Conservatives Don’t Like Democracy

Have you noticed when conservatives lose elections, they don’t really like democracy all that much? Many of them don’t even like the country they live in. The people who call themselves the true defenders of freedom and the real Americans resemble neither when they are on the short end of an election result.

Just look at the World Net Daily article (“How Obama Can Be Stopped In Electoral College“), where it’s author, Judson Phillips, foolishly suggests that states refuse to take part in the electoral college, citing the 12th Amendment and “a quorum of two-thirds of the states.” Markos Moulitsas over on Daily Kos points out that Phillips has his head firmly lodged in his ass if he thinks the 12th Amendment allows the states to abstain from the electoral college. “So World Net Daily posts that ridiculous column and they all pat themselves on the back about their wonderful plan to subvert American democracy,” goes Moulitsas before revealing that World Net Daily added a little correction at the top of the article that reads:

Editor’s note, Nov. 20, 2012: Since this column was posted it has been discovered that the premise presented about the Electoral College and the Constitution is in error. According to the 12th Amendment, a two-thirds quorum is required in the House of Representatives, not the Electoral College.

Oops. I guess someone will need to go back to the drawing board and find another way to corrupt American democracy.

Not convinced yet? How about Mitt Romney and Bill O’Reilly talking about people getting “gifts” and wanting “stuff.” See what they are saying is, if you voted for Obama, your vote was bought. I guess they might not go as far as to say this is not democracy in action, but they certainly are doing their part to diminish the election results with divisive and offensive language.

Then you have people talking about voter fraud. There are actually conservatives in this country who think there is rampant voter fraud. What you need to understand is that this is another display of their disdain for democracy. They do not accept the outcome of the popular vote, so they need to invent a narrative that explains how they are in the minority. Remember UnSkewed Polls? Well now it’s political hack founder, Dean Chambers, has a new website called Barack O’Fraudo where he posits that voter fraud is responsible for President Obama’s wins in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. And to illustrate it, he has highlighted these states in “black.” I’m sure that has no racist symbolism.

And finally, we have talk of secession. In fact, petitions have been submitted from all 50 states asking for permission to secede from the union. Texas leads with over 100,000 signatures. The states with the most signatures are all southern “red” states. In other words, all the states leading the charge on secession are the states most reliant on federal government assistance. The states that want to secede from the union are the states least able to exist financially without the federal government. But this is of little consequence to conservatives right now. They don’t like the election results so they want to secede.

Conservatives don’t like democracy.

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