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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Predict the GE result. on: February 05, 2016, 09:54:34 am
Why are people so sure of Rubio beating Clinton? Remember everyone thought Romney would beat Obama.

Rubio is much better positioned than Romney was. Honestly, Romney wasn't that great a candidate, at least in the general. That said, I'm wondering if Rubio is too "establishment" for this cycle; the electorate is pretty ticked off with career politicians, so I'm not gonna hazard a guess about how those folks do overall this time around.

Because if the alternative is Hillary Clinton, she's more establishment.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hassan: "Clinton will win New Hampshire" on: February 05, 2016, 09:51:37 am
16-16 would be a "Clinton win". (Let's just hope that Hillary's team is smart enough to realize that 269-269 in the electoral college is NOT a "Clinton win".)

But if she wins the popular vote, surely the Republican House majority will respect the will of the people Roll Eyes

Are you nuts? There's not even precedent for that.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democrats for Rubio on: February 05, 2016, 09:50:36 am
I'm a "mainstream" Republican. I think of Trump, Rubio and Cruz as the Goldilocks. One's too hot, one's too cold...Rubio is just right.

4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Moderate Pub voter strategy in NH on: February 05, 2016, 09:49:33 am
Other than Jeb Bush, who really has a shot after New Hampshire? Kasich? Christie? I don't see those two having any shot. Jeb's only shot would be a shocking New Hampshire win propelling him to victory in South Carolina, Nevada, then Super Tuesday.

Barring that, this race is between Trump,  Cruz, and Rubio.

I also hear whispers of fear coming from Democrats that Rubio is the Republican they least want to run against.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Predict the GE result. on: February 05, 2016, 01:32:22 am
Rubio beats Clinton
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Indiana sucks part 1,529,683 on: February 03, 2016, 07:43:44 am
Oh God who ing CARRRESSS?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Where will the parties be under the Millennials? on: February 03, 2016, 07:42:23 am
The GOP may be moderate, the Democratic Party to the left. Also, the Islamization of America. These Millennials love Muslims. They love same sex marriage, and they scorn on traditional marriage. The military will be plunged and destroyed to pay for condoms and birth control and free education. You'll probably see a gay person running the military soon.

LOL They "love Muslims". HAHA most of the "towelhead" jokes I hear come from people younger than me! LOL
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Abe Vigoda is dead on: February 01, 2016, 01:31:28 pm
Tell Mike it was just business. I always liked him.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of CNN's Caucus night results page? on: February 01, 2016, 12:46:37 pm
How about using colors that differentiate? Blue Green Yellow Orange Purple Pink? What the hell is this plum, mauve, burnt orange crap?
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What could a currently unappealing candidate do to get you to consider them? on: January 31, 2016, 11:39:18 am
Hillary Clinton. If she was outwardly against Bernie Sanders' socialist politics, disavowed the Black Lives Matter movement and continued to pursue her husbands anti-drug and anti-crime policies.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Rubio to air 30 minute special on all Iowa TV markets on: January 30, 2016, 12:14:15 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/01/30/what-the-marco-rubio-30-minute-iowa-ad-is-all-about/

Rubio is set to have his campaign air a 30 minute special on all Iowa TV markets prior to Monday's vote.

Here's a brief snippet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXwJEiAaG1E
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What has caused the Democratic Party to lurch so far left? on: January 30, 2016, 11:49:14 am
I think there is more to it than that. I've read some articles that claim the "Reagan Era" might actually be more 1981 to 2009 than 1981 to 1989. Basically that Bill Clinton and the Democrats were a de-facto extension of Ronald Reagan and George Bush.

You'd never see a Democratic President sign NAFTA. You'd never see a Democratic President get an FOP Police endorsement. You'd never see a Democratic President say we have to "end welfare as we know it".

Am I wrong?
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who won the Fox Kiddie Table debate? on: January 29, 2016, 04:32:44 am
Atlas forum polls are now meaningless, as more than 50% of the userbase has caught trolling disease.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: REPUBLICANS ONLY: PRE-IOWA STRAW POLL on: January 29, 2016, 03:04:11 am
Marco Rubio
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Wife effect on Iowa caucuses on: January 28, 2016, 12:34:51 pm
No, if anything I think it would be the other way around honestly.

I believe Trump supporters will convince there wives to support him and not Hillary.

