McConnell: No Select Hacking Committee Needed

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said no select committee is needed to look into the Russian meddling in the US. presidential election.

McConnell said during an interview that aired Monday with Kentucky Educational Television that the issue of Russian hacking is a “serious issue,” according to The Washington Examiner.

But it “doesn’t require” a special committee, he said. “We have a Senate Intelligence Committee and a House Intelligence Committee, run by knowledgeable, responsible people,” he said.

“There’s no question that the Russians were messing around in our election. It is a matter of genuine concern and it needs to be investigated.” “In the Senate, we’re gonna investigate that in what we call regular order,” he said.

  • what the actual fuck is wrong with these people? …in regular order? what does that even mean?

    • Stogiebear

      It means they’ll get around to dealing with it right after they confirm President Obama’s pick for Supreme Court. In other words, never.

    • BobSF_94117

      “in regular order” = “back burner, fading into not at all”

  • Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

    Assholes.

  • Oikos
  • Mr. M

    BUT EMAILS!

  • Mark

    Of course you want to keep it in-house. It’s what politicians do with dirty laundry.,

  • Frostbite

    as expected, they aren’t going to do shit about it. no one is.

  • Stogiebear

    Because they have Hillary’s emails to keep them warm at night. BENFUCKINGHAZI!!!!1!!!1

  • clay

    Yeah, you’ve got an Intelligence Committee, but do you have a commitment to safe-guarding our elections and governance?

  • Oikos
    • Earl

      You just know he’s done something nasty to that poor flag.

      • He’s just returned from the bathroom, where he didn’t wash his hands.

      • JCF

        Grabbed it by the fringe.

  • olandp

    I’m shocked! Shocked I say!

  • WOW this is clearly terrorism…but let’s look the other way…

    http://cdn.thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/21134311/investigations-02-816×487.jpg

    • Mark

      That $6 trillion for Iraq is gonna be chump change for drumpf and his cronies.

      • Silver Badger

        I do hope the rest of the world remembers that trump does not pay his bills.

        • clay

          But don’t worry, he’s got a wage-dodging Sec. of Labor to protect his worker exploitation, now.

          • Silver Badger

            I was thinking of out of country lenders.

    • Chucktech

      The problem I have with this graphic, and one reason why some on the fence would dismiss it, is because, as far as I know, the war in Iraq didn’t cost $6 trillion. It may tally up, eventually, to $3 trillion (still a staggering sum, of course), but when figures like $6 trillion are blurted out, it makes some who might take a look dismiss it as hyperbolic bullshit.

      There’s ample reason that every example in the above should cause outrage, let’s not undercut it with unneeded hyperbole.

  • zhera

    Wasn’t Michele Bachmann on some kind of Intelligence Committee at some point? It sounds like the GOPhers might have redefined yet another word.

    But of course they don’t want a special committee. They don’t actually want to investigate any of this. They won the election which they wanted by every means necessary. If Putin wants to help them they’ll take it. Democracy is not high on their list of concerns.

  • BearEyes

    it’s a very serious matter, but not serious enough to actually, you know, take it seriously…
    because, after all, the end justifies the means.

    • crewman

      It’s serious, but not email serious. Not Benghazzi serious. Not blowjob (Monica Lewinski) serious.

    • ColdCountry

      And, “But it “doesn’t require” a special committee, he said. “We have a Senate
      Intelligence Committee and a House Intelligence Committee, run by
      knowledgeable, responsible people,” he said.”
      Don’t they have people like Michele Bachmann on the Intelligence Committee?

      • Steverino

        And of course (for now, anyway) the GOP, which is in control of these committees, benefited from this Russian hacking.

        • ColdCountry

          No hacking. No puppet. Wrong.

