With Democrats back in control in the U.S. House of Representatives, they wasted no time proving they still haven’t gotten over Hillary Clinton losing to President Donald Trump.
Wasting little time targeting the Constitution, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced a proposed amendment to abolish the Electoral College, an endeavor that undermines the founding fathers’ efforts to prevent the “tyranny of the majority,” as characterized by James Madison, who is considered the Father of the Constitution.
BREAKING: Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) introduces bill to eliminate the electoral college pic.twitter.com/QQJKtrc8ir
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 4, 2019
Citing Al Gore’s loss in 2000, along with Clinton’s 2016 loss, Cohen claimed that “the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College.”
“Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President,” the Democratic lawmaker added.
Cohen’s proposal, one of two, to elect our president by popular vote is also known as direct democracy, or more accurately mob rule — his other proposal also a product of the left’s hatred of President Trump, with Cohen moving to bar a president from being able to pardon himself or close associates.
Naturally, there’s no grandfather clause saying it wouldn’t apply to the current office-holder.
This being all the evidence one might need to be convinced Democrats will continue what began in earnest with the Obama administration, weaponizing the institutions of government to go after political opponents.
And Cohen is just the loyal foot soldier to the party’s bidding, having compared his Republican colleagues to Nazis during the heated Obamacare battle in 2011 and more recently telling disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok he deserved a purple heart.
Of course, Democrats have been organizing against the Electoral College for some time and the right should take this ongoing assault on the Constitution seriously.
In May, Connecticut joined a blue state alliance called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which is committed to allocating electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote, regardless of who won the individual states — there are 12 states in the compact.
Just last month, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez energized the rally cry for eliminating the Electoral College in a passionate speech in Washington, under the guise of being able to “help people.”
And the message is gaining ground with Millennials, who have so little grasp of U.S. history.
The hypocrisy of the Democratic Party did not get past Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian, who tweeted: “Democrats: ‘Trump is attacking America’s fundamental institutions. Also here is a new bill to abolish the electoral college.'”
Democrats: “Trump is attacking America’s fundamental institutions. Also here is a new bill to abolish the electoral college” https://t.co/5EgyVs4Zi4
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) January 4, 2019
Here’s a sampling of other responses to an endeavor by the left that, if effective, shakes the very foundation of our system of government — fortunately, the GOP-led Senate is not about to move on the proposals if they did pass in the House.
The alternate title of the proposed legislation is the "Instead of admitting Hillary Clinton was a lousy candidate let's change the whole Constitution" bill. https://t.co/sa9o8c5As2
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) January 4, 2019
#Democrats HATE the #ElectoralCollege because it makes cheating on national elections MUCH harder. Stealing millions of votes in your areas (where it is easiest to steal them) doesn’t help win national elections. W/O the EC, 10,000,000 “found” votes in #CA swing any election.
— ❌John Johnson – American Patriot?? (@Onelifetogive) January 4, 2019
hahhahahahahah..if u cant win fair, change the rules ?????
— Dannhl (@dannhl) January 4, 2019
So he wants to remove any say HIS mostly rural state has to say in an election? The EC was created to prevent mob rule, not allow high populated/urban centers to dictate elections. He should be fired. If he came from CA or NY I could maybe understand but he is from TN
— Renee A Campeau ??? (@LittleLadyLov) January 4, 2019
America is no longer America when our representatives strive to strip us of our rights, rather than preserve and defend them. Eliminating the electoral college is alienating every voting citizen. We can NOT let our steadfastly liberal states determine all of our elections.
— Noah Daves (@RealDealDaves27) January 4, 2019
This is what they call “Show and Tell”, nothing more then a political statement that will go no farther then his committee. Congressman Cohen is searching for some headlines, basically because that’s all he brings to the table. This is just the beginning of the idiocy!
— Dennis Mitchell (@DennMitch) January 4, 2019
With a Republican Senate… this is complete grandstanding. And I’m sorry but the electoral college makes sense… if not only SoCal and NY would elect the president.
— C.J. Ray (@CtotheJRay) January 4, 2019
“Let’s pass bills we know will never become law to virtue signal and draw some cheers from the dumber parts of our base” game is always a fun game.
— David Gaw (@davidgaw) January 4, 2019
Well that bill has a snowballs chance in hell of passing. Glad to see we are starting with bills that are a big waste of time.
— Amy Martin (@AmyRMartin1976) January 4, 2019
Good luck on that. Does he actually think enough state legislatures would vote to allow the leftist states of California and New York elect the president every 4 years.
— Glenn (@saintsfanone) January 4, 2019
They hate America.
They hate our constitution.
They hate the principals on which the country was built.
If they can’t win by the rules, ignore or change the rules they say.
They are a dangerous clan.
This is a cultural war.
God bless @realDonaldTrump!!
— John Runge (@JohnRunge1) January 4, 2019
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