Ed Driscoll

I Question the Timing

“When Democrats Lose Elections the Media Push to Annihilate the Constitution” John Nolte writes at Big Journalism:

Although I have no idea what will happen tonight, based on the insane, anti-Constitutional, and un-American proposals being floated by the New York Times, Vox.com, and CNN, I do know what the media believe will happen: a historic shellacking is in store for Democrats and President Obama.

How else to explain why the New York Times wants to forever cancel the midterm election. You read that right, cancel them. Outright. According to the Times, midterm elections no longer make sense. The problem is that the midterm electorate “has been whiter, wealthier, older and more educated than during presidential elections.”

Mind you, no one is stopping the non-white, non-old, or non-educated (i.e., Democrats) from voting in midterms. There is no law against Democrats voting (except for that pesky citizenship stuff). The only problem, according to our media overlords, is that voting every two years is something conservative-leaning voters are more willing to do than Democrats.

The answer to this hideous crisis, obviously, is to rewrite the Constitution so that voting is more convenient for Democrats — meaning you only have to make that arduous journey to the polling place once every 4 years instead of 2. The way to do this is easy: Congressional terms become 4 years instead of 2, and Senate terms move from 6 to 4 or 8.

And…

Voila! Democracy is fixed.

Heh. Actually, the media have been calling for the end of the Constitution since about the time Barack Obama took office, not just during the midterm elections that have occurred during his presidency. Recall Tom Friedman salivating over the joys of “one-party autocracy” in 2009 — Communist China! — during a period when the left controlled all branches of the US government, and ramrodded Obamacare down America’s throat. Or the New York Times running a piece titled “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution” less than two months after Obama was reelected in 2012. A few weeks later, CBS concurred with that assumption, and also that month, CNN’s Piers Morgan sneeringly called the Constitution “your little book” when handed a copy by his guest, John Nolte’s fellow Big Journalism columnist, Ben Shapiro.

In February of 2009, immediately after Barack Obama took office, the Washington Post, through its then subsidiary publication Newsweek declared, “We Are All Socialists Now.” The MSM has done everything they can to make the revolution official since.

And old media is very, very unhappy today that us rubes simply won’t comply with them.