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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Attention Hillary PRIMARY voters only! on: May 26, 2017, 05:54:57 pm
No, I'd support Bullock, Franken, or Kander. It's the Year of the White Man!
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Georgia's Very Own Megathread! on: May 26, 2017, 01:08:04 pm
If Evans jumped in, that points to Carter sitting this race out. And that's sad because he's head and shoulders above Abrams as a candidate, and I feel would have beaten her in a primary. I'm not so sure about Evans.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb Bush on: May 19, 2017, 02:30:35 am
I'd be tempted to vote for him simply based on his "I really don't give a sh**t anymore" attitude towards the end of his last campaign
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Time" cover story: Russia bought pro-Trump ads, RNC helped sharing info on: May 18, 2017, 07:11:56 pm
It's crazy...I was thinking this whole time that the GOP was/is probably okay with Russia interfering in our election since it helps them. But I never figured it would all be true.

Apparently, that loon Louise Mensch was right.

Louise Mensch will be a loony toon until the end of time even if she is proven right on every allegation she's ever made. She behaves like an utterly insane person
That is not always a bad trait in women, if you know what I mean.

He's right, the Hot-Crazy Matrix proves this.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) collapses during D.C. race on: May 17, 2017, 07:50:39 am
He's still a HP but I wish him a quick recovery.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Jason Kander had won the Missouri senate race... on: May 13, 2017, 05:34:08 pm
Yes but talk of him now as running in 2020 without a senate win seems a bit odd to me being that he doesnt have an office nor is he in a prominent position. He may run in the future but 2020 isnt his time imo.

Trump's win changed the game when it comes to experience, imo. He still has more experience than Donald Trump, and had a pretty solid media presence.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who do you predict you will end up voting for in the '20 presidential primaries? on: May 07, 2017, 06:25:23 pm
Kander > Biden >Bullock > Franken > Warren
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Georgia's Very Own Megathread! on: May 04, 2017, 07:13:30 pm
How come Stacey Abrams can't win statewide?

As far as i understand - because she is a Black liberal from Atlanta in polarized age...

Can she win as a Republican?

Depends on if she made it through a primary and if her opponent reverse-Southern Stategy'd her.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Georgia's Very Own Megathread! on: May 02, 2017, 09:07:30 pm
Stacey Abrams is in:

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House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams filed paperwork Tuesday to run for governor, marking the first step toward an expected bid for the state’s highest office.

Abrams would become the highest-profile Democrat in the race to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal and her campaign would seek to capitalize on the same angst over Donald Trump that is propelling Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th District race.

Although her aides said the filing kicks off an exploration phase, Abrams is all but certain to run for higher office. She has hired staffers and crisscrossed the state readying for an announcement.

Several of her constituents are sure she’s running: One has already announced a bid for her state House seat and others could soon jump in.
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2017/05/02/georgia-2018-abrams-files-paperwork-to-run-for-governor/

She doesn't need to win the primary. A black can't win statewide in Georgia, at least not yet. The Democrat would need to crack 30% of the white vote. Abrams can't do that.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republicans worst nightmare on: April 30, 2017, 04:23:42 pm
Steve Bullock. Seriously, look this guy up. He's got that folksy, Biden-like charm. Look at the ad he cut bashing Gianforte's sales tax proposal last year and tell me this guy wouldn't cut into Trump's appeal to rural voters.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV-SEN: Democrats Dina Titus and Kate Marshall considering runs on: April 26, 2017, 06:45:38 pm
Steve Cloobeck ENDORSED Dean Heller today.

There goes his chances of winning a gubernatorial primary
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Posts that are crazy with hindsight on: April 22, 2017, 09:58:42 pm
With or without hindsight, this user's posts are always all crazy.

...like what

Lol how
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mulvaney offers Democrats $1 for Obamacare funds for every $1 for wall funds on: April 22, 2017, 01:43:55 am
If CSR payments go, no insurer will participate on the Exchanges in 2018. I mean this literally.

Well, I don't support the wall - it's unnecessary, potentially ineffective, and will raise the deficit - but if it's build the wall or gut ObamaCare - then I guess we build the wall.

It's always been the policy of the United States that we don't negotiate with terrorists. And I see no reason to start now.

14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Andrew Cuomo on: April 19, 2017, 08:18:39 pm
His unpopularity in Upstate NY is a big red flag. Upstate is basically a miniature Midwest.

Isn't he... fairly popular upstate? I mean NYC is still his stronghold but that's the idea behind him vs de Blasio, right? That Cuomo wins upstate voters and de Blasio relies on his super progressive NYC base

And unpopularity is all relative btw -- he's at 60% approval which blows away almost every other big-name governor in the country.

He was popular until he passed the NY SAFE Act which created a voluntary gun registry no gun owner has to abide by

That was enough to defeat Gore.  He'll also have to explain where the money for "free college" comes from to parents who have already paid for their own kids to go to college.  There's more to being a politician than appealing to liberal New Yorkers.

NY already had mostly free college under TARP funding...Cuomo just expanded it

Good luck explaining that in less than 20 seconds to parents who have already paid for their own kids to go to college.

I'm... not sure what the controversy would be here? Are these parents pissed off because they had to pay for college while New Yorkers no longer do? That seems to be more of an issue they should take up with their own Governors.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: April 18, 2017, 07:31:27 pm
BREAKING: Ashford Parkside in DeKalb reports. Ossoff with 52.4% of 1038 votes cast. Hillary was 57.0%.

Well fvck
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: April 18, 2017, 07:08:53 pm
If Ossoff pulls off a win, he's doing so based purely on Democratic enthusiasm and Trump-fatigue. Voters don't know him and he hasn't attempted to brand himself as anything but "Generic Anti-Trump Democrat." His candidacy is not a model for democrats nationwide in red districts.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump Threatens Coverage Of Millions If Democrats Won’t Negotiate On ACA Repeal on: April 13, 2017, 06:22:11 pm
He's all talk. But if he actually does purposely implode obamacare, dems might even win back the senate.

Or win back to back elections. When was the last time that happened during a first term presidency?

1978, right smack in the middle of Jimmy Carter's only term.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would be the best debator against Donald Trump in 2020? on: April 10, 2017, 09:47:53 am
Franken would be able to go toe-to-toe with him with his wit and ability to think on his feet, but Warren has the uncanny ability of being able to get under Trump's skin in a way Hillary never could.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A kid gets in trouble for pretending that a stick is a gun on: April 07, 2017, 07:46:38 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/30/5-year-old-girl-suspended-from-school-for-playing-with-stick-gun-at-recess/?utm_term=.f13251112d2f

The school is lucky that I don't live near the area or I would've torn the faculty a new asshole.

What kind of jackasses do we have working at school these days?

These sort of suspensions have been quite common since Columbine, actually.

^This. We weren't allowed to pretend anything we played with was a weapon back when I was in elementary school from '01-'08.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Profile on Gillibrand by NYMag and possible 2020 run. on: April 04, 2017, 05:08:27 pm
Haven’t read the whole thing yet, but I noticed that the story starts with her speaking at a black church, and she just gave another speech at a black church in Harlem this past Sunday, which she turned into an anti-Trump speech without actually mentioning Trump by name.  Video here:

http://thegrio.com/2017/04/04/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-black-church/

Interesting viewing if you want to see her in preacher mode.


Part of Bernie's problem is that he looked aloof in black churches at first and didn't really have experience preaching in that setting. Good to see Gillibrand building bonds with the black community early, of course its a lot easier in NY than VT.
I think oratorical skills are gonna be a key part of winning the hearts and minds of primary voters.
And I can say she's a muuuuch better speaker than Hillary. She was actually into what she was saying. She ramped up towards the middle and kept it going. Hillary always just started yelling to emphasize her points.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best political television drama on: April 01, 2017, 04:34:20 pm
The West Wing and The Good Wife
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 538: Liberals Would Be Foolish To Primary Joe Manchin on: March 28, 2017, 09:12:22 pm
WV Democrats voted for Bernie.

Irrelevant.

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Either way Manchin will lose, if he wins the primary they will vote Republican because it would be a choice of a Republican-lite and a Republican. Just look at 2014 to see how this worked in Kentucky.

West Virginia also had a choice of Republican and Republican-lite in their gubernatorial election in 2016, and they chose the latter by a pretty decent margin.

Sounds like your proud to have a corporatist like Joe Manchin in office. Sadly for you he will not be in their for much longer.

Your way of thinking f-cked over the Republican Party and will do the same thing to the Democrats. Ha being 50+ votes is more important than ideological purity. Stop whining and targeting other progressives.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Does anyone else get a Jed Bartlet-y vibe when looking at Trump? on: March 22, 2017, 11:54:39 am
I mean both are parodies of actual humans and both are bad presidents but thats about it.
Lmao no
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who're your top 3 choices for 2020? on: March 17, 2017, 05:28:17 am
1. Jason Kander
2. Al Franken
3. Elizabeth Warren
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: scandals for each of the prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on: March 11, 2017, 02:31:55 pm
Cory Booker is a gay
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