Actually it's trivial. Make each vote have the same weight, and there is no more point to gerrymandering.
Uh, no, I don't even know why you think that. You can still gerrymander even if each vote gets the same weight
Jesus Christ, "voter intimidation" now? Does the hyperbole ever end?
Face it, your candidate played the buffoon. More than likely he was playing you, but if you want to keep blaming the victor for the loser's real or self-contrived inadequacies, that is your problem. Voters have more than once in the history of democracy been faced with the choice between a flawed candidate and a dangerous one, and in most cases they will pick the flawed one. On the few occasions that a dangerous one has been chosen, it hasn't gone so well.
As to Wikileaks, even you can only make it interesting by exaggeration, which should tell you why it isn't making much impact. But go on, blame the voters, blame the press, blame some evil secret cabal, but under no circumstances ever blame Republican voters for picking probably one of the worst big ticket candidates in US history.
As for the greater ramifications of the unprecedentedly broad warrant that was issued, well, I'm glad I'm not a US citizen and don't live there. And I'm increasingly reluctant to travel there as well, precisely because of things like this.
Where do you live that you think is better?
This seems to be a particular problem with America today. Not a generation ago,
If people didn't vote reliably based on party, then gerrymandering wouldn't work. But gerrymandering has been around for a long time, so people have been voting based on party for a long time.
The only thing that changed is acerbic found a platform from which to speak.
To date, the Clinton campaign has not once attacked the veracity of the emails.
Not. Even. Once.
They have bobbed, weaved, prevaricated, projected, and otherwise produced non-sequitur "answers" to the questions about the content. But not once have they said "well, that one there, that's false, we never said that." Instead we get tall tales of Russians hacking the DNC -with no evidence - just the Clinton campaign's say-so.
All attacks are upon the messenger(s) and not the facts. And it's amazing how these emails match up with reality.
That tells me a lot. It tells me that the emails are real, and that once Hillary assumes office, the heat is not going to be off. [grumpy cat]Good[/grumpy cat].
Karma is a bitch.
I'm sure it can serve two purposes. Putin has greatly benefited by stocking the flames of discord in the West, whether that's Brexit or other issues between EU members, or throwing spanners in the US election. It allows him to punch well over his weight. But he certainly would more likely benefit from a Trump presidency than from a Clinton one, if for no other reason than it is likely there would be four years of chaos in Washington.
But yes, this definitely gives him some propaganda to spread at home as well.
Then I'd tune her out too, except I don't actually buy this common caricature of her
Until the US has a different voting system for presidents, you're stuck with the two big party candidates, with third party candidates simply acting as proxies. Besides, voters don't elect a president, they elect an electoral college whose members are pledged to vote for a certain candidate.
Except there isn't going to be a world war. Putin isn't suicidal, and isn't going to start lobbing nukes at the US or its allies.
For fucks sake, we went through this for forty years during the Cold war, and there were a few moments then where tensions did get dangerously hot, and nothing happening now even comes close. Yes, Russia is saber rattling, and NATO is back, just like the old days, but just like then, it's as much for domestic consumption as anything else, and the Russia of 2016 is a pale shadow of the Soviet Union.
Among all the anti-Clinton talking points, including that she's some sort of Mafia don who takes out hits on people, this one is probably the most moronic and hyperbolic.
Do you have some evidence Kerry is trying to shut Assange up? If Kerry had that much sway over Ecuador, then Assange would be in the custody of the US, Britain or Sweden by now.
You see, this is the problem, you can't just get away with one layer of conspiracy, you just have to keep layering one conspiracy on top of the other.
To iterate is human, to recurse, divine. -- Robert Heller