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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will the world see the likes of Lincoln, TR, FDR, Churchill ever again? on: Today at 12:19:16 am
In all honesty, I think those four seem insignificant compared to someone like Deng Xiaoping - who, to some people, fought to the top of world's largest political organization, negotiated peace with bitter enemies and whose policies lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. They probably pale in magnitude to one or two Nehru-Gandhis, too.

Yes, in the light Lincoln and those others are viewed, Deng Xiaoping should probably be given similar credit. Not that I would, but under the context of getting stuff done, yes.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Mark Levin on: Today at 12:16:24 am
I'm surprised he's not a midget.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Testing Our Students Act on: Today at 12:08:41 am
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Testing our Students Act
1. Payment for the ACT and the SAT tests will be covered by the regional government.
2. Payment for AP exams will be covered by the regional government.
3. Payment for college admission fees will be paid by the regional government with the listed unweighted GPA's.
Up to two colleges to students with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
Up to three colleges to students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
Up to four colleges to students with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA

Gonna start with this amendment Tongue
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Future is Here! on: Today at 12:06:42 am
Hot Hot Summer - Re-Districting, Voting Issues, West Virginia, Pot


Adding to the record temperatures in the summer of 2018 were issues involving re-districting and voting rights. Courts ruled Ohio and Michigan re-districting ruled to be unconstitutional, and an independent commission will be brought in to re-draw the state for 2022 elections. This news brings doom to the congressmen in a lot of at risk Republican districts in both states. If a wave wasn't already coming, this was a big sign of things to come.

In Congress, it looks like President Mitt Romney picked the wrong fight when it came to The Voting Reforms Act. From a 48-12 rating to a 32-59 rating, Senator Al Franken and Jeff Merkley moved the Democratic caucus significantly against the one provision that held Republicans on: Voter ID. The debate over the bill became vitrolic when protesters came to the White House front lawn with "Romney = Hitler" signs. The bill was defeated 52-47, with Joe Manchin voting for his bill, and Rand Paul, Dean Heller, Cory Gardner, and Chuck Grassley voting against it, with Orin Hatch not voting.

Afterward, news got bad for potential Democratic control of the Senate when Joe Manchin promptly resigned his seat from the Senate when the bill failed, calling it "An end to bipartisanship as we know it". In his place, the West Virginia Democratic Party has put Former Senator Carte Goodwin up as the nominee, who will certainly end up as an underdog to Former Olympic Gymnast Mary Lou Retton, but appears, at least potentially, to be competitive.

State referendums across the country are legalizing pot, even in states not typically known for pot legalization like Arizona, Kansas, Idaho, Montana, and Missouri. And for once, politicians are following the popularity of that policy. State Rep. Lydia Hernandez (D-AZ) is running as a supreme underdog to Governor Doug Ducey, has hitched her wagon to the popularity of pot legalization, as has Boise Mayor David Bieter (D-ID) and Former State Senator Paul Davis (D-KS). Even Republicans in previously legalized pot states have flipped. Former State Senator Mike Kopp (R-CO), a candidate for Governor, has flipped his position on pot and has gone to the left of his Democratic opponent.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Era of the New Majority on: November 25, 2014, 11:16:55 pm
Those Pennsylvania results hurt, but Cruz did surprisingly well in the state considering some of the results I've seen.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Gavin Newsom's Career Path on: November 25, 2014, 11:13:30 pm
Governor/Governor
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will the world see the likes of Lincoln, TR, FDR, Churchill ever again? on: November 25, 2014, 10:30:02 pm
I'm not sure I entirely agree with the premise, but nevertheless, yes, obviously, we will.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Would Juliette Kayyem have won MA? on: November 25, 2014, 09:57:39 pm
I bet Dems are pissed now that Capuano didn't run.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 5 Worst South Park Episodes on: November 25, 2014, 09:54:45 pm
I'll answer this seriously

- Grounded Vindaloop
- A History Channel Thanksgiving
- Royal Pudding
- And the two Pandemic episodes

I will say they've been extremely hit and miss this season (started with a boom, later on created the worst South Park episode I've ever seen), and I hope they end sooner rather than later.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: poll with potential 2016 US Senate candidates in California on: November 25, 2014, 07:14:58 pm
Good god I hope Clooney runs for Senate. I hope he gets crushed.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Would Heather Mizeur have won Maryland? on: November 25, 2014, 06:44:11 pm
Mizeur probably would've beaten Hogan, but Hogan ran a very strong campaign, so it would've been close either way.

