Tuesday, January 29, 2013


REPUBLICANS MOVE FORWARD WITH COUP D'ETAT PLAN OF RULE BY MINORITY

The Republicans have now devised three mechanisms for insuring rule by the minority.  I do not care if you are a radical conservative or uber-liberal - this should concern you.  It is really up to the Independents to send a strong message - "we are done with the anti-American anti-constitution Republicans."

I would not normally source a story through the DailyKos, but in this case the story quotes both Republicans and Democrats opposing the Republican move in Virginia.  Also you can google this story and find the basic story is true.  Now, the Republican Governor of Virginia has come out against this move - so for now at least in Virginia it is dead - but the policy remains very dangerous.

WHAT WAS THE PROPOSAL?

In Virginia, Republicans were seeking to change the law to change from a winner takes all in the electoral college to awarding the electoral college votes based on who wins the congressional district.  In the case of Virginia, it would have meant President Obama winning the popular vote in Virginia, but Romney winning the most electoral votes.

Source:  The DailyKos

It does not end there, the Republicans favoring this move want to target swings states wherein Democrats win the popular vote, but where most congressional districts are won by Republicans. As the story notes, if this were the case last November, President Obama would have won by 5 million votes, but lost the election in the Electoral College.

THE OTHER TWO MECHANISMS OF MINORITY RULE

In the House of Representatives the Republicans have abolished bipartisan solutions.  In the House a Republican imposed rule provides legislation only moves forward if a majority of the Republicans will vote for it.  It does not matter if the legislation could pass on a majority of Democrats and Republicans working in a  bipartisan manner

In the Senate, the Republicans have substantively changed the Constitution to require 60 votes to pass anything as opposed to 51 as provided for in the Constitution.  To be fair on this one, the old guard Democrats opposed the changes proposed by Senator Reid because in the event the Democrats become the minority they too want to use the Rule of 60 to stop the majority.

MY QUESTION IS, WHY ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO SO CALL LOVE THEIR CONSTITUTION HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Education - and a press which died a long time ago

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