Washington Post Still Beating The “The Electoral College Can Do Something” Drum

Another day, another hissy fit from a Leftist at the Washington Post

Democrats can stop Trump via the electoral college. But not how you think.
Hillary Clinton should free her electors to throw their support behind another Republican.

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The only way Democrats stand any chance of persuading Republican electors to abandon Trump is with a dramatic gesture of true bipartisanship. If all 232 Democratic electors pledge to reach across the aisle and vote for a Republican alternative to Trump, it would take just 38 GOP electors to make that person the next president.

If Clinton announced she is releasing “her” electors and asked them to vote for a credible Republican alternative, she could plausibly deliver all 232 Democratic electors. She might even secure similar pledges from House Democrats in the event the election went to the House.

They just can’t help themselves. If we survived 2 terms of Obama without riots in the streets, Liberals can take 4-8 years of Trump. They should just go to their safe spaces and we’ll have food delivered.

And, had Hillary won, they would have been telling us to just move on and suck it up.

If Democrats believe Trump poses a unique threat to the republic, and signal this is not okay by reaching across the aisle to marginalize and stop him, then win or lose, Democrats could legitimately claim they put partisanship aside for the good of the country.

If Democrats believe Trump poses a unique threat yet don’t support another Republican in the electoral college, it will indicate that Democrats see Trump as no different from any other Republican. And if Democrats treat Trump as normal, they will be complicit in normalizing his behaviors.

But, it’ll never happen. Democrats see their fellow countrymen as enemies, and more so than ISIS.

This is the kind of unhinged piece we should expect for at least the next four years. Look at some of the other opinion pieces being run today in the WP

Trump isn’t Hitler. But the United States could be another Germany.
Americans should not tolerate a power grab by a president-elect who is dauntingly ignorant of constitutional limits

Trump is the Old Faithful of fake news, and that can cause real damage
As Sunday’s bizarre incident at a D.C. pizzeria shows, spreading lies can have serious consequences.

It’s mostly doom and gloom, over the top hysteria. Good blogging material, though.

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26 Responses to “Washington Post Still Beating The “The Electoral College Can Do Something” Drum”

  1. Liam Thomas says:

    The leftists who are the INTELLECTUAL ELITES and entrenched establishment types cannot get their minds around a successful man who quite honestly bullies his way around town and the world.

    Teddy Roosevelt was a bully….thats how we got the bully pulpit concept…..walk quietly and carry a big stick….storm the hill…etc….

    I remember in 2007 all you heard was HOW SMART OBAMA IS….and how DUMB GWB was….

    It was intellectual elitism on the left…and its this very thing that has cost them voters that tradtionally vote for Democrats….these people no longer care about their block of voters….

    They care about a new world order which demands that America join the rest of the world in squalid economies and intellectual bankruptcy so they can continue to have their high houses of power.

  2. Jeffery says:

    It certainly is true that a fake news lie spread by white nationalists alt-right Trumpitistas, including National Security Advisor “Mad” Mike Flynn, led to a white conservative guy shooting up a pizza parlor with an AR-15. Fortunately, the police didn’t shoot him, but then he is white.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    For a few minutes I thought we had found that retard john…

    For a second, I imagined someone would burst in and proclaim, “It’s all right, Hillary won!” and I would bound out of bed, awoken from this nightmare.

    http://www.jammiewf.com/2016/diary-of-a-hillblazer-how-i-ended-up-in-a-psych-ward-on-election-night/

  4. Zachriel says:

    William Teach: Another day, another hissy fit from a Leftist at the Washington Post

    Cannon isn’t a leftist, but a free market libertarian with the Cato Institute.

  5. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Everybody at the CATO institute is a free market libertarian. That’s their mission. Michael Cannon is a liberal. They are not mutually exclusive.

  6. Dana says:

    Looks like the Washington Post has a serious problem with recreational pharmaceuticals.

  7. Jeffery says:

    Rev Blind as a Bat typed:

    Michael Cannon is a liberal.

    from Cato, a libertarian think tank:

    Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies. Cannon has been described as “an influential health-care wonk” (Washington Post), “ObamaCare’s single most relentless antagonist” ( New Republic), “ObamaCare’s fiercest critic” (The Week), and “the intellectual father” of King v. Burwell (Modern Healthcare). … Previously, he served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, where he advised the Senate leadership on health, education, labor, welfare, and the Second Amendment.

