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276  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Longwood University Vice Presidential debate @ 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: October 04, 2016, 09:00:08 pm
90% of this debate has been about fear and terrorism.
277  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Longwood University Vice Presidential debate @ 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: October 04, 2016, 08:27:04 pm
Kaine coming across as smug and unlikable. Great choice, Hillary!
278  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will Trump and Clinton do in Long Island, New York? on: October 04, 2016, 10:58:08 am
Trump wins Suffolk, 51-46
Clinton takes Nassau, 49-47
279  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Guys, Clinton is really good on: October 02, 2016, 03:32:49 pm
Go to bed, Steve
280  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Male voting for Clinton? You may have low Testosterone! on: October 01, 2016, 01:59:24 pm
"I think it's pretty hilarious" - FF Interviewee
281  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton speaks about Sanders supporters during private event on: September 30, 2016, 10:49:38 pm
"...and that we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people donít know what that means, but itís something that they deeply feel."
 
Golly gee, why on earth don't younger voters like Hillary Clinton???
282  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: GE Wk 9: Who won the week? on: September 30, 2016, 07:57:47 pm
Clinton won the debate and commanded the post-debate narrative. I'll say Clinton.
283  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who is smarter? on: September 29, 2016, 05:22:34 pm
Clinton is smart in a Lex Luthor kind of way.
284  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gary Johnson has an "Aleppo Moment" on: September 28, 2016, 09:54:21 pm
My favorite Johnson moment in his town hall was when he emphasized how there should be "no restriction" on campaign donations, only "transparency". He lost the entire room in that particular moment.
285  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who won the first debate? on: September 26, 2016, 09:41:05 pm
It began with Trump clobbering her, but I believe Clinton turned it around.
286  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hofstra University POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: September 26, 2016, 09:11:25 pm
shout out to Trump's 400lb hacker friend
287  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hofstra University POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: September 26, 2016, 08:59:58 pm
"the African American community in inner cities has been mistreated"
"Stop and Frisk was very effective"

This guy.
288  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hofstra University POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: September 26, 2016, 08:49:54 pm
"a very against police judge"
289  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hofstra University POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: September 26, 2016, 08:35:41 pm
"Let's admonish the audience, we agreed to this."
Oh. My. God. We need a new moderator.
290  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hofstra University POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: September 26, 2016, 08:27:38 pm
Shout out to Lester Holt. Just in case you forgot he was there.
291  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hofstra University POTUS debate at 9pm ET **live commentary thread** on: September 26, 2016, 03:43:43 pm
This question has probably been asked in mock debates. Relax.

Sure, just like the death penalty question for Dukakis was probably asked in some way,...didn't stop the moderator from asking it in the most hackish way possible. Also didn't stop Dukakis from completely bungling the answer.

Count on something like that happening, and count on Hillary to bungle it too.

>Question about Bill's infidelity
>Hillary bursts into laughter
292  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Clinton and Trump: Like or Dislike? on: September 26, 2016, 01:05:23 pm
Strongly Dislike both.
293  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What does this forum think of the assertion that "debates don't matter"? on: September 26, 2016, 01:04:01 pm
They do. The debates always matter.
294  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Welp, this explains iowa and Ohio and Nevada. on: September 26, 2016, 11:17:11 am
Looks like Aleppo cut 4% into Johnson's #s. Ouch.
295  Election Archive / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: CNN/ORC: CO: Trump +1 PA: Clinton +1 on: September 26, 2016, 10:02:06 am
#ElectableCandidate
296  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie Sanders: 2016 is ďnot the time for a protest voteĒ on: September 25, 2016, 08:01:07 pm
A "protest vote"? Jesus, Bernie, you really did become a Democrat.

From someone who himself ran apart from the two-party structure and has, on multiple occasions, championed third parties, this is troubling. Not unexpected in the least, as the Democratic line has been in fear-mode for months now, but disappointing. Needless to say, just as when Sanders first endorsed Clinton, this will not bring his supporters to fold on their values and vote Clinton.
297  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Social democratic parties today on: September 25, 2016, 03:10:23 pm
Yeah, this isn't a good time to be a left-winger.

