This May Be The Most Profoundly Stupid Thing Vox Has Ever Published

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Epic facepalm moment from Dylan Matthews at Vox:

The problem is that the deck is stacked in favor of small states, which receive equal representation in the Senate despite dramatic variance in population. The Senate is a profoundly anti-democratic body and should be abolished.


Don’t they teach American history and civics anymore? I guess Dylan never heard of the Connecticut Compromise. During the Constitutional Convention of 1787 the smaller states were concerned that the new government would be dominated by the big states so a compromise was reached. The lower house of Congress would be proportional to the population but in the upper house all states would be equal.

But I guess those JuiceVoxxers are smarter than our Founding Fathers.


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70 Responses to This May Be The Most Profoundly Stupid Thing Vox Has Ever Published

  1. Mary says:

    They only think the Senate is “profoundly anti-democratic” when the Dems are not in the majority. Vox didn’t complain when the Democratically controlled Senate helped pass Obamacare, ya know.
    Buncha idiots.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Clarice Feldman on Peak Stupidity …. no wonder 2014 felt so crappy, we kept getting hit over the head with it………….

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/01/2014_the_year_of_peak_stupidity.html

  3. Lulu says:

    Matthews says “Until May 2012 I was an undergraduate at Harvard College, where I studied moral and political philosophy (though Harvard being itself, my degree is technically in “social studies“), wrote a regular column for The Crimson, served as president of Perspective Magazine, and was a DJ for the underground rock department as well as tech director for WHRB.” http://dailyhowler.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-wonks-on-block-who-heck-is-dylan.html

    Harvard must be so proud to graduate historical illiterate ninnies.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Ooops, they did it again ….. 😉

  5. foxyladi14 says:

    He is going to have to do a lot of boot licking, to get back in their good graces. 🙂

  6. votermom says:

    From the the great microaggression post klown linked on the previous thread, someone in comments linked to this good post from a former college radical leftie who managed to escape it.
    http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2014/11/everything-problematic/

    and from the comments on that, this anonymous post on how the SJW movement really is a cult:

    • lyn says:

      That’s where the cult members are going since Obama won’t be president in two years.

      • swanspirit says:

        “Thus Spake Zarathustra” . Well not precisely ,but the tide is turning. Those who need to be led, will find another cult to follow. Other people, who are capable of abstract thinking, stand a chance of growing and maturing.

  7. Myiq2xu says:

  8. mothy6767 says:

    Ezra thinks the Constitution is old. He is beyond contempt. Vox mission statement is to make politics approachable. Tool thinks the founding document is old. I think and was raised that it is a profound piece. I’d love to take a gander at its history books. How can anyone read that document and not be blown away.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/03/rep-sheila-jackson-lee-the-constitution-is-even-older-than-ezra-klein-thinks/

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    This is uber stupid:

  10. Propertius says:

    Jeebus, Klown! You and your “historical truth” are spoiling the “narrative”! Other stuff Vox missed because nobody there took history or civics:

    1) the notion of a “Senate” was pushed (in particular) by smaller states in the Northeast, who were afraid that populous, slave-owning Southern states would wield too much power in the fledgling republic.

    2) Ditto for the 3/5 compromise

    And a rhetorical question: given current demographic trends, do the Voxies really want the largely-blue Northeast to surrender all political power to the rapidly growing and mostly-red South?

  11. mothy6767 says:

    My nephew refuses to accept he is black. He is 8 and every time he visits he wears a shirt that says cracker.he insists on wearing it when he sees me. goes over real well at the museum. Toss off pretentious judgemental ladies who lunch. Not really my nephew. He is my brothers wife sisters son. Who cares he is smart and proud. Met his dad one time in prison. PA has CHIP that makes sure every child has health care well my brothers wife s baby daddy was collecting social security disability for years under his sons name. Found out because of the need for health coverage. His mother is a senior at Pitt getting a degree in engineering. Her boss pays for it. She was a single mother and a temp CAD worker evil. Straight white male boss noticed her and is paying for her to get a degree.

