DEMOCRACY AT WORK
Johann Wagener 4-15-13
Unlike crony democracies working class people can actually become president. Buying elections is not the rule but the exception. Being well connected and rich doesn't get someone a free pass.
Unfortunately this doesn't describe the United States but a country that the US claims is run by dictator(s) though they usually don't come to power via the popular vote not bought by the elite class or decided by a court
The headlines are a little deceiving claiming the victor was "hand picked" rather than elected by the majority of voters. But then that's what happens when you have a "free" press that is run by people that pander to their advertisers and political connections.
They are more or less a mouthpiece for the people in power and are compelled to deceive, lie, and spin the news to fit the agenda. It's called propaganda when others do it.
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