I remember back the last time the Electoral College delivered us an incompetent overreaching fool â€” one of our watchwords in those years was that the Constitution is not a suicide pact. And so, on November 9, Obama should have said, â€œWe all know the Electoral College is nonsense, and so I am going to begin the transition process with President-Elect Clinton.â€ Iâ€™d rather the bit about the Electoral College be a dead letter than the emoluments clause, for example.Â Is it a dangerous precedent? Not as dangerous as the precedent that the person who loses the election takes office and we all act like itâ€™s Godâ€™s fucking will.
The folks at Â An Fur Ãœnd SichÂ align with my own view on this, theÂ first day of the TrumpÂ Era. I still cannot get my head around the results of the recent election. It feels like a dream, or a masque intended to warn & educate me & my fellow-citizens. But it is no dream & it is going to be a rough time for ourÂ already frayed & tattered American democracy.