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RussianThunder November 27th, 2017 10:44pm

Joy Reid of MSNBC thinks rural America is the core threat to democracy. Do you agree?

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Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/30/17 4:43 am

Do you really want Bill DiBlasio, or whatever alias he uses these days, running the Country?

evoecon nearest binary system
11/28/17 7:14 pm

The unfair discrimination of people continues as normal.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/28/17 10:43 am

She's welcome to eat her plastic phone while others eat farm-raised food.

11/28/17 5:52 am

Yes, they don't understand government, the people working in government or how a democracy works. They just want to get rid of people they don't like.

otto Olean, NY
11/28/17 3:02 am

Reid’s comment is completely irresponsible and dangerous. And if people believe such rhetoric, then I fear we are doomed to civil war. Sooner or later. This is a VERY toxic mindset.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/27/17 11:13 pm

No. We’re the core OF the Republic.

gluxford1 Arizona
11/27/17 11:11 pm

No, because I’m not a elitist, bigoted, bubble-dwelling, left-wing looney toon.

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/27/17 10:37 pm

I sort of wonder if this is out of context. Do you have a reference, one with the whole quote?

11/27/17 9:50 pm

Disagree. But her attitude is

Zach21 California
11/27/17 8:01 pm

Idiotic comment and of course I disagree.

Okie1967 The world is crazy
11/27/17 4:15 pm

Idiotic left. Trump 2.0 will be here in a little over 3 years.

TrueLiberalism Constitutionalist
11/27/17 6:29 pm

Or are you referring to a second term?

Okie1967 The world is crazy
11/27/17 8:34 pm

Equal isn’t the same as “over.” My state deserves equal representation with the senate. You have more representation in the House. That’s good for you.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
11/27/17 8:37 pm

The problem isn’t legislation, it’s election.

Okie1967 The world is crazy
11/27/17 8:38 pm

Same same. Your # in the electoral college is the same as your representation.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
11/27/17 4:13 pm

This is a misrepresentation of what she said and you should know that.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/27/17 4:14 pm

Her tweet was fairly specific.

abusara i drink and i know things
11/27/17 4:15 pm

I don't think English is RT's native tongue. Maybe that's the issue?

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
11/27/17 4:18 pm

On Twitter, she quoted a tweet that said “By 2040, about 70% of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states. They will have only 30 senators representing them, while the remaining 30% of Americans will have 70 senators representing them.” She said “This is the core threat to our democracy. The rural minority -- the people @JYSexton just wrote a long thread about -- have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority.”

Tell me where it says that rural America is the threat to democracy.

11/27/17 4:21 pm

Seems to be pretty clear she’s suggesting rural America or at least rural people are less important than the cities (which would have little to nothing without exploiting the fruits of the rural population)

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
11/27/17 4:29 pm

She’s saying that the threat to democracy being spoken about is the fact that the “few” are poised to hold more power than the “many.” It’s really a rather simple concept, Bert.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/27/17 4:34 pm

Why is this controversial? Of course RT misrepresented what Joy Reid posited but I concur with his misrepresentation.

11/27/17 5:33 pm

Joy doesn’t seem to understand the Constitution. At all. The entire point of the Senate is that it is not population based.

And yes, she did say that rural Americans, or at least the Constitutional representation to which they are entitled, are a threat to democracy.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
11/27/17 5:36 pm

She’s so fu*king right!

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/27/17 6:54 pm

The electoral college was put in place so rural dwellers had representation. Chicago determines how Illinois votes but farmers in Charleston should have a say too but doesn’t seem like they do. Everyone just cares about Chicago and then, just the white areas. South side are only given attention at vote time.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/30/17 4:41 am

Yes, one that was deliberately built into the Constitution to protect the rest of the Country from big city demigods.

bringstheeagle Colorado
11/27/17 4:08 pm

If she made the statement, I can’t find a mainstream source yet that says, she did, why is it so controversial given that conservatives have long implied that Urban minorities are a threat to democracy? 😊

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
11/27/17 4:16 pm

I’ll post what was actually said above.

phalnx Ohio
11/27/17 3:50 pm

Hehe, yup! *cues banjo music

Y'all cum back now, y'here!...or better yet, don't :D

rons screw politicians
11/27/17 3:56 pm

The have a different meaning of a Ho’ Down.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/27/17 3:49 pm

.... seems completely backwards to me.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
11/27/17 3:47 pm

Partially. I'd add urban and suburban America too 😂