Is it just me?

Is it just me or are the Democratic presidential candidates stumbling over each other to appear as the most progressive?

Did you know that twenty-four people are officially running? Yes I said twenty-four. To me that is a lot of politicians who think that they could win the presidency. As I have said before, on Twitter, the pool is getting very full and you better watch out for the deep end or you might drown.

Some of the candidates want to get rid of Electoral College. Why? Because they view it as blocking a Democrat from becoming president. Elizabeth Warren said, “Every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College.

She argued that presidential nominees no longer campaign in places like California and Massachusetts because they’re not swing states, instead focusing on battlegrounds that are up for grabs.

That’s true, but if you abolished the college tomorrow, candidates would camp out in such megastates as New York, California, Florida, and Texas in an effort to run up their popular vote totals. The college forces them to move around the country, especially to smaller states whose handful of electoral votes could tip the balance.

I have mixed feelings about the Electoral College, which has been debated seemingly forever. It does seem like a relic of the 18th century. It has a musty, anti-democratic smell around it.

But the old rules help the winner by exaggerating their margin of victory. And it avoids the nightmare of a national recount in a contested election, a calamity that would make people nostalgic for Florida’s hanging chads.

I say that by getting rid of it, we would let the big states determine who would be president. Something that our founding fathers saw as a problem and that is why the college exists.

The other progressive idea is to get rid of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran on this platform for senator, ““It’s time to abolish ICE, clear the path to citizenship, and protect the rights of families to remain together.” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York—a potential 2020 presidential contender—hopped on the bandwagon shortly after, telling CNN, “I believe that ICE has become a deportation force … and that’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it, and build something that actually works.””

Everyone who blames ICE for all of the problems with our immigration system better wake-up and realize that ICE is not the real problem, it is Congress dragging it proverbial collective tails for many years now doing nothing to help fix our broken immigration system. The blame should not only be put on just the Democrats, it includes the Republicans too!

And yet Progressives just can not see nor understand that what they want to do is just plain stupid, no let me call it as it is- ‘Just plain childish.’ Yes, I mean that they are acting like spoiled children who when they are about to lose a game of checkers just clear the board and want to start anew.

People we need to wake-up to the facts and then find real answers to our national problems. Quick fixes do not work in the long term and can do much more harm than good!

That is my opinion- Jumpin Jersey Mike

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