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Comment Re:Cheesy 80's movie excuse (Score 1) 763

WikiLeaks has shown great interest in anti-US material, and comparatively very little interest in anything that disparages Russia.

That may well be true, but Russia isn't presenting itself as the bastion of human rights, democracy, and transparency. Nobody would be shocked to learn that Putin was illegitimately and/or illegally manipulating popular support. That would just be par for the course.

Comment Re:Cheesy 80's movie excuse (Score 1) 763

Seriously. "It's their fault for exposing our lies, not our fault for lying in the first place." Jesus Christ.

TBH, Hillary should be the one resigning, as she was the beneficiary of the DNC's manipulation. Actually, she should have already resigned over the email server, which was at best incompetence, and at worst criminal wrongdoing, but in either event a terrible lack of good judgment.

Comment None of the above (Score 1) 763

This has to be one of the worst Presidential elections in recent history. I thought '04 was particularly bad when the Democrats couldn't front a candidate to beat Bush, but at least Bush had some popular support. In this election, neither candidate has popular support, with both running around 70% unfavorable. In other words, no matter who wins, the majority of the country does NOT want them as President. We need to carefully consider how our system got us into this position, and how we can avoid it in the future.

Personally, I'm in favor of major overhaul and a transition to direct democracy, but I think there are a plethora of alternatives that are more resistant to corrupt manipulation than our current system. Even a parliamentary system would at least give other viewpoints a voice in governance rather than the binary system we have now.

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