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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    These elections will give citizens the opportunity to choose between a corporatist with a D next to his/her name and a corporatist with an R next to his/her name. In each election, a corporatist will win. That's a good thing because if there's one demographic that is truly oppressed in the US, it's corporations.
    Of course. Some CEOs make 300 times more than their employees, and some CEOs make 1,000 times more than their employees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Republicans take the senate majority.

    Wait that's not a prediction thats FACT.
    Great. Now you can make even less progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenbach View Post
    It's time for a bump. Democrats are running scared and attempting to turn out their base by playing the race card.
    Senator Landrieu says Louisiana is a racist and a sexist state; Charlie Rangel says Republicans want slavery; Georgian Senate candidate Michelle Nunn suggests that white cops will shoot black kids if Republicans win. I find it funny but sad at the same time - funny because panicky, desperate Dems are hilarious but sad because many voters will fall for these tactics.

    I like my earlier prediction of an 8 seat pick-up, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's only 6 seats because Dems cheat and they're very good at cheating.
    See this post right here is the problem with American politics. I'm so sick of this smear campaign by both sides. Neither care about doing good, only about making the others look bad and downplaying the good things they do. This attitude is very destructive and anti-American.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Republicans take the senate majority.

    Wait that's not a prediction thats FACT.
    Congratulations on your hollow victory. Do they get a parade like the Giants got after defeating the Royals?

    In news that actually matters, Oregon and DC legalized marijuana (though the feds, now controlled by Republicans, will probably screw up what happened in DC). It's only a matter of time.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
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    The most bizarre thing about this election is the voter turnout. If only about 40% of voters vote, and only a small majority of their votes goes to the winner, then the people are represented by someone not even a quarter of the electorate voted for. The fate of the United States has, in fact, been decided by a minority of the people. That's not democracy, that's a very sad joke.

    As I learned from John Oliver, many candidates running for state legislature seats ran unopposed. They won by default. Ridiculous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    The most bizarre thing about this election is the voter turnout. If only about 40% of voters vote, and only a small majority of their votes goes to the winner, then the people are represented by someone not even a quarter of the electorate voted for. The fate of the United States has, in fact, been decided by a minority of the people. That's not democracy, that's a very sad joke.

    As I learned from John Oliver, many candidates running for state legislature seats ran unopposed. They won by default. Ridiculous!
    I think the political system and the way elections are run promote voter apathy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PocketFullOf View Post
    I think the political system and the way elections are run promote voter apathy.
    Which, in turn, should promote voter participation. But the status quo isn't bad enough yet for people to push for important changes. Something big and bad will have to happen before things get better.
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    Mmmmm Shcadenfruede.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Which, in turn, should promote voter participation. But the status quo isn't bad enough yet for people to push for important changes. Something big and bad will have to happen before things get better.
    Either that or a change in outlook through cultural adaption or education, which would likely take awhile. The thing is, something big and bad did happen, and our economy is still shit because of it, but it didn't really change anything. I shudder to think what it would take...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Mmmmm Shcadenfruede.
    It is 'Schadenfreude' and pretty funny that you think a Republican win forebodes Schaden.
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