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A Really Bad Idea

Updated on April 20, 2019
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Manny is in the Kitchen

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Saturday, April 20, 2019. Our pious friend, Mantis Manny, is at the stove preparing a Three Cheese Quiche for our enjoyment. I am beside Manny mixing up a batch of spicy Bloody Marys to add to the fun. Manny wishes to discuss another ill-conceived proposal being touted by the Dems. They want to abolish the Electoral College. If only we could abolish the Dems! In any event, Manny has asked for the pleasure of your company at the breakfast table. He wants to discuss the Dems push for a constitutional amendment. How they plan to amend a document they don't understand boggles the imagination. Please hurry over. The quiche is piping hot and the Bloodies are chilled. We hope to see you soon.

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A Change for the Worse

Thanks so much for joining Pop and me this morning. The Dems, in particular, those that want to be president are proposing that we do away with the Electoral College. Some of them think the Electoral College is an institution of higher learning. That shouldn't surprise any of us. They are anxious to decide the leader of our country based only upon the popular vote. Our Founding Fathers are turning over in their graves at the mere thought of such a move. When Donald Trump won the election, the idea of getting rid of the Electoral College took root. Clinton won the popular vote which is amusing considering how unpopular she was and still is. The Dems have concocted this scheme to negate the votes of rural America. The large states like California and New York would end up running the show. The mere thought of that is enough to ruin my appetite. No wonder the woman in the photo below has a headache!

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Still Crazy After all These Years

The Democratic party and their band of uninformed devotees are still bemoaning the outcome of the 2016 election. If not for the Electoral College their girl Hillary would be sitting in the Oval Office today. Bill would be First Man chasing interns, and Hillary would be screaming at Secret Service agents threatening them with bodily harm. Republican and Democrat voters would be selling apples and pencils on the street corners. Thanks to President Trump our economy is booming and life is good. In fact, President Trump is doing a fine job of leading our nation. His accomplishments mean nothing to the Dems. Those in power don't care about lower taxes and low unemployment. They are never affected by anything going on in this nation. They don't care about anything other than staying in power. The voters who still believe in them are clueless. If their taxes went down, they probably think it's because Obama supplemented their incomes out of his own pocket.

If Democrats were the least bit interested in making our elections fairer, they wouldn't be proposing this move. If they were interested in making elections fairer they never would propose lowering the voting age to 16. If Democrats were interested in making our elections fairer, they never would propose allowing illegal immigrants to vote. If Democrats were concerned about fair elections they would all be behind requiring voter I.D. Alas, Dems are a breed of their own. They are interested in their own longevity. People sleeping in makeshift tents on the streets of once beautiful cities don't concern them. They are universally blind to real problems and have utter contempt for the truth.

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A Political Game

Calling for the end to the Electoral College is a political game. Candidates like Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren view the Electoral College as a means for preserving "slavery". Abolishing the Electoral College would ensure that some states would have no voice in the election process. On the table is the establishment of The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. It would require participating states to give their presidential electors to the winner of the popular vote, even if a different candidate won in their state. Sadly, twelve states have already agreed to sign on to this idea. The National Popular Vote proposal would go into effect when 270 electors are committed to its principles. The idea is absurd. States would be forced to award their electoral votes to a candidate they didn't vote for.

The effort to establish this compact is a prelude to the total and official elimination of the Electoral College. The Electoral College has been in existence for 215 years. It was designed to ensure that candidates payed attention to small and rural states in our nation. The Founding Fathers, in their wisdom, did not want larger states to decide who wins.

The Dems push for change is entirely political and selfish. They are still bemoaning Clinton's loss. Their loss does not have to be the loss of the Electoral College and the principles on which it was established. None of the other proposed changes to voting should be entertained either. The Electoral College was established for a good reason. The voting age as it stands was established for a good reason. Not requiring voter ID is insane. Allowing illegals to vote is equally crazy. The Dems are sore losers, and that's putting it mildly. Their eagerness to stay in power forever is polluting the nation. It's time they cleaned up their act.

Manny's Song

The moment I wake up

Before I stretch my wings

I say a little prayer for America

Let common sense ring free.....

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Good Morning brad,

      If only their wind would blow them away, far, far away! See you at the Inn.

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      NOYFOB 

      4 weeks ago

      Pop

      Just imagine if the election had been reversed. Trump winning the popular vote and Hillary winning the EC. The democrats are like sail boats, but they create their own wind.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Dear Lori,

      The Dems are so out there that they are guaranteeing another Trump win. That makes me smile.

