Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 27, 2017, 04:17:47 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 71 72 73 74 75 [76] 77 78 79 80 81 ... 298
1876  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Would Warren being a Reagan-Bush voter hurt her among Democrats? on: December 15, 2014, 09:23:52 pm
There's a difference between being a Republican in the mid-1960s as a teenager and being one in the mid-1990s as a middle aged woman

Exactly.
1877  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Would Warren being a Reagan-Bush voter hurt her among Democrats? on: December 15, 2014, 08:45:21 pm
No difference because she's going to lose anyway against the best GOP candidate.

She may not even make it past the primary.
1878  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Would Warren being a Reagan-Bush voter hurt her among Democrats? on: December 15, 2014, 08:38:13 pm
Or would Democratic voters (particularly constituencies like black Americans, LGBT Americans, the poor, union voters, and others who were harmed by Reagan and Bush's policies-along with older generations of  liberals and Democrats in general who remember the Reagan-Bush years)  be willing to "forgive and forget" this?

1879  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Cruz vs Warren 2016, Who wins? on: December 15, 2014, 08:36:31 pm
An epic battle between two opposite ends of the political spectrum, could this be the most divisive election in modern times, a huge blowout, or something else? YOU DECIDE!!!!!!!!!!

FWIW, Warren was a registered Republican who voted for Reagan and Bush Sr.
1880  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of the following definition of rape on: December 15, 2014, 02:15:33 pm
This thread is almost as unnecessary as Tweed himself.

Most art is "unecessary" (/sagetroll)
1881  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: David Koch: "I'm a social liberal" on: December 15, 2014, 11:27:37 am
Anyway, I read Koch's comments as: "If it does not affect me or my wallet personally, I don't give a sh*t." Since he's a (very) rich white man, he has that luxury.
1882  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rudy 9/11: Eric Garner death caused by teachers' unions on: December 15, 2014, 11:12:08 am
You know if not for 9/11 this guy would be living in obscurity and we wouldn't have to listen to his fascist drivel. Damn you Osama. Angry

Yeah, didn't his idea of being "tough on crime" involve arresting homeless people, graffiti artists, etc.??

Then 9/11 happened and he became "America's Mayor" and milked it for all its worth. Remember his joke of a presidential campaign?
1883  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: David Koch: "I'm a social liberal" on: December 15, 2014, 11:07:20 am
Why are so many people under the misapprehension that being "socially liberal" is the same thing as being socially libertarian?

because the political compass
1884  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: December 2014 At-large Senate Election on: December 14, 2014, 11:29:57 pm
1. SWE
2. Lief
3. Bacon King
1885  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which US Senator is most likely to be a secret Atlas Poster? on: December 14, 2014, 04:11:04 pm
Mary Landrieu
1886  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite U.S. Supreme Court Justice and favorite pizza topping? on: December 13, 2014, 10:23:42 pm
what is this thread
1887  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Parting shots? on: December 13, 2014, 10:14:37 pm
lord have mercy on this troubled soul
1888  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Holiday tree" on: December 13, 2014, 08:03:12 pm
Of all the things to be upset about...
1889  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ted Cruz accidentally helps confirm up to 20 Obama nominees! on: December 13, 2014, 08:01:59 pm
Following Senate procedures is like watching people play Magic The Gathering.

Fortunately we have Ted Cruz to entertain us!
1890  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: MINMUM WAGE on: December 13, 2014, 07:36:33 pm
Preach it!
1891  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What is the worst country in the world? on: December 13, 2014, 07:34:01 pm
Somalia (if you want to call it a country at this point), North Korea, etc.
1892  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President Obama approval poll on: December 13, 2014, 07:32:33 pm
After releasing the torture report and agreeing to the new spending bill, he is now a HP in my mind.

wat
1893  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Is Dallas County lost for the GOP? on: December 13, 2014, 03:05:50 pm
It's started to perform all other big city counties do (Cook, Los Angeles, ect.)
Not really. Cook and Los Angeles are much more Democratic than Dallas is.

Very true.
1894  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Who won the majority of men with tribal armband tattoos in 2012? on: December 13, 2014, 03:05:23 pm
My guess is the majority of this demographic did not vote.
1895  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is the USA still a democratic republic? on: December 13, 2014, 02:50:40 pm
Is this still a dumb question?

a. Yes
b. Of course
c. Concern trolls are concerned
1896  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Rep: GOP leadership duped me into voting for CRomnibus! on: December 13, 2014, 02:49:03 pm
What he means:
"Don't blame this on me, folks. I'm so dumb, I don't know what the hell is going on in that chamber 99 percent of the time. I'm as aware of my own party caucus's legislative agenda as the third graders in the gallery on their class field trip are."

And his primary voters will say "Aw shucks, he ain't a book larner either! He just like me!"

This is why populism is almost invariably terrible.
1897  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bernie Goldberg = Liberal FF on: December 13, 2014, 02:28:35 pm
Of course he's a liberal, guys. Goldberg. C'mon!

I'm more of a Mark Levin fan myself, when it comes to thoughtful liberals.
1898  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Americans Support Gun Rights Over Gun Control -Pew Poll Shows on: December 12, 2014, 02:25:20 pm
In Europe, we have a different culture surrounding hunting and guns. In the UK the idea of a working class person hunting is completely absurd - it is a sport of the landed gentry. That is why the left in America is walking in an electorally risky direction by being "the" party of gun control. I think gun control is good (European) but I certainly think it's a strange thing to spend political capital on.

I think this brings up a good point-namely, that there are still a good number of (disproportionately rural, white, and working class) Democratic voters who own guns and are skeptical (if not suspicious) of attempts by urban progressives to enact stricter gun control laws.

The thing is-Democrats still need many of these voters to win majorities in Congress and in state legislatures. So they really can't afford to alienate them. In contrast, the electoral situation that exists in many progressive, diverse urban areas- where Democrats routinely win 70% or more-means that Democrats will always win by huge margins there, regardless of whether they pursue a political strategy of stricter gun control.

It's the difference between those who will always vote for you, and those whose votes you need to win.
1899  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will a Democratic presidential candidate next win a majority of whites? on: December 11, 2014, 07:09:45 pm
They won't win a majority of Whites until they stop pandering to minorities so often.

Gross.
1900  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Cromnibus" Spending Bill - Averting a Shutdown on: December 11, 2014, 07:08:56 pm
RIP US government
Pages: 1 ... 71 72 73 74 75 [76] 77 78 79 80 81 ... 298


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines