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826  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Another Depressing Chart about Texas on: November 07, 2014, 02:58:11 am
Pretty embarrassing that Abbott's numbers were only slightly higher than those who aren't registered.
827  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Political careers that were ended on November 4th on: November 07, 2014, 12:58:36 am
This seems to be mostly just a list of people who lost. Maybe the more interesting question is - who lost but still has a potentially bright career ahead of them?
I can see John Barrah running statewide.
828  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: HuffPost on Dem targets in 2016: IL, WI, LA, NH, FL, GA, NC, PA, AZ, OH, IA, KY on: November 07, 2014, 12:09:55 am
We talk about McCaskill being a goner in 2012 because of Missouri's rightward shift...and now people here want to talk about non-scandal plagued Blunt definitely being vulnerable? Oh, Atlas Forum.
Isn't Blunt reasonably unpopular though? Nixon could run as well...

Nixon is going to run and be a legitimate contender after the Ferguson fiasco? Really?
Did not know/remember that. Cliffs?
829  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Angus King on: November 07, 2014, 12:04:18 am
Attention whore and moderate hero.
830  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Senator Polnut - Let's Do This! on: November 07, 2014, 12:03:53 am
It's my patriotic duty to endorse Polnut.
831  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank your elections you could vote in from most to least favorite on: November 06, 2014, 11:54:00 pm
The only election I could vote in the Mad Monk won. Yeah.
832  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Dems in Romney Districts, Reps in Obama Districts on: November 06, 2014, 11:53:08 pm
Gun work!
833  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: HuffPost on Dem targets in 2016: IL, WI, LA, NH, FL, GA, NC, PA, AZ, OH, IA, KY on: November 06, 2014, 07:52:02 pm
We talk about McCaskill being a goner in 2012 because of Missouri's rightward shift...and now people here want to talk about non-scandal plagued Blunt definitely being vulnerable? Oh, Atlas Forum.
Isn't Blunt reasonably unpopular though? Nixon could run as well...
834  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: HuffPost on Dem targets in 2016: IL, WI, LA, NH, FL, GA, NC, PA, AZ, OH, IA, KY on: November 06, 2014, 07:37:22 pm
Why would they list LA and KY but not MO?

I guess because Paul has been so vocal and might run for President, and Vitter had a prostitution scandal not too long ago.

Blunt has been your rank and file Republican so far.
Prostitutes aren't the reason why HuffPost thinks that Louisiana is winnable. It's because Vitter will probably go for Governor, and therefore the seat may be open.
835  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Could NY-Gov have been competitive if the GOP spent money on it? on: November 06, 2014, 07:36:50 pm
836  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who is worse: OJ Simpson or Courtney Love on: November 06, 2014, 06:44:51 am
what the christ
837  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Lock, Upset, Bold Prediction on: November 06, 2014, 06:08:11 am
Senate:

Lock: Gardner picks up Colorado
Upset: Roberts winning
Bold: Peters outpolls Durbin (yes I know PPP said this but it'd be an upset towards conventional wisdom)

House:

Lock: Peters (CA) survives.
Upset: Hays and Graham both win.
Bold: Casey comes closer to victory than Rahall.

