What has gone wrong with American democracy?

Feb 2019
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Well republican propaganda is very effective.

They labeled the democrats the party of the minorities. No self respecting white working class man is going to vote for that!

Somehow the republican propaganda machine convinced the working/middle class that their policies were good for them. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The average voter is not informed about much of anything. Most people are just living their lives trying to survive, let alone keep up with what is going on with the country.

As a result, the average voters is left with "the news" or "academia" or "their peers" etc., to tell them who to vote for and why. So you either turn on anti-Trump networks like CNN or Republican leaning media like Fox.

What makes it worse is, politicians and the media have a license to lie so you essentially are voting on a myriad of lies more times than not.

Yes, democracy is a joke.
 
Mar 2018
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The average voter is not informed about much of anything. Most people are just living their lives trying to survive, let alone keep up with what is going on with the country.

As a result, the average voters is left with "the news" or "academia" or "their peers" etc., to tell them who to vote for and why. So you either turn on anti-Trump networks like CNN or Republican leaning media like Fox.

What makes it worse is, politicians and the media have a license to lie so you essentially are voting on a myriad of lies more times than not.

Yes, democracy is a joke.
So, maybe the Republicans might learn how to say Republic in the next election cycle?
 
May 2018
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#64
THe Supreme court handed the 2000 election to George Bush, giving the GOP hegemony for the first time since the Great Depression.
Bush and the GOP, turned a surplus into a record deficit and plunged the economy into the Great Recession.
At that point the Democrats could put up whoever they wanted, they had the election sewed up, and they chose Obama.
Don't forget that Bush/GOP also lied us into 2 wars, in addition to crashing the economy.
 
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Feb 2019
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#65
So, maybe the Republicans might learn how to say Republic in the next election cycle?
You are right, it is a republic and not a democracy, yet the press and academia and politicians continually refer to the US as a democracy.

The Founding Fathers were appalled at a pure democracy, and rightly so.

But today we see the democrat party wanting to increasingly turn the US into a democracy, by doing such things as getting rid of the Electoral College just like they did changing the Constitution to allow those in the Senate to be elected directly by the people instead of being appointed by the States.
 
Mar 2018
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You are right, it is a republic and not a democracy, yet the press and academia and politicians continually refer to the US as a democracy.

The Founding Fathers were appalled at a pure democracy, and rightly so.

But today we see the democrat party wanting to increasingly turn the US into a democracy, by doing such things as getting rid of the Electoral College just like they did changing the Constitution to allow those in the Senate to be elected directly by the people instead of being appointed by the States.
I agree, but it is the Republicans I get whizzed off at. They never mention the Republic. The sheeple keep hearing democracy, democracy, democracy.
 
Dec 2012
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Well republican propaganda is very effective.

They labeled the democrats the party of the minorities. No self respecting white working class man is going to vote for that!

Somehow the republican propaganda machine convinced the working/middle class that their policies were good for them. Nothing could be further from the truth.
When was the Democrat Party labeled the Party of minorities? Was it when the Democrats turned a blind eye to the illegal alien invasion in hopes of creating a voting-base subservient to the Democrats? It didn't take the GOP to point out the obvious. And of course, anyone objecting to that will be accused of racism.
 
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Dec 2012
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I stopped the quote there to avoid killing the point with too much verbiage. If we can sustain a population of 150 million but have a growing population of 328 million, what does this mean for the future of our quality of life?

Of course, if all the undeserving people would only work harder and put in the effort to get richer that would resolve any problems we have, right? High schools are still graduating students who have no clue about this population problem and why they might want to avoid having large families.
For the Fed. government as a whole, it's not about quality of life, it's about power.