Gansler might've lost worse because he's a gaffe machine.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deeply disturbing (Part Quatre) on: November 25, 2014, 06:16:08 pm
And a good chunk of that is legislation TNF has pushed over and over and over again, so 20 is even less.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Is Roy Blunt vulnerable? on: November 25, 2014, 06:13:42 pm
Blunt's approvals are in the 30s I think, and that's by no means a good position to be in especially considering the Tea Party are trying to recruit a non-Akin Tea Partier to run against him in the primary. Apparently State Sen. John Lamping is considered a frontrunner to Tea Party Blunt out of his seat.

So I think MO-Sen is in a similar position to AZ-Sen. Either Republican in the primary could blow it in the general, just the Dems need somebody here.

Koster's eyeing the Governor seat more than the Senate seat I think, McCaskill already holds a Senate seat, Zweifel already said he won't run for anything in 2016, and that leaves Kander who would definitely give Blunt a run for his money. But in the case Kander were to decline and run for re-election, who else is there?

Can I just say something? Todd Akin's not a Tea Partier. It's a falsehood that keeps getting thrown around, I just want that definitively known.

I always saw it as Steelman being the Tea Partier, Akin being the SoCon/Huckabee/Santorum wing guy, and Brunner being the CoC/"establishment" choice.

And that is the correct understanding of the situation.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Would Juliette Kayyem have won MA? on: November 25, 2014, 06:10:59 pm
It would be interesting to see a non-Coakley nominee against Baker. I'm sure they would be favored, but Baker ran a great campaign and, to be fair, Coakley did far better this time around than she did against Scott Brown.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 2008 What If ? on: November 25, 2014, 06:09:26 pm
There is no scenario I can think of where a Republican wins in 2008 with the exception of McCain/Voinovich v. Kucinich/Holden.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Townhall Midwest Recall Debate on: November 25, 2014, 04:26:29 pm
Okay guys, I know we came to the conclusion that I shouldn't moderate, so I won't. However, I will just open it up so that other people can ask questions! Let's get started!

You can give your opening statements if you want, but try to keep petty and personal attacks out of it.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I am leaving this forum. on: November 25, 2014, 03:16:44 pm
You'll probably come back. Nobody who makes these posts ever leaves.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Does Chris McDaniel have a political future? on: November 25, 2014, 02:42:31 pm
If wicker or Cochran retires, yes.

Have you seen his favorables as of late? McDaniel could probably make it out of a crowded primary, but he would probably lose to whatever Democrat he faces.
Barring a Jim Hood run or an utter democratic tsunami, I don't see MS electing a democrat, though McDaniel's margin wouldn't be anything to tout. It's just too conservative of a state.

29 Favorable - 60 Unfavorable loses no matter what state you're in.

That only seems a smidgen worse than Brownback's numbers.

It was also 2014.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Donald Trump on: November 25, 2014, 02:38:18 pm
Trump

Put the forum at a crossroads next time - pit Cuomo against Todd Aiken or Christine O'Donnell

Put him against someone else who violated muh Democratic party - Phillip Puckett.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Does Greg Orman have any political future? on: November 25, 2014, 02:31:14 pm
But here's a maybe - If Yoder retires, and the Kansas Republicans recruit someone Kobach-esqe to run in that seat, and it's a wave year, Orman COULD win KS-3. But it's a big COULD.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Is Roy Blunt vulnerable? on: November 25, 2014, 02:27:52 pm
Blunt's approvals are in the 30s I think, and that's by no means a good position to be in especially considering the Tea Party are trying to recruit a non-Akin Tea Partier to run against him in the primary. Apparently State Sen. John Lamping is considered a frontrunner to Tea Party Blunt out of his seat.

So I think MO-Sen is in a similar position to AZ-Sen. Either Republican in the primary could blow it in the general, just the Dems need somebody here.

Koster's eyeing the Governor seat more than the Senate seat I think, McCaskill already holds a Senate seat, Zweifel already said he won't run for anything in 2016, and that leaves Kander who would definitely give Blunt a run for his money. But in the case Kander were to decline and run for re-election, who else is there?

Can I just say something? Todd Akin's not a Tea Partier. It's a falsehood that keeps getting thrown around, I just want that definitively known.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: 2014's fake victory of republicans on: November 25, 2014, 01:31:31 pm
"fake victory"

But they won? I mean, turnout was bad, but it's really Dems fault for purposely going after voters that don't turnout in midterms.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of MW Governor LeBron FitzGerald (Last Day to Vote!) on: November 25, 2014, 01:23:55 pm
God you are just being a big dummy.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Does the Midwest deserve Governor FitzGerald? on: November 25, 2014, 01:23:06 pm
Basic reading tells you that what Cris said is correct.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Era of the New Majority on: November 25, 2014, 09:57:32 am
Hanna losing probably means the rest of them lose too, considering he was unopposed this cycle. Great level of detail nevertheless.
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