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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Trump win at least one of these states? on: April 28, 2016, 07:21:06 am
Honestly, if he wins Indiana, he probably wins all of these states.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What happens if at the RNC on: April 28, 2016, 07:20:09 am
The Cruz supporters bound to Trump on the first ballot vote for Cruz anyway and throw him the nomination?

Complete pandemonium. Hillary has a good shot at breaking 400 electoral votes, maybe even closer to 450-500.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Does Lyin' Ted regret stealing Colorado now? on: April 25, 2016, 12:13:36 am
I doubt Ted Cruz has ever felt "regret", or any of these other strange human emotions of which you speak.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bill Clinton SLAMS Millenials! on: April 21, 2016, 03:32:04 pm
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Cruz: Trump wants big burly men in the bathroom with little girls on: April 21, 2016, 03:27:18 pm
What must be done must be done.

Watching the #NeverTrump movement lose any moral highground is incredibly satisfying, honestly.

He isn't wrong, go to the bathroom which you have the genitals for not what you want.

It's not about what we "want", it's about who we are. It's nice to see that Trump is an FF on this issue, at least for now.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: In your honest opinion do you think Cruz actually hates humanity? on: April 20, 2016, 03:39:35 pm
Clearly a psychotic person, yes.

I seriously doubt the emotional intelligence and perceptive abilities of anyone who actually trusts Ted Cruz or wants him to get the nomination, let alone become President. The man is completely lacking in empathy, incredibly ambitious, and clearly believes himself to be much better than his peers - both morally and intellectually. A dangerous combination.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: In your honest opinion, do you think Bernie actually hates Hillary? on: April 20, 2016, 12:03:38 am
Nah, I think he just wanted to run a simple little single-issue campaign and was truly shocked at the level of support he got.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chances to win the nomination (nationwide) on: April 19, 2016, 11:36:39 pm
Democratic nomination
Clinton: 99%
Sanders: 1%

Republican nomination
Outright Nomination: 60%
Contested Convention: 40%

Trump: 70%
Some Random Loser: 20%
Kasich: 6%
Cruz: 4%

Democratic nomination
Clinton: 99.9%
Sanders: 0.1%

Republican nomination
*Outright Nomination: 50% (Trump 100%)
Brokered Convention: 50% (Cruz 50%, Compromise 25%, Kasich 20%, Trump 5%)

*Including option where Trump gets close and convinces some uncommitted delegates.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Where else will Kasich win? on: April 19, 2016, 11:20:43 pm
Nowhere. His best chance to win is Maryland but even that isn't going to happen.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Predict his reaction: What if Donald Trump loses the general election? on: April 17, 2016, 10:56:31 pm
"Unbelievable that media conned so many people into voting for criminal Hillary! Sad!"
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump gets obliterated by Cruz forces in Georgia's District Conventions on: April 17, 2016, 01:58:03 pm
As much as I dislike Trump, this is truly disguisting.

Bullsh**t. Trump needs to be stopped and any means to do so is acceptable. Of course they are merely using the existing rules here so I don't see what the problem is.

If you had any principled reason to oppose Trump, you'd never say something like this. I can't imagine anyone who wants to stop a "fascist" would be cheering the active subversion of democracy, and voting for a man who is honestly quite similar to - and possibly much worse than - Donald Trump in views and rhetoric.

Are you being serious? When has Cruz said that all Mexicans are rapists? When has he said all Muslims should be given special ID's so they can be tracked? Has he called for all Muslims to be excluded from America? Has he even called for all 12 million illegals to be forcibly removed from the U.S.? Are his rallies full of white supremacists and neo Nazis? Are people who are Muslim or may look Muslim (people of south Asian descent) called terrorists and heckled at his rallies? Has he called for the U.S. Military to commit war crimes?

Cruz is an extremist but he is an acceptable part of the political discourse in America. What is truly scary is people like you accepting Trump as a valid part of the political discourse in America. You are validating the open use of race baiting and racial violence as an acceptable part of the political discourse in America. That is VERY, VERY scary. Scarier than Trump or his supporters.

?

I just said that Cruz is as bad or worse than Trump - meaning that both must be awful. But, I'll reiterate.

Cruz has said some pretty disgusting things, too. In the wake of the Brussels terror attacks he was talking about how great it would be if we had the police patrolling Muslin neighborhoods. This, of course, would not do anything to stop terror, but would just incite fear in the Muslim population of America. It's just more hot-headed racist rhetoric. The type of rhetoric that is supposedly your problem with Trump.

Also, Cruz HAS called on the U.S. Military to commit war crimes. He said that we should carpet-bomb the middle east to stop ISIS and "find out if sand can glow in the dark." Carpet bombing civilian areas is considered a war crime under Protocol I of the Geneva Convention.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump gets obliterated by Cruz forces in Georgia's District Conventions on: April 17, 2016, 01:01:15 pm
As much as I dislike Trump, this is truly disguisting.

