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26  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Thoughts on Kasich not attending the GOP convention... on: July 18, 2016, 08:56:53 pm
Good move. If you pledge to do something stupid and later realize that stupidity, you shouldn't just do the stupid action to keep your word. The GOP won't be fixed unless more people start pushing back.

Are you saying that Kasich didn't realize what Donald Trump was all about? No, he knew exactly what Trump is about, but he along with everyone else (myself included) could never have predicted that Trump would end up as last man standing. So I guess future such pledges should read something like "I pledge to support the party nominee, unless I don't like the nominee or the nominee does/says stupid things, in which case I'll stay home and not be bothered".

Yeah, I think pledges like that in general are stupid, but pretty much nobody expected this.
27  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 08:35:39 pm
I don't believe I've actually used this word yet during the 2016, but this is just fascism. Plain and simple.

It's scary. The crowd is scary. The words people are saying are scary.

All I've heard is basically a thin defense of why we should deliberately ignore the words of black people and, in fact, push back. What is this disgusting bullsh-t that America has become?

This is what's truly scary. It's not just that Trump is the nominee, but that such a huge faction of the party is so supportive of some truly awful policies.
28  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 08:31:20 pm
Hopefully this convention helps Americans realize the stakes of this election. This party is unhinged.

And your party is about to nominate a criminal
No charges were ever given to her, unlike your nominee who is on trial for fraud.
Trump is not "on trial for fraud." It's a civil suit, not a criminal one.

All due respect, trials can happen in civil law. Not exclusive to criminal law

To be fair, I've never heard "on trial for" used in a civil suit setting.
29  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 08:27:16 pm
The theme of tonight at the RNC is fear... this is disgusting. This is how people in a democracy vote in support of tyranny.
Yeah, because we SHOULDN'T be making a big deal about three people that had no legal right to be here KILLING Americans that belong here.

Right, because fear is the only way to fix that problem. Let's throw rational policies out the window and just scare people into voting for Trump.
30  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Thoughts on Kasich not attending the GOP convention... on: July 18, 2016, 08:13:37 pm
Good move. If you pledge to do something stupid and later realize that stupidity, you shouldn't just do the stupid action to keep your word. The GOP won't be fixed unless more people start pushing back.
31  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 08:08:50 pm
The theme of tonight at the RNC is fear... this is disgusting. This is how people in a democracy vote in support of tyranny.
32  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 07:45:43 pm
This is way too light-hearted for a speech about an intense battle during a terrorist attack

Yeah, this entire segment is very strange.
33  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Political Ad Megathread on: July 18, 2016, 05:43:49 pm
Confessions of a Republican 2.0 (Hillary ad) with the same guy from the original ad!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeYKFRV34kY

That's pretty awesome.  I always love a good reference to an old political ad.
34  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Question for Never Trump Republicans.......... on: July 18, 2016, 04:59:12 pm
..........Will it be worth it to put up with a Trump Presidency for 4 years in exchange for having a conservative Supreme Court and for having Republican friendly legislation passed?

No.  Ignoring the fact that the premise of having a conservative Supreme Court would be a result of a Trump presidency is certainly not a sure thing, at some point Republicans need to start putting the good of the country before the party.  A Trump presidency will do irreparable harm, and this idea that "The more sane candidate lost in the primary, so now we have a duty to support the crazy Republican who is the nominee" is how the Tea Party largely came to have the influence it has today.

Trump in the White House will mean that the country has placed its stamp of approval on xenophobia, bigotry, and fear as the drivers of our public policy, and that is something that won't be undone for decades.  If it means that we have to sacrifice conservatism on the Supreme Court to avoid that, then so be it.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 04:52:45 pm
A year ago, if somebody would've told me this is where we'd be on the first day of convention, I'd have laughed at that person and said they were crazy... this is just sad.
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Political Ad Megathread on: July 06, 2016, 10:15:34 pm
Simple ad from Johnson/Weld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGD8gJt7weU

I actually think that's one of the best ads of the season. It's simple, yet effective. Although it seems like it won't be all that effective to people over the age of 35. It'll be interesting to see if they come out with some more mainstream ads.
37  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FiveThirtyEight launches full blown 2016 election forecast on: June 29, 2016, 05:28:38 pm
Other than AZ, it looks ok ...

I'd give AZ to Trump in a close race, because the state's laws that will block Latinos from voting.

