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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Dark Horse(Election Night-2012) on: March 20, 2009, 01:33:20 pm
I should have completed this before I stop posting, could you please remove your maps please.

This is the results I was going to go with:



Burr wins.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Forum Republican Caucus on: March 08, 2009, 07:28:42 am
I second Torie for leader and nominate Phil for Whip.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Paul Ryan on: March 07, 2009, 04:38:43 pm
Very Postive.
4  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The big 5: 2012 Republican Nominee? on: March 06, 2009, 05:53:49 pm
Mitt Romney.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What would a ... victory look like ? on: March 06, 2009, 05:51:37 pm


What about James Weaver win in 1892
6  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Obama vs Romney in 2012 on: March 04, 2009, 12:40:26 am


7  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: What's your guess RE: current state-by-state GOP primary map? on: March 03, 2009, 05:00:42 pm
8  General Politics / Economics / Re: Dow Jones now below 7000. on: March 02, 2009, 05:19:02 pm
I'm not sure if this is true or not, that is why I am asking.

The other day me and my friends were talking about the economy and he said that the economy didn't start getting bad until after the midterm elections in 06(when Democrats took control). After that everything went down hill fast.

Is it true the economy started to get bad after 2006?
9  General Politics / Economics / Re: Dow Jones now below 7000. on: March 02, 2009, 03:54:14 pm
So when is this spending bill going to start working?Huh
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List on: March 02, 2009, 01:26:26 pm
Overall, the PoliticsForum quiz considers you a theist, free-trade, non-absolutist, liberal-market kind of person.

These characteristics would put you in the overall category of libertarian. Your natural home at PoliticsForum would be the Liberalism area.

Below, on this page, is an analysis of the (up to) eight categories that you were sorted into above, and an explanation of how you scored on the eight scales used to determine these categorisations.

The pages following this one show the breakdown of results for all participants on each question. You can freely navigate through the pages by using the hyperlinks in the top right of each page.

 

 
Individual vs Social
"The individualist believes that society works best through a focus on individual rights, freedoms, actions and responsibilities. The social thinker believes that the ideal state should focus more upon collective action and take a social approach to rights and responsibilities."
   
     
Individual  Social
     
  You scored 53 out of 100 on a scale of Individual vs Social. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to value the need for group actions and group benefit over individual enterprise and benefit.

45% of test takers were more individual than you.
53% of test takers were more social than you.
   

 
Theist vs Materialist
"The materialist believes that all objective criteria to influence politics can be reasonably derived without recourse to the divine or the spiritual. The theist believes that spiritual beliefs are important and should influence government policy."
   
     
Theist  Materialist
     
  You scored 23 out of 100 on a scale of Theist vs Materialist. This means that politically you are less likely to believe that religion and spirituality are superstitions that should not inform political debate.

7% of test takers were more theist than you.
92% of test takers were more materialist than you.
   
 

 
Big Government vs Small Government
"The big government advocate believes that governments should be responsible for regulating a wide array of social practices, even what might be considered personal decisions such as abortion, euthanasia, children's education and births. A small government advocate thinks that, wherever possible, these issues should be up to individuals or companies to direct."
   
     
Big Gov  Small Gov
     
  You scored 58 out of 100 on a scale of Big Government vs Small Government. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to believe that government should keep out of legislating social policies, leaving such decisions to individuals.

49% of test takers were more big government than you.
48% of test takers were more small government than you.
   

 
Nationalist vs Internationalist
"The nationalist believes in the sovereign rule of nation states, particularly his or her own. The internationalist believes that there should be more important international fora and perhaps, ultimately, international government."
   
     
National  International
     
  You scored 48 out of 100 on a scale of Nationalist vs Internationalist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to favour international bodies over national ones.

31% of test takers were more nationalist than you.
68% of test takers were more internationalist than you.
   

 
Protectionist vs Free Trader
"The protectionist believes in barriers against free trade most probably due to a belief that this is in his or her country's interests. The free trader rejects such notions, believing that the system ultimately suffers when tariffs, subsidies and other obstacles to free trade persist."
   
     
Protection  Free-Trade
     
  You scored 63 out of 100 on a scale of Protectionist vs Free Trader. This means that politically you are more likely to favour free trade over protectionist policies.

65% of test takers were more protectionist than you.
33% of test takers were more pro free trade than you.
   

