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76  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How would this forum react if Kamala Harris won the presidency? on: October 03, 2017, 10:35:35 pm
The forum would probably be shut down because of the amount of threats the Secret Service would need to review. This board would not react well to Trump losing.
77  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WP: Russians ID'd propaganda-susceptible voters, used FB tool to influence them on: October 03, 2017, 10:14:31 pm
It would be nice if social media companies would have better screening to prevent our elections from being interfered with by foreign powers. This sort of thing is no better than ballot box stuffing and it's best that it is properly identified before Russia actually starts tampering with votes in the next election.
78  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Politico: Biden's "anti-populist" triangulation on: October 03, 2017, 06:46:59 pm
Sanders uses similar rhetoric as Trump, except Trump uses minorities and Sanders uses the wealthy.

Ah, yes, Sanders and Trump are basically the same. Because calling attention to the extreme inequality in America, how that affects government, distribution of power, and the lives of ordinary Americans of all backgrounds is hardly different from using ignorance and bigotry to scapegoat already disadvantaged people for qualities with which they were born. Damn, I just can't tell those apart...

Everyone knows those things, so Sanders isn't saying anything that hasn't been discussed. His campaign was built mostly around anger and he never had a real plan on how to fix things other than vague buzzwords.
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Politico: Biden's "anti-populist" triangulation on: October 03, 2017, 06:26:13 pm
Sanders uses similar rhetoric as Trump, except Trump uses minorities and Sanders uses the wealthy.
80  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: "Pro-life" Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) urged mistress to get an abortion on: October 03, 2017, 05:33:51 pm
Disgraceful. He should resign (he won't, ofc). I hope he loses.

I don't talk about abortion much, but I've stated before many times that I'm pro-life and this is unacceptable to me.

Same goes w/ DesJarlais who I have passionately opposed for years.

How can you look yourself in the mirror and say that you are pro-life and do try to pressure a woman to abort? Disgusting on so many levels.

From the other thread.

People like this a-hole and DesJarlais are why people lose faith in the system. He is an immoral fraud and needs to be primaried.

Completely agree.  But I would still rather a terrible person who will vote pro-life than someone who would have no qualms with abortion in any respect.  Hopefully a genuine conservative can primary him!!

Hyper partisan hypocrisy at it's worse. You stand for nothing but keeping Paul Ryan in the Speaker's chair.
81  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: "Pro-life" Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) urged mistress to get an abortion on: October 03, 2017, 04:01:09 pm
Murphy is lowlife skank, nothing more.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pat Robertson Blames Las Vegas Massacre On ‘Disrespect’ For Donald Trump on: October 03, 2017, 01:45:22 pm
It's called the 700 Club because when he bought the station it was failing and it took $10 donations from 700 people to keep it running.
83  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pat Robertson Blames Las Vegas Massacre On ‘Disrespect’ For Donald Trump on: October 03, 2017, 12:14:41 pm
How is this man still on TV? Why have advertisers (his show depends on advertisers, I assume) and people not boycotted him yet? Who the hell is his audience of Evangelical lunatics?

He doesn't need advertisers, because he made a deal when he sold his network that the 700 Club would always be guaranteed airtime. The 700 Club is commercial free.
84  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Study: Republicans are the party of ideological inconsistency on: October 03, 2017, 12:10:47 pm
What big tent? The circus tent? The moderates have steadily been purged from the GOP for years. Christine O'Donnell beating Mike Castle is a perfect example of this. The Republican Party is more about vendettas against Democrats who defeated them than any issues.
85  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WP: Russians ID'd propaganda-susceptible voters, used FB tool to influence them on: October 03, 2017, 12:04:54 pm
Trump supporters will probably be stuffing ballot boxes next election and act as if it is no big deal. Some on this board would probably gladly do such a thing.
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump to hurricane victims: You cost too much, and Katrina was worse on: October 03, 2017, 11:44:01 am
There's a name for people like that, but it isn't used in high society, outside of a kennel.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pat Robertson Blames Las Vegas Massacre On ‘Disrespect’ For Donald Trump on: October 03, 2017, 11:41:04 am
What a surprise. There are Trump supporters who probably believe the same thing.
88  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Politico: Republicans expand redistricting strategy for 2020 on: October 02, 2017, 10:23:07 pm
Let's take a second to remember that Republicans filed a weak lawsuit in California over fair redistricting by a commission, so it's not likely that any legal arguments they make will stand up in court.
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Collin Peterson 2020? on: October 02, 2017, 10:02:12 pm
The highest that Peterson is looking is to become Chair of the Agriculture Committee should Democrats retake Congress.
90  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Active Shooter Situation at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on: October 02, 2017, 11:33:13 am
Trump supporters on Twitter are already claiming this to be a leftist attack. It's only a matter of time before their leader starts a Twitter rant repeating these claims.
91  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you think the Trump Presidency, so far, has been a disaster? on: October 01, 2017, 10:46:46 pm
Property damage cannot be overcome by many people and honestly losing everything with no prospect of replacing it can be worse than death.
92  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you think the attacks on Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz are inappropriate? on: October 01, 2017, 10:42:52 pm
It was unnecessary and unhelpful.

