLY NOT TRUE.
The President-elect Trump is tweeting to his followers to boycott a popular play, “Hamilton” after events took a political turn at the end of its performance on the evening of 11/18/16.
Thank you, Mr. Trump, as tickets to this play which are sold out for months in advance are almost impossible to come by.
The rest of the story…
On a Friday evening (11/18/16), the Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the hit NY Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” which is about colonial rebels shaping the future of an unformed country. The irony behind this tale is, that it was Alexander Hamilton who devised the electoral college system to counter the possibility of a totally unqualified candidate being elected by the popular vote.
As per the 11/19/16 NY Times article, ‘Hamilton’ Had Some Unscripted Lines for Pence. Trump Wasn’t Happy, by Christopher Miele and Patrick Healy:
“With Vice President-elect Mike Pence attending the show, (at the end of the show) the cast used the opportunity to make a statement emphasizing the need for the new administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, a Republican, to work on behalf of all Americans.”
“The audience gave a standing ovation during the play at the line, “Immigrants, we get the job done,” one theatergoer, Christy Colburn, wrote on Twitter.”
“She added: “Crowd went NUTS at King George’s lines ‘when people say they hate you’ & ‘do you know how hard it is to lead?’ He had to stop the song.”
“As the play ended, the actor who played Vice President Aaron Burr, Brandon Victor Dixon, acknowledged that Mr. Pence was in the audience, thanked him for attending and added, “We hope you will hear us out.”
“We, sir–we– are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” he said. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!
The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!