Ain't Nothin' Wrong With the Electoral College.

When two teams play the World Series, the winner is not necessarily the team that scores the most total runs in the series.  It's the team that wins the most GAMES!  There have been series in all sports where the winner actually had less total runs, points, etc., than the loser.  Ya gotta win the games!  You can lose three games by 15 runs altogether, and win four by one each game.  You WIN!

 

I bring this up because I'm SOOOO tired of listening to the losers talk about Hillary's winning the popular vote.  So what?  She knew the rules, and so did her sob sisters and brothers.  Trump won eighty-four per cent of the counties in America, and THIRTY of fifty states.  Yeah, he got wiped out in California and New York, but hey, Hillary also got their electoral votes which were quite a few.  I doubt we'd be hearing any whining from these babies if Clinton won and Trump got the popular vote.

 

Look, America is a collection of states, and these states have their own interests.  The electoral college is set up to give states proportional representation in the electoral process, but not to the point where their  population advantage can run roughshod over the rest of the country by sheer numbers.  It's a compromise, much like giving every state two Senators, but the number of Representatives depend on population.  Same concept. 

 

I don't think it's a bad system.  New York and California have a proportional advantage, but not to the point of lunacy.  Big cities have a LOT of freeloaders -- I mean, uh, "entitlement" recipients -- and they're not known to vote Republican.  Get away from the big cities, and it's not as prevalent.  

 

Now, IF we are to get rid of the electoral college, we should just get rid of all the states.  Right now, the idea is that the states elect the president.  This is hard for liberals to understand, because they regard states as a pain in the butt.  They want to put them all under the thumb of the feds.  But the government is supposed to work in the interest of the states, and not the other way around.  I take "states (state's?) rights" seriously, although it can be overdone greatly, as it was in the Jim Crow era, as an excuse to keep black people down.  Nevertheless, it's important that states make their own laws with a minimum amount of interference.  The good people of Minnesota look at the world differently, than the good people of New Mexico.  Laws vary from state-to-state, and if you have serious problems with them, you can (hopefully) move.  Anywya, again, the idea is that states elect the president.

 

I didn't hear anyone complaining about the electoral college BEFORE the election.  If it's such a big deal, both parties had many opportunities to try and change it over the years.  Hillary herself said she would do just that when she took her seat in the Senate back in 2001.  She didn't.  So, for all you losers, quit whining.  Under the rules, America -- particularly Middle America -- has spoken.  Don't like it?  Fine, that's your right.

 

Just quit sniveling.  

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Comments (14)

  1. Munkyman

    It displays an ignorance of how the Union works & what we are a Union of. They don’t understand that the President represents the Union of states, the House represents us in the most directly democratic way. They don’t understand the difference between these elections & that’s sad when you consider how many of them are in college & pursuing their masters… how many are studying politics, law & history.

    December 02, 2016
    1. Munkyman

      They also don’t even know the difference between a majority & a plurality… no one won a majority of votes, Trump won a clear majority of states & electoral votes. That’s all that matters in the end.

      December 02, 2016
  2. LovingLasVegas

    Agreed on all points. When I was in high school, we had to take a course in American Government. We not only studied it, since it was an election year, we were strongly “encouraged” to see the candidates give speeches. I saw Barry Goldwater and veep Hubert Humphrey (standing in for LBJ), and shook hands with Humphrey. We, as a class, went to the state capitol building in Lansing, Michigan. Everyone learned a LOT! This was common at the time. I don’t know WHAT they’re teaching these days.

    December 02, 2016
    1. Munkyman

      We had to go sit in court during 8th grade civics, we had gun safety as a part of PE in the 4th or 5th grade. It was not a class on how evil they were, it was a class on being responsible with them & respectful of them as well as others. I remember the thing that made the biggest impact was the teacher taking a hand gun with a blank in it & blowing a hole through an old very thick volume of the yellow pages to make the point that guns were never toys not even with blanks.

      December 02, 2016
      1. LovingLasVegas

        Who knows how many lives those gun safety classes saved over the years?

        December 03, 2016
  3. SEC

    Like someone has said it ain’t the team that score the most points or runs that wins the league championship it is the one that has the most wins

    December 02, 2016
  4. stevehayes13

    I take “states (state’s?) rights – It’s states’ rights ”emo smile">

    Poor losers often complain about the rules of the game after they lose, but never after they win.

    December 03, 2016
  5. LovingLasVegas

    Thanks. Getting old. Used to know this stuff, ha ha. And you’re right about poor losers. No one was complaining about the system before the election, especially the Clinton people who thought they had a “clear path” to 270 electors.

    December 03, 2016
    1. stevehayes13

      They didn’t merely think they had a clear path – they “knew” that it was impossible for Trump to win and her coronation was a mere formality: they even laughed in the face of anyone who suggested Trump had a chance.

      December 03, 2016
  6. LovingLasVegas

    I had a few people laugh at me, too, and they were conservatives who bought into the media garbage. I basically thought the election was a coin flip. Hillary was ahead in most polls, but she was and always will be an uninspiring candidate, but Trump could probably get his people to the polls. In politics there are no experts. Voters don’t always do what others say they will, as in Michigan (my home state), Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The “experts” got caught with their drawers down.

    December 04, 2016
    1. stevehayes13

      I predicted Trump’s election

      December 04, 2016
  7. LovingLasVegas

    I know. The American electorate can be so unpredictable, though. I still can’t figure out how Obama got elected twice.

    December 04, 2016
    1. stevehayes13

      The first time was the hope and change rhetoric in the context of a widespread desire for change. The second time…

      December 04, 2016
      1. Munkyman

        … the devil you know, an incumbent presidential candidate has to lose the election. The Reagan 1980 election summed up the crux of the second run for Carter, “are you netter off?” Most were far worse off. Obama rode a flat recovery to victory because we weren’t noticeably worse off than 2008 & we were arguably better off.

        December 05, 2016