Here’s an unsympathetic op-ed piece — from the New York Daily News, of all places — on the Left’s desperate campaign to annul the recent presidential election by subverting members of the Electoral College.
The author, Michael Tracey, writes:
Such a move would be rightly labeled a kind of hostile coup, as it totally flies in the face of all established convention, and would mark a point of no return in American politics. Henceforth, all bets are off.
Those advocating for this strategy should admit what they are demanding — that centuries of settled precedent be summarily tossed in the trash, in pursuance of a short-term political objective: blocking Trump. The advocates should admit that they are so virulently opposed to Trump, and view him as such an acute danger, that they are willing to fundamentally upend the United States electoral system. That’s what this would be.
A “hostile coup” is scarcely an understatement; that is certainly what it would be seen as in the vast geographical majority of the nation that supported Mr. Trump’s candidacy. (You know — that part of the country where the well-armed people who grow all the food live.)
President Obama, in a characteristically blinkered and narcissistic presser yesterday, lamented “how divided, partisan, dysfunctional our political process is”. If, against all the odds, this Democrat putsch succeeds on Monday, what follows will make our current social and political divisions look like The Love Boat.
Is that really what these people want? One does get the feeling that they haven’t quite thought the thing through.