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1701  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which state is the previous poster best suited to politicially and culturally? on: January 30, 2014, 11:51:40 pm
Rhode Island
1702  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Vermont on: January 30, 2014, 11:50:48 pm
FS for the weather, in spite of its terrible politics.
1703  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: January 30, 2014, 11:49:42 pm
Sandra Fluke did more to prevent abortion than any individual person in American history
1704  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Terri Lynn Land potentially in hot water over SuperPac dealings on: January 30, 2014, 11:46:45 pm
D+1!
1705  Election Archive / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: LA-Rasmussen: Sen. Landrieu (D) down by 4 on: January 30, 2014, 01:35:11 pm
Like the NC poll, seems too sunny for Republicans -- most likely, this is roughly tied at 45-ish (and that is very dangerous for Landrieu).
1706  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: NH-Purple Strategies: Romney and Hillary ahead on: January 30, 2014, 01:09:11 pm
Way to instantly make your poll invalid by including Romney...though I am surprised he did so well.

I'm pretty sure as an actual former nominee Romney's name recognition is far higher than any actual potential 2016 candidate.
1707  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Congress considers eliminating public funding of party conventions on: January 30, 2014, 01:07:56 pm
Can't think of any reason to oppose this.
1708  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Branden Cordeiro on: January 30, 2014, 01:00:15 pm
New and not versed in forum lore, but seems like he'll make a great addition to the forum in time.
1709  Election Archive / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NH-Purple Strategies: Scott Brown tied with Jeanne Shaheen on: January 30, 2014, 12:43:40 pm
I wonder what kind of pressure Moran is applying.
1710  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Waxman to retire on: January 30, 2014, 12:18:46 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/henry-waxman-to-retire/2014/01/30/c06485fa-892d-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html
1711  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel opinion poll thread on: January 30, 2014, 11:56:08 am
From what I understand, I didn't think a full-on new Netanyahu party was a possibility -- I thought Netanyahu wanted to take himself and a few loyal defectors (like Gamliel/Steinitz) into Yisrael Beiteinu and crown Lieberman as his successor. I didn't think Netanyahu personally had the sort of appeal to personally create a new party and come in first, like that poll shows.

Also, who would break away with Netanyahu?

I'm guessing Rubi Rivlin and Tzachi Hanegbi would be the only sure bets. Maybe Yisrael Katz? Livnat???

Netanyahu strongly backed Rivlin being replaced with Edelstein as Knesset Speaker after the 2013 election.
1712  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Death Penalty imminent for Boston Bomber on: January 29, 2014, 07:47:39 pm
I will be disgusted if he doesn't get the death penalty when he is found guilty.
1713  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Ultra Vulnerable Mark Kirk 2016: Is he Toast? on: January 29, 2014, 07:46:35 pm
Can't Obama come back and run? Does he want to?

He could. Andrew Johnson did it, and John Quincy Adams served in the House. However, it's not going to happen. I also think Michelle running is a liberal dream too. It'd be nice, and someone of her statue could probably win, but also extremely wishful thinking.

She won't run in 2016 obviously, but maybe at the next crossroads? 2020 is it? Just like Hillary ran for the Senate in 2002. Smiley

Hillary ran in 2000, and for a very brief period in January 2001 (because the new Congress is sworn in before the new President) served as Senator and First Lady simultaneously.
1714  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Reid to vulnerable Dems: Run with Obama on: January 29, 2014, 07:45:01 pm
I'm in total agreement with Reid, all vulnerable Democrats should feature Obama in their campaigns as heavily as possible.
1715  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Shannon running for U.S. Senate-2 on: January 29, 2014, 07:42:15 pm
Lankford probably has slightly more name recognition on account of his position of Falls Creek Baptist Church Camp director for the entire state prior to running for Congress. 

I like how this is a more prominent position than speaker of the state House.
1716  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-11) threatens reporter during an interview. on: January 29, 2014, 11:34:25 am
For a Staten Island fellow he's being courteous Wink
1717  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Into 2014, Republicans still worried most about terrorism for some reason on: January 29, 2014, 11:33:36 am
The most interesting tidbit I saw is that it is now Democrats, not Republicans, who are more concerned about crime.
1718  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kshama Sawant to Live Stream Socialist Response to SOTU on: January 29, 2014, 11:31:07 am
Kshama Sawant's destructive ideology belongs firmly in the past.

Sure, just like Reagan's.

His original, 1940s-1950s ideology? Certainly.

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Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat.

Reagan's response to Sam Donaldson (September 1982), on whether he shared any blame for the ongoing recession

No, I mean his awful, trickle-down, cold warrior, and unethical arms-dealings ideology.

