Closing Thought–30Jan17

The Electoral College

I wrote a whole series about the college after the last election….most in opposition of keeping it….I believe that the country would be better off without it.

I read recently where our new lord and master thought about getting rid of the EC also……

President Trump told congressional leaders he was considering getting rid of the Electoral College, only to be talked out of it by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

During a meeting with congressional leadership this week, Trump said he was interested in using a national popular vote to determine the presidency, sources who attended the meting told the Journal.

McConnell urged Trump not to do so, pointing out the lengthy recount in Florida in the 2000 presidential election and noting that a national recount would take even longer.

Source: Trump brought up ending Electoral College, but McConnell talked him down: report | TheHill

McConnell’s argument was Bullshit…..he is worried about gerrymandering that is how Trump got elected and in 2020 the GOP can do even more harm to the electoral system…..that is the real reason he talked Trump out of the move…..any other excuse is just plain disingenuous…..

This is it for me today…..today’s one dimensional news is tiring…..I shall be off like a dirty shirt….back in the ‘morrow for more stuff.  TTFN

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6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–30Jan17

  1. I thought it time to ask some serious questions: What sort of qualifications must one have to apply for admission to the Electoral College? How long does one have to study to graduate from the Electoral College? What degrees are offered by the Electoral College? Shouldn’t every voter hold a valid diploma from the Electoral College in order to vote? During the “Reign of Trump” is a Trump “Let’s Make America Great Again” cap acceptable instead of the traditional mortar board on graduation day? Like I said, some serious questions… 🙂

  2. The more I witness of the political nonsense taking place in today’s world, the more I am with Henry Mencken, who observed way back early in the 20th century, “I regard every form of government as evil, and trying to reform any of it as largely a waste of time.”

    Human nature is what needs to change; good luck with that….

    gigoid, the dubious

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