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76  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: January 12, 2015, 09:00:54 pm
The DSCC is getting their candidate. I expect other Democrats to run, but Harris is definitely the front runner.
77  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: January 12, 2015, 12:41:52 pm
And the field is a little bit clearer. The DSCC wants Harris.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: George Zimmerman is still a violent pice of sh[inks] on: January 11, 2015, 02:13:10 pm
This guy could throw a can in the grass and everyone would have a kneejerk reaction

Does he actually have to kill someone else for people to get a clue about what sort of person he is? Good grief.
79  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boehner takes revenge: boots 2 congressmen from committees, more on the way on: January 09, 2015, 02:47:51 pm
That's not really being tough, that's just being petty. You never saw Nancy Pelosi boot members off of committees, because they didn't vote for her as Speaker. Of course, she never had so many members vote against her, but the point still stands.
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Michael Dunn sentenced to life in prison without parole on: January 08, 2015, 06:36:57 pm
I'm still surprised he was convicted at all. He said it was self-defense and usually that's accepted as the gospel in these sorts of cases.

I don't know anything about the case besides the small blurb -- that he pumped ten bullets into a carful of people.  unless he knew them beforehand, how could that meet the threshold of first-degree murder?

I'm pretty sure that first degree murder isn't contingent on whether or not you know the person. Even if you assume there was no premeditation, this case definitely is not a second or third degree one.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Michael Dunn sentenced to life in prison without parole on: January 08, 2015, 06:22:41 pm
I'm still surprised he was convicted at all. He said it was self-defense and usually that's accepted as the gospel in these sorts of cases.
82  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: January 08, 2015, 06:21:06 pm
Has Scott Brown ever lived in or perhaps visited the state of California?

https://twitter.com/ScottBrownCA
83  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: January 08, 2015, 05:58:56 pm
The DSCC will definitely get behind one candidate, as will the state party. I expect the field to be cleared for someone before it gets close to the primary.
84  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: January 08, 2015, 12:43:58 pm
No Republican is going to win this seat and there will not be an all Republican top two, as we saw with the Controller race last year, that didn't happen in the end.
85  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2018 MA Senate race on: January 07, 2015, 08:59:34 pm
Scott Brown, of course.
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: RIP Arch Moore on: January 07, 2015, 08:44:01 pm
He was convicted federally and never owned up to it. That's pretty sad, really.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Congress will be sworn in today. on: January 06, 2015, 12:13:37 pm
JONI!!! JONI!!! JONI!!!
Gardner will become a senator today? Start stacking up on condoms...

The Westminster Dog Show begins today. Very unfortunate.
88  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: January 06, 2015, 01:35:59 am
Thank you, Mikado.

That's the reason Black Republicans exist, to defend white Republicans who get into racial trouble. This isn't like Scalise made some comment that could be misconstrued, he spoke to an organization that would probably prefer that Congress be all white, so Love should have considered that prospect. Hardcore racists don't care if a black person has an R by their name, they don't make those sort of exceptions.

Or is it because black people are entitled to have their own opinions? Scalise appears to be a bigot. Love is profoundly mistaken to defend his apparent bigotry, which is offensive. But more offensive is the idea certain groups of people are not allowed to hold certain political views because of their un-normativity.

Let's judge people by the quality of what's coming out of their mouth, and not by what color their mouth is. Because that's sort of, you know, racist?

Let's be clear and not twist words, my point is that she is a newly elected representative that has not been sworn in yet and other than her, no newly elected representatives have stepped up to put up any sort of defense for Scalise. Do you really think that this is not a strategic maneuver on the part of the party to mitigate this problem? Mia Love defending Scalise does not make his affiliations any less racist, it just looks at if Republicans are playing a PR game here.

I did not say anything about her political views, my comment was in the content of her defense of Scalise, which seems to be more about making a political point than actually defending him.

"That's the reason Black Republicans exist, to defend white Republicans who get into racial trouble. "

That's realness and truth, this is politics and people want to pretend like games are not played. It's same concept as McCain picking Sarah Palin as his running mate thinking that it would gain him votes from women who supported Hillary in the Democratic Primary. When any party has issues with a certain group, they will play identity politics.
89  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: David Duke: I have a list of Republicans and Democrats who are white supremacist on: January 06, 2015, 01:10:21 am
Coming for Marcy Kaptur is lame, it's not like Republicans can win that district, it's a vote sink they created. This tea is weak, very weak.
90  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: January 05, 2015, 11:55:08 pm
That's the reason Black Republicans exist, to defend white Republicans who get into racial trouble. This isn't like Scalise made some comment that could be misconstrued, he spoke to an organization that would probably prefer that Congress be all white, so Love should have considered that prospect. Hardcore racists don't care if a black person has an R by their name, they don't make those sort of exceptions.