      Warren is out of her mind. Now she is calling for forgiveness of all student debt. She must have a printing machine next to the beer in her kitchen! See you at the Inn.

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      Lori Colbo 

      4 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      You are right. They want it gone because of sour grapes over the Hillary loss. They only want change when said change profits them in some way.

      On another note, Elizabeth Warren is doing very poorly in support and now cries for impeachment for Trump. I guess she thinks this will up her support base. Good grief.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Dear maven,

      The Dems are never stopped by the facts or common sense. They will continue to spout their insanity to a clueless following. The rest of us are just disgusted. I will be using your last line today over and over again. You made me laugh out loud, and it feels so good. Happy Easter, maven. I'll meet you at the Inn a bit later.

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      maven101 

      4 weeks ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning, Pop and Manny...

      Abolishing the Electoral College and going with the popular vote will never happen...It takes 38 states to ratify a Constitutional Amendment...there are 28 states that have less than 10 electors...they would be ignored in favor of the largest states...the voting public in each of these states would never allow their state governments to vote in favor of the Amendment...

      The existence of the Electoral College also precludes calls for recounts or demands for run-off elections...Bill Clinton lost the popular vote by 43% yet there was no outcry from Conservatives to abolish the EC...

      The EC insures the continuance of a stable two-party system which discourages a 3rd party or multiple candidates from breaking through at the national level...3rd party candidates have more success at the local level where like-minded issues appeal to a village, town, city, county, or state...

      I shudder at the thought of Hillary Clinton as POTUS...The "Dewey Wins !!" similar gaff by Time magazine showing Hillary as "Mrs. President" was fake news on steroids...

      See you at the Inn, Pop...let's replay all the liberal hand-wringing, crying, and utter disbelief on November 8th, 2016 when President Trump won, in stunning fashion, the highest government position in America...Even Karl Rove was stunned as he displayed his clueless white board that contradicted the eventual outcome... What are 10 rabbits marching backwards..? Carl Rove's receding hareline...Happy Easter to all

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Dear Yves,

      The lunatics are even crazier now, if that's possible. It seems that they never will run out of bad ideas. When Trump wins in 2020, I hope they finally are crazy enough to be put in an institution! Happy Easter...

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      Yves 

      4 weeks ago

      If the Dems in Congress get their way, only a handful of states would vote. Most people in approximately 45 states, give or take, would just stay home and watch their lives go to hell on television (on election day). And in what bizarro world could the electoral college ever be racist? I swear, I'm so tired of the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Booker, and all the other lefty's playing the race card. It's time to move on people. But they won't of course. The so-called progressives benefit financially (and at the polls) for living in the past.

      But for now, the United States is still intact. We are still free. I'll enjoy it while I can. Happy Easter to you, Pop.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Der Dian,

      I don't see that happening any time soon. Have a wonderful Easter!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Dear Paula,

      I have had enough of the left. Have a great Easter!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 weeks ago

      When will we ever come together for the good of the country? Have a wonderful Easter.

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      Paula 

      4 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Pop & Manny.....Wait.......HUH?....you mean there was someone who thought the Dems might conceive of a good, fair, beneficial idea?? Ahhhh.....Gee, Pop, I don't think so.That is an impossibility. As we all know, they're just as desperate as they can possibly be, trying hard to brainstorm without brains. Pretty futile.

      You are 100% correct about these jokers....Poor crazies, they don't even qualify as entertainment.

      Y'all enjoy your Easter. Remember chocolate consumption is unlimited! Paula

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Good Morning billy,

      Well that is very good news. Enjoy Easter with your family.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Good Morning Pamela,

      I hope they fail, but the left is doing a good job of wearing me out. I feel the same way you do. Watching the news is actually painful. The left is insane, relentless, and vicious. Happy Easter!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Not all Dems think this is a good idea. Only the ones with no sense of constitutional history. All the talk in the world won't get this movement passed in Congress. It just ain't happening, Pop!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I don't think they will succeed in getting rid of the electoral college. I recently heard that many people are moving out of NY and CA, due to high taxes and better jobs. Maybe if they did get rid of the electorate college it would come back to bit them.

      I am getting where i can hardly tolerated watching the news as it is all so negative with political games. Thanks for a lovely breakfast.

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