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Repealing the 17th Amendment: Soon to be Mainstream Republican Policy

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Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake moves the mainstreaming of overturning the 17th Amendment another step forward. Yes, an increasing number of right-wingers want to repeal the constitutional amendment allowing for the direct election of senators by the people.

Why?

Because it’s much easier for corporations to cut checks to individual state legislators than trying to buy whole elections. They long for the days of William Clark buying the Montana legislature.

Given how quickly radicalism has become mainstream in the Republican Party, who doubts this is not a Republican talking point by about 2017? Not me.

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