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EricC demonstrates in emotional terms why the US is not a democracy.

Just as a side note - I haven't heard nearly the same vehemence for the Libertarians who finally deserted Bush, but could not stand to actually vote for his defeat by supporting the Democrats.


aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Thu Nov 9th, 2006 at 04:31:51 PM EST
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He rather better demonstrates why the US would be better off with at least optional 2nd preference Instant Run-off voting (aka preferential voting in Australia).

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Nov 9th, 2006 at 06:40:45 PM EST
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I stopped reading the NYT (and realised it was not a "liberal" newspaper when it ran an editorial askking Nader to pull out of the election on the grounds that "what the American people deserve is a clear-cut race between two candidates" and "anything else is not true democracy".

Then in 2004 the Democrats spent more effort trying to keep Nader off the ballot than debating the Republicans on policy.

Any country where ballot access and voter registration are issues is not a functioning democracy.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 9th, 2006 at 06:42:49 PM EST
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