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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Let's Go on: February 12, 2016, 08:01:13 am
Honestly, I feel like blacks would leave the Democratic Party enmasse if the first black President was defeated for denomination for no discernible reason by angry old Jewish guy from Vermont.

It's a timeline, dude. Chill. Also, the AA coalition existed before Obama was a household name; why would it just dissolve?

Lol duh. A brilliantly written one too, as NHI'a always are.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Let's Go on: February 11, 2016, 10:16:52 pm
Honestly, I feel like blacks would leave the Democratic Party enmasse if the first black President was defeated for denomination for no discernible reason by angry old Jewish guy from Vermont.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders meets Al Sharpton, Te-Nehisi Coates voting for Sanders! on: February 10, 2016, 09:07:45 pm
Two people here used the phrase "the blacks" to refer to our African American communities. That's... nice. Maybe some of the people on this forum should look at people a little less as statistical groups for political wonkery purposes and treat them a little more like living beings.
Nigga stop being PC. I am a black.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders meets Al Sharpton, Te-Nehisi Coates voting for Sanders! on: February 10, 2016, 06:41:43 pm
Wow between Al Sharpton and Cornell West, Bernie really is collecting a motley little crew of horrible people to parade around as his token blacks.
Lol yeah. Literally the only endorsement that will sway the blacks is that of President Obama's himself. If he comes out for Clinton, which he basically has in but a few words, Sanders is shut out of the black vote in the primary.

You act like black people are not humans with free will, but simply objects who will follow any black leader who makes an endorsement. I'd argue that that's much more racist than anything out of the Sanders campaign.
Of course they have free will. And I specifically said they won't follow just any black leader. But Barack Obama isn't just any black leader and he holds far more sway in the black community than you'd think. Look at what happened when he endorsed gay marriage: black voters overwhelmingly switched their opinions because someone that they all admire made it look okay. The same thing will likely happen with Hillary. White folk just don't get it.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day advice on: February 10, 2016, 01:29:33 pm
Disregard females. Acquire currency.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders meets Al Sharpton, Te-Nehisi Coates voting for Sanders! on: February 10, 2016, 12:59:30 pm
Wow between Al Sharpton and Cornell West, Bernie really is collecting a motley little crew of horrible people to parade around as his token blacks.
Lol yeah. Literally the only endorsement that will sway the blacks is that of President Obama's himself. If he comes out for Clinton, which he basically has in but a few words, Sanders is shut out of the black vote in the primary.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Random Jewish Ex-Congressman Attacks Sanders on Israel After NH Defeat on: February 10, 2016, 12:06:02 pm
Mods pls change title. This entire thread is incorrect and misleading. The only person literally in the Clinton Campaign orbit talking about Israel is the random jewish former NH Congressman. There are no quotes from either the candidate or anyone affiliated with her campaign or SuperPACs that mention anything even remotely resembling attack on Sanders' Israel record, mostly because Democrats don't care about Israel in the first place.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic New Hampshire primary results thread (polls close @7pm and 8pm ET) on: February 09, 2016, 08:35:01 pm
This is historic.

No matter how things go after NH (and no matter how the Hillary hacks are going to rationalize NH), Bernie's campaign has already achieved what nobody ever thought they could. His message and his voters will be a force to be reckoned with for the future of the Democratic party. This is just the beginning.

The issue is how you expand those ideas beyond the Democratic base. This CAN be a good thing for the Democrats, but if not done right could blow up in their faces, particularly if the GOP decides not to drive themselves off a cliff.
That's what I fear. I can get behind Bernie in the general, but he has yet to define himself. Even in the primary, what do Democratic voters know about Bernie besides him being against Wall Street and the Establishment. If he gets nuked by Republican money and they define him as some crazy old Jewish socialist from the North then he's f7cked in the general electorate. No matter how many college kids come out.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why does Rubio get Walkered on the left on: February 09, 2016, 12:48:33 am
Because Scott Walker wasn't even close to intelligent enough and Rubio is too scripted, inexperienced, and empty of any original ideas to become POTUS. Say what you will about Trump, Cruz, Bush, Kasich, and Christie, but they can think on their feet or at least have a depth of policy knowledge that wasn't just drilled into their head by some donor.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you look like? (using avatar creators) on: February 09, 2016, 12:43:21 am

