The War on the Electoral College has Begun – Again

As you read the following post, trying to keep up with the warped logic of the democrats – remember one thing. And it’s the one thing I never hear Republicans or conservatives (not always one and the same) argue. And that is, except for two States, the candidate who wins each State’s Electoral College must first win that State’s popular vote. Every State but two is winner take all.

What the left is doing is purposely muddying the water to make it appear that the democrat is being robbed of the victory the people granted him or her. As if their vote doesn’t count. But we know it does count, as much as it ever did.  The dems don’t just want a popular vote election. What they want is what the founders warned of – a cumulative popular vote election, where a few States with the largest concentrations of population reside, and thus sway the election.

from the Federalist:

Warren: I’ll Be ‘Last American President Elected By The Electoral College’

Progressives like Warren want to abolish the Electoral College because they want to get rid of our constitutional system entirely

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated her view that the Electoral College should be abolished and U.S. presidents should be elected by popular vote. “My goal is to get elected—but I plan to be the last American president to be elected by the Electoral College. I want my second term to be elected by direct vote,” she tweeted.

In the accompanying video clip, she said, “Call me old fashioned, but I think the person who gets the most votes should win.”

Warren has a curious idea of what counts as “old fashioned,” since her position on the Electoral College puts her at odds with the decidedly old fashioned Founding Fathers, who rightly worried about what James Madison called the “tyranny of the majority.”

Democrats are apparently unbothered by this possibility, not least because they believe they’ve secured a permanent majority and, if they could just seize power, they would govern as benign rulers. What’s standing in their way is nothing less than our constitutional system.

 

That’s why you see Democrats coming out against not just the Electoral College but also the Senate and the Supreme Court. Why should Wyoming or Iowa have two votes in the Senate, so the thinking goes, when so few people live there? Why should five Supreme Court justices decide contentious questions about, say, gun rights? (Expect to hear howls of protest from the left if the gun rights case the justices heard on Monday, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, doesn’t go their way.)

It’s not just Warren. According to one poll earlier this year, 60 percent of Democratic voters support abolishing the Electoral College, and much of the mainstream media seems to agree. After the 2016 election, The New York Times attacked the Electoral College as an “antiquated mechanism,” Time magazine published an article arguing the Electoral College was designed to protect slavery, and E. J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post compared it to a game of chance in a casino.

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Warren may be Giving Trump a Means to Increase his Minority Support

from Human Events: 

Elizabeth Warren and the Democrats Choose Teacher Unions over Black Families

Republicans can win over black voters by supporting charter schools

Recently, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan to revitalize America’s K-12 education system. The problem? Her proposal replicates the exact policy model that precipitated American education’s historical decline.

It begins pretty simply: boost local education by funneling billions of dollars of funding from the federal level to states. The added kicker, however, is that Warren proposes to eliminate the Federal Charter School Program—a program created to incentivize new charter schools and support high-performance schools already in existence.

Warren’s proposal reflects the ever-widening disconnect between the Democratic Party and its crucial African American voting base. The data is irrefutable: black voters have consistently shown support for alternatives to public schools for over the past two decades. And this makes sense, given how failing public schools disproportionately affect minority communities. read more

Nanny Bloomberg for President?

from Breitbart:

Report: Michael Bloomberg Filing to Run for President

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: Honoree Michael Bloomberg speaks onstage during the Hudson River Park Annual Gala at Cipriani South Street on October 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Hudson River Park)
Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Hudson River Park

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to run for president in at least one state with an early filing deadline, according to a report.

The New York Times stated Thursday evening that Bloomberg is expected to complete paperwork for the Democrat Party’s presidential primary in Alabama before this Friday’s deadline. However, the Times said the 77-year-old has yet to officially make up his mind about seeking the highest office in the land. read more

The Landscape is Changing – And Not in a Good Way

from American Thinker:

Fairfax County, Virginia Presents Dire Warning to America

My home county of Fairfax, Virginia was once a safe suburban area with some of the best performing public schools in the nation.  It’s now a blinking warning sign to America as it hangs on the edge of complete disaster thanks to unchecked immigration and Democrat takeover of the government.

Even with the high concentration of government workers, Fairfax County was once a Republican bastion before it became a political battleground.  The Bush/Cheney ticket won the county in a close race in 2000 and then lost it badly in 2004 due to a significant increase in Democrat votes. read more

Podcast – Squad Endorses Old White Guy – Syria Will Backfire on Us

by: Brent Smith

Why would the Nouveau-Politburo Endorse Sanders?

