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(WorldNetDaily)   There is a Constitutional way to prevent Obama from being re-elected. All you need is 17 states to go along with it. Let's see... Texas, Oklahoma,   (wnd.com) divider line 133
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2012-11-20 07:22:26 AM  
And again, the constitution is misread by a right-wing asshole.

The 2/3 quorum is for the case of a tie, when the house (requiring a 2/3 states quorum) elects the President. There is nothing there mentioning a quorum for the Electoral College.

And they say the left is trying to subvert America. Assholes.
 
2012-11-20 08:08:46 AM  
Please please please let this nonsense gain traction. The nutbags need another beatdown.
 
2012-11-20 08:12:30 AM  
how can the right wing claim to be a bunch of patriots...then spend all this time and effort trying to undermine the country just because they didn't get their way...? I think their commitment to this nation is a thin coat of paint. scratch that paint, and they're not committed to the ideals of this nation at all.
 
2012-11-20 09:07:31 AM  
Nothing says patriotism like subverting the will of the people.
 
2012-11-20 09:10:53 AM  

Samalie: And again, the constitution is misread by a right-wing asshole.


A king of teabaggers, who proclaims only to want to uphold the Constitution.

/pass the Onion
 
2012-11-20 09:43:25 AM  
It seems to me that if the party controlling the House wants to control the Executive office when they know they can't win, the solution is for them to bring a 3rd party into the mix which then could eliminate a majority which means the election is thrown to the House of Reps.

I'm still not clear on the 2/3 quorum. I think it could mean that while California gets one vote, 2/3 of the congressmen from California must agree on their states candidate but that brings up the question of what happens to a state's vote if they can't agree.
 
2012-11-20 09:52:27 AM  
The poll at the bottom of that "piece" is really something.
 
2012-11-20 09:53:46 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Nothing says patriotism conservatism like subverting the will of the people.


Fixed
 
2012-11-20 09:58:25 AM  
Anyone that suggests a state should leave the union or dreams up a crazy scheme to nullify the results of a fair election is not a patriot. You do not love your country if you do not denounce this garbage. The end.
 
2012-11-20 10:00:46 AM  

sammyk: Anyone that suggests a state should leave the union or dreams up a crazy scheme to nullify the results of a fair election is not a patriot. You do not love your country if you do not denounce this garbage. The end.


I wonder what our local GOP shills will have to say on this story? I haven't seen them out in force much at all lately.
 
2012-11-20 10:04:40 AM  
I can't wait for Civil War II: Electric Boogaloo.
 
2012-11-20 10:05:31 AM  

doyner: The poll at the bottom of that "piece" is really something.


Yeah. "Not even the idiots who read WND could support something so obviously Un-American? Could they?" *Clilck* "OH GOD DAMN IT!"
 
2012-11-20 10:07:01 AM  
Good luck with that...
 
2012-11-20 10:09:37 AM  
201 signatures to go.

You know you want to sign it.
 
2012-11-20 10:45:25 AM  
I'm so glad that a new version of "Red Dawn" is coming out for these asspipes to forlornly pound their meat to while dreaming of how they'd take out a T-90 Main Battle Tank with Paw's trusty Remington 870. Or, more accurately, dreaming of how they'd take out an M1A2 Main Battle Tank while saving 'Murca from the American military led by the Kenyan Traitor-in-Chief's Communofascisocialistic Atheist Muslin UN forces.
 
2012-11-20 10:46:44 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm so glad that a new version of "Red Dawn" is coming out for these asspipes to forlornly pound their meat to while dreaming of how they'd take out a T-90 Main Battle Tank with Paw's trusty Remington 870. Or, more accurately, dreaming of how they'd take out an M1A2 Main Battle Tank while saving 'Murca from the American military led by the Kenyan Traitor-in-Chief's Communofascisocialistic Atheist Muslin UN forces.


I should write a book along those lines.
 
2012-11-20 10:59:33 AM  
Speaking of civil wars, was there a 2/3 quorum of states voting in the Electoral College for Lincoln's 1864 re-election?

I suspect not, which would leave the GOP with a difficult argument.
 
2012-11-20 11:03:02 AM  

Sgt Otter: doyner: The poll at the bottom of that "piece" is really something.

Yeah. "Not even the idiots who read WND could support something so obviously Un-American? Could they?" *Clilck* "OH GOD DAMN IT!"


