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1Urquhart
Jun 4, 2016, 9:24pm

2Urquhart
Editado: Jun 7, 2016, 9:09am

This is The Donald Trump thread.

Of course many would argue that this thread should go in our Health section (under mental health) or in our Entertainment section - and I wouldn't suggest they were wrong.

3dajashby
Jun 7, 2016, 9:20pm

Ah, bless! Thank you, I am content.

4proximity1
Editado: Jun 8, 2016, 4:21am

Glenn Greenwald writing in The Intercept



PERFECT END TO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY: ANONYMOUS SUPERDELEGATES DECLARE WINNER THROUGH MEDIA

Glenn Greenwald — June 7

"It's only fitting that the Democrats' process ends with such an ignominious, awkward, and undemocratic sputter.

"This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary: The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identities the media organization — incredibly — conceals. The decisive edifice of superdelegates is itself anti-democratic and inherently corrupt: designed to prevent actual voters from making choices that the party establishment dislikes. But for a party run by insiders and funded by corporate interests, it’s only fitting that its nomination process ends with such an ignominious, awkward, and undemocratic sputter."


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Nothing will change. Eight years since the nomination of Obama--and after his nearly two complete terms in the White House-- Americans, many of whom are said to be thoroughly disgusted by U.S. politics as usual, have learned nothing.

Offered a clear alternative to politics as usual, they've chosen--if we can trust the ballot returns--to remain mired in it.

This is at once both a stunning demonstration of the failure of the U.S. order to afford the public a democratic means of working their will and the demonstration of the undisturbed continuation of that corrupt political order.

5DinadansFriend
Jun 8, 2016, 5:33pm

Today's Trump news from John Oliver, a UK immigrant to the USA, yep, he's not commenting from abroad, he actually lives in the USA now and chose to come to it.
http://www.bustle.com/articles/165026-john-oliver-reveals-the-trick-that-trump-u...

i'd like to be able to say it this well, but he's nailed DaDonald on this one.

6DinadansFriend
Jun 8, 2016, 5:37pm

and another set of John Oliver on Trump.
deadline.com/2016/03/john-oliver-blasts-donald-trump-wall-cost-video-1201723597/

7dbsovereign
Jun 11, 2016, 1:02pm

Millennial Apathy (18-24 y/o) - In California, 14.5% of the electorate, they only actually voted at 3.7%. One would hope that do not complain...