 
Absolutist vs Non-Absolutist
"The absolutist believes that either a divine presence or scientific laws provide absolute truths about the world, which can and should be applied in practise. The non-absolutist may be either a relativist, or simply someone who is more pragmatic."
   
     
Absolute  Non-Absolute
     
  You scored 67 out of 100 on a scale of Absolutist vs Non Absolutist. This means that politically you are less likely to believe that there is an absolute truth that may guide your ideological beliefs.

84% of test takers were more absolutist than you.
13% of test takers were more non-absolutist than you.
   

 
Controlled Market vs Liberal Market
"Both of these categories assume a capitalist system. Assuming this system, the controlled market believer holds that government should intervene in regulating a nation's economy: wage laws, environmental standards, privatised industries and workplace relations policy. A liberal market thinker believes that such regulation is unnecessary and often counter-productive."
   
     
Controlled  Liberal
     
  You scored 66 out of 100 on a scale of Controlled Market vs Liberal Market. This means that politically you are less likely to believe that there is need for government regulation of industry.

83% of test takers were more controlled market thinkers than you.
16% of test takers were more liberal market thinkers than you.
   

 
Marxist vs Non-Marxist
"This scale purports to show to what extent you follow the thought and teachings of Marx. Marxists tend to be scientific, materialist and revolutionary, believe in class struggle and the laws of historical and dialectic materialism."
   
     
Marxist  Non-Marxist
     
  You scored 56 out of 100 on a scale of Marxist vs Non-Marxist. This means that politically you are neither more nor less likely to follow the philosophies of Marx.

71% of test takers were more Marxist than you.
27% of test takers were more non-Marxist than you.
 
11  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Bold prediction: Where does Obama win on: March 02, 2009, 01:06:01 pm
None of them.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List on: March 02, 2009, 11:58:25 am
Moderate Libertarian Conservative
Personal Score  52%   
Economic Score  58%





Top 10
(From best match to least match in top 10)

1. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)
2. Jim Jeffords(R-VT)
3. Evan Bayh(D-IN)
4. Judd Gregg(R-NH)
5. Richard Lugar(R-IN)
6. Debbie Stabenow(D-MI)
7. Trent Lott(R-MS)
8. Chuck Grassley(R-IA)
9. Don Nickles(R-OK)
10. Jonh Edwards(D-NC)

Bottom 10
(From least match to best match in bottom 10)

1. Lisa Murkowski(R-AK)
2. Ron Wyden(D-OR)
3. Ted Kennedy(D-MA)
4. Chris Dodd(D-CT)
5.Zell Miller(D-GA)
6. Mark Pryor(D-AR)
7. Paul Wellstone(D-MN)
8. John Rockefeller(D-WV)
9.Tom Daschle(D-SD)
10. Jon Corzine(D-NJ)
13  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Did Noah's Ark actually happen? on: February 28, 2009, 12:50:03 pm
A global flood?  No.

As we all know, flood stories are prominent in many cultures.  As we also know, there were, in fact, catastrophic floods as late as 6000 BC caused by the end of the last Ice Age.

The story is based on something, I think is the important thing.

^^^^^^

Then I guess the following people were deceived:
Moses (Genesis)
writer of 1Chron
Job
Eliphaz
Isaiah
Ezekiel
Luke
Paul
writer of Hebrews
Peter
Jesus (spoke about Noah in Matthew 24; Luke 17)
God (spoke to Noah in Genesis, and spoke about Noah to Isaiah and Ezekiel)


It amazes me that people can believe God made the entire universe out of nothing, yet doubt his ability to flood a tiny speck of the universe named "Earth"


It amazes me that people can believe either of these things.

It amazes me that people don't believe in a higher power, no matter which God it is. I mean something had to make everything we see...

That just raises the question "then what made God?" - quite often the answer given is "nobody, he always existed". (not saying this is your belief, just a generality) Isn't that really just the same? If you can believe that one thing exists without a creative force behind it, then why is it so strange for another person to believe another thing exists without a creative force behind it?

