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101  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: I see the GOP being the dominant Party in the US for decades to come on: April 26, 2015, 08:50:49 am
There is pretty much nowhere left for Republicans to permanently gain white voters. They aren't going to ever win more than 60% of the white vote in a presidential election barring an unusual landslide.
102  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: MA-Gov: Healey out on: April 23, 2015, 05:53:14 pm
The election should definitely be canceled and Baker should be declared Governor for the life. It's his god given right and he must not be disturbed.
103  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Meet the GOP's unconventional new star on: April 23, 2015, 09:56:09 am
Nothing that formidable about someone who barely won in a Republican year. Republicans tend to have to work extremely hard to hold districts that are 47% Obama and up in Arizona, just look at the legislature.
104  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: SURPRISE! Some policemen are good people on: April 21, 2015, 09:55:02 am
I don't think anyone disputes that some cops are good people, but it's the bad ones we have to worry about.
105  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Cops, city officials resign en masse after black mayor is elected on: April 20, 2015, 01:54:45 pm
I'm sure it will all be blamed on the Mayor. She should have never run for office in the first place, because it created a divisive environment.
106  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Donald Trump's classy tweet about Clinton on: April 18, 2015, 12:36:44 pm
Exactly.

This does not surprise me coming from you.
107  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NH-PPP: Tossup with Hassan, double-digit lead for Ayotte against Kuster on: April 17, 2015, 07:19:24 pm
Ayotte's 2010 victory is not indication of permanent invisibility. In a state that hasn't gone Republican in a presidential election since 2000, this is a prime pickup opportunity for Democrats.
108  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: CA: Hillary leads by 6% only on: April 14, 2015, 10:58:42 am
Republicans will eat this up and not question it at all.
109  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Man captures SC police officer shoot man in back, plant tazer gun on: April 07, 2015, 11:10:17 pm
I can't believe that was edited.

He was allegedly struggling for his life because he presumed imminent jail time due to back child support. Did no one read the article?

What a disgrace.
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That doesn't justify shooting him in the back. If you shoot someone in the back and they are running away, unarmed, you are a murderer. There is no excuse for this.
110  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Man captures SC police officer shoot man in back, plant tazer gun on: April 07, 2015, 07:42:02 pm
I'm sure we'll see some interesting posts that justify shooting a person in the back.
111  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the House of Representatives be increased in size? on: April 07, 2015, 11:18:12 am
No. There are already enough seats to be gerrymandered, there is no need to add even more.

That's...a really weird argument. Overall size doesn't inherently affect malapportionment or gerrymandering, which are issues involving relative size and strengths of parties.
With the way partisanship is, the parties would get creative with more seats on the table. Without an overall fair process, adding more seats wouldn't necessarily be a positive, it would only result in more political fiefdoms popping up.
112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas passes law banning food stamp receipients from pools, movie theaters on: April 07, 2015, 11:15:30 am
I think a bill stripping all legislators of salary and benefits is a much better idea. They should not get paid to pass these sort of laws.
113  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How much do Special Interests cost in the Budget Annually? on: April 07, 2015, 12:01:19 am
Local governments have lobbyists that go to the capitol to lobby on their behalf, so lobbying and special interests are broad terms. Not all special interest groups that send lobbyists ask for money, most are more interested in legislation.
114  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Violent youth riots in Kentucky after UK loss on: April 06, 2015, 06:01:37 pm
Does it really matter that it was just about sports? It's actually more disturbing that people would go into the street and cause chaos just because their team lost. If you have that short of a fuse, you need professional help.
115  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: April 03, 2015, 09:40:47 am
Orange County Democrats tend to be more conservative than Democrats from other regions of California, so most of the contenders to replace Sanchez would be ideologically similar. Reliably Democratic PVI's aren't necessarily that progressive.

As for running for Senate, Sanchez could just use a run now as experience for when Feinstein retires. Running statewide is difficult, so a dry run doesn't hurt much.
116  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Harry Reid retires!!! on: March 27, 2015, 02:51:41 pm
2016 is not a midterm, unless Republicans somehow changed the rules when no one was paying attention, so that doesn't exactly equal easy win for Republicans. I would bet heavily on Democrats holding it.
117  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: FL-PPP: 2018. Nelson leads Scott by 4. on: March 26, 2015, 04:48:48 pm
Let's be clear that the poll says that Nelson is leading by 4, not Scott, let's be real. I wouldn't really bet big money on Scott being a guaranteed winner, he barely won in midterm elections.
118  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the House of Representatives be increased in size? on: March 23, 2015, 06:24:16 pm
No. There are already enough seats to be gerrymandered, there is no need to add even more.
119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Shoot the Gays" Measure May Make Ballot in California on: March 22, 2015, 06:34:09 pm
I wouldn't dismiss the chance it has of making the ballot, there are a lot of extremists out there and those extremists are good at framing ideas as something else in order to get them on the ballot.

It requires over 365,000 people to sign a paper and go on the record as supporting a "final solution" for gays.

That's not how extremists will frame it when they go out with the petition, though. They'll say it's a petition for the defense of marriage or something similar.
120  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Shoot the Gays" Measure May Make Ballot in California on: March 22, 2015, 06:20:13 pm
I wouldn't dismiss the chance it has of making the ballot, there are a lot of extremists out there and those extremists are good at framing ideas as something else in order to get them on the ballot.
121  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV-4: Horsford out on: March 18, 2015, 06:56:51 pm
In a presidential year, it's hard to see a Republican holding this seat, no matter who they face.
122  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Describe an Obama '12/Lonegan '13 Voter on: March 17, 2015, 12:17:54 am
Would have to be someone who voted for Obama based on Sandy relief, but otherwise has voted Republican.
123  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will MI correct the Electoral College bias towards Democrats? on: March 16, 2015, 07:35:01 pm
I'm having a hard time seeing where there is bias. The electoral college is winner take all and Democrats have reached well over 270 both times, in fair results. Bias would be using gerrymandered congressional districts to award votes, which would be disproportionate to the state wide vote. It would be very hard to justify Romney receiving 9 electoral votes while only getting 44% of the vote.
124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Schock's sexy new "personal photographer" scandal on: March 13, 2015, 09:48:34 pm
I don't care what anything about his personal relationship, the problem is that he's violated ethical rules.
125  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should schools be able to expel students because of their speech on: March 12, 2015, 07:07:08 pm
This definitely could have created a hostile environment on campus, which is something that the school has to be mindful of. I think it was the right decision.
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