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126  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Sean Hannity vs Glenn Beck on: April 25, 2014, 02:28:55 pm
Beck. He is way less of a hack then Hannity.
127  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: which 1988 candidate would you rather see as the 2016 dem nominee on: April 25, 2014, 02:27:31 pm
Biden easily.
128  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: DEMOCRATS ONLY: Who would you vote for in this primary? on: April 25, 2014, 02:27:07 pm
Schweitzer.
129  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: is the Family Research Council a hate group? on: April 25, 2014, 12:25:34 am
The FRC is a bait group. Like Dobson's Focus on the Family, its semi-conscious purpose is to channel Christians who may otherwise be compelled by conscience to support social justice-oriented issues into hard right politics instead.
130  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What didn't the electorate like about the 1980s democratic party? on: April 23, 2014, 10:04:43 am
It's simple: the Republican Party was offering more handouts and freebies at the time than the Democrats. People were told by President Jelly Belly that they could receive massive amounts of tax cuts without ever having to pay for them through spending cuts; the modern Republican Party, its explosive tendencies of debt accumulation and the beginning of our debt problems were born.  The older generation at the time - accustomed to voting Democrat - could jive with Reagan's message of "we'll give you more social programs and more money, but the only thing standing in the way of doing that are all of these welfare queens and young bucks". Herego the Reagan Dixiecrats.

Of course, the concept of selfish entitlements and a "me, me, me" attitude rang true with the Baby Boomers, who have no doubt been the worst generation of human beings ever to walk this planet. The attitude shift wasn't one of maturity, but rather one of embracing the next phase of selfish entitlement in their already-privileged lives. In the 60s and 70s, it was all about protest culture and free love because that's what kept their asses safe and out of war. Unlike their parents - who actually knew hardship - when they started working, they wanted to keep all of it for themselves. That mentality has recently gave way to the desire to cut and cut and cut program after program to preserve their own entitlements as they draw nearer to Death's Door, and is the only response/solution to a lifetime of them pissing away everything every previous generation worked so hard to build. Truly an entitled bunch, from the cradle to the grave.

In summary, a combination of all reward and no sacrifice, massive amounts of credit fueling unrealistic and unsustainable economic growth/the ability to live outside their means, and the promise from Reagan and Republicans to deliver on all of that - backed by strong-arming the vulnerable Democratic caucus into acquiescing - was what pushed the selfish and materialistic Baby Boomers into the Republican Party as their generation began voting en mass. The "Reagan Democrats" play a part, sure, but it was the sway of the Baby Boomers that created the political climate of the 1980s. Now, they're freaking out because they see the Millennials beginning to rip their electoral power away from them and restoring the country to the economic principles that existed before they spent a lifetime plundering it. Here's to hoping they won't get to spend their final years doing what they've been doing for decades.

Perfect.
131  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Republicans need to expand the map. Here's my proposal. on: April 23, 2014, 08:41:29 am
I've always thought that even if the GOP does well in the Mid-West Democratic map expansion in the Upper South and the South-West could undo it.

The "problem map" for the GOP:



It's a narrow win for the Democrats but you can see how even a clean sweep of the Mid-West can be undone by NC, VA, AZ, CO, and FL.
132  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Federal Judge Orders IN To Recognize Terminally Ill Womans Same-Sex Marriag on: April 23, 2014, 08:26:07 am
133  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you could change the outcome of one of these elections, which would you? on: April 23, 2014, 07:26:33 am
1968, but out of these certainly 2000.

The cynic in me thought of changing 1976 to set Ford up to fail.

