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 41 
 on: Today at 10:35:40 pm 
Started by Tekken_Guy - Last post by AKCreative
It'll probably fade once Congress is back in session.  Until then there isn't much going on politically.

 42 
 on: Today at 10:34:33 pm 
Started by Solitude Without a Window - Last post by Castro
The Left demonizes white people, period. It's not fair that this rubs off on the Democratic party, but it does. Yesterday Nikkita Oliver, who came in third place in the Seattle mayoral primary, attacked the two women who made it into the runoff as "white." Of course this kind of behavior is inflammatory and nurtures the Trump-right. I wish both sides would cut it out, or a vital 'center' ideology would be resuscitated.

Congrats. You win a bronz medal.

Damn that's actually pretty good.

 43 
 on: Today at 10:34:20 pm 
Started by Dwarven Dragon - Last post by AKCreative
Abortion rates will go up in Arkansas, congrats.

 44 
 on: Today at 10:33:24 pm 
Started by Mr. Morden - Last post by uti2
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Yup. I never believed that there was much of a correlation. The whole idea that people vote for right wing populists (not just Trump, but all over the world) due to economic anxiety is basically bull. There just happens to be a correlation between low education and adherence to right wing populist ideas, that is unrelated to actual income levels.

I'd suggest that you rethink that position. Also economics isn't solely about income (very little of it is) and all economics is felt in a cultural way so trying to separate the two in any meaningful way is futile.


But if we're really gonna dismiss that any rise in racial tensions is being fueled by macroeconomic trends (or just stop giving a sh*t about any of it) then I guess we'll just have to accept that American politics will devolve into South Africa style politics where whites increasingly vote more and more for the Republican Party while everyone else votes Democrat. It's an ugly future and there's nothing more tribal than skin color.

Maybe you should consider the context. Trump's prominent primary rivals were hardcore fiscal conservatives, just as Romney 2012 was. Trump offered something different:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/upshot/the-obama-trump-voters-are-real-heres-what-they-think.html

Romney and the Tea Party crew were much further to the right economically than even Bush 2000.

Bush barely 'won' with his Kasich-style compassionate conservative platform in 2000, what does that say about the chances of republicans to the right of Kasich?

 45 
 on: Today at 10:32:24 pm 
Started by PragmaticPopulist - Last post by Caripace Clavicle Moundshroud
Trash family is trash.

 46 
 on: Today at 10:31:47 pm 
Started by Progressive - Last post by Statilius the Epicurean
By 2020 Pence will be too damaged by his role in the Trump administration to win the primary. He might run, but there are too many questions about his roles in various scandals.

 47 
 on: Today at 10:30:54 pm 
Started by Let Dogs Survive - Last post by dead0man
It was a little before my time.  I don't think I ever played the original standalone console.  The Atari 2600 had several versions, including one called Pong.  What was the Olympics one?  Good Og you had to have some serious imagination skills to play games back then.


Video Olympics

 48 
 on: Today at 10:30:50 pm 
Started by PragmaticPopulist - Last post by PragmaticPopulist
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/evangelical-leader-praises-trumps-bold-truthful-statement-about-charlottesville/article/2631732

Something tells me he's just trying to troll us elitist snobs. Either that or he thinks there's still a chance that Trump will roll back LGBT and abortion rights, and is flattering him to get on his good side.

FYI, I know someone who goes to LU (proves I don't live in a bubble), who told me that statements like this coming from Falwell misrepresent the student body. I'm not so sure what to believe.

 49 
 on: Today at 10:30:45 pm 
Started by Caripace Clavicle Moundshroud - Last post by Caripace Clavicle Moundshroud
While Bernie has been willing to call Trump out for what he is (pathological liar, ect), I fear him faltering in a debate against Trump. I mean, he didn't exactly have many big moments on stage with Hillary. Does he have the right temperament?

 50 
 on: Today at 10:28:07 pm 
Started by Dwarven Dragon - Last post by superbudgie1582
If I remember correctly, Planned Parenthood gets next to nothing from Arkansas anyway so it hopefully doesn't effect them too much.

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