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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: PAPOY Creepfest 2017 on: March 23, 2017, 03:30:42 pm
Not sure. My apartment always smells like burnt toast, so it's hard to distinguish.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump: Elizabeth Warren as my opponent “would be a dream come true” on: March 19, 2017, 06:40:22 pm
Well, that's because she's a woman and a lot of voters (particularly working class voters) don't look at female politicians the same way they look at male ones.

But we're not allowed to say this.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: PAPOY Creepfest 2017 on: March 12, 2017, 03:03:46 am
For your consideration.

4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: This is the greatest 2016 election-related article I've ever read on: March 10, 2017, 01:52:14 pm
Still not sure what is so threatening about admitting that some sexism exists, but of course all these responses are to be expected. Roll Eyes
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the pee tape is released.... on: March 03, 2017, 02:44:17 pm
I think y'all are overreacting a wee wee bit.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Was Obama's Healthcare the biggest blunder & missed opportunity for a Dem? on: March 02, 2017, 06:38:21 pm
I don't doubt that a President Hillary Clinton would have gotten something better passed in 2009 with the same Congress, but what can you do? She's a feminazi shill, and always will be!

Roll Eyes

F-ckers. The salt will never run out.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What Atlas #Analysis will be rejected after the 2020 election? on: March 01, 2017, 05:31:30 pm
That culturally conservative white working-class voters actually find meaning in arguments about "the millionaires and billionaires." Or, in other words, that populism-without-scapegoating-the-Other can actually resonate.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who will be the Jeb Bush of the Democrats? on: March 01, 2017, 12:04:51 pm
Hillary Clinton won a majority of Democratic primary voters in two elections, so actually did have a hefty, enthusiastic coalition in her party. She won the nomination. She won the national popular vote by 3 million. She has become an inspirational feminist icon to a sizeable group of voters (none of whom are represented here, evidently Roll Eyes). She is no Jeb Bush.

9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Policical Tribe quiz on: February 27, 2017, 10:41:53 pm
Progressive Cosmopolitan

Internationalist in outlook, Progressive Cosmopolitans embrace multiculturalism and are politically engaged. They are very motivated by social issues such as climate action and the treatment of asylum seekers. While likely to be thought of as 'left-wing', they differ from Activist Egalitarians by being less strongly concerned with the redistribution of wealth. They relish change and don't seek a return to the Australia of years gone by.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The real split in the Dem. party (and who actually agrees w/ Sanders on it?)? on: February 27, 2017, 03:40:27 pm
The sky is blue.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: No Comey Leak on: February 26, 2017, 03:03:19 pm
wow what a question lol then lets be fair if media weren't so bias trump would win in landslide.

Hate to break it to you, but it's reality that's biased—against objectively incorrect choices.

12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What is an ideological mix that is a surefire way to win an election? on: February 26, 2017, 01:09:16 pm
An ignoramus on social issues who offers easy answers and free stuff.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Does Hillary covet the Presidency so much that she runs again in 2020? on: February 26, 2017, 01:08:05 pm
Perhaps. Lord knows she deserves it.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Ohio flip if Coal Ind/ Manufacturing doesn't improve under Trump? on: February 25, 2017, 02:44:34 pm
I don't think so.  I don't think it's trending R because of jobs.  I think it's culturally a Republican state.

There was some article from a tech company exec who went to middle America and interviewed people anonymously on why they voted for Trump and found that it was surprisingly not because of job related reasons.  Even those who said building the wall was a huge factor commonly said it was not for economic reasons but to "preserve U.S. culture." 

That said, Ohio wasn't a blowout, so it possibly could help at the margins, but I don't see it flipping over this issue alone.
^This is what I fear if this is a racism/"whitelash" issue then we are screwed because the dems can't/shouldn't relate to that

Racism/whitelash? From a large chunk of voters who voted for Obama twice?