    He is always around.. . I do not look at him and see half black I see 100¢% annoying.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    PETA responds to Sarah and gets it wrong. WAR! 😀

    • lyn says:

      ^ 😀 ^ PETA should let it go!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Here’s the press release just in case they burn the original 😀

      For Immediate Release:
      January 3, 2015

      PETA simply believes that people shouldn’t step on dogs, and judging by the reaction that we’ve seen to Sarah Palin’s Instagram photo, we’re far from alone in that belief. Palin’s Facebook response shows us that she knows PETA about as well as she knows geography. Yes, we campaign against the Iditarod because when the dogs aren’t being driven—sometimes to death—most live chained or inside cages for their entire lives. And we’re a vegan organization, so we sit on pleather couches, wear stylish vegan kicks, and consider fish friends, not food. (Also, by the way, we just sent a case of vegan caviar to Vladimir Putin—and no, you can’t see his house from yours, Ms. Palin.) We have no reason to believe that the Palin companion animals aren’t ordinarily pampered, and we wish the entire family a peaceful and humane 2015.

      For more information, please visit PETA.org.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        Sarah don’t GAF. The chances of any PETA member voting GOP are slim and none, but the average voter is closer to her point of view than theirs.

    • 1539days says:

      The question is how many did they euthanize because they were sheltered too long?

      • lildoggy4u says:

        Why don’t they consider that (spaying/neutering) cruelty to animals too. And that poor dog, with the noose around his neck being pulled and dragged by whoever. May be he doesn’t like a perfect stranger holding his head and putting her scent all over him either. He doesn’t look too pleased. Damn PETA.

  13. 1539days says:

    This is the same crap as abolishing the Electoral College. The country was founded as a confederation of states. The Confederation document didn’t work out and the Constitution made America a federalist government. We are supposed to be a collection of state governments with national leadership in all aspects that require negotiation between states or with other countries.

    Progressives want a single federal government that can make and enforce rules for all people at once. They claim to want a democracy, but so do other leaders who take over and create dictatorships. If Obamacare were up for a popular vote, it wouldn’t have passed.

  14. 1539days says:

    I read the blurb and the infographic is glaringly obvious. Democrats got more votes for Senate because of Obama votes. It’s also hilarious because they don’t like that “small” states have too much power. Alaska is a small state in population, but it has 16% of the total land mass of the United States. Many large states are also turning red. If Florida gets more Electoral votes than New York, (which may happen in 2022) Two of the three most populous states will be GOP.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Sidebar: TCH FB Report:

  16. votermom says:

    I wanted to do a book thread today because t I got roped into helping my younger kid read through Winston Churchill’s books on world war 2. She’s doing a research paper on his leadership but she finds the books intimidating, so I’m reading aloud passages and answering questions.

    But anyway, I guess I’ll just do the bookthread on a weekday (humpday?)

  17. mothy6767 says:

    Votermom
    I did some research on reading aloud to a kid when my puke has,a broken collar bone. I read thousands of articles and everyone celebrated the gift of reading. Wish I had saved the links. One atheist began every meal with a bible passage. If I recall correctly he said he does not believe in God but he believes in his children so he shared with his kids what he thought would better them. He loves the Prodigal Son. Funny we have the same God. Being a gay Catholic is not a joy ride. I have to question answers are not always easy. Progs have created their own religion based on feelings. Warped people have created a new gender and anyone who calls them on it is crucified. The left loves to argue science when it fits the agenda. Boom science says there exists no mid gender.
    I am gay and I will admit I have some Palin in me. Protect my kid you betcha. .I was so afraid of SIDS I slept on her floor with my hand on her chest for years.
    She lived but then I got worried that l was worrying too much.
    I am her gay great uncle but she is more. Eight years of her getting on my nerves. 8 years of making her look at situations and having her reaction
    reach a mature decision. She is my best friend and it has nothing to do with how society sees us.
    She was thrown away for real a baby left like a piece of refuse o n a curb. I got lucky came across her by mistake. She is straight As.
    Takes hip hop, jazz ballet, acting, voice, swim
    She is a treasure and if you look on WestLaw she i is the only child in Pennsylvania history to be given full custody to great grand parents. My mother had 250 thousand in the bank I had almost that much. Every penny went to defend this kid. Money well spent. Sharon, my mom, is not to be played with. She wears old sweats around the house but baby girl’s life was on the line and she came strutting in Donna Kearen.I think I she used my macy card as I had a 2400 :hundred dollar charge.we just do not talk about: it.
    anbou