It was vile and hateful.
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump's Katrina: The ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico on: October 01, 2017, 10:38:44 pm
Remember when everyone was saying "Give Trump a chance, give him a chance, give him a chance" as if he was somehow going to be good at the job? Yeah, it doesn't look like that fantasy came true. It was clear from the start he would be a disaster and now no one can deny it or hope for better.
94  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2018 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: Doug Jones Internal: Moore +4 on: October 01, 2017, 10:30:23 pm
An independent poll showed similar numbers for the race. Jones is the sort of Democrat that would perform better in Moore's weakest areas around Birmingham and Montgomery, and maybe in Huntsville and Mobile.
95  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2018 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: Doug Jones Internal: Moore +4 on: October 01, 2017, 10:17:34 pm
Roy Moore is the worst performing Republican statewide in the past four years, so him losing is not outside of the realm of possibility. He's definitely going to do worse in Jefferson and Montgomery, perhaps even in Madison and Mobile. With that said, he has plenty of rural areas to save him.
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump's Katrina: The ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico on: September 30, 2017, 07:41:48 pm
Krazen is looking for responses. Stop responding to him.
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Prepares for Intraparty Civil War on: September 30, 2017, 06:00:07 pm
I fail to see this.  The GOP has it s biggest majorities ever.  And it's not like the Democratic Party of 1932-64 which depended a lot on its conservative wing for its numerical majorities. 

Roy Moore isn't that far away from mainstream conservative Republicans in anything but style.  The GOP only has a few Republicans in the Northeast that are "moderates", and even they are closer to the National GOP than, say, John Stennis was to the National Democratic Party of his day.

The Republicans have always been more pragmatic than the Democrats in terms of viewing what there was to lose.

Biggest majorities by what standard?  They have a minority President and modest majorities in both houses of Congress, far below the biggest they've ever had.

Biggest majorities in terms of the totality of control of government at all levels.  

The White House.  Both Houses of Congress.  The Supreme Court.  27 States have GOP control of the Governor's mansion and the legislature, another 6 states have a Democratic Governor, but the entire legislature is Republican.  There are also a total of 32 GOP Governors.  The GOP elects most local officials in America; the exception, of course, are the large cities and some of the larger suburbs.

Outside of major cities and some of the suburbs, where do the Democrats enjoy hegemony?  

You can rattle off all these numbers like a kid with rotten teeth talking about all the candy he has, but the fact remains that your party has not accomplished anything despite controlling everything. All of that is going to be wiped out in 2018 anyway, because Republicans are heavily impacted by term limits and the fact that Trump is President.
98  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Moulton doesn’t like NFL players kneeling for the national anthem on: September 29, 2017, 06:57:31 pm
Instead of sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, he needs to get his mediocre career in order. First he tries to start a feud with Pelosi, then he tries to run for President. He needs to have several seats.

How is this sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong? This is a political issue. He’s a politician.

It's not really a political issue since politicians can't regulate said issue. Trump made it a political issue, but it really isn't.

But he still can’t speak out against it?

He has a right to say whatever he wants, but it's not a political issue at all and it would be better if politicians stayed out of it.
99  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Moulton doesn’t like NFL players kneeling for the national anthem on: September 29, 2017, 06:40:16 pm
Instead of sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, he needs to get his mediocre career in order. First he tries to start a feud with Pelosi, then he tries to run for President. He needs to have several seats.

How is this sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong? This is a political issue. He’s a politician.

It's not really a political issue since politicians can't regulate said issue. Trump made it a political issue, but it really isn't.
100  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Moulton doesn’t like NFL players kneeling for the national anthem on: September 29, 2017, 06:36:55 pm
Instead of sticking his nose where it doesn't belong, he needs to get his mediocre career in order. First he tries to start a feud with Pelosi, then he tries to run for President. He needs to have several seats.
How is he wrong though? The players method protest has alienated more people than it has brought to their cause. Whether that hate they have gotten for it is justified or not, the fact is the protests haven't done anything to end police brutality. As Moulton said, now all the attention is on disrespecting the flag. As a congressman and veteran I think he has every right to "stick his nose" in this issue.

He's trying to get the votes of people who aren't going to vote for him. Agreeing with Trump (albeit indirectly) isn't going to do him any good.
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