    Unedumacated extremists such as the good Rev always assume that anyone who strings together complete sentences must be a effete, East Coast liberal. It’s from the “He’s smart, therefore he’s liberal” wing of the Trumpitista Party. Don’t get us wrong, we know many lesser educated Americans, mostly fine people and reasonable. The Rev doesn’t appear to fall into that category.

    Do you think Cannon is “Obamacare’s fiercest critic” and “most relentless antagonist” because the ACA just isn’t liberal enough for him and Cato? Hahahahaha

    Seriously, Rev, is there any lie so obvious that even you won’t tell it?

    A majority of Americans believe Trump is unfit to be our president. Cannon, not a WaPo liberal as Teach lied, proposed that the Dems walk their talk and urge their electors to support another Republican, denying Trump 270 EC votes. Voters occasionally make bad mistakes, and this was one of those times, but Dems and Reps working together can repair this one. There are dozens of decent Republicans to take Trump’s place. Even the extremist Pence, while not the best choice, is less a danger to America than Trump.

  8. drowningpuppies says:

    A majority of Americans believe Trump is unfit to be our president.

    From the same pollsters who claimed the Hag would win in a walk.
    Talk about fake news…

  9. Zachriel says:

    Rev.Hoagie®: Everybody at the CATO institute is a free market libertarian. That’s their mission. Michael Cannon is a liberal. They are not mutually exclusive.

    Certainly not in the sense used in the original post. Political liberalism is based on balancing liberty and equality. Free market libertarians maximize liberty over equality.

    drowningpuppies: From the same pollsters who claimed the Hag would win in a walk.

    The national polls were within the margin of error. Clinton won the popular vote 48-46% over Trump.

  10. drowningpuppies says:

    Please note the modal auxiliary…

  11. Zachriel says:

    drowningpuppies: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-much-the-polls-missed-by-in-every-state/?ex_cid=2016-forecast

    Why, it almost looks like something happened in the last few days before the election that caused a change of a few points.

  12. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Political liberalism is based on balancing liberty and equality.

    Political liberalism has nothing to do with Liberty and is entirely based on equality of outcome because Liberty and equality are mutually exclusive. At least modern political liberalism is.

    Free market libertarians maximize liberty over equality.

    All free market supporters maximize liberty over equality hence the “free” in free markets.

    And Cannon is still a liberal

    And Stinky still will never be president.

  13. Zachriel says:

    Rev.Hoagie®: Political liberalism has nothing to do with Liberty and is entirely based on equality of outcome

    Wikipedia: Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality.

    Merriam-Webster: a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties

    Rev.Hoagie®: because Liberty and equality are mutually exclusive.

    There is no perfect liberty and there is no perfect equality. However, one can have some liberty and some equality, and there are a variety of positions on the spectrum. For instance, the rule of law imposes restrictions on liberty, but given social equality, the rule of law is egalitarian.

    Rev.Hoagie®: All free market supporters maximize liberty over equality hence the “free” in free markets.

    No. Some people advocate free markets, but want restrictions on personal freedom. These people are not libertarians, but such socially conservative beliefs are commonly found on the political right.

  14. Jeffery says:

    Rev OldManSmell typed:

    And Cannon is still a liberal

    You were proven wrong yet cling to your belief. This is Denier101. Not only liberals judge Tronald Dump as unfit for duty.

  15. Jeffery says:

    Teach typed:

    Leftist at the Washington Post

    Will you correct your falsehood? We suspect your error was from negligence rather than malice.

  16. Jeffery says:

    If you can’t trust a white nationalist blogger to tell the truth whom can you trust??

  17. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Rev.Hoagie®: Political liberalism has nothing to do with Liberty and is entirely based on equality of outcome

    Wikipedia: Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality.

    Merriam-Webster: a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties

    I realize Zachriel that nowadays a keyboard and Wiki make guys like you an expert at every subject and capable of dissecting each word to death. However, your Wiki definition states liberalism was founded on ideas of liberty and equality and your M-W definition says it is “based” on the essential goodness of the human race.

