Liberals Blaming The Senate For Their Loss Of Political Power Have Lost Touch With Reality

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
The main complaint Democrats have about the Senate is that because small states have equal representation to big states, and Republicans dominate the small states, Democrats face a permanent minority status in one half of Congress. This follows a familiar pattern. In the House, they say, they are a permanent minority because of gerrymandering; in the presidency, because of the Electoral College; in the courts, because of their problems with the other two branches. Like a game between children, instead of “win” and “lose,” their two sides are always “win” and “they cheated.”

If you weren’t born yesterday, you might recall that as recently as 2011, the Democrats controlled the White House, 59 percent of the House, and a filibuster-proof 60 percent of the Senate. Under the same laws, the same Constitution, and with an almost identical electorate, the Democrats controlled the political branches of government with huge majorities. How did they lose it all? Because the people did not like what they did with that power once they had it. That’s not a broken system, it’s a democratic republic working as designed.

Moreover, the focus on small states as Republican strongholds does not survive even the gentlest scrutiny. The senators from the ten smallest states are nine Democrats, nine Republicans, and two independents who caucus with the Democrats. That’s an 11-9 split in Democrats’ favor.


Liberals Blaming The Senate For Their Loss Of Political Power Have Lost Touch With Reality
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
They also think that because California is such a largely populated state, it should rule over the rest of us or it's "not fair". Trying to explain the ultimate fairness of the electoral college to a tantruming child is futile.
 
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