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#297585 - 12/22/16 07:31 PM Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power
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#297593 - 12/22/16 10:53 PM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: pdx rick]
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What we want is to have the control of who is President taken away from the rural minority, and decided by one man one vote. It just so happens that most of the residents of these low population states are White, but it is not about race: It is about Democracy.

Bill's position is that old white men should continue to determine who is the President, about as anti-democratic a position as you can have. I think it is pretty clear who is the racist here. I'm sure the KKK agrees with him.

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#297594 - 12/22/16 11:31 PM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: pdx rick]
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That’s what Trump really meant by saying the reason why the popular vote went to Clinton is because millions of illegal voters voted. Non white voters should be- and are illegal whether or not they are US citizens.

Including what should be illegal liberals.

In Trumps--and others- minds.
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#297597 - 12/23/16 04:55 AM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: Ken Condon]
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Although in “fairness” Trump is neither a conservative nor a liberal. He is what he thinks the people who love him and elected him want him to be.

As long as they love and adore him he will try very hard to fulfill that vision. As long as that grants him the power and adoration from the lowly masses--all is well in Trump-land.
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#297598 - 12/23/16 07:32 AM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: Ken Condon]
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I think the word you are looking for is "opportunist"
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#297600 - 12/23/16 11:31 AM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: pdx rick]
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In fact, if you take away the smirk and known fact that he is a right wing a$$hat, O'Reilly is right: the Dems SHOULD WANT TO END WHITE PRIVILEGE. IT IS ALL ABOUT RACE AND THE MARGINALIZATION OF MINORITIES (NOT RURAL WHITE VOTERS).
And of course, what he doesn't mention is that both demographics (rural white voters and minorities) are getting screwed by the same economic system. If they were to unite then the agenda would be different. It would be more about economic inequality.
Of course, there is no defense for a stupid system that favors small states over large ones. If the vote is to mean anything at all, it has to be direct vote (or some variant thereof) whereby the majority of the votes wins the election. Period. All else is scam.
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#297606 - 12/23/16 04:07 PM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: pdx rick]
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What O'Reilly completely misses (because he's a "hat"), is that the current system channels the campaigns into a few places too. They just happen to be the rural, white places he prefers. Logic has never been his long suit. He would prefer specifically, and literally, to disenfranchise a majority of the population.
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#297613 - 12/23/16 06:58 PM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: Ezekiel]
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I don;t think it would do any good for rural anyones and minorities to unite as the rurals have found the scapegoat for all their problems .... Muslims & minorities

too many ignorant folks in America and the Trump administration wants to put an end to education
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#297615 - 12/23/16 07:37 PM Re: Bill O'Reilly: Electoral College ensures coloreds don't gain power [Re: rporter314]
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Originally Posted By: rporter314
I don;t think it would do any good for rural anyones and minorities to unite as the rurals have found the scapegoat for all their problems .... Muslims & minorities

too many ignorant folks in America and the Trump administration wants to put an end to education


Why assume because it is that way now it will always be that way?
Kinda like saying: we've been walking for 200,000 years. We have never flown. Why would we fly now?
Hey Orville, Wilbur, stop with the airplane crap and get a job in an insurance company.

Hey Flemming, throw that mold away. What is wrong with you????

Etc. Etc. so on and so forth...
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