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  •  Problem of the political system, (4+ / 0-)
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    as built by the Constitution, dinotrac. Winner-take-all creates binary choices.

    It almost mandates a two-party system.

    Until you propose a serious rearrangement of how we elect our political leaders, including how you will overcome the inertia against overcoming the existing structures, I will regard your opinions as simple crankish cynicism. This view may be popular in today's society, but it doesn't make it good. Cynicism is cheap and requires no thought whatsoever.

    I can't see how you can seriously think about sitting out the election when Obama was clearly

    Give some thought about how badly we'd slide back if Romney and his ilk gained the high ground in this election. We'd have the second coming of Herbert Hoover. Or is that what you want?
    Just because the unemployment index hasn't recovered back to your satisfaction doesn't mean the President hasn't made efforts to boost it.

    You can't have the ideal candidate, in your eyes, so you you look for flaws in the ones we have. And surprise, surprise, you find them.

    DINOtrac, indeed. You're nothing but a purity troll.

    `Ideology offers human beings the illusion of dignity and morals while making it easier to part with them.'- Vaclav Havel

    by Black Brant on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:50:21 AM PST

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    •  At some point, everything is winner take all. (0+ / 0-)

      I wouldn't blame the Constitution for this one, except for the fact that it provides for only one President, and I don't see that as such a bad thing.

      As to the unemployment index, I don't care about that in the least.

      What I do care about are the millions of people who can't find full-time work, including those who have run through their unemployment benefits or were never able to get them in the first place.

      With regard to the economy, I'm not so certain we don't have the second coming of Herbert Hoover, or, at least, as close to that as modern times will permit.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:54:10 AM PST

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