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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
How Mitch McConnell Stole the 2016 Congressional Elections
Ed. The way our
government “Of the people, etc…” REALLY works. This may be the most
illuminating AND maddening article you’ve read in years.
On November 8, 2016,
the nation was gripped by the suspense of whether the outsider Donald J. Trump
or the favorite Hillary Clinton would win the White House. At the
same time, voters chose their states' congressional representatives, while one
third of the states also chose their two senators.
Mitchie the Kid
While the major
television networks held Super Bowl-size coverage, showing maps of all the
states, disputed congressional districts, and exit polls trying to narrow down
who may win the White House, what the nation did not know, and still does not
know, is that Mitch McConnell had his own scheme for running Congress.
While everyone in
Washington knew the plan McConnell had, and knew that it was standard procedure
in Washington, few voters suspected that when they voted for their member of
Congress and the Senate, their vote had no influence on the final
result. They did not know and did not suspect that Senator Mitch
McConnell was soon to nullify the results of the 2016 national
election. He did not plan to influence vote-counting at the precinct
level or use his influence to choose the Senate committee
chairs. His plan was far more comprehensive.
He did not plan to
use the Russians to hack into election results computers in every state, or
delay election results through lawsuits. His plan was far more
insidious: he would simply allow the election to take place, to have all the
votes counted and counted equally, and if the Republicans kept the majority in
the Senate, that was all he needed to put his plan to nullify the 2016 election
into action and negate the results of every House and Senate election in
How he did this is
simple. In 2017, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell simply refused to
have the Senate vote on 569 bills
passed by Congress. Since the Senate did not vote on a bill, those
bills had no influence on congressional policy. All the hopes and
dreams American voters had to see programs of their choice realized through the
House and Senate were quashed by one person.
McConnell's scheme worked is simple and is found in the very heart of the American
representative form of government. In the Declaration of
Independence, the Founders of the U.S. stated that they would no longer allow
one person, the king of Great Britain, to decide by himself what laws took
effect in the colonies. They declared on July 4, 1776 that
government obtains its authority to govern only through the consent of the
What followed was the
U.S. Constitution, written by representatives in 1787 and ratified by a
majority of the 13 states in 1791. The Constitution carefully
describes how the consent of the people will flow through the members of
Congress, both the House and Senate, to the desk of the president, and then be
signed into law. This is how the U.S. government is supposed to
Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan
But McConnell and
those before him found a way to work around this: to allow everyone to vote on
election day; pretend the votes are counted; allow the drama and excitement of
the national election to play out on national TV; and then, by not allowing the
Senate to vote on the complete spending bill passed by the House, to shut down
the will of the people completely. In this way, most of the House
votes taken on November 8, 2016 were nullified. The result is the
same as if McConnell had his cronies visit every precinct in the U.S. and
burned the ballots.
McConnell's scheme is
clandestine, far more shrewd and effective. His method was to allow
everyone to vote, then cut off the input voters have on congressional bills at
the Senate level. If the House passes 768 bills and Senate Leader
McConnell ties up 569 in the Senate, then 74% of those House bills may as well
not exist. And 74% of those who voted on election day may as well
have stayed home.
Now came step
two. Senate leader McConnell, needing to pass a federal budget, met
with the other members of Congress – House speaker Paul Ryan, Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi, and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer – and wrote their own
bill of appropriations, an "omnibus"
bill. Since the 569
bills passed by the House were never voted on by the Senate, they were not
part of the omnibus bill. The omnibus bill was written by the
Washington oligarchy: the four leaders who practiced their two-step process of
nullifying the House and Senate and writing their own bill. Only
when the four oligarchs had written the omnibus bill were the House and Senate
allowed to have a vote. Then, threatened with a government shutdown,
the president gave in and signed it.
When President Obama
was in office, he had a more crude, direct way of ruling by
oligarchy. He blocked
the Republicans from having any input on the budget process and installed
62 czars, bureaucrats, who decided how to appropriate federal budget
funds. President Obama's method, since it included historically high
national deficits, was actually more unconstitutional. This is
because deficit spending not only deprives current voters of their opportunity
to decide how their taxes are appropriated through congressional action, but
forces future voters, by having to pay interest on the debt and pay down the
debt, to have less influence on the national budget, since money that could go
to policies of their choice is already spent on Obama's deficits.
What McConnell did
violates the constitution in the most direct way possible. Since all
spending every two years must be decided by the voters – this is why the entire
House is elected every two years – for McConnell to deprive the voters a Senate
vote on the House bills is identical to denying them their opportunity to
express their will and consent.
So while Alexander
Tyler is reported to have studied democracies throughout history and conclude
that a democracy will last only 200 years – after that amount of time, the
electorate will vote themselves the treasury – he was
half-wrong. Today, it's the Congress, through the Senate actions of
McConnell, who has taken over the treasury. The voters under
McConnell no longer have any say. Their will and consent have been
nullified. The Democrat leaders, Pelosi and Schumer, are thrilled to
go along with this. Their main frustration is that they can't
create 49% deficits, as they did in 2010 with Obama, and put a stranglehold
on more future voters' will and consent.