Seeing as how “Black Lives Matter” is basically code for, “Kill and rape white people, ” can’t say i blame the All Lives Matter crowd.
 September 26, 2016 at 4:45pm
Without the electoral college the candidates would simply campaign in New York, California, Texas and Florida. The EC also protects against the problem of pure democracy which leads to the 51% of the people abusing the other 49%.
When no republican can ever win the State of California or New York or Illinois, even if 49% of the popular vote is for the republican candidate, then that is a system which reeks of corruption and bias, does not represent the will of the people and should be eliminated.
We saw a lot of votes cast by dead people and a "missing" ballot box that was "found" and surprisingly, every vote in it was for the Democratic candidate! Then there was the issue of Obama getting more than 100% of the vote in some precincts, while his opponent got none, so we saw all kinds of voting fraud in past elections. But all they need is a slight majority to win the entire state, so it seems to me the electoral college is truly an outdated and unfair system. Living in California means my vote NEVER counts because we have a larger Democrat majority mainly in the cities. It really stinks to never get to have a voice in any Presidential election and that city dwellers get to decide on policy and our elected leaders (except for our local representatives) for the rest of us.
With the current state-by-state winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), it could only take winning a bare plurality of popular votes in the 11 most populous states, containing 56% of the population of the United States, for a candidate to win the Presidency with less than 22% of the nation's votes!
A presidential candidate could lose with 78%+ of the popular vote and 39 states.
The 11 largest states, with a majority of the U.S. population and electoral votes, rarely agree on any political question. In terms of recent presidential elections, the 11 largest states have included five "red states (Texas, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Georgia) and six "blue" states (California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey). The fact is that the big states are just about as closely divided as the rest of the country. For example, among the four largest states, the two largest Republican states (Texas and Florida) generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Bush, while the two largest Democratic states generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Kerry.
In 2004, among the 11 most populous states, in the seven non-battleground states, % of winning party, and margin of “wasted” popular votes, from among the total 122 Million votes cast nationally:
* Texas (62% Republican), 1,691,267
* New York (59% Democratic), 1,192,436
* Georgia (58% Republican), 544,634
* North Carolina (56% Republican), 426,778
* California (55% Democratic), 1,023,560
* Illinois (55% Democratic), 513,342
* New Jersey (53% Democratic), 211,826
To put these numbers in perspective,
Oklahoma (7 electoral votes) generated a margin of 455,000 "wasted" votes for Bush in 2004 -- larger than the margin generated by the 9th and 10th largest states, namely New Jersey and North Carolina (each with 15 electoral votes).
Utah (5 electoral votes) generated a margin of 385,000 "wasted" votes for Bush in 2004.
8 small western states, with less than a third of California’s population, provided Bush with a bigger margin (1,283,076) than California provided Kerry (1,235,659).
Pure democracy is a form of government in which people vote on all policy initiatives directly.
Popular election of the chief executive does not determine whether a government is a republic or democracy.
Not Bully. I get Conservatives have huge social and personal issues with gays and transgenders but a lot of people don't. So when a state kinda zeroes in on a minority, people respond. Judging by these comments a lot of people think this is good since NCAA support equal rights and all and I guess....they don't want that....
 September 12, 2016 at 10:20am
Michael Brown never stopped and put his hands in the air. That’s the lie. He attacked the police officer and tried to grab his gun – DNA testing proves this. Forensic evidence shows Brown was shot as he CHARGED the police officer, not as he supposedly was running away.
September 7, 2016 at 10:09am
Did he say this before or after being kicked out of the NBA for cocaine use and then claiming racism?
 August 29, 2016 at 9:59am
I call BS. She hasn’t seen a confederate flag t-shirt in an Arizona school and she hasn’t seen a white power shirt in school either.
 August 27, 2016 at 4:14pm
If Obama had a son…where’s the outrage? Isn’t this a hate crime?
I'm surprised it's actually considered a crime at all anymore considering the current DOJ.
Catholic girl: Your comment reminds me of the gruesome killing of a French priest about a month ago. His last words were allegedly: Go away, Satan."
Too old, Ovomit's uncle maybe.
 July 22, 2016 at 12:56am
Liked Maddow much better when he was still Buddy Holly. Now…eww…not so much.
 June 29, 2016 at 9:43am
Just as Obama expected people to read his 2,700 page tomb overnight before taking a vote that would forever change everyone’s lives.
 June 27, 2016 at 8:52pm
No mention of killing a baby in the constitution, yet, SCOTUS claims killing a baby can’t be regulated as it interferes with a right…yet, the second amendment is constantly being “regulated”. Hmmm…go ahead an celebrate as yet another baby is torn apart with forceps and has her head crushed and her brains sucked out through a vacuum. Congrats!
 June 21, 2016 at 4:03pm
Looks and sounded like one of the “dreamers” I keep hearing about.Surely he was in a rush to Walmart to purchase diapers and baby food for a local orphanage.
 June 7, 2016 at 5:23pm
@ Oakland, Darwin himself said his theory would collapse if organisms exhibiting irreducible complexity were discovered (complex organisms) because they are not the product of random chance, but the product of design and thought, just like software. What has been discovered is that complex organisms exist at the very basic level of life, in the cellular structures which are filled with millions of pieces of INFORMATION. Information is the result of design, not the result of chance encounter.
As for the fossil record, it clearly shows distinct and abrupt starts and stops, not a gentle progression. The Cambrian Explosion is a great example.
“In China, we are allowed to question Darwin, but not the government. In America, you are allowed to question the government, but not Darwin.” — Paleontologist Paul Chien
 May 19, 2016 at 4:42pm
Gee, another community organizer. What a shock.
 May 17, 2016 at 6:41pm
False. Don Draper of “Mad Men” fame created this ad.
May 4, 2016 at 8:40am
What an interesting turn of events. Like bell-bottom jeans, it seems like the N word will make a comeback and be culturally acceptable.
Larry Wilmore and Barack Obama; my n!66a$, you did it!
 May 3, 2016 at 9:16pm
A savvy reporter would have taken advantage of it, especially with the recent acceptance of the “N” word at the WH.
Savvy reporter: “So, President Obama, seeing that you are a N!&&3r, did that play into your selection of the proposed SCOTUS nominee?”
 May 3, 2016 at 11:11am
She said what she meant and she meant what she said. Just like Obama in 2008 when he said he would shut down the coal industry.
 April 28, 2016 at 8:35am
There’s risk in everything. How come you didn’t post a link to the dozens of outbreaks of contaminated food that does go through the government regulators?
April 26, 2016 at 8:18pm
That isn’t what happened here. They didn’t say no because the customers were gay, they said no because the customers wanted them to make a product that directly violated their conscience. This would be akin to forcing the Jewish printer to print fliers for the upcoming nazi rally or asking a gay artist to make a piece of art promoting Biblical marriage and condemning the perversity of homosexuality.
April 26, 2016 at 8:14pm
No, the Muslims would follow the gay couple home and cut their heads off.