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Overnight Disgust At Two More End Runs

Two stories I saw today that just make me sick. Sometimes I want to cover stories, but they just upset me too much for reasoned rhetoric. I want to throw a hissy fit, fling monkey poop, and violently silence the opposition. In other words, I want to act like a Democrat.



One, from the 15th: Leftie New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “National Popular Vote Bill”, pledging to work under the table with a bunch of other states to do an Obama end-run around the Electoral College, by holding off assigning New York’s 29 electoral votes until all the votes in the nation are counted up, at which point NY’s electoral votes would go to the popular vote winner. Regardless of how the people of NY actually voted. And this was done, as far as I know, with no ballot initiative at all. In other words, the people of NY are having the power of their votes taken away from them, pretty much by fiat from the capital at Albany. Nice. Doooouche. But don’t worry, all the talking-points-puppets at the news article think it’s all kinds of wonderful.

AFAIK, California, New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, Rhode Island, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Washington state are the ones signed on for this end run.

Ok, I don’t see the real point of having an Electoral College these days, IF those delegates are pledged to vote for their party’s candidate. And I don’t think I’d want them if they weren’t. There has to be a better way in this day and age. Something like, 2 Electing votes per state.  I’m rather tired of the vast majority of states being pushed aside during Presidential elections, and I’m beyond tired of the over-represented, urban voter, often a minority, piss and moan about disenfranchisement, when it’s those very urban areas that usually dictate policy to the rest of the state. What, do you really think New York is just New York City? Nope, that’s just 2 or 3 tiny counties out of 50 or so. Is Michigan only Detroit? Hardly. We need a more equal system at the county level of the states first, to give back some political power to the rural and suburban citizens. After that we’ll figure out how to fix the Electoral College.

But this NPVB? Pure garbage. Unless you want California, New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami Beach to decide who the President will be. Forever. And yeah, those are all totally Dem areas, and this is a totally Dem ( and Dim, and Dum ) idea.



Two, Obama and his boy Holder are going to try and help out “his people” to an extreme. He wants to issue clemency to all the folks in jail for smokin and dealin crack. Probably 85% or more of whom are black urban youths. So while other presidents have done a few pardons, with Obama we’re talking tens of thousands. And an army of homies back on the street. I don’t know about regular stoners, or acid droppers, line snifferes, or other drug users or sellers. But crack heads? Let “my people” go!

In the meantime, however, thousands of inmates are still serving federally mandated sentences that imposed strict penalties for the possession of crack cocaine. The Fair Sentencing Act, which President Obama signed in 2010, reduced the disparity between convictions for crack and powder cocaine, and Obama has called sentences passed under the older guidelines “unduly harsh.” The law also eliminated the five-year mandatory minimum sentence for the simple possession of crack cocaine.

“There are still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime — and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime,” Holder said Monday. “This is simply not right.”

For about two decades, strict sentences were imposed on offenders convicted of trafficking or possession with intent to traffic crack cocaine in the belief that the substance was more addictive than powder cocaine, inexpensive and linked to violent crime.

Personally, I don’t think he’s going far enough. I mean, for starters, it was the mostly useless US Congress that demanded those onerous penalties and mandatory sentences, “to get tough on crime”. Which is pure crap, just like Zero Tolerance in school systems, Mandatory’s first cousin. So, in an effort to “promote social justice”, Lord Obama is once again - as usual, as ALWAYS - trying to do an end run around the Legislature. He doesn’t even try to work with those stiffs. He just goes around them, every time.

No, not far enough. Anyone in jail, anywhere, for recreational use of any substance, or possession of any drug-like substance with no actual proof of actual distribution, not the BS “intent” ... no weapons or violence involved ... let them go. Do a little bit of fast judicial review, figure out if the DA ran up a fat nonsense rap sheet to make himself look good, and if so, adios muchacho. On the other hand, and this is my big fear that the federal government will screw this up, is that violent felons, gang bangers, and other serious criminals also tend to be recreational drug users. And the cops will bust the fence or the racketeer, and also charge them for the rocks and roaches they find lying around. Those folks, you leave in jail. But Obama and Holder will be “accidentally” stupid and let them out if they happen to be black. You know they will. And we’ll have something like a Charles Bronson movie to deal with. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/23/2014 at 09:56 PM   
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