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Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:15 AM

 

This election is the end result of the Jefferson/Jackson revolution of the common man

I have long stated politics is race to the bottom. Whomever panders to the majority of Americans (the ignorant, the stupid, the uneducated, the racist, the sexist, the jingo, the xenophobe, the religious wackjob, the paranoid, and/or the yokel) better will win every time.

Hamilton wanted government and elections in the hands of those who could make logical decisions. Jefferson wanted government and elections in the hands most Americans with at least a high school education. Jackson wanted everyone involved, because he knew, against John Q. Adams, the toothless inbred will support him over the Boston Brahman.

And now we have the end result.

On the campaign trail, a woman who called out to Adlai Stevenson and said: "Governor, you have the vote of every thinking person!" during one of his presidential campaigns.

He responded: "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"


After this election, it is definitely not enough anymore. Trump proved it. American politics is a race to the lowest common denominator.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:38 AM

1. This election was hacked by Russia and stolen, literally.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 02:12 AM

2. Doesn't change my belief that American politics is a race to see who can pander to the LCD of the

 

American public the most effectively.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:01 PM

8. Can't say I disagree with that point.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 02:21 AM

3. This election is a world changing event, May providence help us all because I fear we are

standing on a precipice that can propel us into complete destruction

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 02:24 AM

4. This is how freedom ends, with thunderous applause.

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 02:45 AM

5. It might INCLUDE all of that, but did you really expect anything else from the Republican voter ?

The difference this time though comes down to the Democratic voters who stayed away, and the Democratic voters who crossed over in key states like Michigan because they felt the Democratic Party was not offering the hope that Trump was. Unfortunately that was the perception out there, largely helped by the media but certainly the Campaign and the Democratic Party in general, didn't do enough to counter.

In truth, if you look at the entrails of this election, the Democratic Party isn't that far off from winning next time, however just winning next time, isn't enough. We need a blowout election. The selection of DNC chair is the first step towards that goal, it shouldn't be used just as a career stepping stone, they must get the best person for the job, who can dedicate 100% of their time to the job.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 03:22 AM

6. DNC needs to win the language war and take the fight to the GOP

 

The GOP controls the language of the debate. We don't win with high intellectual arguments. Keep shit on a bumper sticker. Americans are too stupid to remember more than that.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 03:32 AM

7. 100% agree. The debate has been on Republican terms for too long, it's time to make THEM

uncomfortable. Potentially there is an open goal coming up under a Trump presidency, as Reps scramble to enact all their k-razy stuff. If Democrats can't take a sledgehammer to this, they might as well shut up shop and move to Canada. They have 18 months to get themselves ready for the Midterms, there should be no holding back, but who will lead ?

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:05 PM

9. There is no where for them to run now, they own it all, everything and I do mean

everything that happens is completely on them.

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