What an absolute dumpster fire this party has devolved into Animal explains
In the middle of all this, Senate and House Democrats are tying up a major Kung Flu relief package by adding some Green New Deal horseshit into it. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who I like more and more every day, is pissed off. Excerpt:
Former Navy SEAL and Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw is responding to Pelosi’s stunt and calling for accountability.
Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
Required early voting
Required same day voter registration
Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
Federal $15 minimum wage
Permanent paid leave
Study on climate change mitigation efforts
In other words businesses helped by this bill must conform, or else. Working people and small businesses that need this package? Screw them apparently. Democrats are anything but the party of the working man
CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin blasted President Trump’s legal team on Saturday, arguing that its composition — all white men — highlighted how Democrats cared more about diversity.
“White House and white people,” Toobin said. “This is a lesson in the diversity of the two parties — I mean you look at the House managers. It was almost evenly divided between men and women. You had two African-Americans, you had a Hispanic.”
“It was all white men today, there are allegedly two white women on the team — we’ll see if they’re allowed to argue,” he continued. “But I think, you know, in a visual medium, when you have one side that has a very diverse team and the other side that’s all white men, that says something in and of itself.”
How pathetic, how absolutely deplorable. Toobin might as well start wearing white sheets, that is how nakedly racist this is. Not one damn word about qualification, or evidence in the impeachment case, all about race.
Without question, the 17th Amendment has led to more growth in the federal government since it eliminates the state voices that would traditionally advocate for a balance of power between state and federal government. Unsurprisingly and unfortunately, the direct election of senators has almost completely undermined federalism.
Today’s charges that the Senate is “undemocratic” and that representation should be based on population arise from a fundamental misunderstanding of what our government is supposed to be.
Framers were obviously skeptical of a monarchy, which could be tyrannical, and were skeptical of direct democracy, which they rightly viewed as mob rule.
Now, pay attention to the wisdom Animal lays down
It bugs me when people who should know better refer to “our democracy.” The United States is not and never was a democracy; it’s a Constitutional Republic, and the Founders built into the Constitution specific safeguards to prevent the nation from foundering into direct democracy. And the appointment of Senators by the legislatures of the several States was key in said prevention.