    Of you look my original statement was: Political liberalism has nothing to do with Liberty and is entirely based on equality of outcome because Liberty and equality are mutually exclusive. At least modern political liberalism is.
    The last sentence was to point out that modern liberals do not believe what liberalism was “founded” on. Liberalism is not a party, it’s a leaning. There are liberal Republicans and moderate democrats. A moderate democrat would be an authentic liberal. Anything further left is a radical leftist more akin to communist with fascist tendencies.

    If you believe in the “basic goodness of the human race” you’re not a liberal you’re a nit-wit. Even liberals lock their doors.

    If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
    If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
    If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
    If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
    If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)
    If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

    Basic goodness of the human race, indeed.

  18. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    You were proven wrong yet cling to your belief. This is Denier101.

    Jeffery, exactly how was I proven wrong? About what? You need to tone down your racism, it is not pretty.

  19. Zachriel says:

    Rev.Hoagie®: Liberalism is not a party, it’s a leaning.

    That’s right. It’s a leaning towards liberty and equality. These values are sometimes in conflict, so liberals exhibit many different balances of liberty and equality, and American liberals typically, but not exclusively, advocate for racial justice, homosexual rights, reproductive freedom, as well as a social safety net.

    Rev.Hoagie®: There are liberal Republicans and moderate democrats.

    With the current polarization, there are very few liberal republicans or conservative democrats, unlike as recently as a generation or so ago.

    Rev.Hoagie®: A moderate democrat would be an authentic liberal. Anything further left is a radical leftist more akin to communist with fascist tendencies.

    Don’t exaggerate. It’s a wide spectrum. (In addition, most political scientists place fascism on the authoritarian nationalist right.)

    Rev.Hoagie®: If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

    Now we understand your confusion. You are conflating liberalism with statism. However, there are statists on the political left and there are statists on the political right. There are libertarians on the political left, and there are libertarians on the political right.

  20. drowningpuppies says:

    Why, it almost looks like something happened in the last few days before the election that caused a change of a few points.

    Why yes it almost does and the pollsters missed it. Imagine that.

  21. Jeffery says:

    Rev Pudenda,

    It was demonstrated that Mr. Cannon is not a liberal in any known sense of the word, except for the fact that he opposes Tronald Dump. Is that how you define liberal: opposing Dump?

  22. Liam Thomas says:

    I posted this before.

    Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan DO NOT allow online voting.

    To mess with enough votes to swing the election a person would have to install a chip in each machine that is electronic….and that would require emmense time, ability and desire….not to mention the ability to make Mission Impossible look like Amateurs.

    In addition….Every machine is checked, double checked and then observed via electronic monitoring during its entire life span…..not to mention that any access to said machines requires both sides and the election commission present …even when moving the machines to the polling places.

    The election might have been rigged but the real only way to rig the election is by letting millions of illegals and legally not able to vote…….VOTE…that would favor the Democrats not republicans.

    Yet here we are Michigan, PA and Wi are recounting votes and now because they know thats not gonna work….they are trying to RIGG THE ELECTION BY casting all their votes for John Kascich and hoping 40 or so Never Trumper electoral college delegates do the same…….

    Incredible…….Liberal left has lost their fucking MIND.

  23. Liam Thomas says:

    I think Americas days of 50 states are numbered….I can see the Nation splitting into three nation states……NE….West Coast and the Mid west and south…

    Driven by radical agendas on both sides that could never meet anywhere near the middle…

    America is done….Perhaps trump is the fork in the turkey…….

  24. Zachriel says:

    drowningpuppies: Why yes it almost does and the pollsters missed it.

    Polls did catch the drop-off in support for Clinton in the days before the election, but lacked sufficient resolution to gauge the final result. National polls had Clinton +1% to 4%, while the final result was Clinton +2%.
    http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/national-polls/

    Liam Thomas: the real only way to rig the election is by letting millions of illegals and legally not able to vote

    Another way to rig an election is to make it difficult for poor and people of color to vote. By the way, there’s no evidence that millions of non-citizens voted.

    Liam Thomas: Driven by radical agendas on both sides that could never meet anywhere near the middle…

    The actual divide is rural vs. urban. There’s no way to divide a nation along that line. Urban and rural depend upon one another.

  25. drowningpuppies says:

    But, but… Team Hillary gained more yardage but lost the game to Team Trump.

    Losers whine, winners go home and fuck the prom queen…