Crack smoking lunacy is clowns who desperately cling to progressive ideas like the 17th amendment snake oil.
I’m not “clinging” to the 17th Amendment, I’m just pointing out that it’s politically impossible now, and politically impossible forever, to repeal it.
Here’s a helpful list of everything proposed to help a Republican win the Presidency in 2016 that is impossible, a waste of time, and so stupid because of the impossibility of accomplishing them, it actually is an embarassment to the Right:
1) Trying to get the Electoral College to change their votes
2) Trying to get states like California to change to picking electors by Congressional District.
3) Trying to repeal the 17th Amendment (though amusingly there are people on this thread that somehow it could somehow simply be overturned by the Supreme Court, which is even dumber.)
4) Trying to get “millions” of non-existent Republicans that didn’t vote in 2012 because Romney was a RINO to turn out in 2016.
And here’s a helpful list of things that might actually work:
1) Persuading about 2 million people that voted for Obama in 2012 to vote for the Republican candidate in 2016.
Crack smoking lunacy is the idea that professional career politicians know what's best for us and that state legislatures will select far better Senators than we the people because they're so much wiser and smarter than us, and somehow magically less corrupt and statist than their federal counterparts.
It is the very antithesis of conservatism. Conservatism basically boils down to the concept that we individuals can make the best decisions for what's best for us, NOT the government. To quote Ronald Reagan: Government is the NOT solution to our problems, government IS the problem. It will be a cold day in hell before I give the crooks in my state legislature MORE power over my life.