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76  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Sandoval vs. Reid hypothetical on: January 02, 2015, 12:42:08 pm
Winning a constitutional office big is not a guarantee of winning federally (Robin Carnahan, Alison Lundergan Grimes, etc). Assuming that Sandoval runs, Reid has a Republican lead Senate to run against and presidential turnout, which is a big plus for Reid right out of the gate.

What about ticket splitters though?

Just because Nevada could go to HRC doesn't mean that a considerable number of people couldn't vote for her AND Sandoval.

There really aren't many recent cases of a Democratic incumbent losing a seat while their nominee for President carries the state. I never said that no one will vote for Sandoval and Clinton, but it's hard to see that much crossover happening.
77  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Sandoval vs. Reid hypothetical on: January 01, 2015, 10:44:49 pm
Winning a constitutional office big is not a guarantee of winning federally (Robin Carnahan, Alison Lundergan Grimes, etc). Assuming that Sandoval runs, Reid has a Republican lead Senate to run against and presidential turnout, which is a big plus for Reid right out of the gate.
78  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Sandoval vs. Reid hypothetical on: January 01, 2015, 08:01:22 pm
Reid will win, by 4-5%.
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Wendy Davis vs. Carly Fiorina on: January 01, 2015, 12:00:36 am
Davis would win. Voters don't like or trust CEOs for the most part.
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Concealed carrier stops assault, robbery with handgun on: December 31, 2014, 05:32:25 pm
That's more the exception and not the standard.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Toddler shoots mom at Idaho Walmart. on: December 30, 2014, 08:26:52 pm
At least it wasn't a stranger that was hurt.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 30, 2014, 02:09:40 pm
If a transcript pops up, this whole thing will blow up in Boehner's face big time. It's already bad enough as it, Democrats have a huge talking point now.
83  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 30, 2014, 12:51:45 am
Duke making threats over Scalise hardly helps Scalise any. And I doubt any Democrat that associated with him would worry much about the reveal, as Louisiana Democrats have zero to lose at this point.
84  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 29, 2014, 11:28:47 pm
12 years ago is not that long ago and Scalise was already an elected official when he spoke at that conference. He could claim ignorance, but that is never an excuse, as professionals always do their homework. His comments regarding Duke pretty much show he had an attitude that Duke's views were okay, but just needed to be presented in a more subtle, electable package.
85  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip allegedly Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 29, 2014, 06:54:14 pm
So, apparently Scalise is of the same mind of Duke, but more electable. At least according to his own words.

https://twitter.com/nielslesniewski/status/549709500492832769/photo/1
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip allegedly Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 29, 2014, 06:31:35 pm
It was twelve years ago. As long as there isn't a more recent example, forgive and forget.

Sorry, it doesn't work like that. It's not like he wasn't in any office when he did it, he was actually holding office and gave a speech to a known racist group.
I'm amazed you're out of the hospital this early after November. I guess those 5150s aren't very effective.

This could spell the end of Scalise' career, maybe, maybe not. It depends on how much controversy it generates, and what the Speaker decides.
Depends if any video surfaces in my opinion.

It's not my fault one of your leaders made a bad choice. You all need to pray that there isn't a video or transcripts. I'm just commenting on the subject.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip allegedly Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 29, 2014, 06:23:52 pm
It was twelve years ago. As long as there isn't a more recent example, forgive and forget.

Sorry, it doesn't work like that. It's not like he wasn't in any office when he did it, he was actually holding office and gave a speech to a known racist group.
88  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip allegedly Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: December 29, 2014, 04:17:08 pm
That's conterminous with his party. There is nothing to see here.
89  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Has Obama handled ISIS better than Bush would have? on: December 29, 2014, 01:44:24 am
Educate yourself. The destabilization of Iraq opened up the country to all sorts of insurgents that have been able to operate because of the instability and ISIS cropped up after the war. Bush's action played a big role in Iraq's current state. But you are entitled to your opinion.

Nothing you said dismisses my post in any way. My post stands.

Whatever, like I said, you have your opinion. I'll leave it at that.
90  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Has Obama handled ISIS better than Bush would have? on: December 28, 2014, 07:52:01 pm
ISIS is Bush's fault, he wanted to start the Iraq War and without that, there would be no ISIS.

