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(Buzzfeed)   Maps show how the election would've gone if we had only followed the Founding Fathers original intent in the Constitution   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 103
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2012-11-11 02:36:30 PM
Women could vote in Wyoming as early as 1869.
 
2012-11-11 02:37:36 PM
Interesting.
 
2012-11-11 02:46:07 PM
And that is why the GOP supports voter suppression.
 
2012-11-11 02:47:18 PM

OtherBrotherDarryl: Women could vote in Wyoming as early as 1869.


Both of them?
 
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2012-11-11 02:50:05 PM
So all this teatard talk about violating the Constitution isn't just ignorance speaking?

Entirely I mean.
 
2012-11-11 02:52:54 PM
The pre-1870 map is irrelevant.
 
2012-11-11 02:53:13 PM
The BuzzFeed staffers seem to have forgotten that at America's founding, Obama wouldn't have been eligible to run for President.
 
2012-11-11 03:55:23 PM
There was only one Founding Father? Which one was he?
 
2012-11-11 03:57:31 PM

Lorelle: The BuzzFeed staffers seem to have forgotten that at America's founding, Obama wouldn't have been eligible to run for President.


His white half might have been.

Oh wait, 1 drop of blood and all that.

You're right, clever and impartial observer of America's racist past.
 
2012-11-11 04:02:05 PM
Meh, back then the Mormon wouldn't have gotten the nomination, so.........
 
2012-11-11 04:11:55 PM
3/5th of a president is still a president.
 
2012-11-11 04:20:21 PM

The Onion is prophetic: There was only one Founding Father? Which one was he?


Joerge Fraveresson
 
2012-11-11 04:35:05 PM
America be changing.

Mind you, you can curse at the wind, or you can shift your sails, or even row to shore...
 
2012-11-11 04:43:49 PM

basemetal: Meh, back then the Mormon wouldn't have gotten the nomination, so.........


And a black guy wouldn't be the incumbent.
 
2012-11-11 04:47:27 PM

The Onion is prophetic: There was only one Founding Father? Which one was he?


Dr. Rev. Uncle Sam America. He totally bought beer for everyone.
 
2012-11-11 04:50:57 PM
The article's main point that Obama would not have been elected without the lady vote, the minority vote and the youth vote is made a little clumsily here but it remains a fact.

Hence O'Reilly's racist rant bemoaning the loss of white privilege the other night on FOX.

At some deep gut level some of these older GOP guys really feel that the country would be better off if only white Christian land owning males could vote.

Sad is that.
 
2012-11-11 04:52:00 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-11 05:45:31 PM
I heard there's some map bouncing around right wing websites showing the results only if people who paid federal income tax voted. Anyone know about this?
 
2012-11-11 05:50:27 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: OtherBrotherDarryl: Women could vote in Wyoming as early as 1869.

Both of them?


There was only one Wyoming in 1869.
 
2012-11-11 05:50:55 PM
So can we all agree that Conservatives are regressive?
 
2012-11-11 05:52:55 PM
Yeah Oregon!

We would still be blue.
 
2012-11-11 05:54:34 PM
Southern States would have fewer electoral votes too.
 
2012-11-11 05:55:16 PM

thamike: So can we all agree that Conservatives are regressive?


Pretty obvious at this point. Hell, they're still backing rape and racial disenfranchisement.
 
2012-11-11 05:56:11 PM
I was thinking about the same thing.

Originally neither the Black man nor the Mormon would have been eligible to run.
So the race would have been tied 0/0 for these candidates.

Would GWB had been able to be a nominee? (outside of the Term limit question)
 
2012-11-11 05:56:31 PM

DamnYankees: I heard there's some map bouncing around right wing websites showing the results only if people who paid federal income tax voted. Anyone know about this?


Don't know how they'd calculate that, given the number of immigrants (legal and otherwise), who pay income tax but couldn't cast a vote
 
2012-11-11 05:57:00 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: thamike: So can we all agree that Conservatives are regressive?

Pretty obvious at this point. Hell, they're still backing rape and racial disenfranchisement.


I'm talking about the so called "real conservatives." Can we stop pretending there is some fossilized version of conservativism that's just plumb awesome for everybody?
 
2012-11-11 05:57:17 PM
Um... not to rain on the dude's parade, but until the early 1900s the electoral college was appointed, for the most part, by the congresses, the methods only gradually shifted the the popular vote and winner-take-all method for the states gradually over the better part of a century.

So... no, mostly wouldn't have looked like that at all, it would have looked precisely like a map of congressional majorities (or, in some states, governorships, or in some states district-by-district). This argument is retarded as presented.

Its implication is also retarded, as the actual lead of GOP candidates among white males isn't actually as huge as presented, they're exaggerating it by magnifying it with an arbitrarily selected interpretation of how the EC works.

It's like someone showed Nate Silver's maps to a three-year-old, told them that that was good and they should do that, and they (being three years old) responded on the assumption that the important part was having a shiny blue and red map, not the "actually knowing something about math and history" bit.
 
2012-11-11 05:58:52 PM
I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?
 
2012-11-11 05:59:35 PM

minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?


Hah?
 
2012-11-11 05:59:46 PM

Virtual Pariah: (outside of the Term limit question)


Term limits for the presidency weren't considered until after the FDR administration.
 
2012-11-11 06:00:14 PM
I don't see the problem with this. I think we'd be in a much better state if the election had gone this way.
 
2012-11-11 06:00:44 PM

minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?


Exit polls. Basically, voluntary questionnaires outside of randomly selected polling places
 
2012-11-11 06:01:53 PM
Ok, GOP morons, listen up. Clearly you've never read the Constitution, so I'm going to spell this out for you: the fact that there is a process to amend the Constitution means that the founders didn't intend for it to be static for all time. They laid down a framework that they knew would have to evolve over time, but they make it a little difficult to change, so it wouldn't be used to mollify every little whim.

