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Seeing a lot of this going on on the Facebook machine:
Hillary: 59,236,903 votes
Donald: 59,085,787 votes
The people elected Hillary, the system elected Donald
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 9, 2016
First of all, anyone who has ever shared anything from the Occupy Democrats Facebook page is a moron. It’s not even a page for democrats. It’s a page for protesters and morons. Believe it or not there are millions of wicked smart democrats out there. Many of them even understand why we have an electoral college. So allow me to explain to you idiots what most 7th grade social studies student already fully comprehend.
The United STATES of America is a collection of fifty separate states. We are not China, or Canada, or France. We are a group of United STATES. Each state has its own separate and unique interests and governments that citizens of those states pay taxes to. The people of Iowa are going to be far more concerned with farm subsidies than people in Rhode Island.
On election night each STATE hold it’s own independent election for President. Every state then uses the popular vote of their state to decide who the winner is. That winner then is given a proportional amount of electoral votes, depending on the relative population of that state.
So…..we already have a popular vote. Massachusetts had a presidential election. We all voted. Hillary Clinton won. But 30 states voted for the other guy, so she didn’t win.
Popular vote is nothing more than mob rule. That’s why our brilliant founding fathers created the system we have now. Because they don’t trust the mob. They also didn’t want to see a situation where 49.9% of the people were ruled by 50.1%.
Most importantly, they didn’t want to see people in rural areas be ignored by the federal government. And that’s exactly what would happen with a popular vote. Campaigning would only take place in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and other metropolitan areas. Meanwhile the part of the country that feeds us and provides us with a disproportionate amount of medal of honor recipients, would be ignored. Why bother campaigning in a state Nevada or New Hampshire? They wouldn’t matter.
The best part about this is that if Trump had won the popular vote and lost the electoral college (which some predicted would happen) you wouldn’t hear any of these idiots whining about the EC. They’re just mad that their team lost and now they’re throwing a hissy fit and trying to change the rules. In other words, they are Colts fans. This is what they do every single year to the Patriots after we beat them. Change the rules because it’s not fair that they lost.
Speaking of the Patriots, here’s an analogy. The 2007 Patriots went 18-1. They had more wins than any other team. They had something like 100 more points than the closest team. They were clearly the best team in football. Does that mean they should be Super Bowl Champions? Of course not. They lost the only thing that mattered. If were whiny little bitches like George Takei then we’d petition the NFL to make the champion whatever team scored the most points that season. But we’re adults so we take the L and move on with our lives.
Anyway, adults understand how this works. Others….not so much:
Yea, this has happened four times in American history. You know who didn’t bitch and whine about it? Samuel Tilden. Because he wasn’t a gigantic naniburger who couldn’t take the L and move on with his life.
A petition!! Yea, that should fix everything!! Hey, here’s an idea – call up your local congressman and urge them to petition to amend the constitution in order to enact a popular vote for president. Ya know, because they can actually change this. Your meaningless petition will be forgotten about in a day or two once you come to terms with the fact that President-elect Donald Trump is now the President.
Actually we fought a war with Britain specifically because we wanted to create the system that we have in place. We learned this in school. Of course you wouldn’t know that because you were too busy not finding a date to the prom.
My candidate lost. Therefore it’s outdated.
But they’re not tallying up every vote cast. The popular vote is just a cool little side fact. It’s irrelevant, and anyone who pays attention to it is a moron with two first names.
Anyway, the electoral college is awesome. It makes election night so much more exciting too. I love the whole state by state thing and watching John King make them turn different colors with his magical index finger. The bottom line is people just need to stop being little bitches and accept the fact that the system worked and their candidate lost.
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