Washington Post Still Beating The “The Electoral College Can Do Something” Drum

Washington Post Still Beating The “The Electoral College Can Do Something” Drum


Another day, another hissy fit from a Leftist at the Washington Post

Democrats can stop Trump via the electoral college. But not how you think.
Hillary Clinton should free her electors to throw their support behind another Republican.


The only way Democrats stand any chance of persuading Republican electors to abandon Trump is with a dramatic gesture of true bipartisanship. If all 232 Democratic electors pledge to reach across the aisle and vote for a Republican alternative to Trump, it would take just 38 GOP electors to make that person the next president.

If Clinton announced she is releasing “her” electors and asked them to vote for a credible Republican alternative, she could plausibly deliver all 232 Democratic electors. She might even secure similar pledges from House Democrats in the event the election went to the House.

They just can’t help themselves. If we survived 2 terms of Obama without riots in the streets, Liberals can take 4-8 years of Trump. They should just go to their safe spaces and we’ll have food delivered.

And, had Hillary won, they would have been telling us to just move on and suck it up.

If Democrats believe Trump poses a unique threat to the republic, and signal this is not okay by reaching across the aisle to marginalize and stop him, then win or lose, Democrats could legitimately claim they put partisanship aside for the good of the country.

If Democrats believe Trump poses a unique threat yet don’t support another Republican in the electoral college, it will indicate that Democrats see Trump as no different from any other Republican. And if Democrats treat Trump as normal, they will be complicit in normalizing his behaviors.

But, it’ll never happen. Democrats see their fellow countrymen as enemies, and more so than ISIS.

This is the kind of unhinged piece we should expect for at least the next four years. Look at some of the other opinion pieces being run today in the WP

Trump isn’t Hitler. But the United States could be another Germany.
Americans should not tolerate a power grab by a president-elect who is dauntingly ignorant of constitutional limits

Trump is the Old Faithful of fake news, and that can cause real damage
As Sunday’s bizarre incident at a D.C. pizzeria shows, spreading lies can have serious consequences.

It’s mostly doom and gloom, over the top hysteria. Good blogging material, though.

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