"A narrow majority deciding the fate of the rest of the country." That's how Republican Dan Crenshaw explains the future that Democrats and "progressives" not only want, but are actively seeking on multiple fronts, including in their sudden but obsessive push to eliminate the electoral college.
Here at The Blaze we have covered the electoral college destruction movement extensively.
Recently in the forefront have been Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who characterized it as "affirmative action" for farmers, MSNBC's Chris Hayes, who gave a rambling and spectacularly wrong explanation of how the electoral college ought to be un-Constitutional despite being put in place by the people who wrote the Constitution and oh by the way is IN it, and New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, who in a column this week specifically named Crenshaw in an attack article claiming that Republicans don't understand Democracy and, laughably, that AOC does.
Rep. Crenshaw responded on Saturday with a brief but perfect response to Bouie's preposterous assertion.
For those who spend a lot of time on social media, you may be wondering how such a calmly delivered, mild-mannered explanation of such a matter-of-fact topic by Crenshaw can be described as "obliterating" the overwrought NYT column or near-hysterical Hayes and AOC rants, but that's your internet instinct misguiding you.
It is precisely because it so calm, and matter-of-fact, and correct, not to mention near-inarguable, that it is an obliteration of their theatrics.
The electoral college is often portrayed as confusing and convoluted when discussed on Democrat networks like CNN or MSNBC, but that is just part of their agreed-upon strategy to get rid of it so the places where they live have more say.
In fact, it is not a difficult concept. It's an obvious safeguard against the tyranny of the majority, just as the Founders wanted it to be, just as Rep. Crenshaw describes it. The meaning and function are plain and easy to express, and anyone who actually holds American values such as those of equality and fairness, individuality, freedom, and the check on centralized federal power will instantly grasp its utility with only the barest explanation.
Everything else is a smokescreen. And in cutting through that smokescreen, Rep. Dan Crenshaw has once again proved an invaluable voice.