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Feb 20 anon1256 commented on Milo Yiannopoulos Gets Dropped from CPAC.
This must all be so confusing for your average bigot
Feb 20 anon1256 commented on Mayor Calls Kshama Sawant's Suggestion that Seattle Police Block ICE "Irresponsible and Dangerous".
@80 The devil is in the details because overall turnout numbers aren't very meaningful when the electoral college unfortunately decides who won. National turnouts in 2012 and 2016 were similar except in key blue-collar counties especially in Wisconsin and Ohio where voter numbers were significantly down in 2016 compared to 2012, 2008 and 2004. Overall, Clinton scored 15% less than 2012 Obama in suburban/rural blue collar counties whereas she increased her numbers among educated urban voters.
Feb 17 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@68 Nobody but you claimed one would have to wait before winning elections again. Personally, I believe that making constitutional reforms part of a progressive party platform would actually fasten winning elections under electoral college rules, in the remote possibility that I wasn't already plenty clear before now.
Feb 17 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@64 There is little doubt in my mind that a progressive party has to promote constitutional reforms that are necessary for the survival and deepening of democracy (by opposition to considerations of esperanto and Yankees). These changes may be far off in the future but they are essential proposals to build a powerful movement sharing a progressive vision of governance.
Feb 17 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@58 The US-is-a-republic-not-a-democracy canard always follows the tyranny-of-the-minority-is-necessary-to-prevent-tyranny-of-majority nonsense. It is indeed baffling to read people regurgitate arguments made up by 18th century landed gentry very much afraid of popular rule.

@59 I don't see how putting forward a comprehensive program to strive for amounts to "whining", especially since we won't get anywhere without energizing the progressive vote and I don't see how arguing for constitutional reform would be contrary to that goal.
Feb 16 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@51 of course they are part of the problem as anyone sensible has said for a long time, so why haven't Clintonites and other new dems called for major reform yesterday?
Feb 16 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@49 Democrats, the would be party of the oppressed, have found it very difficult to overcome the handicap of the electoral college during lower voter turnout (like in 2000). This is not new, wake up.

@48 "There's no reds to bait with here. "

Not true. The general perception goes that Stein is the red according to conservatives and that she is collaborating with the Russians according to you.
Feb 16 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@45 McCarthyism: the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.[...] The term has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare

As if Democrats enabling corporatism, like Maddow, weren't useful idiots for pushing one of the least electable candidate in history.
Feb 16 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@39 was for @3 of course, while @2 was doing the describing.
Feb 16 anon1256 commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
Someone should study the timing of Dan's political posts relative to Democratic party establishment propaganda.