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Comment Re:Clinton Lost. (Score 1) 404

I am baffled that you think it is a 'hypothetical problem' and I think you are incredibly naive if you truly think that.

Federalist papers #10 and #62 are good reads for the weakness of democracy and the reasons for the Senate.

"our government has devolved into party-line voting to such a degree" ... Yes, and that is that natural for democracy that we should guard against. Or as Madison put it: " A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. "

Also, the Congress is the reason no new states have been admitted to the union. There is nothing stopping the addition of new states to the union except for the Congress and that territories fulfillment of a Constitutional Republic governance requirement.

Comment Re:Over/under: Invasion of sovereign nation or tru (Score 1) 821

Yes, i have read a number of the emails. Others have done a better job at showing what was in there. Like this There are also the emails about the collusion between the media and the Clinton campaign. Colluding like who will be the Pied Piper during the Primaries to get the weakest perceived GOP candidate that Clinton could win (guess who that was) against. Or how media outlets would send their articles to get Clinton Stamp of Approval.

DNC some of the emails were altered in some crucial ways

First time I have heard of this but from the response of the DNC, clintons, media, DKIM validation, etc it seems they are legitimate. Why is it no one talks about them being altered if they were and everyone acting like they are legit?

Comment Re:Over/under: Invasion of sovereign nation or tru (Score 1) 821

Illegal things are what society uses to judge behavior. If it is illegal the morality of that behavior is suspect. If it is a behavior that everyone does, it isn't something that we should be used to criticize.

When it comes to the offshoring, everyone does it and something similar i.e. take advantage of the laws to their benefit like tax breaks. I don't see how that is a valid criticism when everyone does something to the same effect. It is a very small minority that willingly pay more than they have to and we shouldn't use that minority as the base to decide scorn because we should nearly all be scorned.

Really, aside from the Trump foundation thing, the things you listed weren't illegal things that everyone in that position does. At least he says he uses it (letting everyone know people like him get that advantage) and he wants to change that (which is a promise that evaporates faster than a fart in the wind butts aside). There are plenty of things to criticize things Trump for and using behaviors that everyone does (take advantage of the laws to their benefit) that is not illegal that the law was set up to be used is not a good basis to lay criticism.

The difference between the offshoring and the " a politician using their position to be good bed fellows to big business " should be apparent besides the legality. It is everyday that business use offshoring because of free trade and globalization. It should not be every day that politician use their position to be good bed fellows to big business.

Comment Re:Over/under: Invasion of sovereign nation or tru (Score 1) 821

for example, corruption is the stuff trump is doing RIGHT NOW to enrich himself and his businesses off his newfound position.

What is he doing RIGHT NOW that is corrupt?

Nobody can answer that. It's a rhetorical trick that insults the intelligence of the reader.

Did you just read my post without reading the parent post?

It means I think you are an utter wanker spreading partisan noise and cowardly about it.

lol, neat. Sure thing buddy. Any disagreement is just wankers spreading partisan noise because muh feels. Not sure how I am partisan when I criticize Trump and GOP for doing things I don't like. How do I disagree with you and others without being a wanker spreading partisan noise? Please enlighten me oh little buddy.

  For calling me a wanker you sure are acting like a twat. Maybe I should grab you to get the juices flowing a bit better. ;)

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