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26  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 11:02:50 pm
Yeah, Sanders supporters are definitely the posters coming off as full of salt in this thread, for sure.
27  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 08:50:59 pm
Guys, Bernie isn't winning. Just hope that it at least gets closer.
28  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of affirmative consent/"Yes Means Yes" on: January 28, 2016, 11:05:13 pm
I'm honestly pretty unclear on how they differ from existing consent law. As far as I know they generally aren't as big of a deal as people make them out to be.
29  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Nancy Pelosi says no to Sanders' health care proposal on: January 27, 2016, 07:36:59 pm
It's obvious who's side she's on.

Yes, she's always been in favor of the policies that will get Democrats elected all over the country because she knows that's the best way to go about passing progressive legislation.

That worked out great.
30  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How Iowa Hijacked Our Democracy on: January 25, 2016, 09:11:22 pm
Honestly, most of my objections would be met if they just banned caucuses and had every state have a primary. I don't have a huge personal objection to Iowa going first, but I hate the Iowa caucus system.
31  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Der Trump retweets "white genocide" tweet on: January 22, 2016, 02:05:01 pm
Only an idiot thinks a retweet is an endorsement of anything but the content of the tweet itself.

Save yourself from this board while you still can.
32  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Winter 2016 Convention in Dalton, Georgia on: January 21, 2016, 05:01:18 pm
x Marokai
33  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 21, 2016, 12:13:03 am
Has Hillary literally ever taken a risky political position? She does this with everything. Even when she's going around chest-beating about guns she's still firmly on the side of public opinion. Calling her a "champion" on gay rights is just objectively wrong.

She can paint her tweets in rainbow colors all she wants - she was never on the forefront of that fight. Ever.
34  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 20, 2016, 11:51:53 pm
Hillary is a feminist icon for a reason.

Why she is a gay icon, however, remains mystifying.

You want to know the real, unfiltered reason? Her biggest accomplishment on equal rights in the arena is being turned into a pop-culture icon/role-model by the LGBT community, in the mold of "big/strong/fierce/bad bitch YAAAAS". This is why she is a gay icon. I resent how so many of us do this to people who have nothing to do with our concerns.

Agreed.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 20, 2016, 02:47:12 pm
Really?

Funny, this was my response IRL.

Your reasoning probably isn't wrong, it's just depressing. Hillary has done piss all for gays until it became incredibly safe to do so. She wasn't some front-liner fighting for us queers when it was scary and risky, preaching truth the power. She's as calculated as the hills are old, and the fact that she has such a large gay following speaks to nothing but that movement's general superficiality.

Right, gays are pretentious, got it.

Dude, let it go. Don't take a page our of your boy's book and attack those who aren't supporting him. It's petty.

Nothing in Bernie's comments here was an "attack." What is he supposed to say when asked why these groups aren't supporting him? Admit he's just the worst? Get f**king real.
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 20, 2016, 02:34:44 pm
Right, gays are pretentious, got it.
37  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 20, 2016, 02:03:19 pm
Hillary is a feminist icon for a reason.

Why she is a gay icon, however, remains mystifying.
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 20, 2016, 02:02:31 pm
Who says they're bad?

Why is Sanders taking them on?

Because they support his, established-backed, opponent? To get offended about this s**t you really have to be reaching. Granted, that's like what half of this board is dedicated to anymore.
39  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 20, 2016, 01:59:12 pm
Who says they're bad?
40  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Minority quorum for the Oscars? on: January 20, 2016, 01:58:35 pm
Relegating the Academy Awards to irrelevancy would be far better for all involved.
41  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders now attacking Planned Parenthood and the HRC on: January 20, 2016, 01:52:53 pm
It's a bit whiny.

If this is whiny then Lief's been crying a river for months.

Sanders is right. These are establishment groups as all get-out.
42  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders campaign does the most pathetic act of this cycle on: January 16, 2016, 07:24:37 am
Basically Hitler.
43  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bernie Sanders Comments On Campus Rape, And Totally Drops The Ball on: January 15, 2016, 05:26:29 pm
Numerous NH polls have had Bernie winning female voters. It's just objectively wrong. Not that most of us didn't already know.
44  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who will win the D nomination? on: January 15, 2016, 10:25:15 am
Clinton is easily winning this thing and I've never believed otherwise.
45  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary suggests Bernie would, 'end all the kinds of health care we know' on: January 15, 2016, 09:59:39 am
If Lief is arguing against a higher minimum wage and saying single payer is a "liberal vanity project" then I guess that, at some point along the way, that blue avatar stopped being a joke.

Maybe I should've expected that given his career path.



I'll be a little more serious here for a moment: I get that Sanders hasn't done a very good job on healthcare here. Neither has Hillary, frankly. Healthcare has largely gone by the wayside in this campaign and this is one of the biggest issues I have with Obamacare - it took the wind out of Democrats wanting to make any big healthcare changes for a generation. The best I've seen from Hillary is some prescription drug reform proposal (which seemed fine) and Sanders has largely been vague, which I don't like. But to suggest that Bernie is going to "end healthcare as we know it" is such an over-the-top statement and it is clear Hillary is using it to scare old white people in Iowa into voting for her and she wouldn't be saying it like this if she weren't in a close-ish race.
46  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary suggests Bernie would, 'end all the kinds of health care we know' on: January 15, 2016, 07:08:38 am
It's a deliberately misleading statement intent on fearmongering to low-information voters and everybody f**king knows it beyond trolls like Lief. It's meant to scare old people who hear it and think "My healthcare is going to be taken away! This is scary and confusing!" Of course if you support a single payer restructuring of the healthcare system you're going to have a radical reworking of the system, but old people aren't suddenly going to be dying in the streets.

From a literal point of view, yes, much of the healthcare people have wouldn't be structured in the same fashion. But you could argue this fearmongering s**t about anything. Any change to anything is "ending ____ as we know it." Of course by nature changing something makes it no longer "as we know it." The original version of the Affordable Care Act was supposed to end the Children's Health Insurance Program - I don't recall Lief legitimizing fearmongering that children were going to go without healthcare.
47  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Big Bad Swedish Politics & News Thread on: January 14, 2016, 04:01:06 pm
Thankfully describing appearances of criminals isn't important or anything.
48  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bernie Sanders Comments On Campus Rape, And Totally Drops The Ball on: January 14, 2016, 12:46:57 pm
^ And honestly this gets on my nerves in particular because worries about the arbitrary lowering of the burden of proof is specifically the sort of thing feminists often portray as a wacky crackpot slippery slope conspiracy theory. Except this is actually something they're pushing for and is actually being done in their spheres of influence. When combined with the line that "Actually only like 2% of rape accusations are false" (something there is no intellectually honest way to substantiate) a preponderance approach literally results in "if a woman accuses someone of rape on campus, they're gone." The exact thing feminists claim is baseless fearmongering.
49  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie Sanders votes to Audit the Fed, Ted Cruz misses the vote on: January 14, 2016, 11:30:53 am
Well known supporter of the gold standard: Bernie Sanders.
50  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bernie Sanders Comments On Campus Rape, And Totally Drops The Ball on: January 14, 2016, 09:26:01 am
Sanders continues to be totally clueless when he's forced to be any more specific than simply yelling about "MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES."

By all means, elaborate.
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