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  •  This is not over... (11+ / 0-)

    The Republican collective does not give up so easily.  When I listen to these newly reasonable Republicans saying they do not support the idea of apportioning Electoral College votes by Congressional District my weasel senses start tingling....

    If I was a rich weasel, this would be the plan:

    1. Let the story blow over in the press.  Let people get  tired of hearing about it and talking about it.  I've got two years to get this done, I can bide my time.
    2. Quietly take any reasonable Republicans behind the wood shed at the next Koch Brother's conference and explain that their political career will end in the next primary if they do not support this plan.  I can buy a state level republican primary for about $500K, this is chump change.
    3. Get my best propagandist to work up a way to rationalize this to the republican base.  I know it sounds impossible but they bought "you didn't build this".
    4. Sometime a year from now when everybody is distracted by the crisis du jour take it up and pass it before opposition can organize - a la Right-to-Work in Michigan.

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I will take considerable risk to seize it.  A few Republican politicians will end their careers in the backlash but this is a chance I am willing to take.

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