Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Final Word(s)

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  1. Almost over, for pity's sake! We can thank Trump for one thing - he has managed to show us all the problem areas in our society that we need to work on - no more denial about the systemic racism, sexism, xenophobia that prospers in our "great" country.

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  2. Kathleen Walker your comments and this video do show us all the problem areas in our society that we need to work on. Last nights Presidential election, just like your state rep election loss, was just the beginning of that correction. Buckle up butter cup! In 2008 I remember being told from day one that elections have consequences. Its time to fix and expose all the hypocritical and mythical isms used by the democratic party as campaign rhetoric. The improper and nasty use of ISMs is why Democrats like Walker and Clinton were both rejected by voters.

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  3. Are you absolutely sure the losses weren't simply due to the fact that we are women? - no "buttercup" here!

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  4. Sometimes you lose because people don't want you, regardless of your gender. Here comes Hillary now, blaming the FBI, blaming sexism, blaming the Russians. You have to get out of the People's Republic of Massachusetts to find out how most of the country really feels.

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    1. Spare me the pious comments about what "the people" want. This is the second time in 16 years that the will of the majority of "the people" has been thwarted.

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  5. I don't know how you can say that the "will of the People" has been thwarted when the election of the President has never been by the will of the people. The President has always been elected by the States. The system of Electors is two fold: 1) to temper the will of the the people in cases where the Hoi polloi reacted to politics of the moment; and, most importantly, 2) To ensure that the wants of the populations centers and large states do not silence the needs of the smaller population areas and small states.

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    1. The election by the electoral college is as outdated as the past practice of state legislatures electing U.S. Senators. if ever there was a case of reacting to the politics of the moment (not to mention reaction to a plethora of "fake news") it was this election. The reality is that small states have an illegitimate weight in deciding the election of the President. At no prior time was the election of a President decided by so lopsided a disparity between the popular vote and the electoral college vote. As regards the silencing of smaller population areas, look to the prevalence in the gerrymandering of Congressional Districts and its impact on Congressional makeup.

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