Reince Priebus plays Chuckee Cheese politics
Ever gone to a Chuckee Cheese with your kids and play the game “Whack a Mole”? The goal is to hit a mole every time it rises out of the hole and you never know where/when the next one will pop out for you to “whack”! If you are successful at the game you hit them all on their heads and get lots of points in the process! Could this “wack” game be the source of his wacky idea to count electoral votes by hitting the Democrats that rise out of their hole?
Republicans are actually planning to play Wack a Mole with the electoral vote count in Presidential elections.
In Virginia and a handful of other battleground states Republicans are pushing for far-reaching changes to the electoral college in an attempt to counter recent success by Democrats.
In the vast majority of states, the presidential candidate who wins receives all of that state’s electoral votes. The proposed changes would instead apportion electoral votes by congressional district, a setup far more favorable to Republicans. Under such a system in Virginia, for instance, President Obama would have claimed four of the state’s 13 electoral votes in the 2012 election, rather than all of them.
Wack a Mole Crazy
Wisconsin is known as the cheese state where fully grown adults go to football games with a foam cheese wedge on their head. But we were not the Chuckee Cheese Wack a Mole State until 2010 when Priebus and Scott Walker stole all the tokens. When Scott Walker says something is an “interesting idea” – Watch Out!
Priebus actually won another term as the RNC Chairman today. Reince, same mind that schemed up the electoral Whack a Mole vote count idea, and even as he was delivering his victory speech Republicans were backing away from his cheesy idea.
The state at the head of the line to play Whack a Mole is Virgina, where they need all the Republican votes to change the the electoral college rules. Today two of them, Senators Jill Vogel and Ralph Smith, are backing away. It appears Florida will not be a Wack a Mole state either where GOP leaders in Florida’s legislature are already announcing their opposition to the scheme.
Democrats Rejoice – Priebus wins again!
The man that rose to power for his red sweep of Wisconsin in 2010, saddling the people with Ron Johnson and Scott Walker, has the helm of the RNC again. Oh Boy! It remains to be seen how his resume will hold up through the on going John Doe investigation that has convicted Walker’s closest associates for campaign related felonies. Whack. Whack. Whack.