The Popular Vote? The Electoral Vote? A Conundrum

EC3By: The Colonel

In the first two installments, I presented both arguments and, as I stated before, I saw no major differences except the quest for power and control. So, I thought it over from several angles and I can see no reason to change the current process as I feel that it is the best representative, although imperfect, process that will give the entire country a say in the Presidential elections.
Most everyone knows the history of the Electoral College, hereinafter referred to as the EC, and the reason it was established. Electoral votes are allocated among the states based on the Census. Every state is allocated a number of votes equal to the number of senators and representatives in its U.S. Congressional delegation—two votes for senators in its the U.S. Senate plus a number of votes equal to the number of its members in the U. S. House of Representatives. This is as simple as it gets.
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Electoral College vs Popular Vote, part duex

EC2The first part centered on the pros and cons of the Electoral College. This time we will center on the Popular Vote issues, pro/con.

Advantage: Aligns with Democratic Principles
The United States has a representative democracy rather than a direct democracy: Citizens elect representatives rather than voting on each bill. However, many people believe that a direct popular election is more democratic and fair than the Electoral College. After all, the Electoral College makes it possible that a candidate who wins the majority of the votes could still lose the election. This is a situation that has caused controversy in the election years of of 1800, 1876, 1888, 2000 and 2016 when the elected president won the Electoral College and the presidency but did not win the popular vote

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Electoral College: The Good..The Bad..The Ugly

A three part series.

By D13

EC!There has been much said about the Electoral College and is it better to be without it today. So, after much research and some deep thought, I, personally feel, that the EC is still the best system. I have outlined the basic arguments for and against. Since there are many, in fact, too numerous to list all of them, I have looked at the top reasons for and against.
A majority of 270 electoral votes is required for a President to be elected. How each allotment of electoral votes is given is based on the number of representatives in the House and the two senators which represent the state. That means the minimum number of electoral votes is 3, while there is no maximum.
So, here we go…
Basic Argument, pro and con.

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Liberal Truth Vs. Facts

Bahamas in Trouble

It appears Cat 5 Dorian will slam the Bahamas.  Gonna be a rough one for them.

TDS, a Living Mental Disorder

tdsTime for a new thread.  Thought I would also share some pictures taken Sunday Morning in our backyard.  I have a deer feeder that I put corn in to feed the deer, squirrels, racoons, birds, etc.  Every now and then we get a special visitor, this is the 4th time I have had to fix the feeder after a visit of this kind this year.  Hope you enjoy.




Portland’s Problem

th3AVPPJMWProud Boys (Right wing) vs. Antifa (Left wing) is not an unusual event in Portland and today they may meet again.  Why don’t they just find a big field somewhere and have a pay per view, last man standing wins.

ICE Under Attack

69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen was shot dead by police in July at an ICE facility in Washington State after he threw molotov cocktails in an attempt to ignite a propane tank. He was also armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

The FBI is investigating the shooting of two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) buildings in San Antonio, Texas.
The agency is describing the incidents as “targeted attacks” of federal agents, with bullets missing an employee by only two inches.

Is this the beginning of Civil War II?

Real Common Sense


Lunatic Weekend

thVTLGERXJTwo lunatics, 29 dead, many wounded.  Now, the blame game has already begun before the bodies cooled.  Lunatics are not always the one’s with the guns.

We Need This More!

When Clowns Run the Show

Keep Screaming

U.S.—Many on the left are extremely concerned with the racist behavior of President Trump, especially with recent remarks telling non-white citizens to “go back” where they came from, and are trying to raise the alarm bells about how harmful that behavior is. The problem is, no one seems to be paying them any attention, despite the fact that they’re very experienced in warning people about racism, since they’ve done it about absolutely everything for decades straight.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” said left-wing activist Ryan Weber. “Every day for years and years we’ve been yelling about racist things, from words to symbols to holidays to breakfast cereals to every single Republican ever, and we just assumed everyone was carefully taking notes every time we spoke up, but it seems like no one was paying attention at all.”
This is very troubling to the left, because they think Trump is even more racist than the usual things they have labeled as racist, but they’re not sure how to express that. “I mean, we compared John McCain to George Wallace,” stated Democrat Maggie Wilkins, “and I’m not sure who to compare Trump to in order to show he’s an even more worser racist.”
Activists are considering coming up with other words to express that Trump is a worse kind of racist. They considered “white supremacist,” but they’ve been using that a lot lately, so it would only mean to most people that Trump is as bad as the Betsy Ross flag. So they tried to invent a new term — double plus racist — to express how extra racist Trump is, but then remembered they already used that on Mitt Romney.


