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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will Hillary weather the various fake scandals? on: Today at 04:48:03 pm
The real scandal is the constant obsession with Hillary "scandals".

You simply refuse to face up to the fact that the Clintons are absolutely scandal ridden, power obsessed, and entitlement driven. 

Throwing around a bunch of name calling doesn't convince anyone. Perfectly innocent things become "scandals" when it comes to Hillary Clinton, particularly when she's perceived to be coming close to political power.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Paula Jones; Hillary unfit to be President on: Today at 04:46:32 pm
Well, she is right. But all the Democrats here will call it a "FAUX scandal" and accuse the GOP of waging a war against women at the same time lol.

It's not a "faux scandal", but it's a well known scandal that applies to Bill, not Hillary. There are many things that the Clintons planned together, but Bill's philandering was by all accounts not one of them. I don't think he should have an official position in the WH, and if it came out that he had made advances to subordinates after leaving the WH, I would be quite disappointed.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will Hillary weather the various fake scandals? on: Today at 01:07:45 pm
The real scandal is the constant obsession with Hillary "scandals".
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton utters Southern-sounding racist remarks toward Obama, whites in SC on: May 27, 2015, 10:52:26 pm
Lol. She was funny, witty and awesome in that video, and anyone who can't see that either has no more than two brain cells or is being disingenuous.

It's stuff like this that gives Hillary her righteousness. She dares to act like a human being, and gets attacked for it - and by people appropriating the discourse of racism, no less! Honestly, anti-Clinton whites who appropriate that discourse on behalf of blacks or other minorities are the ones being disrespectful and offensive.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Xenniels? The Oregon Trail Generation? on: May 27, 2015, 10:06:26 pm
I was born in 2001 and I still play Oregon Trail. Everybody plays Oregon Trail. Another BRTD thread fail.

Until now I didn't even post in this thread...

Lol, this seemed like such a You post I didn't even notice the D-MN avatar was Snowguy's. My bad! Tongue
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton utters Southern-sounding racist remarks toward Obama, whites in SC on: May 27, 2015, 09:54:47 pm
Sometimes I feel as though I'm the only person in America legitimately charmed by Hillary Clinton.

See? Hillary has bipartisan appeal. Tongue
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton lets loose southern drawl in South Carolina on: May 27, 2015, 09:44:20 pm
Guess what... people, often without knowing shift their accent to suit their audience. Lord knows I do it... or have been told so.

If people are going to hyperventilate every... single... time... that Hillary opens her mouth, I really recommend investing in a paper bag company.

It's not a hyperventilation. It's showing you what  a GOP candidate would be mocked ad nauseum for and derided as "fake" when she gets essentially a free pass. I'm surprised TheHill.com, a far-left outlet, covered this

I loathe fake folksiness because most of the time it's intended to deceive by presenting the person as someone they're not. George Bush, for instance, really made people think of him as some sort of folksy Texas cowboy who lived on a ranch, instead of a spoiled New England / Yale dynast.

With Hillary, everyone knows she doesn't have a southern accent normally and of course she knows no one is going to think she speaks this way normally. So it's more of a personality quirk than a misrepresentation. Lief's link is actually correct... When I find myself in a group of people with a certain lingo/slang or accent, I've found myself adopting the same before too, because that is just how communication happens in that group. Of course, I don't know if code switching is Hillary's reason because I'm not her, but that seems like the most likely cause.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton lets loose southern drawl in South Carolina on: May 27, 2015, 05:55:23 pm
So Hillary cares about presentation in a way that she'll adjust her accent slightly to make her audience feel comfortable. It's an awkwardly endearing part of her personality, IMO. Shes allowed to have her quirks Tongue
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Chinese nationalism? on: May 27, 2015, 05:45:41 pm
I'm not Chinese, so why should I have an opinion on this?

