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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Mexican Elections 2017-18 on: June 24, 2017, 08:53:45 pm

I've heard talk of the PAN-PRD alliance running Anaya for President and Alejandra Barrales for governor of Mexico City to smooth things out for both of them? How accurate would you say that is and do you think those plans would affect a potential PAN-PRD alliance?

Yep, that is what I am reading as well.  Of course there are flies in the ointment.   PAN's  Zavala is opposed to this deal, especially the part where she is not the PAN candidate, and while she will not run as an independent, her faction might not go all in during the campaign.  Current head of Mexico City Mancera who would most like the PRD candidate could end up running separately as an independent.  It is not all that clear yet that Anaya and Barrales unite their respective parties behind this alliance with defections to AMLO or independent runs.

Certainly, and even if Mancera wouldn't want to run as an independent there's a contingent of perredistas who would end up going for AMLO anyway.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Mexican Elections 2017-18 on: June 24, 2017, 01:11:42 pm
Doesn't look like Zavala's national tour is going well for her, is it?

It's not.  She seems to be losing ground to PAN president Anaya.  The more people see of her the more unpopular she seems to get.  Her poll rating is falling to to about the same as a generic PAN candidate.  This means Anaya is gaining ground internally within PAN and as a result PAN has decided to go for an opposition alliance, which is what Anaya is pushing for versus Zavala's position of going it alone.

I've heard talk of the PAN-PRD alliance running Anaya for President and Alejandra Barrales for governor of Mexico City to smooth things out for both of them? How accurate would you say that is and do you think those plans would affect a potential PAN-PRD alliance?
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Mexican Elections 2017-18 on: June 24, 2017, 02:33:04 am
I wonder if Osorio Chong's role in (denying) the government spying scandal will have any effect on his chances, seeing as he looks to be the likely PRI nominee.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Mexican Elections 2017-18 on: June 23, 2017, 12:16:00 am
Doesn't look like Zavala's national tour is going well for her, is it?
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Full text of the Senate's health care bill released on: June 22, 2017, 12:39:43 pm
It defunds PP and Paul has already come out against it. Are Chuck Todd's 3 senators him, Collins, and Murkowski?
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TX governor signs bill allowing providers to deny LGBTQ youth child welfare on: June 16, 2017, 10:31:21 pm
It won't happen, this is just fearmongering by people who are hellbent on fighting against an imaginary threat of a Christian Theocracy that much of the left believes is real.

Don't deny the power of the Dominionist movement in the American Right.

It has no power.

Corporations and wealthy donors have the power in both major parties.  And corporations, whether they support Republicans or Democrats, almost unanimously take liberal stances on social issues.  That's why social conservatives haven't been very successful.

...Do you know what this thread is about?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi Team Up on: June 15, 2017, 08:23:11 pm
Ted Nugent joins in:

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Ted Nugent: I won't use 'harsh' language anymore

Ted Nugent promised Thursday that he will step back from saying “anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”


Nugent, who has been widely criticized for making inflammatory statements that were seen as suggesting acts of violence against former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, told 77WABC Radio in New York that he has “reevaluated” his language and that he will no longer use that kind of rhetoric.

“At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me I just can’t use those harsh terms,” he said. “I cannot and will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left, in the Democrat and liberal world, that we have got to be civil to each other.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/338064-ted-nugent-i-wont-use-harsh-language-anymore

Huh, did he do this after Gabby Giffords was shot?
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 61% of Americans believe Trump has tried to impede or obstruct the investigation on: June 15, 2017, 02:25:23 pm
I wonder, that probably doesn't mean 61% support impeachment...

PPP recently found a small plurality in favor of impeachment, 47-43.  http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2017/06/plurality-of-voters-think-trump-obstructed-justice.html

So logically about 15% of Americans don't consider obstruction of justice an impeachable offense.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 61% of Americans believe Trump has tried to impede or obstruct the investigation on: June 15, 2017, 01:51:56 pm
I wonder, that probably doesn't mean 61% support impeachment...
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Claudia Tenney's office receives email saying "one down, 216 to go." on: June 14, 2017, 12:40:54 pm
Pelosi made a comment today that no one after Obama or Trump receives as many threats as she does. So many messed up people out there.
That statement didn't seem absurd to me. Pelosi is quite the villainous figure among the right. I've never understood it. She is no Hillary Clinton, however bad her politics may be.

I think it's because she's a figurehead as *the* Democratic congresswoman. And she's from San Francisco.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Vox Populi - June 1993 General Election on: June 13, 2017, 03:06:01 pm
Looks like Labour's taking a beating.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Puerto Rico status referendum - June 11 on: June 12, 2017, 02:11:32 am
You really think an issue this massive should be decided based off a non-binding referendum that 22% of the voters participated in and even less voted yes for?

I know Democrats are desperate for ways to make poor whites irrelevant, but this is just sad.

Why is turnout an issue for this, but never anything else in this country?
Anti-statehooders claim that the referendum was meant to be non-binding, and argue that for a referendum (as opposed to an election for an office) should have high turnout due to the fact that it is not something that can be "undone" in a future election.

