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Forum Post: Real Debate Tonight on Democracy Now

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 3, 2012, 7:51 p.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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EXPANDING THE DEBATE: Third Party Candidates Participate in Real Time on Democracy Now!'s Live Coverage of First Presidential Debate

Featuring Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party

Wed., October 3, 8:30-11:30pm ET

As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off in the first presidential debate in Denver on October 3, Democracy Now! will broadcast live from Denver with a special expanded presidential debate from 8:30 to 11:30 pm ET. We will air the debate, pausing after questions to include equal time responses from two presidential contenders who were shut out of the official debate: Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party.

Watch on Free Speech TV and Link TV. (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375.)

Streaming live at DemocracyNow.org

Check your local radio station listings.

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[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

So Romney wants to bring in private ins to medicare, saying that it wont collapse the thing (which is bullshit, dont let those fuckers in there!)

Obama says if you bring them in, it will collpase it. No fuckin shit sir, so what the fuck are you doing with Obamacare!!

[-] 0 points by Clicheisking (-210) 2 years ago

Why only those two? Where is the American 3rd Position? Where is the Libertarian Party?

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Gary was invited, but didnt make it. Im not sure why, because him and Rocky are on good speaking terms. I would have liked to see Constitutional Party, Reform Party (assuming Buddy Roemer still has their nod) and Im not sure if the socialist party has a nom or not. I know in Tampa they gave all their supporters the go ahead to support Rocky or whoever else, prob due to no candidate.

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Obama and Romney each making the case, in vouching for Medicare. When listening to each of them, its very obvious how bad Obamacare is going to fuck us all.

Obama- private insurers NEED a profit. No shit sir, thats why we wanted universal. He also states that if you bring in private companies to the medicare program, "the insurance companies are very good at picking the healthy ones and letting the sick go to the gov, which every study shows would collapse medicare".

So, Mr Obama, if that is your view of private and gov mixing, then HOW THE FUCK WILL OBAMACARE EVER WORK?!!!!!

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Rocky on how Democray works in this country, with real proof in Mississippi..

"Here's how our "democracy" works: We complied with all of the requirements under Mississippi law to get on the ballot, with the help of an amazing volunteer there. A state Justice Party was formed, bylaws were drafted and filed with the Secretary of State, electoral college electors (who must be registered to vote) were recruited and forms were filed. We were on the Mississippi ballot! . . .

And then we weren't.

We were advised by the Secretary of State's Office (after the deadline) that one of our electors had been disenfranchised and, hence, was not registered to vote any more. Why disenfranchised? Because a 17 year old girl went into a bar with fake i.d. showing she was 25, she bought drinks, our elector slept with her that night, and charges were brought against him for statutory rape. He pleaded no contest and the sympathetic judge didn't fine or sentence him.

Yet he was disenfranchised -- and, as a result, I am no longer on the ballot as a presidential candidate in Mississippi. We have more stories -- probably enough for a book. But one has already been written: Theresa Amato's Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny. Our democracy has been degraded beyond belief by the duopolist Democratic and Republican Parties."

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Here is a link to stations, find your state, your city and your channel.

Dont support the two war mongering, bank thieving, corporate backing, environment killing, LGBT rights denying, torturing and Gitmo loving, sell outs.

Get some Education.

http://www.democracynow.org/stations

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

Yes, here is the link. Power keeps other US Political Powers out of the main debate with Obama and Little Mitt. It is probably as Flip Post shows... The debate Commission formed in the 1970s formalizes rules and keeps all other policial parties out of main stream debates and main stream Media.

Yep, 8 minutes into the video, George Farah, gives you an explaination of how the debate commission was formed and how corporate sponsors took over the US Presidential debates. We don't get a SEAT AT THE TABLE.

Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2012/10/4/expanding_the_debate_watch_democracy_nows_full_three_hour_special