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Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked'
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked' By Daniel Strauss - 03/13/12 10:18 AM ET

Al Gore said on Tuesday that America's democracy "has been hacked" and advocated for the use of digital tools to improve the government.

Speaking to the high-tech crowd at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, the former vice president said that social media and digital technology should be used to "change the democratic conversation."

"Our democracy has been hacked," Gore said, according to CNN. "It no longer works, in the main, to serve the interests of our people."

He also urged the audience to begin a new, online "Occupy Democracy" movement, according to The Associated Press.

Gore went on to describe his vision for a "wiki-democracy" of "digital flash mobs calling out the truth" and "a government square that holds people accountable."

His comments came during a panel with Sean Parker, who founded Napster and helped start Facebook.

Both men said that digital tools and social media could be used to counteract the influence of money in politics, urging people to do more than "like" something on Facebook.

"It's not enough to take that small action online," said Parker, who was portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the move "The Social Network." "A referral or notification is not really the same thing as showing up at a protest or actually opening up your wallet."

Gore also criticized the Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case, which helped increase the influence of super-PACs in elections.

"When we win the conversation, then the pressure can be put on the politicians and elected officials to do the right thing," Gore said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; algoredemocracy; constitutionrepublic; democrats; irrelevant; liberallunacy
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To: WilliamofCarmichael; chris37

Let him keep talking.....as you both said....we do NOT live in a “democracy”....ours is a Republic....he, and his marxist pals just WISH and WANT a “democracy.”


51 posted on 03/13/2012 9:00:06 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Sub-Driver
Algore, the world is still laughing at you and your involvement with the Fisker electric car fiasco. I'll bet that you were the one that came up with the name ‘Karma’, too. Just brilliant, Al, just brilliant.
52 posted on 03/13/2012 9:02:09 AM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: xtinct

I liked it better when this nitwit was talking to a masseuse about his “chakra”.


53 posted on 03/13/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Lazamataz
...he has stumbled into the most important battlefield in the coming 20 years. We need to respond.

That's true, Laz. We can't surrender this to the libs. We need to become as aware of the possibilities of the 'social media' as they, and use them!

54 posted on 03/13/2012 9:06:41 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Gene Eric

“What a #ing thug communist.”

.... under the perverse impression that he’s still important.


55 posted on 03/13/2012 9:06:51 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Sub-Driver

The Republic got hacked by liberals long before I was born.


56 posted on 03/13/2012 9:07:32 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

er we’re a republic , something these idiots seem unable to comprehend or just ignore.

That pesky pesky pesky constitution, it certainly slows down their agenda


57 posted on 03/13/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Hi, hope all is well with you and the family up there.

I’m sick and tired of reminding people, especially teens that we are a republic not a frigging democracy.


58 posted on 03/13/2012 9:16:51 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Our democracy has been hacked," Gore said, according to CNN. "It no longer works, in the main, to serve the interests of our people."

59 posted on 03/13/2012 9:17:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: All

And who will “own” this “occupy democracy” website? Could it be Gore?

And how much more money will FB make if more people “like” something?

And how many left wing sheeple will do what these two suggest?


60 posted on 03/13/2012 9:18:38 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought Sedition was illegal


61 posted on 03/13/2012 9:18:50 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman
I thought Sedition was illegal

Only when Democrats are in office.

62 posted on 03/13/2012 9:22:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’ll never happen. The Democrats don’t believe in Democracy.


63 posted on 03/13/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, Al. Our REPUBLIC has been hacked by people like you who call it a democracy.


64 posted on 03/13/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Terry Mross

I don’t think even many on the left like Al Gore. He is just an old dull fat white guy who lost. He is like so 1990’s.

When he lost the election, today’s college students were 8 years old.


65 posted on 03/13/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: dfwgator

You mean, only against us out here...Tea Party people? but they can run around inciting chaos, rebellion and advocate overthrowing the system and it’s ok? Is that what you mean?

*Facepalm*

lost my head there...


66 posted on 03/13/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: manc
Hey, manc - things are good here. Hope you're enjoying this nice, warm early spring in your little corner of Florida as well.

It has definitely become a source of irritation to me that America's increasingly miseducated "youts" don't know the difference between a democracy and a republic and what's worse: their unionized school teachers do not or will not correct them.

67 posted on 03/13/2012 9:45:47 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This country wasn’t founded as a democracy. Not sure what it is now though.


68 posted on 03/13/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: listenhillary
Is that photo real? Must be pretty old. Albert hasn't been that thin since he started comforting himself on a triple dose Twinkie diet Jan. 20, 2001.

If a tree falls in the room and there isn't a handy black fellow to catch it ...

69 posted on 03/13/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Sub-Driver
Al Gore said on Tuesday that America's democracy "has been hacked" and advocated for the use of digital tools to improve the government.

Gore is only 'hacked' that Obama was able to do what Gore wanted to do.

I guess he will just have to go to his reward being satisfied with having "invented" the Internet . . . . . . . . . and the global warming hoax!

70 posted on 03/13/2012 10:00:33 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hay dumb-ass, we know your dad bought your grades and you were two stupid to get a degree. But damn, it is a republic, not a democracy.
71 posted on 03/13/2012 10:05:51 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Gene Eric
“digital flash mobs calling out the truth”
Brownshirts with smartphones.
72 posted on 03/13/2012 10:44:18 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Sub-Driver
Flash mob for the truth? People showing up en masse for protests. I seem to remember a lot of those in 2009 and 2010. Let's see how Al Gore reacted:

“Single-minded proponents of a dangerous and extremist agenda are working feverishly to roll back every Democratic gain we’ve ever made,”

“The Tea Partiers now calling the shots in the Republican Party won’t back away from their radical agenda.”

So, if the wrong people do it we have a "dangerous and extremist agenda"

As for extreme use of power, all of that comes from the government. Toyota cannot force me to buy a car. Ford cannot force me to buy a car. Government Motors ... well, they can force me to pay for a car when their friends in Washington are involved. The cure to these problems are reducing the power and range of operation (and budget) of the government, not increasing it. If you increase it to have your "government square that holds people accountable", you will soon end up with show trials including the question "are you now or have you ever been a Ford owner?" when the government decides that not enough people are buying Chevy Volts.

Also, Al, you digital tool, here is some binary logic you should be able to understand: Bush won, you zero.

73 posted on 03/13/2012 10:44:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Really, Algore? Tell us WHO’S done the hacking and what evidence you have that it’s happened.

Oh, wait... you’re not big on the substantiation thing, are you...

It appears now that you’ve milked your Glo-bull Warming cash cow to its end, you’re on to the next new snake-oil pitch... right, fatboy?


74 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too much.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A call for more propaganda. Goebbels would be proud.


75 posted on 03/13/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Al... do you still make the claim your Mommy used to sing you to sleep with the “Union Label” song...

...when you were 27 years old?

And to think the country was sooooo close to electing your bizarre self to the Presidency.

Many times over the years, I have thanked God for Ralph Nader.


76 posted on 03/13/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too much.)
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To: Lazamataz

I think we are responding, by freely calling him a crackpot would-be tyrant right here.


77 posted on 03/13/2012 6:36:25 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

The response has to be meaningful.


78 posted on 03/14/2012 3:15:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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