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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:20 AM

Rachel Maddow Shows Republican Stealing Democracy In 90 Seconds (VIDEO)


Republicans have continuously attempted to describe America as a Center Right country. Unfortunately most of the media have bought into this fallacy as well. This false sense of reality has consequences. It skews the daily news narrative and with that legislation.

Why are Republicans driving that narrative? It has everything to do with human psychology. Peer pressure tend to make people do things they know isn’t right. It makes them at times even vote against their own interest or support detrimental policies because they think if most people are supporting those policies, they must get on that bandwagon. It is the action of the herd, the herd mentality.

So how can Republicans say the country is Center Right with a straight face? According to a Gallup poll, 40% of Americans are self-described Conservatives, 35% Moderate, and 21% Liberal. Those numbers do seem to say Center Right. But how did that really happen? It is simple. The GOP had an all-out assault on the word “Liberal” and only the most mentally strong will admit in any poll to be Liberal.

What is important is not what people say they are, but to analyze what they believe in. Read the article “America Is A Center Left Country While American Voters Are Center Right”. The fact that Americans love their government provided entitlements like Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Compensation, and Educational Financial Aid is proof positive. The fact that Americans are rather sexually liberated is proof positive. The fact that Americans support liberal social policies like gay marriage, single parent adoption, gays in the military, etc. is proof positive. One could go on and on.

Americans, even with their vote have shown an inclination to vote Liberal. After all, Democrats won the popular vote 5 out of the last six elections by substantial margins.

See Rachel Maddow Video Here condensed to 90 seconds.

What is sad is that over the years, Republicans have been undemocratically using the demographic maps to cluster Democratic voters in such a manner that Republicans are vastly overrepresented in both State Houses and Congress. This is political theft.

For all those that believe in the infallibility of the US Constitution, this should be a wakeup call. Republicans are not doing anything illegal. They are simply using yet another defect in the constitution to ensure its original intent, that only a select few are entitled to have their vote counted.

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Texin Dec 2012 #6
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julian09 Dec 2012 #7
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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:23 AM

1. That was a fantastic segment.

The whole country should have to watch it.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:32 AM

2. Thank you for posting this. I saw that and was shocked at the numbers.

"...What is sad is that over the years, Republicans have been undemocratically using the demographic maps to cluster Democratic voters in such a manner that Republicans are vastly overrepresented in both State Houses and Congress. This is political theft. ... '


We have to get the word out because I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who don't realize what is actually happening. I know that I didn't realize the impact of the gerrymandering on the actual distribution of elected representatives between the party. It's much worse than I realized. Thank you Rachal Maddow. She is the Educator-in-Chief.

Now what are we going to do about it. We can't wait until the next census. The entire nation could be under Republican control by than.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:45 PM

6. "The entire nation could be under Republican control by then."

And guess what? Even the new Census data wouldn't be able to change anything!

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. The entire first 30 min. of that show is MUST SEE stuff!

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Response to Bozita (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:04 PM

7. It shows again that the minority rules, particularly at state and local levels

 

that minority will then set the rules for the the national elections. The party with the majority of votes statewide is under represented because of jerrymandering like making one big district out of two thus losing one seat or two districts out of another district thus adding a seat. Which is done depends on whether the state lost or gained population in the last ten years by whichever party holds the power especially if that party holds majorities in both houses of that state.
So remember the down ballot votes mean something, remember Obama won the states but the Dems lost the house races because of jerrymandering individual districts to suite the party outcome. They should make each district close to equal in population

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:23 PM

4. K&R Wow, way worse than I thought!!!

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:42 PM

5. Deeply disturbing.

I saw this last night and started another thread about the topic before I spotted this one.

These guys seem to be bent on establishing a system that would guarantee minority rule in perpetuity without fear of any consequences from the electorate. We'll be the United States of Apartheid if they're allowed to do this.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:04 PM

8. As an avid viewer of TRMS...

I completely agree.
The repubican'ts are abusing a legal defect in the system... Gerrymandering
Gerrymandering should be outlawed. Period. Districts need to be by county, not by some political geography fantasy put in place by a partisan group bent on circumventing the democratic process for their own gain.
It won't be though. The repubulican'ts won't let it be. For one major reason...
They are afraid of democracy. Period. They know in a world where everyone that can vote does, they will lose... and by a big margin. As a result, they have to game the system in order to stay viable. Unfortunately, the major media lets them get away with it. Mainly because they have an active interest in the outcomes... Headlines. Headlines leading up to an election and headlines after the election. Headlines = Dollars

One of the biggest problems with our political system is the almost total lack of understanding of what people are voting for when they vote. Another is absolutely no knowledge of what those they elect are actually doing. RTW laws, gerrymandering, abortion rights, voter suppression... most have no ideal what they are and who it is that is putting them in place.

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