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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Grade Night Three of the DNC on: Today at 12:27:15 am
A++  It was every thing a mainstream conservative party should reflect.  What exactly was that anti-trade, anti-free-market anti-NATO doom and gloom sh**t-show on TV last week anyway?

Tonight leaves me more convinced that this is a real party realignment.  By 2030, GOP = mid 20th century Dems (anti-trade, pro-jobs programs, very racist/nativist wing, vaguely isolationist/anti-war FP, ) and Dems = 19th century R's (aggressive on civil rights, vaguely libertarian economics, serious corruption problems, vaguely internationalist FP)  is totally plausible IMO.

One thing to think about though - the future of these parties, the people currently in their 20s and 30s, is not like that at all.  Younger Republicans were less supportive of Trump and are more aligned with the traditional GOP ideas on economics while being more libertarian on social issues.  Younger Democrats are left-wing in both economics and social issues and are becoming more isolationist by the minute.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Grade Night Three of the DNC on: July 27, 2016, 11:49:12 pm
A++  It was every thing a mainstream conservative party should reflect.  What exactly was that anti-trade, anti-free-market anti-NATO doom and gloom sh**t-show on TV last week anyway?
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 25, 2016, 08:24:02 pm
What the heck was that?
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Grade the first night of the RNC on: July 18, 2016, 11:06:19 pm
D.  Giuliani was good.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 10:14:13 pm
Moderate republicans, how do you imagine someone like John Kasich or Jeb Bush actually appealing to all these lunatics? Honestly if you think the GOP will get less insane by 2020 I think you'll be dissapointed.

We are indeed aware of this reality, but still we fight.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 18, 2016, 07:25:33 pm
If people like me leave the party, that just gives them even more power.

Bingo.

The party has already left you, friend. What we are seeing this week is the Republican Party. Its biggest factions are now Trumpites and Cruzians—if you're okay with that reality, stay. But moderates aren't going anywhere among the GOP's ranks. Not anymore.

Then where do you suggest we go?
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: What's more important: democracy, or liberalism/secularism? on: July 16, 2016, 08:12:55 am
Liberalism > Democracy > Secularism (at least, the Kemalist version of secularism)

This - though I'd say some secularism, or more accurately - religious neutrality, falls within the liberalism category.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who are your family and friends voting for in November? on: July 13, 2016, 08:33:45 pm
Most of my friends are Young Republicans so.... Gary Johnson.  Maybe a few votes for Castle and Hillary sprinkled in the mix.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for in the Austrian Presidential runoff re-vote on: July 03, 2016, 04:00:38 am
Van der Bellen
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Process / Re: Ken Cuccinelli Wants to Shake Up the RNC on: July 03, 2016, 03:26:44 am
As much as I can't stand Trump, it isn't the job of the RNC to stop a candidate from participating in the process.

I see this as yet another move to weaken the national parties and and empower interest groups.  Very sad.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 09:45:29 pm
Congratulations to all those who are no doubt delighted: Putin shills, PRC bots, trots, fascists, Nazis, reprobates, people who plan on being dead in the next year, anti-Semites etc

This.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Heath Shuler (D) vs. Susan Collins (R) - who would you support? on: June 21, 2016, 10:59:45 pm
Collins/Kirk (R)  #DreamTicket!
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Brexit or Bremain? on: June 21, 2016, 07:41:16 am
Bremain (R)

I'm tired of campaigns based on xenophobia and lies - and that seems to be all that the Brexit folks can come up with.  I also think that Brexit would give aid and comfort to Scottish nationalists and violates the spirit of the effort to keep the UK itself together.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Tennessee? on: June 14, 2016, 07:16:22 pm
The freedomiest of all freedom states.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Johnson win any states? on: June 10, 2016, 07:55:05 pm
Even if he got 15%, which would be an epic success for him, he wouldn't win any states (see Perot).  I guess the question is - if he won a state, which would be the first one?  My best guess would be Utah.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Libertarian National Convention thread on: May 29, 2016, 02:14:26 pm
This is so awful.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Your reaction to this map? on: May 08, 2016, 10:50:03 am
Great fear for the future of our country.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics - Version 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24) on: April 24, 2016, 12:53:50 pm
Who are NEOS folks voting for?
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics - Version 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24) on: April 24, 2016, 12:38:37 pm
As bad as this result is, I'm even more depressed that it is driven by younger people.  At least in the US, the far-right anti-immigrant sentiment is coming mainly from olds.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Last president from the opposite party you consider an FF on: April 20, 2016, 12:25:01 am
LBJ.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which NY counties will produce the best results for each of the 5 candidates? on: April 20, 2016, 12:11:11 am
Cruz and Kasich do better among younger voters, who are more anti-Trump than older Republicans. Trump's best age group is baby boomers and middle-aged (45-70). Gives me hope for the future, at least...

Rubio was dominant among young Republicans when he was running, and they seem to have split between Cruz and Kasich since then.

Agreed.  I know hundreds of younger Republicans.  I can count on one hand the number that supported Trump in the primary.  I don't know more than six or seven who have said they'll vote for Trump if he's the nominee.  That number will go up once he's actually the nominee, but it ain't going to be pretty.

Meanwhile, Rubio had North Korea levels of support among these folks.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: CNN Milwaukee, WI Republican town hall @8pm ET **live commentary thread** on: March 29, 2016, 08:02:58 pm
I love how we need to get the feds out of education by having the federal government intervene to stop a set of standards that was created by a consortium of leaders from states and voluntarily adopted in decisions made by states.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Poll: How embarrassing is Trump/Rep. conduct to you ? on: March 26, 2016, 05:49:00 pm
R/Very Embarrassed.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton (D) vs. Kasich (R) vs. Paul (L) vs. Sanders (G) vs. Cruz (C) (cont.) on: March 25, 2016, 08:12:05 pm
[1] Kasich
[2] Paul
[3] Bloomberg
[4] Webb
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your UK "I Side With..." results? on: March 25, 2016, 08:06:59 pm
85% - Conservative
82% - Liberal Democrats
80% - Labour
75% - UKIP
66% - Green
73% - SNP
37% - BNP
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