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    I thought they were the NDP in Canadian Parliament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Hillary could have won.

    She ran as political Democrat Clinton.


    Up here, we've seen a drastic switch from Rep/Dem to moderates and independents, people aren't playing the party lines. Its been working out for any area that's been acceptable to the idea (non cities, mostly). If that can happen in a place like NY, no reason it cant spread.

    I think we can all agree that we wish more were elected based on their views, goals, etc rather than their tie color.
    Right. And when you account for the decreasing voter turnout nationwide, it only reinforces and invigorates this desire. That's why I've been saying that it wasn't actually a this or that proposition. Or at least it shouldn't be, and we shouldn't accept that state of affairs. When the majority of the country goes "seriously—these are my fucking options!?", It's time to stop playing their game and kowtowing to this idea that it has to be played by their rules. I know, I know -- Trump doesn't play by them either. I know, but he also comes at a significant set of negative costs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Right. And when you account for the decreasing voter turnout nationwide, it only reinforces and invigorates this desire. That's why I've been saying that it wasn't actually a this or that proposition. Or at least it shouldn't be, and we shouldn't accept that state of affairs. When the majority of the country goes "seriously—these are my fucking options!?", It's time to stop playing their game and kowtowing to this idea that it has to be played by their rules. I know, I know -- Trump doesn't play by them either. I know, but he also comes at a significant set of negative costs.


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    To start, it would be nice if other party candidates would be allowed to be in the debates. The current rule that debate participants must have 15% support over five national polls is completely prohibitive. By that measure, even Ross Perot, who eventually won just over 18% of the popular vote in 1992 would not have been able to participate in the first debate that year (or subsequent ones, because his debate performance gave him a clear bump in the polls).

    It should come as no surprise that the body in charge of the debate rules, the Commission of Presidential Debates, is made up entirely of Republican and Democrat big-wigs. They have no obligation to change the rule. And, from a self-preservation stand point, why would they?

    Obviously it shouldn't be a circus like we saw in the Republican debates or in some other countries, but the barriers to entry should be less prohibitive. I don't really know what to suggest, but lowering the number from 15% in national polls would be a good start.

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    If there's one issue that both parties achieve true bi-partisan agreement on, it's maintaining their hegemony.

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    The parties BOTH seek, primarily, to serve their own self interests. In both cases, it means more government influence.

    Any discussion about differences in parties is just quibbling. Why do you think we spend so much time talking about guns, gay marriage, abortion, immigration and the like? It allows both parties to keep doing the same shit they've always done while providing some tangible policy making that a) politicians can reference and b) makes people think the government is actually doing anything.

    The US govt. is about serving corporations (see also, lining pockets) and furthering the military industrial complex. That is it.

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    Hard to argue

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    http://time.com/5175857/president-tr...alflow_twitter

    'I'd Run in There.' Trump Says He Would've Engaged the Florida Shooter Even Without a Weapon

    I wish you would Donny!
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    Akin as to how he ran to Viet Nam---5 deferments; one for bone spurs.

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    its obvious he's a lover, not a fighter

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    Take all private donations out of the equation. Pay for all campaigns out of the tax base. Then and only then will people have an actual voice in choosing who actually gets elected and there will be, at least, some accountability.

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    Happily hoping Hope would hop on me at a book signing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverRangerFrank View Post
    Happily hoping Hope would hop on me at a book signing.
    Very good Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EverRangerFrank View Post
    Happily hoping Hope would hop on me at a book signing.
    It's easier to tell white lies about what happens.
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    Sorry guys, 25% tariff on all my posts now so I'm outsourcing to Skunkman.

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    Good.
    We could use more good, quality, American made posts
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    Good.
    We could use more good, quality, American made posts
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    Wtf why am I double positng
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    Delete button

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    cant be too much of quality American postings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    Sorry guys, 25% tariff on all my posts now so I'm outsourcing to Skunkman.
    you've been racking up posts on our American dime for the longest time. we need to level the playing field.
    tariffs will increase 50% on all your youtube links

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