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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Bevin running for KY Governor on: Today at 01:34:13 am
Bevin is not automatically a loser in the general (especially facing Conway). I don't know why people assume he is.

Exactly.  I'm from Kentucky and there were a lot of independents who liked him more than McConnell.

Everyone likes Bevin more than McConnell. Especially Democrats because he's a Jim Bunning level joke.

That's not even true.

Yeah true, at least he actually comes off intelligent when he speaks.

He seemed to do better in the cities during the 2014 Senate primary. Kentucky has a closed primary, why were the Lexington/Louisville Republicans more supportive of Bevin?

Perhaps as a backlash to Mitch McConnell's negative campaign
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Marco Rubio Wants to Permanently Extend NSA Mass Surveillance on: Today at 12:47:51 am
Amash is my friend.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Smash racist reaction! on: Today at 12:46:59 am
There should be a trademark after the term "deeply disturbing"
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Bevin running for KY Governor on: Today at 12:45:20 am
Bevin is not automatically a loser in the general (especially facing Conway). I don't know why people assume he is.

Exactly.  I'm from Kentucky and there were a lot of independents who liked him more than McConnell.

Everyone likes Bevin more than McConnell. Especially Democrats because he's a Jim Bunning level joke.

That's not even true.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The History of the American Independent Party on: Today at 12:43:59 am
1972 - McGovern v. Mondale


June - With the irrelevant Republican primary in a deadlock, all eyes fell on a contentious Democratic primary. Establishment Democrats, weary and giving up, fall in line behind a young Senator Walter Mondale, a protege of Hubert Humphrey, who, despite his similar left leanings to McGovern, is considered far more electable. McGovern is closing in a majority, but Mondale won a large victory in California, putting him in the game for the nomination. Mondale has no chance of receiving the majority of delegates on the first around, but hopes for a brokered convention. He received the endorsement of Edmund Muskie in recent days, and the fate of the Democratic primary falls on New York. Mondale has been closing the gap fast in recent days, but McGovern benefits from stronger organization, and McGovern has to win just 42% of the vote to win the nomination (also still on the ballot: Lloyd Bentsen and Scoop Jackson).

1996 - Huckabee begins to fall




June - As both major parties settle on nominees (Bill Clinton for the Democrats and (!!!) William Weld for the Republicans), the sense grows that Governor Michael Huckabee could actually win the Presidency. That's when Huckabee is dogged on his record from all sides. The American Independent Parties base, deeply anti-immigrant, is offended by Huckabee's moderate record on immigration. In a speech, Huckabee made the shocking comment that he would "change the constitution to fit the bible", offending working voters who agree with his economic policies. And finally, Huckabee's multiple tax increases were attacked in Republican National Committee ads, breaking his strong support among social conservatives. Over the course of four weeks, Huckabee has dipped from 34% to 26%, a swift 8 point drop, while Weld rose from the sureness of his nomination. Clinton, gaining little from his nomination win, has moved chess pieces to assure there is no shock in his nomination at the Democratic Convention. With Jerry Brown refusing to speak, Clinton is swiftly attempting to remove Brown supporters from The National Committee. This is swiftly criticized as a power grab by the nominee-elect, angering the people Clinton means to unite.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Bevin running for KY Governor on: Today at 12:17:32 am
Bevin is not automatically a loser in the general (especially facing Conway). I don't know why people assume he is.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL: Grayson, DWS (among others) looking at Rubio's seat on: January 27, 2015, 10:30:02 pm
Democrats won't need quite as much luck if Rubio decides to run for president instead. Then, I'd say their odds are about even money with someone like Murphy.

IDK, the Republicans have a very strong bench in the state.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Senator Previous Poster is Most Like on: January 27, 2015, 09:54:49 pm
Susan Cauliflower
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of IDS Emperor Flo on: January 27, 2015, 08:58:58 pm
Emperor, how do you respond to the escalation of anger and possible violence on both sides of the "Civil Rights" Act?
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: Rasmussen: Hillary below 60% nationally on: January 27, 2015, 08:35:05 pm
The fake Cherokee will never be President. Hollywood/dailykos can't pick the candidate again, unless the Democrats want to lose even more seats.

Are you seriously implying that President Hillary Clinton would GAIN seats, especially with the 2018 midterms looking like a potential disaster for Democrats?
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The History of the American Independent Party on: January 27, 2015, 08:26:51 pm
Great stuff, although I was hoping we'd see the harrowing adventures of Gordon Daniel (R-IA) or something. Tongue

How did Wallace get elected?