Apart from the Hays thing, this is looking pretty damn good. I will now accept my accolades.
838  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Dialectal materialism v Neoliberal hegemonies on: November 06, 2014, 06:03:09 am
That's dialectical, you silly bourgeois "liberal"
My apologies. I deserve to be exiled to Serbia to be killed by NATO and burn for all eternity.
839  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Any other nonvoters by choice this cycle? on: November 06, 2014, 05:59:57 am
Have we figured out yet if Snowbigot is a halfwit, a long running parody or just a troll?
He's almost certainly become a fascist, who's being a leftist troll.
840  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International What-ifs / Re: What parties would you be in other countries? on: November 06, 2014, 04:17:53 am
US: Ordinarily a Democrat, may vote Green if I don't like the Democrat and that seat is safe.
UK: Probably Labour, though I'd at least consider Green if the district wasn't competitive and I didn't like the Labour candidate. Had AV or PR passed I'd probably be a Green there. In Scotland and Wales I'd probably be an SNP/Plaid Cymru voter, NFI about Northern Ireland.
Germany: Greens, I guess. May have supported SDP back in the day.
Canada: NDP. Only way I'd vote Liberal is if I lived in a Grit/Tory marginal.
Australia: Vote Green, preference Labor ahead of Liberal. Unless I lived in an electorate with a rather moderate Liberal (e.g. Malcolm Turnbull), and even then.....
New Zealand: See the UK. Except they actually have MMP, so.....
France: Urgh. I suppose I'd still support PS, but I would at least think about voting for Melencon's mob or the Greens over them in the first round.
Spain: Urgh. Podemos, I suppose. Not voting for a useless centrist patronage union party, or right-wingers. I hate the idea of hipster Stalinists though.
Ireland: Labour, other options are terrible.
Italy: Anti-Berlusconi....so the Democrats I guess?
Greece: SYRIZA.
India: INC (though my official position is anti-BJP).
Russia: A Just Russia. Reality is though Russia isn't a democracy, so what's the point?
South Africa: Democratic Alliance, or Malema's mob for the lols.
Zimbabwe: MDC. Like Russia though that's hardly a democracy either, though once Mugabe dies it may get interesting.

Don't really know enough about most other countries to make an informed judgement elsewhere.
841  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Adolf Hitler on: November 06, 2014, 01:08:41 am
FF. Really showed those bankers.
842  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: VP Mark Dayton? on: November 06, 2014, 12:58:12 am
If anything, Al Franken sounds more appealing. More liberal, but most importantly, won on running as a liberal in a light blue state (a state with an appallingly weak state GOP, but nevertheless).
Worry with Franken is that his past career might be more relevant if running for Veep and could be good attack material for the Pubs.
843  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: November 05, 2014, 10:24:55 pm
Thank god Mecha wasn't given a perma. I suspect he likely would've if Inks was still a moderator.
844  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: VP Mark Dayton? on: November 05, 2014, 10:19:56 pm
Pretty sound choice. Age could be a concern though.
845  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky on: November 05, 2014, 09:52:43 pm
Kentucky might be winnable as we held our own in their House and most statewide officers are still Democrats, but it will depend on nationalisation.

The other two are write-offs.
846  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Keystone Phil on: November 05, 2014, 09:51:18 pm
Clear FF. Congrats, Phil.
847  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster more or less Progressive than you? on: November 05, 2014, 09:50:39 pm
Less.
848  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Dialectal materialism v Neoliberal hegemonies on: November 05, 2014, 09:49:42 pm
It's your choose
849  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: KCDem vs. dirks on: November 05, 2014, 09:48:13 pm
KCDem's still around, he isn't an awful misongonist and he is entertaining. He gets my vote easily.
850  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Where did the Democrats go wrong? on: November 05, 2014, 09:42:30 pm
The simple matter is turnout.

You have to give a reason for someone to vote. In 2008 we have the inspiration of Obama and the economic collapse, in 2012 we have the defence of his legacy. In 2006 there was backlash over Bush/Iraq/etc (this also mattered in 2008, which is perhaps why we won by such a huge margin). But this? Obama has done little of note recently, and has been dogged by a underpar economy and a few scandals. Plus the right hates Obama, and they are disportionally in socio-economic groups that are more likely to turn out (older whites) than our main support groups (minorites). In general it's probably easier to find reason turn out if your party isn't in power and the man in power isn't super popular than vice versa.

I will admit that the Republicans didn't have any disaster candidates ala 2010/2012, and Braley and Udall (to name the two obvious ones) ran dud campaigns or made huge mistakes in running said campaigns. Plus also a lot of the Senate was ran on their turf, where Obama is as popular as ebola (hehehe).
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