          • McSwagg

            Sniffle, sniffle.
            (something is wrong with the mic)

  • GayOldLady

    Why NOT!!!! The House carried out 2 years of “special” Committee hearing over Benghazi. Even after 6 committees found no negligence on the part of Hillary Clinton. No wrongdoing in the matter of Benghazi, you still hounded her until she lost. Now you no longer care because, it was nothing to begin with. FU, Senior Mutated Nothing Turtle.

    • crewman

      Didn’t McConnell suppress releasing reports on hacking before the election as well? If so he has blood on his hands (metaphorically). He has every reason to stop further investigation. He is complicit.

      • TimCA

        Yup. It was McConnell’s threats to turn this into a partisan fight that stopped this info from being made public much earlier before the elections

        • Ninja0980

          Obama should have told McConnell to go fuck himself after his obstruction the past eight years.
          As it is, his plan to obstruct Obama worked out even better then he dreamed.

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      • GayOldLady

        Yes he did

      • McSwagg

        Wonder of wonders. McConnell sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee. He would likely NOT sit on the proposed Select Committee. He can’t afford to let this issue out of his personal control lest the (real) truth come out.

    • gothambear

      McConnell the Chinless Wonder strikes again but I really have to ask, so Kentucky has Educational Television? That seems like an oxymoron…

  • Sam_Handwich

    has DiFi made a single peep about any of this?

    • Dagoril

      Does she ever?

  • Dutchlander

    Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

  • Mark

    Mitch McConnell: Putin’s other bitch.

  • Sam_Handwich

    One thing to keep in mind – The Senate intel committee (which is a “select” comm) always has a single seat majority …. i think it’s the only committee that doesn’t have proportionate allocation of seats. A separate “select committee”, on the other hand, could be stacked with republicans.

    • Joe in PA

      Thanks, I didn’t know that.

  • justme

    Well it’s time for the McConnell rule.. Say NO to everything and filibuster everything… Even your own sponsored legislation..

  • Michael R

    Show us your emails .

    • Earl

      Eventually, they’ll be shown. 🙂

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    IIRC, can’t one of the Senators like McCain call for an investigation on his own because he’s head of a committee? Unless he wants to be considered a traitor like Comrade McConnell, he better hop to it.

    • TimCA

      I think he’s head of Armed Services but is a regular member of Homeland Security. I’m unsure what his other committee assignments are.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        If connections mean anything, he should get a buddy of his in charge of something to do it. Or else he should get the Comrade treatment as well.

  • Uncle Mark

    McConnell’s a traitor !! He has always been about his own personal enrichment and damn the people he represents.

    On a side note: Does anyone honestly believe it was just the DNC that got hacked? You gotta wonder what juicy tidbits the Russians or Trump have on the RNC

    • clay

      It’s clear from the report summaries that both sides were hacked, but the Russians only gave one set of data and emails to Assange

      • TimCA

        but, but, but Priebus (the ultimate last word in credulity lol) maintains the RNC wasn’t hacked.

        • OdieDenCO

          of course the RNC wasn’t hacked. Putin had a user id and password assigned to him. /s ?

        • clay

          Willful ignorance of treason counts as treason under US Constitutional law.

      • Ninja0980

        Who insists with a straight face WikiLeaks is still about exposing corruption when it is really just a Russian mouthpiece at this point.

        • Moebym of the Resistance

          Ass-ange, like Putin, had a personal vendetta against Hillary. They were just afeared of a strong woman.

          • Bad Tom

            She was effective. That’s why they feared her.

        • clay

          They’re just a news outlet with their own biases.

    • JCF

      We’ll find out, ONLY in the unlikely circumstance that Drumpf goes “off reservation”.

  • Dagoril

    Shorter Mitch: “I’m ok with an enemy power hijacking our elections and installing their pick as our president, as long as their pick is a Republican.”

    • clay

      After all, it’s been confirmed by the Electoral College, and there’s NO evidence that they were hacked, and it’s only their votes that count. /s

    • JCF

      “…who then hires my wife.”

  • Earl

    And with that statement, every nation on Earth is gearing up to try and manipulate your next elections. How much will the world spend on you in 2018?

