This is her America, people! She said so herself!

The white lab coats here at the Policy Werkes have put under the electron microscope this photograph, a screen shot taken from NBC News.

It shows a woman engorged with the righteous indignation that Madison liberal progressive socialists have mustered through years of marching down State Street and banging drums in the Capitol whenever they are over-ruled by the democratic process. (That thing called “elections.”)

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This is what a tantrum looks like, not what democracy looks like. (photo from NBC News)

This heroine (as yet unidentified) is attending a heretofore largely ignored ritual of American democracy: the state-by-state meeting of presidential electors, as prescribed by Article II of the U.S. Constitution and amended by the Twelfth — this one in the Wisconsin State Capitol, inconveniently located in the heart of the Peoples’ Republic.

After all 10 Wisconsin electors, assembled 12-19-16, voted Donald J. Trump and for vice president, Mike Pence, the lady rushed to the front with arms raised, shouting that the electors, “don’t deserve to be in America.”

“This is my America!” she shouted. The 10 electors, from every corner of the state, “have sold us out!” she shrieked.

The woman was supported by the equivalent of a Greek chorus, who —  lacking any sense of irony —  chanted “shame.”

Please teach the Constitution

This particular shame appears to be that the electors followed the will of Wisconsin voters, a majority of whom voted for Trump. (Your Squire did not but he was over-ruled by the people.)

Really, it is remarkable. The leftist minority gets to determine who stays and who goes, depending on their political beliefs. They really believe this. Totalitarians never sleep!


The Constitution was written by “a small group of white men who were not enthusiastic about democracy.” —  John Nichols, socialist


Meanwhile, aliens here in Madison illegally get to stay. UW-Madison and city police say they won’t cooperate with immigration authorities.

As far as we know, all 10 Wisconsin electors are citizens in good standing. I know some of them. They love small animals.

But this is not their America, sayeth the unladylike lady. It’s hers. What she lacks in the arts of persuasion she makes up in volume and bad manners. Mayhaps it is time to talk about Liberal Privilege instead of white privilege.

The really odd thing, hard to reconcile, is the “Love Trumps Hate” crowd posits that Wisconsin’s presidential electors should ignore their own voters and vote California’s.

That is the premise of a multi-state compact that has stalled out at 10 states and D.C.  Adherents would vote the composite national popular vote regardless of their state’s preference. Wisconsin has not signed on. The concept is of dubious legality and even less practicality. After all, more Democrat(ic) electors bolted from Hillary than Republicans were faithless to Trump.

We understand the argument for ditching the Electoral College and the wish of our l-p-s acquaintances that California be allowed to determine the nation’s chief executive, if that means electing a Democrat. We disagree with that argument and said so in the previous blogge (a gem if ever!).

Going to a national popular vote (or direct election) would lead to a multi-candidate, multi-party system in which the president could be elected by a small percentage of voters. (Pete duPont’s argument still holds water. Not surprisingly, he’s from Delaware.)

We do agree that presidential electors should be free to vote their conscience. If it occurred that Donald Trump had driven a rented truck into a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Times Square between November 8 and December 19, electors ought to be able to exercise discretion.

As for the suspected Russian hacking — a foul deed, if true — such tampering amounts to releasing information of the kind that earns news agencies the coveted Pulitzer  Prize. The Russkies hacked no state’s election. Which is another argument against a national election system and in favor of our federal, 50-state process.

Besides, no Russkie told Hillary to avoid Wisconsin like a drunk uncle at the Christmas party.

Imagine if Republicans …

A new bonus feature for our platinum subscribers (you know who you are). Think John Lennon while we …

• Imagine Trumpsters disrupting a constitutionally mandated meeting. Imagine the howls of dismay emanating from our unbiased news media. (Somewhere in the distance, a dog barked.)

• Imagine the NRA marching down State Street, Madison with rifles held aloft to denounce the “genocide” of young black men at the hands of other young black men. But when the Black Panthers

• Imagine trashing the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Hamilton, and Franklin. That is what socialist provocateur John Nichols does in The Nation magazine. The Electoral College, he writes, is the product of “a small group of white men who were not enthusiastic about democracy.”

So unenthusiastic about democracy that they were willing to die for it, John.

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15 Responses to This is her America, people! She said so herself!

  1. Eric Z says:

    BRAVO!!! It needed to be said. You should organize about 300 Conservatives to go to the next City council meeting to give 3 minutes of their opinions on a resolution so as to enjoy and collect liberal tears and jeers. That would be fitting.

