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The National Review argues for fewer and "better" voters

Translation: We only want white people to vote

What's hysterical is that conservatives think people who voted for a reality show clown are the "better voters"

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by Anonymousreply 12Last Thursday at 4:41 AM

Might media be better presented by fewer magazines with better writers?

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 9:52 AM

I mean at least they are admitting it, they don't want everyone to be able to vote. That is mantra of the right, stopping non-white people from voting.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 9:54 AM

Sick fuks.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 10:00 AM

[quote]Republicanism is Facsimile

You're not wrong, but that's probably not what you meant to say.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 10:15 AM

As others have pointed out there seems to be a concerted movement among the current Republicans to make the case that we are a Federation and NOT a Democracy.

Somewhat related: as much as you can stand it, listen to the language around the Derek Chauvin expected verdict. I believe the right is either planning to instigate violence or create such themselves.

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by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 10:28 AM

The National Review is sick fucking joke

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 10:53 AM

[quote] Democracy is, in theory, a self-improving system. Conservatism will always oppose it as the oppose anything which might change the status quo.

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by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 10:53 AM

You want it, you got it!

Let's only let people with advanced degrees vote! We'll see how many elections Republicans win....

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 10:55 AM

Thing is, r8, Biden won most of the counties with highly educated voters. Education is not what they have in mind when they speak of “better” voters.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 10:59 AM

Having only the highly educated elite vote would eliminate most Trump voters and a big portion of Democratic voters.

Not advocating for such a practice, but most voters are poorly informed on the issues, may vote based just on a single issue, don't think critically, and couldn't pass a 7th grade civics test.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 11:22 AM

If you actually read the article, rather than relying on OP, it's somewhat tongue in cheek and meanders through many of the points that early opponents of democracy made: that the majority of people are stupid and will vote for policies that don't hang together, e.g, lower taxes but higher government spending, and he points out that slavery would still be legal if there had been a referendum on it in 1861.

It continues to meander and really doesn't make any points--at the beginning he grumbles about people having to fill out 1040s to pay taxes so why not fill something out to vote, but then notes that intelligent 16 year olds might reach better decisions than people much older than them....

Seemed hastily put together without much of a point and a few snarky comments at the front.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 11:25 AM
by Anonymousreply 12Last Thursday at 4:41 AM
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