    If this weren’t so serious, it’d be hilarious.

  • Tiger Quinn

    What a seriously empty skin suit of a supposed human being.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Does anybody live in the same state as this guy? Can anybody go to any town hall meetings en masse and confront him about this? Because nothing makes these pigs poop like a face to face confrontation. Remember, no violence, just blunt talk and maybe a “is your wife involved in this treason as well?” The key is not to get kicked out, Just one question after another on the same subject.

    • Chucktech

      He’s from Kentucky. Apparently they loves them their Mitch.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        They are supposed to love medical care but they voted against it. I will never get why they have such a hard on for turtle face.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    For me, it’s not JUST that he’s a traitor. It’s how cheaply he and his wife were bought off. Another way to exert pressure is to make the wife and family a pariah as well.

    • boatboy_srq

      Apparently rubles go further in Matt Bevin’s Kentucky.

  • boatboy_srq

    IOKIYAR and BAU.

    Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

  • Tiger Quinn

    We can talk about unfairness all we want to, but we’re losing because we suck at modern politics. They are good at it – they are winning. I really don’t know if I can be a Democrat anymore – this election was just disgusting in how lazy our party has gotten. We needed fighters, we needed people out there every day screaming the truth, and now the bad guys own THAT, too. All because we have, what….ONE Warren? They have hundreds. We need to find something better guys because our current band of leaders is not going to do jack or shit for us.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      This is the reason I actually have sympathy for people who are frustrated with the Dems. It’s like they WANT to lose.

      Where the hell is the 50 state strategy? Why not risk being loud and aggressive and fight every single point being made? Why weren’t the voter suppression techniques fought way harder in court? A lot more people would demonstrate if they just had an organization to figure out logistics.

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    Sure you will Mitchie. More likely sweep it under the rug.

  • RepublicansRNotConservative

    Now that his wife is working for Trump, I’m sure Mitch will do a great job of covering for the Trump-Putin alliance.

  • geoffalnutt

    Another one of the long time Putin bitches. He’s wanted to “burn it all down” since the “n*gger” was elected as his President. Please. Putin was just the guy to help. It’s really too obvious, Mitch.

  • BobSF_94117

    But, Mitch, I hear Obama got a blow job out of it…

  • ColdCountry

    Another treasonous bastard.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I’m still disgusted by Republicans so laser focused on winning that they now love Putin and I’m talking about the base.

  • TrollopeReader

    “Kentucky Educational Television” ? seriously, Kentucky? 23 hours of How the Ark Saved Civilization, and Jesus Rode Dinosaurs, too?

  • Lena

    It’s time for the Fourth Estate to wake up. We do not need any dishonest politician or greedy capitalist to decide what is important or not for us Americans who care.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think the only way to get the Fourth Estate to wake up is to promise them ratings. Those assholes.

  • Robert Adams

    Why do I get the feeling that this matter will be pursued with a lot less vigor than — BENGHAZI!!!

  • William

    Mitch must have bought back the incriminating photos.

  • greenmanTN

    Maybe Hillary should send an email about it, then they’d HAVE to investigate it.

  • MonochromeMouse

    Oh but it took multiple special committees and investigations to look into whether grandma’s email server had secret cookie recipes on it.

    • greenmanTN

      That recipe was a state secret and now the enemy has it!

      You know, the historic enemy that Trump is currently giving a “rusty trombone” to.

  • The Return of Traxley

    So, Yurtle, it’s like armed intruders invaded your home and murdered your entire family. It’s terrible, but there’s no need to call the cops. You’ll check into it yourself if you can find the time. Am I right?

  • Will Parkinson

    I gotta say… For those who were screaming for change. For a different direction. For more accountability. Who then turn around and reelect this turd? None of them should be listened to ever again about wanting something the American population can believe in.

  • Tread

    Let me just say how insane this is. The report I read yesterday says that Russian hacking of vital and private government servers is ONGOING. As in THEY ARE STILL HACKING US.

