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101  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dying Bob Bennett apologizes to Muslims for Donald Trump on: May 20, 2016, 10:12:16 am
He was sure friendly to Muslims when he voted to invade Iraq. Or voted for Gitmo. Or voted for the PATRIOT Act and other laws that target Muslim Americans.

I am not shedding any tears for this prick. He was a Bush II era Republican in every sense of the term, and when the cracks started to form in the dam, he didn't lift a finger to plug them. Which is why, when the dam broke, he was the first to be carried away in the tidal wave. One sob story that I'm sure his children (who grew up in the elite Washington/NoVA bubble) made up to show that he was above the rubes doesn't do any justice to him. Bob Bennett was part of the problem, and not the solution.

RIP HP.

God you're a dick.

He does make an important point, though. The pre-Trump GOP wasn't really a beacon of acceptance toward the Muslims, both home and abroad.

The Republicans also claim to be a party of personal responsibility; thus far they have taken almost no responsibility for the fact that they created TRUMP.

Absolutely. They tend to act like the party is an innocent victim of some crazy hijacker, but they made Trump possible. Trumps is just a logical consequence of their own actions.
102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dying Bob Bennett apologizes to Muslims for Donald Trump on: May 20, 2016, 01:55:51 am
He was sure friendly to Muslims when he voted to invade Iraq. Or voted for Gitmo. Or voted for the PATRIOT Act and other laws that target Muslim Americans.

I am not shedding any tears for this prick. He was a Bush II era Republican in every sense of the term, and when the cracks started to form in the dam, he didn't lift a finger to plug them. Which is why, when the dam broke, he was the first to be carried away in the tidal wave. One sob story that I'm sure his children (who grew up in the elite Washington/NoVA bubble) made up to show that he was above the rubes doesn't do any justice to him. Bob Bennett was part of the problem, and not the solution.

RIP HP.

God you're a dick.

He does make an important point, though. The pre-Trump GOP wasn't really a beacon of acceptance toward the Muslims, both home and abroad.
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should John Bercow, MP, be a moderator here? on: May 20, 2016, 01:27:43 am
I would love to see how Bercow would deal with the incorrigible Greek - thousand times yes!

I say to the honourable Greek poster: don't troll and if you can't log off, we manage without you.
104  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Hillary unite the democrats? on: May 19, 2016, 11:32:44 pm
It's not so much about uniting the Democrats as it is getting left-leaning independents to support her candidacy.

Indeed. We're not talking here about Democratc that backed Sanders, but independents, that came in to support Sanders.
105  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If Tim Kaine is selected as Hillary's VP and they win in November... on: May 19, 2016, 11:11:24 pm
I would say if Kaine (or Warner) is picked as Hillary's VP and he is VP-elect, Gov. McAuliffe may appoint:

-Most likely Mark Herring.
Warner is a no-no for VP, he is the wealthiest Senator. That would not go well with Bernie supporters. His record also used to be (and still is) very moderate. He even backs TPP (but I think Kaine does too), and has a pro-trade record. Kaine also seems more charismatic, plus he speaks Spanish so that should help Clinton with Hispanic outreach (not that she needs any more with Trump topping the Republican ticket).0

He also barely survived reelection, which is even more embarrassing for someone who's long been called the most popular politician in the state and a candidate for national office.

Remember the election night? We were all like "how the hell is this happening?"
106  General Discussion / History / Re: Most underrated evil person in history? on: May 19, 2016, 11:06:06 pm
Also Fernando Romeo Lucas García. He was probably the worst dictator in the Western Hemisphere in the 20th century, yet virtually no one knows who he was.

I imagine a number of Guatemala's military rulers would end up here. I haven't heard of Ríos Montt until he was actually put on trial. But special "award" should go to early ones.
107  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: RINO Tom/Rockefeller GOP v. Santander/Southern Gothic on: May 19, 2016, 03:28:13 pm
I higgly doubt Southern Gothic would want to share a ticket with the other guy.
108  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Predict the previous poster's percentage in the preceding state. on: May 19, 2016, 02:37:42 pm
45%

Idaho
109  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: New Jersey goes Republican? on: May 19, 2016, 02:36:30 pm
ANYTHING could happen.  Up is down.  Black is white.  The Cubs are 7 1/2 games ahead in first place.

Anyone who says "Trump/Clinton can can't possibly win X" is being foolish.  Here are your states out of play:



I'll be more than happy to bump this after the election day.
110  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever broke the election law? on: May 19, 2016, 02:33:45 pm
Yes, probably for lots of little things. The cutest example though was letting my 5 year old daughter put my ballot in the ballot box in the last federal election. I know she had been denied that privilege in the previous provincial election.

