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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will somebody please kick out Reid & Pelosi ? on: November 21, 2014, 04:22:03 pm
To those more familiar with the inside baseball of the House:

Would Pelosi retire or step down if she knew that enough votes existed to annoint a non-Hoyer successor? I know the two have proxy battles all the time over Committee chairmanships and the lesser positions in party leadership- is there any record of who their respective allies are in the Democratic caucus?
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will somebody please kick out Reid & Pelosi ? on: November 21, 2014, 03:18:19 am
Their best days have long passed, IMO.

The Democratic Party needs new leadership, both in the Senate and the House.

Reid and Pelosi are only dragging the party down. It's time for some fresh faces.

I don't know about Reid but I'm pretty sure that the only reason Pelosi still hasn't retired is to prevent Steny Hoyer from ever becoming the Democratic leader in the House. The only way he will ever become Speaker or Minority Leader is literally over her dead body.
3  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Forum Redistricting Commission on: November 21, 2014, 02:31:09 am
Sorry to spam the thread, but I'd like to request that you guys add Washington State to your lists.  It's map is atrocious; it basically strings (gerrymanders) all the towns North of Seattle to make the second district safe for Democrats, and combines the Seattle suburbs with heavily Republican counties in the East (which is bad taste in the first place) to make it non-competitive:




Terrible, terrible map. 

IIRC there are also issues about small/seasonal mountain roadways being the only routes connecting districts over the crest of the Cascade Range (and it looks like two districts cross over the range when one would have been sufficient)
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: What do the Dems have up their sleeve next for Mary? on: November 20, 2014, 11:19:19 pm
This thread is about what's next though.

The Obamas and Joe Biden visit the state in a highly publicized campaign event for Landrieu. Barack proudly declares Mary Landrieu to be a vital ally, reminding the audience that Obamacare wouldn't have passed without her vote, and Michelle accidentally calls her "Molly Langrove". Biden makes an offensive gaffe about Cajuns.
5  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Forum Redistricting Commission on: November 20, 2014, 11:06:16 pm
Approve: Indiana, Virginia, Wisconsin
Disapprove: Kentucky
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama to announce executive order on immigration on: November 20, 2014, 09:19:37 pm
Disgusting. If Obama is doing this because Congress won't give him an up or down vote, than we should give him an up and down vote. Then we will see if he is really interested in circumventing the law or not.

If there was an up-or-down vote on Obama's Amnesty Plan it would easily pass both chambers of Congress- whether it's the current lame duck session or the new Congress in January. Boehner has prevented a direct vote on any sort of immigration reform precisely because it would pass.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday to a great public servant... on: November 20, 2014, 08:41:07 pm
Joe Biden is one of the best characters in DC today

8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New House Oversight Chairman won't continue crusade against Obama on: November 20, 2014, 08:30:08 pm
We'll see. The caucus will surely pressure him to do otherwise.

Or they could just go around him and make special investigation committees for each scandal; http://benghazi.house.gov is a thing after all
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / New House Oversight Chairman won't continue crusade against Obama on: November 20, 2014, 05:57:02 pm
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/jason-chaffetz-house-oversight-113066.html

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Jason Chaffetz is now the House GOP’s chief inquisitor.

And compared with his predecessor — the colorful and controversial Darrell Issa — he is promising not to let things get too personal as the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. ... Chaffetz said in an interview on Wednesday that he would focus on how to fix the Secret Service, embassy security and mundane tasks like U.S. Postal Service reform. Issa, instead, tried to dig up dirt on Benghazi, the administration’s treatment of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service and Attorney General Eric Holder. A series of blunders, misstatements and overreaches damaged his credibility, and he is exiting the post because of term limits for Republican chairmen.

“These tend to be somewhat emotional issues, but you can’t let it get personal. I think that if you proactively reach your hand out and form these [bipartisan] relationships, you can still look them in the eye … even though you vehemently disagree,” Chaffetz said.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How much do you currently weigh? on: November 20, 2014, 07:51:42 am
190 and falling after recently hitting 200 for the first time in my life
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Pacific Confirmation Hearing: Ebowed for Justice on: November 20, 2014, 05:01:38 am
Yo Ebowed the best part of being Pacific Justice is that the Constitution allows you to just make rulings on your own about stuff, you don't need an actual case or trial or anything.

