It was in once again sounding like the proverbial broken record that we recently had leftist loon, and member of the U.S. House, Jamie Raskin out spreading his own unique brand of Christmas cheer and doing what it is that he does best, talking down the country. But for a guy who supposedly spent 25 years teaching college kids about the Constitution you would think that he would have at least a basic understanding of it. And what I find to be more than just a little scary is the fact that we had someone like him ‘teaching’ our young about one of this country’s most, if not ‘the’ most, important founding documents. Frankly I just don’t see him being qualified to do so!
And it was this past Sunday, on Christmas, that Raskin paid another visit to CBS’s “Face the Nation,” hosted by Margaret Brennan, and it was during this particular visit the Raskin argued how it is that the Electoral College “has become a danger not just to democracy, but to the American people.” Now that’s really a pretty broad statement, and at no time during this particular appearance does he, nor is he actually asked to, provide any evidence that would, in any way, back up such an absolutely ludicrous claim. But then should we really be surprised by that? Raskin is a lying hack of a Democrat politician and Brennan is nothing but a leftist bimbo!
Anyway, it is a partial transcript of the bizarre exchange that follows:
Margaret Brennan: This is an incredible body of work, all coming to this conclusion now, what do you think Americans at home need to know?
Raskin: It’s a story of some real villainy and some real danger to democracy, but also of real heroism and commitment to American democratic freedom. And with democracy under attack all over the world, like with Putin invading Ukraine, and the Ukrainian people standing up for their democratic freedom, and tyrants and autocrats on the march everywhere, it’s good to know that we have a strong resurgent democratic spirit in America.
Brennan: The institution’s held. But at the conclusion of this, because you’ve spent almost two years investigating, what happens next for you? Are there pieces of this that in the new Congress, even under Republican control, need to be further investigated or somehow legislated around?
Raskin: Well, when you say the institution’s held, they did hold just barely. The truth is that we need to continually be renovating and improving our institutions.
Brennan: How so? What do you mean?
Raskin: Well, I think that the Electoral College now, which has given us five popular vote losers as president in our history, twice in this century alone, has become a danger not just to democracy, but to the American people. It was a danger on January 6th, there are so many curving byways and nooks and crannies in the Electoral College, that there are opportunities for a lot of strategic mischief. We should elect the president, the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else, whoever gets the most votes wins.
Brennan: So, you don’t think that this reforming of the Electoral Count Act, which is really just making clear that the Vice President’s role is just ceremonial with the electors, you don’t think that solves the issue?
Raskin: It doesn’t solve the fundamental problem. I’m for that, and that’s the very least we can do and we must do. It’s necessary, but it’s not remotely sufficient. You know, we spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year exporting American democracy to other countries, and the one thing they never come back to us with is the idea that, ‘Oh, that Electoral College that you have, that’s so great, we think we will adopt that too.’ You know, Thomas Jefferson said that he deplored the sanctimonious reverence with which some people look at the original handiwork of the framers when they should be looking to their own experience. He said the framers were great and they were patriots, but they didn’t have the benefit of the experience that we’ve lived and we know that the Electoral College doesn’t fit anymore, which is why I’m a big supporter of the national popular vote interstate compact, where it’s bubbling up from below, but there are now 15 or 16 states and the District of Columbia, who’ve said we’re going to cast our electors for the winner of the national vote once we get 270 electors in our coalition.
And so there you have it, the communist doesn’t like our system of voting? Imagine that. But who’s really surprised to hear that. So I wonder, what kind of elections this communist would prefer? I’m sure he’s been really happy with this one party rule that we have now. The Electoral College is only a problem for the Democrats and the Marxists. Our system has served this country very well for over 200 years. Raskin, and his many communist colleagues, can just suck it up and deal with it! I really do hate these people. I hate them for what they have done to the American system, and I hate them for what they have done, are doing, and will do to the American people.
A Republic attempts to disperse power as closely to the people as possible through state and local control. Nothing could be more tolerant than a nation that recognizes the need for free speech and the ability to seek out like-minded jurisdictions that respect the right to agree to disagree. A pure democracy tries to consolidate power, money and control to a few insiders who decide who to help and who to hurt through one-sided show trials that prevent opposition members from taking part, investigate behind closed doors, release only information that supports the elite narrative, and refuse to allow the other side to offer anything that disagrees with the narrative.
The ONLY reason it has become a “danger” is because if it wasn’t for the Electoral College, our nation would essentially be ruled by the four largest cities in America. Now, guess what these four cities all have in common. Yup, you guessed it, all are run by Democrats. The Electoral College was conceived to prevent just this very thing. The Founders, in their infinite wisdom, didn’t want only those cities and states with the largest populations ruling over people who lived in smaller towns and states. What do people in Hollyweird or New York City know about life in small town America? And don’t those folks in small town America deserve to have a say in things as well!
This leftist dolt misses the point entirely. The whole purpose of the Constitution was to establish liberty and to protect that liberty from tyrants and dictators, whether of the right or the left, from kings and aristocracies on the one hand, and from mob rule on the other. The Founders rightly feared democracy, aka mob rule. And the Constitution contains many provisions that do just that. For instance, the restriction of the authority of the federal government, with many powers reserved to the States; an independent Supreme Court; a legislature divided between two houses, the Electoral College; and the recognition of various individual rights to name just a few.
And it is a testament to the intelligence and the foresight of the Founders that the Republic they established has lasted as long as it has, despite the best efforts of those like Raskin, over time, to dismantle it. People like Raskin threaten the Republic by undermining the original intent of Constitution. And they work to chip away at that well-crafted document with their misapplication of the English language. Raskin knows all about the Electoral College hence his reasoning for wanting to get rid of it. This guy is a hardcore socialist, it’s in his genes, and he is hell bent on destroying America any way he can. But he’s a Democrat, and that’s what Democrats do.
Doing as he suggests removes the very idea of a republic. Each state is a democracy, thus they do a popular vote. If we had a popular vote nationally, the Democrats would win every election from now to the end of time. Our big cities are all cesspools of corruption and that is where the population is. Take a look at the color of the U.S. map after an election. Almost all red. In fact, take a look at how many counties were won by the Republican candidate compared to the Democrat. He is either a straight up, morally corrupt, liar or just plain stupid. He knows that what he is saying is not accurate and it is meant to incite rather than bring the country together. But hey.
It’s Raskin and his Democrat Party that pose the greatest threat to this country. The Electoral college has worked just fine for over 240 years. Of course Democrats don’t like it because it prevents the popular vote from deciding whom our President will be. Democrats in Washington despise our country, our Constitution and anyone who dares to disagree with them. There is no democracy when election malfeasance and corruption disenfranchise voters and standing election laws are ignored while a timid or politically corrupt judiciary absolves all transgressions to avoid controversy or defeat of their favors. Raskin has an ulterior motive, and that motive is very clear!