    Fuck you, you cowardly turtle. I hope the cancer you get from your moral and ethical depravity rots you from the inside out.

  • Marides48

    When will he initiate the campaign to make tRump a one term president?

    • When Trump becomes a reelection liability for sitting Republican Senators and House members. It has not happened yet. Give it a few months into 2017. They will then begin the campaign to get Trump to resign as President by threatening to impeach him. For now, Trump is increasing in popularity and doing exactly what they want.

  • NancyP

    Of course. He wants to have a committee that meets once and doesn’t do anything except eat donuts. Excuse me, that was “eats blini”.

  • Xiao Ai

    I’m wasting my time.

  • 2patricius2

    Traitor Mitch. Party above country.

    • What makes him so different from any other sitting Republican (except for McCain and Graham/Collins perhaps) in the Senate? He is just acting like their leader.

  • Rick

    There’s never an aneurysm around when you really need one.

    • Clever of Trump to give McConnell’s wife a job don’t you think? One thing about Trump — he does know how to quell the opposition by spreading the nepotism cash around.

  • KnownDonorDad

    I’m sure they’ll put as much energy into it as repealing Obamacare and holding hearings on Benghazi.

  • In a Select Committee, the majority party of the Senate loses control. If they use the existing committees, ONLY the majority party can issue subpoenas, determine who testifies, determine the final report, and decide which elements are released to the public. Keeping it with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees allows it to be a fucking sham.

  • JCF
  • Orly

    Turtle translation: “Uhm, we ain’t gonna do shit. We’ll bury it as fast as possible.”

