With election season upon us, a lot of lefties are re-upping their calls to to abolish the Electoral College. That means even more hot takes than usual, from guys like MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie.

Unsurpringly, Bouie didn’t take kindly to being called out.

The John Birch guy said “we’re a Republic, not a democracy.” Plenty of people who aren’t members of the John Birch Society make the same point, but that doesn’t help Jamelle’s case so he’ll just ignore it.

Jamelle thinks he’s won an intellectual and political victory over Crenshaw. In reality, he’s only supported Crenshaw’s contention that progressives’ case against the Electoral College is rooted in feelings, not facts.