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Ocasio: Electoral College Is ‘Affirmative Action’ For Rural Americans

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Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is doubling down on her claim from last week that the Electoral College is a racist scam. Now she is calling it ‘Affirmative Action’ for rural Americans. She videoed herself saying this as she drove through a rural landscape as though that makes her an expert in constitutional law. The post featured her driving on an empty highway in a desert landscape and joking about how “many votes” there are out there. She wants to do away with states’ rights and have the American people ruled over by an all-controlling federal government as well as local liberal fiefdoms pretending to be progressive cities.

Ocasio-Cortez went on the offensive against Fox News by tweeting: “I see Fox News is big mad about abolishing the electoral college. So let’s talk about it. 1) If the GOP were the “silent majority” they claim, they wouldn’t be so scared of a popular vote. They *know* they aren’t the majority. They rely on establishing minority rule for power.” Her English grammar is atrocious… but that put aside, her statement is brutally untrue and inaccurate. And she knows it.

From The Daily Caller:

“The freshman congresswoman then argued that the Electoral College is the reason that “a handful of states DO determine elections” rather than the only thing standing in the way of that.

“Ocasio-Cortez then claimed that because most states have rural areas, the argument that “the Electoral College provides ‘fairness’ to rural Americans over coastal states doesn’t hold any water whatsoever.”

“She concluded by referring to the Electoral College as “affirmative action” for rural Americans — in spite of the fact that she had just claimed that the EC didn’t actually provide an advantage to rural Americans — and then argued that other groups who had been disenfranchised might be more deserving of such an advantage.

“Fox News host Dana Perino had called out Ocasio-Cortez on the EC on Wednesday.”

Political figures from the American heartland are now ripping into Ocasio-Cortez after the coastal congresswoman posted an Instagram video where she claimed the Electoral College was a racist “scam” that needs to go. “The Electoral College has a racial injustice breakdown,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Instagram Monday. “Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system where all our votes are counted equally.”

The Electoral College was put in place by our Founding Fathers who established it in the Constitution as a compromise between the election of the president by a vote in Congress and an election of the president by a popular vote of qualified citizens. This was done to give all voters a voice even if they lived in sparsely populated areas. Without it, the major cities in the U.S. on both coasts would control the elections and they are almost all universally ruled by Democrats. The common man would have no voice in elections anymore.

From Fox News:

“Eliminating the current system in favor of electing the president via the national popular vote would shift power to more heavily populated states, such as Ocasio-Cortez’s home of New York. Midwestern states like Michigan and Wisconsin, now heavily sought-after swing states, and smaller ones like Iowa would have less of an impact should this happen, as Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst pointed out.

“Actually @AOC, eliminating the Electoral College would silence our voices here in Iowa and in many other states across the country,” the Republican senator tweeted, adding, “This is just more evidence of how out of touch the Democrats have become.”

“Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said that Ocasio-Cortez’s statements were evidence that she never took a civics class, asserting the “Electoral College is good for Dems and GOP.”

“Republican National Committee spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington also took Ocasio-Cortez to task for believing that “it’s a ‘scam’ to allow anyone but coastal elites” to determine how elections are decided.”

Fox News’ Dana Perino laid into Ocasio-Cortez on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” calling her remarks “bad for civics education,” because of the impact she has on social media.

“Think of how many people follow her on Instagram and are going to think, ‘OK, the Electoral College is racist’ — because she’s… driving through flyover country, then she thinks that it’s OK to say that these people don’t matter — the people that live here don’t matter,” Perino said, reminding viewers that the Electoral College was not considered racist when it yielded two victories for President Barack Obama. Isn’t that the truth.

The Electoral College keeps our voting system fair and that is exactly what our Founding Fathers envisioned when they came up with it. Progressive liberals don’t want fair elections… they want power and control and therefore are demonizing our voting system. The popular vote would be anything but fair… it would result in tyranny.

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Stephen K. Bannon, Jason Miller, and Raheem Kassam are joined by guest Rep. Matt Gaetz on their daily show which you can watch live or past shows. It airs daily from 9am-10am EST every single day! www.WarRoom.org

at 23:14 Congressman Gaetz comes live on the show and drops bombs on democrats.

The hosts discuss if “all roads lead to [John] Bolton”, as well as the new White House “informal” war room, the Jim Jordan letter about Saturday depositions, the Graham-McConnell resolution condemning the Democrat’s secretive impeachment inquiry.

Was the resolution watered down, and why?

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It’s crystal clear..that the left should never ever be allowed into our government. These are dangerous folks.

Maybe Rashida should be arrested for her connections to Islamic terrorists. The fact that this woman is in our government…is despicable!

Via The Daily Wire:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) stated on Tuesday that House Democrats were discussing behind closed doors how to arrest the members of President Donald Trump’s administration who did not comply with congressional subpoenas.

“Let me tell you, this is pretty — and this is the last caucus conversation we had. Do you know this is really unprecedented? This is the worst time we’ve ever had a situation like this,” Tlaib said during a town hall meeting. “So they’re trying to figure out — no joke — they’re trying to figure out, ‘Well, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them?’ No, no.”

“What are we hoping? I mean, I’m not in those kinds of conversations, but I’m asking, like, you know, what happens? And they’re like, ‘Well, Rashida, we’re trying to figure it out ourselves because this is uncharted territory,’” she continued. “No, I’m telling you that they’re trying to be like, ‘Well, where are we going to put them? Where are we going to hold them?’ No, I mean those are the kinds of things they’re trying to tread carefully.”

Accordingly, in an escalating effort to force White House officials comply with congressional subpoenas, House Democrats have reportedly been reexamining holding those members of the administration in inherent contempt — a power that the legislature has not used since 1935.

The Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) explains that inherent contempt is the oldest of three strategies that Congress can use to enforce subpoenas. According to the Washington, D.C.-based think tank:

“Since 1935, Congress has relied on the executive and judicial branches when people refuse to comply with congressional subpoenas. This practice makes sense: if Congress cannot get the information it needs on its own authority, then it can rely on the authority of the other branches of government. However, there is another option. Instead of turning to another branch, Congress can legally imprison or fine individuals who refuse to comply.”

Tlaib incorrectly suggested that the process could be enforced by the Washington, D.C. Police Department — the procedure actually only involves the chamber that is concerned. Following a contempt citation, the individual is arrested by the chamber’s sergeant-at-arms, and subsequently brought to the floor for punishment, which may include imprisonment.

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