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76  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: #NeverTrump GOP endorsements (Sasse,Whitman,Romney,Baker, Beck,Kristol,Ridge...) on: May 11, 2016, 12:10:09 pm
Have we heard anything from McCain? I feel sorry for him, really, since he's up for re-election. Hopefully the voters would understand after what Trump said but right wing bigoted ignoramuses are, well, bigoted mouthbreathing ignoramuses who are likely to be angry McCain isn't getting on the TRUMP train.

his position is critical support
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"You have to draw the conclusion that there is some distance, if not a disconnect, between party leaders and members of Congress and the many voters who have selected Donald Trump to be the nominee of the party," McCain said when asked about the comments by House Speaker Paul Ryan and his close friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, both of whom have so far refused to back Trump.
"You have to listen to people that have chosen the nominee of our Republican Party," McCain said. "I think it would be foolish to ignore them."
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/08/politics/john-mccain-donald-trump/
77  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: DAVE: Hancock County, IN? on: May 11, 2016, 12:00:54 am
much better now Smiley
78  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Green party is debating adding an Anti-Capitalist Amendment to their party on: May 10, 2016, 09:11:09 pm
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Recently, there has been an amendment going around to change the Green Party's position from being pro-capitalism to eco-socialism, and I fully support this platform shift and so do a significant number of Green Party members. For those who are wondering about the proposal, here it is: http://ygus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Green-Party-of-the-United-States-Platform-Amendment-Proposal_IV.EcologicalEconomics.para4_.pdf To quote the proposal specifically: "Greens seek to build an alternative economic system based on ecology and decentralization of power, an alternative system that rejects both the capitalist system that maintains private ownership over almost all production as well as the old narrative of state socialism that assumes control over industries without democratic, local decision making. We believe the old models of capitalism (private ownership of production) and state socialism (state ownership of production) are not ecologically sound, socially just, or democratic and that both contain built-in structures that advance injustices. Instead Greens will build an economy based on large-scale public works, municipalization, and workplace and community democracy. Some call this small-scale, decentralized system “ecological socialism,”

http://www.gp.org/mstefanescu/fight_foranti_capitalism_in_favor_of_ecosocialism

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79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic WV primary + NE fake contest results thread (1st polls close @7:30ET) on: May 10, 2016, 09:08:09 pm
I bet Hillary has a good chance of winning in my state.

South Dakota? No. The only reason Hillary is winning Nebraska is because it awarded 0 delegates, so Bernie's campaign had no reason to care.

unless they wanted to vote in the nonpartisan legislature top-2 primaries.
80  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic WV primary + NE fake contest results thread (1st polls close @7:30ET) on: May 10, 2016, 08:26:31 pm
Stupid question: can someone who already participated in the NE caucus also vote in the primary?

Yes.
81  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic WV primary + NE fake contest results thread (1st polls close @7:30ET) on: May 10, 2016, 08:05:58 pm
Clinton over 60% in Nebraska early.
where are you seeing this?
82  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic WV primary + NE fake contest results thread (1st polls close @7:30ET) on: May 10, 2016, 07:59:37 pm
How important is Charlseton for the final outcome of the Dem Primary?

Moderately so. It's about 3x as large as the next largest county in terms of the Dem vote, but it's not like Cook Co is to IL or anything.
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump still to lose NE? on: May 10, 2016, 02:37:00 pm
I think he'll get around half the vote or a little more, which translates to a win.
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: For former Kasich/Cruz supporters who dislike Justice Garland on: May 10, 2016, 02:34:24 pm
hold the hearings.  I don't know if I'd vote for him - that's what the hearings are supposed to be for.
85  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ben Sasse, Clinton, trump on: May 10, 2016, 03:20:45 am


Clinton 359 (48%) - Trump 173 (42%) - Sasse 6 (7%)
86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ben Sasse, Clinton, trump on: May 10, 2016, 03:17:17 am


Clinton 359 (48%) - Trump 173 (42%) - Sasse 6 (7%)
87  About this Site / The Atlas / DAVE: Hancock County, IN? on: May 10, 2016, 12:01:39 am
Just wondering why it isn't filled in for the primary races?
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: PPP - National horse race: Clinton +4 on: May 09, 2016, 10:56:06 pm
Any poll showing both candidates below 45% is ridiculous, but of course the Trump fetishists will pounce on this.

