Since Nov. 9, half of America seems keenly interested in the Electoral College: what it does, who’s in it (and their phone numbers), and how quickly America could get rid of it. After all, it’s because of the Electoral College that, as The Hill explained earlier this week, America is held hostage by the flyover states.

The members of the Electoral College voted twice to make Barack Obama president, and we don’t recall him having any complaints about the process either time. At his press conference Friday, though, the president explained that the Electoral College is “a vestige” of an earlier vision of how the federal government would work.

He’s not wrong, technically speaking — after all, he is a celebrated constitutional scholar. It’s just one more entry in a troubling habit he has of dismissing the documents at the foundation of the United States, though.

In 2001, for example, then-Sen. Barack Obama told an interviewer that the Constitution was “a charter of negative liberties” that fell short of outlining “what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” Rather, it only specified what the government “can’t do to you” — and that’s exactly what the founders intended.

Twelve years later, as president, Obama told the members of a gun control roundtable that background checks wouldn’t lead to gun confiscation … not because of the Second Amendment, mind you, but because he was “constrained by a system our founders put in place.”

Frankly, we’ll stick with the vestiges and carryovers of the founders and take a hard pass on the fundamental transformation, thanks.

We understand the president has already landed in Hawaii and hit the golf course, but he might want to bookmark this piece for the long flight back: