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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you ever called your pet "n*gga"? on: September 01, 2014, 10:20:50 pm
As the forum black, I hereby call for your immediate banning and shall be contacting Al  Sharpton shortly.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: IA-Suffolk: Mitt-mentum! on: August 28, 2014, 06:50:35 pm
The story here shouldn't be about Romney, he's not running. It should be that Perry is running at a particularly strong 3rd place (in the poll that matters, that doesn't include Mitt) ahead of frontrunners Paul & Bush.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 23, 2014, 09:42:07 pm
[1] Bacon King
[2] Polnut
[3] Deus Naturae
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democrats who voted against aca in 2010 but still lost the seat. Why? on: August 23, 2014, 01:04:57 pm
A Democratic member of Congress still votes for Democratic leadership.  I remember Kristi Noem in 2010 emphasizing that she would not vote to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker.

Both parties do it.  I believe Democrats used it against Lincoln Chaffee in 2006, arguing that a vote for him was a vote for a Republican Senate Majority Leader. 

This makes sense. So congress is increasingly becoming like a parliamentarian system where you vote based on who you want to lead the house. Voters just didn't want Nancy Pelosi to stay as majority leader.

Why are democrats keeping her as leader if she has been rejected.
Because she's the best at her job we've had since Tip O'Neil.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FiveThirtyEight: 6 Most Likely Tipping Point Races on: August 20, 2014, 06:05:13 pm
Harry Enten is awful at analysis. I have no idea why Silver hired him.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rick Perry indicted on abuse of power on: August 15, 2014, 07:19:56 pm
BS, leave Perry alone TX Democrats!
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: funniest people on this list on: August 14, 2014, 03:10:36 pm
I feel like Eddie Murphy deserves a mention, he was pretty great in the 80's.
Yeah if Ellen and Whoopi count, he should be on the list too.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: House vs. Breaking Bad on: August 14, 2014, 03:08:59 pm
House has wit and humor to it, while Breaking Bad struck me as trying too hard to be serious and dramatic.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What avatar color/state combinations represents the best/worst group of posters? on: August 13, 2014, 08:50:06 pm
D-GA is by far the best in my not so humble opinion.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders: Not sure about Hillary on: August 13, 2014, 07:11:11 pm
Bernie Sanders is definitely running for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton. While I only see him winning the Vermont primary, he can potentially give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary by receiving 20-30% of the vote in them.

So you're thinking he will become a Democrat (last I checked, he wasn't) just for the sake of running against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries?  

From his public statements over the past nine months, that's exactly what it sounds like he's going to do (should he run).  He says that he doesn't want to be a spoiler in the general election, and he's highlighted the fact that if you run in the primaries for either of the two major parties, that gives you an opening to participate in the primary debates.  So that sounds like he's looking at running for president as a Democrat, but nothing's official yet.

Never thought I'd say this, but I think the party establishment should shut him out. He's not a legitimate Democratic candidate if he's not even an actual member of the party. Doesn't he do the same thing in Vermont every time he's on the ballot? He runs for the Democratic Nomination but ends up being an independent.

I don't agree.  The last thing we need is a Nader 2000 style situation in 2016.  And Sanders caucuses with us in the Senate, so it's not like he's some random nobody trying to run.

Also, I'm not sure what "shut him out" even means here.  The DNC can't stop Sanders from getting on the primary ballots.  If he wants to run as a Democrat, he'll do so, and doesn't need anybody else's permission for it.

They can completely ignore him and throw all their support and money behind Clinton, which they were likely gonna do anyway.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: RIP Robin Williams on: August 12, 2014, 08:40:48 pm
He was one of those greats, along with Johnny Carson and Bill Murray, who you thought would always be there. I know everyone dies,but I just never thought Robin would.
Bill Murray is still alive.
I'm not saying he's dead, I'm saying he's one of one legends who you can't imagine living in a world without.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders: Not sure about Hillary on: August 11, 2014, 09:59:38 pm
Bernie Sanders is definitely running for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton. While I only see him winning the Vermont primary, he can potentially give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary by receiving 20-30% of the vote in them.

So you're thinking he will become a Democrat (last I checked, he wasn't) just for the sake of running against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries?  

From his public statements over the past nine months, that's exactly what it sounds like he's going to do (should he run).  He says that he doesn't want to be a spoiler in the general election, and he's highlighted the fact that if you run in the primaries for either of the two major parties, that gives you an opening to participate in the primary debates.  So that sounds like he's looking at running for president as a Democrat, but nothing's official yet.

Never thought I'd say this, but I think the party establishment should shut him out. He's not a legitimate Democratic candidate if he's not even an actual member of the party. Doesn't he do the same thing in Vermont every time he's on the ballot? He runs for the Democratic Nomination but ends up being an independent.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Iowa Megathread on: August 11, 2014, 06:48:53 pm
What's the story here?
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: RIP Robin Williams on: August 11, 2014, 06:45:19 pm
He was one of those greats, along with Johnny Carson and Bill Murray, who you thought would always be there. I know everyone dies,but I just never thought Robin would.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you know who the mother ... on: August 10, 2014, 12:39:24 pm
SPOILER

Ted meets her at the wedding, they date for years, have kids, and eventually get married. She does of some illness and Ted starts dating Robin at the urging of his kids.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Nunn comes out swinging at GA Dem convention in Dublin - no more kid gloves on: August 09, 2014, 10:43:25 pm
So Nunn's strategy is to make Perdue seem like Romney? I don't see how that will work, considering Georgia is a state that Mitt won in 2012.
His opponent was black. Though Perdue's is a woman, so...
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which Justice League hero is your favorite? on: August 09, 2014, 08:22:11 pm
Without a doubt my favorite lineup is the DCAU, which to echo FreedomWork's point, it kinda hurts when they've started pushing Cyborg to the forefront of every story.

But Batman is the best by miles. Who else could create a plan to "take care of" the world's most powerful beings if they ever go bad, and it actually work?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which Vice President is the Most Similar to the Previous Poster? on: August 09, 2014, 12:25:25 pm
Mondale
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Political Lions on: August 07, 2014, 10:53:35 pm
Mondale is an idiot, both for tapping Jackson and taking such an unnecessary risk with little reward and for declining the nomination.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Hubris on: August 07, 2014, 10:50:01 pm
What, might I ask, we're the results for Senate and Governor in Georgia? 
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Portman? on: August 07, 2014, 08:07:15 pm
lol @ winning Pennsylvania.

Not happening. If Dole, Bush Jr. twice, McCain and Romney couldn't win it, Portman sure as hell ain't winning it.

But those were all neocons. Portman's pro-gay stance could give it a chance. I must also bring up that Bush 04 only narrowly lost it, and it is trending R in general.
Gay-Marriage isn't gonna win Pennsylvania for Portman.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: DEMOCRATS ONLY: 1980 Primary on: August 07, 2014, 07:04:25 pm
Teddy.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rand Paul flees from Mexican immigrant on: August 06, 2014, 08:08:06 pm
Gotta agree with my friends on the Right. Rand didn't do anything wrong, his team's just smart to avoid unnecessary controversy. Now would it be better to take it a step further and denounce Eteve King and stop fraternizing with him? Yes.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: August 06, 2014, 07:51:08 pm
Here's hoping he runs as a write-in.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: John Kasich vs Ed FitzGerald on: August 04, 2014, 08:33:09 pm
Kasich is the only candidate in the race with a good family background and the values necessary to lead the state.
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