Never mind that Russian collusion thing, say the Democrats.
They have some new ideas to get rid of that bad man in the White House who they’ll always believe colluded with the Russians to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton.
Now, as special counsel Robert Mueller is set to release a gigantic report that will probably show Russian collusion was the Democrat hoax Trump always said it was, the party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is losing its collective mind.
Democrats are so desperate to prevent a second Trump term that their mob of 2020 presidential wannabes are throwing out every dumb, out-of-the-box or unconstitutional idea they can think of to stop him:
– Eliminate the Electoral College.
– Lower the voting age to 6 – sorry, 16.
– Pack the Supreme Court.
The other day Sen. Elizabeth Warren came up with getting rid of the Electoral College and electing presidents directly by popular vote.
It’s a horrible idea that only comes up when Republicans win the White House despite the wishes of huge Democrat majorities in large states like California, New York and Illinois.
It came up in 1980 with my dad and in 2000 with Bush II.
Here it is again with Trump, who lost the national popular vote by several million in 2016 only because Hillary won big in New York and California.
People like Sen. Warren think if we closed up the Electoral College – which was set up by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between big states and small states – it will put their splintered, increasingly leftist and apparently suicidal party back in the White House in 2020.
Other Democrat presidential candidates who’ve never read the Constitution or believe we can simply get rid of the 12th Amendment over a weekend think it’s a great idea.
“Let’s get rid of the Electoral College” is a great applause line when a limousine socialist college professor like Warren throws it out to one of her Constitutionally challenged audiences on the campaign trail.
But since ending the Electoral College would take a Constitutional amendment ratified by three-fourths of the states, it will never happen – and she and the other desperate Democrats know it.
But what about that other radical idea to put Democrats back into power in D.C. – lowering the voting age to 16?
Democrats like it because they know they’d easily get the votes of most 16-year-olds, thanks to the diet of liberal political crap they’re fed everyday by their teachers.
All Democrats have to do is keep promising the kids a fake future that includes free college, stricter gun control laws and a socialist paradise of free health care and green jobs that don’t involve work.
They can also keep telling the kids scary stories about how the world is going to end in 12 years if the party of AOC doesn’t get control and begin outlawing fossil fuels, cows and capitalism.
As for the idea of expanding the size of the Supreme Court from nine to 15, it’s an old Democrat Party trick that FDR tried in the 1930s.
It was brought out of mothballs this week by Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who’s probably right to think he’s just as qualified to be president as Kamala, Corey and at least half of the other wannabes.
FDR tried to add as many as six friendly judges at the beginning of his second term because the Supreme Court’s conservative majority kept slapping down his New Deal laws for being what they were – unconstitutional over-reaches of executive power.
Packing the Supreme Court with new judges who agree with you is not unconstitutional.
But the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937 was such a transparent abuse of executive power that many Democrats in Congress joined with the Republican minority to oppose FDR’s planned power play.
Unfortunately for country, FDR ultimately got his way when two justices changed their minds and voted to uphold the constitutionality of the Social Security Act and other New Deal legislation.
But his scheme to pack the high court backfired on him politically, which is something today’s desperate Democrats might want to remember.
Copyright 2019 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan.” He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to [email protected] Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.
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