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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will any Sanders endorsers run in 2020 (aside from Sanders himself)? on: December 03, 2016, 07:19:29 am
The possibilities I can think of are Tulsi Gabbard, Nina Turner, and Kshama Sawant.
Quite ironic that I couldn't think of any white males despite the claim of Bernie supporters being all white males.
Nina Turner needs to crawl back under the rock in Ohio she came from.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oregon school district bans Santa from classrooms; seeks religious tolerance on: December 02, 2016, 12:41:38 am
This is why democrats keep losing
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Corker's replacement if he becomes Secretary of State on: November 27, 2016, 06:22:52 pm
Bill Frist, Randy McNally, and Beth Harwell are the three most likely nominees.
Bill Frist? Would he consider running again if Haslam appoints him? Would Haslam himself run?
I could see Frist as a "placeholder" till an election for the seat happens.
Would Frist want to be a Senator again?
If he does, that means one more vote to keep Obamacare.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Grindelwald & Dumbledore in the new 5 movies written by JK Rowling on: November 24, 2016, 11:06:52 pm
Yes, it was good...though Johnny Depp as Grindlewald was a little awkward.
It was as fantastic, and Johnny Depp was at worst fine, they just need to slightly de-age his character.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who will the previous poster be a hack for come 2020 (or 2024 for Republicans)? on: November 22, 2016, 11:36:31 pm
Chris Murphy
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Senate Dem Leaders: A New Yorker, a Socialist, a Lesbian and a man from WV on: November 20, 2016, 02:47:26 pm
Populism and identity politics are both HP . Fiscal and economic conservatives are FF

Where are those fiscal and economic conservatives? I can only think of a couple off the top of my head. Most conservatives in power at the moment are all about gutting services, increasing defense spending, and gutting the only reliable source of government revenue (taxation) in favor of corporations and big businesses. That is practically the opposite of fiscal conservatism or any fiscally responsible position for that matter.

John Kasich, Marco Rubio,Rand Paul
No
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: oregon court rules that 'nonbinary' is a legal gender on: November 17, 2016, 02:01:28 pm
Why
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Keith Ellison, Howard Dean offered as possible DNC chairs on: November 16, 2016, 07:03:40 pm
Ellison has the endorsement of  the state chairmen in Wisconsin, Hawaii, Nebraska, and his home state of Minnesota. Also Elizabeth Warren recently formally endorsed Ellison.

This actually matters, as state chairman vote and were suppose to be heavily behind Dean

I think the state chairmen said they planned to vote as a bloc, and Dean has the support of far more of the state parties.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Senate Dem Leaders: A New Yorker, a Socialist, a Lesbian and a man from WV on: November 16, 2016, 01:01:58 pm
This leadership team essentially ticks all the boxes of the Democratic Party coalition, save racial minorities. I think it's a good team and it will benefit the Democratic Party immensely to have such a diversity of views and backgrounds represented.

This -and we better get moving on electing racial minorities to the Senate.  It's a travesty that the only African American and Latino senators in the chamber happen to be conservative Republicans.
Corey Booker?
Bob Menendez? And Catherine Cortez-Masto?
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Field Poll: 2018 CA GOV: Newsom 23, Faulconer 16, Swearengin 11, Garcetti 7 on: November 15, 2016, 04:58:13 pm
Still holding out hope that Clooney jumps in.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Keith Ellison, Howard Dean offered as possible DNC chairs on: November 14, 2016, 01:34:11 pm
That article from 2006 does an amazing job of explaining why Congressional Democrats are lining up behind Elsion instead of Dean: they want one of their own in charge. We need Howard Dean.

Does anyone know how much influence state parties have vs the DC insiders?

I mean seriously, I'm sure Ellison would do fine, but we just lost an election because we nominated the choice of DC's insiders, so let's fix that by nominating the choice of DC insiders

Yet he's also the choice of MoveOn and Sanders.

