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Sat Dec 14, 2019, 02:40 PM

Chris Hayes makes a great point about Republicans and elections



Simply put, they don't think Democrats are "real" Americans.

Fuck 'em.

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Sat Dec 14, 2019, 02:57 PM

1. K&R Thanks for posting.

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Sat Dec 14, 2019, 05:35 PM

2. Very good

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Sun Dec 15, 2019, 09:36 AM

3. But that's why the Electoral College was instituted in the first place.

It WAS to have "the right people" voting. The electors, would be the ones who evaluated candidates and would ultimately vote for the candidate of their choice. What they didn't take into account was, factions (political parties).
But fast forward to today. The conservatives have NEVER accepted the notion of "will of the people" and they never will. Their ideology absolutely opposes it:
"Liberals in the United States have been losing political debates to conservatives for a quarter century. In order to start winning again, liberals must answer two simple questions: what is conservatism, and what is wrong with it? As it happens, the answers to these questions are also simple:

Q: What is conservatism?
A: Conservatism is the domination of society by an aristocracy.
Q: What is wrong with conservatism?
A: Conservatism is incompatible with democracy, prosperity, and civilization in general. It is a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world. "
- Phillp A.Agre "What Is Conservatism And What Is Wrong With It. [https://pages.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/agre/conservatism.html]

Once you see them for what they are and what they stand for, everything else is falls into place. They can never be for the common man-they, in fact, hate him.
"When you cut right through it, right-wing ideology is just "dime-store economics" - intended to dress their ideology up and make it look respectable. You don't really need to know much about economics to understand it. They certainly don't. It all gets down to two simple words "Cheap labor". That's their whole philosophy in a nutshell - which gives you a short and pithy "catch phrase" that describes them perfectly. You've heard of "big-government liberals". Well they're "cheap-labor conservatives".
"Cheap-labor conservative" is a moniker they will never shake, and never live down. Because it's exactly what they are. You see, cheap-labor conservatives are defenders of corporate America - whose fortunes depend on labor. The larger the labor supply, the cheaper it is. The more desperately you need a job, the cheaper you'll work, and the more power those "corporate lords" have over you. If you are a wealthy elite - or a "wannabe" like most dittoheads - your wealth, power and privilege is enhanced by a labor pool, forced to work cheap."
"-Conceptual Guerrilla "Defeat The Right In Three Minutes"http://sideshow.me.uk/annex/defeattherightin3minutes.htm.


And because they own the media, they will shape narratives that suit their ideology and reinforce it in the minds of the public. We see this in the demonizing of Jeremy Corbyn which was almost identical to the demonizing of Hillary Clinton. While Labour was defeated at the polls, it wasn't exactly a landslide nor were the policies in their manifesto unpopular

The Right MUST cheat because they know how unpopular their policy proposals are and how ineffective they have been. It's only a matter of time before the jig is up and the party is over. Which is why Senate Republicans, led by "Moscow Mitch" McConnell is doing it's level best of packing the courts while ignoring the necessary and proper legislation from the House.
Always remember, they are not for "the rule of law" but power for power's sake.

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