84 Comments on "See congressman’s dire warning about US democracy"

  1. Crazy old World | June 3, 2020 at 1:44 AM | Reply

    Stop confusing the power and might of the USA with “the greatest democracy”, that’s the first mistake American make due the repetitious BS they are feed about how great their democracy is.
    Currently America is ranked 25th “best” democracy in the world, and has been down there of years if not decades.

    • FockingElectrons | June 4, 2020 at 4:57 AM | Reply

      @Doctor Buga The US actually is the oldest continuous AND independent democratic (in whatever form) country in the world. There were obviously democratic societies before the US and while the Isle of Man is thought to be the oldest continuous democracy in the world, it is a self-governing British dependency. Iceland also has a very old democratic tradition but they weren’t independent until 1944. It’s a piece of trivia, if nothing else. I don’t think that’s what the Congressman was referring to though as mike suggested. American politicians toot that American Exceptionalism horn all the time, even when the US is demonstrably falling behind in a given category. It’s understandable why they do it, but it’s nice to recognize one’s shortcomings sometimes and work to improve them.

    • Ralph Hester | June 4, 2020 at 5:04 AM | Reply

      Idiots blindly leading the following blind…

    • Mas Dragnil | June 4, 2020 at 8:34 AM | Reply

      @mike garcia That would be India, not the U.S.

    • @Ralph Hester I’m assuming you’re referring to Trump and his believers

    • Freddy Friend | June 4, 2020 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      power and might is not possible without democracy. I have never seen a totalitarian country being mighty and powerful.

  2. Germany woke up after 4 years of killing and destruction; I hope America doesn’t go into the same direction

    • Manny Sabir | June 4, 2020 at 3:07 PM | Reply

      Germany did start the first 2 world wars. America will likely start the 3rd.

    • Trump's a Cunt | June 4, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      @FREEDOM VS. FreeDUMB excuse me let me correct some of your twisted delusional terminology. First of all there is no such thing as “black supremacy” as the black community in the USA is considered a minority group therefore it is impossible that they can be a supremacy. Secondly, trump encouraged white trump supporters waving guns and nazi/confederate flags as they boycotted hospitals during a pandemic because they wanted to go back to work, yet when there’s protests against police brutality towards the black community trump tells the military and police to “dominate” them and be more “harsh”. Yet somehow you seem to twist these events on their head, saying its the other way around. You are a truly delusional, bitter, racist fascist trump supporter who needs to go get some education and therapy.

    • ​@Ivan Karamazov You know nothing about history.You are of course talking about Joseph Stalin not Donald Trump.Remember Stalin?Of course you do.Stalin and the Bolsheviks stirred up chaos in the streets for their revolution.I wonder who is stirring up the mobs on America’s streets?Oh yes let’s not forget Molotov who invented the Molotov cocktail.Remember him?And of course the Bolsheviks called others “fascist”.That sounds like you!And you even know about the Nazis.You are a smart cookie.Let’s see if I know my history.Comrad Stalin killed five million Ukraines before Hitler came to power.Did you forget that comrad.Let’s not forget Beria head of the NKVD who was the Heinrich Himmler of Russia.Remeber Beria don’t you?Of course you do.And Trump demonizes the media.Really?Maybe he really demonizes liars and Bolsheviks who are the media.So I guess I’m one of Trump’s delusional supporters.So glad you reminded me that I’m delusional.So Trump is not smart or clever either?Thank you comrad Ivan for speaking on the behalf of the Bolsheviks in America and the news media.Remember what Beria said,”show me the man and I will find you the crime.”HEIL COMRAD IVAN KARAMAZOV.

    • beatle pete | June 4, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      4 years ?? Wtf are saying,? You’re lucky Trump is not Hitler cuz if he was hitler you liberal demigods would be Six Feet Under. Moron.

    • Exactly. Stop allowing terrorists into the country

  3. MARY WILLIFORD | June 3, 2020 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” Major General James Jackson

    • Flying Toaster | June 4, 2020 at 1:36 AM | Reply

      do something! get this man into public service to oversee POLICE in AMERICA .. and on the RESERVATIONS!

    • Ralph Hester | June 4, 2020 at 5:02 AM | Reply

      You can correct him on small stuff but the substance you’re oblivious to,what you don’t like is to be told how wrong you are…and you know it but can’t no one especially a Black person call you out,but you 1st to correct another…not a master’s mentality,a God mentality and God you’re not… another human like the rest of creation, unless you created your self…

    • Rebecca Williquette | June 4, 2020 at 2:16 PM | Reply

      Beautiful phrase and so accurate

    • MARY WILLIFORD,”We have the useful idiots in the streets fighting for our cause.”Vladimir Lenin.So what’s the point you’re trying to make?You lost me.What country are you talking about?America?Did someone forget to tell you about the three branches of government?Or did someone forget to tell you we have free elections in America and if you don’t like a certain politician you can vote him or her out of office.Are you aware of that?Or do you just like to ramble phrases from figures in the past?Do you know the three branches of government by name?Anyone reading this can weigh in on this.

    • @Rebecca Williquette do you like my beautiful phrase which Lenin said 100 years ago?

  4. Cesar Delgado | June 3, 2020 at 2:40 AM | Reply

    This man has nothing good to say, his endorsement of Biden led to Bernie Sander’s loss of the nomination.

  5. Neglect & Abuse of our people! Tax the 1%!

  6. D. O'Malley | June 3, 2020 at 3:08 AM | Reply

    He’s really scaring me, but it’s so true. November, VOTE. Please VOTE. Our country is almost beyond repair, with the devil’s right hand man…

    • Ivan Karamazov | June 4, 2020 at 3:03 AM | Reply

      I think something needs to be done to restore dialogue among Americans, in particular between the Fox News crowd and everyone else. These hate mongers on the right have been dividing the country for a long, long time, and in their echo chambers and alternative fact silos they make each other and the situation continually worse.

    • @Ivan Karamazov Dialogue with people who have now looted, pillaged and excused the deaths of more than 10x the people of the one person who’s tragic death started this? Why? We talk or you throw another tantrum? You think you deserve respect now? Fear? Conversation? Explain why?
      Where is the rioting happening in over 90 percent of the cases? Democrat cities run by Democrat mayors and Democrat elected officials with Democrat appointed police chiefs and in most cases Democrat governors and legislators but it’s the FOX NEWS types that need to listen? You folks are hilarious. The people YOU supposedly want voted in didn’t take care of the problem and you somehow think more of them will do a better job? No thanks. Happy to be living in a Red state with red mayors, police and governor where half the people I work with are minorities and all the violence on TV at the moment is just an alternative to reality TV while eating popcorn.
      You wanted Democrats in charge – you’ve got them. PS – don’t come to us asking for money to fix all the crap your buddies broke and don’t parade out the poor mother with her children crying about how bad her life is now that her city burned down. Your problem isn’t our problem. Maybe try motivating the locals to clean up their own city and show some decency and respect for others rather than thrown tantrums like kids.
      Anyone with a brain, get out of the low rent areas now – for your families safety if nothing else. Let the rest eat their own until they figure out that civilization must be civilized (it’s kind of the reason the word is what it is.) Dialogue indeed, lol.

    • beatle pete | June 4, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      Nice star !!

  7. The only thing we ever learn from history is that we never learn anything.

    • @Ethan Manifest Destiny at its finest. We will always have the Opressed and Oppressors. Untill the mases change.

    • When I was younger. I went out to Perth Amboy and Elizabeth New Jersey area. I walked into a store. Small deli type store. Before I could even go get something to buy. The owner told me. The Italian market was down the street. Im from California. I was shocked. I told him im not Italian. So he told me the Spanish market is the other way. That was 20 years ago. Ive never forgotten it. Im part. Mexican American. And Native American

    • My Mom my.Step mom to be clear. Introduced my sister and I. To many different cultures. When we were young. This was and is a blessing. Please.go out eat different. Cultures foods. Shop at thier stores. Learn thier.customs and maybe even how to cook a meal that they eat. Your life will be better for it.

    • The faces of the other cops in the Floyd death have just flashed on the TV screen! Now I see why they weren’t shown before. They appear to be from different races! One is Asian, the other looks Latino and the last white. On no, is it possible all races don’t like black? Can that be? Even blacks kill blacks far more than anyone else. What is that all about?

    • Ivan Karamazov | June 4, 2020 at 2:42 AM | Reply

      Sadly true. Too often, lessons need to be learned the hard way, and so history is constantly repeating itself.

  8. varaporn ossieux | June 3, 2020 at 3:13 AM | Reply

    The Wound Obama has tried to heal for years has disappeared in a few days by a dominator in chief. A very sad story.

    • Richard Hammonds | June 3, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply


    • Obama divided this country before this!

    • Knowledge Seeker | June 4, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Reply

      @Paul this country been divided nothing new. the world knows America have major problems with racism. Obama didn’t give us anything. Obama just gave racist people a reason to show their true feelings.

    • @Knowledge Seeker I think you can find racist on both sides if you can’t admit it we will never fix it!

    • varporn ossieux so Obama tried to heal “wounds” for years.I’m white and I don’t care who you are I’m calling you out to show me where Obama tried to heal “wounds”.You’re full of crap and don’t know what you’re talkin about.So tell me what did Obama do.And now you have the nerve to blame the “dominator in chief” for this.You’re an idiot.You heard me.People like you are ignorant.So tell me what did our “dominator in chief”do.Explain it to me what he did.People like you talk a lot.So shut me up and explain to me what”dominator in chief”did.

  9. There’s no more Republican party, there’s only the MAGA party if jackals.

  10. George B. Wolffsohn | June 3, 2020 at 3:54 AM | Reply

    America must choose : democracy or fascism ?

    • H.L. Phillips | June 4, 2020 at 10:04 AM | Reply

      You forgot peace?

    • Tom McDermott | June 4, 2020 at 10:42 AM | Reply

      who is really behaving like fascists? Trump or the Antifa brown shirts?

    • Charles Criswell | June 4, 2020 at 11:57 AM | Reply

      @George B. Wolffsohn Yes I’m gonna sit and watch and wait till the civil war and choose sides than. At this rate It’s inevitable and personally I hate liberals, they ruin our education system SJW’s and radical feminism are pure toxicity. I’m gonna support the winning side in the end I have no intention of supporting the losing side. The thing I hate most about people like you is everything is black and white, democrat republican, pro trump against trump pro racist against racism pro fascism against fascism you people are the reason nothing ever gets solved because instead of trying to solve an issue without choosing a side you try to force people in this radical viewpoint by labeling them names like racist racist sexist. I hate the left more than the right, but I also don’t believe the right has our best interest at heart.So I’m gonna ride this out wait for the inevitable civil war and choose the winning side than.

    • George B. Wolffsohn | June 4, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      @Tom McDermott Trump and his REPUBLINAZI Brownshirts.

    • George B. Wolffsohn | June 4, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Charles Criswell I’m personally confused about how being a social justice warrior would be an insult. I would think that anyone who calls themselves christian would be involved with social justice.

  11. Forrest Behr | June 3, 2020 at 3:56 AM | Reply

    “What borders on insanity?”
    Canada and Mexico

  12. Robert Michel | June 3, 2020 at 4:36 AM | Reply

    Wisdom that we need at this time in our history!

    • Trump has been right about more things than any other President! He will get in again – and you know that. God Bless America.

    • Steven Lamb | June 4, 2020 at 1:22 AM | Reply

      I hope your very very wrong!!!

    • Paldeus Jaco | June 4, 2020 at 1:29 AM | Reply

      I wish everyone spoke like this. I suppose it’s hard to do. But i get torn with caring and the rioters and the vile of others that make me swing back the other way. This at least helped me calm down a bit to know someone like this great man is active in govt. We need to listen to each other better and I don’t know how we got here, but it seems we stopped listening and having no empathy for either side. I am tired of feeling like its all my fault and then the only way to fix it is for me to die <<< this is why we have Trump. Trump isn't the cause but the symptom of brow beatings and no measurable objectives. Biden comes along and says hes going to fix it with a commission. WE have had that, all its going to do is send out reports, yep there's still poor black folk, yep many black folk died this year. So the division keeps on keeping on. To quote a show, Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head, all the time... Can you understand?" -John Coffey, The Green Mile

    • Flying Toaster | June 4, 2020 at 1:34 AM | Reply

      Lets ask him to be on the first council that oversees policing in america!

  13. Doctor Alex | June 3, 2020 at 4:44 AM | Reply

    Slight correction needed to his description – “The pendulum moves to the right, then swings back to the centre-right, then back to the right again.” I fear many of you have no idea how skewed your political system is.

    • Johnathan Waters | June 4, 2020 at 2:09 AM | Reply

      And many who are aware of this, but largely powerless to change it. Hundreds of thousands of Occupy, Yang Gang and Bernie Bro’s are keenly aware of this.
      What do you suppose the far future holds when climate catastrophe, old third-world nation numbers of starving and desperate people look back on the veneer of RW-isms that keep spoiled citizens bamboozled to “exceptionalism” and/or the rich laughing all the way to the bank now? All the while sentencing their progeny to clean up the mess and EAT the rich foolish enough to think their money will continue to protect them and their offspring in worldwide drought and famine they created? Catastrophe that will make the Dust Bowl look like a short era of shortsightedness, and sharing meager resources is all we have left… get that double entendre there? There’s the right that only fight with forced might, then there’s what is LEFT.
      There are those who are keenly aware that even the Trumpers mostly are the 99 percent, what ratio is inevitable? No one will be fooled by the likes of Trumpism when there’s nothing to eat from the dry land, the dead oceans, and savoring, hoarding every drop of fresh water that falls like gold to survive the dry spells.
      Damn fools keep that pendulum from it’s full swing, but they’re slowly breaking the strands of rope strong enough to keep it there.
      Sorry, didn’t mean to get so dark with this. But it’s what I see coming.

    • Ivan Karamazov | June 4, 2020 at 3:20 AM | Reply

      @Johnathan Waters Climate change requires a global effort if it is to be averted. With or without the US, China, India and every other large country also needs to implement significant changes, and I don’t see China or India doing that so far. We could clean up our economy and it wouldn’t help much with the rest of the world carrying on as it has been.

    • FockingElectrons | June 4, 2020 at 5:25 AM | Reply

      @Ivan Karamazov China literally leads the world in renewable energy generation (absolute figures) and is approaching 30% of their total electricity generation from renewable sources (currently around 27%). They are arguably pushing harder than anyone else right now because it’s a huge power play for the Chinese government. India currently generates about 22% of its electricity from renewable sources but has the lowest absolute figures. The US currently sits ~17% electricity generation from renewable sources. In absolute figures, the US generation from renewable sources is about the same as China in 2010. The US also consumes significantly more energy per capita than China or India (the gap is closing for China though). The US will benefit significantly more from a massive reduction in consumption where possible. It’s not an easy switch for such a large country home to a culture of excess.

  14. As the late great Bob Marley sang: ‘if you know your history, you will know where you are coming from and where you are going.’

    • Israel shall rise with the return of the real children

    • Rasta dont work for no c.i.a. arm in arm we fight this little trouble.some are leaves some are branches i and i natty roots.here come the con man coming with his con plan.we dont take no bribes we gotta stay alive.one love.chant down babylon

    • Yes! Read the history and the facts. Unfortunately you wont find either here.

    • Doc Silver well said!

  15. Mr. Heng Official | June 3, 2020 at 6:39 AM | Reply

    “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
    The Declaration of Independence

    • Michael Stewart | June 4, 2020 at 1:56 AM | Reply

      Richard Hammonds thank you for demonstrating to all my friends out there and on here what I have been preaching for awhile now, mainly that: “there is absolutely no point in trying to engage a trumptard or trumpette in an intelligent debate”, because you lack the brain cells to comprehend and accept even a modicum of reality and facts. You are drunk on his cool aid. Wow. He is great though I give you that. He is the greatest conman to have become the most powerful man in the world. He conned half a nation. Amazing.

    • Ivan Karamazov | June 4, 2020 at 2:57 AM | Reply

      @Richard Hammonds Except not at all.

    • Ivan Karamazov | June 4, 2020 at 2:59 AM | Reply

      @Michael Stewart Indeed. Trumpers are basically the same as creationists and conspiracy theories. All three, for that matter, are groups that largely intersect, and the same paranoid thinking fuels all of these shared beliefs.

    • Sleepless InSeattle | June 4, 2020 at 6:19 PM | Reply

      @Michael Stewart 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏✌️💜💯

    • Yellow Feather | June 4, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      @Mr. Heng Official, the operative words here are “free people.” We lost the War of Independence thus we are not FREE!!!

  16. “I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” – Matt Foley

  17. plowshare 1963 | June 3, 2020 at 8:15 AM | Reply

    Becoming a Theocracy. If history has taught us anything is that Religion and politics do not work.

  18. DAVID J OBRIEN | June 3, 2020 at 1:08 PM | Reply

    “To stand in the rain you get wet” David OBrien

  19. Rep James Clyburn is a very intelligent student of Life. Thank you sir.

  20. When you’re 4 Stars General speak dramatically like this you know there is something wrong on your Potus.

    • he could do a coup d’étas

    • Jay Mendoza how much do you know about this 4 star general.Do you know what he stands for?Did you ever hear him speak?Well Trump wanted to pull our troops out of Afghanistan and gen.Mattis opposed it.Did you know that?Of course you didn’t know because you assume like every other idiot that if this person opposes Trump then he knows something that you don’t.Since you have a lot to say Trump is the only person in the world who is standing up against China.Do you agree with Trump or not.Simple question.Simple answer.Yes I support Trump on China or no I don’t support Trump on china.

    • Jay Mendoza | June 4, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      The military is one of the most overwhelmingly respected institutions by far. The fact that these Generals not just Gen. Mattis actually a lot of Generals which I can name a few… directly and indirectly opposed and criticize His policies and how he runs this country will tell you that there is something wrong and needed to be fix!!!!! Most importantly People just don’t go to the street for no reason.

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