Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Interesting premise that the people's wishes should completely override the wisdom of the Party organization. That's pretty much what happened in the Republican primaries in 2016. If the Party hacks had been a little more aggressive, they would have knocked out Trump as unqualified. Instead the "wisdom of the people" prevailed and they elected that abomination.

Maybe pure democracy is not such a good thing when you have an "uneducated" bunch of voters. (Trump's favorites!)

Ironic too, that a socialist state would NEVER let the people elect a fascist. They might let them decide between some qualified candidates and positions, but a Donald Trump would be precluded by the Party out of hand.

Neoliberal fascism anyone?