There are those of us who remember America before and after 9/11, and Vox’s Ezra Klein seems damned certain that those studying Vox’s videos and articles in 100 years (we kid) will know there was an America before and after Donald Trump’s election, and that democracy worked in that first America, but then Trump stole the election and we learned the entire constitutional foundation of the country had to be torn down.
When we learned President Trump was going to nominate a second Supreme Court justice, Klein explained what needed to be done to “fix” SCOTUS, and Vox even ran a piece on the case for abolishing the Supreme Court altogether.
Then, on the eve of the midterms and with inflated hopes of a blue wave, Klein warned of the crisis that would follow were Democrats to “win the House popular vote” but not the majority of seats.
Plus, others have suggested getting rid of the Electoral College and the Senate. You know, just scrap everything because Hillary Clinton didn’t win.
It looks like words were not enough, so Klein’s dumbed it down and made a video explaining America’s newfound “democracy problem.”
The American system of government was designed as a compromise between small states and large states. It wasn’t built to bridge divides between red states and blue states. pic.twitter.com/n1fgA0NXap
— Vox (@voxdotcom) November 21, 2018
Pro tip: If you work for Vox, avoid any reference to bridges if you want to be taken even a little bit seriously.
In other words, the Constitution is, like, 100 years old, man https://t.co/5c6rNh9IyX
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 21, 2018
Dude, like, it's totally ancient and stuff.
— Itchy Bacca (@ItchyBacca) November 21, 2018
Political differences did not occur when the constitution was written or something https://t.co/17Ef79uBbg
— Greg (@BankofGSimms) November 21, 2018
And even big states like California still only get two Senators — what’s up with that?
Lmao the entire gist of the Federalist Papers is that your government was never intended to be an all powerful panacea. https://t.co/ubVFbeDAfw
— John (@JTHeavey) November 21, 2018
Liberals are going to need some time to let that sink in.
There's a reason it wasn't built to bridge the divides between red and blue states. It was designed so that the states had very broad authority and Federal authority was very limited. See: US Constitution and Federalist.
— Stuart Stein (@SsteinStuart) November 21, 2018
States were not meant to be aggregated to a federal authority- designed more as independent provinces with their own sovereign rights.
— JoeyMags (@josephmagazine1) November 21, 2018
Also was designed specifically to avoid democratic majority against smaller states. Sorry.
— DangerZone ⚠️ (@StillDangerZone) November 21, 2018
Do I need to first get a lobotomy to appreciate any of the moronic drivel that oozes forth from Vox?
— Kut it Out (@Videoscare) November 21, 2018
If you’d asked us the roots of America’s current democracy problem, we’d say it’s Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams refusing to accept a loss at the ballot box.
Still with this? Vox’s Ezra Klein just can’t stop arguing that our whole political system is broken https://t.co/56z1jfvxpM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 16, 2018