3
91

[–] flimflamedthezimzam 3 points 91 points (+94|-3) ago 

I believe this is exactly why candidates like Sanders and Trump are seeing so much support. Campaign finance reform is desperately required. Citizens United was a clusterfuck no matter how much Fox tries to paint that pig.

0
6

[–] DingleMyCringle 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The silent majority aren't going to be silent much longer with the way things are going.

It'll be a great or horrible time to be alive. I hope for the best, but I'm betting on the worst :(

12
4

[–] warb17 12 points 4 points (+16|-12) ago 

Exactly. The Koch brothers are planning to spend about $900,000,000 on the election, right? That's insane. Trump's racism and all makes him too much of an asshat for me to really stomach, but he does make good points about the influence of money on the people that share the debate stage with him. And Bernie raised nearly the same amount as Hillary in Q3 without a Super PAC or a lot of big donors because people know that our system is just completely unrepresentative right now. We had a progressive era after the first Gilded Age; we're due for another.

2
19

[–] Capitol18 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago 

Not to get on your case, but the "Trump is a racist" thing is almost entirely constructed by the media. Go look at the full quotes of any of his supposed racist remarks and you'll find a fairly reasonable statement. For instance, most media outlets have run with this idea that he said all Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals, however the real quote is clearly talking strictly about illegal immigrants and he's frequently said that he wants to increase legal immigration with Mexico so as to take all their best people and get them working in the US.

1
-1

[–] Scandinavian 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

How is Trump a "racist"?

2
-1

[–] Nationalist 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Not necessarily a Trump supporter but I'm going to have to downvote for calling people who aren't racist racist and ignoring Soros, Bloomberg and other liberal billionaires.

[–] [deleted] 14 points -1 points (+13|-14) ago 

[Deleted]

0
0

[–] DriveWire 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sanders can't win, all he can do is steal votes off Trump, that's all he's good for. Unless he takes campaign donations from Banks, oil companies and the military industrial complex, in which case he's useless for solving the problems at hand.

0
0

[–] flimflamedthezimzam 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think that shows an incredible lack of faith in the american public and I hope you're wrong. But, if the banks and oil companies can just buy elections outright with complete disregard for the public interest then perhaps we deserve Trump though. Perhaps if the citizens only care about the circus then Rome deserved to fall.

0
0

[–] FPSFairy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Honestly, I don't much care for either Trump or Sanders. But if I somehow became convinced that one of them would do something about all politicians being bought, I'd vote for them on that issue alone. I don't think having either as president would be great in the short term, but getting corporations out of politics would more than make up for it in the long term.

0
0

[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There's nothing they can do about the politicians being bought. Corruption is a rule of life, but if there's a monopoly it will inevitably spread without check. And trying to "regulate" it just means giving more power into the hands of the corrupt. It's like buying a fox to guard the henhouse and then acting surprised when someone suggests it's a bad idea.

[–] [deleted] 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

[Deleted]

2
21

[–] Gigglestick 2 points 21 points (+23|-2) ago 

JFK and Lincoln were shot for those very reasons, Some people just love money too much.

0
2

[–] Megaptera 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Those silly's should have known better - we run a tight ship around these parts. We all know you have to stay within the system to win and THEN get killed making actual change. You can scratch me wanting to be president off my bucket list.

0
2

[–] tothetop 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Why was his solution not effective? Not meant in an argumentative way, but I don't know what about it is bad.

[–] [deleted] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

[Deleted]

0
15

[–] user1ne 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Great points, but this was aired back in 2011. Nothing has changed since.

0
11

[–] jaceame 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I love it when people don't have to censor themselves.

0
8

[–] Failboat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I fully expected him to fall apart when she asked "what next" then he shuts her the fuck up by ansering her.

0
7

[–] the-cats-nipples 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Great speech. Part of the problem for the media reporting on this topic is that the problem is actually rather simple and boring: there's too much money influencing in politics. If they were to say things like this all the time, which is totally what they should be saying, people would get bored and stop watching so they have to make it sound more interesting and complex. This seems to have been an issue with climate change as well. A couple of years ago in the UK there were loads of stories about that topic and people were all nodding and saying "Oh yeah it's bad" and then I started hearing people say "Gee, isn't this bad but I'm kind of sick of hearing about it" now a few years down the line the situation is only worse and we hear far much less about it because everybody got the message and got bored.

There comes a point where no more conversation is required and then you need action. Most media outlets are reluctant to make that second jump and start telling people what they need to do.

0
5

[–] Ravinous 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Comcast isn't going to like this...

0
4

[–] sodalis 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm actually annoyed when I see "journalists" losing their shit. I'm not interested in info-tainment. I just want facts. I can decide for myself what emotions to have. All I see is a corporate amateur acting like a child.

0
7

[–] Sameblamegame 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't think he loses anything here... He had to fight to keep an actual conversation. This is not someone losing their shit. This is someone trying to derail the propaganda (not-talk-aganda) that has kept Americans in the dark about their situation for DECADES.

What I really want to know is, Is there another link to this video that has a better title? I want to share it, but I'd prefer a less shitty title than, "Anchor loses it" No, this man lost nothing. He played for keeps is all. He kept the topic of conversation on what the real problem is. He kept a steady stream of info coming that backed up his statements and tore down the conversation that he's been trying to avoid. He was all around, keepin it real. We've just been lead to assume yelling is an automatic sign of irrational behavior. I don't know why that is, or how that is rational in itself, but here we are. No, yelling is one of the many communication tools humans have at their disposal. Seems like this title is engineered to lessen the blow of what this man is actually saying.

0
1

[–] basic_n8 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i followed his rant for a bit. but his conclusion that the president could fix this? unilaterally? sorry guy.

load more comments ▼ (18 remaining)