Has it ever been? Tongue
298  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: ABC/Washington Post: 64% Think Clinton Justified in Hiding Illness on: September 25, 2016, 02:51:35 pm
Astounding.
299  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: You Can't Shoot An Idea on: September 25, 2016, 02:02:05 pm

President Dewey Speaking on Racial Inequality, January 20th, 1953

  Christmas had passed and snow had fallen all throughout D.C. President Dewey now worked day and night with his chief advisors toward a monumental inaugural address. Dewey's first address had settled the nation following an intense election, and it managed to satisfy in this regard. The president now hoped to accomplish a great deal more in this term than his first, knowing Congress now aligned with him.

  Dewey delivered his speech to a roaring public on January 20th, 1953. Although few portions of it were groundbreaking or unprecedented in any way, it certainly set in motion a new heap of policy proposals. Number one on Dewey's checklist was, as it had been all throughout his presidency, "securing our national defense" and "protecting democracy's sovereignty from ulterior tendencies." Alongside the Conservative Coalition, President Dewey proposed an increase in military spending to offset recent developments in the Soviet Union.

  The Dewey Administration oversaw the creation and successful testing of the first Hydrogen Bomb in November. Eons more powerful than the atomic weaponry utilized by the United States in World War II, the incumbent administration now possessed enough power to blow apart half the planet. The president, along with the bulk of both major political parties and much of the population, believed that remaining one step ahead of the Soviets would secure the safety of the nation. In other words, things were headed in this direction regardless of whom the sitting president had been.

  Second on the president's agenda were steps towards racial equality. "Our findings across three administrations report blanket prejudice..." in relation to public schooling and transportation. Dewey declared that local governments and educational institutions which do not carry out the "equality" stipulation in Plessy v. Ferguson, nor the "equal protection" clause of the Fourteenth Amendment shall be "guided" to do so. The president's vagueness on this point sat uncomfortably with civil rights activists, many of whom remained skeptical of Washington's authenticity. Activist and sociologist W.E.B. DuBois reflected on this key moment in Color At Dusk in which he recalled the,"ongoing Two-Faced persona," of the Dewey Administration, and its "insistence something be done, all while accomplishing nothing."

  Dewey's third chief pillar called for a continued flow of steady economic reforms. For the sake of assisting businesses driven into bankruptcy by the growth of monolithic corporations, the president called for Congress to pass "definitive" anti-monopoly legislation. He called into question the validity and effectiveness of the existing anti-trust laws and demanded an overhaul of the entire system. "When Main Street thrives, America thrives." All together the speech lasted roughly two-thousand words and ended without much hurrah or exclamation.

  While the president had, according to his memoirs, rather enjoyed serving in his role and believed his programs were worth the effort, he did not look forward to serving with Richard Nixon. The two had butted-heads with the Checkers fiasco and Dewey was wary of Nixon's magician-like ability to manipulate those around him. However, firing his vice president was no longer an option. Doing so would tarnish the rickety alliance between the president and Taft's conservatives and completely halt any chance of Congressional progress. Dewey, therefore, took this opportunity to appoint as many loyal allies as possible in his new Cabinet. If he was unable to fire Nixon, he could at least outnumber him.

The Dewey Cabinet: Second Term
OfficeName
PresidentThomas E. Dewey
Vice PresidentRichard M. Nixon
Sec. of StateCharles A. Halleck
Sec. of TreasuryWayne Morse
Sec. of DefenseArthur W. Radford
Attorney GeneralHugh Scott
Postmaster GeneralArthur E. Summerfield
Sec. of InteriorNelson Rockefeller
Sec. of AgricultureEzra T. Benson
Sec. of CommercePhilip Willkie
Sec. of LaborJames P. Mitchell


President Dewey Inaugurated For Second Term, Calls for Greater Defense
The New York Times, January 21st, 1953

Dwight Eisenhower Accepts Role as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations
The Washington Post, January 30th, 1953
300  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Grant Us A Third Term! on: September 25, 2016, 12:45:12 pm
Ma, Ma, Where's My Pa!
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