Culture of Victimhood

Culture of Violence

black22For years I have watched videos involving blacks in brawls in fast food joints, weddings, formal events and on the streets.  The violence in our inner cities black neighborhoods is mostly ignored by the media.  It has been pointed out that blacks make up a disproportionate percentage of the imprisoned.  All of this points to the black culture and a propensity for violence.   The video of the family brawl at Disney World is just one sad example.    If anyone can argue that it is not the culture, then do so.


Happy Birthday America!



A Bad week For the Left

Between the pathetic debates and exposing Google for their bias, this week will doom the Crats in the 2020 election.

The Give Away

th9LF1PTSFThe Crat debates are upon us.  The question is, who will want to give away the most?  Will Beto be able to talk without bouncing and waiving his hands erratically?  Will Bernie point forward then to his right when saying something will be free?  Who will call Trump a racist first?  Will any policy ideas actually get talked about?  How many times will Trump’s name be mentioned in a negative manner?  Let the circus begin  😀



The Insufferable Left



Justice Is Coming

thPYWEVJ0AAs we all watch the Mueller report fall apart, it don’t take much to figure out that there will some justice coming down to all who perpetrated this very expensive hoax.  I’m not a lawyer, but a lot of people who kept crying collusion deserve some jail time, including those in the Liberal media.  This was a coordinated coup by the Crats and the liberal media with a lot of help from high ranking Leftists throughout the Obama Administration, quite likely including Obama himself.  If this comes to being a fact, these people should stand before a firing squad, and publicly put to death for treason.  But let’s wait for the facts first.  Innocent until proven guilty still applies, even to those who don’t follow it.


The Power of Nature

The weather has been rough for a lot of people this Spring.  Tornados, heavy rains causing flooding and lots of death and damage.  It makes our petty political differences look mighty weak compared to what these folks are having to deal with because of this weather.


Leader of the Pack

Abortion Under Attack

The protest may be a better method and help to save the future of the Nation 😀

Trying To Save Their Own Asses

thXWG3QKZ7The collusion hoax is over.  It also poses some interesting questions and possible answers.  My first question, why wasn’t the Trump campaign NOT given a defensive briefing on the claims that the Russians were trying to infiltrate the campaign?  My first answer, because the Russians were doing no such thing.  Why do I say that, because these so called infiltrators are slowly being identified as Obama administration FBI/CIA assets.  Second question, who was leading all of this?  Answer, per a Sztrock text message, Obama himself.  Why are the Crats trying to bury Barr?  Because he is going to totally screw everyone who was involved in this and this is their only hope.  While this is only opinion, if all of this comes to be true, some people are in some big trouble.  I wonder what the charges will be called?

What Do Democrats Have To Offer

I’m still wondering if they have anything of value to offer.

The Circus Goes On

The Mueller Report

The redacted Mueller report on the Trump/Russia Collusion investigation will be out tomorrow.  It will be redacted because that is the law, as some things can’t be made public.  AG Barr is going above and beyond, as he doesn’t have to release anything.  But let’s be real, the results are known and nothing in the report will change that.  However, the Democrats and their brainwashed cult followers will not accept what the report concludes, ever.  And, that’s OK with me.  Let them whine and whine and whine.  Which they will, like they do about anything Trump does.  The candidates will continue to write checks with their mouth that their asses can’t cash.  It no longer matters what they say, because what they do is going to be different.

Enough is Enough

Every House Democrat but one has co-sponsored a bill requiring schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls to compete on female sports teams.
Democrats’ Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law. Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.

I could care less if a man wants to play dress up and pretend he’s a woman and vice versa.  I don’t care if people are gay, it don’t bother me in the least.  But like anyone, I have limits on what I’m willing to accept in society.  This is one of them, because it negatively affects women.  If the Left wants to champion womens rights, they fail miserably on this subject.  In fact, it’s anti-female.  The Left is so F-ing confused on their pretend positions, they can’t get much of anything right these days.  Happy SPRING!!!!


Trump’s Taxes

The rather comical fight for Trump’s taxes will come back to haunt the Left, much like everything they continue to do to undermine the President.  First, it’s quite likely he has been audited every year for years if not decades.  Second, he pays professionals to do the taxes according to the tax laws Congress has passed.  This has already failed for Looney Tunes Maddow and , if they get them, will fail them as well.  However, I doubt they get them as they will get a taste of their own medicine.  #resistbackatya