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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Will Barack Obama be remembered as the Democrats' Nixon? on: April 19, 2014, 07:16:31 pm
If you're going to extend this metaphor to its logical conclusion, you have to posit that Obama is not only the Democratic Nixon, but he's the inverse Nixon as well.

Nixon governed largely by ceding domestic policy to the Democrats while pursuing a moderate Republican vision of foreign policy, and most of his major accomplishments were White House overseas initiatives, e.g. opening China, that were accomplished without major legislative assistance.

Obama has governed by basically ceding foreign policy to the GOP (and this includes domestic policies that are related to foreign policy, e.g. the surveillance State) which pursuing a moderate Democratic domestic policy without major legislative assistance, through the use of executive orders.

I agree with this.  It feels like Obama is governing as FDR/LBJ on domestic policy and a continuation of G.W. Bush on foreign policy.  Now, Obama hasn't been able to do as much as FDR or LBJ due to more opposition in congress, but it is clear that he would have wanted to.  If there were at least 60 Democrats in the senate and a Democratic house from 2009-2017, we would have some version of single payer, a carbon tax and a very liberal immigration reform by the end of Obama's time in office.

Calling the True Leftist brigade, in 3.. 2..
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: google+ on: April 19, 2014, 07:13:38 pm
I just don't 'get' it.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: WalterMitty vs. MilesC56 on: April 19, 2014, 06:26:51 pm
Mitty/Miles. It has a nice ring to it, and going by the poll, seems to be the edgy option.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Most vulnerable Southern state for Republicans on: April 19, 2014, 06:09:51 pm
I almost had a seizure when I saw the poll results...

... then I checked the posting year.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Pets on: April 19, 2014, 05:30:08 pm
One dog, I'm generally a big animal person.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What should I do on my birthday today? on: April 19, 2014, 05:15:30 pm
Come out?

Damn. That's what I was going to post.

Anyway. This.

1. Get drunk
2. Get high
3. Get laid
4. Other worthy activities, as opposed to crappy options you've posted
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think I'm the "Forum's creep" ? on: April 19, 2014, 05:12:48 pm
Option three.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: do you dread going to work? on: April 19, 2014, 05:10:26 pm
Honestly, yes, but when I get there I'm cool with it.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: did your posts per day avg. nosedive... on: April 18, 2014, 07:10:38 pm
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NH close to becoming 19th state to abolish the death penalty on: April 18, 2014, 07:04:39 pm
The vote has failed, 12-12. Senators Sam Cataldo and Bob Odell voted for repeal with the Democrats, and Lou D'Allessandro crossed to vote against repeal. There is no tiebreaker in the NH Senate, so the bill is dead.

I'm more concerned about the Senate President refusing to bring the decriminalization bill to the floor myself.

Upsetting.

To make things worse for future repeal, one of the two Republicans who voted it down is retiring.

Oh so it was a 'I can probably get away with it' vote. *grumbles*

Not necessarily. Odell has been very socially moderate over his tenure - he's so firmly pro-choice that he earned NARAL's endorsement, and he may very well have evolved on marriage (like another State Senator) as well.

Hmm. Interesting.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2014 At-Large Senate Election on: April 18, 2014, 06:19:31 pm
1. Goldwater
2. Lumine
3. Shua
4. JCL
5. a Person
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS April 2014 Regional Election on: April 18, 2014, 06:16:02 pm
EMPEROR


[] Scott of North Carolina
Federalist Party


[ ] Write-in:______________________________
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DISTRICT 2


[X] Dereich of South Carolina
Federalist Party


[ ] Write-in:______________________________
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13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you were in Congress, what would you do if... on: April 18, 2014, 06:10:57 pm
I'd meet with the first guy, but I'd still sponsor/co-sponsor a bill allowing Americans to purchase drugs from abroad.

Yeah something along these lines.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NH close to becoming 19th state to abolish the death penalty on: April 18, 2014, 05:21:22 pm
The vote has failed, 12-12. Senators Sam Cataldo and Bob Odell voted for repeal with the Democrats, and Lou D'Allessandro crossed to vote against repeal. There is no tiebreaker in the NH Senate, so the bill is dead.

I'm more concerned about the Senate President refusing to bring the decriminalization bill to the floor myself.

Upsetting.

To make things worse for future repeal, one of the two Republicans who voted it down is retiring.

Oh so it was a 'I can probably get away with it' vote. *grumbles*
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. Presidential Election on: April 18, 2014, 05:11:16 pm
Ah heck, I'll go with Vance. EDIT: And of course, the one time I choose the non-Radical/People's Alliance candidate, they're in third place.

People should support Custer/Smith then, I guess.

He's one vote away from first place Tongue

I'd urge everyone to support Vance/Teller. 

He was three votes away when I posted, and I thought it would be more of a runaway Cleveland win.

So I guess I re-amend my statement to ask everyone who's anti-Cleveland to please unite on a candidate.

This will most likely go to the House.

Fair enough. I'm just sick of losing. I look forward to the House election if there is one.

Wait until gone, say, 1960 for left wing dominance. Maybe 1932. Tongue
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: People who wear bow ties tend to be... on: April 18, 2014, 05:09:55 pm
Definitely conservative in my opinion.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NH close to becoming 19th state to abolish the death penalty on: April 18, 2014, 04:51:58 pm
The vote has failed, 12-12. Senators Sam Cataldo and Bob Odell voted for repeal with the Democrats, and Lou D'Allessandro crossed to vote against repeal. There is no tiebreaker in the NH Senate, so the bill is dead.

I'm more concerned about the Senate President refusing to bring the decriminalization bill to the floor myself.

Upsetting.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you vote for your party presidential nominee if they had no college degree on: April 18, 2014, 04:13:56 pm
Yes of course. I honestly don't see why this is an issue.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: the preceding poster vs. john lindsay. on: April 18, 2014, 02:52:56 pm
Breaking the trend and saying Lindsay. Haters gon' hate.
20  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, 02:47:19 pm
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hide behind the poll: have you ever taken a picture of your genitals? on: April 18, 2014, 11:07:24 am
lol, yeah.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: SC: Rasmussen: Haley winning comfortably on: April 17, 2014, 11:25:20 am
'Dominating'.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: DE Gov. 2016: Beau Biden running on: April 17, 2014, 11:23:07 am

Ah.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If Dems lose the Senate in 2014, will they win it back in 2016? on: April 17, 2014, 11:20:58 am
It's early days, but with a favourable map, likely narrow GOP Senate majority and presidential turnout, it's odds on they take it back.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: DE Gov. 2016: Beau Biden running on: April 17, 2014, 11:18:49 am
Is Markell retiring?
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