Bullsh**t. Trump needs to be stopped and any means to do so is acceptable. Of course they are merely using the existing rules here so I don't see what the problem is.

If you had any principled reason to oppose Trump, you'd never say something like this. I can't imagine anyone who wants to stop a "fascist" would be cheering the active subversion of democracy, and voting for a man who is honestly quite similar to - and possibly much worse than - Donald Trump in views and rhetoric.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: Trump Leads Cruz 42%-29% in National Poll: CBS on: April 14, 2016, 10:34:07 am
Which candidate is most likely to bring the different factions of the Republican party together?

Kasich 32%
Cruz 30%
Trump 30%

good grief, what a nightmare.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will Donald Trump be remembered in 2066? on: April 13, 2016, 01:35:05 pm
If he wins the Republican nomination and the Presidency: One of the most fascinating and flawed Presidents of the last century, and a member of an elite group of one-term presidents who are actually worth talking about academically. His influence on politics and American government will be felt for decades to come, probably because of a progressive backlash to his policies and rhetoric, and for his lasting decimation of the Republican Party as we know it.

If he wins the Republican nomination and loses the Presidency: A modern Goldwater - everyone will vote for the more competent yet equally unlikable Hillary Clinton, yet many will silently think to themselves "my God, he's right!" A generation from now, a politician with Trump's style and at least some of Trump's economic populism will be incredibly successful and win the Presidency, and Trump will be rightly seen as a foreshadowing of this figure.

If he loses the Republican nomination: The man who single-handedly destroyed the Republican coalition, and indirectly caused the complete self-destruction of the Republican Party on a national level for a generation by triggering a literally bloody contested convention in Cleveland.

Sorry folks, Trump may be a blip in history but the values and beliefs that he represents are not. His ilk are no longer sitting silently on the sidelines, it's all out and in the open now. It's going to stay that way barring a complete and sudden radical change in American culture.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of the candidates' favorite movies on: April 12, 2016, 05:38:06 pm
Hillary and Trump have the best movie tastes here by far.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Does this election make you angry? on: April 10, 2016, 08:13:42 pm
No, just very, very sad.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Remove a Candidate on: April 10, 2016, 12:20:00 am
The opponent who could never win is much scarier than the opponent who has an outside shot, so I'd remove Cruz.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Presidential Race and Control of Congress on: April 08, 2016, 07:26:14 pm
I could see Trump delivering Congress, with possibly a substantial loss in the Senate. Not sure with the House.

Cruz, imo, would lose decently and cost them the Senate and probably dozen(s) of House seats, but not control of the House.

People have to remember that for Cruz (or anyone else) to get the nomination, they have to basically steal it from Trump. It may not technically be 'stealing' but the people will see it that way. Add a bitter, divided Republican electorate to the fact that the GOP brand has already been tarnished pretty bad by this race, and you get a recipe for disaster.

There is no happy ending here for Republicans.

This.

I went with Cruz on this one. I could see a lot of people voting against Trump and then voting straight Republican on the rest of their ballot. With Cruz (or worse yet, Ryan) the Republican brand will be significantly tarnished heading out of a brokered convention in Cleveland.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeffrey Toobin: "New York values" is classic anti-Semitic slur on: April 08, 2016, 01:07:56 pm
Jews think everything is anti-Semitic.

obama pls drone
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: North Carolina Overturns LGBT-Discrimination Bans on: April 07, 2016, 08:11:52 pm
It's a good point about psychiatry when they say that there's no cure for a lot of those disorders, so we have to make a person comfortable with whatever they have. After giving this a lot of thought, especially after I pissed off so many people over this, I found that I can somewhat relate to how transgender people feel through my own psychological issues, namely major depression and Aspergers. If you can't just tell me to stop being an aspie, you can't tell somebody else to stop being Trans. And yes, I'm being genuine here and I'm not BSing. Live and let live.


Smiley
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Cruz says he wouldn't allow abortion exceptions for rape in interview with Megyn on: April 06, 2016, 06:00:00 pm
Man, 2016 is gonna be a good year!
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Starbucks worker to Rick Scott: "You're an A*shole!" on: April 06, 2016, 05:58:30 pm
23  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: PETITION: Include Clinton vs. Cruz in GE Polls on: April 06, 2016, 12:22:42 pm
There should be separate pages for Cruz and Trump in the general election, like we had for Obama and Hillary back in 2008.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton vs. Ted Cruz on: April 06, 2016, 09:57:49 am
the only sort of people who care about the government getting shut down vote Democratic anyway.

lol. If this is the attitude the GOP is taking this November, we're probably looking at +400 EVs for Hillary.
25  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Ban ARG polls from the database on: April 05, 2016, 10:27:48 pm
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