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Thursday, February 13, 2020

In order to save our democracy, we must not merely defeat the Republican Party.

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And this is why Democrats are failing. Views just like this. Thinking just like this.

The inability to let the other side have a turn at governing.

Keep it up. It will be the Democrats who may be looking at their end.

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2020-02-13 02:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"The inability to let the other side have a turn at governing."

Merrick Garland.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-13 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

The inability to let the other side have a turn at governing.

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2020-02-13 02:05

No one signed up for a dictator, BOAZ.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-13 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The GOP is already dead. It was suicide.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-13 02:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We need to revise the Constitution to eliminate the office of president. A parlimentary system with prime minister and such,like most of the rest of the world has would be far better. Also 2 Monopoly political parties with an absolute lock on power is a recipe for long term civil unrest.We need 4 or more parties with PROPORTIONAL parlimentary representation to be more democratic. The american system sucks.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-02-13 02:50 PM | Reply

Well, much shorter election seasons for sure.

#6 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-02-13 04:01 PM | Reply

"The inability to let the other side have a turn at governing."

You don't get out much, do you?

#7 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-02-13 04:22 PM | Reply

article has it backwards. the Dems even fix their own primaries, tell me I'm wrong

poor bernie

#8 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-02-13 04:56 PM | Reply

and, we are not a Democracy anyway. Representative Republic

#9 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-02-13 05:47 PM | Reply

"Representative Republic"

Representing what?
The correct answer is "We The People."
Which is why we are a democracy, even as our government is structured as as Federated Republic.

It's getting kind of old how Deplorables keep pretending that's not what America is.

That being said, I believe Deplorables are sincere in their belief that they do not want our Republic to embrace democracy any longer.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-13 05:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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We need to revise the Constitution to eliminate the office of president. A parlimentary system with prime minister and such,like most of the rest of the world has would be far better. Also 2 Monopoly political parties with an absolute lock on power is a recipe for long term civil unrest.We need 4 or more parties with PROPORTIONAL parlimentary representation to be more democratic. The american system sucks.

#5 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER

Duverger's Law. We need to get rid of winner take all districts for Congress. Seats should be given by proportion of the vote. It's the only way to have more than 2 parties.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-13 05:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well, much shorter election seasons for sure.

#6 | POSTED BY DMTDUST

All elections at the same time would make it easier on people when voting

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-13 05:51 PM | Reply

and, we are not a Democracy anyway. Representative Republic

#9 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

What's the point you are trying to make?

No, seriously, what is it?

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-13 05:52 PM | Reply

"The american system sucks."

The strongest argument for our system sucking is rooted in the following empirical observation:
Of all the countries America has exported democracy to, literally none of them have instituted a democratic system that copies ours.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-13 05:55 PM | Reply

The plan from the beginning of the Trump administration was to "destroy the establishment," according to $$mega-donor$$ Rebekkah Mercer who has also vowed to spend whatever it takes. She's also the one who shoehorned Steve Bannon, Steven Miller and Kelly Conway into the Trump administration to guide the transition.

(BTW, The GOP is part of the establishment, too)

Whoddah thunk it, the plan is to replace the whole kit n' caboodle with oligarchs and a dictator. (like Russia)

Take a look around . . . Trump has made remarkable inroads in just three short years. So don't say it can't happen. It IS happening.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-02-13 06:07 PM | Reply

Snoofy,

West Germany
Canada
Australia
Philippines
Mexican is almost word for word.

That's just off the top of my head.

Keep swinging,your hatred and lack of ROW is showing.

#16 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-02-13 06:11 PM | Reply

#16 - you need to be more specific if you're going to counter Snoofy's point. Right now he's the one that's clearly correct. not one of those countries implemented what we have.

Oh, and this is fun:
en.wikipedia.org

(full report at www.eiu.com requires log-in)

#17 | Posted by YAV at 2020-02-13 06:23 PM | Reply

and, we are not a Democracy anyway. Representative Republic

#9 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

What's the point you are trying to make?

No, seriously, what is it?

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at

If there is no democracy, then obviously Trump can't be acting against it.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-13 06:26 PM | Reply

West Germany
Canada
Australia

^
Setting aside the fact that we never democratized Australia or Canada,
Those are all parliamentary systems, stupid incel.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-13 06:43 PM | Reply

I might vote GOP (again), once they rid themselves of Trump sycophants, religious fundamentalists, and racists. Oh, I don't want to forget the ridding of the corporate welfare parasites.

