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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite president from California on: Today at 12:31:33 pm
The romanticisation of Nixon in recent years is a disturbing trend

MORE LIBERAL THAN OBAMA!
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of LGBT Republicans on: October 17, 2017, 02:22:23 pm
HPs (sorry Torie)

That is OK. I don't like criticizing folks for their opinions based on who they are, but that is just me. For the record, LGBT issues had next to nothing to do with my change of party. It was more about that the Pubs in general had more often than not ceased to be realistic in coming up with appropriate policies to address the problems in the public square. And then the whole syndrome assumed corporeal form with the rise of Trump, which to me totally validated my decision.

Fair enough. Smiley
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of George HW Bush on: October 16, 2017, 01:29:33 pm
A truly despicable man who would not be out of place among the worst elements of today's GOP.

Nah, he'd welcome their support, but they'd reject him as being a RINO Globalist Cuck.
4  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is Donald Trump a homophobe? on: October 16, 2017, 01:01:57 pm
So he just recently addressed the "Value Voters Summit" - the first President to do so.
5  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are private schools fundamentally lower quality education compared to public? on: October 16, 2017, 01:00:40 pm
I don't really understand why we need fee-paying schools in a world where we have academies or free schools or charters or whatever you call them. I get the urge to have a school free of moronic bull pushed from the feds (hilariously, normally the same "reforms" that are pushed by the same people pushing charters which creates a very funny bit of insane logic when you think about it). But now we have that mechanism whereby a "different" school can be funded by the state, fee-paying schools are simply elitist and segregationist trash. I mean, I know why they will never be abolished in this country, but I still think it fundamentally unfair.

Profit!
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite President from New York on: October 16, 2017, 12:59:13 pm
Hillary Clinton
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm back on: October 16, 2017, 12:58:30 pm
Welcome back, HP!
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / I blame Anthony Weiner on: October 16, 2017, 12:57:59 pm
That is all.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The election was not a low-turnout election on: October 16, 2017, 12:57:10 pm
The well above average of the number of third-party voters last year should be a clue.

Thanks for the thread, Mikado!
10  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: GOP-dominated suburbs on: October 16, 2017, 12:55:32 pm
The better question would be what makes certain suburbs vote Democratic.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which Democrats would NOT defeat Trump? on: October 16, 2017, 12:53:18 pm
Most of them, if not all
12  General Discussion / History / Re: What was the connection between the Bushes and Nixon? on: October 16, 2017, 12:52:32 pm
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Religious Right hypocrites cheer Trump at summit on: October 16, 2017, 12:51:33 pm
Why should laws be made on the basis of the Bible again?
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of LGBT Republicans on: October 16, 2017, 12:50:23 pm
HPs (sorry Torie)
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Dems: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tom Perez is doing as DNC Chair? on: October 16, 2017, 03:16:29 am
Lean Disapprove
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite president from California on: October 16, 2017, 03:15:30 am
Hoover's political career was generally quite horrific - he embraced the first sort of "southern strategy" which actively courted racist whites and purged blacks from leadership roles in the Southern GOP.

So basically, Nixon and then Reagan copied him. California Republican Presidents = uber-HPs
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Gavin Newsom on: October 15, 2017, 08:34:30 pm
Epitomizes everything wrong with the California Democratic Party (and the national party's current trends at a broader level). The fact that he's from the "New Economy" (*vomit*) SF Bay Area, in and of itself, is ample evidence of his awfulness - and I say that as a long-time SF Bay Area resident.

18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: George W Bush vs Jeb Bush on: October 15, 2017, 08:29:10 pm
Harmless Governor

rofl
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite president from California on: October 15, 2017, 08:28:10 pm
NOTA (D-CA)
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Most likely scenario here? on: October 15, 2017, 08:21:56 pm
Discuss.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bannon - "Trump will reach 400 electoral votes in 2020" on: October 15, 2017, 08:15:43 pm
According to one Democratic strategist, if a candidate adopts a socially liberal plus fiscally conservative policy platform, then he or she can win 400 EVs. So far, Trump has adopted neither of these.

Is this a real post?
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bannon - "Trump will reach 400 electoral votes in 2020" on: October 15, 2017, 08:14:29 pm


President Trump gets a 413-125 Electoral College landslide against a weak generic Democrat splitting the rest of the anti-Trump vote with several different protest candidates (of varying ideological stripes and consistency) by reeving a narrow plurality of the vote in a lot of states that would have otherwise voted for the Democrat.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Potential Democratic Tickets 2020 on: October 15, 2017, 07:55:02 pm
Sanders/Gillibrand
Sanders/Harris
Gillibrand/Franken
Franken/Gillibrand
Gillibrand/(Sherrod)Brown
Brown/Gillibrand

blah blah etc. etc.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gun to your head, who wins the 2020 democratic nomination? on: October 15, 2017, 07:51:12 pm
Gillibrand
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Religious Right hypocrites cheer Trump at summit on: October 13, 2017, 04:23:50 pm
You don't get to march around all pious like, telling people what they should or should not being doing, or what is right or wrong, judging them, when you don't even stick to your own principles yourself and sell out entirely when you think someone - anyone can deliver on your political agenda.

Kinda like the House of Saud, then?

Anyway, the Religious Right has always been a political movement, not a religious one (see: the 1980 presidential election) - although that's not entirely fair to the charismatic, manipulative, abusive megalomaniacs and hucksters who make up the "Prosperity Gospel" movement.  I suppose that they can be considered a sort of religion, to the extent that modern American cults in general are religions.

Note that many of these men - and they are mostly men - are serial womanizers (or worse) and embezzlers themselves, and project a domineering "alpha male" (read: bullying a--hole) image. Is it any coincidence that the Prosperity Gospel types were Trump's largest base of early political support among evangelicals?

Birds of a feather...
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