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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should anyone GOPer in the current "group" scare the Democrats? on: January 30, 2015, 10:20:17 pm
I think Christie is the most electable. In fact, in a Hillary vs. Republican race, Christie gives me a sense of electable security.

My father is a reliable Republican who would never vote for Christie if he runs for President. That's one lost vote.

sh**t. There goes Massachusetts.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should anyone GOPer in the current "group" scare the Democrats? on: January 30, 2015, 03:10:45 pm
I think Christie is the most electable. In fact, in a Hillary vs. Republican race, Christie gives me a sense of electable security.

Electable security? Christie is the only one that makes CO lean D instead of toss up. Even Huckabee polls better there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BPKTptC3qII&x-yt-cl=85114404&x-yt-ts=1422579428#t=1462

I think he is a great communicator.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should anyone GOPer in the current "group" scare the Democrats? on: January 30, 2015, 02:40:29 pm
I think Christie is the most electable. In fact, in a Hillary vs. Republican race, Christie gives me a sense of electable security.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What will they even attack Walker on? on: January 30, 2015, 03:05:56 am
Tidbit...Walker's birthday would fall just a couple of days prior to the Presidential Election. If elected and then running for re-election, his birthday would be the Monday before election day.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What will they even attack Walker on? on: January 29, 2015, 11:25:04 pm
I couldn't believe how often his Iowa speech had me grinning. I mean, even his joke about using "Kohls cash" to shop at Kohls made me grin, because my family does that and it's alot better and more "in touch" than Mitt Romney's wardrobe, I'm sure.

“I never had a young classmate say they wanted to become dependent on American government when they grew up.”

"We celebrate the 4th of July not the 15th of April." (Invoking Ronald Reagan)

“We need leaders that understand when freedom-loving people anywhere are under attack, we need to stand with them.” (Shot at Obama's no-show in France)

Walker used the phrase “radical Islamic terrorists,” with a smart-as* emphasis likely meant to draw a contrast between him and Obama.

“The measure of success for government should not be how many people depend upon it, but how many are no are longer dependent on it”.
6  General Discussion / History / Forum dems/libs: Would you have supported the American Revolution? on: January 21, 2015, 07:45:21 pm
Just for thoughts and discussion.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: CNN: RNC set to open 7/18/2016. on: January 20, 2015, 01:27:18 am
The bigger TV audience would likely be before the Olympics. I would hope both conventions are out of the way by August. I don't care for them afterwards.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Manchin/Beshear vs Hogan/Baker on: January 20, 2015, 01:24:50 am
Oooh tough call. Even I like Manchin. My guess is he would win big.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: List your preferred GOP primary field on: January 20, 2015, 01:23:04 am
Bush
Christie
Kasich
Pence
Walker
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Describe a potential Obama 2012/Romney 2016 Voter on: January 19, 2015, 09:01:54 pm
My mother does not like Romney. But she cannot stand Hillary. Thus, she would hold her nose and vote for Romney in a Romney vs. Clinton race. She told me last week she likes Jeb, but she is hoping for Christie. As am I, by the way.

Your family seems to be filled with people who are not incredibly politically engaged, yet somehow end up giving you monthly updates, handicapping their votes in the next presidential race.  We get a steady stream of posts from you along the lines of "I talked to my second cousin last week, and she said that her order of preference would be Jim Webb, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush….etc."


Because I talk politics with them.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Describe a potential Obama 2012/Romney 2016 Voter on: January 19, 2015, 08:50:23 pm
My mother and stepfather. They both love Reagan, Clinton, and Dubya. Both voted for Obama. But Obamacare has indirectly negatively affected their lives, and both aren't crazy about Hillary. They told me under a Romney/Hillary race, this time they'd vote for Mitt. Two extra Ohio votes for him, meh.

I thought you said this before 2012 that they switched? Did they go back to Obama at the last minute?

Yes I too read this and thought, "surely all the Democratic voters Reaganfan knows have already switched, given all the threads he made about them in previous elections".

Democrats of Reaganfan's acquaintance seem to be like the heads of the Hydra: every time you knock off one, three more appear.

My mother does not like Romney. But she cannot stand Hillary. Thus, she would hold her nose and vote for Romney in a Romney vs. Clinton race. She told me last week she likes Jeb, but she is hoping for Christie. As am I, by the way.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Describe a potential Obama 2012/Romney 2016 Voter on: January 19, 2015, 02:11:44 am
My mother and stepfather. They both love Reagan, Clinton, and Dubya. Both voted for Obama. But Obamacare has indirectly negatively affected their lives, and both aren't crazy about Hillary. They told me under a Romney/Hillary race, this time they'd vote for Mitt. Two extra Ohio votes for him, meh.
13  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: What has happened to the forum? on: January 15, 2015, 11:38:00 am
I can't speak for the 2016 board because every presidential election board almost two years prior to the election is going to be terrible. The rest of the Forum has been overrun by the Pruders. It's a very sad thing.

It's like the forum has become a cesspool of mean and spiteful 18 year old Pajama-boys from Europe sprouting their radical views in hateful ways.

Like Antonio?

Have you seen the "Post a Picture of Yourself" thread recently?

14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: CNN: RNC set to open 7/18/2016. on: January 15, 2015, 11:34:27 am
Good! Now me and my buddies know what days to protest these homophobic douchebags. Cheesy

Republicans aren't welcomed in Cleveland, and they screwed over the chance of us getting the DNC here. There's still the chance Columbus gets it, but not the same. :/

As someone who lives in the suburbs of Cleveland, I hope you are aware...that there is almost no Democratic Party left in the state of Ohio.

The entire legislature is Republican. The Ohio House, the Ohio Senate, Governor, Attorney General, ect.

