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Wed Nov 30, 2016, 01:35 PM

 

Something that deeply sucks about our federal election system and party philosophy

This was a close presidential election, and obviously we WON if you count the popular vote. But we LOST due to various quirks and flaws in our system, and just because of timing.

But now the winning party is granted immense power to do whatever they want politically, and the losing party is practically powerless. OK, fine. Elections have consequences.

Nonetheless, what pisses me off no end is that when the GOP squeaks through in an election, they push their extreme agenda, with no consideration to the Dems at all. Has Trump made one appointment that wasn't far right so far?

Whereas, it seems when the Dems win (Obama is a case in point), they try to govern from the middle and accommodate the right, they pick Republicans for cabinet positions and so forth.

WHY?????

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Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 OP
bravenak Nov 2016 #1
JHan Nov 2016 #2
yallerdawg Nov 2016 #3
Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #4

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 01:42 PM

1. Stupid

 

We stupidly try to be fair. We need to cut that shit the fuck out

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 01:50 PM

2. Parliamentary democracies the world over are probably laughing at us..

Between voter suppression, purging voters from lists, the archaic E.C. - really America?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 01:51 PM

3. It's who we are.

We are inclusive, respectful, thoughtful, considerate, open-minded, curious, introspective, hopeful, pragmatic, sympathetic, loving and accepting. And much, much more.

In other words, we are not Republicans.

Vive la difference!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 03:01 PM

4. yes, but we need to fight back better... being too weak can give rise to fascism

 

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