Yay for being the token forum black. Pretty close I'd say, though nowadays I usually ditch my glasses so I'm probably gonna f#ck up my vision even more so than it is now lmao.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who is your favorite drop out so far? on: February 07, 2016, 11:52:11 pm
Perry because he was the first Republican to call out Trump for his BS. If not for "oops" or even if they'd have let him into the first debate instead of Kasich (who's gone nowhere btw), I'm convinced he would've been a top contender this year. He always seemed like a nice guy to me.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 1996 USA Presidential Election Game-signup thread on: February 07, 2016, 11:41:04 pm

"What began in the commons of Concord, Massachusetts, as an alliance of farmers and workers, of cobblers and tinsmiths, of statesmen and students, of mothers and wives, of men and boys, lives two centuries later, as America! I am Clinton1996, and I shall run as my namesake Bill Clinton for the nomination of President of the United States!"
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: BERNIE tells Berniebros to "knock it off, we don't want that CRAP" on: February 07, 2016, 11:23:11 pm
First of all let's dispel with this fiction that Bernie doesn't know what his supporters are doing. He knows exactly what they're doing.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who'll win the New Hampshire primaries? on: February 02, 2016, 06:54:04 pm
Bernie, but by less than public polls suggest. I'd say perhaps a 12 point margin at the largest,

Trump will win in NH, as that was his focus far more so than Iowa. Either Kasich or Cruz will come in second, which will stall any media-created momentum that Rubio had coming off of his "victory" in Iowa
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is President Obama an atheist? on: February 02, 2016, 06:49:06 pm
I kinda think that at the most extreme, he's an agnostic. But more likely, he just doesn't really care either way and only goes to church because he's an American politician
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 02, 2016, 01:43:11 am
Iowa has been a clusterf**k in back-to-back cycles now, just for opposing parties. Seriously Iowans, get your s**t together.
This just goes to show that Iowa should lose their first-in-the-nation status to Florida
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rubio's Speech on: February 01, 2016, 10:48:14 pm
Rubio is trying really hard to give Obama's post-NH Prinary loss speech from 2008 but he's just not confident enough not as good a speechwriter. Why do people keep talking him up like he even holds a candle to the President's oratory skills?
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 10:45:51 pm
Rubio is trying really hard to give Obama's post-NH Prinary loss speech from 2008 but he's just not confident enough not as good a speechwriter. Why do people keep talking him up like he even holds a candle to the President's oratory skills?
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 01:15:24 pm
So why is it Atlas always crashes on Election Night? I remember back in November 2012 everyone just used the IM chat thingy. Is that gonna have to be a thing this year or has Dave fixed the problem?
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the phrase "mods pls ban" on: January 30, 2016, 11:11:21 pm
Cosby pls fuk
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What musical artists will be remembered in 85 years? on: January 30, 2016, 10:54:08 pm
Earth, Wind, and Fire
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite Superhero TV show currently on on: January 30, 2016, 10:53:20 pm
The Flash, cause it knows to have fun. Daredevil was literally too dark, as in I could never even see what was going on. I'm pretty sure he's supposed to be the blind one, not the viewer. And Jessica Jones was just too boring. A show needs to grab me in the first five minutes, and JJ couldn't even do it in the 5 episodes I sat through. Agents of Shield is amazing too.

1. The Flash
2. Arrow
3. Agents of Shield
4. Legends of Tomorrow
5. Daredevil
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6. Jessica Jones
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: If something happens to Joe... on: January 30, 2016, 10:43:01 pm
Honestly I don't think Obama would get a new VP. He'd probably nominate an elder statesman placeholder but the GOP wouldn't confirm them anyway
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: After meeting, Sanders says Obama 'even-handed' in assessments of 2016 race on: January 27, 2016, 05:25:20 pm
Obama probably prefers Sanders personally, to be honest.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/obama-iowa-2016-sanders-off-message-218166

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"one thing everybody understands is that this job right here, you donít have the luxury of just focusing on one thing"

"He repeatedly praised Clinton without reservation while offering more tempered praise to the surging Sanders"

when I asked him if Sanders reminded him of himself in 2008, he quickly shot me down: ďI donít think that's true.Ē

yeah ok
Not to mention him whining to the media about how Obama deserved to be primaries from the left back in 2011.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Official Obama 2.0 Approval Ratings Thread on: January 18, 2016, 05:25:38 pm
I guess people really loved his State of the Union
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