  18. mothy6767 says:

    I forgot about this.I love straight white men. Fact three of them are my brothers. I was so broke living in London my siblings did not bat an eye I had carte Blanche on credit cards. I never spent my brothers money. I spent a year going to Prague and Mykonos. My brother is an executive for a d.dollar store. We are two years apart but I was always dying. Sucks.I did live and on top of it I became an asshole. Yep Tim and Jim. He is so gentle I am an asshole. I say buck up he wants to hold a hand. No matter we grew up with an outhouse and he was willing to support me as i ran through Europe. To my credit I never touched his money but what a joy.

  19. WMCB says:

    Yes, the Senate is profoundly anti-democratic. On purpose. Because democracies (i.e. mob rule) SUCK ASS. Democracies and Republics are not the same thing. Our entire govt was set up to provide representative govt while simultaneously protecting against democracy by safeguarding minority rights.

    And no, they don’t teach basic civics anymore in most schools, and haven’t for some time. They teach that the founders (awful old white men) made a few improvements along the road to Blessed Utopian Democracy, but really we have so much further to go, since we’re so much more enlightened and smarter than they were. But no, they no longer teach the pitfalls of democracy that the founders were deliberately trying to avoid by their “middle course.”

    And that’s not by accident or an oversight, IMO. It’s deliberate. Evidently hard won wisdom is no competition for the new and shiny narrative.

    Plato weeps.

    • 1539days says:

      The concept of democracy has been co-opted by socialism. The idea that if we have some sort of perfect democracy where everyone is equal, we will all work hard in our best interests. This has never happened and the consuming passion to make it happen has caused more death and destruction that we can imagine.

      I heard this line about how the US government was invented by geniuses to be run by idiots. The Senate is designed to be the deliberative body where bills can’t just pass on a whim. It takes six years just for everyone to face an election. In the old days, they weren’t even elected. The states themselves chose them through the legislatures. Ironically, the same kind of idiots who want to abolish the Senate wanted to make it more “democratic” by letting the state populations vote for them.

  20. mothy6767 says:

    There is a guy at my kids school “expressing” himself. He has tattoos all over his neck and face. He wears a dog collar.He can lunch on my shorts. He is not profound he is a spoiled child screaming look at me. I owned a building on Great Jones and the Bowery..Rent was crazy. 15 thousand a month to start. Why do people have to smell to prove they are not rich. Body odor so bad and clad in used filthy clothes. I guess it is some sort of statement but I did background checks always mommy and daddy
    .security deposit was 15 grand. That is a lot of money yet they dressed down.
    For shirts and giggles my old boss bought two brownstone on Minetta Lane got a song. She is evil and did not do a check on the property. One tenant pays 10 dollars a month.

    http://elitedaily.com/news/world/man-pays-10-dollars-month-nyc-apartment/843056/

  21. mothy6767 says:

