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26  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Eisenhower or McGovern? on: September 07, 2014, 03:53:23 pm
McGovern. Best presidential candidate of the 20th century.

Yes, he was such a good Presidential candidate that he didn't even bother looking closely enough into the background of his running mate, Senator Thomas Eagleton, who he had to drop from the ticket even before the campaign was really under way.
27  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pick any U.S. President you like.......... on: September 07, 2014, 03:43:13 pm
Wilson: Stay really neutral in WW I rather than the sham neutrality that led to us entering the war after he was safely reelected.

You like Wilson? What.

No, I don't like Wilson, but I like picking him as a President whose Presidency I'd want to change what happened in it.  "You like" in the idiom "pick any <thing> you like"  refers to liking the pick, not the thing.  By the way, v0031, why have you hacked Beet's account?

Yes, to have been more clear, I should have said

Pick any U.S. President you want to..........
28  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Teddy Kennedy, 5 years gone on: September 06, 2014, 08:59:01 pm
Teddy Kennedy, with the most famous family name in Massachusetts,  was able to win a Senate seat in one of the most Democratic states in the nation, a seat held by his very famous brother and President, John F Kennedy, who made it clear he wanted his little brother to inherit the seat.

However, he was not able to defeat the President and Georgia peanut farmer, when it came to running outside his personal little enclave of liberalism and Kennedyism, and wrest the nomination from a bumbling Chief Executive.

Is this supposed to be new information to anyone?

It might be to you.  I'm not sure.
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Democratic Congressional Candidate: Republicans Are Worse Than ISIS on: September 06, 2014, 05:40:07 pm
Republicans need more Democratic opponents like this one.


They'd increase their seats in the House and win the Senate for sure.
30  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Teddy Kennedy, 5 years gone on: September 06, 2014, 05:28:46 pm
Teddy Kennedy, with the most famous family name in Massachusetts,  was able to win a Senate seat in one of the most Democratic states in the nation, a seat held by his very famous brother and President, John F Kennedy, who made it clear he wanted his little brother to inherit the seat.

However, he was not able to defeat the President and Georgia peanut farmer, when it came to running outside his personal little enclave of liberalism and Kennedyism, and wrest the nomination from a bumbling Chief Executive.
31  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Pick any U.S. President you like.......... on: September 06, 2014, 05:07:04 pm
..........and name one thing, of more if you like, that you would have had them do differently, and or name one thing, or more if you like, that they did not do that you would like to have seen them do.
32  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: War Powers Amendment on: September 06, 2014, 10:32:53 am
Nay
33  General Discussion / History / Re: Chat with The Mikado about cool history topics that interest you on: August 31, 2014, 09:38:59 pm
In your view, why has the Saudi government, i.e. the House of Saud, not been overthrown, and replaced by a more modern government, one in which a family does not own the country?

The family, in essence, owns all the wealth.

Is it because the government keeps the citizens in a good standard of living?

The days when a family rules a nation is a concept from the middle ages.
34  General Discussion / History / Re: Converse with Joe Republic and his stunning ignorance of basic historical events on: August 31, 2014, 09:00:45 pm
Not historical, but if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Three Term Vice President on: August 30, 2014, 09:26:46 pm
Possible, but very, VERY unlikely.

A new Presidential candidate does not want to be accused of looking to the past instead of looking to the future.

His opponents would have a field day with this.
36  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: What if LBJ quietly de-escalated and withdrew from Vietnam after being sworn in? on: August 29, 2014, 10:15:03 pm
LBJ

-He would not have been hounded from office
-He would have been virtually uncontested for the Democratic nomination in '68
-He would have swept the primaries
-He would have retained Humphrey as Vice President
-The anti Vietnam war riots and domestic violence of that era would not have occurred  
-Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy would not have contested LBJ for the nomination in '68
-Robert Kennedy would not have been assassinated, and may have contested the nomination in '72
-LBJ would have defeated Nixon in the '68 election to win another full term as President, becoming the longest serving President in history with the exception of FDR
-The national tragedy of Watergate would never have occurred
-He would have concentrated more heavily on domestic affairs, in particular social issues and expanding the great society, that is, after all, where his interests and expertise lie  
-He would have gone down in history as one of the greatest reformers and innovators of American domestic and social policy, and as one of the great Presidents, extricating the U.S. from a foreign war as well as reforming the social structure of the nation
-Given his record, he may have made it possible for the Democrats to win the Presidency again in '72, extremely rare for the same party to win four Presidential elections in a row

