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26  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Obama golfs while Louisiana sinks.......... on: August 18, 2016, 10:32:16 am


27  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Trump done or can he still recover in time to win? on: August 15, 2016, 10:32:20 pm
The Clinton campaign is taking the same cautious, nothing left to chance approach that JBE did in Louisiana. Vitter was pretty much done for before they ran the prostitutes ad. Basically the name of the game is to keep pumping bullets into your opponent to be absolutely sure he's not going to get back up.

From a military point of view, Donald Trump is a horrible commander with zero strategy--or at least surrounds himself with clueless sycophants.  Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has a smart political operation that displays tactical brilliance in its offense and counterattack of Trump.  His campaign just doesn't operate on her level.  Every time he makes an offensive move, Clinton effectively strikes back, and this will continue because as she said herself, "there is a lot to hit him on."  Her convention was superior, he campaign ads will be increasingly devastating while Trump's will probably remain non-existent, her ground game will get more fervent, she will best him in the debates, and more prominent Republicans will continue to condemn him slowly and methodically to continuously undermine his campaign.  Like Obama, Hillary has a winning strategy and a winning team.  Trump has his fingers crossed, but that doesn't win elections.

Good.

Hopefully the Republican war chest will be spent on down ballot races, not on the rapidly imploding Trump campaign.
28  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Poll: Three months out, truly "can anything happen?" on: August 15, 2016, 10:46:35 am
Well, it's not over 'till the fat lady sings, but I think she is rehearsing backstage.
29  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What exactly is exciting about Hillary Clinton? on: August 14, 2016, 09:35:13 pm
There is nothing exciting about Hillary Clinton.

The fact is, she is running against a dud of a candidate.
30  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Most exciting sport to watch.....Most boring sport to watch..... on: August 13, 2016, 08:57:24 pm
Most exciting sport to watch.....

Most boring sport to watch.....

Please discuss.
31  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Is Trump done or can he still recover in time to win? on: August 12, 2016, 09:02:11 pm
If he can still recover, then what does he have to do or what needs to happen?
32  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: It's election night on: August 12, 2016, 05:22:09 pm
DC  Smiley

but Seriously

FL
33  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northern Voting Booth: Referendum on Proposed Regional Constitution on: August 12, 2016, 12:07:35 pm
Constitution
X   Yes

Capital
1.  Columbus
2.  Boston
34  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Nixon vs Hillary on: August 12, 2016, 11:38:19 am
Tricky Dick.

He is preferable to Crooked Hillary.

Had he not become involved in Watergate, he would have gone down in history as one of the truly great Presidents.

At this point in time, we do not yet know the full extent or the full implications of the Hillary e-mail issue or of the Clinton Foundation potential involvement in corruption and scandal.
35  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Clarion Call (2) to my fellow Republicans on: August 12, 2016, 11:25:47 am
WHO THE HECK ON THIS FORUM DONATES MONEY TO CAMPAIGNS!?

Well, I am not exactly sure how many millions of Republicans across America are reading this Clarion Call to action.  Smiley
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 12, 2016, 11:09:39 am
You really are afraid to admit that up until Hillary that every woman who  has run in the Democrat Presidential Primary in the past half-century has gone nowhere, aren't you.

And must I remind you that it was the Republican Party that was the first major party to place in nomination a woman for the Presidential nomination, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine.

how well has any republican woman ever done, Winfield.

Oh, and the fact Smith got like 6 votes at the 52 convention is not exactly establishing feminist bona fides.

Yes, let's be honest: until Hillary no woman actually had an actual shot at the Presidency, much less the nomination. It's not a partisan issue, it's just a sad fact.

At least Democrats nominated a woman for VP twenty four years before your party did.

Elizabeth Dole was taken seriously in 2000, although of course had to withdraw due to lack of funding, although I do agree with the noble Earl that Hillary was the first woman to mount a serious and well funded campaign for the nomination of a major party. 

And congratulations to the Democrats for picking a woman for VP in 1984, even though it was clearly a token pick by Mondale, knowing he was headed for a historic defeat, and wanted to make a statement.
37  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 12, 2016, 10:49:28 am
You really are afraid to admit that up until Hillary that every woman who  has run in the Democrat Presidential Primary in the past half-century has gone nowhere, aren't you.

And must I remind you that it was the Republican Party that was the first major party to place in nomination a woman for the Presidential nomination, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine.

how well has any republican woman ever done, Winfield.

Oh, and the fact Smith got like 6 votes at the 52 convention is not exactly establishing feminist bona fides.

1964 convention.
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 11, 2016, 11:23:23 pm
You really are afraid to admit that up until Hillary that every woman who  has run in the Democrat Presidential Primary in the past half-century has gone nowhere, aren't you.

And must I remind you that it was the Republican Party that was the first major party to place in nomination a woman for the Presidential nomination, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine.
39  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Clarion Call (2) to my fellow Republicans on: August 11, 2016, 05:56:01 pm
Three or four years is a long time in politics.