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    To compare the Brexit Referendum to an election of a Candidate within a Electoral District… if fifty thousand eligible voters decide not to vote in a District that is composed/ comprised of one hundred thousand eligible voters… and five Candidates are running!… the math would suggest, that NO CANDIDATE could possibly obtain a “D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C P-L-U-R-A-L-I-T-Y” from the remaining fifty thousand eligible voters who have cast a vote! Unless!… and of course!… A H-I-J-A-C-K-E-D, AND E-L-I-T-I-S-T P-O-L-I-T-I-C-A-L P-R-O-C-E-S-S SIMPLY MARGINALIZES THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SHOWN UP TO VOTE; AND, THEN, DICTATES THAT THEIR “NO SHOW”/ ABSENCE, CANNOT– AND SHOULD NOT!– BE HELD “B-I-N-D-I-N-G” IN SOME FASHION, OR FORM (AND SOME “NO SHOWS” ARE AS SUCH, DUE TO DISABILITY, AND/ OR INFIRMITY!… NOT TO MENTION, THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SYSTEMICALLY AND SYSTEMATICALLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, DUE TO THEIR Y-O-U-T-H!)! FOR!… OUT OF SIGHT, IS OUT OF MIND!
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    Simply put!… and to return to the Brexit Referendum!… the said total of 17,410,742. “winning” “pro Brexit” British voters, plus the said total of 16,141,242. “losing” “pro Bremain” eligible British voters, who– together!– showed up at the “Referendum ballot boxes (i.e., 33,551,984 eligible British voters!)”, are in contrast to the ACTUAL TOTAL of 46,499,537 eligible British voters (see Google result, Electoral Commission | Provisional electorate figures published!… AND, LET ALONE, THE EVEN HIGHER ACTUAL TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS’ VOTES TO BE HAD, IF MANY OF THE DISABLED/ INFIRMED BRITISH CITIZENS WERE “ACCOMMODATED”!… AND!… IF MANY BRITISH YOUTH WEREN’T THE TARGETS OF “P-O-L-I-T-I-C-A-L A-N-D S-O-C-I-A-L P-A-T-E-R-N-A-L-I-S-T-I-C A-G-E-I-S-M”!)!… and reveals a deficit of 12,947,553. of the ACTUAL TOTAL NUMBER of eligible British voters, and a deficit of 5,839,027. eligible British voters for even a “B-A-R-E M-I-N-I-M-U-M M-A-J-O-R-I-T-Y W-I-N (i.e., 46,499,537. ÷ 2 = 23,249,768.5… + .5 = [23,249,769.] – 17,410,742. = 5,839,027.!)”! AND THEREFORE, THE COMBINED “WINNERS” AND “LOSERS” TALLY OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS, S-H-O-U-L-D N-O-T B-E M-A-D-E S-Y-N-O-N-Y-M-O-U-S W-I-T-H T-H-E A-C-T-U-A-L T-O-T-A-L- N-U-M-B-E-R O-F E-L-I-G-I-B-L-E B-R-I-T-I-S-H V-O-T-E-R-S/ V-O-T-E-S!… AND!… THE “WINNING TALLY”, S-H-O-U-L-D N-O-T B-E M-A-D-E S-Y-N-O-N-Y-M-O-U-S W-I-T-H T-H-E “M-A-J-O-R-I-T-Y W-I-L-L” O-F T-H-E E-L-I-G-I-B-L-E V-O-T-E-R-S O-F B-R-I-T-A-I-N! AND!… THEREFORE!… THE “WINNING TALLY” OF ELIGIBLE BRITISH VOTERS– AT LEAST!– SHOULD BE MET WITH A C-O-N-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-O-N-A-L (AND TORT!) C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E (TO START!) FOR THE F-L-A-G-R-A-N-T B-R-E-A-C-H OF THE “L-E-G-I-T-I-M-A-T-E” “P-R-I-N-C-I-P-L-E-S O-F D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y (I.E., AND E.G., IN THE F-A-I-L-U-R-E OF THE BREXIT REFERENDUM RESULT TOTAL, TO ACHIEVE EVEN A B-A-R-E M-I-N-I-M-U-M M-A-J-O-R-I-T-Y T-A-L-L-Y, FOR A ‘M-A-J-O-R-I-T-Y W-I-N’!)”!
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    And so!… the Brexit “win”… like the “wins” seen so often in our PSEUDODEMOCRATIC PSEUDOELECTIONS (AND EVEN IN ELECTIONS WHEREIN SAID “PLURALITY TOTALS”– E.G., IN AMERICA!– MIGHT BE FAVORED OVER ELECTORAL COLLEGE “WINS”!)!… I-S A S-H-A-M!! And!… it escapes me, why “plurality-driven citizens” from respective “democracies (so-called!)” from around the world, haven’t challenged these scurrilous, and shameful “F-A-U-X P-U-B-L-I-C R-E-F-E-R-E-N-D-A”!… AND P-S-E-U-D-O-E-L-E-C-T-I-O-N-S!… AND!… haven’t brought civil proceedings against any and all institutions, which have allowed these G-L-O-B-A-L F-A-R-C-E-S to continue! And thus… re the Brexit Referendum result!… it’s my contention, that the Brexit Referendum is defeatable… AS IS THE 2016 U.S. ELECTION!… due to it’s inherent S-Y-S-T-E-M-I-C V-I-O-L-A-T-I-O-N of the “L-E-G-I-T-I-M-A-T-E” “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”! But then… and again!… this would require BETTER LEGAL MINDS!
