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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who should be the face of the Democratic party? on: Today at 12:58:57 pm
The one who's actually a Democrat.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you believe Hillary Clinton should be put in prison? on: Today at 12:57:59 pm
If the main reason has to do with Hillary not taking security measures seriously, then an awfully large percentage of the employed federal workforce should be in prison as well.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Denali ! on: Today at 11:37:51 am
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Molly McCluskey ‏@MollyEMcCluskey  3h3 hours ago
#Denali = High One or Great One. A name of reverence and tradition.
#McKinley = Guy who never set foot in Alaska.

https://twitter.com/MollyEMcCluskey/status/638348771575918592
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kanye West 2020 presidential run on: Today at 11:35:50 am
If only he were running for 2016...Sad
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kanye West 2020 presidential run on: Today at 11:17:53 am
Glorious News!!!
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What percentage of the white vote will Democrats get in 2016? on: August 30, 2015, 12:31:13 pm
38%.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb: Trump's sister is pro-choice, don't vote for Donald! on: August 30, 2015, 12:30:01 pm
Aren't most of the Bush women pro-choice too?

The Bush women aren't Republican politicians though.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you have been a Democrat pre-1900? on: August 29, 2015, 10:40:19 pm
This question is impossible for me to answer in any meaningful way, because my grandparents came from four different states (Oregon, Kansas, Illinois, Massachusetts), and the Democratic Party differed a lot depending on which region, state, county, or city you were in. All politics is local, especially back then.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why did FDR lose support in 1944? on: August 28, 2015, 09:15:20 pm
Also 1936 was the kind of landslide that is pretty rare for a presidential election, so it's not surprising that FDR lost some support in 1940 and 1944.  Plus, some voter fatigue would be expected for any four-term President, even for FDR.

And yeah, Dewey was a better candidate for the Republicans than Wilkie. He (rather infamously) came pretty close to beating Truman in 1948.

10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb: Trump's sister is pro-choice, don't vote for Donald! on: August 28, 2015, 07:53:13 pm
I'm as snobbish and elitist as anyone else, but Jeb graduated PBK. I think he's all right.

The thing you have to pay for? I know I didn't waste that money. Wow, let me pay $100 and get these words on my inevitable Wikipedia page! Jeb is so out of touch. (No offense to anyone on here who did; this is anti-Jeb sentiment)

Seriously amazing he can't translate that Latin American Studies Degree into any Hispanic votes against DONALD TRUMP!

Is that true?  I would have thought of the relatively small percentage of Hispanic Americans who support the Republican Party, that most would support Jeb Bush.

I will say one positive thing about Jeb Bush: at least he doesn't pander to the considerable anti intellectual wing of his party, which was one of defining traits of his brother (who is probably the only anti intellectual candidate to ever win the Republican Party nomination in modern times.)  And even more so, Jeb Bush even basically admits that he considers himself to be a 'wonk' if not an intellectual.

Reagan wasn't very intellectual either, though conservative intellectuals loved him.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb: Trump's sister is pro-choice, don't vote for Donald! on: August 28, 2015, 02:05:25 pm
I'm as snobbish and elitist as anyone else, but Jeb graduated PBK. I think he's all right.

And UT is an excellent school. Furthermore, Dubya wasn't exactly a stellar student while at Yale or Harvard....
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb: Trump's sister is pro-choice, don't vote for Donald! on: August 28, 2015, 02:03:35 pm
Why do people consider Jeb the smarter one again?

I think Jeb takes policy and governance seriously, but he's pretty clumsy when he's in campaign mode (especially when he's on the stump). Dubya's strengths and weaknesses were about the opposite of Jeb's.

Also, it really does seem like Jeb would like to be President, but hates the campaign process - and it shows. It doesn't help that the GOP primary electorate is so hard-right these days, and not as forgiving of transgressions from right-wing litmus tests (unless you're Donald Trump,  in which case, all bets are off).







