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Old 6th August 2018, 12:34 PM   #383
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Originally Posted by WilliamSeger View Post
I dare say that you know virtually nothing about the Congressional Democratic candidates except for the very small few who make national news like Ocasio-Cortez and a few sitting Congressmen. But neither do the vast majority of Americans; they simply don't get much attention even in local news. It's particularly annoying that you keep saying the Democrats lack attractive policies. No, what we lack is a news media that thinks that's important.
The DOn also does not get that people can be motivated to vote AGAINST something just as strongly as they can to vote FOR something. There are lots of people who might not be thrilled by the Democratic candidate n their district, but as so scared and disgusted by Trump they will vote for the Dem anyway.
Anyway, I think The Don has written off the US as a democracy;where he is mistaken is thinking that the end of Democracy in the US will not have horrendous consequences for Democracy world wide.
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.

Robert Heinlein.
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