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Barbra Streisand: The Electoral College
‘an Assault on Our Democratic Principles’

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Posted By: M2, 9/5/2019 6:18:55 AM

Pop icon Barbra Streisand has declared that the Electoral College, a system widely seen as the bedrock of the U.S constitution and its democratic principles, represents an “assault on our democratic principles.” Speaking to The Washington Post for an article on what the U.S. Constitution represents to herself as well as other progressive figures such as Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Streisand described the system as “antiquated” and advocated replacing it with a system that allows the winner of the popular vote to win the election.

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The electoral college was set up precisely to avoid direct democracy. We’re not a "democracy", Babs.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 9/5/2019 6:24:22 AM (No. 171828)
If there ever was a reason for Conservatives to vote in Illinois, California and New York, I think the Left would be surprised by how many Conservatives there really are.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951 9/5/2019 6:40:16 AM (No. 171840)
Her initials aren't BS for nothing. They really stand for something. And she's full of it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JL80863 9/5/2019 6:51:25 AM (No. 171844)
Minnie Mouse knows more about the US Constitution.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ledbythnose 9/5/2019 6:52:00 AM (No. 171845)
Well since Babs was present when Jefferson and the Boys wrote the Paper on it . She should have said something.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: fhancock 9/5/2019 6:53:14 AM (No. 171846)
Ignorance is a dangerous thing...Babs is very, very dangerous...the Blue States would magically have gazillions of new voters...no thank you...and thank you Founding Fathers for being so brilliant
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 9/5/2019 7:05:15 AM (No. 171856)
Is there anything Liberals don't know???
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum 9/5/2019 7:13:11 AM (No. 171863)
The United States is a Representative Republic for a very good reason. Democracy is being ruled by the mob. The Founders knew this and wanted to avoid it at all cost. BS is ignorant of the country's founding. Therefore, her opinion holds no water. She and her fellow comrades reject any proof that the Electoral College is imperative for a fair election. Just because a leftist says something, does not make it true even if you are Barbra Streisand. That is what the left cannot get into their little pea brains-their thoughts do not equal truth. Arrogant ignorance is no way to go through life. Be woman enough to seek out the truth.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel 9/5/2019 7:28:21 AM (No. 171874)
Barbra makes AOC look really educated and intelligent.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ARKfamily 9/5/2019 7:41:37 AM (No. 171886)
Ms. Streisand, you are the reason the Electoral College exists. Elitists think should rule the world. You come from a Hollywood culture that looks down their noses at deplorables. Yet, we are the ones that paid for your entertainment salary. Unfortunately, you became arrogant.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: janjan 9/5/2019 7:42:10 AM (No. 171889)
Noted constitutional expert Barbra Streisand lectures the rest of us on how federal elections should work. Thank you Barbra. You may sit down and shut up now.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: sw penn 9/5/2019 7:52:47 AM (No. 171901)
"The Electoral College ‘an Assault on Our Democratic Principles" Democrats have only one Democratic Principle. We win all the time, or else!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: worried 9/5/2019 8:01:55 AM (No. 171916)
Hey, cow, just shut up and sing. If you still have that great voice, that is.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: red1066 9/5/2019 8:25:35 AM (No. 171951)
History Professor Streisand needs a lesson in U.S. history. I guess she was trying to be a Funny Girl.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 9/5/2019 8:49:11 AM (No. 171985)
I always look to constitutional scholars like Streisand to determine how I should think about important issues. To be serious, why is this all of a sudden a big issue? Oh yeah, Cankles.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jebediah 9/5/2019 9:26:50 AM (No. 172031)
Who on earth does this woman think she is influencing? She can sing but can she think? SHE certainly thinks she is genius level, probably because she, like Debra Messing, Eric McCormick and the brilliant Robert DeNiro are told so countless times by their staffs.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: franq 9/5/2019 9:32:28 AM (No. 172037)
The nation is laughing at you all over again, Liar Streisand!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hnddog 9/5/2019 9:43:00 AM (No. 172048)
Here's a quarter call someone who cares what she thinks
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 9/5/2019 9:51:17 AM (No. 172057)
The Ann Coulter column which was posted just before this responds to this perfectly..."We don't trust you." Babs, you, and your political allies, have demonstrated that your commitment to democratic principles only lasts until people don't vote the way you want them to. Then you override the popular vote any way that you can.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: skacmar 9/5/2019 9:52:32 AM (No. 172059)
Interesting how the Electoral College was never a problem until the Democrats started to lose elections. Maybe they should concentrate on getting better candidates rather than trying to change the election process.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 9/5/2019 10:17:31 AM (No. 172091)
Babbling Babs strikes again....why can't she just gracefully disappear?????
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Reply 21 - Posted by: jacksin5 9/5/2019 10:29:13 AM (No. 172100)
Time to bring back "Schoolhouse Rock" Explaining things in cartoon format is about all these ignorant people can handle.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 9/5/2019 10:31:14 AM (No. 172103)
Granny Grunt reared her hoary head to spew more BS BS. Who would listen to her other than Mr. BS?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Strike3 9/5/2019 10:43:52 AM (No. 172111)
Her little brain is an assault on the average intelligence of the American people and her nose is an assault on her face. Shut up and sing. She is not a pop icon she is a has-been although very gifted and talented in her time.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: RockiesFan 9/5/2019 10:50:57 AM (No. 172117)
A hundred bucks says she does not know the difference between principal and principle.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: SALady 9/5/2019 11:18:33 AM (No. 172142)
Are all lie-beral women ugly, stupid and evil?!?!?!? Or do they just get that way the older they get?!?!?!? Seriously, I can't think of one lie-beral woman who isn't ugly (mainly because their hate and bile just pours out of every pour in their body making them unnatractive), stupid, and evil!!!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: chance_232 9/5/2019 12:35:23 PM (No. 172206)
The problem is that the vast majority of Americans believe that we are a democracy. The problem with democracies is that the minority is the majority road kill. Read mob rule.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 9/5/2019 12:40:36 PM (No. 172216)
This statement proves, once again, that BS is a particularly stupid person and/or a particularly ignorant person, likely both. Shut up and sing.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Smart11344 9/5/2019 1:59:59 PM (No. 172308)
Barbra, here's a quarter, go call someone who agrees with you and your nose.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/5/2019 7:24:11 PM (No. 172574)
BS, shutup and sing...on second thought, just SHUT UP!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: rochow 9/5/2019 9:45:21 PM (No. 172644)
Just zip it you dumb uneducated quetch! Go water your lawn or something equally important!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: NYbob 9/5/2019 11:11:57 PM (No. 172669)
Hollywood finds these 'entertainers' shoves them down our throats and makes them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Without Hollywood's golden ticket what would this miserable creature have done with her life? She is so egotistical she desperately needs attention. Far too stupid to build a life or simply enjoy life she has to whine about her hangups. Don't bother studying history or try to be informed, just spew more entitled, elitist nonsense, because you are rich and used to be somebody. Now that's over and all you have is bitterness and attitude, tons of it. Happily the end is closer every day and there aren't many left for you.
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