13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What will take Trump down? on: August 28, 2015, 01:48:37 pm
Hmmm....
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / There's no love lost between John Boehner and Ted Cruz on: August 28, 2015, 01:44:26 pm
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/08/john-boehner-finds-jackass-ted-cruz-annoying.html

15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: was 1952 a realigning election? on: August 28, 2015, 11:57:56 am
There was also a stronger Republican showing and higher turnout  in at least a few  of the Southern states. I'm thinking of South Carolina in particular.

Eisenhower won the votes of a lot of Democrats, but yeah, most of that was Eisenhower's personal popularity. A beloved and respected war hero, who was a less ideologically rigid Republican who accepted the reality of the post-war welfare state - in addition to being a strong anti-Communist at the height of the Cold War (and specifically the Korean War, which was costing Truman a lot in terms of public support)?

Plus, he had a likable, down-to-earth personality (compare that to Stevenson - the archetypal "liberal egghead") that appealed to a lot of people. "I like Ike."
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What were Jeb's actual accomplishments, relevant to the presidency? on: August 28, 2015, 11:38:40 am
He "helped" his brother become President. That's gotta count for something.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Cruz 'stalking' Trump - invites him to join anti-Iran deal rally on: August 28, 2015, 11:36:48 am
Cruz is a smart guy, he's hoping to emerge as the second choice of Trumps supporters so when he blows up, Cruz picks up the slack.

He has the cash to stick around for a long time.

Trump "blowing up" is a feature, not a bug. And a large (and growing!) number of American voters love him for exactly that.

Don't ignore or dismiss him, or you may be in for a rude awakening on election day.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How brutal is this Scott Walker clip? on: August 28, 2015, 11:33:03 am
Walker always sounds totally scripted to me, and here he gave a scripted answer. Actually, his position of being willing to attend gay wedding receptions, but not the wedding himself, is a reasonable distinction to make for some who think gay weddings are immortal, although in Walker's case it is more about pandering. Even if you think SSM is not a good idea, unless you think the act of gays availing themselves of the right to get married given its legal is some sort of evil act, there is no reason not to go the the wedding.

Walker is a Kochbot, so it makes sense that he always sounds totally scripted.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Hurricane Erika on: August 28, 2015, 11:29:25 am
RIP Florida
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Donald Trump a sincere Christian? on: August 28, 2015, 11:28:13 am
He's a fraud. Full stop. Not sure why anyone are taking anything he's saying seriously, to be honest.



21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Atlas 3 way poll (fixed) on: August 28, 2015, 11:22:06 am
If Trump is even beating "Jeb!" on Atlas, imagine how much of a landslide it will be in Real America.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democrats have 53% chance of winning Arizona (if white support normalizes) on: August 28, 2015, 11:00:08 am
It's not just that Arizona has a lot of conservative white voters. That's true of most of the interior Western states (including Colorado and Nevada).

What Arizona lacks, however, is a population of liberal (even moderately so; many of the Democrats in Colorado are fairly moderate) whites that is large enough (and more importantly, actually votes) to counterbalance the Republican dominance of the (mostly white) electorate.

AZ isn't going Democratic any time soon.


23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Where will your support go if your top choice drops out? on: August 28, 2015, 10:53:50 am
Clinton >> Biden (if he runs) >> Sanders >> O'Malley >> Chaffee >> Kasich >> Webb >> All other Republicans  >>>>>>>>>>>>> Third-party candidates that no one cares about
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carson: There's no war on women - just what is inside women on: August 28, 2015, 10:50:13 am
Clumsy phrasing, but he's not saying anything that many in his party don't strongly believe.

Fairly typical "pro-life" position.
25  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How often do you read the Bible? on: August 28, 2015, 10:37:09 am
No mention in this thread of how perhaps the Book of Psalms is not one of those parts of the Bible that was ever even intended to be taken 100% literally?

Without saying anything about historical or cultural context.

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