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anonymous:
Funny, it's the Democrats who can't seem the accept the results of elections.

The editorial is gibberish.

First past the post elections award power to the winner. That's a feature not a bug.

NC isn't limiting anyone based upon 'born identities,' a prime example of noxious leftist doublespeak.

Taking away power from the executive and bringing it back to the legislature is more not less democracy.

Leftist pseudo-experts like this guy are one reason the Democrats lost the last election. More and more people see through their bullshit.

If he really cared about democracy, he'd be writing about the rape of the republic under Obama.
12:59 am — Saturday, 24 December 2016
Publius:
At first it was kind of funny, and I say this with 100% seriousness, but I think Gruber may need counseling or something to deal with this election.
2:07 am — Saturday, 24 December 2016
Mr. Reality:
ALTERNATIVE THESES:
ONE: Gruber is losing his mind. No one cares about Harvard studies of North Carolina politics. Not what we come here for. He is so wrapped up in his identity politics that he simply doesn't care what his audience wants.

TWO . . . he may be trying to actively pivot this site in light of Apple not making anything new for the foreseeable future. He sees that complaint-politics will be a big trending topic (and Apple not so much) that could land him on top of site traffic rankings again. So he is being a businessperson and pivoting. Unfortunately, I think most of his old audience will simply go away.
2:17 pm — Saturday, 24 December 2016
ass:
Reality, I think those are both plausible. The problem with thesis 2 is that Grubs adds no unique insight and has no political birdies. You can find links to political articles all over the interwebs.
4:49 pm — Saturday, 24 December 2016
Cant Stump!:
Grubes is such an idiot. Also, Merry Christmas!
5:01 pm — Saturday, 24 December 2016
anonymous:
Happy Holidays to you, Cant Stump!
7:12 pm — Saturday, 24 December 2016
anonymous:
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! (Yes, Christmas, not holidays).

Next 8 years are gonna be incredible as all these pseudo-intellectual libtards fall deeper into their depression and lose the little mind they have left. I'll be keking like a retard for a very long time.

9:18 pm — Saturday, 24 December 2016
anonymous:
Happy holidays, anonymous!

Did you ejaculate as hard as I did when Trump won? If not, you need to rethink how devoted a supporter you are.

Tweet Donnie a tribute for Xmas!
10:29 pm — Saturday, 24 December 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
ROFL. Yeah, a state that had elections that didn't fit the leftist ideal (FUCK ID FOR VOTING, MORE POWER TO THE GOVERNOR) is "not a democracy".

What's not really funny is that he actually believes that.
2:24 am — Sunday, 25 December 2016
Aaron Burr:
I think Grubs should definitely send the Hillary campaign another check as he was apt to post before when the Libs thought Hillary was a shoe in, but then the greatest loss in Presidential election history happened.
5:19 pm — Sunday, 25 December 2016
anonymous:
Just a reminder...

![hillary biggest loser](https://i.imgur.com/EMa1KNr.jpg)
9:06 pm — Sunday, 25 December 2016
AnonYmous:
Hello DFWC!

I'm tanned, rested, and ready to beat Gruber like a gong.


If the NC districts really are illegal someone could bring it to the Supremes; they have a history of ruling about such things. In fact, the Supremes just ruled on an interesting "one vote one person" case.


The fact is it probably isn't illegal, which is why nobody's brought a case and the Left is reduced to whiny articles bemoaning their lack of power.
7:11 am — Monday, 26 December 2016
Repent & Believe:
If only we were a REPUBLIC and not a DEMOCRACY he wouldn't be able to complain... Oh, wait a second...
6:38 pm — Monday, 26 December 2016
AnonYmous:
Gruber strikes me as someone who hasn't been paying attention to political topics and has just now discovered the Real World.


Here Gruber, look up the word "gerrymandering."


Or, you can ponder this: should congressional seats be allocated by the count of citizens in a state or the population of a state?


If the latter, why should that be? Why should non-citizens get representation and consideration in the political process?
9:13 pm — Monday, 26 December 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
FYI:

http://andrewgelman.com/2017/01/02/about-that-bogus-claim-that-north-carolina-is-no-longer-a-democracy/

There is no way North Korea is better than North Carolina, which is what this study showed.

Its highly flawed.
8:25 pm — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
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