MSNBC Genius: If Electoral College Weren’t Constitutional, It Wouldn’t Be
Liberals have made many enemies alongside President Trump. Among them: James Comey (sometimes), Russia, Jill Stein, deplorables, Confederate soldiers, voting laws, and anything and everything else that they hold responsible for putting Trump into office. This, of course, includes the very system of electing a president, which means they have their sights set on abolishing the Electoral College. Now, we’ve heard some intelligent and thoughtful rationales about why we should move to a nationwide popular vote, and while we may not be convinced by those arguments (or their motivations), they were quite a bit more moving than the one proffered by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes this week.
On his primetime show, Hayes explained that “the weirdest thing about the Electoral College is the fact that if it weren’t specifically in the Constitution for the presidency, it would be unconstitutional.”
Oh yeah, that is weird. Wait, what? If it weren’t constitutional, it wouldn’t be? Hmm.
Better let him elaborate on that.
“Here’s what I mean by that. Starting in the 1960s — 1961, particularly — the Supreme Court started developing a jurisprudence of ‘one person, one vote.’ Right? The idea is that each individual vote has to carry roughly the same amount of weight as each other individual vote, which is a pretty intuitive concept, but it was not a reality,” Hayes said. “There are all sorts of crazy representational systems that were created that would not give one person one vote and would disenfranchise certain minorities — you can guess which ones.”
Still not quite getting it, but okay. It seems Hayes is saying that the modern Supreme Court has more say over what’s constitutional than the Constitution. Which, granted, is a thing that liberals actually believe, but it’s uncommon for them to be so blatant about that ridiculous belief. Still, it’s what gives them to audacity to talk about “a woman’s constitutional right to abortion” with a completely straight face. And now, it apparently imbues them with the arrogance to claim that, say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more of an authority on the Constitution than, say, Alexander Hamilton. Hell, Chris Hayes probably believes that to be true of HIMSELF, never mind RBG.
Other than that, this strikes us as just another excuse for a TV leftist to wax angry about the “racism” of the Founding Fathers and the underlying racism of the entire United States.
Do you think, if Trump had won the popular vote and Hillary had won the Electoral College, these kooks would be saying ANY of this stuff?