Or is it because black people are entitled to have their own opinions? Scalise appears to be a bigot. Love is profoundly mistaken to defend his apparent bigotry, which is offensive. But more offensive is the idea certain groups of people are not allowed to hold certain political views because of their un-normativity.

Let's judge people by the quality of what's coming out of their mouth, and not by what color their mouth is. Because that's sort of, you know, racist?

Let's be clear and not twist words, my point is that she is a newly elected representative that has not been sworn in yet and other than her, no newly elected representatives have stepped up to put up any sort of defense for Scalise. Do you really think that this is not a strategic maneuver on the part of the party to mitigate this problem? Mia Love defending Scalise does not make his affiliations any less racist, it just looks at if Republicans are playing a PR game here.

I did not say anything about her political views, my comment was in the content of her defense of Scalise, which seems to be more about making a political point than actually defending him.

I believe a Black Democrat from Louisiana has already come to Scalise's defense, FYI.

That's politics as well, with Landreiu gone, Richmond has to find a way to get funding for his district and defending Scalise could be beneficial to that.
91  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: January 05, 2015, 11:18:32 pm
That's the reason Black Republicans exist, to defend white Republicans who get into racial trouble. This isn't like Scalise made some comment that could be misconstrued, he spoke to an organization that would probably prefer that Congress be all white, so Love should have considered that prospect. Hardcore racists don't care if a black person has an R by their name, they don't make those sort of exceptions.

Or is it because black people are entitled to have their own opinions? Scalise appears to be a bigot. Love is profoundly mistaken to defend his apparent bigotry, which is offensive. But more offensive is the idea certain groups of people are not allowed to hold certain political views because of their un-normativity.

Let's judge people by the quality of what's coming out of their mouth, and not by what color their mouth is. Because that's sort of, you know, racist?

Let's be clear and not twist words, my point is that she is a newly elected representative that has not been sworn in yet and other than her, no newly elected representatives have stepped up to put up any sort of defense for Scalise. Do you really think that this is not a strategic maneuver on the part of the party to mitigate this problem? Mia Love defending Scalise does not make his affiliations any less racist, it just looks at if Republicans are playing a PR game here.

I did not say anything about her political views, my comment was in the content of her defense of Scalise, which seems to be more about making a political point than actually defending him.
92  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NY-20: Gibson retiring on: January 05, 2015, 11:05:32 pm
Bye, Felicia.
93  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Stabenow: I'm running in 2018 on: January 05, 2015, 08:44:42 pm
They control the legislature and the congressional delegation due to gerrymandering, and only wins statewide elections because they are in midterms. When the people actually turnout to vote, the GOP loses (see recent presidential elections).
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacists Conference on: January 05, 2015, 08:40:12 pm
That's the reason Black Republicans exist, to defend white Republicans who get into racial trouble. This isn't like Scalise made some comment that could be misconstrued, he spoke to an organization that would probably prefer that Congress be all white, so Love should have considered that prospect. Hardcore racists don't care if a black person has an R by their name, they don't make those sort of exceptions.
95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Louie Gohmert running for Speaker on: January 05, 2015, 12:20:42 am
Hard conservatives always insist that they can govern best, so why not give one a chance to finally have a position of authority? Let them prove their own delusions wrong on the public stage. And going into 2016, it can't hurt Democrats to have Gohmert as a GOP leader.
96  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Madigan vs. Kirk: Blowout or not? on: January 04, 2015, 09:56:46 pm
Madigan would prevail about 56-44.
97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Toomey vs. Sestak rematch on: January 04, 2015, 09:53:41 pm
Sestak 52-48. I think a Republican majority Senate is somewhat of a plus for him going into the campaign.
98  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Kind vs. Johnson on: January 04, 2015, 09:52:30 pm
Kind 52-47.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Louie Gohmert running for Speaker on: January 04, 2015, 12:29:45 pm
Democrats seriously should troll and vote for him.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma considering banning wearing hoodies in public on: January 04, 2015, 01:37:31 am
That will never stand up in court.
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