We’ve been in awe for quite a while that Ian Millhiser’s actual job title is justice editor at ThinkProgress because his hot takes always seem to ignore, well, the reality of the U.S. justice system. Back in June, for example, he tweeted simply, #AbolishSCOTUS. And in July, he predicted, “If Kavanaugh is confirmed, you can kiss the right to vote goodbye.”
Don’t tell anyone we told you this, but Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and American citizens will still have the right to vote.
Now that Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings are official underway, Millhiser is retreating to another position — not the fetal position, but the position that the Electoral College is bogus and the popular vote should decide the election (if it favors a Democrat).
Protester in Kavanuagh hearing yells "there are 2.8 million more of us than there are of you."
This is what happens when a majority of the country no longer has recourse to the ballot box. It's going to get uglier.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) September 5, 2018
What? The entire country had access to the ballot box back in November 2016 and the voters made their choice. Is it going to get uglier? Yes, we’re afraid so, but only because millions of Hillary acolytes can’t follow her instruction to accept the results of the election.
Why do things like the Electoral College and the nomination process for Supreme Court justices always seem to befuddle ThinkProgress’s justice editor?
Ian gonna Ian.
One of the bonuses of SCOTUS being in the news for any reason is the entertainment value of the idiocy spewing forth from this knucklehead's maw. https://t.co/mZlXiP7UUV
— trapcook (@trapcook) September 5, 2018
Thankfully, only a small minority doesn't understand how the electoral college works. https://t.co/hWTLl7Pj4C
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 5, 2018
Including Hillary Clinton’s campaign, apparently.
The product has a manual. Don’t blame me, when you didn’t read the instructions. https://t.co/zV7AyvJLt9
— Jeremy (@jthurgood1) September 5, 2018
Uglier? How so? https://t.co/Adr5CUHuoc
— EricEEE (@EEElverhoy) September 5, 2018
Yes, I fully expect the Left to get uglier with each passing day. https://t.co/1oSQfN2K4a
— Ken Shepherd ??(1-0) (@KenShepherd) September 5, 2018
Define “uglier.” Keep pushing your Progressive, anti-American agenda while cashing those Soros-funded paychecks. https://t.co/H8wWTcDCCR
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) September 5, 2018
Mob rule sounds cool! https://t.co/yYhR7sYgdO
— J.R. Holmsted (@JHolmsted) September 5, 2018
why do left wingers pretend they didn't know the electoral college's rules before the 2016 election? https://t.co/WSuvRdluHy
— Kevin Blockchain (@keder) September 5, 2018
This tweet is what happens when a "legal scholar" pushes the false narrative of American "democracy" over federalism. https://t.co/JWn1T5Hpha
— Brion McClanahan (@BrionMcClanahan) September 5, 2018
Love this page from the playbook:
Step 1. Complain about the electoral system when you lose an election.
Step 2. Eventually win an election.
Step 3. Do nothing to change the Electoral System you were complaining about.
Step 4. Eventually lose again and go back to step 1. https://t.co/0G9rRQPRSV
— Tyler Norris (@TXTylerNorris) September 5, 2018
GP Dude, the rules were written down and public for centuries. The electoral college wasn't amended into the Constitution. It was an integral part of the original document. If you and your thuggish, mob-rule compatriots don't like it, use the amendment process. https://t.co/vqViApgwsj
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) September 5, 2018
This is what happens when one side realizes they forgot to read the rules, before they played the game. https://t.co/zV7AyvJLt9
— Jeremy (@jthurgood1) September 5, 2018
does that mean clinton's nominations weren't valid either https://t.co/dHwq0i1eBL
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) September 5, 2018
14 million more people voted against Bill Clinton than voted for him in 1992.
Just wondering if you have the same position on Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was nominated in 1993. https://t.co/R9HV1uq2mu
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) September 5, 2018
He just described what a progressive Supreme Court does with decisions that have nothing to do with the U.S. Constitution, not what we do every four years at the ballot box. Also, this is not so subtlety threatening… https://t.co/NzRfqJNsUD
— Chris Gast (@chrisgast) September 5, 2018
I honestly can’t wait to see the kicking and screaming when Trump gets to replace RBG in his second term ??? https://t.co/JG7sFd9Tra
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) September 5, 2018
You just have no idea how any of this works do ya hun. https://t.co/l2siVOWbX5
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 5, 2018
'Oh HONEY'! Ian Millhiser SPANKED for this B.S. prediction about Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation https://t.co/ZhoTjGRFmY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2018