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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump goes after retired Admiral McRaven again on: November 19, 2018, 01:48:46 pm
We shouldíve gotten him during the Clinton years and itís insane that we have paid any money to Pakistan ever, but that has nothing to do with Admiral McRaven. McRaven was given a task and took down OBL when told to, full stop. Itís wrong of Trump to pretend that that wasnít a great achievement simply because OBL shouldíve been captured earlier and McRaven isnít a big fan of his.

^^^
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Florida felon enfranchisement and 2020 implications on: November 19, 2018, 09:49:41 am
I'm very skeptical it'll make much of an impact.

Charlie Crist re-enfranchised 150,000 ex-felons during his time as Governor of Florida, and it didn't make a dent in the partisanship of Florida because the vast majority of them never registered, and less than 20% of them even voted.



^^^
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Pew nat. poll: 37% of Republicans would like to see a primary challenge to Trump on: November 19, 2018, 09:34:31 am
The problem is that those who would support a primary challenge are split between a few camps:

-Those who want a more moderate, Kasich-like GOP
-Those who want a more Reaganite, movement conservative GOP
-Those who want a more Corey Stewart-like GOP (and think Trump doesn't go far enough where he deviates)

Those three groups would never be able to agree on the same primary challenger to Trump, so I don't see a viable one emerging (unfortunately).

Fair point, though I think the size of group three is either negligible or doesnít bother with primaries to begin with
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Favorite new members of the House from each party on: November 18, 2018, 09:38:50 pm
Democrats - Spanberger
Republicans - Crenshaw
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is Ron DeSantis Trump's new heir apparent? on: November 18, 2018, 02:11:25 pm
Tough to answer. Trumpís political skills are fairly unique to him and would be difficult to replicate.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Proud Boys OWNED in Philadelphia on: November 18, 2018, 02:04:21 pm
Why anyone pays attention to these clowns is beyond me
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Browns interested in interviewing Condoleezza Rice for head coaching job on: November 18, 2018, 01:06:08 pm
#nottheonion?
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Support for Trump Fading in the Military on: November 17, 2018, 11:41:05 am
Coup incoming?

We haven't had one yet. We need to join the rest of the world and have one, specifically soon.

Dude
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Election 2018 Open Thread v2 - Mia, Mimi, Gil, and T.J. on: November 16, 2018, 03:51:07 pm
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you, too
Another one bites the dust

Thatís a really wild map
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Kentucky state House race decided by 1 vote on: November 16, 2018, 11:36:26 am
Every vote counts!
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lee: Abolish the interstate highway system or we'll have civil war on: November 16, 2018, 11:14:56 am
These Freedom Caucus types really confuse me sometimes.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lee: Abolish the interstate highway system or we'll have civil war on: November 16, 2018, 10:19:09 am
Think Progress always comes up with the most creative spin on things, it's quite impressive.

Mike Lee could have made a case for the impact of the interstate highway system cutting through the old hearts of cities, encouraging sprawl, and diverting travelers away from driving through & patronizing many small towns dotting the landscape along older roadways; and how all this contributes to isolation and economic concentration, eroding social solidarity and trust and feeding dissatisfaction and conflict.     

but he didn't actually go into that at all, it was a quick mention of things that might be devolved more  to states and localities.  Lee's focus in the talk was not on specific programs but in the general effect of nationalizing all political issues and how this feeds conflict & prevents accountability and effective local representation.  On a practical level I'd be ( in some cases ) more hesitant than Lee to deconstruct the programs of the federal government, since the states have to be both able and willing to effectively take over these responsibilities.  But in terms of the general principle I very much agree with Lee - more local and immediate levels of decision making could do a great deal of good for our country and the crises we face.

Thatís a very valid critique of the interstate highway system, and overall I agree that federalism is usually the way to go, but I generally am skeptical that most states *want* to assume responsibly for programs. Easier to make it somebody elseís problem.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '18: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: November 16, 2018, 10:13:31 am
Those moderate Repubs did themselves no favors by joining EWA conservatives in their various escapades, though, and forgetting often that they represented King County and not Moses Lake

Well, i still like Litzow and Hill (slightly less - Fain). And absolutely opposed to 1-party rule everywhere, Democratic as well as Republican.

I liked Litzow just fine, he seemed like a good man, but you gotta vote your district before you can vote your party
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '18: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: November 16, 2018, 09:14:27 am
Those moderate Repubs did themselves no favors by joining EWA conservatives in their various escapades, though, and forgetting often that they represented King County and not Moses Lake
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '18: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: November 15, 2018, 10:51:45 pm
Especially since the 25th will have a Senate race too. I hope somebody is researching whatís gone wrong in the last five years in Puyallup, canít afford any suburban attrition
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '18: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: November 15, 2018, 08:37:06 pm
Emily Randal netted 76 votes tonight, now leads by 88

17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '18: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: November 15, 2018, 05:16:23 pm
Polarization: a map

(Iím a bit concerned about the 19th in 2020 tbh)
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: ME-GOV 2022: LePage In on: November 15, 2018, 05:11:41 pm
Curious what Maineís residency requirements would have to say about that
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump wants to end aid to Puerto Rico on: November 15, 2018, 05:08:46 pm
We should have a second Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico.

If they want it, the people of Puerto Rico should be given statehood

(Not that I disagree with your broader point)
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lee: Abolish the interstate highway system or we'll have civil war on: November 15, 2018, 05:06:40 pm
There are many valid critiques of the interstate highway system, but ďroot cause of a potential civil warĒ is not one of them
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '18: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: November 15, 2018, 03:59:54 pm
Iím fine with +2/3 in the Senate, but only going +7 in the House with so much low hanging fruit is kinda disappointing. I know Podlodowski is digging WADems out of a hole outside of the King/Snoho core but still

It did seem like it would be better in the primaries.

There's always another shot to deepen the state House/US House ranks in 2020 though.

A *lot* of these races were knifeís edge in the primary. And weíre winning one that didnít look close at the time (Fain).

22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Washington '18: The Calm Before the Drizzle on: November 15, 2018, 01:38:13 pm
Iím fine with +2/3 in the Senate, but only going +7 in the House with so much low hanging fruit is kinda disappointing. I know Podlodowski is digging WADems out of a hole outside of the King/Snoho core but still
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Election Night Open Thread (House/Senate) on: November 14, 2018, 11:53:45 pm
RIP Flawless Perfect Young Kim Blue heart and NRCC Chairwoman Mimi Walters
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MA SEN 2020: BAKER CONSIDERING CHALLENGING MARKEY on: November 14, 2018, 05:53:07 pm
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Melania Trump calls for ouster of Deputy National Security Adviser on: November 14, 2018, 04:19:14 pm
The DNSA is Boltonís long time henchwoman so if Melania gets her fired over stupid pique itís really not a big loss
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