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    This horrendous situation involving our PSEUDODEMOCRATIC PSEUDOELECTIONS, has resulted in “winning Candidates” winning (if, indeed, Pluralities are recognized!) with as little as 1/5th of the total number of eligible voters’ votes!… AND!… THEN DARING, TO CALL SUCH RESPECTIVE “WINS”, D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C! A-N-D W-O-R-S-E!… and in the case of the Brexit Referendum result (AND “PSEUDOWIN”!)!… such a “W-I-N” could– POTENTIALLY!– C-O-M-P-R-O-M-I-Z-E T-H-E S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y O-F A-N E-N-T-I-R-E N-A-T-I-O-N! And so!… it’s no wonder why so many citizens within our respective “democracies (so-called!)” hate the elections process!… and!… hate Public Referenda!
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    And!… to add Elections insult to Elections injury, there are “Parties” within countries… and again, composed of “winning Candidates” who have “won” with L-E-S-S than the E-S-S-E-N-T-I-A-L M-I-N-I-M-U-M needed for a “D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C P-L-U-R-A-L-I-T-Y”!… whose leadership cannot be chosen D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C-A-L-L-Y by the PEOPLE (e.g., in Canada!)!… and O-N-L-Y, by the Party (although, this is not to detract from the serious failings of the Elections Process in America, in the selection of America’s President!)! And further, rather than have the brightest!… the best!… “winning Candidates” from all across a country– and, from across a legislature’s floor!– forming Executive Cabinets (and in Canada– e.g.– composed of Ministers of Federal Departments, or Provincial Ministries!)!… THROUGH A NON PARTY-BASED LEGISLATURE OR PARLIAMENT (and something, incidentally, that municipalities have been doing for generations!… A-N-D, W-O-R-L-D-W-I-D-E)!… our current “PARTY-BASED DEMOCRACIES” have chosen, instead– A-N-D V-I-R-T-U-A-L-L-Y!– GANGS, CLIQUES, AND “P-S-E-U-D-O-S-O-C-I-A-L I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-S”, TO ACT AS “GO-BETWEENS” FOR PARTY-BASED “OLIGARCHIC BACKROOM BOYZ”!
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    But!… if all of this wasn’t bad enough, there’s no “NONE OF THE ABOVE” option on millions of voters’ ballots (AND “B-I-N-D-I-N-G”!… AS A PREREQUISITE!)!… nor, an “AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION” of the “NO SHOWS (i.e., eligible voters who have NOT cast a vote!)” to “B-I-N-D-I-N-G” “NONE OF THE ABOVE BALLOTS (inasmuch, as such ‘NO SHOWS’, can’t be translated as being ‘F-O-R’ any Candidate!)”! (BUT!… PLEASE NOTE!… IF OUR “NO SHOWS”– AS SUCH!– ARE DUE TO OUR P-O-L-I-T-I-C-A-L A-N-D S-O-C-I-A-L I-N-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y, O-R U-N-W-I-L-L-I-N-G-N-E-S-S, TO ADDRESS THE VOTER NEEDS OF OUR DISABLED/ INFIRMED!… AND, OUR YOUTH!… THEN SUCH “INABLED”, OR “UNWILLING”, SHOULD BE “HELPED” RE THEIR “I-N-A-B-I-L-T-Y”!… OR “HELPED” RE THEIR “U-N-W-I-L-L-I-N-G-N-E-S-S”!) And!… had the “NONE OF THE ABOVE” and the “TRANSLATED NO SHOW” provisions been addressed, many “NO SHOWS” would have shown up to vote (for fear of receiving a M-A-N-A-D-A-T-E-D “BINDING” “AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION”!)! And!… if combined “NO SHOW TRANSLATIONS”, together with directly cast “NONE OF THE ABOVE BALLOTS” were implemented (wherein– TOGETHER!– these OUTNUMBER the votes cast for any respective “running Candidate”!), this combined tally could have meant the introduction of “lottery lists” of Candidates within respective Districts (preselected!… and the members in which, would not be eligible to run as “running Candidates”!)!… from which, our “winners” could have then been chosen! And thereby!… E-F-F-E-C-T-I-N-G F-U-L-L R-E-P-R-E-S-E-N-T-A-T-I-O-N F-O-R E-V-E-R-Y S-I-N-G-L-E E-L-I-G-I-B-L-E V-O-T-E-R, A-N-D V-O-T-E!