I've done it multiple times with my parents and I'm seeing it all the time. Nobody ever complained about a kid putting a parent's ballot in the ballot box.
111  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Forget everything you know. This is a realigning election. on: May 19, 2016, 02:31:59 pm
This "Utah going for Hillary" silliness must end. It's not funny, it's not clever and, most of all, it doesn't make any sense.

Sometimes I wish we would disable the EVC until November, because deformed maps posted frequently on this board are worse than Victor Frankenstein's creation.
112  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should John Bercow, MP, be a moderator here? on: May 19, 2016, 02:29:52 pm
Topic Deleted for Trolling. Take up yoga, man.

Post Deleted for Personal Attack. You will write 100 times: "I will behave myself on the congressional elections board."
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever broke the election law? on: May 19, 2016, 02:27:54 pm
I've also watched my parents vote when I was younger, but I didn't know that was illegal.

I would be very surprised if it would be illegal. I mean, come on.
114  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Forget everything you know. This is a realigning election. on: May 19, 2016, 01:56:35 pm
As one of those who never underestimated Trump, I call this map highly implausible.
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Write the previous poster's presidential campaign slogan on: May 19, 2016, 12:30:26 pm
Choose Crump, not Trump
116  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Write the previous poster's presidential campaign slogan on: May 19, 2016, 11:06:14 am
Don't beeps, vote Peebs.
117  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Should Lena Dunham appear in a The Force Awakens sequel? on: May 19, 2016, 10:50:11 am
It's time for you to stop posting and seriously rethink your life choices.

Way too late for that.
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember 9/11? on: May 19, 2016, 10:45:02 am
OK, here's another question.  Before 9/11, how many of you:

1) Knew who Osama bin Laden was, and
2) Knew what the Taliban was.

Taliban yes. I remember destruction of Buddhas of Bamiyan.

Osama no. I remember being surprised that it took very little time for TV to break who was responsible, given he hadn't claimed responsibility for a long time.
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever broke the election law? on: May 19, 2016, 10:41:24 am
I watched my mother vote on the machine in 2012 to make sure she didn't accidentally select Todd Akin.

I'd consider that a public service.
120  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Sacrificial lambs that ended up winning the election on: May 19, 2016, 03:11:44 am
Guy Hunt was expected to be just another Republican sacrificial lamb in 1986 Alabama gubernatorial election, yet through a weird turn of events (disputed Democratic primary election, party certifying candidate who came in second and the backlash) he got elected.
121  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Philippine General (Presidential, Congress and Local) Elections - May 9, 2016 on: May 19, 2016, 03:08:16 am
Can someone explain to me why it takes so much time to declare the winner, even though we pretty much already know who's that?
Accdg. to the PH constitution, the OFFICIAL CANVASSING will be done (for Pres and VP) by a joint session of the House and the Senate. And yes, it hasn't started yet.

Sounds a bit weird to me, since in my country results are officially certified by the State Electoral Commission within one to three days after voting.
122  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: It's a shame that so much $$$ is being spent on this election... on: May 19, 2016, 03:05:47 am
Jeb Bush, a man who spent $130,000,000 just to get 4 delegates.

That's... kind of impressive, if one is allowed to put it this way.
123  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Polish Internal Security Agency vs. pro-putinist political party. on: May 19, 2016, 02:44:57 am
This just popped on my FB wall:




lmao
124  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: William Weld - Libertarian VP Candidate on: May 19, 2016, 02:27:21 am
That is a serious ticket. What is worse: it may, actually, elect Trump.

How so?  I would think that the ticket is more likely to attract disaffected Republicans than Democrats.

I can see some Democrats thinking "oh, I doesn't want to vote for Trump, but I won't have to vote for Hillary now, with third candidate". Some may definitively go.

Yeah, but those voters will just vote Green or Libertarian anyway regardless of who is on those tickets, if that is their line of thinking.

Good point.

I don't expect a large number of voters abandoning their major party this election, whether we're talking about Republicans or Democrats. Third party bids are always overhyped. And the fact that both nominees are rather divisive figures (and not wildly popular) may make the election even more polarized, rather than giving a third party a credible performance.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember 9/11? on: May 19, 2016, 02:23:23 am
That day I had an argument with a friend whether there is going to be a war over this.

I was the one who was right.
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