Well, it looks like we’ll have to deal with Dems running the House, but the GOP has managed to pick up seats in the Senate. While we will have to likely deal with Speaker Pelosi again (ugh) judicial appointments will proceed. That’s not nothing.
At least now the silly season is over, and we can all rest and recover for a little while until the 2020 election cycle begins, when…
… What’s that? It already started? At midnight last night?
Well, at least we’ll have horse’s asses like Ezra Klein to entertain us:
I don’t think people are ready for the crisis that will follow if Democrats win the House popular vote but not the majority.
After Kavanaugh, Trump, Garland, Citizens United, Bush v. Gore, etc, the party is on the edge of losing faith in the system (and reasonably so).
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 5, 2018
“House popular vote?” What the hell is this idiot blathering on about?
There is, apparently, some RHEEEEing on the political left about some of our institutions, specifically the Senate and the Electoral College, being “undemocratic.” Well, yes; that’s by design. The United States is not a democracy, it’s a Constitutional Republic. The Constitution was written to include safeguards against direct democracy, which the Founders (correctly) saw as little more than mob rule.
The Senate and the Electoral College are, of course, two of those safeguards. Were it not for those, the nation would be run by New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the rest of the country would be hosed.
But the “House popular vote?” That’s a new level of stupidity. What does Klein propose? Handing over control of the House to whatever party gains the most votes nationwide? Why not? To hell with Congressional districts.
Hell, we may as well just have a Parliament. Why not just appoint a king while we’re at it?
What a jackass.