Yes Virginia, The System Is Rigged

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    Great article by pat Buchanan. Excerpts below. Entire artilcle:
    http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/is-the-system-rigged-you-betcha/

    WASHINGTON – “Remember, it’s a rigged system. It’s a rigged election,” said Donald Trump in New Hampshire on Saturday.

    The stunned recoil in this city suggests this bunker buster went right down the chimney. As the French put it, “Il n’y a que la verite qui blesse.” It is only the truth that hurts.

    In what sense is the system rigged?

    Consider Big Media – the elite columnists and commentators, the dominant national press, and the national and cable networks, save Fox. Not in this writer’s lifetime has there been such blanket hatred and hostility of a presidential candidate of a major party.

    “So what?” They reply. “We have a free press!”

    But in this election, Big Media have burst out of the closet as an adjunct of the regime and the attack arm of the Clinton campaign, aiming to bring Trump down.

    On ABC’s “This Week,” Newt Gingrich volunteered on Sunday that, “without the unending one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating Hillary by 15 points.”

    In 2015, in the Democratic primaries, the big enthusiastic crowds were all for 75-year-old socialist senator Bernie Sanders.

    We now know, thanks to leaked emails, that not only the superdelegates and the Obama White House but a collaborationist press and the DNC were colluding to deny Sanders any chance at the nomination.

    The fix was in. Ask Sanders if he thinks the system is rigged.

    Big money and the media power of the establishment elites and the transnationals may well prevail.

    And if they do, Middle America – those who cling to their Bibles, bigotries and guns in Barack Obama’s depiction, those “deplorables” who are “racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic,” who are “not America” and are “irredeemable” in Hillary Clinton’s depiction – will have to accept the new regime.

    But that does not mean they must love it, like it or respect it.

    Because, in the last analysis, yes, Virginia, the system is rigged.

    #24080
    LurkingGrendel
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    No, it’s really not.

    Go f*** yourself.

    #24081
    Alfredo_T
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    “Il n’y a que la verite qui blesse.” I will have to use this at the French language groups. I would add, “Bien sur, la vérité blesse Donald Trump.”

    These accusations of a rigged system are starting to sound like something that one might hear on WWCR or other time brokered shortwave radio stations. They are that kooky.

    #24082
    Amus
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    Donald Trump is no longer running for President (if he ever was).

    He is now building the base for an alt-right media company.

    Trump, Bannon, Ailes and likely Donald’s butt boy Hannity when he leaves Fox.

    #24083
    Andy Brown
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    drumpf has a lot to learn about big media. Just ask Roger Ailes.

    Soon, the election will be over and although drumpf won’t fade quickly he will indeed fade from everyday headlines. The best part is that Bacon and dorque will have to retool their message. But for the immediate moment I agree with LG in saying to Bacon to go fuck himself. The posts of a losing troll are not pretty.

    #24108
    Alfredo_T
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    Years ago, I heard a man singing on a Spanish language Christian broadcast,

    I believe in you–
    in spite of science,
    in spite of myself,
    in spite of the world–
    I believe in you!

    This is the type of mentality that we are dealing with in our two prominent board evangelists. They are of the mindset that the more outlandish one’s beliefs happen to be, the more noble it is to cling to them.

    #24178
    Amus
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    Definition of the “Liberal Mainstream Media”;

    Any reporting that deviates from the conservative viewpoint.

    What we know about what happens when a news organization is dedicated to promoting only the conservative viewpoint;

    Multiple studies indicating that views of said media are less informed (read misinformed) than those that get their news from other sources;

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    Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll
    November 21, 2011

    For example, people who watch Fox News, the most popular of the 24-hour cable news networks, are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who watch no news at all (after controlling for other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors). Fox News watchers are also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.
    http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2011/knowless/

    NBC News/Wall Street Journal
    August 2009

    “In our poll, 72% of self-identified FOX News viewers believe the health-care plan will give coverage to illegal immigrants, 79% of them say it will lead to a government takeover, 69% think that it will use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, and 75% believe that it will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing care for the elderly.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/2009/aug/19/healthcare-fox-news-viewers

    Stanford University
    December 2010

    “In this study, the results are very clear: the more people use Fox News, the more rumors they have heard and the more they believe.”
    https://woods.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/files/Global-Warming-Fox-News.pdf

    Kaiser Family Foundation
    POP QUIZ: ASSESSING AMERICANS’ FAMILIARITY WITH THE HEALTH CARE LAW

    The Foundation found loyal Fox News viewers knew less about health care reform than did CNN and MSBNC viewers.
    https://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/8148.pdf

    #24180
    LurkingGrendel
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    “(we) must stop being the stupid party”.

    -Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

    Far, far, too late.

    #24181
    Amus
    Participant

    They’ve doubled down on stupid.

    It’s astonishing that the message they took away from 2012 was that they just weren’t crazy enough.

    One wonders what the takeaway from 2016 will be.

    Check David Frum;s prophetic (but ignored) post mortem on 2012;

    The ratification of the Obama agenda will understandably enrage and depress conservatives. Yet if there is any lesson conservatives ought to have learned from the past four years, it is the danger of succumbing to angry emotion. We’ve had four years of self-defeating rage. Now it’s time for cool.

    At a time when the need to broaden the party’s appeal seemed overwhelmingly compelling, Republicans narrowed their appeal to the most ideological fragment of the conservative base.

    If conservatives are to succeed in the century ahead, they need to rethink what conservatism means in a time as far removed from Ronald Reagan’s as Reagan’s was from World War II.

    On the Republican side, the road to renewal begins with this formula: 21st-century conservatism must become economically inclusive, environmentally responsible, culturally modern, and intellectually credible.

    I can remember a Republican Party that was not backward-looking. I can remember a Republican Party excited by science and its possibilities. I can remember a Republican Party that regarded those Americans who thought differently not as aliens and enemies, but as fellow citizens who had not yet been convinced of the merit of our ideas.

    http://www.newsweek.com/david-frum-how-gop-got-stuck-past-63759

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