I support fiscal responsibility enhanced by personal freedom, which was why I have (sometimes) voted for GOPers in the past. But for now, eff the GOP. Even Bernie Sanders parallels my political ideology more the than current GOP.

I just wish the boomers would hurry up and die (of old age, thoughts and prayers). Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt you are not.

#20 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-02-13 09:08 PM | Reply

#19 - Canada and Australia are also Constitutional Monarchy's with Queen Elizabeth II as the formal head of state. Could anything be less American?

#21 | Posted by Foreigner at 2020-02-13 10:42 PM | Reply

"Even Bernie Sanders parallels my political ideology more the than current GOP."

Once you get past the people screaming "Socialism," I don't quite see what all the fuss is about, when it comes to Bernie.

I'm being compositely serious. All I see is a bunch of plans that don't seem to be harming anyone, and at least one thing that could potentially free up vast amounts of capital; i.e. a public option or single payer (also, student loan forgiveness, though I only half-agree with it). If this economy is supposedly doing as great as Trumpers claim it is, and I half-agree with them that it is doing great, then we can afford for more people to have nicer things.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-02-13 10:50 PM | Reply

I fear that Bernie is over promising, and there will be a LOT of disappointed millennials if he is elected POTUS. I read an interesting article today about tepid support for M4A among the Dem caucus in the House. Even if they got rid of the filibuster in the Senate and the Dems won a slight majority, say held AB, and took CO, MT, AZ and ME, there are not 51 votes for M4A in that Dem caucus. Even AOC accepts that the best they might get is a public option, which is the least that any of the Dem candidates is offering with their health care plan. At least Warren has a plan for most of her proposals, all Bernie can offer are fantasies about a "revolution," which ain't happening as long as representation in the Senate continues to be disproportionate.

#23 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-02-14 03:13 AM | Reply

Shrink it down to the size where you can drown it in a bathtub.

#24 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-02-14 06:24 AM | Reply

I don't quite see what all the fuss is about, when it comes to Bernie.

#22 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-02-13 10:50 PM | FLAG:

I don't get why people think he'd ever get anything done as President. He has less support in Congress than Trump. Hillary was right, "Nobody likes him."

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-02-14 07:20 AM | Reply

Setting aside the fact that we never democratized Australia or Canada,
Those are all parliamentary systems, stupid incel.
#19 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-02-13 06:43 PM | FLAG:

1901 & 1982, they got their freedom.

They both have the same flaw we do. We have a President, they have a Prime Minister. We should have both. One person to do the "official" duties and be a populist. One to be a bean counter and administer the government. Giving both jobs to one person is stupid. President Trump and Prime Minister Clinton and we'd be better off than we are now.

#26 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-02-14 07:51 AM | Reply

The inability to let the other side have a turn at governing.
Keep it up. It will be the Democrats who may be looking at their end.

#1 | POSTED BY BOAZ/i>

LOL

This from a guy who's glad the courts are being stacked for the next generation by unqualified loons who's primary qualification is they'll enforce the "c-c-conservative" worldview on the rest of us.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-14 08:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Both parties have issues, and there's always going to be issues.

But the GOP - particularly its leadership - really is embarrassing.

How bad is it to have Trump as your face of the party, and see spineless minions supporting him?

The hilarious thing is a lot of these guys are literally on tape badmouthing - I mean badmouthing - Trump.

#28 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-02-14 09:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"President Trump and Prime Minister Clinton and we'd be better off than we are now."

You really are completely out of your mind.

#29 | Posted by danni at 2020-02-14 10:50 AM | Reply

The GOP is a danger to democracy. This isn't news for most black people.
The GOP has been trying for decades to deprive blacks of the voting and other civil rights. Dems have been partly complicit hence the need for criminal justice reform. Preventin Trump from acting as a dictator doesn't have the same sense of urgency as protecting your black children from being shot down in the streets by cops and other thugs.

#30 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-02-14 10:51 AM | Reply

New Republic comes out anti-GOP. This is my shocked face. :|

#31 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-02-14 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Christ, all 6 of you lefties are shaping the Country everyday with your stupidity

#32 | Posted by wisgod at 2020-02-14 04:52 PM | Reply

JPW,

I like the courts are being stacked because liberals are using the courts to advance their agenda on the rest of the states.

#33 | Posted by boaz at 2020-02-15 10:42 AM | Reply

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