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Squidboy December 19th, 2016 1:13am

Vladimir Putin has repeatedly criticized the Electoral College saying 'there is no true democracy there' and has asserted that Russia is more democratic than the US. Do you agree with Vladimir?

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
12/21/16 8:31 pm

Not a true democracy? Correct, the founding fathers never intended the we would be a true democracy.

Russia more democratic? Don't see how that could be true.


ladyniner81 extremists are a cancer
12/21/16 2:00 pm

America is a Plutocracy/Oligarchy

12/19/16 10:40 am

Lmao yeah he's right. We're a constitutional republic, I don't know why'd he'd criticize the lack of democracy when we never claimed to be a direct democracy?

UncleChickenHam New Hampshire
12/19/16 9:10 am

While I do think the EC is undemocratic, Russia is a few years from becoming the USSR again.

PointB Libertarian Centrist
12/19/16 9:54 am

More like a fascist dictatorship, if they were going down the route of the USSR, Gorbachev would be much more influential.

12/19/16 6:01 am

...said the Russian dictator.

missmorganmarie ...
12/18/16 8:39 pm

Vladimir Putin has repeatedly criticized the Electoral College saying 'there is no true democracy there' and has asserted that Russia is more democratic than the US. Do you agree with Vladimir?

skinner Jersey City
12/18/16 7:51 pm

No, and this is part of a consistent effort by the Russian strongman to undermine faith in democratic institutions of the United States. Don't let him. Don't buy the Russian propaganda

ConservativeCA No Jawline Joe
12/18/16 8:32 pm

Tell that to CNN and MSNBC

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/18/16 8:47 pm

Most of us already have little faith in the so called "democratic institutions."

12/18/16 7:29 pm

Correct. This isn't a democracy, it's a constitutional republic.
But one fails to see how that's a criticism.

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
12/18/16 7:20 pm

No. Why does he care and why does anybody here care what he thinks?

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
12/18/16 7:13 pm

That the Electoral College is dogSHlT? Yes That Russia is more democratic? No, and that's sad on Putin's part cause this country is, and always has been, a fucking plutocracy.

rons Thanks America
12/18/16 7:10 pm

He jjust wants Moscow to run the country like our commies want LA and NYC to run the country. Birds of a feather!

RagingMystic covfefe
12/18/16 7:12 pm

Its almost as if the thing that gets the most votes should happen

rons Thanks America
12/18/16 7:35 pm

Pick a country that does that. Should be fun.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/18/16 7:37 pm

Almost all of europe, australia, most of the democratic countries in Latin America

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/19/16 4:25 am

It's funny that you're implying the democrat states are commies like Putin when it's the republican president elect that's the most chummy with him and will probably allow him to take over a few countries and drive the cost of gas back up...but yea it's the democrats that line up with the commies. smh

rons Thanks America
12/19/16 6:25 am

Oh sure, latin America is a good example of democracy!

rons Thanks America
12/18/16 7:04 pm

Any dope know we have a republic.

suppressedID destiny is right now
12/18/16 7:01 pm

This is the same guy who thinks he looks good with his shirt off, too.

Think Lovin Life
12/18/16 6:40 pm

We are not a democracy. Our founders thankfully foresaw the corruption of democrats and created for us a republic!

RagingMystic covfefe
12/18/16 7:12 pm

"Its okay that only a fraction of the country gets a voice, because it benefits my party!"

Truconservative Jesus is conservative
12/18/16 7:14 pm

Ironicly, you just showed the truth about your own party!

RagingMystic covfefe
12/18/16 7:27 pm

The electoral college specifically gives more votes to republican states

12/18/16 8:17 pm

It really depends on the demographics and what the swing states are. This time the swing states told the Dems to pound sand.

Think Lovin Life
12/18/16 9:51 pm

Mystic ... the Electoral College was designed to prevent the tyranny of the simple majority. It's working well.

Mrs Clinton won something like 50 counties and Mr Trump won thousands of them.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/18/16 9:54 pm

It doesn't matter where the swing states are, just divide population by number of votes. In Wyoming each vote is worth triple what it would be in california. Why should where you live determine how much of a voice you get in the government?

jvl New Orleans
12/18/16 10:17 pm

Putin couldn't have said it better himself.

12/18/16 10:22 pm

Read up on the differences between a democracy and a democratic republic.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/18/16 10:23 pm

Just because that's the system we have doesn't make it a good one

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/19/16 4:40 am

@Think- do a little bit of fact checking before you start spouting bs off. This is why our country is going to become a shit hole. It's even something you could research and add up all for yourself if you were really willing to do some work reading beyond bierbert (that's where the 50 counties lies started)

"Even if you count only 17 states Clinton won 164 counties in those 17. Even without accounting for the other 33 states, the claim that Trump won all but 57 of America's 3,141 counties is completely untrue."

Think Lovin Life
12/19/16 6:22 am

Sweet .. so, why don't you share the answer? Is it because while my precise numbers may be off that the magnitude of the win is right on?

The real problem has been that folks like you have been able to get away with half truth an innuendo. Those days are gone.

If my numbers are wrong, then share the correct answers that prove it so. I'm confident that you won't because then numbers will make my point.

As for your comments about the state of the country, luckily the voters agreed to flush the feces from power and replace the immature Democrats with a crew of adults.

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/19/16 8:14 am

People like me? You're the one trying to run with the lie and are now pissy you're getting called on it. I gave you a portion of the numbers that show you're data is wrong, by far, & if you want to know facts any further I won't do the work for you. Go and Think

Think Lovin Life
12/19/16 8:16 am

Sweet ... does your partial response change the outcome? Do you really believe you refuted anything?

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/19/16 8:20 am

Yes it does. You're going along with the bs that she's won only 50 counties from the whole country. The portion I showed you proved how horribly inaccurate your "facts" are. So yes, it does disprove what you were saying

Think Lovin Life
12/19/16 8:26 am

Sweet ... maybe a picture will help you admit the total failure of Democrats ...

Do you still want to continue your silly position?

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/19/16 8:42 am

No think I won't look at your pictures. I know the outcome. I know you will choose to continue to believe the lies you are spooned even when partial data disproves them. Go ahead and continue to live in your safe place

RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 11:41 am

Compare that map to population density

Think Lovin Life
12/19/16 11:43 am

Sweet ... unlike you, I'm not afraid to look at the truth. You clear rank as a senior snowflake who can't be triggered with the facts.

Think Lovin Life
12/19/16 11:44 am

Mystic ... and when you do that comparison the venomous of the Electoral College becomes clear.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 11:46 am

Why does geographic area matter?

12/19/16 11:49 am

Just because HRC won a state that does not mean she won the majority of counties within that state.

RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 11:51 am

She just one the most people. Again, why does where those people live matter?

Think Lovin Life
12/19/16 11:55 am

Mystic ... as you know it doesn't matter how many first downs a team gets in a football game. It also doesn't matter how many fans are sitting the stands.

What matters is who has the most points on the scoreboard when the game is over.

Mrs Clinton deserved to lose and she did.

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
12/19/16 5:01 pm

Think you are too afraid to admit the truth. You still think she won only 50 counties from the whole country, because I refuse to do any further research for you you just hide in your safe space, saying I'm the one that's not willing to listen to the truth. I don't spend too many links from here, don't trust it

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/18/16 6:25 pm

It's an example of Russian propaganda. Remember how their democracy sent workers to contain the Chernobyl radioactive waste after telling them that they were wearing protective clothing. Nobody is left to protest their lack of concern.