    I worked for that woman for ten years. She would fire me all the time then she would call crying I need you. The place was beyond dysfunctional. Husband and wife set each other on fire with a full restaurant. Her name is not Pari Dulac. She pretends to be a faith healer from Paris. She is from Iraq and is so pathetic she claims her birthday is Bastille day. I know her and she is crazy. Bernard worked for her for twenty years. He had no teeth and would get really drunk and pass out in the bathroom. People loved him. He would be so drunk he could not add up his own checks. We are not talking buzzed he was wasted he would fall asleep mid sentence. He was Bernard.He hit on my baby brother with me there. He was such a unique person. I got to meet Dolly Parton because he was so over the.top. She was considering buying the rights to Cowgirls and she got drunk Bernard as her waiter. He tried to play with her boobs I had to step in.
    Anyhow the woman is crooked. How do you buy two brownstones in the west village for under three l million. Not possible.. Thirty million maybe. Panetta Lane is a tiny street in the west village it is one block long but it hosts a theater and. Restaurants. Washington Squuare park is a block away. Watch a movie and see kids in New York playing basketball that is the 6th avenue playground. One block away from Minetta Lane I am a really bad realtor I am all about the school district. I suffer because I am real with people. I am so sadly gay I have this memory of Lindsay Wagner selling houses and being honest. Stuck with me that and her depiction of a woman on death row. I think the movie was called I want to Live. Rocked my world. She is put to death but she was wearing a pair of Mary Jane flats and her ankle was Academy award winning. I think her name was Barbara.

  22. mothy6767 says:

    I Want to Live is the story of Barbara Graham.
    Susan Hayward won the academy. Award in 1938. Funny that the story stock’s with me??? Bionic woman kicks Rita Hayworrs ass.

  23. mothy6767 says:

    Oops Susan Hayword.

  24. Lulu says:

    Yesterday, my congressman, the sometimes idiotic, always interesting and defiant, “Judge” Louie Gohmert said he was running for speaker in defiance of John Boehner. Louie was a state district judge, very strict, and that is how most people around here still think of him. He was a work horse, kept his court on time and “snapping” and the courthouse staff liked and respected him. He ran for Congress, won, and has been considered a nutty hillbilly in DC. He has crossed Boehner repeatedly and been on the leadership’s shitlist for quite some time. He does not care. I thought when he said he was throwing his name out to goad Boehner yesterday that he was just being an asshole to bug leadership. Today I am not so sure.

    In 2012 Gohmert helped Ted Cruz get elected in a huge upset in the Repub primary. They have been pals and fellow bomb throwers ever since. Both have caused the Repub elite unending trouble. Gohmert and an assortment of other Congressional enemies of Boehner meet regularly in Ted Cruz’s office over in the Senate building so Boehner’s spies cannot track them. They vent, bitch, argue, and strategize. Cruz claims that he just provides a private place for them (without spying staff) to meet and listens to them. Boehner blows them off. This group specifically voted against the Wall St bailouts, Obamacare, and now executive amnesty for illegal aliens. Their policy arguments won 2010 and 2014 and Boehner still ignores them.

    Now Steve King of NY says he is not voting for Boehner for speaker! He HATES Ted Cruz. Does he understand that Cruz is the organizing force and brains behind the coup? Does he not care? What is going on here? He says “We need a Speaker who will help us all keep our oath, including his own, to the Constitution, not one who has consistently blocked our efforts to keep ours. I will vote for an alternative candidate for Speaker. I can’t vote for John Boehner again.” http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/04/steve-king-i-will-not-vote-for-boehner-as-speaker/

    This is all very interesting, bizarre, and the Vox’ers and main stream media will not have a clue. The standard prog view as well as Chamber of Commerce Repubs will say that you don’t throw out your leader after a big win. This is not how the election shook out and Gohmert and Cruz, and King now, know it. They won in spite of Boehner. They won to oppose Obama and Boehner won’t do it in spite of having a huge and historic majority. With King turning publicly the possibility of no more Boehner went up exponentially. Boehner has a lot of enemies, was not helpful in the recent election, and the Vile Progs going after Scalise helped the congressional insurgents and not Boehner. Go figure. Cause and effect is beyond them.

  25. votermom says:

    New thread. Feel free to repost any comments y’all want to talk about.

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