And every argument for his nomination has to do with how he would provide a "stark contrast with Trump and a progressive vision," relying solely on identity politics, which is part of the reason we lost. DNC chair is a full-time administrative role, which isn't something Ellison can commit to as a Conressman. His job isn't to promote a message, it's about mechanics and having an effective tech system. It's about assessing the needs of the state parties to pick good candidates.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lose Now to Win Later? on: November 14, 2016, 01:20:21 pm
Which is exactly why we need Howard Dean back in charge to push through funding to state parties so that we can compete in every election in all 50 states, which is why we were so successful in 2006/2008.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio has not ruled out mounting a bid to challenge Pelosi on: November 14, 2016, 01:17:31 pm
All the hate here for Pelosi is overblown. She's proven that she knows how to coral the caucus and that's exactly what we need with a Republican controlled government.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Keith Ellison, Howard Dean offered as possible DNC chairs on: November 14, 2016, 01:15:12 pm
That article from 2006 does an amazing job of explaining why Congressional Democrats are lining up behind Elsion instead of Dean: they want one of their own in charge. We need Howard Dean.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Keith Ellison, Howard Dean offered as possible DNC chairs on: November 12, 2016, 04:46:20 pm
Howard Dean was a fantastic DNC chair, but he is Yesterday's Man.  We ran a lot of has-beens this year (virtually all of whom lost), and I think it's time for some new blood, and who better than a young Muslim congressman from Minnesota with a reliably progressive voting record?  

Selecting Keith Ellison would certainly send a signal that the Democratic Party gets 'it'.  

It does the exact opposite. We lost because we both alienated white working class voters and didn't turn out minorities. The DNC is a full time job, which Ellison can't commit to as a Congressman. Ellison should be chair of the DCCC or co-chair of the DNC with him as the public face of the party and Dean in charge of actual operations, similar to the format of the '90s.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Presidential Election Results & Exit Polls **live commentary thread** on: November 08, 2016, 05:06:33 pm
Wow... can't believe this site hasn't crashed yet. Excellent! Smiley
It didn't load for me at all Election Day 2012. Don't jinx it!
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite fictional President on: November 05, 2016, 01:10:25 am
Jed Bartlet hands down
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton campaign wanted to ditch DWS back in December '15 on: November 02, 2016, 08:53:59 am
Not surprising considering Obama's been trying to push her out for years himself. At least with Hillary she wouldn't have been able to fight back with claims of sexism.
19  About this Site / The Atlas / Election Night Crash on: October 27, 2016, 11:05:06 am
Atlas usually crashes every night due to tine influx of users (both new and guests). I remember back in 2012 we had a chatroom that most of us used, are we still going to make use of something similar this year?
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Election Night Victory Speeches: Songs of Choice on: October 25, 2016, 03:41:13 pm
"The Reynolds Pamphlet" from Hamilton (to taunt Trump)

And the first line in her victory speech "Well he's never gon' be President now!"
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Who should the Virginia Gov appoint to be interim senator? on: October 22, 2016, 04:31:43 pm
Tom Periello
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Election night TV choice on: October 22, 2016, 02:12:34 am
If I can get myself to stay awake - online live stream CNN and MSNBC.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: IN-Ball State: Trump +6 on: October 20, 2016, 09:46:04 pm
It almost feels like every poll from a red state is half the margin it was from 2012 - and in some cases, even more, like Texas. In what red state is Trump actually outperforming Romney?

The cliche Atlas answer would likely be West Virginia, since for some reason this forum has a fetish with this state and loves to bash on it regardless of party affiliation....


Yeah, it's sad great how anti-coal Atlas Dems are.
FTFY
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Grindelwald & Dumbledore in the new 5 movies written by JK Rowling on: October 19, 2016, 02:48:35 am
@Tony: Oh c'mon, Order of the Phoenix was the best of 'em by far.

Yep. It's not even close, IMO.

Ehhh idk Prisoner of Azkaban is still my favorite. The twist near the end with Sirius, Remus, and Peter is still one of my favorite moments on the series.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clintonís red-state push bypasses Georgia for now on: October 18, 2016, 09:22:16 am
Pretty sure they're doing it because she'd need to actually win 50% of the vote here due to our runoff system. It'd be a waste of money.
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