Also existing precedent and jurisprudence gives the Pacific judiciary a ton of authority to do stuff

Here was my court thread if you want to skim through the jurisprudence to see the kind of power you can wield

Seatown v. Politics Junkie and DemPGH v. Pacific were also major cases where I did fun stuff
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Election Results by Congressional Districts, OFFICIAL THREAD on: November 19, 2014, 11:49:09 pm
Didn't the Southern black CDs vote 'no' on Keystone?

Nah, a lot of them voted yes.  I was kind of surprised too!  Some it is kind of explainable though; Houston and New Orleans are oil cities.  The rest I don't know. 

David Scott and Sanford Bishop are members of the Blue Dog Coalition but I don't know about Clyburn, Sewell, or Thompson
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Joe Republic Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: November 19, 2014, 07:45:06 pm
Sounds like someone just needs a good dose of focusing on Christmas!


14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Election Results by Congressional Districts, OFFICIAL THREAD on: November 19, 2014, 03:19:55 pm
Sometimes I forget that we used to have one of the Idaho seats. Those days seem so far away now...

We held 3/4 districts in both Mississippi and Arkansas, a majority of seats in Indiana and Tennessee, every single seat in New England, all but three seats in New York...
15  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Forum Redistricting Commission on: November 19, 2014, 01:40:17 pm
Also what preferences does everyone have for states? The biggest question to figure out is the number of districts we want to work with, I think. Which categories in the following tier list are acceptable to y'all? At what point, if any, will the exercise become too big or too small?

Big Four: CA/TX/FL/NY
Large States: IL/PA/OH/MI/GA/NC
Medium States: NJ/VA/WA/AZ/IN/TN/MA
Small States: MD/WI/MO/MN/AL/SC/CO
Tiny States: KY/LA/CT/OK/OR
Simple States: the rest (four districts or less)

16  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Forum Redistricting Commission on: November 19, 2014, 01:16:08 pm
Updated list!

JerryArkansas (R)
Dixie (R)
Del Tachi (R)

traininthedistance (D)??
Averroes Nix (D)
Morgieb (D)?
Gass (D)?
Bacon King (D)

Sol (I)
Miles (I)
X (G)
SLCValleyMan (G)
Electionsguy (L)
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Georgia's Very Own Megathread! on: November 19, 2014, 09:46:54 am
So I've noticed Sanford Bishop has been voting as more of a moderate than usual lately- any chance he might have statewide ambitions?
He's black  I think?
So unfortunately, I guess he has no chances until at least 2020 to be elected statewide?

A black democrat was elected statewide as recently as 2006 Smiley
18  General Politics / Economics / Re: Eurozone GDP: Greece beats all in Q3 on: November 19, 2014, 09:34:34 am
Austerity worked again.



great success!
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Can you create an Obama sweep in your state? on: November 19, 2014, 09:30:15 am
Roy Barnes would be proud!
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Georgia's Very Own Megathread! on: November 19, 2014, 06:49:14 am
So I've noticed Sanford Bishop has been voting as more of a moderate than usual lately- any chance he might have statewide ambitions?
21  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Can you create an Obama sweep in your state? on: November 19, 2014, 06:33:57 am
Obviously a sweep is impossible, but I was able to carve out a map with 12 Obama 2008 CDs (pretty sure with a bit more planning, a 13-1 is possible).

After playing around with DRA a bit, I don't think a 13-1 is doable. It doesn't appear to be possible to draw a single district in such a way that the remainder of the state has an Obama plurality. The maximum GOP pack I have been able to draw still gives an 8000 vote margin for McCain in the rest of the state (if you want to make an attempt to prove the theoretical possibility of a 13-1 map though, I recommend you use the "old way" to color by election because the >80% GOP precincts are easy to spot
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: RPryor for Deputy AG on: November 19, 2014, 02:20:02 am
1. Do you have wiki access?
2. Have you ever edited any sort of wiki before?
3. You have like three sessions worth of statute backlogs, that cool? (sorry)
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: ZuWo for AG on: November 19, 2014, 02:19:00 am
Aye

Good luck with the wiki- Snowstalker left me a backlog I was unable to finish
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Speaker Declaration/Election Thread (VOTING NOW!!!) on: November 19, 2014, 02:17:57 am
Bore
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Flo for SoIA/Interior on: November 18, 2014, 10:51:10 pm
Aye
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