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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 19
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2012-11-11 02:46:07 PM  
6 votes:
And that is why the GOP supports voter suppression.
2012-11-11 04:02:05 PM  
3 votes:
Meh, back then the Mormon wouldn't have gotten the nomination, so.........
2012-11-11 04:52:00 PM  
2 votes:
i.qkme.me
2012-11-11 04:35:05 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:53:13 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:32:23 PM  
1 votes:

vegasj: wow... from the comments.

[s3-ak.buzzfeed.com image 335x281]

Why are black women so racist?


I like to think of it more as black women having finely calibrated bullshiat detectors.
2012-11-11 07:13:16 PM  
1 votes:

Virtual Pariah: 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)


Term limit added much later. Clinton would still be President.
2012-11-11 06:40:41 PM  
1 votes:

RepealThe22nd: Virtual Pariah: Would GWB had been able to be a nominee? (outside of the Term limit question)

The Founding Fathers didn't put term limits in the Constitution, they came later (and should be repealed).


It'd be wonderful to watch the republican reaction to the prospect of 3 or 4 more terms for Obama. I'd say thats reason enough to repeal that.
2012-11-11 06:21:32 PM  
1 votes:

Virtual Pariah: Would GWB had been able to be a nominee? (outside of the Term limit question)


The Founding Fathers didn't put term limits in the Constitution, they came later (and should be repealed).
2012-11-11 06:07:21 PM  
1 votes:
and that's 27th not 17th amendment
2012-11-11 06:03:33 PM  
1 votes:
Obama got roughly 3/5s of the electoral vote.
2012-11-11 06:02:24 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:01:53 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:55:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:54:34 PM  
1 votes:
Southern States would have fewer electoral votes too.
2012-11-11 05:52:55 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah Oregon!

We would still be blue.
2012-11-11 05:50:55 PM  
1 votes:
So can we all agree that Conservatives are regressive?
2012-11-11 04:50:57 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:57:31 PM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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