Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 05, 2016, 01:49:35 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Be sure to enable your "Ultimate Profile" for even more goodies on your profile page!

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10

 41 
 on: Today at 12:52:44 am 
Started by Mr. Morden - Last post by Gass3268
Trump should pick Bernie.  Make it an outsiders vs. insiders election.   He'll lose half the Republican party but he could get away with "it's not the policy that matters, it's that we're the only two politicians willing to take on a corrupt, rigged system."  All the Bernie Bros. would come over and he'd win a lot of angry moderates as well.  It would throw the election into total chaos.  Bernie is selfish enough that he might accept.  Anything for "the message", right?


 42 
 on: Today at 12:49:21 am 
Started by Broken System - Last post by Broken System
Some people call him Hitler. Some people worship him. Some people think he's racist and sexist. Some people say he's the politically incorrect hero who "says it like it is." Some people say his views are too extreme for the country or the Republican party. But the one thing almost nobody seems to think is that Donald Trump is a liar. Even Ted Cruz said something like, "He could say two different things and would pass the lie detector both times." This is ridiculous! Donald Trump in his own book literally states that you get what you want by telling people what they want to hear. Donald Trump has held dramatically different political views in the past. His success may be attributed to his "small loan," but dumb people don't keep major companies off the ground. Donald Trump is a smart man who knows exactly what he is doing. He spotted the large majority of the Republican party disgusted with the system and scripted his entire platform to feed into their anger. There's no reason to believe that Donald Trump actually agrees with anything that comes out of his mouth, and in all likelihood, would shape this country in a way that would benefit his company the most. Trump supporters, don't you just hate when politicians do back alley deals with businesses to support their agenda? Well, now you won't have to worry about that at all, because Trump is the corrupt businessman who could be sitting in the presidential seat himself. He's a liar. He lies to get what he wants. What's so hard to believe that humans are capable of lying? Are you Trump lovers and haters so invested in painting Trump into such a hero/villain that you would feel foolish in realizing that you have been played? And thus your brain automatically rejects the possibility because you are in denial of how foolish you are possibly being? Seriously, what the heck, people? All of you Trump lovers and haters share this stupidity in common and you are more alike than you think.

 43 
 on: Today at 12:49:02 am 
Started by Wulfric - Last post by Gass3268
Hopefully Obama withdraws Garland in the lame duck as a big FU to them.

Would be quite the disgusting treatment of a universally respected judge to do so.

Oh yeah, because the GOP is treating this "universally respected judge" SO well.

Roll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll Eyes

Of course the GOP isn't treating him respectfully. I believe the point was that there's no reason for Obama to screw over Garland like that.

Exactly.

While I'm ambivalent on the confirmation (they really should at least put him through the wringer in confirmations and make their case why they think he doesn't deserve to be on the court), they're playing typical partisan games. They don't want their advantage on the court to go away, simple as that.

For Obama to essentially Charlie-Brown a respected jurist and yank away the nomination just as it's about to happen because he sees a better deal would be senseless and cruel. Unless Garland was in on it the whole time, but I seriously doubt that,

But if he is, he can sit through a couple of days of confirmation hearings and then announce he's withdrawing himself from consideration because he's so disappointed by how some people in the Senate have politicized the confirmation process (inevitably one of the Tea Party senators will have said/asked something inflammatory by then). Then Obama can give a speech about how he tried to extend an olive branch and offer a nominee that everyone could accept but the Senate Republicans spat in his face.

Then next year, the Senate will confirm 39 year old Shanequa Barrios-Chung as the first bisexual transwoman atheist SCOTUS justice on a 51-49 vote.


Except the SCOTUS 60 vote filibuster still exists, and Republicans WILL use it.

Schumer has already said if he's in control of the Senate and the Republicans keep up this charade, he will get rid of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.

 44 
 on: Today at 12:47:50 am 
Started by ag - Last post by ag
Wait.  If I am reading this right, in Zacatecas PRD-PAN will nominate a PRI turncoat who is also the brother of the current PRI governor ??!!  Wow.

http://aristeguinoticias.com/1802/mexico/un-ex-priista-designado-como-candidato-del-prd-en-zacatecas/

brother-in-law Smiley

It looks like PRD-PAN nominated some other guy instead.  Anyway, it seems to be working out disastrously for PRD.    MORENA has jumped to second place behind PRI and ahead of PRD-PAN.