So you don't have any opinions about politics in countries outside the United States?
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton vs. Jimmy Carter on: May 26, 2015, 11:13:58 pm
Hillary.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do Bill and Hillary love each other? on: May 26, 2015, 11:08:49 pm
As a certain grizzly mama would say: "You betcha!"
American Love Story!

soundtrack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K3VFUV1HNg






















12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Pro-choice Hawk or Pro-life Dove? on: May 26, 2015, 10:28:09 pm
Bill Clinton wasn't hawkish enough. He should have intervened in Rwanda. Thus, pro-choice hawk.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of Chinese nationalism? on: May 26, 2015, 10:22:08 pm
The diaoyu islands are belong to Chinar...
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Michael Bloomberg as a Hillary alternative in 2016? on: May 26, 2015, 08:20:03 pm
A mayor of New York City is not going to get elected president. There are too many areas of the country that see NYC as too fundamentally alien from the way they live.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you describe Hillary Clinton's ideology? on: May 26, 2015, 07:51:01 pm
Female.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who should Hillary Clinton pick as her VP? FINAL ROUND on: May 26, 2015, 07:42:57 pm
=is DWS personally responsible for loosing 14 House seats and 9 Senate seats?

Well some people would say so.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Xenniels? The Oregon Trail Generation? on: May 26, 2015, 05:14:26 pm
I was born in 2001 and I still play Oregon Trail. Everybody plays Oregon Trail. Another BRTD thread fail.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who should Hillary Clinton pick as her VP? FINAL ROUND on: May 26, 2015, 04:46:42 pm
Not a big fan of Heinrich, but he didn't lose 63 House seats, so this is pretty easy.
19  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: How to Overturn Roe v. Wade on: May 26, 2015, 12:32:50 am
Considering who has abortions, overturning Roe v. Wade would only seriously exacerbate the Republicans' already dire long term demographic issues.
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Would the ERA have had an even tougher time today than it did in the 1970s? on: May 25, 2015, 11:45:10 pm
It depends on if by "the 1970s" you mean 1972/73 or post-1975. I don't think it would have a tougher time than post-1975, when many states rescinded it. It would most likely have a tougher time than 1972/73.

Actually, I think it's hard to predict what the debate over ERA would look like today. One could easily see it getting rejected out of hand in deep red states, but one could also see it as something akin to gay marriage, where younger GOPers end up embracing it and it develops a forward momentum.
21  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Putin Has Won on: May 25, 2015, 11:24:28 pm
The E.U. needs to focus on democratizing and streamlining its internal institutions before accepting new members. The whole fetish towards expansionism of the past 10-15 years over consolidation might be counterproductive.

Ironically we've seen this in the response to Putin himself: when all 28 member states have to agree unanimously to any action, the E.U. becomes like late 18th century Poland, where it's impossible to get anything done. That allows dictators like Putin to take advantage.

And that's even before considering the problems with democratic legitimacy that have emerged since the Euro crisis. The more members there are, the harder it will be to consolidate and the greater chance the whole thing will simply crack up one day.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could Bill's record really hurt Hillary? on: May 25, 2015, 11:54:52 am
I don't think Jeb will be nominated, thus this post is rather moot. But as most of it is about Hillary, undoubtedly her opponents will try to attack her based on the policies of Bill which are now outdated or unpopular, just as her supporters will respond based on the policies of Bill which were successful and still seen as such. Unfortunately, this is rather inevitable, even if logically, it is irrational to think a Hillary presidency would be recap of Bill's.

Bill Clinton is the subject of unproven accusations of sexual assault. If he were eligible for the nomination today, he should not get it on account of that alone. Thankfully, Hillary is not Bill.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Harriet Tubman vs. Norman Borlaug on: May 24, 2015, 02:16:09 pm
Both FF, but Borlaug easily... Especially when considering the deeds/recognition ratio.
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Europeization of the USA and americanization of Europe on: May 22, 2015, 12:26:51 pm
Europe is not Americanizing because the right-wing in Europe still supports the welfare state (at least domestically). If they didn't, they'd get destroyed.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of this criticism of Hillary Clinton on: May 22, 2015, 03:02:00 am
"You musn't ever write a biography where you say, 'at this point he or she must have felt or must have thought or must have...' You're not entitled. You can't know it. And you will lose your integrity as a biographer..." Quite right indeed. So why do so many criticisms of Hillary come down to just this sort of psychoanalytic mind-reading?
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