My reaction to some recent headlines about the Electoral College, AOC and the 22nd Amendment, DNC Chair calls Republican lawmakers “cowardly,” Joe Biden’s behavior with women, and did the NY Times and The Washington Post help elect President Trump!?

There are so many topics I’d like to offer my insight on, but so little time!

Welcome to my first crack at the “MrEricksonRules headline buffet line!”

Pick your favorite(s) or have some of each.  It’s totally up to you.

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Senate democrats introduce measure to abolish Electoral College.

“Would election by popular vote be better than the Electoral College?”

“A group of Democratic senators on Tuesday introduced a measure to do away with the Electoral College, picking up on a talking point that has caught fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.”

“According to NBC News: ‘Leading Democratic senators are expected to introduce a constitutional amendment Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College, adding momentum to a long-shot idea that has been gaining steam among 2020 presidential candidates.’”

“…changing the Constitution is seen as virtually impossible today. A constitutional amendment may be proposed by a two-thirds supermajority in both the House (about 290 votes) and Senate (67 votes) and requires ratification by 38 states.”

As is usually the case with the democrat party, what we have here is either disingenuous political grandstanding, uninformed ignorance, or a combination of the two.  I’m going to give them some credit and say it’s disingenuous political grandstanding for the most part, since actually amending the Constitution would never happen, mostly due to the requirement of having 38 states go along with it.

So…, in the grand scheme of things, it’s kind of like “The Green New Deal,” a bunch of noise that ain’t never going to happen.

Andrew O’Reilly of Fox News contributed.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Liz Cheney disagree over knowledge of 22nd Amendment, Constitution.

“[Liz] Cheney, R-WY, took issue with a comment [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, made during a recent MSNBC town hall event in which the freshman congresswoman talked about Democrats being in control of Congress in the 1930s and 1940s.”

‘“When our party was boldest, the time of the New Deal, the Great Society, the Civil Rights Act and so on, we had, and carried, supermajorities in the House, in the Senate. We carried the presidency,’ she told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.”

‘“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure (President Franklin D.) Roosevelt did not get reelected,’ Ocasio-Cortez continued.”

“In response to Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks, Cheney tweeted: ‘We knew the Democrats let dead people vote. According to AOC, they can run for president too!’”

“The New Yorker then fired off her own response. ‘Hey Rep. Cheney, I see from your dead people comment that you get your news from Facebook memes, but the National Constitution Center + Newsweek are just two of many places where you can clarify your misunderstanding of the history of the 22nd Amendment,’ she wrote.”

“Roosevelt died while in office in 1945 and the 22nd Amendment was proposed by Congress in 1947.  The Amendment reads, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some of other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.”

I think we can safely score this:

Representative Liz Cheney………..ONE

Representative Ocasio-Cortez…….ZERO

Kathleen Joyce of Fox News contributed.

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DNC Chair Tom Perez calls Republican lawmakers “cowardly,” says they will be “judged harshly” by history

“Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez launched a stunning attack on Republican lawmakers, saying history will “judge” them for supporting President Trump.”

What’s so “stunning” about that?  I hear much worse on a daily basis directed at President Trump, republicans and various conservatives.

‘“The reason why we [Democrats] are winning, and we won at scale in 2018, is because our message is clear. Our message was: we are the ones who actually have your back on the issues that really matter. Healthcare, education. He said he had your back, but actually he had a knife in your back,’ Perez said.”

The truth is the democrats under performed in the 2018 midterms, and by any measure we can say the democrats do not “have our back.”  The democrats, most recently led by Barack Obama, sold America and Americans out.  They gave away our jobs, our wealth, our respect around the world, and our American soul.

“The DNC chair continued that President Trump found success in 2016 by putting ‘fear on the ballot,’ and that Republican lawmakers who have supported his policies over the last three years are ‘cowards’ who have allowed damage to be done to their part.”

That’s a good one Tom!  The democrats are historically the party of fear.  How many times have we heard “the republicans will gut social security,” due to the republicans, millions will die without healthcare, our children will starve and grandma will be left out on the street!?