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    And so… and given the “politcal fair” we’ve received from every major “Party”, I ask you:… Should we be fearful of a “lottery list”, if a TRUE PLURALITY (i.e., with respect to my hypothetic model!) has denied all “running Candidates”?
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    All one need ensure in the establishment of a “lottery list”, is the institution of PROPER SECURITY BACKGROUND CHECKS for “listed Candidates”, and the institution of “PROPER” “LISTED PREQUALIFICATIONS”!
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    To return again to Brexit!… to juxtapose the just aforenoted “plurality template” onto Referenda!… and onto the Brexit Referendum, in particular!… if the directly cast “NONE OF THE ABOVE BALLOTS”, combined with the “TRANSLATED NO SHOWS”, OUTWEIGHED the votes cast for either the Brexit or Bremain scenarios, then NEITHER Brexit, nor Bremain, would be– DEMOCRATICALLY!– left on the table! And the MPs of the British Parliament would then be forced to renew their respective individual approaches, and collective approach, re their “arrangement” with the EU!… and, their respective dialogues, and collective dialogue, with the citizens of Britain!
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    And given… and in contrast to the abovenoted!… in the light of the process that was implementated for the Brexit Referendum (though, yet to be revealed “officially”!)!… WELL!… you have the makings of a P-O-O-R E-X-C-U-S-E F-O-R A D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C R-E-F-E-R-E-N-D-U-M!… A-N-D A P-O-O-R “R-A-T-I-O-N-A-L B-A-S-I-S” F-O-R T-H-E R-E-D-I-R-E-C-T-I-O-N O-F T-H-E F-U-T-U-R-E C-O-U-R-S-E F-O-R A-N E-N-T-I-R-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y!!
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    And so… and to sum up!… what we have, presently, are “P-S-E-U-D-O-D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C P-L-U-R-A-L-I-T-I-E-S (IF EVEN THESE CAN BE ACHIEVED!… E.G., A HILLARY CLINTON PSEUDODEMOCRATIC PLURALITY!)” IN THE G-U-I-S-E OF “D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C-A-L-L-Y E-L-E-C-T-E-D” CANDIDATES! An intolerable situation!… and deserving of both CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES, and TORT ACTION! And!… A-N-Y O-T-H-E-R A-C-C-E-P-T-E-D P-L-U-R-A-L-I-T-Y OTHER THAN A “D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T-I-C P-L-U-R-A-L-I-T-Y” ACCEPTED BY A PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE, AND/ OR BY A PROSPECTIVE VOTER (AND BASED UPON THE “L-E-G-I-T-I-M-A-T-E” “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”, AS AFOREMENTIONED!… AND OTHER, THAN ONE INSTITUTED BY GOD!)!, IS A CANDIDATE, OR VOTER, WHO IS EITHER BLIND TO THE “LEGITIMATE” “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”, OR WHO IS A TRAITOR TO THE “LEGITIMATE” “PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY”! AND!… WHO IS EITHER BLIND, OR A TRAITOR, TO THE COMMON GOOD OF THE PEOPLE!
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    THEREFORE, THE “J-U-S-T ESTABLISHMENT” OF “T-R-U-E DEMOCRATIC PLURALITIES” WITHIN OUR RESPECTIVE REFERENDA, AND ELECTIONS PROCESSES, IS F-U-N-D-A-M-E-N-T-A-L TO THE VERY REALIZATION OF “D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y”!… AND!… WITHOUT WHICH, WE ARE SUBJECT TO MERE OLIGARCHIC WHIM!
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    IT IS OUR DUTY AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME, TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT BEGUN BY LEARNED OTHERS!… TO R-E-S-I-S-T THE SLIDE INTO COMPLACENCY, AND INTO SELF-DOUBT! WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES, AND TO OUR COUNTRY, TO BE VIGILANT IN OUR CAMPAIGN TO OBSTRUCT, UNDERMINE, AND EVENTUALLY OVERTHROW THIS “ADVANCE OF TYRANNY”! AND WITH THAT THOUGHT, I LEAVE YOU WITH THE FOLLOWING…
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5P8G_V5v7g
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