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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: VA-GOV 2017: Primary result: Northam vs Gillespie (General election: Nov 7th) on: October 20, 2017, 05:07:25 pm
kinda want gillespie to win to see the atlas meltdowns lmao

Modern conservatism in a nutshell.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Cruz-Sanders Tax Debate on: October 20, 2017, 03:40:07 pm
Quote from: Washington Post
NN is to be commended for their sponsorship of the tax debate between Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last night. It was a serious, informative discussion about an important issue in Washington. Imagine that.

During the debate, Cruz did himself — and the Republican Party — a lot of good. He maintained a friendly, informative and nimble presence, effectively outlining the case that GOP tax reform is part of an overall economic plan, whereas Sanders’s call for tax increases for the rich appeared to be knee-jerk and punitive rather than part of a serious economic policy. And even though the mainstream media would never admit it, if there were ever a contest to determine who is the “thinking person’s” candidate, Cruz would beat Sanders by a mile.

I was surprised at how Sanders stuck to the same basic liberal platitudes of more taxes and more spending and the socialist call for free college. The debate showed just how limited Sanders’s range is as a politician. He has a few new socialist slogans but no real plans.

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President Trump met with the Senate Finance Committee on Oct. 18 and discussed his tax proposal. (The Washington Post)
When Cruz asked Sanders, “since this is a tax debate, what is the difference between a socialist and a Democrat on taxes,” Sanders answered pointedly, “I don’t know the answer to that.” I thought Sanders would have been better prepared and had something new to say. But by essentially admitting that there was no difference between a socialist and a Democrat, Sanders made an important point — one that has been made clear since last November. And that is that the Democratic Party is in the middle of an astonishing lurch to the left. With Sanders as their standard-bearer, the Democrats are embracing his positions: more government activism, more government giveaways and the nanny state unleashed.


Regardless, the Republican Party was well represented by Cruz. Cruz generously noted that Sanders may have very well won the Democratic Party’s nomination for president last year had it not been for corruption within the Democratic National Committee. So, as Hillary Clinton fades into wacky conspiracies about a “cyber-9/11” costing her the election and is mostly silenced by her own history that disqualifies her from taking a powerful stand in the Harvey Weinstein saga, Sanders is the Democrats’ face and de facto leader. And Cruz effectively showed just how limiting that may be for the Democratic Party.

Cruz is a talented champion of conservative principles. He did a good job of highlighting the differences between the Sanders-style socialist model and the GOP’s pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. The dichotomy between low taxes and growth vs. high taxes and socialism could not have been made any clearer. The difference between the two is exactly what the next elections should be about if Trump’s antics don’t hijack the discussion and make 2018 and 2020 referendums on his character and behavior.


Another reason the Democratic Party needs to divorce from Bernie. If he somehow gets the nomination were heading for 1972 landslide defeat.

A 1972 type landslide is completely impossible in this climate.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Paul Ryan lets off some steam by ridiculing Trump at Al Smith Dinner on: October 20, 2017, 12:22:19 pm
The deplorables are out in full force on Youtube calling for Ryan and other rhinos to be defeated next year. Is it too much to hope the party eats itself alive?
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: George W. Bush’s unmistakable takedown of Trumpism — and Trump on: October 19, 2017, 01:24:01 pm
Bush bullied gays to get better conservative turnout in 2004. He was the original king of the deplorables.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton ridicules Sanders & say she is committed to build a winning Dem party on: October 18, 2017, 02:48:09 pm
Hillary is bought and paid for. She's the one who doesn't want to talk about certain issues.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2017 & Odd Year Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: VA-Monmouth: Gillespie +1 on: October 17, 2017, 04:42:13 pm
"Fiscal conservative, social liberal" Northam not good enough for VA?  I thought he'd be a perfect fit. What a disgrace this country is if Gillespie wins this race. I guess muh culture war trumps literally everything else.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump:"You could ask General Kelly if he got a call from Obama." on: October 17, 2017, 01:43:00 pm
People joke, but Trump does seriously act like a jilted lover when it comes to Obama.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump Iran decision thread on: October 13, 2017, 12:30:48 pm
Sells weapons to Saudis then complains about Iran's support of terrorism? Regional destabilization? Is this a joke? And of course you can't talk about the reasons for this without being called an anti-Semite.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ongoing Disaster in Puerto Rico: Trump Threatens to Abandon Recovery Efforts on: October 12, 2017, 01:38:33 pm
Is anyone still denying he's a sociopath? Name one time he's shown himself capable of basic human empathy.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations on: October 11, 2017, 08:32:05 pm
I hope Desmond Child is inducted with Bon Jovi, since he's 100% responsible for their success. Without him they'd be another forgotten 80s hair band.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the BDS movement on: October 11, 2017, 08:22:46 pm
Bad, but the attempts by Israel and pro-Israel politicians to outlaw/punish people participating in it are also bad.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYT: Stephen Miller was a total weirdo in high school on: October 11, 2017, 01:52:03 pm
All I learned from this article is  that Stephen Miller has never gotten laid and now he's taking it out on the entire country

