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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who is most responsible for Clinton's loss? on: November 22, 2016, 09:52:48 pm
While Comey tipped the scales, it is her own hubris that made something that minute the tipping point in the first place.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The last movie you've seen thread 2016 on: November 18, 2016, 12:37:22 pm
Saw Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them last night, which I enjoyed quite a bit, though I'm curious how they will continue to naturally fit together Newt Scamander as a character in with the story (the Grindelwald arc) they're clearly wanting to tell going forward. I feel weird for thinking otherwise in retrospect, but it's way more "Harry Potter" than I went in expecting, for some reason.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the Democratic Party disavow identity politics? on: November 16, 2016, 07:29:24 pm
All politics is, to some extent, identity politics.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Obama Twists the Dagger on HRC's 2016 Campaign on: November 14, 2016, 05:31:57 pm
This is exactly why I don't get people who complain about Democrats spending more time campaigning to rural and white voters. Or Hagrid saying "It's not all just about winning elections." It kind of is. All those good ideas don't amount to s**t if you're not selling them to everyone, everywhere. Our good intentions to help the lives of the working class and communities of color doesn't mean anything if we can't get elected to implement them.

I'd rather have 10 more Joe Manchins than a Republican Senate. If you're willing to write-off severe election losses in favor of ideological purity, perhaps you're the one speaking from the privileged position.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Maine makes history on: November 10, 2016, 07:43:22 pm
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NBC: Hate crimes spike following the Election on: November 10, 2016, 06:21:03 pm
Heartbreaking.
7  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinions of abolishing Electoral College on: November 10, 2016, 04:22:54 pm
Of course it should.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Do you feel bad for Hillary Clinton? on: November 10, 2016, 03:57:05 pm
^ Thinking it's an either/or is so ridiculous. Barack Obama was capable of doing both, which is what made him so exceptional.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Besides Marijuana, how were the big referendum questions decided? on: November 10, 2016, 03:49:58 pm
Maine passed their "ranked-choice voting" initiative, which is great. DC also, unsurprisingly, landslided in favor of statehood.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders would have won on: November 10, 2016, 03:45:38 pm
The "but Hillary does so much better with minorities!" argument would've been a good one had she not performed at John Kerry levels with those groups against Trump in the end, anyway.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Some observations on: November 10, 2016, 03:41:18 pm
Many of us were trying to get it through Democrats' heads that we needed to be more than a rainbow coalition of cosmopolitan neoliberals if we wanted a true working coalition of power. I'm just gutted that this is what it took for people to see that.

Snowguy nails it, as usual, that we need to stop lecturing people for being "improper" and start working together on the bread and butter issues that matter no matter who you are or where you're from. Clinton's arrogance in assuming that places like rural Minnesota and Wisconsin were in her camp no matter what, and thus she never had to do a thing to get them, was astounding. And running some awful Katy Perry ad in the final days as our closing argument? Yeah, that'll really get the rural whites of Ohio riled up for you.

The Democratic Party was a party capable of doing more for women, minorities, and people of color, when we were a party that still embraced a populist style and catered to people enough to have a wing of rural whites. Now, paradoxically, we've embraced a stricter liberal language, and we're shut out of power on a nearly unprecedented scale nationwide. Good going.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Slate/Votecastr real time election projections on: November 08, 2016, 02:05:45 pm
I am pretty sure that OH map would point to a Trump win.

Almost certainly.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Post your final 2016 Presidential Election prediction maps here on: November 07, 2016, 12:29:13 am

14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: IA-Selzer/DMR/Mediacom: Trump +7 on: November 05, 2016, 07:40:21 pm
Yes Iowa is now republican because all the smart people left in four years. Atlas is becoming unbearable.

So you deny uneducated voters are a huge part of the Trump support-base, do you?
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: IA-Selzer/DMR/Mediacom: Trump +7 on: November 05, 2016, 07:07:33 pm
Never expected her to win here.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2016 Presidential Runoff on: October 31, 2016, 05:37:18 am
President/Vice President:

1. North Carolina Yankee/Rpryor03
2. Blair/Kingpoleon
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The absentee/early vote thread on: October 27, 2016, 08:52:29 pm
Ohio is depressing.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: only real Atlasians remember the HAEV on: October 24, 2016, 08:02:25 pm
I'm sad I deleted all my PMs of that era debating effectively striking that down with Spade and Opebo during the Supreme Court case.

God those would be a golden treasure trove today.

It was a unanimous decision if I recall, but I originally started in favor of upholding it. Over the course of deliberating with Spade, though, I was swayed, and Opebo, well, Opebo basically said he would vote whatever way I did in basically any case.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: only real Atlasians remember the HAEV on: October 24, 2016, 07:46:28 pm
I'm sad I deleted all my PMs of that era debating effectively striking that down with Spade and Opebo during the Supreme Court case.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2016 Federal Election on: October 23, 2016, 09:11:56 pm
President/Vice President:

1. North Carolina Yankee/Rpryor03
2. Blair/Kingpoleon

House of Representatives:

1. Siren
2. EarlAW
3. NeverAgain
4. Fitzgerald
5. Peebs
6. Southern Gothic
7. Enduro
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: OH-Suffolk: tied at 45 on: October 20, 2016, 01:09:38 pm
I'm going to be pretty bummed out election night if Clinton blows out Trump among almost all the swing states and even picks off something like Arizona, while Ohio sticks out like a sore thumb, inexplicably, in Trump's favor.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: University of Nevada POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: October 19, 2016, 08:41:41 pm
trump just doesn't come off good in these debates.

He always tries to keep it cool and focus purely on the question - for the first 25 minutes, and then he reliably gets loud and spins in circles for the rest of the debate. He's so easily played.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: University of Nevada POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: October 19, 2016, 08:34:18 pm
Hillary successfully got Trump on tilt.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: University of Nevada POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: October 19, 2016, 08:28:04 pm
How does Trump's opinion of Hillary & Obama re: Immigration make any sense? He openly says Obama is a mass deporter, and that Hillary supported border walls/fences - but they do nothing about the problem. It's not consistent at all.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: University of Nevada POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: October 19, 2016, 08:16:41 pm
Trump saying "If I appoint two or three justices, that's what's going to happen" re: overturning Roe v. Wade is going to be in a Clinton ad by three minutes ago.
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