Last week, the Squad, or 3 of the 4 Squad members, less Ariana Pressley, announced that they are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.

To many, me included, it was quite a surprise. But I wasn’t thinking. Shock was my just my knee jerk reaction. I, like many, thought – why would the Squad, who are the embodiment of race and feminist identity politics, embrace and endorse, the oldest, the whitest, the straightest, the most monogamous MAN!!

And I mean – they have to know that Sanders doesn’t have a prayer of winning the nomination.

He’s been steadily sinking in the polls. Then there is the heart attack.

Why would they back a loser?

Syria will Backfire on us

How do I know? Easy. Because these types of “foreign entanglements” always end poorly, if not in disaster. It’s why George Washington warned us about getting involved in all the worlds problems. At the very least, we end up with a permanent footprint after the fighting stops, because we know the second we leave, they’re fighting again.

Those are our choices – just leave and let whatever is going happen – happen – or stay forever. Someday we, as a nation, are going to have to decide they we can’t rescue everyone.

And allying with the Kurds is a bad idea. They are not the Iraqi Kurds. These guys are communists and terrorists and they will never be our friends. read more

Podcast – Vote Buying 2020 Style

by: Brent Smith

Just how much will buy your vote in 2020? How much is your vote worth? Is it as little as $10, a small bottle of liquor, or a tank of gas?

Maybe you feel your vote is worth much more. I mean – buying and selling votes is a form of voter fraud and is illegal, so if your going to sell your vote, it had better be worth it?

Certainly if someone were to offer to pay off your mortgage, that would do it. Maybe that’s a bit extravagant. So maybe pay off your car loan, or maybe, just maybe, a candidate or two might say, “vote for me and I’ll pay off your student loan debt?”

Gee, is anyone saying such a thing?

Is this then not just vote buying? read more

WND Exclusive – Elizabeth ‘Woodrow’ Warren: The Scariest Candidate

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Woodrow Wilson

Elizabeth Warren

Of the top tier of candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for president, one may be scarier than the others, and it may not be who you think.

A month or so ago, I wrote that Kamala Harris was rapidly gaining ground, and I thought that she, as a black women, might pose the most problems for Trump.

This may still be true, but it’s not the purpose of this article.

Rather than just speculating on just who might win, I wanted to take a look at who may be the worst, most dangerous choice as president from the left – not who can likely beat Trump, just who would be the most damaging, should he or she win. read more

Video Podcast – Climate Change Virtue Signalers – Michelle for POTUS

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Hot Air writes: “What do former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Katy Perry have in common? All of them are famous, extremely wealthy, and environmental scolds. They talk a big game about saving the planet and fighting global warming but then they travel to Google Camp and just like that, their hypocrisy is exposed.”

Yes – climate change virtue signalers show up at the lavish Google Camp in private jets and mega-yachts to discuss how the rest of us should be more responsible, yet can’t seem to see the irony in their own actions.

Michael Moore says Michelle Obama should run for President. I beg to differ. I discuss that whether she should or not is immaterial. She won’t run and I’ll explain why. read more

South Bend Looking More Like South Chicago Under Buttigieg

from the Washington Free Beacon:

South Bend’s Violent Crime Continues to Skyrocket Under Buttigieg

Violent crime has risen year-on-year since Buttigieg took office

South Bend, Indiana, has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime since Mayor Pete Buttigieg took office 2012, raising doubts about his ability to govern the city of 100,000.

Despite multiple promises and data-driven solutions from Buttigieg, a comprehensive look at South Bend’s official crime data reveals a systemic problem throughout his tenure. Data submitted by the South Bend police department to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting system are available through 2017; figures on 2018 and the first four months of 2019 were released in the public minutes of the South Bend Board of Public Safety meeting.* read more

WND Exclusive – Trump Draws Thousands, Dems Can’t Draw Flies

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Trump kicked off his reelection campaign with an oversized rally in Orlando, Florida, this past Tuesday. The Amway Center Arena, with a capacity of around 20,000, was filled to the rafters.

As various news agencies reported, people started lining up outside the facility up to 40 hours in advance. This type of loyalty is only reserved for major rock stars and once in a lifetime movie events. Certainly not for politicians, and most definitely not for second-termers.

But President Trump has been attracting these kinds of crowds for years now, and it appears his popularity has not waned. read more