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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Brandstad Leaving in Iowa? on: Today at 04:28:09 pm
Ambassadorship in China is a polital graveyard


It's also how now-retired politicians Gary Locke and Max Baucus closed off their careers. Branstad is 70, so it's not like he'd do anything else after. Maybe he'll follow Locke and Baucus and close off his carrer with that.

Fair enough. Brandstad always seemed to me as someone with no higher elective office ambitions other than Governor.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 2.0 (Presidential runoff re-vote: 4 Dec. 2016) on: Today at 04:25:26 pm
Finally some piece of good news after series of disastrous election cycles aroud the world.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2010 (Runoff) on: Today at 04:24:24 pm
You are both awesome. I ended up voting for Nathan due to ideological issues.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you gotten snow yet this season? on: Today at 04:20:33 pm
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Brandstad Leaving in Iowa? on: Today at 04:17:40 pm
Ambassadorship in China is a polital graveyard

6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: Today at 02:19:13 pm
Nah. Jesus got treated far more harshly than me.
... The difference is that you'd enjoy it if women put nails in your feet.
... I saw your avatar and thought you were Tender, and I almost started literally laughing out loud.
nah, tender likes dong the nailing himself

Since Tender is a male, BRTD wouldn't approve of being nailed by him.

But if Tender were a girl...
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: Today at 01:59:19 pm
Nah. Jesus got treated far more harshly than me.
... The difference is that you'd enjoy it if women put nails in your feet.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: With Obama leaving office on: Today at 01:57:04 pm
Sessions pls charge
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jill Stein recount requests on: Today at 07:34:07 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/green-party-drops-bid-statewide-pennsylvania-recount-000341745--politics.html

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Some Clinton electors lobbying for EC protest votes? *UPDATE* 7 Dem electors going faithless on: Today at 06:28:12 am
The Electoral College does not have to be abolished, and it won't.

What needs to happen is that the Electors have to be obligated, by law, to vote for the winner of the state for which they are an Elector.

And a 19 year Elector?

Wanting to make a statement?

How stupid is that?
I like this post a lot. My only quibble is that we can't speak in total certainty about the future of our country, let alone the EC.

Thank you.

You are, of course, correct that we cannot say anything about the future with absolute certainty.

However, I think we can all agree that the abolition of the Electoral College would be a very long, drawn out, bitter affair.

And constitutionally, I believe I can say that more likely than not, at least in the immediate future, and by that I mean a considerable length of time, that any attempt to abolish the Electoral College is more likely to fail than to succeed.    
Yep. Thanks for the naunce.
It can get lonely sometimes defending the EC on the internet. You're welcome, fellow EC supporter. Smiley

Indeed, I am a firm supporter of the Electoral College.

It gives smaller states more say in the election.  

If the election for President was based completely on the popular vote, by far most of the attention from the parties and the candidates would be spent on the large states, California, Texas, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey.

The Electoral College system gives more influence to smaller states, and a better balance for Presidential elections.

I have a perfect electoral system for you! Smiley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Unit_System

Just like you've described.
11  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: Today at 06:25:33 am
As Lumine aid previously, since we've got the UK filled, we may move on for now.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Social democrats only: opinion of tuna fish sandwiches on: December 03, 2016, 06:52:47 pm
I like tuna.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Miami on: December 03, 2016, 06:51:50 pm
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jared Fogle 2020 on: December 03, 2016, 05:44:12 pm
Don't you know Jared has AIDeS?

15  Forum Community / Forum Community / With Obama leaving office on: December 03, 2016, 04:19:32 pm
What would replace such an Atlas classic like "Obama pls drone"?
16  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: December 03, 2016, 06:34:06 am
Can't wait for next round Cheesy
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2010 on: December 02, 2016, 05:35:10 pm
2009: Kalwejt

In your face, voices in my head!

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My votes go to Nathan, Cathcon, and Goldwater, but fuzzybigfoot is awesome too

Same here.
18  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: December 02, 2016, 03:04:40 pm
Btw, will we have a dual Italian government (Papal-backed in Rome and Umberto in the colonies)?
19  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: December 02, 2016, 03:03:42 pm
It was great to play with you, guys. I hope you'll return if there are new openings Smiley
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Some Clinton electors lobbying for EC protest votes? *UPDATE* 7 Dem electors going faithless on: December 02, 2016, 12:11:14 pm
Anyway, there's always some speculation of such kind (remember Ron Paul's "ninja electors"), but I believe when I actually see something.


What needs to happen is that the Electors have to be obligated, by law, to vote for the winner of the state for which they are an Elector.

How about retaining the EC with abolishing electors? A winner is just getting assigned number of state electoral votes.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Some Clinton electors lobbying for EC protest votes? *UPDATE* 7 Dem electors going faithless on: December 02, 2016, 12:10:26 pm
I think we can all agree Electoral College is very unlikely to go.

1. Smaller states would strongly oppose the move.
2. Major swing states would oppose the move.
3. At the end of a day both parties probably prefeers to play in current setup (concentrate on swing state) than wage a difficult nationwide campaign.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How has BRTD influenced your view of Bernie Sanders? on: December 02, 2016, 07:03:37 am
Fortunately I was a Bernie fan long before I registered and saw all the crap BRTD is producing.

He made me strongly dislike Alan Grayson and Lena Dunham, thouhg.
23  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Sword of Damocles - (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: December 02, 2016, 07:02:41 am
I didn't expect three players to fall at once.

(I told NeverAgain to stand firm on opium Sad )
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: December 01, 2016, 04:22:33 pm
Buggery
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Thomas E Clintnon on: December 01, 2016, 04:07:31 pm
Let Winfield keep beating a death horse for a little longer. It's the only source of joy in his life.
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