No, it really isn't.   You have two candidates with high negatives six months out from the election.  A large number of people unwilling to commit to either candidate is exactly what you'd expect.
89  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What would Atlas say is my political ideology? on: May 09, 2016, 08:15:51 pm
Gun control: Ban guns for those on the NFL

NHL too imo.
90  General Politics / Economics / Re: 80% of business executives: raise the minimum wage on: May 09, 2016, 04:24:28 pm
A minority of businesses which expect to be the most directly impacted by it are the ones who tend to oppose it.  The impact of a minimum wage would vary greatly by industry.
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: WV party registration for primaries on: May 08, 2016, 11:48:25 pm
What's with the (relatively) huge 'Other' share in Webster county?  Mountain Party?  (It was one of the seven counties Obama won in 2008, incidentally.)

the WV SoS website only shows 6 people as Mountain Party, so I really don't know.  Maybe a quirk in the way the county does things that has some independents counted as "other"?
92  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / WV party registration for primaries on: May 08, 2016, 10:49:55 pm


In WV, many counties that voted strongly for Romney are majority Democrat in voter registration, esp in the Southwest.
93  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which Democrat is further to the left on abortion? on: May 08, 2016, 05:10:50 pm
Hillary is slightly more moderate in her position but it is also a more important issue for her.
94  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What percentage of populists are racists? on: May 08, 2016, 05:05:31 pm
vague term / vague term = Huh
95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gender-Based Wage Disparities are Widening for Younger Workers on: May 08, 2016, 04:32:55 pm
Looking at the higher unemployment and lower educational attainment rates for young men vs women on the one hand, and the higher pay for college educated young men vs women on the other, I think the social environment of institutions are playing a role here.  Women often tend to be better, for whatever reason, at being team players and cooperating, and willing to conform as necessary to the institution for sake of getting and keeping a job or some other long term payoff.  Young men on the other hand may bristle more at often arbitrary structure and institutional rigidity, which may hurt them downscale, but be more ambitious and risk-taking, which can help them in more upscale professions.
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gender-Based Wage Disparities are Widening for Younger Workers on: May 07, 2016, 08:39:38 pm
They are widening for young college graduates. What about non-college graduates?  Or on the whole?
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Missouri Republican: Pregnancies are "silver lining" from rape on: May 07, 2016, 08:30:33 pm
When are these people going to recognize that rape is, above all else, a horrible and inexcusable crime? To be sure there have been women who have been raped, had a child, and bonded with the child. But that is rare.

Far more often the child becomes a scapegoat for the rape and for perhaps the mother's debased life. Such a child often develops a chip on his or her shoulder and becomes a monster.

...Real men hate rape. They see rape as a threat to their wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, granddaughters, and grandmothers. As I would not be raped or allow others to rape my loved ones, I would not rape.

Silver lining? They have the wrong metal. Maybe "arsenic lining" better fits. 

Children = arsenic.  Wow.

You must have a low opinion of women to think they aren't capable of loving a child they give birth to because of what someone else has done to them.
98  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Relative size of Pub anti Trump cohorts - which will be larger? on: May 07, 2016, 08:21:57 pm
Which category are those who don't like Trump's stance against immigrants and also distrust that he cares about being pro-life and/or for small government?  Because that will describe a lot of these voters.
99  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What state is Hillary more likely to win? on: May 07, 2016, 01:22:42 am
Trump will have some fervent supporters in AZ, but the Hispanics coming out to vote against him plus lack of support from the Mormons will be a problem for him there.

In GA, he'll lose some support from moderates, but may manage to increase white turnout from last time, which will help him.
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does this forum completely fail to understand working class whites? on: May 07, 2016, 12:41:55 am
Yes, though I'm never really sure myself who qualifies as "working class."
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