I guess because I grew up believing in a higher power(God), I'm not going to say the way I think is right or wrong because I wasn't there, it amazes me that people who believe in the big bang think someone believing in a higher power is crazy. When it takes the same amount of faith to believe that the matter the made everything has always been there as it does to believe that a higher power has always been there.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Is the Republican South Starting to Crack? on: February 28, 2009, 09:50:45 am
Somewhat. Just the More "Atlantic" States (Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida) are becoming swing states. The Gulf States (Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, etc.) are staying GOP.  But as they lose states in the south, they gain in places like Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania.

Michigan : Obama +16%, democratic 2004-2008 trend
Wisconsin : Obama +13%, democratic 2004-2008 trend
Pennsylvania : Obama +10%

Actually, they have more chances to win Minnesota.

Actually, MI, WI and PA were trending Republican until this year. Obama was just the right kind of candidate for MI and WI.
15  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Did Noah's Ark actually happen? on: February 28, 2009, 02:11:17 am
A global flood?  No.

As we all know, flood stories are prominent in many cultures.  As we also know, there were, in fact, catastrophic floods as late as 6000 BC caused by the end of the last Ice Age.

The story is based on something, I think is the important thing.

^^^^^^

Then I guess the following people were deceived:
Moses (Genesis)
writer of 1Chron
Job
Eliphaz
Isaiah
Ezekiel
Luke
Paul
writer of Hebrews
Peter
Jesus (spoke about Noah in Matthew 24; Luke 17)
God (spoke to Noah in Genesis, and spoke about Noah to Isaiah and Ezekiel)


It amazes me that people can believe God made the entire universe out of nothing, yet doubt his ability to flood a tiny speck of the universe named "Earth"


It amazes me that people can believe either of these things.

It amazes me that people don't believe in a higher power, no matter which God it is. I mean something had to make everything we see...
16  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Palin leads GOP poll on: February 27, 2009, 05:54:29 pm
We don't even know if Palin or Huckabee will run for the nom, and if they do I don't think they will win. Also right now its just any polls will be base off who is better known.
17  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Best Republican ticket for '12? on: February 26, 2009, 04:32:56 pm
Huntsman/Crist
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Josh22 is a Republican again?! on: February 26, 2009, 04:28:45 pm
Shouldnt you get rid of the Obama 08 then? Or does it add to the joke image? Im not sure I get the joke....Or that you do. Tongue

You can't its on there until Dave takes it off.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Josh22 is a Republican again?! on: February 26, 2009, 04:28:13 pm
Or maybe because the leader of the Democratic Party, President Obama is spending and spending billions of dollar making programs that only the Federal government is only going to pay for two year. After that two years the state have to foot the bill which will cause state to have to raise taxes to pay for the programs Obama wants. Also this programs he is making will give the government control of 70% of our life. I don't want the government to tell me how to spend my money or give my money that I make to someone who is at home sitting on their a$$ collected a welfare check each month.  Also I don't think its right that he is not going to cut taxes on big bussines so they can create job instead of shipping the jobs over seas.

Also I'm not a republican I'm just have the avatar because it is Duke Blue! I'm and Indy but I hate the ugly color of green.

Your ideology is phonier than Constine's.

Ok whatever you say because you know it all.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Josh22 is a Republican again?! on: February 26, 2009, 03:29:26 pm
Or maybe because the leader of the Democratic Party, President Obama is spending and spending billions of dollar making programs that only the Federal government is only going to pay for two year. After that two years the state have to foot the bill which will cause state to have to raise taxes to pay for the programs Obama wants. Also this programs he is making will give the government control of 70% of our life. I don't want the government to tell me how to spend my money or give my money that I make to someone who is at home sitting on their a$$ collected a welfare check each month.  Also I don't think its right that he is not going to cut taxes on big bussines so they can create job instead of shipping the jobs over seas.

Also I'm not a republican I'm just have the avatar because it is Duke Blue! I'm and Indy but I hate the ugly color of green.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Republican mayor sends e-mail with Watermelons on White House lawn on: February 26, 2009, 01:06:24 pm
How about we all just do whatever the hell we want without worrying about what others think?  This gets way too complicated.  The truth is that this mayor is a freedom fighter, and those complaining about it are fighting that freedom.  So they can all go to hell.

You should move to AL, you will find people like yourself there.
22  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Huntsman calls GOP congressional leadership "inconsequential" on: February 26, 2009, 01:03:43 pm
Huntsman is an idiot and has no conception of where the Republican Party is going.  McCain II, anyone?