Of course, you knew that, because you're happy to advocate amendments to fit your pet causes that the founders couldn't possibly have foreseen either.
 
2012-11-11 06:02:24 PM

minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?


Exit polling gives a good demographic breakdown of who voted for who and why, and is accurate to within a certain margin of error.
 
2012-11-11 06:03:33 PM
Obama got roughly 3/5s of the electoral vote.
 
2012-11-11 06:03:57 PM

Lost Thought 00: minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?

Exit polls. Basically, voluntary questionnaires outside of randomly selected polling places


Judas priest, are you idiots?
 
2012-11-11 06:04:37 PM

Jim_Callahan: Um... not to rain on the dude's parade, but until the early 1900s the electoral college was appointed, for the most part, by the congresses, the methods only gradually shifted the the popular vote and winner-take-all method for the states gradually over the better part of a century.

So... no, mostly wouldn't have looked like that at all, it would have looked precisely like a map of congressional majorities (or, in some states, governorships, or in some states district-by-district). This argument is retarded as presented.

Its implication is also retarded, as the actual lead of GOP candidates among white males isn't actually as huge as presented, they're exaggerating it by magnifying it with an arbitrarily selected interpretation of how the EC works.

It's like someone showed Nate Silver's maps to a three-year-old, told them that that was good and they should do that, and they (being three years old) responded on the assumption that the important part was having a shiny blue and red map, not the "actually knowing something about math and history" bit.


Nevertheless, I found it amusing. Are you not amused?
 
2012-11-11 06:04:58 PM

DamnYankees: I heard there's some map bouncing around right wing websites showing the results only if people who paid federal income tax voted. Anyone know about this?


Be funny to see a map like that, where Romney's tax evading friends couldn't vote.
 
2012-11-11 06:05:38 PM

Jim_Callahan: Um... not to rain on the dude's parade, but until the early 1900s the electoral college was appointed, for the most part, by the congresses, the methods only gradually shifted the the popular vote and winner-take-all method for the states gradually over the better part of a century.

So... no, mostly wouldn't have looked like that at all, it would have looked precisely like a map of congressional majorities (or, in some states, governorships, or in some states district-by-district). This argument is retarded as presented.

Its implication is also retarded, as the actual lead of GOP candidates among white males isn't actually as huge as presented, they're exaggerating it by magnifying it with an arbitrarily selected interpretation of how the EC works.

It's like someone showed Nate Silver's maps to a three-year-old, told them that that was good and they should do that, and they (being three years old) responded on the assumption that the important part was having a shiny blue and red map, not the "actually knowing something about math and history" bit.



Eeyore!
 
2012-11-11 06:06:14 PM
Them white mens be trippin'.
 
2012-11-11 06:06:17 PM
BTW there were 12 amendments proposed after the Constitution was created, there are the first 10 we're all familiar with, another eventually became the 17th amendment and then there's the one that's not ratified. And it has to do with how many members of the House there are. funny thing is, the wording is a bit vague, so how many members there would be depends on how you read it. But in either case, there'd be substantially more. Indeed going by one way of reading it, there'd be a district for every 50,000 people. So 20 members of the house for every 1 million people.
 
2012-11-11 06:07:00 PM
Oh get over it, butthurt republican pussies. You lose. You get nothing.
 
2012-11-11 06:07:21 PM
and that's 27th not 17th amendment
 
2012-11-11 06:08:16 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Lost Thought 00: minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?

Exit polls. Basically, voluntary questionnaires outside of randomly selected polling places

Judas priest, are you idiots?


I don't know if they're idiots, but they're a horrible f**king band.
 
2012-11-11 06:10:33 PM

Satanic_Hamster: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: OtherBrotherDarryl: Women could vote in Wyoming as early as 1869.

Both of them?

There was only one Wyoming in 1869.


And she was a whore!
 
2012-11-11 06:10:38 PM

t3knomanser: Obama got roughly 3/5s of the electoral vote.


*snicker*
 
2012-11-11 06:11:32 PM

jso2897: HotIgneous Intruder: Lost Thought 00: minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?

Exit polls. Basically, voluntary questionnaires outside of randomly selected polling places

Judas priest, are you idiots?

I don't know if they're idiots, but they're a horrible f**king band.


You shut the fark up! Farking blasphemy.
 
2012-11-11 06:14:21 PM

jso2897: HotIgneous Intruder: Lost Thought 00: minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?

Exit polls. Basically, voluntary questionnaires outside of randomly selected polling places

Judas priest, are you idiots?

I don't know if they're idiots, but they're a horrible f**king band.


If you say that in the mirror, Rob Halford and Right Said Fred appear and give you a spit-roasting.
 
2012-11-11 06:15:59 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: jso2897: HotIgneous Intruder: Lost Thought 00: minoridiot: I thought votes were suppose to be secret. How did they acquire this data other than pulling it out of their assess?

Exit polls. Basically, voluntary questionnaires outside of randomly selected polling places

Judas priest, are you idiots?

I don't know if they're idiots, but they're a horrible f**king band.

You shut the fark up! Farking blasphemy.


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Washing the dog!
Washing the dog!
 
2012-11-11 06:17:48 PM

quatchi: The article's main point that Obama would not have been elected without the lady vote, the minority vote and the youth vote is made a little clumsily here but it remains a fact.

Hence O'Reilly's racist rant bemoaning the loss of white privilege the other night on FOX.

At some deep gut level some of these older GOP guys really feel that the country would be better off if only white Christian land owning males could vote.

Sad is that.


As a male, white, land-owning, Chri......

Oh, damn. Does 3 of 4 count for anything? Maybe not getting a kick exactly, but mildly bemused?
 
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