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  2. Jake A says:

    Let’s see if this one will interrupt a steady stream of slurpy comments from Eric Z: Didn’t Trumpsters routinely and constantly interrupt town halls to rail against Obamacare? Wasn’t the whole point to yell and stomp feet and shut the whole thing down? And please stop with this prideful “never Trump” nonsense. You were never Trump when you thought it was a way to get clicks, but saying you’d vote for him today means you’ve been impressed by a fraud. No backs, Blaska! In for a dime, in for a dollar with this small-handed oaf.

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    • davidblaska says:

      Please think about your phrase “interrupting town halls.” Town halls are precisely to hear from the people assembled. Wisconsin’s presidential electors heard from the voters on November 8. (So did I.) Whereas, there are no public hearings in the electoral college. Nor should they submit to personal intimidation. Do you think otherwise?

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      • Jake A says:

        Who was intimidated by this woman? She was about as intimidating as that old coot in the uniform who was screaming at the president a couple months ago (reminder: Obama treated him far better than any protester at a Trump rally was treated). Meanwhile, here’s some Trumpster rage for you: https://youtu.be/INy4gaUrCL4.
        You have cast this woman inaccurately as some kind of bully, much as you lied about the protesters who showed up to picket Ben Shapiro. They left after a few minutes and Shapiro went on to speak for 90 minutes. 90! He exercised his right to free speech that night for sure. And exercised. And exercised. And exercised.

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  3. Meade says:

    Comrade Nichols might do well to re-read his copy of Tocqueville to help him understand the framers’ suspicions of direct democracy and why republican representative democracy works exceptionally well in America. (Hint: the Puritans).

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  4. davidblaska says:

    Jake, Jake, Jake! How many police officers did you see in the picture? There were more in the video (see sidebar). Is there any doubt in your mind that if the crazy woman had the bodies they would have shut down the process? Same with the Shapiro speech: the bullies were outnumbered by the audience — and shamed by the woman who said she worked all day and wanted to hear the speech. What’s more, they’re asking the chancellor to either revoke the speech organizers’ club charter (i.e. ban them for meeting) or submit them to intensive re-education camp. I wrote about it. Did you read it?

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    • Jake A says:

      If the “crazy woman” had the “bodies,” might she have shut down the process? How many leaps in logic do you want us to take here, Blaska? Let me guess: You wish she had been tossed in the slammer. For being upset and saying so. Crazy? And you’re not?
      It seems like you’re looking for a safe space for these volunteer electors, who publicly voted for a guy who threatens violence and prison for those who dare oppose him.
      This is America in 2016: You have elected a man who celebrates division. You are greeting his inauguration with enthusiasm, which must mean you endorse the divisiveness he brings with him. Divisiveness breads loud, bold and unpopular speech in response. God bless America.

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  5. Dave, not B says:

    Purple woman is crazy enough to be a professor at UW-Madistan. Or be a writer for Cap Times.

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  6. Norman Sannes says:

    The woman was a raving lunatic, but that’s what they do.

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  7. Michael says:

    It is the same craziness which happened right before ACT 10 was passed. In fact, the crazy liberal peeps were going past the governor’s house, beeping, and yelling. The funny part was, the governor wasn’t there, he was in the capital but they sure rattled his family! Liberals are intolerant of other people’s views. There is a major political war going on. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to impeach President-Elect Donald Trump once he is sworn in.

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    • Eric Z says:

      Oh come now Michael, I dont even come close to being a liberal, nor a tea bagger, but let us be honest here. You say and I quote, “Liberals are intolerant of other people’s views. . You sound like you don’t agree with them so YOU are intolerant of their views. Hmmm So much hypocrisy, so little time. Consider some largely Republican/ Conservative rhetoric, Homosexuality is a sin and a moral affront against God, Abortion is a sin, Athiests are wrong and will rot in hell, Same sex marriage is a sin, etc… Obviously that rhetoric and the people who practice and preach it are in your own words, intolerant of other peoples views. Hmmm. Sooooo much hypocrisy, so little time.

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      • Patricko says:

        Just wanted to point out that criticism is not the same thing as intolerance, and neither is it indicative of hypocrisy. As for attacking conservative rhetoric, perhaps you should do that to the people who actually said those words, rather than those who did not. Can you say “straw man?”

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  8. Madison Expat says:

    John Nichols prefers the current Cuban form of government.
    Socialismo o muerta!

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