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Forum Post: There is no difference between the D party and R party (indisputable proof) It's called fraud

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 23, 2012, 6:32 p.m. EST by kaiserw (211)
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The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.




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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

When has any debate ever been worth the time to watch(?) - they are a good reason why many people opt out as they ( Debates ) are meaningless.

Further - when has a campaign speech been worth anything? They never impart any substance and are more often an opportunity to point fingers and throw mud - some of the mud is well deserved - but much of the mud will also be fabrication.

Although the republican party debates for the candidate were quite funny at times - they still had no substance.

[-] 1 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 11 years ago

They are meaningless now because the duopoly has insured that they have total control over the questions, the moderator, and of course, who gets to debate.

The old debates sponsored by the League of Women Voters were meaningful and that's why the duopoly formed their own commission to control the issues addressed and to exclude other candidates. Ross Perot support went from 7% before the debates to 19% afterwards.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

They don't want to hear it because they're fakes. Party lapdogs. Good post.

For the rest of you, prove this video wrong.

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 11 years ago

All right Richard.

The article up above states that debates are manufactured affairs. Should that surprise you?

Everything about modernity is manufactured. Now, let me ask you a question?

Do you believe you have the votes and the confidence of one third (plus one) percent of the vote?

If not then why are you getting so indignant about those who feel a democratic vote is a good stop gap measure? After all, It is going to take more than a political awaking to change the present course. It is going to take a moral rethinking, and I believe that is going to take time.

Any whoot, keep defending your claims; they are inspiring.

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

I have no issue with supporting anything you believe in. My issue is with alienating or ostracizing others for what they support. Not many people are espousing the reason for supporting an idea alone, they tend to mix it with dogma, insult, and why you're dumb for not thinking just like me. But that doesn't have a lot to do with this thread or my comment on this thread.

[-] 2 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 11 years ago

I guess my point is that all those nay sayers and name callers are just in election mode and will probably come to their senses after the election. I have met allot of hard core politicos over the years, and allot of them go off the deep end during election season.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Certainly can't argue with that.

[-] 1 points by kaiserw (211) 11 years ago

Thanks, apparently there aren't that many people associated with OWS on this board. It's going to get crazy soon. Look at my next post as to why (food inflation trends from MIT).