That's a big stretch, considering middle aged women are huuuuuuge Hillary backers.

Are you nuts?
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What has caused the Democratic Party to lurch so far left? on: January 28, 2016, 03:27:15 am
Check out your party's front runner, then come back and ask this question.

Don't spin it back talking about Republicans. I asked about the Democrats.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who can unite the G.O.P. in 2016? on: January 28, 2016, 03:18:48 am
A defeat of a non-establishment candidate, so that the GOP realizes, it must move to the center in order to win an election.

That's not true. On Election Night 2004, Paul Bagala and James Carville were talking about how the Democrats can't win elections in 2008 unless they deal with God, Guns and Gays. Nominate moderates towards the center.

They nominated a far-left black candidate from Chicago and won Indiana and North Carolina. They won bigger than in decades with a left-wing candidate, not a moderate. 

In political terms, anything can happen. Republicans could win Pennsylvania and Minnesota this year for the first time since the 1980s. Who the hell knows.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / What has caused the Democratic Party to lurch so far left? on: January 28, 2016, 03:10:18 am
Seriously? Today's Democratic Party of hating Wall Street and cheering black people who chant "We want dead cops", and who may actually nominate a socialist...isn't that extreme? Even if I thought with a liberal hat on...why so extreme left?

You have Hillary running against policies her husband supported. This article from several weeks ago made me think about what could have caused this.

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/11/02/has-the-liberal-wing-of-the-democrats-finally-pushed-the-party-too-far/
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Obama to ban Solitary Confinement for Juveniles/low level Federal Crimminals" on: January 28, 2016, 12:10:27 am
Prison isn't supposed to be a cakewalk.  They're not there on vacation!  I didn't say that the officers should abuse solitary confinement, and it can definitely be abused.  My problem is with Obama banning it for juveniles entirely.  Officers need the threat of confinement sometimes to get them to calm down.  If they know its not an option anymore, not even for a short time, the officers lost a major tool of discipline.

Liberals will disagree. They think the bad guys are good and the good guys are bad.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Obama to ban Solitary Confinement for Juveniles/low level Federal Crimminals" on: January 27, 2016, 10:26:50 pm
Man is not meant to be alone, at least exclusively alone for years at a time. If anyone should doubt that, try to sit in a room by yourself for 16 hours without audio or visual stimuli. It's harder than you might think. I do think some time alone can be a good tool for reflection, maybe up to ~3 hrs or so. But putting a juvenile in solitary confinement is probably not a good idea for their development.

I respect your viewpoint. I guess I just feel no shred of any feelings towards juvenile deliquents. But remember, I was bullied as a kid and grew up around policemen. My thoughts at 11 years old were "I hope they get run over by a bus". My thoughts at 27 haven't liberalized.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Obama to ban Solitary Confinement for Juveniles/low level Federal Crimminals" on: January 27, 2016, 10:19:35 pm
 Lots of these kids are just as bad or worse than the adults in max security.  
And solitary confinement is wrong for them too.

Ughhhh God spare me. I grew up around cops. I saw ever since I was a little kid the absolute scum and criminals they deal with. So forgive me if I don't share you new found adoration for how "wrong it is" *sniff sniff tear tear* to subject those poor lost souls to *GASP* solitary confinement.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why do some cons prefer Rubio and Cruz to Trump when they literally act the same on: January 27, 2016, 02:54:24 pm
Also, Cruz and Rubio have a lower risk as general election candidates. Sure, Trump could win, but if Rubio were the nominee, I actually believe he would win. To be honest though, this year is so volatile that I don't know what to expect.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Pataki to Endorse Next Week on: January 26, 2016, 02:13:23 pm
Can the quasi-mythical "Establishment" just pick a damn candidate already?  Rubio vs. Christie vs. Kasich; who cares?  I just don't want Trump, and I honestly want Cruz even worse.

I agree. I wish that the establishment just got behind Rubio. Bush, Carson, Christie all drop out, endorse Rubio. Ahhh if only...
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Pataki to Endorse Next Week on: January 26, 2016, 01:12:14 pm
Not BIG but a another nice pickup for Marco.

Yeah he's picking them up all over the place.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Obama to ban Solitary Confinement for Juveniles/low level Federal Crimminals" on: January 26, 2016, 01:09:44 pm
Meh. My life is solitary confinement. Tongue
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