1. Stop looking at anecdotal stuff
2. Everything I've seen in Ohio is economy, folks who feel like the economy may have improved under Obama but it didn't get better in their town
3. It was a blow out in Ohio, largest margin of victory since 1988

Believe it or not, it could actually be easier for a somewhat racist white guy to vote for a black president than to vote for a candidate who encourages them to ask deep, introspective, and uncomfortable questions of themselves.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Describe an Ontario Liberal 2014/federal Conservative 2015 voter on: February 23, 2017, 05:12:38 pm
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will Robot Rights be a thing one day? on: February 23, 2017, 02:47:15 pm
We ourselves might be the "artificial intelligence" or robots of another race, so getting into the battle of who is an authentic individual and who is not will be tricky as f-ck.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gillibrand on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight (Tue Feb. 21) on: February 22, 2017, 03:16:59 pm
Welp, this thread is certainly a beautiful demonstration of gender's role in politics. Smiley
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Poll: Pick up to 3 candidates you would not support (vs Trump & 3rd Party)? on: February 18, 2017, 01:00:22 pm
Bernie Sanders. The Democrats need to nominate a true progressive, not someone of his ilk. I'll vote Green in protest because I can be a special little snowflake too.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Antonio V on: February 13, 2017, 06:16:04 pm
He has discovered what brand of politics is currently cool and is now playing the game masterfully.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What happened to Joe Republic? on: February 08, 2017, 07:54:36 pm
Polnut would have stayed had things turned out differently. But you can hardly blame him for leaving; it's almost insufferable now. Mainstream politics has embraced factlessness, so the senseless moron brigade is out in force, feeling redeemed, legitimized, and proud. The disgusting and deliberate political incorrectness (Roll Eyes) is just the rotten icing on the cake.

And, on the other sides, smug elitist pricks like yourself who don't even pretend to give a crap about anyone outside the Bubble.

Indeed. When it's so obvious that my side is right and their side is wrong, not to mention that their wrongness will have considerably more negative repercussions for [already-vulnerable] people than my rightness, it's hard to have much respect. Smiley
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Omega Scarlet on: February 08, 2017, 07:43:52 pm
She seems to be fighting the good fight on identity issues, at the very least. The fact that she is so bullied only makes me even more eager to support her. FF.
22  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Issue with one particular moderator on: February 08, 2017, 07:39:40 pm
Once again, people who face no social oppression whatsoever on the basis of immutable aspects of their identity come out in force to decry others who dare fight for respect. Not surprising in an era where people without marginalized identities are so willfully ignorant as to underappreciate the importance of identity politics.

People are entitled to their opinions, I suppose. Just as others are entitled to shut them down when their opinions are bullsh-t. The thing is, your favourite flavour of chewing gum is an opinion. Spouting that you think it's silly that people who have been made to feel vulnerable fight for their rights... that's a different category of atrociousness. And no—hatred like that does not need to be "tolerated" or welcomed as an expression of free speech. Not when it delegitimizes a person's subjectivity. And yeah—shocker, but maybe that does actually mean we shouldn't tolerate speech that dehumanizes people. Is it censorship? F-ckin' right it is. But demanding basic respect isn't a big ask, nor is enforcing standards that make for an inclusive community. The fact that people who are otherwise respectable posters can't see all this is extremely disappointing, though, again, not surprising, especially after we have seen their true colours post-election. It's easy to scoff at people who find meaning in identity politics, or talk about sacrificing some aspects of the progressive social message in order to "win," when you're veiled in your own privilege.

Cheers! <3
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How can a 50-state landslide be achieved? on: February 08, 2017, 07:08:44 pm
a candidate gets caught by Chris Hansen?

Nah. They'd just call it fake news.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you own a Make America Great Again hat? on: February 08, 2017, 02:52:17 am
No, but I have a "Make America Gay Again" hat.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: McConnell shuts down Warren for reading Corretta Scott King letter on: February 08, 2017, 02:19:24 am
If Chuck Schumer has any balls he'd go up there and attempt to read the letter himself, and let every single Democrat follow him until they are all ordered to be silent.

How beautiful this would have been. Sigh.
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