Well, they should have voted then.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 97% of Puerto Ricans vote to become 51st state (Ninety-Seven Percent!) on: June 12, 2017, 12:24:34 am
97% of referendums like this are done to conduct partisan/sectarian headcounts to further government tyranny.

The cruel tyranny of representation in Congress
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Puerto Rico status referendum - June 11 on: June 12, 2017, 12:10:15 am
You really think an issue this massive should be decided based off a non-binding referendum that 22% of the voters participated in and even less voted yes for?

I know Democrats are desperate for ways to make poor whites irrelevant, but this is just sad.

Why is turnout an issue for this, but never anything else in this country?
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 97% of Puerto Ricans vote to become 51st state (Ninety-Seven Percent!) on: June 11, 2017, 11:21:44 pm
They either need to become a state or become an independent country.

Same for all other US territories.

What about what the people of Puerto Rico want?  When did you decide that?  Why not let them decide, but it seems white liberals know best how the browns should be governed.

Well, we did let them decide today. That's the point.

They didn't want to decide today, clearly.  They will decide at a time and place of their choosing, not when racist whites decide it best suits their political desires.

I didn't set up the plebiscite. The territorial government did.

And the Puerto Rican voters decided they didn't give af.  They've been asked to vote on this every year for the last 20 years but some people just wont drop their wet dream.

Most people don't vote for president. Should we give that up? Hell, only 27% of eligible voters voted for Trump. Does that make him illegitimate?
Absolutely.  He should be removed from office.

Obama? Bush? Clinton? Bush I? Reagan?
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 97% of Puerto Ricans vote to become 51st state (Ninety-Seven Percent!) on: June 11, 2017, 11:10:28 pm
They either need to become a state or become an independent country.

Same for all other US territories.

What about what the people of Puerto Rico want?  When did you decide that?  Why not let them decide, but it seems white liberals know best how the browns should be governed.

Well, we did let them decide today. That's the point.

They didn't want to decide today, clearly.  They will decide at a time and place of their choosing, not when racist whites decide it best suits their political desires.

I didn't set up the plebiscite. The territorial government did.

And the Puerto Rican voters decided they didn't give af.  They've been asked to vote on this every year for the last 20 years but some people just wont drop their wet dream.

Most people don't vote for president. Should we give that up? Hell, only 27% of eligible voters voted for Trump. Does that make him illegitimate?
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 97% of Puerto Ricans vote to become 51st state (Ninety-Seven Percent!) on: June 11, 2017, 11:01:55 pm
They either need to become a state or become an independent country.

Same for all other US territories.

What about what the people of Puerto Rico want?  When did you decide that?  Why not let them decide, but it seems white liberals know best how the browns should be governed.

Well, we did let them decide today. That's the point.

They didn't want to decide today, clearly.  They will decide at a time and place of their choosing, not when racist whites decide it best suits their political desires.

I didn't set up the plebiscite. The territorial government did.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 97% of Puerto Ricans vote to become 51st state (Ninety-Seven Percent!) on: June 11, 2017, 10:50:17 pm
They either need to become a state or become an independent country.

Same for all other US territories.

What about what the people of Puerto Rico want?  When did you decide that?  Why not let them decide, but it seems white liberals know best how the browns should be governed.

Well, we did let them decide today. That's the point.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bernie says the current Democratic strategy is an "absolute failure". on: June 11, 2017, 10:40:47 pm
He lost a primary by double digits, so his way of doing things doesn't lead to winning.

Is that why Reaganism died out after 1976?
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who on: June 11, 2017, 05:01:20 pm
What's wrong with a woman as a Doctor? I think it's long overdue.

Then its not the Doctor anymore. You don't make James Bond a woman. You don't make Superman or Batman a woman. I am all for making the women characters stronger and stronger, but as soon as they do a Doctor sex change then it won't be Doctor Who anymore.

The Master is a woman and she's doing just fine.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Puerto Rico status referendum - June 11 on: June 11, 2017, 02:39:11 pm
It says "we can expect 500k+ votes," which seems shockingly low to me.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The kids strike again: Donny Jr. admits Trump ask Comey to drop Flynn case on: June 11, 2017, 02:47:33 am
Did you even watch the video?
Yes I have are you unaware Trump an his lawyers deny that he ever talked about Flynn to Comey?
He said "my father never says things ambiguously," not "my father told Comey to back off." This wasn't even a nice try. It was a miserable failure on your part.

So there wasn't any ambiguity when he told Comey to "let Flynn go"? It was a direct order?
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, 2017 - Election Day and Results Thread on: June 09, 2017, 12:51:40 am
What's the deal with Cornwall? Looks like all the outstanding constituencies are there.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Mexican Elections 2017-18 on: June 07, 2017, 12:31:08 pm
Looks like the PRD (and AMLO's personality) may be the kingmakers here.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ABC: Comey will stop short of saying Trump obstructed justice on: June 06, 2017, 01:52:10 pm
So he's not going to take an explicit stance on the matter. Seems like the Clinton email thing has affected his thinking.
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