Richard Nixon, in a shocking decision, decides not to enter the race, and the Republican primary is a negative and meanspirited battle between Ronald Reagan and Nelson Rockefeller. Rockefeller ends up winning, but a major chunk of the conservative caucus outright walks out of the convention and pledges not to vote. Similarly, Democrats nominate the pro-Vietnam Humphrey, who alienates war critics, who also pledge not to vote. Wallace gains significantly from both factions exiting in droves, and with a very charismatic VP in Harland Sanders. As his chances become more serious, he bends his appeal from racist to populist, and wins strong support in applachia and even in Ohio. Not enough to get a majority, but enough to get a plurality, and Wallace manages to strike a deal with Republicans and Democrats not to go as strong on the civil rights issue if they go, as the vote has gone, and elect him President and Sanders Vice PResident. The vote becomes close on the Presidential side, but generally the Senate and the House follow orders of the people.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: January Regional Executive Approval Ratings on: January 27, 2015, 07:57:53 pm
Flo has been rather agreeable as Emperor and that's a good quality in a manager.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Drone Release Act (Debating) on: January 27, 2015, 07:51:40 pm
Aye
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Drone Release Act (Debating) on: January 27, 2015, 07:47:52 pm
Seeing as there is no more discussion, time to vote...

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The Drone Release Act
Section 1 - Release of the Drones
1. All IDS laws prohibiting commercial drone usage are hereby repealed.

Section 2 - Regulation of the Drones
1. Drones are not to be used in an invasive manner on private or public property.
2. Invasive is defined as "within 150 feet of a person or their domicile without their express permission."
3. Users of drones will be required to get a license.

Section 3 - The Board of the Drones
1. A board shall be created, containing five people selected by the Emperor based on their qualifications in the drone industry, that will decide upon further regulation of drones.
2. This board shall report their findings yearly.

Voting lasts for 72 Hours.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: January At-Large Approval Ratings on: January 27, 2015, 07:39:01 pm
Approve of Polnut and, wildcard, SWE.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2014 (Debating) on: January 27, 2015, 07:37:29 pm
TNF likes to do this little wink and a nod as he consistently moves the goal posts. It's cute, no doubt, but I think it's time the Senate stop ceding ground on the issue and call it settled (considering we have already us moving the minimum wage for a significant amount of time).
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Civil Rights Act of 2014 (Voting) on: January 27, 2015, 07:35:23 pm
Where was everyone when we were doing the last call for changes? This shouldn't happen.

I wish I had been a more productive part of the conversation, but to be fair, I haven't been a Senator or a federal officer in years Tongue
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: January Regional Senator Approval Ratings on: January 27, 2015, 07:31:27 pm
Atm, I approve of Yankee for his opposition to the "Civil Rights" act.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: RINO Mike Pence has agreed to Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Indiana... on: January 27, 2015, 05:35:56 pm
Does anybody love the irony of a guy called ROCKEFELLER GOP calling other people partisan.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Smash racist reaction! on: January 27, 2015, 05:26:50 pm
wait... RACISM AND SEXISM ARE A BYPRODUCT OF CAPITALISM???

21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bergdahl to face desertion charges...... on: January 27, 2015, 01:03:28 pm
But when will Hillary Clinton be charged for Benghazi? Huh

When will Vince Foster's murder be avenged?
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Civil Rights Act of 2014 (Voting) on: January 27, 2015, 12:58:30 pm
Aye



You're seriously saying schools and workplaces can't prohibit daisy dukes as a matter of civil rights?  What do racial and gender quotas, irrespective of the number of qualified applicants, have to do with highway funding?

I urge the President to veto this absurd legislation should it pass.

It doesn't have anything to do with highway funding, but then neither does the alcohol age.

It quite clearly does say something about highway construction, in fact, as a direct response to region not following exactly this proportions -

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4. There shall be equal representation for all racial minorities reasonably proportionate to their numbers (as a percentage of the local population, and if applicable, as a percentage of workers in that economic sector) in federal hiring and in all federal aid provided to independent institutions within the Republic of Atlasia. Juries shall be selected thoroughout throughout the Republic of Atlasia according to these proportions, and Regional governments shall enact guidelines providing for proportionate hiring, aid, and jury selection or face losing federal aid for highway construction and maintenance, effective upon the passage of this legislation.

Now I'll say the Senate worked hard to make this semi-workable, and to their credit, it's not as bad as it could be. But this is far beyond anything I would ever want, and I hope a redraft is in the works.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 27, 2015, 01:19:42 am
Wait simfan I thought you hated rap.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Police Surveillance Act (Debating) on: January 27, 2015, 01:18:18 am
I guess I could get rid of that portion of the bill. At the same time, I think there needs to be some sort of necessary release of said video, whether that's in a court room where a defense lawyer inquires for it or something else, to make sure police procedure was followed.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Which poster would the above poster choose as their Vice President? on: January 27, 2015, 12:58:53 am
Flo
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