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Minority of Europeans think US election will be free and fair | The Guardian |

The American President as leader of the Free World?

Across the seven countries, a low of 6% of Danes and high of 15% of Italians feel Trump has been good for the world.

What does this Republican think about Democracy ...

by Oui on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 02:18:00 PM EST
You poke your nose into some of the darkest corners of the internet!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 03:29:23 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 07:35:12 PM EST
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For millennia.  Modern forms of government actually come from the Germanic "barbarians". But, of course you know that. :-)
by StillInTheWilderness on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 03:46:15 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 05:28:28 PM EST
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The morons were plotting on Facebook! ROTFLMAO  Babes in the woods.
Reminds me of the Framers' march on Washington. I was working there at the time in Crystal City.
They were going to drive their tractors around the Capitol but they let the cops persuade them to march on foot with the cops promising they could go back to them afterward. Of course, the tractors were surrounded with old buses and other heavy junk to pen them in. The farmers were shocked that the cops lied! The anti-war groups would never have believed the cops, but at heart the farmers were "law and order" types, although there were some brutal battles on the street. I remember video of a tractor squashing a police car and cops swarming over the front, smashing the windsheild (and the farmer) with long nightsticks. Really waling on him.
Didn't help that the farmers were mostly southern whites and the DC cops are almost all black (I've never seen a white DC cop. IIRC the city was 80% black).
by StillInTheWilderness on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 01:20:05 AM EST
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by Cat on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 02:25:10 PM EST
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Oops!  "Farmers" but I see your point!
by StillInTheWilderness on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 04:36:06 PM EST
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A minority of Americans believe the same. Irrespective of whom wins, the other side will think the election was stolen from them. That is the popular vote on the the 3rd of November is unlikely to decide who the next president will be.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 04:13:16 PM EST
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The popular vote absolutely won't determine the next president just as it didn't in 2016.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 06:36:58 PM EST
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Lee is a nuclear-powered douche canoe, and I should know because he and Romney are "my" senators.
by rifek on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 04:39:04 PM EST
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Article V
Section 4.

The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 05:51:15 PM EST
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by StillInTheWilderness on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 01:23:38 AM EST
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The defense rests.
by Cat on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 02:26:29 PM EST
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Republican senator says 'democracy isn't the objective' of US system | The Guardian |

by Oui on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 07:33:10 PM EST
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It is "representative democracy," is it not?
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by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 08:54:22 PM EST
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Yes, all white citizens and millionaires must be represented...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 11:13:42 AM EST
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ahem. The minority (10%) within the majority (72%) has enjoyed many "brand" names as well as the devotion of the police (πόλις).
by Cat on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 02:40:57 PM EST
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"we Serve and Protect"
i.e. We serve the politicians and protect the rich.
by StillInTheWilderness on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 04:39:10 PM EST
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