FromAshesRise Banned Oct 27, 2017 923 Jun 1, 2018 #301 John Rabbit said: The democratic process is not a strawman. You were calling for Barack Obama to flagrantly overstep his bounds as President and ignore both the rule of law and the democratic process over what at the time was purely an ideological difference between parties (it may prove that actual illegal activity occurred, but we're still waiting on an investigation). That's authoritarianism, not democracy. How do you think the Conservative wing of this country would have reacted to that? How do you think they would react once in a position of power? Click to expand... Click to shrink... We don’t live in a democracy. The US is a republic. And yes, I think it was honestly a failure of Obama to not demand a re-election at least, or flat out refuse to give up the Presidency to Trump at worst. I couldn’t give less of a fuck if neo nazis and white supremacists cried about it. The police and the military should ideally be used to put those fuckers in their place - rather than innocent pocs or folks in other countries. To be clear - I’m not for authoritarianism. I don’t believe fascism and neo Nazi ideals should be allowed to have a major political voice in this country. Those are two exclusive ideas and your tacit attempt at invoking horseshoe theory is wrong.