There will be plenty of time for rebuilding, rebranding, reevaluating, rehabilitation, and recovery for the Republican Party before the next Presidential election.
40  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Clarion Call (2) to my fellow Republicans on: August 11, 2016, 05:26:09 pm
Trump is not who we Republicans are and he does not stand for what we Republicans stand for.
This Republican voted for Trump and will continue to support him.

The establishment part of the Republican Party needs to take a back seat for once and support the nominee, much like they expected us to vote for Romney and McCain. You lost. Get over it.

We survived 1932, we survived 1936, we survived 1964, and like a phoenix the Republican Party will rise from the ashes of 2016.
41  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Useless DINO neocon endorses Hillary on: August 11, 2016, 05:14:38 pm
It's all over now.

Hillary has Jomentum.
42  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Clarion Call (2) to my fellow Republicans on: August 11, 2016, 04:58:12 pm
My fellow Republicans across America.

I agree completely.

Please, start diverting campaign funds away from the Trump campaign and direct them to down ballot races now.

This would likely save the House for us, and may even save the Senate for us.

The Trump campaign is imploding.  Every time he opens his mouth he says something stupid, embarrasses the Republican Party and or insults someone or some group.

Trump is not who we Republicans are and he does not stand for what we Republicans stand for.

Quit wasting money on the Trump campaign.  Use it for the down ballot races.  That is our only hope.

The Presidential race is lost, and Trump does not deserve to win anyway. 

It is now. Your party primary voters had many other valid options. They decisively chose Trump. Let's not pretend like that doesn't mean anything.

But we will take our party back once Trump suffers a devastating defeat in November.
43  General Politics / Individual Politics / Clarion Call (2) to my fellow Republicans on: August 11, 2016, 04:36:59 pm
My fellow Republicans across America.

I agree completely.

Please, start diverting campaign funds away from the Trump campaign and direct them to down ballot races now.

This would likely save the House for us, and may even save the Senate for us.

The Trump campaign is imploding.  Every time he opens his mouth he says something stupid, embarrasses the Republican Party and or insults someone or some group.

Trump is not who we Republicans are and he does not stand for what we Republicans stand for.

Quit wasting money on the Trump campaign.  Use it for the down ballot races.  That is our only hope.

The Presidential race is lost, and Trump does not deserve to win anyway. 
44  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 11, 2016, 12:15:07 pm


Again, if the Republican Party is so ready for a woman president, why has every woman who has run in the Republican Presidential Primary in the past half-century gone nowhere?


Oh, you mean like Shirley Chisholm in 1972, Elvena Lloyd-Duffie in 1996, Carol Moseley-Braun in 2004.
45  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 2016: Pence/Trump vs. Kaine/Clinton vs. Weld/Johnson vs. Baraka/Stein on: August 11, 2016, 11:09:14 am
Pence wins, because he offers a reasonable alternative for President after two terms of a Democratic administration.

If there is a reasonable alternative after two terms of one  party, the electorate will generally opt for the other party.

And Pence, as the boss, could keep Trump on a short leash during the campaign. 
46  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 10, 2016, 11:14:44 pm
Elizabeth Dole ran for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2000 but ended up withdrawing, lack of funds.

Had she won the nomination and the election, not only would she have become the first female President, but she would have made a fine President as well.

She would have been an excellent first woman President, respected and trusted, not like Hillary Clinton, who is mistrusted by most of the public.
47  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Hillary wins, which Republican will she have in cabinet and what post? on: August 10, 2016, 10:56:38 pm
Defense aside, of the "not big" postings, Interior, Commerce, or Transportation are probably the most likely to go to someone from the other party, if any.
48  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: How long would it take for Atlas to repeal the 22nd amendment? on: August 10, 2016, 04:08:17 pm
Clinton a third time

You say that like it's a bad thing.

It is.
49  General Discussion / History / Re: Question on Assessing Presidents on: August 10, 2016, 03:22:38 pm
A very good question.

I am of the view that in order to determine how effective an individual was as President, that it is mostly their performance in the Presidency itself that should be taken  into consideration.  After all, it is what they do while President that they are judged on as to the effectiveness, or otherwise, of their Presidency.

The future President's career before becoming President clearly does have a bearing on how they approach the Presidency, and on how well prepared they may be to become President, so yes, their pre-presidential career can clearly have a bearing on their Presidential performance, and should be considered, but to me, it is their performance in the office of President itself that will be the greatest determining factor on how well they are deemed to have carried out their duties as President.     

I do not believe that post-presidential performance should be taken into consideration when assessing the effectiveness of their Presidency.  This is after the fact, and there could be any number of reasons why a former President acts the way they do, e.g., to rehabilitate their image in the eyes of the public, if they have had been deemed to have had a particularly poor Presidency.   
50  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 10, 2016, 02:23:37 pm
More so than we're ready for any of the following:

•First president to go bankrupt 4 times
•First orange president
•First president to issue a veiled death threat against his major-party opposition
•First non-conservative Republican president in at least 36 years
•First openly racist president in decades
•First president to openly advocate discrimination based on religion

First President to openly make fun of a disabled person
First President to openly call women slobs, dogs, disgusting animals, fat pigs
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