It's not fascism when they do it.
 
2012-11-20 12:08:31 PM  
That wasn't a bad article, but it needs a little BIRF CERTICFT thrown in to be truly convincing.
 
2012-11-20 12:13:59 PM  
How is it these people can write a whole column but can't read? What's his Fark handle?
 
2012-11-20 12:21:24 PM  

abb3w: Speaking of civil wars, was there a 2/3 quorum of states voting in the Electoral College for Lincoln's 1864 re-election?

I suspect not, which would leave the GOP with a difficult argument.


Nah, they've pretty much decided that Lincoln was a tyrant.
 
2012-11-20 12:22:26 PM  
If you are reading the constitution as part of a desperate search for loopholes you are doing it wrong.
 
2012-11-20 12:22:38 PM  

abb3w: Speaking of civil wars, was there a 2/3 quorum of states voting in the Electoral College for Lincoln's 1864 re-election?

I suspect not, which would leave the GOP with a difficult argument.


The people who make this argument probably side with the Confederacy anyway.
 
2012-11-20 12:23:14 PM  

Samalie: And again, the constitution is misread by a right-wing asshole.

The 2/3 quorum is for the case of a tie, when the house (requiring a 2/3 states quorum) elects the President. There is nothing there mentioning a quorum for the Electoral College.

And they say the left is trying to subvert America. Assholes.


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2012-11-20 12:23:57 PM  
No, there isn't a 'way to prevent Obama from being re-elected', because he has already BEEN re-elected, and will not be seeking re-election. There is nothing to PREVENT. Assholes.

Damn, I wish these people would just EABOD and DIAF already.

/I'd prefer they do both at the same time, actually.
 
2012-11-20 12:23:58 PM  
Done in one....
 
2012-11-20 12:24:22 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm so glad that a new version of "Red Dawn" is coming out for these asspipes to forlornly pound their meat to while dreaming of how they'd take out a T-90 Main Battle Tank with Paw's trusty Remington 870. Or, more accurately, dreaming of how they'd take out an M1A2 Main Battle Tank while saving 'Murca from the American military led by the Kenyan Traitor-in-Chief's Communofascisocialistic Atheist Muslin UN forces.


I absolutely expect the North Korean occupation to be taken by some shiat-eating right-wing asshat as analogous to the Obama administration "occupying" the country. You know, through a landslide election. Because BOOTSTRAPS!!!
 
2012-11-20 12:25:01 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: Please please please let this nonsense gain traction. The nutbags need another beatdown.


If this keeps going, I'm going to have to add an extension to my "GOP Tears of Impotent Rage" whine cellar.
 
2012-11-20 12:25:58 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: abb3w: Speaking of civil wars, was there a 2/3 quorum of states voting in the Electoral College for Lincoln's 1864 re-election?

I suspect not, which would leave the GOP with a difficult argument.

Nah, they've pretty much decided that Lincoln was a tyrant.


Well, he's either a tyrant, or a sterling example of how Republicans are the party that actually cares about civil rights, depending on context.
 
2012-11-20 12:26:30 PM  

unlikely: 201 signatures to go.

You know you want to sign it.


That's hilarious!

/too lazy to sign
 
2012-11-20 12:27:45 PM  
These biatches really do want to start a revolution.
 
2012-11-20 12:28:01 PM  
Doesn't that clause of the 12 only kick in if no one receives a majority of electoral votes? i.e. if three candidates wind up with 179, 179, and 180, then we go to congressional voting by state?
 
2012-11-20 12:28:43 PM  
I hope they can actually do this - you know, for the entertainment value.

I thought they'd already gone into full Mitt-hating mode? I should try to keep up better.
 
2012-11-20 12:29:43 PM  

daddio: These biatches really do want to start a revolution.


Can we be absolutely certain that our nuclear arsenal is still functional after all these years? Do we really want to find out when we're in the middle of a serious war?
 
2012-11-20 12:32:11 PM  
Mandate. Will of the people. Blah blah blah.
 
2012-11-20 12:32:13 PM  
Talking about this is like talking about secession - it's what my teachers used to call a "thought exercise"
They bored me then, and they bore me now.
 
2012-11-20 12:32:53 PM  
Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they would vote for Mitt Romney, and the Democrats in the Senate would vote for Joe Biden for vice president.

