Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sore loser boycott of Electoral College fails hilariously

The Tea Party has not just the coping skills of a 6-month-old, but also the weak literacy skills that go along with it.

Because President Obama was handily reelected over the Tea Party's Mitt Romney, the teabumblers are in meltdown mode. In addition to trying to get states to secede from the U.S. in protest (even states Obama won), they're trying to boycott the Electoral College.

They said the Twelfth Amendment requires the Electoral College to have a quorum of two-thirds of its members before they can vote. So they've been urging Romney's electors to simply not show up. That way, there's no quorum, so no President can be chosen.

But now somebody has pointed out to them a fatal flaw in this scheme. The Twelfth Amendment's two-thirds quorum rule doesn't apply to the Electoral College. It applies to Congress in case no candidate gets an electoral majority.

Does the Tea Party not know how to fucking read? It's very clear that the quorum rule covers Congress, not the Electoral College. It's completely unambiguous.

Tune in next time when the Tea Party claims Congress can veto an Occupy general assembly with a simple majority of state delegations.

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