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7151  Election Archive / 2010 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: CT: Suffolk University: Blumenthal (D) destroys McMahon on: October 21, 2010, 05:48:57 pm
Linda McMahon has spent far more on her senate race than she could ever win back even if all taxes were eliminated.
7152  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tea Party-Backed Candidates Diverge on Foreign Policy on: October 21, 2010, 05:32:06 pm
Ronald Reagan was quite the dove, actually.  The only foreign interventions of note in his 8 years as president were the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, which he pulled out of immediately as soon as things got too hot, and invading the tiny, practically-uninhabited island of Grenada.  In private, he liked to talk about how much he wanted world peace and nuclear disarmament - he almost agreed to get rid of the entire US nuclear stockpile in his 1986 summit with Gorbachev.

His foreign policy was hardly good, just, or moral, but it was certainly above-average for 20th/21st century presidents.


Ahh yes quite the Dove indeed.  he only just decided to arm Saddam, arm the Iranian's, so he could fund the Contra's, whose funding was made illegal since they were raping and killing women and children.....

Well, as I said, his wasn't the most pleasant foreign policy ever, but in terms of actually involving US troops in combat (and in signing arms limitations treaties), he's among the most dovish of 20th-century US presidents.  He was also hardly the first president under which the State Department authorized unpleasant things - the recently-revealed surreptitious infection of Guatemalans with STDs under Truman being one example.  Whatever the case, he certainly was far more of a noninterventionist than Obama (or Clinton, or Johnson, or Kennedy, or Truman, or Roosevelt, or Wilson).
7153  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tea Party-Backed Candidates Diverge on Foreign Policy on: October 21, 2010, 04:45:04 pm
Ronald Reagan was quite the dove, actually.  The only foreign interventions of note in his 8 years as president were the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, which he pulled out of immediately as soon as things got too hot, and invading the tiny, practically-uninhabited island of Grenada.  In private, he liked to talk about how much he wanted world peace and nuclear disarmament - he almost agreed to get rid of the entire US nuclear stockpile in his 1986 summit with Gorbachev.

His foreign policy was hardly good, just, or moral, but it was certainly above-average for 20th/21st century presidents.
7154  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: Mass. Governors since 1900 Survivor ROUND 12 on: October 21, 2010, 04:40:53 pm
Eliminate Romney

Keep Cellucci
7155  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tea Party-Backed Candidates Diverge on Foreign Policy on: October 21, 2010, 04:22:34 pm
My god are you guys blind??

My eyesight is functioning well enough to notice that Barack Obama has taken positions on Iraq and Afghanistan not only to the right (left?) of 2008 John McCain, but also George W. Bush, and that the supposedly "antiwar" Democrats are marching in lockstep with him.  I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt to individuals who are not yet voting in congress, and to one (Tom Coburn) who has voted against every war funding bill since March of 2008.
7156  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are you excited for the November 2, 2010 Elections? on: October 21, 2010, 02:41:52 pm
Very excited.
7157  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Tea Party/GOP are just re-branded Birchers on: October 21, 2010, 02:34:13 pm
Well, I wish the Tea Party/GOP were just re-branded Birchers, given the John Birch Society's consistent opposition to foreign intervention, but sadly they aren't.
7158  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tea Party-Backed Candidates Diverge on Foreign Policy on: October 21, 2010, 01:10:09 pm
"Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"

It's shame that you are fooled.

Well, I'm considering writing Obama's campaign and asking for my $50 back, but I certainly won't be fooled again.
7159  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: U.S. Constitutional Amendments Survivor on: October 21, 2010, 01:08:02 pm
16th amendment.

7th (an amendment that has certainly not aged well)

Jury trials?  How quaint!
7160  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should I boycott Wisconsin if Feingold loses? on: October 21, 2010, 01:06:13 pm
Maybe you can move to Canada when your state votes for Obama's opponent in 2012.
7161  Election Archive / 2010 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: CT: Suffolk University: Malloy (D) leads Foley by 11 on: October 21, 2010, 01:03:52 pm
Between this and the Senate poll I'll say outlier and also crap uni.
7162  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: Congressmen of New England Survivor ROUND 7 on: October 21, 2010, 01:03:03 pm
2 Congressman Michael CAPUANO (D-MA)
1 Congressman John OLVER (D-MA)
7163  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vs. Nixon on: October 21, 2010, 11:36:29 am
Third party.
7164  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: What's the highest PVI district the Republicans will pick up this cycle? on: October 21, 2010, 09:20:34 am
>D+8.  MA-04.

Fwank just loaned his campaign $200K.
7165  Election Archive / 2010 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: CA: Public Policy Institute of CA: Brown (D) leads by 8 on: October 21, 2010, 09:02:11 am
Whitman must be banging her head on a wall.  Hard.

Whitman has already made back all the money she's spent on the election today.
7166  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Tea Party-Backed Candidates Diverge on Foreign Policy on: October 21, 2010, 08:50:07 am
link

I just changed my WV endorsement to Raese.
7167  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 9th Circuit reinstates DADT on: October 21, 2010, 08:47:55 am
Obama could end DADT by executive order.

Anyways, the 9th circuit isn't really liberal so much as statist - they will always choose the most statist option.  When there are two equally statist options, they'll choose the more liberal of the two.
7168  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Communism or Nazism - Which is more extreme? on: October 21, 2010, 08:33:52 am
If I create an ideology called Happicandyism, and declare that the end result of a truly Happicandyist society is that everyone will be happy and get free candy, and then when the Happicandyist Party takes over a country and governs according to Happicandyist ideology, yet they do not make everyone happy or manage to provide free candy, does that mean that said country isn't "really" Happicandyist?
7169  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The most liberal Republican senate candidate this year? on: October 21, 2010, 08:08:34 am
Hoeven or Kirk

(McMahon really isn't that liberal besides being pro-choice).
7170  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Kirk held China fundraider, voted against closing outsourcing loopholes next day on: October 20, 2010, 05:38:06 pm
And he wasn't in China, he was having a conference calls with donors working in China.
7171  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: U.S. Constitutional Amendments Survivor on: October 20, 2010, 04:24:54 pm
16th
7172  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: 2010 New York Governor Candidates Survivor ROUND 2 on: October 20, 2010, 04:24:28 pm
Cuomo
7173  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MA-10/Jeff Perry (R): the victim breaks her silence on: October 20, 2010, 04:20:09 pm
Funny that among the four competitive races in Massachusetts, the MAGOP nominate their two weakest candidates in the ones thought to be most competitive, and their two strongest in the ones thought to be least competitive.

I'm guessing you're calling MA-4 as strong candidate, least competitive seat; are you talking about MA-5 and MA-6 for the others? Is there a strong candidate in MA-5 this year?

Well, Golnik (MA-5) isn't exactly "strong," he's more generic R, but compared to Hudak and Perry he's strong.
7174  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MA-10/Jeff Perry (R): the victim breaks her silence on: October 20, 2010, 04:11:35 pm
The Democrats must be desperate here if this is the "scandal" they're going to spin.

Well, I find it pretty awful.  If I were in MA-10, I'd probably vote for Jim Sheets (I) at this point.
7175  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MA-10/Jeff Perry (R): the victim breaks her silence on: October 20, 2010, 04:04:32 pm
Funny that among the four competitive races in Massachusetts, the MAGOP nominate their two weakest candidates in the ones thought to be most competitive, and their two strongest in the ones thought to be least competitive.
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