This describes the entire alt-right movement.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump publicly flagellates another Senator on: October 08, 2017, 05:51:32 pm
Who ever thought Bob Corker of all people would tweet something and get over 300,000 likes?
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump publicly flagellates another Senator on: October 08, 2017, 12:08:04 pm
Corker would have needed Deplorable-in-Chief's help to win ruby red Tennessee? Sure.

I assumed he meant the primary.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump publicly flagellates another Senator on: October 08, 2017, 10:46:49 am
Corker's already tweeted a response:

https://twitter.com/SenBobCorker/status/917045348820049920

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It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.


That's honestly the best response to Trump I've seen from anyone.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations on: October 06, 2017, 02:22:48 pm
Judas Priest........the rest, meh.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump plans to declare that Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest on: October 05, 2017, 02:33:26 pm
Donald Trump (R-Israel)
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Winston Churchill? on: October 01, 2017, 06:36:58 am
War criminal piece of filth.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Sports vs Politics on: September 29, 2017, 10:07:18 pm
I don't even know how a single sport is played. I know a football has to be kicked over a line, a basketball has to be thrown through a hoop, and baseball involves bases, but that's the extent of it.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Hillary Clinton run again in 2020? on: September 28, 2017, 08:23:48 am
She shouldn't, and probably won't. I think people count her out too much though, if she maintained her numbers with African Americans, and won the delegate rich south again, she'd get the nomination pretty easily.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of Alexander Lukashenko on: September 27, 2017, 07:20:21 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lukashenko
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Saudi Arabia General Discussion Thread: Dark Salman Rises on: September 26, 2017, 04:58:43 pm
http://nypost.com/2017/09/09/saudi-government-allegedly-funded-a-dry-run-for-911/

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Fresh evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit moving forward against the Saudi Arabian government reveals its embassy in Washington may have funded a “dry run” for the hijackings carried out by two Saudi employees, further reinforcing the claim employees and agents of the kingdom directed and aided the 9/11 hijackers and plotters.

Two years before the airliner attacks, the Saudi Embassy paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from Phoenix to Washington “in a dry run for the 9/11 attacks,” alleges the amended complaint filed on behalf of the families of some 1,400 victims who died in the terrorist attacks 16 years ago.

The court filing provides new details that paint “a pattern of both financial and operational support” for the 9/11 conspiracy from official Saudi sources, lawyers for the plaintiffs say. In fact, the Saudi government may have been involved in underwriting the attacks from the earliest stages — including testing cockpit security.

George Bush should have invaded Saudi Arabia in 2003, not Iraq, IMO.


But Israel didn't want war with Saudi Arabia.

They weren't delighted about the war in Iraq either, iirc.

Netanyahu personally testified to Congress in favor of it.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: AL-SEN Megathread: Trump endorses BIG LUTHER, Moore still leads polls on: September 24, 2017, 12:15:35 pm
Wasting money on Alabama is criminal...if it were a gubernatorial race fine, but no Dem is getting sent to Congress from this state.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Roy Moore on: September 23, 2017, 03:57:37 pm
Trump did say he might have made a mistake in endorsing Strange, at the rally, so...

Trump is such an embarrassment to mankind. The very definition of cringe.

You feeling bad for Big Luther?

No, I despise both candidates. I feel bad for America having a clown for President.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Roy Moore on: September 23, 2017, 03:17:54 pm
Trump did say he might have made a mistake in endorsing Strange, at the rally, so...

Trump is such an embarrassment to mankind. The very definition of cringe.
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