Movement to Abolish Electoral College is Transparently Political
The satirical Babylon Bee knocked it out of the park this week with an all-time great headline: Candidates Propose Changes To Fix Flaw In Constitution That Allows Republicans To Be Elected.
It’s not often that the Bee reaches Onion-level brilliance, but this is about as good as it gets. Satire works best not when it reaches to make a point or exaggerates so much that it feels like a parody of its own point. It works best when you have to do a double-take to make sure that it actually IS satire. That’s why the Bee’s headline is so hilarious – it’s just plain true.
Several of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have now endorsed – to varying degrees – a willingness to abolish the Electoral College. Proving (again) that the Democratic Party is still not over the 2016 election, candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are supposedly incensed that Hillary Clinton did not win the presidency despite winning the popular vote. Jemele Hill of The Atlantic went so far as to say that the Electoral College was only good for preserving slavery and that our elections should be decided by our “diverse” major cities.
In other words, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, to name a handful. Think we would ever see another Republican president? Of course not. That’s the point.
The only point.
Democrats aren’t interested in making elections fairer. They are only interested in making sure more Democrats get elected. This is what’s behind the push to lower the voting age to 16, as inane as that idea is. It’s what explains their refusal to support Voter ID laws – they don’t want even the smallest, most sensible barriers standing between their derelict voters and the polling plaza. It even explains their push to hand amnesty and citizenship to illegal aliens. They don’t care about these people – they only care about their votes.
And it is of course their rationale for opposing the Electoral College. It’s not so much that they believe that our democracy would be stronger with a popular vote President, it’s that they think they have a much better chance of winning a handful of major, “diverse” cities than they do in turning those wide, long stretches of red American territory blue. So instead of trying to tailor their message in such a way that it might actually appeal to someone more than ten blocks from the local welfare office, they want to change the Constitution until it becomes impossible for a Republican to win the White House.
Just remember all of this the next time a Democrat complains about how Trump is undermining our important American institutions. The hypocrisy…it burns.