Ah. You should've expressed yourself clearer in that case Smiley

Well, the 'cold warrior' part of his ideology definitely belongs to the past -- after all, the Cold War is over Tongue . And I'd have to support an end to unethical arms deals as well -- ideologically speaking, all arms deals should be ethical. So we definitely have points of agreement.

Well most people think "conservative, trickle-down economics" when they think of Reagan, not his Democratic years. Tongue

True, but educated people would consider his whole biography.

And you're just getting technical. What I mean by Cold Warrior is the gung-ho "toppling lefty national governments is fine, even if they're democratically elected" attitude, and what I mean by arms deals is Iran-Contra.

Well, when a democratically elected government begins to oppress its own people, subvert the rule of law/democracy, and act aggressively towards its neighbors, I would have to say the option of toppling it is one that should be considered as a response, though it should never be the primary one. (During the Cold War, the chief consideration was, of course, which broad international ideology that government was in favor of; such is no longer really relevant in 2013).

Iran-Contra was not an ethical arms deal, so I would agree with you that trading arms with fundamental-religious, Iran- or Iran-style regimes certainly does belong in the past.
1719  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kshama Sawant to Live Stream Socialist Response to SOTU on: January 28, 2014, 11:19:46 pm
Kshama Sawant's destructive ideology belongs firmly in the past.

Sure, just like Reagan's.

His original, 1940s-1950s ideology? Certainly.

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Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat.

Reagan's response to Sam Donaldson (September 1982), on whether he shared any blame for the ongoing recession

No, I mean his awful, trickle-down, cold warrior, and unethical arms-dealings ideology.

Ah. You should've expressed yourself clearer in that case Smiley

Well, the 'cold warrior' part of his ideology definitely belongs to the past -- after all, the Cold War is over Tongue . And I'd have to support an end to unethical arms deals as well -- ideologically speaking, all arms deals should be ethical. So we definitely have points of agreement.
1720  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kshama Sawant to Live Stream Socialist Response to SOTU on: January 28, 2014, 11:11:21 pm
Kshama Sawant's destructive ideology belongs firmly in the past.

Sure, just like Reagan's.

His original, 1940s-1950s ideology? Certainly.

Quote
Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat.

Reagan's response to Sam Donaldson (September 1982), on whether he shared any blame for the ongoing recession
1721  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kshama Sawant to Live Stream Socialist Response to SOTU on: January 28, 2014, 11:06:12 pm
Kshama Sawant's destructive ideology belongs firmly in the past.
1722  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Thomas Massie (KY-4) has an opponent on: January 28, 2014, 11:01:41 pm
Massie is a Tea Party follower.

Which certainly can be only an advantage in Kentucky as a whole, not just northern Kentucky!

Tell that to Todd P'Pool and friends.

Todd P'Pool ran in a statewide election; Democrats do still have some strength in the state executive elections, though that looks set to fall apart in 2015. But at the federal level, this is an area that has voted for Massie, Romney, Paul, and McConnell in landslides. (And I'm eyeballing, but from the county map on Our Campaigns I think P'Pool may have won KY-4, though he obviously lost the state as a whole).
1723  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Thomas Massie (KY-4) has an opponent on: January 28, 2014, 10:53:45 pm
Massie is a Tea Party follower.

Which certainly can be only an advantage in Kentucky as a whole, not just northern Kentucky!
1724  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Thomas Massie (KY-4) has an opponent on: January 28, 2014, 10:48:53 pm
I haven't been able to find anything about an opponent to Massie in 2014 except for news about Steve Stevens deciding not to run.

Peter Newberry filed to run as a Democrat today.

I googled that name. Would that be the University of Wisconsin economics professor named Peter Newberry, the Pennsylvania State University economics professor named Peter Newberry, or the Boston, Massachusetts doctor named Peter Newberry? No other Peter Newberries are prominent enough to make the front page. I don't think northern Kentucky would like to vote for a carpetbagger, never even mind that he's a Democrat.
1725  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Thomas Massie (KY-4) has an opponent on: January 28, 2014, 10:43:01 pm
I don't think the Republicans have any national rising stars.

Aren't you referring to the Democrats, whose backup to running a 69-year-old for President in 2016 will be 73 years old? By contrast, Republicans are brimming with young talent and leadership.

The local media seriously believed Massie would run unopposed. I know they're absolutely livid that anyone dared to run against him.

I haven't been able to find anything about an opponent to Massie in 2014 except for news about Steve Stevens deciding not to run. Whoever it is is keeping such a low profile that Massie may as well be unopposed (as he basically was in the general election in 2012, winning by massive 27-point margin, clearly demonstrating the support the Republican party, and perhaps especially its right wing, has from the population of northern Kentucky).
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