This is just silly. If you wanted you could say it was Saddam's fault for empowering the Sunni thus creating resentment whenever the Shia inevitably took over. Or it was the British Empire's fault for creating Iraq in the first place after WWI.

You can push the post back as far as you want and find someone who "fault it is" that IS exists. You could probably even blame the Romans for some action or another that eventually led to the modern arrangement of things.

Educate yourself. The destabilization of Iraq opened up the country to all sorts of insurgents that have been able to operate because of the instability and ISIS cropped up after the war. Bush's action played a big role in Iraq's current state. But you are entitled to your opinion.
91  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Has Obama handled ISIS better than Bush would have? on: December 28, 2014, 03:50:13 pm
ISIS is Bush's fault, he wanted to start the Iraq War and without that, there would be no ISIS.
92  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Don't Get Cocky: An Observation on: December 27, 2014, 08:29:22 pm
The GOP self-destructing into a party that couldn't obstruct would be best for everyone and even Republicans should recognize that. It's not productive to have a major political party who shuts down the government over political reasons.
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN Poll: Solid economy lifts Obama approval to 2014-high on: December 27, 2014, 01:13:47 pm
Let's see, then. 1960. 1988. Even arguably 1992. I misread the statement. And no, Democrats won't be giving us a Clinton or Reagan style economy. They, if they lose, will pass on an economy that is recovering but isn't great.

A Democrat didn't win in 1988, A Republican did. Anyway, it makes no sense to constantly criticize Obama over the economy, but then try to take credit for the recovery. You can't have it both ways and you can't take credit things for you didn't do.
94  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Walker's reelection in badgerland wasn't all that impressive on: December 27, 2014, 01:10:01 pm
It wasn't anything to write home about at all, and it definitely doesn't indicate that he could carry the state running for President. No one is saying the election results aren't valid, but Democrats do have an issue with turnout.
95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama wears a tiara on: December 25, 2014, 08:09:09 pm
Coming into a non-serious thread and turning it into a nag fest is really cool.
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who should the GOP look to to give the 2015 SOTU Response? on: December 25, 2014, 04:06:12 pm
Joni Ernst. She will show exactly what the GOP means.

Airhead to represent an airheaded party. It would fit.
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN Poll: Solid economy lifts Obama approval to 2014-high on: December 25, 2014, 12:00:34 am
1980 was a year that Republican won. And Reagan's presidency was full of deficit and created the sub-prime loan mess years later.
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN Poll: Solid economy lifts Obama approval to 2014-high on: December 24, 2014, 11:53:24 pm
I'm pretty sure Democrats have never done it, because Republicans barely ever leave anything in good shape after leaving an office.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who should the GOP look to to give the 2015 SOTU Response? on: December 24, 2014, 09:59:10 pm
Michael Grimm.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN Poll: Solid economy lifts Obama approval to 2014-high on: December 24, 2014, 03:49:10 pm
So, the idea is the GOP should benefit from work they didn't do? Of course, that's how they always operate. Bush took credit for Clinton's work.

And considering that McConnell and Boehner's approval is very low, I hardly think anyone but a few extreme partisans is enthused about them.

That's politics. The economy was recovering under George H.W. Bush - but Clinton won anyway. His influence on the U.S. economy was marginal, but that didn't stop him from claiming all the credit. More credit went to the Reagan deregulation and business adjustments in the 1980s and the (conervative) Federal Reserve headed by (Republican) Alan Greenspan and the tech boom of the 1990s.

That said, I don't care particularly if Obama is responsible, as long as we take the credit, of course. As a Republican partisan, if the stars work out (and why not? The economic recovery is nothing like the Clinton boom of the late 1990s or the Reagan economic expansion of the 1980s), and we win the Presidency, the strengthening economy expands the GOP's menu of options to exercise our power.

Drastically downsize the welfare state, put Kennedy's replacement on the Supreme Court, gut the budget, and put in the 20 week abortion ban law - a strong economy can blunt the effects in 2018.

But, that's a direct contradiction of the Republican ranting that Obama wrecked the economy. It's incredibly dishonest and little silly to even try to claim credit, but that's the Republican Party for you.
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