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Twitter @pixelatedboat
"The election broke all the centrists brains & now they think it's a virtue if a candidate completely fucking sucks "
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june 2017 by cluebucket
Fairfax County, USA | Jacobin
"The Clinton campaign carried this brand of liberalism faithfully forward. It represented the apotheosis of a Democratic Party leadership that primarily envisions the working class as a downtrodden group in need of help, rather than a sleeping giant in need of organization. A leadership that views politics as a room where clever experts hash out benevolent policies for the neediest, rather than a field of mass struggle in which everybody’s basic welfare is at stake. A leadership that may be genuinely tolerant, inclusive, and compassionate, but whose own class blinders make it almost impossible for them to think about progressive politics in terms of collective self-interest."
politics  jacobinmag.com  2016  2010s  election  hillary_clinton  campaign  strategy  failure  work  class  poverty  wealth  statistic  matt_karp  donald_trump  race  income  state  suburb  democrat  vote 
march 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @People4Bernie
flaker, wicker, fischer, heller, corker, cruzer, hatcher, barrassoer: ouster, motherfucker

for the record / saving a click:
"Senators up for reelection in 2018 who voted DeVos,
FLAKE- AZ
WICKER- MS
FISCHER- NE
HELLER- NV
CORKER- TN
CRUZ- TX
HATCH- UT
BARRASSO- WY"
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @Felonius_munk
- powerful and continuing nationalism
- disdain for human rights
- identification of enemies as a unifying cause
- supremacy of the military
- rampant sexism
- controlled mass media
- obsession with national security
- religion and government intertwined
- corporate power protected
- labor power suppressed
- disdain for intellectuals & the arts
- obsession with crime & punishment
- rampant cronyism & corruption
- fraudulent elections
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january 2017 by cluebucket
National Popular Vote
Reform the Electoral College so that the electoral vote reflects the nationwide popular vote for President.
nationalpopularvote.com  government  reform  election  electoral_college  politics  myth  q&a  democracy  vote 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Autocracy: Rules for Survival | by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
"One of the falsehoods in the Clinton speech was the implied equivalency between civil resistance and insurgency. This is an autocrat’s favorite con, the explanation for the violent suppression of peaceful protests the world over."

Rule #1: Believe the autocrat.
Rule #2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule #3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule #4: Be outraged.
Rule #5: Don’t make compromises.
Rule #6: Remember the future.
masha_gessen  nybooks  russia  autocracy  president  warning  america  hillary_clinton  politics  authoritarianism  election  tip  how_to  2016  2010s  dictatorship  survival  rule  donald_trump  dmitry_peskov  vladimir_putin  ted_cruz  journalism 
november 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @thealmighty_o
RT : Every Trump supporter voted for a racist.
Every Trump supporter voted for a racist.
Every Trump supporter voted for…
twitter.com  donald_trump  election  racism  truth  2016  2010s  bigotry  vote  from twitter
november 2016 by cluebucket
Trump Days - The New Yorker
"Standing in line at the pharmacy in an Amarillo Walmart superstore, I imagined some kid who had moved only, or mostly, through such bland, bright spaces, spaces constructed to suit the purposes of distant profit, and it occurred to me how easy it would be, in that life, to feel powerless, to feel that the local was lame, the abstract extraneous, to feel that the only valid words were those of materialism ('get' and 'rise')—words that are perfectly embodied by the candidate of the moment."
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july 2016 by cluebucket
The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan - The Daily Beast
"The current cult’s goals: gut Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution, end sexual equality, get rid of foreigners, void pesky “human rights” laws, and return Japan to its Imperial Glory."
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july 2016 by cluebucket
Voting paradox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the prob w/ 3-party ish depending on this conditional spread: "the voting paradox of cyclical societal preferences implies that the election has no Condorcet winner: no candidate who can win a one-on-one election against each other candidate."
paradox  vote  wiki  wikipedia  election  problem  logic  candidate  condorcet  marquis_de_condorcet  18th_century  politics  group  individualism  choice  correlation  majority 
march 2016 by cluebucket
The Equilibrium Paradox: Somebody Has to Do It — Medium
Martin Weitzman: "'Extremists of that faith [the objection “If that would work, don’t you think we would have already tried it?”] act like the precocious but obsessive young surgeon who refuses to perform an appendectomy because he doesn’t understand why the appendix exists in the first place. The truth is that vestigial organs are present in economic systems as well as in biological ones–despite denials of the possibility based, in both cases, on vague or superficial generalities about Darwinian survival value. '"

