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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Sam Spade's 2010 Predictions on: July 02, 2010, 05:25:32 pm
OR-Sen:  Wyden is just on the edge of going to Likely R, scary as it might sound to Dems.

Scary indeed
Does he mean Likely D?
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Labour Party (UK) Leadership Election, 2010 Discussion Thread on: July 02, 2010, 05:24:51 pm
I'm pulling for Balls(lol) and Abbott. Can someone outline the differences between the two Milibands?
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: July 02, 2010, 05:19:22 pm
Fantastic Mr. Fox

I've been watching so many Wes Anderson movies...
4  General Politics / Economics / Re: Olli Rehn: Austerity won't hit growth (where's the reality?) on: July 02, 2010, 03:30:38 pm
Beet=Paul Krugman?
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is the left less ideologically diverse then the right? on: July 02, 2010, 02:53:17 pm
Not even close.
6  Election Archive / 2010 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: OH: Rasmussen: Fisher trails Portman on: July 02, 2010, 02:43:29 pm
Fisher had a big movement in a PPP poll that shows him leading by 2.
7  Election Archive / 2010 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: OH: Rasmussen: Fisher trails Portman on: July 02, 2010, 01:39:23 pm
All the polls have showed movement towards Portman in the last week or two.
Nope.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: FDR best President, Obama 15th, scholars say on: July 01, 2010, 07:31:10 pm
If you're ranking Obama anywhere already you aint much of a "scholar".
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Congressional districts be required to follow a logical numbering? on: July 01, 2010, 07:30:19 pm
No, they should have names.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero on: July 01, 2010, 07:29:52 pm
He cared much more about the murder of preists in Mexico and Spain than the Holocaust.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero on: July 01, 2010, 07:27:16 pm
I think they're somewhat touched in the head for thinking that this would improve their religion's image. I don't care either way. They have the right to build the mosque there, if they have the building permit.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NRA to endorse... on: July 01, 2010, 07:25:01 pm
The NRA has endorsed him before. Hopefully this means that they will endorse Ellsworth.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats on Iraq on: July 01, 2010, 07:01:06 pm






Point being: Saying that Democrats love war is a retarded statement that goes against reality. Democrats in the USA are obviously going to be more hawkish than the average European but they don't love war. From the start there was significant opposition towards the Iraq War among the Democratic base.


The Mexican-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, all initiated by Democrats.

Every Democrat in the Senate and all but one in the House voted for the Afghanistan war. The majority of Senate Democrats voted for the Iraq war, including Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, as well as a substantial percentage of Democrats in the House.

The Democrats have controlled Congress since 2006 and the White House since 2008. We are still in Iraq and we are escalating the war against Afghanistan.


So, sorry, the idea that the Democratic party is an anti-war party is just ridiculous. If it were, I'd have joined.

Ron Paul also voted for the Afghanistan War.

So did Dennis Kucinich. What's your point?

The Afghanistan War isn't really a good example.

How Ron Paul voted is not relevant to a discussion of how Democrats have voted.

Not to mention Ron Paul did propose an alternative to war back in 2001, and has for a long time now favored bringing the troops home. Barack Obama and the Democrats who control Congress want to not only continue but escalate the conflict in Afghanistan.

I agree that the Democrats are for the most part a pro-war party, i'm just pointing that there are better examples to prove it than how they voted on Afghanistan. Even most of the anti-establishment Democrats (and Republicans) voted for it.

Alright, so we're agreed then that the Democratic party is not an anti-war party.
I agree as well. I was saying that they are more anti-war than the Republicans and have a large anti-war base.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats on Iraq on: June 30, 2010, 11:11:36 pm
I'm not talking about the leaders of the Democratic Party, the history of the Democratic Party or Congressmen of the Democratic Party, just the base. Yes the DLC leadership of the Democrats is certainly more interventionist on foriegn policy than the base, but there will always be a wing of the Democrats that is extremely anti-war.

Also what the hell does the Democratic Party of the 1840s have anything to do with the Democratic Party of today?
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats on Iraq on: June 30, 2010, 10:54:28 pm






Point being: Saying that Democrats love war is a retarded statement that goes against reality. Democrats in the USA are obviously going to be more hawkish than the average European but they don't love war. From the start there was significant opposition towards the Iraq War among the Democratic base.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats on Iraq on: June 30, 2010, 10:35:05 pm
Why is this surprising to you?

The Democrats love war, it's part of their tradition. They only feigned opposition to the Iraq war during election years after Bush's war became unpopular.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If you could ensure that one person lost this November... on: June 30, 2010, 07:45:45 pm
John McCain.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Elena Kagan Confirmation Discussion Thread on: June 30, 2010, 07:30:38 pm
More liberal then a partial birth abortion supporter inks?
She wrote a memo encouraging Clinton to ban partial birth abortion with exceptions...

She isn't liberal.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Are the Democrats really in danger of losing the House? on: June 30, 2010, 01:14:34 am
It's a real possibility. Obiously, turnout's a huge factor in a midterm election.  Given the two dozen or so Dems who always vote against the party's objectives, I think it's obvious the Dems aren't going to get anything accomplished next Congress regardless of whether or not they actually control the House.
Many of those Democrats will lose election this year. Gene Taylor, Matheson, and Boren will still be around but Blue Dogs will take a huge hit this year. Which is some good news for the Democrats, because their agenda won't be hurt as badly as it would be if more solid Democrats were in danger.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Are the Democrats really in danger of losing the House? on: June 30, 2010, 01:10:35 am
Yes, but that danger is hyped and probably will not happen. The GOP winning 30 seats from the Democrats isn't too difficult but winning 40 is a hurdle, especially when they have a high chance of losing 4 seats of their own. If there are some big scandals/bad news like in 2006 a 40 seat loss could look small...
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Colorado: Bill Clinton Endorses Andrew Romanoff on: June 29, 2010, 07:09:37 pm
I would be happy with either Romanoff or Bennet. Both are great candidates but for different reasons.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If it wasn't for Vietnam, would we be a leftist society today? on: June 28, 2010, 11:52:57 pm
No. Actually America would be alot more conservative if anything.
Yep, at least on cultural issues. We would also be much more jingoist.
23  Election Archive / 2010 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: MA: University of New Hampshire: Gov. Patrick leads Baker by 7 on: June 27, 2010, 08:55:58 pm
Any particular reason why Cahill has recently fallen from 30% to single digits ?
He has been Teabaggin'.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Predict what preceding poster's first action would be if they took power on: June 27, 2010, 05:42:55 pm
Banning Islam?
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How consistent are the preceding poster's political views? on: June 27, 2010, 05:42:06 pm
Very consistent. Seems very scientific with his views.
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