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AND two endless Wars.

 

Are you including Obama's "good war"?

 

 


 


 

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

IF you have a well educated and accurately informed electorate, Democracy is EASY.

If Trump were intelligent, we would not have to worry about his stupidity

If Trump were sane, we would not have to worry about his lack of rationality.

 

That's why Republicans have been waging War against Education and Truth for the past 50 years - they cannot survive in a "Democracy". They need a voter suppressed Gerrymander to succeed. That's what they've been building since Nixon launched the Southern Strategy back in 1967 and why every GOPerLord since has courted (and won) the lunitic fringe for their mindless support.

 

Der Trumper was elected with 26% of registered voters, specifically around 76,000 loons driven to the polls in 4 States by 200,000 craftily designed personal anti-Hillary ads placed on social media sites in the weeks before the election by Russian operatives.

 

All that was needed to stop him was for enough rational people who care about Americas real future to show up in those 4 swing states. But instead too many stayed home or wrote in Bernie because they felt slighted that their guy didn't get the nomination or because they'd bought the lie that there was no difference between the two major parties - just like the 74,000 Floridians who voted for Nader in 2000 and gave us jrbuish who gave us the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression (also caused by Republican tax cuts and deregulation) AND two endless Wars.

 

And so those high minded folks gave us Der Trumper - Thanks Hillary Haters.


 

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IF you have a well educated and accurately informed electorate, Democracy is EASY.

 

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Democracy within the Democratic Party is not easy as long as voters feel the system is rigged: WikiLeaks DNC revelations, Donna Brazile's revelations, and....Democratic Party Super Delegates!

 

Hillary's running mate Tim Kaine said in November, 2017: "I have long believed there should be no superdelegates. These positions are given undue influence in the popular nominating contest and make the process less democratic.”


Bernie Sanders had pressed for the complete elimination of superdelegates.

 

A look back at some examples:

 

In the 2016 Iowa Primary, Bernie and Hillary battled for a statistical tie, with just a quarter-percent of the vote between Hillary and Bernie. So, naturally, the delegates from Iowa are divided fairly.

Bernie gets 21 delegates and Hillary gets... 29?


Next, in New Hampshire, Bernie demolishes Hillary in a 22-point landslide victory. So, naturally, the delegates from New Hampshire are divided fairly.

Bernie gets 15 delegates and Hillary gets... 15?


What is this strange world where a Bernie tie is an 8-delegate loss and a Bernie landslide is a tie?


That’s when our intrepid Millennials start Googling and learn all about Democratic Superdelegates!


What they learn is that there are 4,763 delegates who pick the Democratic nominee for president. But roughly 15 percent of them are Superdelegates (712 to be exact) who are the Democratic elected officials and party bigwigs. Regular delegates are split according to popular vote, but Superdelegates can vote for anybody they wish (that’s their super power).
Hillary, being the Queen Democratic Bigwig, amassed quite a collection of these other bigwigs pledging to vote for her (355 to be exact).

With some quick Excel work, Millennials figure out that Hillary already had 14.9 percent of the votes she needed to get the nomination before the first caucus was ever tallied in Iowa.


Then the millenials plug in a few more formulas and learn that in New Hampshire, it took convincing 60,631 voters to choose Bernie to match the choice of Gov. Maggie Hassan, Rep. Ann Kuster, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and three Democratic National Committee cronies for Hillary.


In other words, one vote from these one-percenters for the Wall Street candidate is worth 10,105 votes from the 99-percenters for the Democratic Socialist candidate.

Unfortunately, one-man-one-vote only applies to actual federal elections, not party primary processes.


The more the Millennials learn about this, the more convinced they become that the system is rigged and the current crop of establishment Democrats want to keep it that way.


The more the Millennials learn, the more they Feel the Bern.

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/russ-belville/hillarys-superdelegate-co_b_9206252.html

 

 

 

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

IF you have a well educated and accurately informed electorate, Democracy is EASY.

 

That's why Republicans have been waging War against Education and Truth for the past 50 years - they cannot survive in a "Democracy". They need a voter suppressed Gerrymander to succeed. That's what they've been building since Nixon launched the Southern Strategy back in 1967 and why every GOPerLord since has courted (and won) the lunitic fringe for their mindless support.

 

Der Trumper was elected with 26% of registered voters, specifically around 76,000 loons driven to the polls in 4 States by 200,000 craftily designed personal anti-Hillary ads placed on social media sites in the weeks before the election by Russian operatives.