Even the Ohio Supreme Court is 6-1 conservative.

But go ahead and protest. This is America. I support your right to look like a goofball.

More than that, I hope he's aware that over-generalizing a large swath of people by calling all its members "homophobic douchebags" isn't becoming or productive.

I want them to keep doing this though. Because the more they do this, the more they risk the "Obama Coalition" becoming the "Rainbow Coalition" again.
15  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: What has happened to the forum? on: January 15, 2015, 10:08:06 am
I can't speak for the 2016 board because every presidential election board almost two years prior to the election is going to be terrible. The rest of the Forum has been overrun by the Pruders. It's a very sad thing.

It's like the forum has become a cesspool of mean and spiteful 18 year old Pajama-boys from Europe sprouting their radical views in hateful ways. You are still one of my favorite posters, but then again you've been here a decade, too.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: CNN: RNC set to open 7/18/2016. on: January 15, 2015, 09:59:47 am
Good! Now me and my buddies know what days to protest these homophobic douchebags. Cheesy

Republicans aren't welcomed in Cleveland, and they screwed over the chance of us getting the DNC here. There's still the chance Columbus gets it, but not the same. :/

As someone who lives in the suburbs of Cleveland, I hope you are aware...that there is almost no Democratic Party left in the state of Ohio.

The entire legislature is Republican. The Ohio House, the Ohio Senate, Governor, Attorney General, ect.

Even the Ohio Supreme Court is 6-1 conservative.

But go ahead and protest. This is America. I support your right to look like a goofball.
17  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: What has happened to the forum? on: January 14, 2015, 04:26:28 am
What this place needs are more cranky white Republicans complaining about how nowadays just don't compare to the good old days.

I think I figured out what has changed. We used to be mature and objective. For example, Tom Brokaw is a liberal, but he is objective on the air. We used to have people with personal political beliefs but the posting would be generally objective.

Objectivity is completely gone from the forum now.
18  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / What has happened to the forum? on: January 14, 2015, 04:18:46 am
As a conservative Republican, I find myself appalled lately at the negative cynical liberalism on this board. This forum always has had a leftward tilt, but it's become so obviously blatant recently that I have decided to bring some more attention to it.

I always try to be objective. For example:
The Romney momentum is huge in Ohio. Whether that translates to a win or not is unknown.

My predictions are not hackish (I underestimated the GOP win in 2014, and I correctly predicted Romney's defeat in 2012, McCain's defeat in 2008 and Bush's victory in 2004), but I don't even bother to post anymore on this forum half the time.

Every single poster has a troll-like cynicism that is mean spirited. I know the internet is full of those and has been for a long time, but this forum was always lacking in that which made it rather appealing. I've seen posters call the Police "Pigs", I've seen statements invoking terms like "Kristallnacht" with regards to the social issues going on the last few months, and even outward viewpoints which could come across socialistic and communist.

The 2016 board has simply become a coronation of Hillary Clinton. You cannot even post a thread about any Republican without it being flamed on. You post something about Walker, a liberal craps on it. Post something about Huckabee, "He's crazy". Post something about Christie, "LOLZ Bridgegate".

It's become such a shadow of itself and the way this forum used to be. Even the "Republicans" are nothing but "blue avatars" who criticize every Republican, mock Fox News and talk positive about Democrats and Barack Obama. They mock the Tea Party crowd. Ok. But then they mock the establishment crowd. So which Republicans do you like? Huntsman?

It's just feeling very strange around here lately. It's depressing considering I've been on this forum 11 years.

Reaganfan




19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The best Godfather film? on: January 06, 2015, 03:34:59 am
The Godfather Part II. Hands down.

Part III is the weakest in the series and it is really sad what ended up becoming of Michael. Clearly he did wrongs, ie Fredo, but at the same time he was the college son who went to fight the Japs in the Pacific who nobody could have foreseen becoming the natural successor to Vito Corelone. Part III also lacked Robert Duvall's character.


20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Guess the next POTUS on: January 03, 2015, 04:03:14 am
President Chris Christie
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Predict the two tickets on: January 02, 2015, 02:47:18 pm
Clinton/Webb vs. Christie/Kasich
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bush/Kasich on: December 30, 2014, 01:54:43 am
Kasich would be a much better nominee than Jeb, in my opinion.

Governor Susana Martinez would be a much stronger VP candidate.

Both of these are true. Jeb is every bit as overrated as Hillary. The best shot the GOP has in 2016 is to run a Midwestern governor, though Walker would be a better candidate than Kasich, in my opinion. Pence would be too, were it not for Kasich being from Ohio.

Susana Martinez is an unremarkable but competent governor who will get picked by Bush, Kasich, or Walker if they're the nominee, simply because of her race and gender. Unfortunately, that's what seems to win elections nowadays, so candidates better suited to take office will be passed over.

I agree. A Pence/Martinez ticket would be very formidable.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread (Part 2) on: December 30, 2014, 12:11:35 am
Was anyone here expecting Bush to ever lead the "signalling game"?

I agree. He's running.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bush/Kasich on: December 29, 2014, 11:56:39 pm
It's a strong GOP ticket, and would put some pressure on Hillary, but the problem is that if Hillary doesn't run, or is stunned in the Democratic primaries, this ticket would actually get weaker (especially if someone like Warren, Gillibrand or Klobuchar is the nominee).

I respectfully disagree. If Hillary said tomorrow, "I am not running in 2016", I think instantly the chances of any Republican winning the White House increase even more (and as of today, I see the playing field level).
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: People you disagree with that would make good Presidents? on: December 29, 2014, 08:12:53 pm
Brian Schweitzer
Jim Webb
Joe Lieberman
Joe Manchin
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