Which has
PRI-PVEM-PANAL        38
MORENA                    32
PRD-PAN                    19

It is not because PRD made a wrong choice. It is because we are dealing with the Monreal machine on the Morena side. Monrealistas, as I mentioned elsewhere, are the only real allies of AMLO that have their own following. The current Morena candidate is the brother of the former governor Ricardo Monreal, who is the undisputed leader of the faction. The Zacatecas strength of Morena is not an accident: it is very much home-grown.

 45 
 on: Today at 12:47:49 am 
Started by What the heck does ○∙◄☻tπ[╪AV┼cV└ mean? - Last post by Sprouts Farmers Market ✘
Paul, Christie, TRUMP, Pataki Graham, Carson, and Kasich all remain FFs. I actually came out of this election liking Jeb! a bit more (as a person at least).

Also maybe Huckabee but in a weird twisted way. Voted Chris

 46 
 on: Today at 12:47:07 am 
Started by egalitt - Last post by egalitt
    It would be interesting to compare the predictions with the real results. Perhaps all are wrong and due to some "major event changing the game" Trump will compete with Sanders or somebody else, or Clinton will compete with somebody else. Or somebody else will compete with somebody else. Or the election will be cancelled. In my country some magicians predict the USA destruction by a disastrous volcano eruption and earthquake in Yellowstone.
    A poll inside this poll:
     Do you believe that due to some major event changing the game :
  • Trump drops out
  • Clinton drops out
  • Trump and Clinton drop out
  • The election is cancelled

[/list]

 47 
 on: Today at 12:45:02 am 
Started by Fuzzy Bear - Last post by Lyin' Steve
I fail to see why Cruz and Trump wouldn't split the vote as Clinton sweeps almost every state.  How on earth is Clinton losing Ohio?

 48 
 on: Today at 12:43:59 am 
Started by IceSpear - Last post by Mr. Morden
Ftr, here are our insights from the same era as those 538 odds:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=206751.0

 49 
 on: Today at 12:43:54 am 
Started by Wulfric - Last post by Wulfric
Hopefully Obama withdraws Garland in the lame duck as a big FU to them.

Would be quite the disgusting treatment of a universally respected judge to do so.

Oh yeah, because the GOP is treating this "universally respected judge" SO well.

Roll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll EyesRoll Eyes

Of course the GOP isn't treating him respectfully. I believe the point was that there's no reason for Obama to screw over Garland like that.

Exactly.

While I'm ambivalent on the confirmation (they really should at least put him through the wringer in confirmations and make their case why they think he doesn't deserve to be on the court), they're playing typical partisan games. They don't want their advantage on the court to go away, simple as that.

For Obama to essentially Charlie-Brown a respected jurist and yank away the nomination just as it's about to happen because he sees a better deal would be senseless and cruel. Unless Garland was in on it the whole time, but I seriously doubt that,

But if he is, he can sit through a couple of days of confirmation hearings and then announce he's withdrawing himself from consideration because he's so disappointed by how some people in the Senate have politicized the confirmation process (inevitably one of the Tea Party senators will have said/asked something inflammatory by then). Then Obama can give a speech about how he tried to extend an olive branch and offer a nominee that everyone could accept but the Senate Republicans spat in his face.

Then next year, the Senate will confirm 39 year old Shanequa Barrios-Chung as the first bisexual transwoman atheist SCOTUS justice on a 51-49 vote.


Except the SCOTUS 60 vote filibuster still exists, and Republicans WILL use it.

 50 
 on: Today at 12:43:23 am 
Started by King of Kensington - Last post by Lyin' Steve
Nothing Sanders does would surprise me.  He and his campaign continue to attack Clinton from the left even though she hasn't engaged with him in weeks and he has no plan to win.  Now Clinton is stuck in a place where she's attacked from both the left and the right so she can't defend herself by moderating her positions, she has to suffer humiliating losses while Trump goes on his victory lap, and she can't move to the center until Bernie drops out.  He's basically holding her down for the next month while Trump beats her up.

He's being very selfish, at least his campaign could start saying some nice things about Clinton instead of sending his wife out to legitimize emailgate, or they could muzzle his supporters who keep going around saying they're going to support Trump to radio silence from the campaign.  At this point I think it's like Virginia said, he only cares about his little movement and doesn't care how Hillary does.  Who would have thought Bernie would end up being the most childish candidate?

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines