By Nick Bernabe
2016 is the year many, many Americans began to question whether or not our elections, and to a lesser extent, our democracy (insert “it’s a constitutional republic, big difference!” here) are rigged. As I’ve argued many times in the past year, there is plenty of evidence suggesting these skeptical Americans are, indeed, onto something with their suspicions.
But the corporate media has come out in defense of America’s “democracy” — and political elites are defending the system, too. In the wake of Trump’s recent rhetoric regarding the “rigged” system, the ruling class of the United States is peddling the fiction that somehow Trump’s irresponsible sensationalism is solely to blame for the newfound feelings of illegitimacy plaguing our elections.
Take, for example, Monday’s POLITICO piece entitled “What if Trump won’t accept defeat?”:
“Trump’s [rigged election] words are having an effect. Just 38 percent…
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Exit polling of voters should surprise many and scare others as well.
Yes it should surprise most, but do you think the actual “polling” that’s done is reported factually?
At least some people are waking up…that’s a good thing.