Rahm Emmanuel, the No. 4 Democrat in the House, thinks that the creation of the Senate “was a mistake“.
“As an amateur student of constitutional history and as a member of Congress, I have come to the conclusion that the Senate was a historic mistake,” said Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the No. 4 Democrat.
This is similar to the idea floated by Hillary Clinton that the Electoral College should be changed, too.
In the wake of the 2000 presidential election, numerous commentators discovered what they took to be flaws in the presidential election system. For Hillary Clinton, for example, the election of George W. Bush demonstrated that the Electoral College should be abolished in favor of a French-style national election on a one-man, one-vote basis. Displaying her characteristic combination of ideological commitment and historical ignorance, Clinton opined that it simply was not right that the victory should go not to the recipient of the most popular votes, but to the winner in the Electoral College.
The NYT Editorial Board thinks it’s a great idea.
It seems the Democrats want to do away with a republic of states and just make the “United States” into “The One Big State”.
I wonder what other checks and balances they want to toss? If Bush puts one more conservative on the court, I’m sure we’ll see a movement to change the lifetime appointment of judges as well.