It is moved that we replace the Electoral College with a Rap Battle

It’s on. Eminem trounced Trump with his words (which also had some casual racism and sexism, unfortunately), so I’m afraid this means he is the new King of America until someone else comes along and schools him.

Anger. It’s a good thing. There’s something wrong with you if you aren’t angry right now.


  1. lotharloo says

    Flawed or not, I give him a lot of credit for saying “fuck you” to any of his fans who likes Trump and asking them to choose.

  2. robro says

    See American Kakistocracy by Norm Ornstein in The Atlantic.

    The degree of sleaziness in the American politics at the moment is phenomenal. Washington Post reported this morning that the favorite to take the special Senate election in Alabama, Roy Moore, has lied about receiving a “regular salary” from a charity, the Foundation for Moral Law, which he founded and served as president. He was paid as much as $1 million between 2007 and 2012. Two of his children where also on the payroll, and his wife is the current president and received as much $195,000 between 2012 and 2015.

  3. cnocspeireag says

    I admit immediately that I am not a US citizen.I understand that the electoral college was set up to distort democracy and to exclude an unsuitable but unjustly popular candidate from office. If Trump had actually won the election, they should have installed Clinton. In fact, Clinton won but they installed Trump. What should happen? Well, if the US ever gets a decent and moral government, you should abolish the electoral college and institute a democracy. I would really like to see the members of the electoral college face charges of treason, but I doubt you will ever manage such justice. We all know you have the best legal system money can buy.

  4. says

    cnocspeireag@3: Actually the electoral college was primarily set up to preserve the institution of slavery. During the US’s westward expansion they added only added free states with matching new slave states (in addition to weighting the electoral college votes towards smaller – slaveowning – states), one of the various measures added to US democracy to ensure that abolitionists couldn’t threaten the southern slaveowners.