In other words, LBJ should have done exactly as you have said, de-escalate and withdraw from Vietnam.  
37  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Keaton House Polling: October 2014 Presidential on: August 27, 2014, 10:46:22 pm
Since the Laborites have destroyed Atlasia, anyone but them.
38  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which U.S. President do you most closely identify with? on: August 24, 2014, 08:12:03 pm
I am surprised to see Coolidge doing very well here. 

He is usually one of the forgotten Presidents.

So good for him.
39  General Discussion / History / Re: Who was the most intelligent President? on: August 24, 2014, 11:45:41 am
One does not get to be a successful actor, a successful two term Governor of the nation's largest state, and an uncannily popular and successful two term President of the United States by being stupid.

If so, then doesn't that defeat the purpose of asking who the most intelligent President of the United States is, if election to said office is taken as evidence of intelligence? Using your own circular criterion, it would seem that to answer your question would essentially require listing every President that achieved re-election and retrospective popularity among some segments of the populace.

To be of the view that Reagan was not the most intelligent President is fine, I fully  concur with that view.  It is also fine for someone to state that Reagan was the most intelligent President, although I have not seen that expressed.  However, there is a big difference in holding the view that Reagan was not the most intelligent President and stating that Reagan was mentally impaired.  As has been pointed out, he was diagnosed five years after leaving office.

My point is simply that some on the left are completely unwilling to give credit to political leaders on the right simply because they do not agree with their ideology.     
40  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Which U.S. President do you most closely identify with? on: August 23, 2014, 01:53:08 pm
Which U.S. President do you most closely identify with?

Please give your reasons if you like.

Teddy Roosevelt.

I like his populist approach.
41  General Discussion / History / Re: Who was the most intelligent President? on: August 23, 2014, 01:20:20 pm
One does not get to be a successful actor, a successful two term Governor of the nation's largest state, and an uncannily popular and successful two term President of the United States by being stupid.

The extreme leftist looney bin element are simply unwilling to give any credit at all to any politician who is not to the left of Karl Marx.
42  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Assembly General Election & Referendum on: August 23, 2014, 12:26:27 pm
1.  Winfield
2.  Deus naturae
3.  homelycooking
4.  Poirot

Aye
Aye
43  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 23, 2014, 12:12:29 pm
1.  Clarence
2.  JCL
3.  Lumine
4.  Deus naturae
5.  Poirot 
44  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Which VP pick moved the needle more in their home state? on: August 23, 2014, 12:39:58 am
Ryan.

Kerry's southern strategy with Edwards didn't help him at all.
45  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: The Bicameral Birthing Amendment on: August 20, 2014, 11:11:12 pm
Nay
46  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: The Grand Duchy of the Northeast Act (Debating) on: August 19, 2014, 11:33:34 pm
You can't have deputies without an upper house. It goes against the whole point of being a deputy.

This is Atlasia fantasy government.  We can have any form of legislature we want. 
47  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: The Grand Duchy of the Northeast Act (Debating) on: August 19, 2014, 11:27:56 pm
Thank you Representative Dubya for introducing this bill into the Assembly in my behalf.

Passage of this bill will give the Northeast a unique identity within the republic.  The concept deserves a fair debate.
48  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rick Perry indicted on abuse of power on: August 16, 2014, 10:25:06 am
Christie and Perry sidelined by self inflicted wounds.

No big loss.
49  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: The Candidacy Withdrawal Amendment on: August 15, 2014, 08:34:33 pm
Aye
50  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Special Assembly Election on: August 15, 2014, 08:33:25 pm
Write-in Poirot
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