 

All that was needed to stop him was for enough rational people who care about Americas real future to show up in those 4 swing states. But instead too many stayed home or wrote in Bernie because they felt slighted that their guy didn't get the nomination or because they'd bought the lie that there was no difference between the two major parties - just like the 74,000 Floridians who voted for Nader in 2000 and gave us jrbuish who gave us the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression (also caused by Republican tax cuts and deregulation) AND two endless Wars.

 

And so those high minded folks gave us Der Trumper - Thanks Hillary Haters.


Sounds like you are joining the pc elitists of the left - "Only 'we' are smart enough to make political decisions; 'they' are too stupid".

 

Sorta merges nicely with your "one Party", powerful central government concept.

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After which previous election was a "Resistance" officially declared

 

 


I guess you forgot about the GOP PLEDGE to BLOCK OBAMA at any cost that was put in place immediately after Obama's election for his first term.


There is a vast difference between opposing policies and opposing Presidency.

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Say what you want about George W. and Barack but they both did one thing that the gutter dweller that's in the WHITE HOUSE now has not done.

 

THEY BOTH RESPECTED THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF THIS GREAT NATION.

 

TRUMP IS MAKING OUR GOVERNMENT A REALITY SHOW.... OR, WORSE YET, A SLIDE SHOW, OR, WORSE EVEN YET, A MOCKERY.."

 

Legitimate criticism of our prez is a good thing. I am not sure why some cannot see that.


Of course legitimate criticism is appropriate - always was, always has been. But massive demonstrations on Inauguration Day when he hadn[t done anything yet, the "Resistance" (joined by the losing candidate), "pussyhat" mob scenes, impeachment efforts from the get-go, etc. seem to go beyond "legitimate criticism".

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IF you have a well educated and accurately informed electorate, Democracy is EASY.

 

That's why Republicans have been waging War against Education and Truth for the past 50 years - they cannot survive in a "Democracy". They need a voter suppressed Gerrymander to succeed. That's what they've been building since Nixon launched the Southern Strategy back in 1967 and why every GOPerLord since has courted (and won) the lunitic fringe for their mindless support.

 

Der Trumper was elected with 26% of registered voters, specifically around 76,000 loons driven to the polls in 4 States by 200,000 craftily designed personal anti-Hillary ads placed on social media sites in the weeks before the election by Russian operatives.

 

All that was needed to stop him was for enough rational people who care about Americas real future to show up in those 4 swing states. But instead too many stayed home or wrote in Bernie because they felt slighted that their guy didn't get the nomination or because they'd bought the lie that there was no difference between the two major parties - just like the 74,000 Floridians who voted for Nader in 2000 and gave us jrbuish who gave us the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression (also caused by Republican tax cuts and deregulation) AND two endless Wars.

 

And so those high minded folks gave us Der Trumper - Thanks Hillary Haters.

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@nctarheel—It wasn’t forgotten NC, it has been discussed a multiplicity of times. It was simply ignored because It didn’t fit the lie.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

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@MIseker wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

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@xrepub  In your view, do I have to vote like you and think like you in order to be a decent citizen?

 

 


Of course not.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Democrat with a strong social liberal streak and a less liberal fiscal view. I will not laud liberals who do not think for themselves, and I do not applaud conservatives who do not think for themselves. I do not seek the destruction of the Republican party (I think them quite useful in keeping the Dems in line).


Well put, xrepub. But I would add another element. Once the elections are over, we must unite as Americans. Those not happy with the outcome will always have another shot each two years.


like your masters at Fox and friends, Hannity and Breitbart preach? for that matter POTUS? no division there. The new conservative party doesnt want cooperation. It wants submision. Thats not going to happen.


Does that mean that you disagree with what I posted or does it mean you are just in a non-Ho-Ho-Ho mood (as usual)?


Putin likes his fat mentally unstable ho - why shouldn't everyone?

 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@xrepub wrote:

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@xrepub  In your view, do I have to vote like you and think like you in order to be a decent citizen?

 

 


Of course not.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Democrat with a strong social liberal streak and a less liberal fiscal view. I will not laud liberals who do not think for themselves, and I do not applaud conservatives who do not think for themselves. I do not seek the destruction of the Republican party (I think them quite useful in keeping the Dems in line).


Well put, xrepub. But I would add another element. Once the elections are over, we must unite as Americans. Those not happy with the outcome will always have another shot each two years.


Is there any reason that the example of republicans/conservatives during the Obama Administration should not be reciprocally applied towards trump et alia?

After all - it IS the example that republicans/conservatives set - why should it not be reciprocally applied in equal measure with equal "enthusiasm"?

Turnabout has always been fair play in politics.

 

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