Liberals, progressives, Democrats, and their apoplectic comrades in the legacy media are having a collective conniption fit over the results of last month’s election.
Instead of admitting scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton was a profoundly flawed candidate with an ineffective campaign strategy, Democrats have concocted a litany of excuses (and lies) for why they lost. They are invoking the phantom menace of white supremacism, alleged Russian interference in the election, so-called fake news, while scapegoating public officials like FBI Director James Comey and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
They’d like to abolish the Electoral College altogether and have the president elected by direct national popular vote but that requires amending the Constitution which is a long, drawn-out process (and it won’t help them beat Trump right now).
Eliminating the Electoral College would be a serious blow to federalism. The Framers of the Constitution created the Electoral College “as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.” The idea was that the nation is supposed to be a partnership between the states and a national government. The system satisfied representatives of the less populous states at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 who were worried their voices and interests would be drowned out by the more populous states under the Constitution. Without it the low-population states would have less incentive to remain in the Union.
But now in order to un-elect Trump as the 45th president of the United States left-wingers are urging Republican presidential electors to ignore the votes of the 63 million Americans spread throughout 3,084 of the nation’s 3,141 counties or county equivalents who cast their ballots for Trump.
Proving many modern liberals have fascistic inclinations, the Left is instead trying to intimidate Republican electors. Electors around the country are being harassed with a barrage of emails, telephone calls, letters, and even death threats — in an effort to prevent Trump from being voted in as president by the Electoral College this Monday, December 19.
Never mind the will of the people, Hollywood celebrities have produced a video demanding Republican presidential electors disregard their states’ popular vote tallies.
Actors Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, Noah Wyle, Richard Schiff, Bob Odenkirk, and a slew of other B-list and C-list celebrities are urging GOP electors to be “American heroes” and ensure Trump doesn’t reach anything close to the 306 electoral votes he earned in November’s election.
In a public service announcement, the group called “Unite for America” argues, “Only 37 electors are needed to change the course of history,” and encourages Americans to make their own video appeal to members of the Electoral College.
“Republican members of the Electoral College, this message is for you,” preachy left-wing Martin Sheen, who played a fictional president on the political drama “The West Wing,” says at the opening of the video. “As you know, our Founding Fathers built the Electoral College to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue, and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is to an ’eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.’”
Who better to know whether a person is qualified to be president than the guy who pretended to be one on TV?
“I’m not asking you to vote for Hillary Clinton— just don’t vote for Trump,” says one of the limousine liberals. “What is evident is that Donald Trump lacks more than the qualifications to be president. He lacks the necessary stability and clearly the respect for the Constitution of our great nation.”
“By voting your conscience, you and other brave Republican electors can give the House of Representatives the option to select a qualified candidate for the presidency,” says Schiff, who played the White House communications director alongside Sheen on “The West Wing.”
The video concludes with these famous people assuring the electors that they would earn their “respect” by performing this “service to the American people.”
We all knew the rules prior to the election and by standing as a candidate for office you implicitly acknowledge that you accept those rules. Just because you make $10 million a movie, have fancy homes all over the planet, and probably never even finished high school, doesn’t mean you get to change rules after the fact.
And they call Trump a fascist.
Imagine how these people would have behaved if Republicans had demanded Democrat electors not vote for Obama in 2008 or 2012.
Incidentally, it appears only two electors have definitively vowed to go rogue and only one of them is a Republican.
Washington elector Robert Satiacum Jr. vowed before Election Day not to vote for Hillary in the Electoral College, weeks before she won the Evergreen State.
“I hope it comes down to a swing vote and it’s me,” Satiacum told the Seattle Times. “Good. She ain’t getting it. Maybe it’ll wake this country up.”
The month before the election he called Clinton a “clown,” a “rat,” and a “criminal.”
“How can I say and do and be who I am and then cast a vote for somebody that’s the same as Trump?” Satiacum said. “They may be male, female, but they’re in the same canoe.”
On Fox News Channel this evening Satiacum told Tucker Carlson he’s still planning on not voting for Clinton.
Republican elector Christopher Suprun from the 30th congressional district in Texas is the most visible of the would-be faithless electors. The left-wingers at MoveOn have adopted Suprun as a poster child, creating a slick video of him stating his case.
Suprun has denounced Trump, saying, “He does not encourage civil discourse, but chooses to stoke fear and create outrage. This is unacceptable.” More than 35,000 people have signed a Change.org petition demanding Suprun “be removed” as an elector.
On Monday when electors cast their votes, get ready for more tears to be shed.