"How stupid is our country?"
There was nothing in the legislation that stated that people could not keep their doctors. I kept mine. Most people did.MDDad wrote:I agree. Lying is pretty bad, but not knowing what your most important piece of legislation promises the American people is a pretty close second.
And since the topic is Republican scumbaggery, they had years to tweak and fix the ACA but they did not.
That would be the constitutional Electoral College, of course. Article 2, Section 1, as well as the 12th Amendment.Omar Bongo wrote:Except when we're talking about the sacred Electoral College, of course
A fuzzy term like "the will of the people" is the stuff of Rousseau and the French Revolution. In America, we have elections that help figure that out, but also checks and balances to protect against the tyranny of the majority. If what the GOP is doing in Wisconsin is truly opposed by enough people, they have recourse to legislative and judicial remedies. But let's not pretend that the effort to ignore or nullify election results is somehow unique to the GOP. The Left has been thwarting the "will of the people" for years through unelected judges, taking it to a whole new level since 2017 with their strategy of "judicial resistance" to anything and everything Trump. You don't think the Obama administration and its holdovers in government weren't doing all they could to hamstring the incoming Trump administration? That's precisely why Sally Yates and James Comey were fired.
In the Executive branch, the closest you get to "what the people want" is 270 electoral votes every four years. The World Series is determined by best-of-seven wins, not total runs. Same with the Electoral College and total votes. We have a constitutional republic, not a direct democracy. By that account 306-232 sounds pretty "will of the people" in my book. Or if you need a visual:
But if the "will of the people" is so sacred, I'm sure you guys were equally upset when the will of the California voters as expressed in Proposition 8 (2008) was undermined by a single judge (who also happened to be gay--no conflict of interest there). Or when the Will of the People in dozens of states was overturned by Roe v. Wade (1973) and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015).
It isn't one acre, one vote.
Here is a more realistic representation. This is a depiction of the incoming 2019 House or Representatives with every district shown as the same size. Since districts are based upon the actual number of people who live in them. It is already out of date. Since this map was drawn, there is one less red square in CA.
The Senate is controlled by representing who represent a minority of the citizens.
One has to admire the chutzpah of a group that defends the practice of counting the votes from regions who support their own candidates more than those who don't live in that region. Then calling those same critics "liberal elites."
The ironometer's needle is pegged once again.
That might be a good suggestion except for the Republican "majority" in the WI legislature. I put the word "majority" in quotes because while they control 65% of the seats in the legislature, they took control of the legislature after receiving just 45% of the votes for those seats. Thank gerrymandering and more Republican scumbaggery for that.Credo ut intelligam wrote:QR_BBPOSTIf what the GOP is doing in Wisconsin is truly opposed by enough people, they have recourse to legislative and judicial remedies.
"How stupid is our country?"
Yeah, your argument has always been that "both sides" are equally to blame, but that's just intellectual laziness. It requires no thought, just a smug reassurance that sounds like a good argument to those who don't examine it very much. Sadly, the Republicans have spent much of the past two decades trying to prove you wrong, and they've succeeded. Open your eyes.MDDad wrote:QR_BBPOST Talk about sheep...on both sides of the road.
Years ago he had a great line. Something to the effect.
The left moved to the middle. The right moved into an insane asylum.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mark-har ... f4d8a3f327The North Carolina Board of Elections called for a new election in the state’s 9th Congressional District after examining evidence of absentee ballot fraud on behalf of GOP candidate Mark Harris.
The five-member board, which consists of three Democrats and two Republicans, unanimously voted for the new contest. In making the motion for a new election, board Chairman Robert Cordle said the election was “tainted” and pointed to “corruption” and “mess” with absentee ballots.
The vote came after Harris, who had a 905-vote lead in the November race, abruptly said he believed a new election was warranted.
“I believe new election should be called,” the candidate told the board earlier Thursday. “It’s become clear to me the public’s confidence in the 9th District seat general election has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted.”
The concession from Harris came after several days of testimony in which North Carolina officials laid out evidence that an operative working on his behalf had engaged in coordinated and substantial absentee ballot fraud.
First he hired a known fraudster to "consult" on his campaign. Then he lied about it. Then his son testified that he warned his dad about the fraudsters behavior. Then claimed he lied because he had a stroke, and thinks maybe a new election might be a good idea.
Isn't MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD a crime of some sort? Isn't hiring someone to commit it for you also a crime? Or is that only when a Democrat wins?
After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting
After high turnout in last year's midterm elections propelled Democrats to a new House majority and big gains in the states, several Republican-controlled state legislatures are attempting to change voting-related rules in ways that might reduce future voter turnout.
In Texas, state lawmakers are considering adding criminal penalties for people who improperly fill out voter registration forms. Arizona Republicans are proposing new voting rules that could make it more complicated to cast an early ballot. In Tennessee, GOP lawmakers are considering a bill that would fine groups involved in voter registration drives that submit incomplete forms.
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/71495012 ... -on-voting
Well, if you can't win the hearts and minds of the voters, keep them away from the polls.