Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Rules in 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016

Hillary and her minions finely crafted a campaign that completely ignored the "flyover states" and their electoral votes.

Hillary based her campaign on winning the "battleground" states where money and large cities dominate the landscape (if such a word is appropriate.

In other words, she bet her good money (quite a bit of it I might add) on a strategy centering on the electoral college and the requisite 270 votes.

Well, that didn't work, did it.

So now the folks here on the left coast, along with starting up the secession nonsense, are trying to invalidate a part of the constitution that they don't like by squeaking about the "popular vote" and trying to get the electors to violate their oaths.

Look, Article Two of the constitution is important.  It keeps the city folks from oppressing the country folks.  Straight up.  City folks on the coasts don't get to dictate to the rest of the country.  You must realize that of  those of us who just proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that we don't believe the same things that you do,

The electoral college protects the folks out in the country who reject the city.

If you want to get it gone, all you have to do is pass it through 38 state legislatures.  If 13 state legislatures don't like it, well then it is dead on arrival.

Look at the map and count folks.

Fuck majority rule and city bullying.

1 comment:

russell1200 said...

I think it was more of a fear of the tyranny of the majority than specifically a urban-rural issue. The much vilified voting by head of household would have the same effect. There were more small family households and they would check the interests of the large land owners if voting was done by population.