134  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Atlas, let's talk about race on: April 22, 2014, 11:20:52 am
When Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio walk into a Wall-Mart, loss prevention sees a white person.
135  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should job required drug testing be illegal? on: April 22, 2014, 03:40:31 am
136  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama reportedly planning mass pardon of drug sentences on: April 21, 2014, 06:22:03 pm
I pray this happens. America needs to stop eating its young.
137  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Elizabeth Warren on: April 20, 2014, 10:11:35 pm
Huge FF
138  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion of Cliven Bundy on: April 20, 2014, 10:09:54 pm
An idiot who needs to fullfill his contract obligations.
139  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker not having a college degree is going to crush him in crucial swing areas on: April 20, 2014, 09:54:48 pm
Zuck dropped out to found one of the most transformative, significant companies in modern history.

Pffft.
140  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 19, 2014, 09:03:22 pm
You can still watch it here (don't know for how long though): http://tv.nrk.no/program/koid21001114/gaddafis-hemmelige-liv

It's called "The Secret Life of Gaddafi" and I see now that it is in fact British.

Thanks.
141  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 19, 2014, 11:25:02 am
Oh wow that's worse then I thought. Can you give me the name/link to the documentary please?

The thing is Saddam did things like that to. Killing people by putting them feet-first into plastic shredders, security forces smashing a newborn against a wall to make a point, endless torture, ect.

Never mind Uday and Qusay who were even worse (personally, at least).
142  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 19, 2014, 12:59:24 am
Obama governs as a hawk? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard for quite some time. I think you should have a really hard time trying to find someone who thinks Osama bin Laden or Muammar Gaddafi actually deserved to live. Even Saddam Hussein doesn't come remotely close to the cruelty those two persons embodied. Most Libyans today pretty much consider Gaddafi as the equivalent to Satan. Few people since Hitler has perpetrated more evil than Gaddafi.

Saddam Hussein was much, much worse then either Gaddafi or Bin Laden.
143  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker not having a college degree is going to crush him in crucial swing areas on: April 19, 2014, 12:55:55 am
Shouldn't the President be an extraordinary person though?  It's a really important job, an average person should never be President. 

The question is whether the person has the qualifications and skills needed to be President.  A college degree is not necessary, you just want a person to have gained knowledge and experience some other way.

The thing is going to College doesn't make anyone "extraordinary" and being elected & re-elected (recall) Governor in a swing state probably means you're not an "average person" either.

This issue will literally affect nothing and I don't see why anyone thought to make a deal about it begin with.
144  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker not having a college degree is going to crush him in crucial swing areas on: April 18, 2014, 10:13:15 pm
145  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christopher Hitchens: The Case Against Hillary Clinton on: April 17, 2014, 07:09:01 pm
Her support for the Iraq War is a serious issue, does America want another hawk in the White House?
Well, America seems to be fine with hawks, considering they've elected them since 1952.

Are you saying that Carter was a hawk?

Carter Doctrine/Material Intervention In Afghanistan/End of Detente.
146  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: U.S denies visa to Hamid Abutalebi, Iranian choice for U.N Ambassador on: April 17, 2014, 07:06:33 pm
At least this guy didn't get his country convicted of being a terrorist state by the World Court like Roberts Gates did. His being appointed as Defense Secretary, and being kept on by a President who ran on the slogan "change" was just ridiculous.

International law only really applies to lesser nations.
147  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 17, 2014, 03:23:36 pm
148  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Elizabeth Warren looking more like a candidate? on: April 17, 2014, 10:56:09 am
As you said, she won't run. If she did, she would likely have better odds of stopping Clinton than anyone else on the left. College kids and progressives love her, but she's too far left of the American mainstream, especially after 8 years of Obama. She would get decimated in a general election by any but the weakest Republicans (she may beat Bush, Santorum or Jindal, but even that would be a long shot. Cruz would beat her easily.)

No he wouldn't.
149  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who's likely to win the 2016 GOP South Carolina primary? on: April 16, 2014, 04:38:45 pm
There is utterly zero need for most of those options to be present in the poll. Jesus.

Voted Walker.
150  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Keep on digging, Louisiana. Keep on digging. on: April 16, 2014, 01:59:27 pm
I can't help but think that modern social conservationism has morphed into institutionalized ignorance.
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