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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oldiesfreak1854 Repository of Misogynistic Posts and Pejoratives on: August 15, 2015, 07:45:00 pm
Look, Sanders definitely has a chance.

The witch was once defeated by Obama and Sanders is already building a strong momentum accross the US.

The first thing you non-believing guys need to do, is to switch that button in your heads to "Yes, Bernie CAN defeat her". And then he eventually will. In the next months, more and more Democrats and Indys will see the light at the end of that filthy, bloodless tunnel called "Hillary Clinton" and switch over to the "real guy".

How is this "misogynistic" ?

This comment is only true for Hillary - not for other women. I'm a big champion for women's rights.

It is not misogynistic, as that would mean a post based on a belief that men are superior to women. It is pejorative in that it uses an insulting or disparaging term to describe Hillary. However, the question for Nagas is do you only intend to to put up posts that have pejoratives directed at women or will pejoratives used with men and male candidates go here as well? Why conflate misogyny and pejorative use?

The difference is that this is a specifically gendered pejorative. Nobody would describe Bill Clinton as a "witch".

And, in my experience, "asshole" and "bastard" are traditionally reserved for males. In most cases, need to insult a male, use a male insult, need to insult a female, use a female insult. There are, of course, gender neutral phrases such as "idiot", but those can only take us so far. What's your point?

Neither of those terms are gendered.

And men were never killed for being called "just" "assholes" or "bastards". Women on the other were killed for being called "witch". And that systematically. I have never heard a person who was really for equal rights calling a woman a witch.

This thread though definitely shows that some people on this forum should think about their attitude towards women. Especially on the 2016 board.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: NH-Boston Herald: It Happened on: August 12, 2015, 09:13:20 am
The vitriolic hate some people here have against HRC is really incredible.

Regarding the poll: Bill Bradley also came close in 2000 to defeat Gore in the NH primary and overall it made no difference for the nomination. We'll have to see what the other polls will say.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: If Clinton is a two-term president, who is on the Democratic bench in 2024? on: August 02, 2015, 07:56:40 pm
Irrelevant premise, as no party is getting elected 5 straight times.

President Dewey agrees  with you.

Anyway Kamala Harris has potential, als has Martin Heinrich perhaps. In Murphy is elected next year perhaps ihm.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: National Review calls Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders a National Socialist on: July 22, 2015, 01:46:33 am
Bernie Sanders is not a socialist. And while the article is way over the top, it is important to note that Sanders (and other Democrats) us an "us vs them" rhetoric when discussing economic matters. And that can lead to xenophobia.

If Sanders were a socialist or even a progressive he would say that the Chinese workers also suffer from the capitalist system. And he would say that the system is to blame and not some specific people.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Contemporary Polish Politics With Prewar Parties Ressurected on: July 09, 2015, 06:19:38 am
Will you update this? I find it quite interesting Smiley
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Raises $45 Million in 1st Quarter on: July 01, 2015, 10:25:31 am
From POLITICO

Quote
Hillary Clinton is on track to raise $45 million during her first quarter as a candidate, the Democratic front-runner's campaign said on Wednesday, adding that 91 percent of donations were $100 or less. The total captures the amount Clinton has raised since she launched her presidential run in mid-April.

The campaign has said it is aiming to gather $100 million before the end of 2015.

Suck it Sanders supporters.

But you have to remember that HRC is the candidate of the BIG BANKS :-P
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton utters Southern-sounding racist remarks toward Obama, whites in SC on: May 28, 2015, 02:56:54 am
This thread is ridicoulus. Though I liked the video.

Regarding the accent: HRC lived in Arkansas for some time and I now people in Germany who usually speak high german, but also start talking in a local accent when they come back to a region where they grew up oder lived for  some time.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Vice President Rick Perry on: May 18, 2015, 06:07:27 pm
This sounds quite interesting Smiley
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Fresh Starts on: May 18, 2015, 12:00:22 pm
This is a great timeline!
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker = The next Mitt Romney? on: April 10, 2015, 10:41:03 am
I think that Walker comes off as much less elitist than Romney. So far he didn't make any gaffe that nearly compares the gaffes of Romney regarding elitism.

I think he can probably appeal to working class whites much better than Romney.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why does Clinton need to chose a male running mate? on: March 25, 2015, 04:11:05 pm
It would be great progress to have an all female ticket or a minority VP candidate.

But minorities will probably vote Democratic anyway, so I would say picking a midwestern white guy would perhaps increase the white vote for the Democrats and thus ensure a victory in 2016.

The only reason it was reasonably close in 2012 was the deficit Obama had with white voters. If you close that and keep your advantage among minority voters a victory is almost guaranteed.

All in all I would say that somebody like Mark Dayton would be a very safe pick. If I were Hillary Clinton, I would choose somebody like him.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Rise of the Grinch on: March 20, 2015, 02:45:08 pm
I really enjoy this timeline! Keep up the good work Smiley
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: AP Files Lawsuit To Get Clinton Emails on: March 11, 2015, 03:45:03 pm
The anti-Clinton media bloodlust is embarrassing.

Indeed. If only the media applied as much scrutiny to President Bush's justification for invading Iraq as they did to private citizen Hillary Clinton's e-mails, the world would probably be a much better place today.

That's true. Though in the end I don't think it will seriously hurt her chances.

Didn't Colin Powell use his privat email as well?
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FiveThirtyEight: Media attacks won't hurt Hillary among Dems on: March 11, 2015, 08:38:53 am
She explicitly arranged a domain name, pointed to dnmx records to a server in her house so that she could evade state department oversight...In other words she removed herself from government authority.  Good luck to Democrats that defend that.

I think in the end very few people will truly care about that.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chris Christie supports a "balanced" approach to vaccination on: February 02, 2015, 04:58:56 pm
What the hell is going on? This is absurd and genuinely dangerous.

"Absurd and genuinely dangerous" is a good description of the Republican party.

I'm always amazed by the new levels of craziness Republicans are able to achieve.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Fall of the House of Kerry on: October 10, 2014, 01:37:20 pm
I love this timeline! I can't wait for an update!
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Do you plan on volunteering for any candidates this cycle? on: September 21, 2014, 12:22:44 pm
I'm strongly considering volunteering for Hillary Clinton, but it depends a lot wether I have the time.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Fall of the House of Kerry on: September 19, 2014, 03:09:11 am
Another great timeline!
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carson: ISIL is like Political Correctness on: September 15, 2014, 08:05:29 am
It's really impressive how many crazy people there are who could run for the Republican nomination.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Rebirth of the Right on: July 09, 2014, 07:15:29 pm
Great timeline! Looking forward to an update!
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Rematch on: July 08, 2014, 11:56:55 am
This is my favorite 2016 timeline! Will you continue it during the presidency of Clinton?
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Rematch on: July 01, 2014, 02:47:24 pm
Go Clinton!
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Rematch on: June 29, 2014, 05:10:20 pm
Looking forward to an update!
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: the 2016ers on the Bergdahl prisoner swap on: June 09, 2014, 05:02:42 am
Rubio is probably right about the Bergdahl swap being calculated, but wouldn't any modern-day president do something for personal messaging purposes?

King made a fair point about Qatar not being very trustworthy.

Even if it was calculated it was still the right descision.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - June 2014 on: June 01, 2014, 03:15:42 pm
I couldn't even guess.
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