California Voters To Repubs and Dems: Suck It
Posted by politicalpartypooper on June 14, 2010
What is the one thing that all Republicans and all Democrats agree on?
This, and only this: Independents are evil and dangerous.
Okay. I’ll admit it. That’s two things. But you get the point. Democrats and Republicans believe Indies are a threat to their way of life…and they’re right; we are. California’s Prop 14 passed with 54% of the vote, an electoral ass whooping against the two parties of biblical proportions. Opponents of the measure say it will kill smaller political parties, or political parties altogether (if only). But those “opponents” are the usual suspects; party hacks from the Republican and Democratic Party disguised as “Fair Vote” and StopTopTwo.org. FairVote.org says,
To achieve these goals in California, we support adoption of proportional representation for legislative elections and instant runoff voting for elections to single winner offices. Proportional voting means that like-minded voters can come together to win seats in proportion to their share of the vote: 50% of the vote wins five out of ten seats, and 10% wins one out of ten seats.
Proportional representation is their idea of “fair voting”. Allow me to interpret. If one Party wins 50% of the vote for ten open seats, they win five seats. Don’t see a problem with that? Well, you might when I tell you that those ten seats are then filled by the Party, not the voters. In other words, voters don’t choose a person, they choose a party; which is akin to saying, “You don’t need to know t all that confusing stuff like who you are actually voting for; let us choose that for you. You just vote Democrat, and everything will be fine. The Party will choose the candidate”
Nothing could go wrong with a system like that.
Yup. Not one thing.
Well, we don’t have to worry about that silly system, because Californian voters told the Repubs and Dems to suck it. Ω