"In effect, Daniel Drezner argues that equilibrium reasoning made everyone think someone else would cut Donald Trump down to size. But somebody has to do it, or it doesn’t get done. And in this case, it needed to be a critical mass of somebodies."
medium.com  miles_kimball  martin_weitzman  economist  economics  macroeconomics  paradox  economy  daniel_drezner  donald_trump  politics  success  equilibrium  humility  action  election  candidate  2016  2010s  reason  writing 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Hillary Clinton: The Leader You Want When The World Ends
now I'm writing long insane comment responses on BzzFeed thingies under my full name, oh great

I stand by it though bc this 'essay' was 'really weird and not insightful'
buzzfeed.com  eileen_myles  prose  poet  hillary_clinton  election  candidate  politics  feminism  weird  politician  2016  2010s  women  misogyny  1990s 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Live free or die. | MetaFilter #6389216
user poffin boffin describes domestic American politics of the mid-2010s, I note for relaying to future generations: "Honestly I don't give a single fuck if either Clinton or Sanders fulfill any of their campaign promises so long as in the next 8 years they just build on what Obama has already done wrt healthcare and prevent any fucking woman-loathing white supremacists from giving us new SCOTUS nominations.
my bar is as low as it's gonna get folks, the other choices literally involve armbands for muslims and gay latino death camps and wire hanger abortions nationwide and a sentient ham in a wig cheering a crowd of people beating up a black man live on tv"
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february 2016 by cluebucket
Flagpole head lady on South Park: | awesome | 30fps
South Park tonight compared to Obamas speech last night. Look at the people in the background.
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november 2012 by cluebucket
Paul Ryan Is Your Annoying Libertarian Ex-Boyfriend - The Cut
But like your Randian dinner date, Ryan's worldview is inconsistent: He voted for deficit-ballooning legislation like the Bush-era tax cuts, expansive military spending, and the banking- and auto-industry bailouts. And he’s all about individual rights until we start talking about your uterus — he's staunchly anti-choice. Extolling the importance of personal freedom while radically restricting a woman’s right to control her own body, Ryan's politics are your libertarian boyfriend problem, on a national scale.
nymag  paul_ryan  mitt_romney  politics  politician  libertarian  ayn_rand  profile  abortion  choice  individualism  ann_friedman  2012  2010s  election  candidate  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
Hecklers mar Romney’s visit to inner-city charter school in Philadelphia - The Washington Post
every paragraph leads me to think: "what a tool." so glad he thinks that there's no correlation between class size and student performance. do not vote for Romney, for the sake of your children!

via maggie eighteen (of west philly):
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.
“It’s not appreciated here,” she said. “It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.”
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) addressed protesters and the media, quipping that Romney “suddenly somehow found West Philadelphia.”
“It’s nice that he decided this late in his [campaign] to see what a city like Philadelphia is about,” Nutter said. But, he added, “I don’t know that a one-day experience in the heart of West Philadelphia is enough to get you ready to run the United States of America.”
“You want to have an urban experience?” Nutter added. “You want to have a West Philly experience? Then come out here and talk to somebody in West Philly.”
washingtonpost  mitt_romney  school  philadelphia  city  education  policy  politician  charter_school  money  stupid  2012  election  2010s  universal_bluford  21st_century 
may 2012 by cluebucket
Election Forecasts - FiveThirtyEight Blog - NYTimes.com
"FiveThirtyEight’s mission is to help New York Times readers cut through the clutter of this data-rich world."
fivethirtyeight  nytimes  blog  election  politics  america  poll  culture  statistics  society  nate_silver  2010s  news  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket
No matter what...
"There is no historical evidence to support the idea that we can change the system through elections, yet many on the left keep pushing this. Why? Because we don't think we have the ability to create a large enough movement. But we do have that ability."
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january 2012 by cluebucket
How Many Stephen Colberts Are There? - NYTimes.com
"Colbert too is on the side of corporate personhood. 'Just because someone was born in a lawyer’s office and is incorporeal doesn’t mean he should have no rights,' he likes to say."
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"[Colbert] bounds across the set to a table in front of a fireplace with the Latin motto “Videri quam esse” (“To seem to be, rather than to be”)"
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"Correction: January 4, 2012: An earlier version of this article misspelled part of the title of a segment of 'The Daily Show' that featured Colbert. It was 'Even Stevphen,' not 'Stephven.'"
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january 2012 by cluebucket

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