RUSH: We’re gonna go to Thorin in Houston, Texas. I’m glad you waited. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, terrific, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: I hate to change the subject from the left —
RUSH: Oh, you can. You can! On Open Line Friday, you can change the subject. Whatever you want to talk about’s fine.
CALLER: Perfect. Thank you. But I’d like to talk about another way the left is corrupting the system. I know recently we’ve heard in the news about Nevada and Colorado changing the way they’re gonna handle Electoral College votes.
CALLER: As I understand it, since 2007 with this, this compact with these 14 states that have signed on, they’re all agreeing to do this, and it really won’t take effect until they’ve reached a combined vote of approximately 270 votes. But I’d like to get your thoughts on where we’re going with this and what you might predict would be happening if this continues to move forward as it is.
RUSH: I think that this is a classic illustration of derangement. It is the epitome of the constant mind-set of the left, and that is every election is theirs. And when they don’t win, then the system screwed up, and we have to change the system, otherwise they would have won. The system screwed them again. So now this is two elections for them, Algore and Hillary, where the Democrats won the popular vote but did not win the Electoral College.
Therefore, the Electoral College must be gotten away with. They’re gonna do this. I don’t know how much… I don’t think that they’re actually gonna succeed with this, but I wish they would at a time (laughing) when they would benefit from the Electoral College but will have wiped it out and therefore will lose an election. I’ll explain when I have more time. Hang on.
RUSH: Now, back to Thorin’s question here about the efforts in some states, Colorado and others, to eliminate the Electoral College. Let me tell you what it really is. It is the epitome of voter suppression. It is the biggest example of voter suppression that you can think of.
The Democrats want to take away the votes of their states and basically say that they don’t matter. The Electoral College is how presidents are elected in this country. It’s right there in the Constitution. It’s always been the case. There is nothing modern-day about it. And by taking states out of the Electoral College system, what these Democrats are doing is essentially saying the voters in their states do not have a say.
Now, the Democrats want us to believe that they are the ones guarding the precious right to vote, voting rights and all this, standing in the way of voter ID so that they can promote fraud and so forth. But when you take your state out of the system that elects the president, the votes for the president in that state then do not matter.
The only way this would work is if the Electoral College is abolished and if the popular vote then determines the president. That’s not gonna happen. So these people are making a political statement to satisfy what they think is raw emotion at the moment. And my point for the Democrats it will be just like them to do this. And then the next election comes along and their candidate would have won if those votes in Colorado were counted. But since they don’t count, the Democrat loses. That would be a wonderful hypothetical situation.
But the way to understand it is voter suppression. And this national popular vote compact that these people are trying to do, get rid of the Electoral College, violates the Constitution. The first clue is in its title. Any interstate compact must raise the issue of the compact clause in Article 1 of the Constitution.
These people, folks, they’re literally deranged, and it’s to the point now where they think power and victory are automatic, that they are entitled. And whenever it doesn’t happen, the system has screwed them, not that they’ve been rejected by voters, but that the system is screwed up and the country is screwed up. Then they start their remedies on that basis.
There’s nothing wrong with the system, and there’s nothing wrong with the country. They just couldn’t win! And rather than take that information and try to find out what they have to do to win next time, they want to go out and penalize the system, because they think it’s so unfair to them. These are really, really, when you get right down to it, dangerous megalomaniacs.