I have talked about treasonous Republicans before. This is not about the same Republican, but about others that follow his general line of thinking.
First let me say that in my personal opinion, most conservatives are not treasonous. They are ethical, honorable people I enjoy having dinner with. But in the last 40 years or so, they have attracted quite a few traitors.
The thing is, that even 60 years ago, it were the liberals that were talking treason. Not anymore. Now, every time you have some blowhard talking treason, he is from the far right, not the far left. There are no communists trying to take over the government, just fascists trying to get us to do what they want, even if most of us vote against it.
No stand offs with armed liberals holding back the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in California. No. It's even the conservatives that talk about 'second amendment solutions', seceding, reloading, etc.
Usually when you question them about it, they claim they were not serious. In other words they are shocked, shocked that anyone actually believed them. Apparently, even conservatives don't think anyone actually believes the words that come out of their mouth.
The thing is, people do. People listen when you vilify the president, claiming he isn't legitimate. People listen when you talk about armed insurrection - even in a veiled way. If you like the idea of 'blood libel', they hey, you join the party that talks about it, rather than the party that condemns it.
As a result, the GOP has, over the past 40 years attracted the majority of psychotic christian nut jobs that want to overthrow the government. [ Why just the christian nut jobs? Because the GOP is quite clearly pro christian and anti every other religion - including Judaism despite their fervent claims and pro-Israel stance - and that's why Jews still prefer the Democrat party. The same goes for Muslims, and other religions. ]
But lets talk about the latest bit of treason.
The GOP has looked at the demographics and realized that given their current stance and reputation, they will never win another US Presidency. Never ever. Quite a few of the smart, honorable republicans have therefore insisted on changing the vision of the Republican Party. Henry Olsen, Luigi Zingales, Robert Stein, James Caprett, David Frum, and Ross Duthat for example.
But not every Republican is an honorable or intelligent as the esteemed men listed above. Note, I looked for a woman but it's hard to find a Republican woman that qualified, unfortunately. Part of the problem, of course.
So some of these less honorable and less intelligent Republicans instead want to change the way we elect the President. They can't win, so instead of trying harder, they want to change the rules so that they have an advantage.
The first suggestion is to simply have the Republican controlled state houses of the swing states, shift to proportionate electoral voting, as opposed to winner take all. That is, have them do it like Main or Nebraska - BUT ONLY IN LIBERAL STATES. They want the Republican states to remain winner take all. This would be unethical, but not outright treason. As I said, Maine and Nebraska already do it that way.
Lets assume they managed to do that in all of the following states; Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Florida. Those were all big states Obama won, that the GOP thought they had a chance of winning (they didn't). Lets assume they go all out and round off, so the state winner doesn't always get one extra electoral vote. If you get 51% of the state vote, you get 51% of the electoral votes, which if number is even, is the exact same number of electoral votes as the loser gets.
Given the 2012 election, that means they would have +10 votes for PA, +5 votes for WI, +9 votes for OH, and +14 votes from FL, for a total of +38 extra electoral votes. They actually won 206, so with +38, electoral votes, that brings them to 244. Obama still wins.
OK, let's try it with all the states that are not Strongly Democratic. Add in +3 votes from Nevada, +3 from Iowa, +5 from Michigan, +8 votes from Michigan, and +2 from New Hampshire. For a total of another 21 votes. That brings them to 265. Obama still wins.
Why? Because the country as a whole prefers the Democrats. It's not just a bunch of east coast and west coast liberals,. And because New York and California contain so many people and are so strongly Democrat.
They would need to try and pull that crap in either most of the Democrat controlled states, or at least in California and New York to have a chance to affect this past election. Worse, the country isn't stupid and if the GOP tried such god awful crap, it could very likely give the House to the Democrats, not to mention giving the Senate a super majority (no more filibustering).
So lets try the next bit of bullshit. The scheme proposed by the traitor, Reid Wilson.
And they are not alone. The traitors Robert Godshall (Repubican State Rep) and Seth Grove (Republican State Rep) are trying to implement this evil scheme in Pennsylvania. If it had been in place, Obama, who won 52% over 47% of the state's popular vote would have only been given Romeny would have won 13 of the 20 electoral votes and Obama get only 7. Yes, Obama, winning the popular vote by 5% would get just over 1/2 as many electoral votes as Romney.
How do you totally destroy the very heart of democracy? You award electoral votes by congressional district, as opposed to by state. That is, each district vote separately and the winner wins one electoral vote. Of course, they only want to do this in Democrat states. Despite the fact that they control the majority of House Districts due to gerrymandering.
In fact, the gerrymandering is so bad, that if this was the case, they could quite literally lose the popular vote by a major amount - 10% or even 20% , and still 'win' the presidential election - no lets be honest here and use the word 'achieve' the Presidency.
Again, Republicans are too stupid to realize that the Second amendment protects Democrats right to take up arms and rebel against a treasonous dictator just as much as it protects the Republicans. If they tried this crap, and it was not thrown out of court, we would have another civil war against the fascist pigs that think they can ignore the will of the people. The entire point of Democracy is to ensure that the will of the people is done. When you try to ignore it, we rise up and slap you down.
This is a free country. We get to vote on who rules us. If you try to steal the vote by rigging the ballot box or just by rigging the system, you won't like what we do to your body.
But that won't happen. The Supreme Court would throw it out.
Because you see, gerrymandering is an incredibly vile act that states get away with mainly because it doesn't affect how powerful someone's vote is, it affects who you get to vote for. It escapes under a technicality. We all know how evil it is, but we haven't found a way to kill it yet because of that technicality. The Supreme Court takes the Presidency very seriously, I assure you, if someone tried to gerrymander the Presidency, it gets tossed.
His idea is to use gerrymandering in a new way, so it not only affects who you get to vote for (congressman), but how powerful your vote becomes. In his system, the majority of people will no longer have one person one vote. but instead a complex system of one person, one share of one vote. With the system designed to ensure that minorities shares are worthless.
The traitor Reid Wilson would find his scheme, once it is used to reduce the value of minority votes, gets thrown out by the Supreme Court of the United States. Oh, and it would also probably end Gerrymandering.
SCOTUS would throw it out under the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, which states that the right to vote may not be abridged by any state on account of race. The court has already ruled that things like literacy tests, poll taxes etc. qualify as abridging the right. Abridging does not have to specifically mention race, it just needs to be done in such a way as to affect race. I am sure the majority of the court would rule his ridiculous district plan abridges the right to vote of the minority voters as they are all concentrated in gerrymandered districts.
You see, the GOP's problem is that they are racist. As such they have so few black republicans (less than 15%). So all the schemes the GOP likes to dream about violate the 15th amendment.
Reid Wilson, Robert Godshall, and Seth Grove (and their traitor brothers) do not understand the laws of the United States, the idea of Democracy, or ethics. They put party above country, above freedom, above Democracy.
But America is still a free country. We don't let dictators like Mussolini, Stalin or Castro ignore the popular vote.
That's why their traitor's scheme will never come to pass.