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Obama Calls Electoral College a ‘Vestige’ of an ‘Earlier Version’ of America

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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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As the grapes continue to rot on the vines, pResident Obama makes a weird comment about the Electoral College system.

He says it's a vestige of an earlier version of America !!!

And, He attempted to tie in the EC with how States elect U.S. Senators suggesting everything is unbalanced !!

I guess he and his ilk want total mob rule with zero checks & balances. But he forgot to mention the U.S. House of Representatives and they are elected !!

All this on the upcoming EC vote Monday !!

Obama Calls Electoral College a ‘Vestige’ of an ‘Earlier Version’ of America

President Barack Obama criticized the Electoral College, calling it an outdated “vision” from America’s Founding Fathers.

“The Electoral College is a vestige, it’s a carryover from an earlier vision of how our federal government was going to work that put a lot of premium on states,” President Obama said Friday during a press conference at the White House.

Obama, a former constitutional lawyer, listed the Electoral College as one of the “structures in our political system as envisioned by the Founders that sometimes are going to disadvantage Democrats.”

“It used to be that the Senate was not elected directly, it was through state legislators,” he added. “It’s the same type of thinking that gives Wyoming two senators with about 500,000 people and California with 33 million gets the same two.”





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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Yes a vision by men Obama is not worthy of being mentioned with


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posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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This just in: Obama has passed Jimmy Carter as the biggest hypocrite/whiner in American presidential history...

October


Yesterday


America voted you nad ur entire party out of office because your policies are terrible…
I don't care what the polls say about Obama's presidential approval ratings because these are the same pollsters who had Hillary winning the election by a landslide…
So don't believe for one second that Obama has a high approval rating unless you believe the polls that said Hillary was going to win the election…

-Chris



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Why does he think the EC systematically disadvantaged democrats?

This isn't making much sense and it gives me a poor feeling leading up to monday.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:17 PM
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Well, it suited him and the Democrats in 2008 & 2012.

I can't believe they're still bitching.

Oh my bleat, bleat, bleating heart.

edit on 17/12/16 by Cobaltic1978 because: Typo



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

He is not the only one saying the EC might be a vestige or need revamping...Trump said to get rid of it.

Trump Twitter

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edit on 17-12-2016 by reldra because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

So is the Senate and the Supreme Court.

Should we get rid of them too?

The Constitution is apparently a vestige written by old white slaveowners, so let's just junk it too.

Progressiveso won'the be happy until everything is ruined.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: xuenchen

So is the Senate and the Supreme Court.

Should we get rid of them too?

The Constitution is apparently a vestige written by old white slaveowners, so let's just junk it too.

Progressiveso won'the be happy until everything is ruined.


That's ridiculous. I am surprised you didn't include Liberals, The Left and SJWs as well in this non existent push to get rid of the constitution and the entire government.

Trump's cabinet members mainly want to abolish the agencies they head.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: xuenchen

He is not the only one saying the EC might be a vestige or need revamping...Trump said to get rid of it.

Trump Twitter

The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
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8:45 PM - 6 Nov 2012


"a democracy" ...

He mis-spelled "Democrats"






posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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It all boils down to whether you like one shot at home rule or fifty.

People who like Obama's view on federal power better be very careful of what they wish for. It will cut against you in some very profound ways.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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Funny he never had a problem with it 8 years ago or 4 years ago when it helped further his globalist agenda.

Barry and his "wife" should keep their mouths shut and go out with some grace, class, and dignity.

edit on 17-12-2016 by DrStevenBrule because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Not ridiculous.
There is a reason that there is an electoral college that elects the POTUS.
Based on the same reasons that we have a Senate and a Supreme Court.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: xuenchen

He is not the only one saying the EC might be a vestige or need revamping...Trump said to get rid of it.

Trump Twitter

The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
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8:45 PM - 6 Nov 2012


So California and New York should pick our president? Because getting rid of the Electoral College will have that result. The only disaster is that every president there on out will be a lib.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What Obama meant to say is that despite millions of illegals and dead people voting that the EC keeps them from winning with the popular vote. If they could eliminate the EC then their fraud would propel them to certain victory.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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“The Electoral College is a vestige, it’s a carryover from an earlier vision of how our federal government was going to work that put a lot of premium on states,” President Obama said Friday during a press conference at the White House.


That goes right smack dab to the 10th amendment and states' rights.


The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


The 10th amendment has never been repealed. The people have never demanded the repeal. And yet Obama speaks as if it was legally and Constitutionally repealed. So who exactly decided it's just a "carryover" of how our federal government was going to work?



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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Just his opinion and opinions are like you know what.

He is ignoring that with that policy, a small group of states could decide every election. Even if 35 states disagreed with them 100% it would not matter. The founding members recognized the flaw and it's the reason why it was set up that way. Keep power balanced. NOBODY has all the power, no small group has ALL THE POWER. NOBODY HAS ALL THE POWER.

The US is a country of states. Not a country of a small handful of large cities that boss everyone else around.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Can you find the agencies they head listed in the COTUS?



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: LifeMode
Just his opinion and opinions are like you know what.

He is ignoring that with that policy, a small group of states could decide every election. Even if 35 states disagreed with them 100% it would not matter. The founding members recognized the flaw and it's the reason why it was set up that way. Keep power balanced. NOBODY has all the power, no small group has ALL THE POWER. NOBODY HAS ALL THE POWER.

The US is a country of states. Not a country of a small handful of large cities that boss everyone else around.







No, he's not ignoring it. That's why he said it's a system that disadvantages democrats.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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The UNITED STATES will NOT bow to the LEFT coasts because more people live there ,PERIOD get over all hope.



posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: xuenchen

He is not the only one saying the EC might be a vestige or need revamping...Trump said to get rid of it.

Trump Twitter

The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
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8:45 PM - 6 Nov 2012


And Trump is wrong too.

So?



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