Seems like a fair compromise...
 
2012-11-20 12:34:11 PM  

Diogenes: A king of teabaggers, who proclaims only to want to uphold the Constitution.

/pass the Onion


I could make it no further than this:

"That is how we can..... make Mitt Romney president in January.....

It does not matter who gets credit for this......

Far too often the Republican Party seems more interested in losing gracefully than winning and governing."


This horse puck desperately calls to arms a plan to subvert the election process, tries to disavow credit, and frames it as originating from the 'party of grace'? The effect of righteous zeal on the already marginal intellectuals of Teabuggers never ceases to amaze.
 
2012-11-20 12:34:12 PM  

Cythraul: I can't wait for Civil War II: Electric Boogaloo.


[threadjack]

That was on tv this past weekend :)

[/threadjack]
 
2012-11-20 12:34:13 PM  
www.techinasia.com

/Hot.
 
2012-11-20 12:35:19 PM  
Well, that was special. Short bus special.

/my brain hurts after reading that
//my IQ drops each and every time I click World Nut Daily
///slashies and aspirin.
 
2012-11-20 12:35:37 PM  
So we have this derpbag who wants to subvert the constition and the will of the people because he didn't like the election results... and we have that other Graham derpbag who wants the country to collapse so that desperate, destitute people will start praying to his god and change their votes next time... and we have a whole slew of derpbags who want their states to secede because they didn't like the election.

Conservatives are selfish assholes. True patriots, these guys.
 
2012-11-20 12:35:55 PM  
Or in other words: please proceed, biatches.
 
2012-11-20 12:36:34 PM  
As much as would like not see Obama in the White House, this is friggin insane.
 
2012-11-20 12:39:24 PM  
Strictly speaking, members of the electoral college can vote however they want.

Most states have laws regarding how they should vote though. Either it's all for the party that one, or they go by percentage of votes.

None of these laws have actually been tested in a court of law, and this comes up every single election.

nothing. ever. happens.
 
2012-11-20 12:40:53 PM  

mcwehrle: No, there isn't a 'way to prevent Obama from being re-elected', because he has already BEEN re-elected, and will not be seeking re-election. There is nothing to PREVENT. Assholes.


No he hasn't bee re-elected and yes there is a way to stop him being re-elected. It is only the Electors of the Electoral College that have been elected. His re-election can be stopped if they can get 63 of Obama's electors to vote for someone else before Dec 17.
 
2012-11-20 12:43:18 PM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they would vote for Mitt Romney, and the Democrats in the Senate would vote for Joe Biden for vice president.

Seems like a fair compromise...


Well, no. It doesn't matter who holds a majority in the House, but who holds the majority of seats representing each of 26 states. Still the republicans, though.
 
2012-11-20 12:44:22 PM  

Weaver95: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm so glad that a new version of "Red Dawn" is coming out for these asspipes to forlornly pound their meat to while dreaming of how they'd take out a T-90 Main Battle Tank with Paw's trusty Remington 870. Or, more accurately, dreaming of how they'd take out an M1A2 Main Battle Tank while saving 'Murca from the American military led by the Kenyan Traitor-in-Chief's Communofascisocialistic Atheist Muslin UN forces.

I should write a book along those lines.


Call it The Weaver Diaries. Have a big explosion in the building, like a federal office building, something like that, to really get it started.
 
d3
2012-11-20 12:46:28 PM  

abb3w: Speaking of civil wars, was there a 2/3 quorum of states voting in the Electoral College for Lincoln's 1864 re-election?

I suspect not, which would leave the GOP with a difficult argument.


Actually, there was a 2/3 majority with the 11 Confederate states not voting, there were 25 that remained in the Union.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_186 4
 
2012-11-20 12:46:32 PM  

dywed88: mcwehrle: No, there isn't a 'way to prevent Obama from being re-elected', because he has already BEEN re-elected, and will not be seeking re-election. There is nothing to PREVENT. Assholes.

No he hasn't bee re-elected and yes there is a way to stop him being re-elected. It is only the Electors of the Electoral College that have been elected. His re-election can be stopped if they can get 63 of Obama's electors to vote for someone else before Dec 17.


Perhaps in their world. It's not happening in this one.

They can still DIAF while EABOD. While masturbating, for all I care.
 
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