The Mask Comes Off: Wash Po In Hot Water For Report Over Who Should Pick The President

The Washington Post is in hot water after publishing an op-ed written by Marquette University political science professor Julia Azari titled: “It’s time to give the elites a bigger say in choosing the president.”

After the abysmal start to the Democratic presidential primary Azari claims that the nominee process should be taken away from the people and given to the politicians:

The current process is clearly flawed, but what would be better? … A better primary system would empower elites to bargain and make decisions, instructed by voters.

One lesson from the 2020 and 2016 election cycles is that a lot of candidates, many of whom are highly qualified and attract substantial followings, will inevitably enter the race. The system as it works now — with a long informal primary, lots of attention to early contests and sequential primary season that unfolds over several months — is great at testing candidates to see whether they have the skills to run for president. What it’s not great at is choosing among the many candidates who clear that bar, or bringing their different ideological factions together, or reconciling competing priorities. A process in which intermediate representatives — elected delegates who understand the priorities of their constituents — can bargain without being bound to specific candidates might actually produce nominees that better reflect what voters want.

Azari believes that parties should have “preference primaries” so the voters can have a warm fuzzy feeling about the process. But, in reality, the all-knowing, rich, elitists who know better than we do get to pick.

The Washington Post is also owned by the founder of Amazon who is one of the richest people in the world, I’m sure he would love to choose who is President.

This is also the same paper whose new slogan is “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” well I couldn’t think of a better way. Take the process away from the people because the powers that be know what is better than we do.

It amazes me that progressives hate us so much for elected President Donald Trump that they are willing to strip people of their rights just to win.

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