In the polls plus forecast, AZ does go to Trump though.
38  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Federal Judge: MS Clerks Can't Cite Religious Beliefs to Deny SSM Licenses on: June 29, 2016, 05:24:34 pm
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"If this opinion by the federal court denies even one Mississippian of their fundamental right to practice their religion, then all Mississippians are denied their 1st Amendment rights, Reeves said.

That's not how this works.  That's not how any of this works.  That line of logic would allow government workers an insane amount of power.  If a clerk somewhere denied someone a CCW permit on the grounds that they think guns are immoral and are against the clerk's religion, these same people would be (rightfully) up in arms (no pun intended) that a Second Amendment violation had occurred.

Honestly, the same sex marriage issue has brought out more constitutional hypocrisy in Republicans than any recent issue that I can think of.
39  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the monitoring of mosques be part of U.S. security activities? on: June 18, 2016, 10:33:53 pm
If there's probable cause and a warrant, sure--just like there should be anywhere.  But no, warrantless mass surveillance of mosques just because they're mosques would be a significantly unconstitutional overreach.

Seems like a reasonable statement.

It is, with the one caveat that sending in informants doesn't require a warrant generally. But the idea of widespread monitoring of mosques is a bad idea.

Oh, of course. Obviously anything a mosque puts out to the general public wouldn't require a warrant.
40  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Correlation of political views and car drivership on: June 15, 2016, 06:29:07 pm
Automatic / right
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Majority of Americans support assault weapons ban.... on: June 15, 2016, 06:27:12 pm
No. Yes. Yes. And the answers to those three questions will remain the same for the foreseeable future.

So what's it gonna take for change to occur? I have no clue.

Neither do I. Broad campaign finance reform or the people starting an initiative are really the only two ways I see anything getting done, but the likeliness of either of those happening is next to none.
42  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the monitoring of mosques be part of U.S. security activities? on: June 15, 2016, 06:21:12 pm
If there's probable cause and a warrant, sure--just like there should be anywhere.  But no, warrantless mass surveillance of mosques just because they're mosques would be a significantly unconstitutional overreach.
43  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump or Johnson? on: June 15, 2016, 06:16:47 pm
Johnson (normal)
44  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump: No guns for people on the terrorist watch list on: June 15, 2016, 06:16:10 pm
He'll get Republicans to support this by turning it into an anti-terrorism/anti-Muslim policy that will rile up his staunchest supporters, and most of the rest of the GOP will follow his lead. He'll appease the NRA by throwing in a provision to ensure people are guaranteed due process.

The policy is admirable, but this will just turn into another way to paint Muslims as dangerous against American interests.
45  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Majority of Americans support assault weapons ban.... on: June 15, 2016, 06:09:05 pm
No. Yes. Yes. And the answers to those three questions will remain the same for the foreseeable future.
46  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Worst political prognisticator ever is hired by National Enquirer on: June 03, 2016, 10:15:21 pm
I saw the topic title, and I was going to make a Dick Morris joke...and then I read the post and realized it was actually about Dick Morris Sad
47  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: CLINTON EVISCERATES TRUMP on: June 03, 2016, 02:49:54 am
The speech might have been the iceberg that sunk the Trumptanic.  It exposed his candidacy for the ridiculous, sad joke that it is.

You underestimate the power of angry, white voters.
48  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will Obama declare the Armenian genocide a genocide? on: June 02, 2016, 10:54:24 am
No, but I hope he does.
49  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: May 2016 House of Representatives Elections on: May 29, 2016, 05:02:11 pm
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - NINE SEATS


[ 8 ] 1184AZ of Washington
Labor Party



[ 2 ] ClarkKent of Conneticut
Federalist Party



[ 5 ] Classic Conservative of Texas
Federalist Party



[ 9 ] cxs018 of Massachusetts
Labor Party



[ 10 ] darthebearnc of Wisconsin
Labor Party



[ 11 ] Dkrolga of Massachusetts
Labor Party



[ 7 ] evergreen of Illinois
Independent Green



[ 1 ] Haslam2020 of Tennessee
Federalist Party



[ 4 ] JohanusCalvinusLibertas of Indiana
Federalist Party



[ 12 ] NeverAgain of Virginia
Labor Party




[ 3 ] Republitarian of Oregon
Federalist Party




[ 6 ] rpryor03 of Hawai'i
Civic Renewal



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above
50  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: CA: PPIC: Clinton +2 on: May 27, 2016, 10:56:45 am
Why doesn't anyone ever show how accurate or inaccurate this PPIC has been in past elections?

538's pollster rating is A-, but that's with only 10 polls analyzed, and their rating of SUSA is A.
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