We didn’t need President Trump to “put fear on the ballot” in 2016, we were all scared already that our country was going down the drain. And rightly so.

‘“I mean, history will not only judge Donald Trump harshly. It will judge Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and all the other cowards who refused to stand up to this president and allowed the party of Lincoln to die. They will be judged harshly because whatever he says goes right now.’”

I feel more correctly, “history” will judge these times as the times of the great liberal lies.  The times of liberal propaganda and the times of the corrupt and biased media who backed them up rather than do their jobs as watchdogs for We the People.

Anna Hopkins of Fox News contributed.

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Pelosi: Biden didn’t know “the world we’re in now.”

“House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi is the most high-profile Democrat to come to the defense of former Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘affectionate demeanor,’ Peter Doocy reports from Washington.”

Ha! “Affectionate demeanor!?”  Is that what we’re calling “Uncle Joe’s” creepy behavior now?

And according to Politico (a news journalism company), “Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she does not think the allegations against Joe Biden of unwelcome contact are disqualifying for a 2020 run, but that the former vice president should be more aware of others’ personal space. ‘I don’t think it’s disqualifying,’ Pelosi said… ‘He has to understand in the world that we’re in now that people’s space is important to them, and what’s important is how they receive it and not necessarily how you intended it.’ … Pelosi pushed back against the tone of former vice president’s apologies. ‘It is how it’s received, so to say, ‘I’m sorry that you were offended’ is not an apology,’ the California Democrat said. ‘‘I’m sorry I invaded your space,’ but not, ‘I’m sorry you were offended.’ What’s that? That’s not accepting the fact that people think differently about communication.’”

I’m a little confused.  Is she coming to Joe’s defense or is she scolding him?

National Public Radio (NPR) noted, “On the most obvious level, complaints of this kind renew the criticism of Biden’s past performance on issues affecting women and people of color, the two constituencies likely to matter most in choosing the next Democratic nominee.”

As usual with the democrats, us poor white guys are treated like second class citizens.

“Perceptions of Biden as ‘old school’ or ‘old fashioned’ are not just liabilities to be shed. They are also the basis of his appeal to many older, white, working-class Democrats and independents.”

The democrat party can say what they want about the new breed of democrat-socialists out there; Joe Biden leads in the polls for president, and he hasn’t even officially declared yet!

“Biden’s advisers believe coverage of allegations of inappropriate behavior is being stoked by rival Democrats…”

No kidding.

That basically leaves one guy…, and I can hear ‘em now, Bernie, Bernie, Bernie.

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New York Post: How the New York Times, Washington Post helped get Trump elected.

“If either paper had done the sort of digging on Hillary Clinton that they did on Trump, then Clinton would never have been the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.”

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True.  And actually, “If either paper had done the sort of digging on Hillary Clinton that they did on Trump,” she would be in jail, along with a lot of her friends.

“So, in a different scenario, if the Times and the Washington Post probe Clinton, alert the public to all of her ‘problems’ then the Democrats are forced to pick someone else as their candidate.  In that case, Trump might not have won.”

In reality, Mr. Crudele, anything “might” have happened.  It really annoys me these days when reporters say, “this might happen,” or that “could happen,” or this “may” happen.

Here’s some news for all of you journalism majors: ANYTHING “MIGHT,”  “COULD,” OR “MAY” HAPPEN!  THAT’S NOT NEWS!

John Crudele of The New York Post contribued.

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Thank God we have “Google” around to be our social conscience (I’m being very sarcastic by the way).   

(Please refer to my two previous blogs regarding our friends at “Google,” dated September 24, 2018 and September 17, 2018 for a little background.)

When I “google” “#METOO,” why do I get a program error?

When I “goggle” “sexual misconduct at Google,” why does it come back saying, “Did you mean: sexual misconduct at the GOP?”

A couple of weeks ago, The (failing) New York Times detailed the alleged misconduct of senior executives, as well as Google’s admission that it fired 48 people for sexual harassment over the past two years.

What’s going on over there!?  And who are these people?

Did they hire Harvey Weinstein while we weren’t looking?  How about Matt Lauer?

