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« on: July 19, 2013, 08:44:04 pm »
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Ran for office, how would their posts here affect the race? Can this hurt? Would anyone even take the time to find a place like this?
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 08:51:24 pm »
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I can never run for political office because of my posts here.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 09:07:50 pm »
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By the time we're of age to be serious contenders for anything, obscure or offensive forum posts will be such old news... I'm not concerned.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 09:10:41 pm »
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I still don't see anyway they could connect ChairmanSanchez to me.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 09:11:45 pm »
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Future politicians don't spend their time on political forums anyway...

I still don't see anyway they could connect ChairmanSanchez to me.

This too, the only way to tie my account back to me would be through an IP address...which is going to be pretty difficult to do 30-40 years from now
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 09:14:41 pm »

I'm fully prepared to stand by all the ridiculous nonsense I've spewed over the years.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 10:47:32 pm »

Oh goodness...

I'm sure if I ran for an office with any real publicity, someone would take the time to read all my posts here to search for dirt. I've tried to avoid giving out personal information, but you all know too much about me for it to actually stay secret that I post here under any kind of scrutiny like that of a campaign.

This would illustrate why I'd hate politics (and in a lot of ways do hate politics despite being fascinated with it): to really be successful in a run for office, I'd have to go around pretending to be something I'm not in a variety of ways to toe a line and get elected. The whole process is channeling the mind to how best to manipulate people, at least on the national level (not to offend any local pols out there... they're job is a bit different when it comes to PR).

Not to mention things I've said and posted elsewhere over the years that are even more easily tied to me. I simply haven't arranged my political life around attaining office; I've arranged it around some obscure ideals about accurately representing my views and honesty and all that.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 10:59:15 pm »
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Oh goodness...

I'm sure if I ran for an office with any real publicity, someone would take the time to read all my posts here to search for dirt. I've tried to avoid giving out personal information, but you all know too much about me for it to actually stay secret that I post here under any kind of scrutiny like that of a campaign.

This would illustrate why I'd hate politics (and in a lot of ways do hate politics despite being fascinated with it): to really be successful in a run for office, I'd have to go around pretending to be something I'm not in a variety of ways to toe a line and get elected. The whole process is channeling the mind to how best to manipulate people, at least on the national level (not to offend any local pols out there... they're job is a bit different when it comes to PR).

Not to mention things I've said and posted elsewhere over the years that are even more easily tied to me. I simply haven't arranged my political life around attaining office; I've arranged it around some obscure ideals about accurately representing my views and honesty and all that.

And that's often the best way to approach political office. Most politicians don't start by arranging life to be politicians. The few that do usually happened to get jobs as political interns then decided that was a career they wanted to pursue.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2013, 01:10:32 am »
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Oh, if they found my stuff here, I'd be dead.  Especially pre-November, when I was especially dogmagtic. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2013, 01:25:07 am »
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It would be great, though. Like if I lived in PA I'd probably get in trouble for defacing lawn signs for Keystone Phil so that they all said 'Jessica Walterstein'
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2013, 08:28:03 am »
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I highly doubt it would fly. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2013, 01:53:20 pm »
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The consequence of the political opposition savoring the portfolio of my posts, would be to make Todd Akin's race seem like a howling success, a veritable landslide of ballot box love and affection, in comparison. The term "political suicide" as a description of it all would be but a mere euphemism to describe the consequences.  
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2013, 02:00:45 pm »
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Ask Assad.
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2013, 04:16:17 pm »
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Ask Assad.

Or future President Darryl W. Perry
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2013, 10:51:14 pm »
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I still don't see anyway they could connect Anton Kreitzer to me.

This, and as others have said, in a good 20 or so years, will someone actually bother to look up these posts?
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2013, 10:57:34 pm »
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Nah, I'm crazy enough that people won't elect me even if they don't find out about my posting history. Wink
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2013, 04:25:11 am »
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I'd convince Dave to bury the bodies Assad-style.
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2013, 04:58:08 am »
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I would fail miserably regardless.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2013, 05:36:02 am »

No one found anything when I ran. But small races give you relative anonymity.
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2013, 07:45:35 am »
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I'd only run on an explicitly socialist platform anyway, so I doubt my posts would hurt me.
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2013, 09:21:34 am »

Worth noting that if some posters I knew tried to run for office I would be tempted to do some leaking... Wink
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2013, 09:23:54 am »
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My posts are too boring and dull to be of any concern.

I usually only ever post in Individual Politics and Atlasia anyway. Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2013, 09:26:26 am »
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Yes. It's more my drunk IRC posts that would hurt me, but I have a few drunkposts here.
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2013, 09:26:51 am »
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If I were running for state or local office, it might hurt, but if I were running for President, it would definitely hurt me in the South.
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2013, 10:25:54 am »
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I would fail miserably regardless.

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It's obvious that I'd be an horrible politician/candidate, even if they didn't bother discovering the horrible posts I have made here.
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