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When you say something like this and then post an article from Rollingstone, how are people suppose to take you seriously?
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When you say something like this and then post an article from Rollingstone, how are people suppose to take you seriously?
While Rollingstone is NOT to be taken seriously or believed. I think the question of whether or not GOP (or the Democrats for that matter) is rigging elections through gerrymandering is a valid question to explore. I wouldn't use anything Rollingstone presents as evidence though, as that they are inclined to make things up to support their point even if the actual facts are blatantly the opposite.

On the subject of gerrymander I get tired of the supposition that the popular vote MUST win or it's not fair and therefore MUST be gerrymandering.

There are very good reasons why we DON'T decide things based on popular vote alone.
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Fake news amiright!

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While Rollingstone is NOT to be taken seriously or believed. I think the question of whether or not GOP (or the Democrats for that matter) is rigging elections through gerrymandering is a valid question to explore. I wouldn't use anything Rollingstone presents as evidence though, as that they are inclined to make things up to support their point even if the actual facts are blatantly the opposite.

On the subject of gerrymander I get tired of the supposition that the popular vote MUST win or it's not fair and therefore MUST be gerrymandering.

There are very good reasons why we DON'T decide things based on popular vote alone.

Do you not beileve in Democracy?
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Do you not beileve in Democracy?
I absolute believe in a Democracy and in the Republic they are not mutually exclusive.

What I don't believe in is the majority having absolute power.

Here have a read...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.a7a28246a2d8

Hopefully the Washington Post is on the approved reading list, if it's not I can find another one for you. Sometimes I lose track of which publications are valid to whom.
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I'm glad mainstream publications have finally had enough of the GOP's projection and false equivalency BS and finally have enough of a spine to call out their blatant corruption, hypocrisy, and general acts of bad faith.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...-money-w515664

Anyways read the article, the GOP can only win by cheating, Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression, and outright lying and fearmongering.
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I find the title of this thread ironic given how the DNC screwed over Bernie Sanders to give Hillary the nomination.

Could it be that BOTH are rigging elections?
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When you say something like this and then post an article from Rollingstone, how are people suppose to take you seriously?
When you and Jimbo refuse to address the actual topic to fixate on a handful of words, how are people supposed to take you seriously?
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I absolute believe in a Democracy and in the Republic they are not mutually exclusive.

What I don't believe in is the majority having absolute power.

Here have a read...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.a7a28246a2d8

Hopefully the Washington Post is on the approved reading list, if it's not I can find another one for you. Sometimes I lose track of which publications are valid to whom.

I'm confused, are you ok with one side rigging elections or is it that you think 'gerrymandering' is not rigging an election?
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When you and Jimbo refuse to address the actual topic to fixate on a handful of words, how are people supposed to take you seriously?
When the topic originates from places like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, National Inquirer, Weekly World News, or any other worthless tabloid, there is nothing to address.
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When the topic originates from places like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, National Inquirer, Weekly World News, or any other worthless tabloid, there is nothing to address.
There is nothing you want to address would be a more accurate statement ...
The tactic of attacking the messenger to avoid the message is well recognized. Instead of pointing out actual flaws in the actual article, you discard the whole thing...
Or, more precisely, you comment to provide others an excuse to ignore what's going on.

Do you think gerrymandering isn't real?
Do you deny it's a tool that primarily helps Republicans?

The gerrymandering reality has been well documented.
http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/ele...rect-unco.html
http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/con...urt-decid.html
http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/new...ial-lines.html

Guess you didn't have an excuse to throw out meaningless comments in those threads while avoiding the topic, eh?
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