And where is the republican party going?

Right.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA you are funny right there. If the move right they will never win another election in the United States of America.

What makes you say this?  When I say they are going "right" I mean in relation to McCain.  Remember that Huntsman was a big supporter of John McCain.  But the Republican Party is moving right, not left, moving toward personalities and policies like those of Palin and Jindal.

Huntsman will not get the nomination.  For two reasons (there's more, but the two main reasons): He's Mormon.  Second, traditional conservatives are going to be very suspicious of him and they will always be especially when he talks about supporting civil unions or whatnot.  Many Republicans talk about going back to their principles, but Huntsman never had any of these principles to begin with.  That is a serious problem.

Primary issues for Republicans:
1. Abortion
2. Gay marriage
3. Immigration
4. Guns
5. Foreign policy
6. Small government
7. Tax cuts

Only candidates with conservative positions on these issues will be the nominee in 2012.  Huntsman is Republican only because of his support for business interests.  That is not a good place to be.  The Republican Party is going to become more populist, more conservative, and yes, more religious.  Do not expect the Republican Party to embrace gay marriage, civil unions, or anything like that anytime soon.

No I knew what you were talking about and Palin and Jindal will never win an election, they are to far right. In a normal year Obama wouldn't have won because he is to far left. Most Presidents are Moderate right to Moderate left.

Also if the Republican party want to win over new voters, because most of their voters are dieing off(old people), then they need to move toward the middle on gay marriage, abortion etc.

Huh

How is he so far left again?

Just look at his voting record in the Senate...
23  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Huntsman calls GOP congressional leadership "inconsequential" on: February 26, 2009, 12:11:12 pm
Huntsman is an idiot and has no conception of where the Republican Party is going.  McCain II, anyone?

And where is the republican party going?

Right.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA you are funny right there. If the move right they will never win another election in the United States of America.

What makes you say this?  When I say they are going "right" I mean in relation to McCain.  Remember that Huntsman was a big supporter of John McCain.  But the Republican Party is moving right, not left, moving toward personalities and policies like those of Palin and Jindal.

Huntsman will not get the nomination.  For two reasons (there's more, but the two main reasons): He's Mormon.  Second, traditional conservatives are going to be very suspicious of him and they will always be especially when he talks about supporting civil unions or whatnot.  Many Republicans talk about going back to their principles, but Huntsman never had any of these principles to begin with.  That is a serious problem.

Primary issues for Republicans:
1. Abortion
2. Gay marriage
3. Immigration
4. Guns
5. Foreign policy
6. Small government
7. Tax cuts

Only candidates with conservative positions on these issues will be the nominee in 2012.  Huntsman is Republican only because of his support for business interests.  That is not a good place to be.  The Republican Party is going to become more populist, more conservative, and yes, more religious.  Do not expect the Republican Party to embrace gay marriage, civil unions, or anything like that anytime soon.

No I knew what you were talking about and Palin and Jindal will never win an election, they are to far right. In a normal year Obama wouldn't have won because he is to far left. Most Presidents are Moderate right to Moderate left.

Also if the Republican party want to win over new voters, because most of their voters are dieing off(old people), then they need to move toward the middle on gay marriage, abortion etc.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Republican mayor sends e-mail with Watermelons on White House lawn on: February 26, 2009, 11:56:12 am
Back before the election my black Obama supporters coworkers where talking about if Obama gets elected that there will be watermelon parties at the white house each summer.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Robert E. Lee on: February 26, 2009, 11:50:43 am
Maybe 2% of the white people in the south do but that is it. But Rob said that most southern whites celebrate the Confederacy.
Seriously?  You think only 2% of the south owns something with a Confederate flag on it?  I don't know if "most" celebrate it or not, but clearly many more than 2% do. 

Maybe your part of the south is weird and not that into it.  Do you ever get into Georgia and Alabama?  Or maybe the parts of the south (I've lived in Atlanta, Biloxi and Panama City) I've seen are the weird ones.  I saw Confederate flags everywhere (hyperbole).  I'd be shocked if less than 2% of the white people in southern Indiana and Illinois were "fans" of the Confederacy.  I'd be surprised if the number was less than 33% in the real south.

Well I have been in NC, SC, TN, VA and Northern GA and yea I have seend people with the Confederacy flag but not alot of them like you are saying.
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