Michael Ramirez continues to demonstrate how fact-challenged, math-challenged, honesty-challenged, democracy-challenged or all-of-the-above challenged he is if he does not understand that the Senate is NOT a democratic institution.
And no, 51 votes from conservative senators does NOT equal a majority, when a state like Montana or Wyoming, with 1/18 the number of people as California has the same number of senators.
No, it is not a majority. 24% of the people represented are able to block the will of 76% of the people.
Even without the filibuster, the red state conservative failed, impoverished taker-welfare states would be far over represented compared with the successful, prosperous donor states. Add in the fact that just 40 senators from the smallest states with the fewest people (representing land [dirt], not people; conservative believe PEOPLE are worth less than DIRT) can use the corrupt, RACIST filibuster (begun to obstruct civil rights reforms and perpetuated to obstruct civil rights reforms) such that senators representing 24% of the population can overrule the will of senators representing 76% of the population.
That is NOT a majority.
That is NOT a democracy.
And if Michael Ramirez does not understand that, he is ignorant and uneducated and unqualified to comment. And if Michael Ramirez DOES understand it, he is immoral and dishonest.
And the two are not mutually exclusive.
May 31, 2016
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