Thursday, December 22, 2016

How venal are they?


N.Y. Times' Fake News That Electoral College Was Created to Protect Slavery

In its zeal to abolish the Electoral College, the New York Times has chosen to repeat the falsehood that the institution was created to protect the interests of the slave-holding states.
In a December 19 article entitled "Time to End the Electoral College," the newspaper argues that the Electoral College is an “antiquated mechanism” for electing the president. And of course in support of its position, it makes the usual arguments, such as that Americans would prefer to elect the president by popular vote. “For most reasonable people, it’s hard to understand why the loser of the popular vote should wind up running the country,” the Times insists.
Taking that sentence apart, the writer insinuates that anyone who favors keeping the Electoral College is not a “reasonable” person. Second, the writer implies that Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Times' preferred candidate, won the popular vote. Considering that candidates — including Clinton — are not campaigning to win the popular vote, but rather the Electoral College vote, the “popular vote” is not necessarily indicative of what it would have been if the candidates were trying to win it. After all, a football game plan would be quite different if field goals counted four points instead of three, or if total yardage were the way a winner was determined, rather than touchdowns, field goals, and safeties. Besides all that, it takes a majority of the electoral vote to win the presidency, not just a plurality. Clinton did run first in the popular vote, but she did not win a majority of the popular vote. If the country opted to go to a popular vote system, one would think that we would want a candidate who actually won a majority of that vote, that is, if the “will of the majority” is considered so important to detractors of the Electoral College, such as the New York Times.

And now this ... Meet the Dems who want to abolish the Electoral College
Here's a tally of the Democrats so far who want the popular vote to determine who wins the presidency. Members listed below are sponsors and co-sponsors of legislation aimed at ending the Electoral College, unless otherwise noted.

And This-


Anonymous said...

So...the NYT is claiming the original intent
of the Electoral College...
...was to help the Democrats?!?

WHY would they ADMIT this? I'm shocked! SHOCKED!!

Regnad Kcin said...

You Still can't free fools from the chains they revere.....

Anonymous said...

Sore Loser, Whiney Bill Clinton, got just 43% of the popular vote in his 1992 election, but 370 electoral votes and together with his bitch, commenced an eight year Reign of Terror. Can we go back and revote that one? Please? Without Ross Perot, of course.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

"Stagering"? Would you like to buy a "g", Rodger?

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