Do they have a hiring pipeline of Penn State alumnae?  Michigan State?  Former US Olympic Gymnastic coaches?

Google employees abandoned their desks and staged a 10 minute walkout, at Google office all over the world, in protest of the company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations.

The campaign has been dubbed “The Google Walkout For Real Change,” and the first walkouts occurred at their offices in Singapore, Zürich, Switzerland and London.

Google is headquartered in “whacky” California, of course, and has 78 offices in the US and around the world (Do they really need that many offices to run a search engine?).

Anyway, campaign organizers have said they were “disgusted” by the details of The New York Times report.  They said “it is an example of a culture of complicity, dismissiveness, and support for perpetrators in the face of sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse of power.”

These are pretty harsh and damning allegations!

Not at Google!  Say it ain’t so!

Not at such a forward thinking, thoughtful, liberal, gender and racially considerate company like Google!

Google has always been considered “cutting edge” regarding company culture and work environment.  Google was considered revolutionary for maximizing a flexible working atmosphere for improved productivity.  Rubber exercise balls used for office chairs, cubicle free offices, wooden doors held by saw horses acting as desks, multicolored lava lamps and dogs roaming the halls led to a “comfortable” work place.  This environment proved to be highly effective in increasing the creative output of its employees.

Google hired a “company chef,” who introduced the staff to health conscious and energy boosting recipes. There were weekly roller hockey games in the parking lot and weekly “TGIF meetings.”  The free and informal atmosphere supposedly led to an easier exchange of ideas.

The free and informal atmosphere has apparently led to more than just an easier exchange of ideas!

Google employees have a list of five demands for change.  Here they are in the campaign’s own words:

An end to Forced Arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination for all current and future employees.

A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity.

A publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report.

A clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously.

Elevate the Chief Diversity Officer to answer directly to the CEO and make recommendations directly to the Board of Directors.  Appoint an Employee Rep to the Board.

I’m really surprised by these demands…, not because they are so “over the top,” but because they are such “no brainers.”

How can a company be so “cutting edge” on one hand and anchored in the Middle Ages on the other?

Do they have an “HR” department at Google?  I assume they do.  If so, what have they been doing?  Were they all too busy bouncing around on their rubber exercise balls?

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, said he and management support the protest and are listening to staff.

Isn’t that nice?!

He also said, “We let ‘Googlers’ know that we are aware of the activities planned for Thursday and that employees will have the support they need if they wish to participate.”

Isn’t that nice again?!

“Employees have raised constructive ideas for how we can improve our policies and our processes going forward.  We are taking in all their feedback so we can turn these ideas into action.”

Here are some of their constructive ideas (leaked exclusively to MrEricksonRules.com) to improve the company’s policies:

“Executives should be required to at least throw a blanket on top of their desk before throwing employees on them and having their way with them.”

“Executives should be required to follow through with promised increases in pay and/or promotions after “services” have been officially rendered.”

“Executives should be required to leave their office door unlocked before choosing to chase their secretaries around the office, in an effort to demonstrate fairness, and the potential opportunity for the secretary to escape.”

These “constructive ideas” all seem quite reasonable, don’t they?

Sundar Pichai and Larry Page, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, both apologized to staff last week for the company’s record on sexual misconduct.  Pichai reinforced that apology in an email to staff this week.

Isn’t it nice to know that Sundar and Larry offered their sincerest apologies?

They’re sorry alright.  Sorry they got caught!

The seriousness of these accusations coupled with mass employee walkouts would seem to call for more than just apologies!

Perhaps Sundar and/or Larry need to be shown the door, along with a few of their friends!

Perhaps Google executives should worry about their own behavior before worrying about manipulating search results in order to mute conservative viewpoints and push liberal leaning results!

Perhaps Google executives should stop claiming to know what’s best for the rest of us when they can’t even keep their pants on at work!

The unabashed hypocrisy demonstrated by liberal “know-it-alls” never ceases to amaze me.

I’m sure we won’t have to wait too long for our next installment of “As the World Googles.”

Stay tuned.

Thanks to Jake Kanter, of Business Insider, for contributing to this article.

 

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