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Babel_17

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37. More and more our system resembles a tragi-comical farce
Mon Sep 21, 2015, 10:35 AM
Sep 2015


As has been pointed out by others, we need a return to having debates in the style that The League of Women Voters used to use.

The League sponsored the United States presidential election debates in 1976, 1980 and 1984.[6][7] On October 2, 1988, the LWV's 14 trustees voted unanimously to pull out of the debates, and on October 3 they issued a press release condemning the demands of the major candidates' campaigns. LWC President Nancy Neuman said that the debate format would "perpetrate a fraud on the American voter" and that the organization did not intend to "become an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Women_Voters#Controversies

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1964&dat=19881003&id=IUcjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YcwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6676,4271877&hl=en

That link has an image of a newspaper article. It's worth clicking on.





She's taken a stand on some women's issues such as wage inequality. sarge43 Sep 2015 #1
That's not a stand--that's just observation Demeter Sep 2015 #4
Point taken. sarge43 Sep 2015 #5
as one DUer has said: "We'll all be equal in the breadlines." nt antigop Sep 2015 #11
That would be me. HooptieWagon Sep 2015 #15
They can, but they won't. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Sep 2015 #23
An old observation. Half-Century Man Sep 2015 #26
Sure they can Demeter Sep 2015 #29
Elect her and find out - LiberalElite Sep 2015 #7
or her job is outsourced...or her job is replaced by an h-1b visaholder...or her husband's antigop Sep 2015 #8
It's only bewildering if you look at it logically... Cosmic Kitten Sep 2015 #2
That's exactly it Demeter Sep 2015 #3
If the Top 1% Get 99% of the Income and Wealth, They Should Pay 99% of the Taxes" MindfulOne Sep 2015 #17
yes, the goal is to maintain the status quo...and keep her mouth closed as much as possible antigop Sep 2015 #10
And let the American people live with the result. senz Sep 2015 #30
Her campaign is a empty of any substance ybbor Sep 2015 #6
She looks nice. Did you see her hair the other evening? Enthusiast Sep 2015 #9
And that seems to be important to her followers, too ... senz Sep 2015 #31
Hillary always does her best leading from behind, let's hope she keeps it up in the primaries. n/t A Simple Game Sep 2015 #12
you make a good point -- it is a stark difference nashville_brook Sep 2015 #13
Right On Beowulf42 Sep 2015 #14
Oh Bravo! Faux pas Sep 2015 #16
That's because she only has one guiding principle. JayhawkSD Sep 2015 #18
Exactly. She wants to be president. End of story. djean111 Sep 2015 #19
+ 1000 senz Sep 2015 #32
I truly believe that about her. cui bono Sep 2015 #35
Camp Weathervane just can't stop spinning... SoapBox Sep 2015 #20
It is what it is, the Clinton campaign is a machine designed to defeat the Republican candidate Babel_17 Sep 2015 #21
Good, interesting analysis. Although I doubt that the point is to defeat a Republican senz Sep 2015 #33
For decades, that sort of politicking has worked. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Sep 2015 #22
"the awfulness of lengthy decaying in the hot sun" Divernan Sep 2015 #24
She's "listening".... Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2015 #25
I don't think it's all that puzzling to be honest. Simply put, the Establishment, run by the sabrina 1 Sep 2015 #27
Gotta say... senz Sep 2015 #34
More and more our system resembles a tragi-comical farce Babel_17 Sep 2015 #37
all they can do is swing at the Pubs' low-hanging fruit MisterP Sep 2015 #28
Well said. So many good comments in this thread. senz Sep 2015 #36
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