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2401  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: pa senate 2006 on: July 21, 2013, 09:29:54 am
Even though I'm not a huge fan of Robert Casey Jr., I would rather vote for him over the worst senator in U.S. history.

As much as I hate Santorum...John C. Calhoun? Jesse Helms? Strom Thurmond? Joe McCarthy?
Rick Santorum is one of the worst Senators who ever served and easily the worst one who served during my lifetime. You are definately right that Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, John Calhoun and Joe McCarthy were more reactionary than Rick Santorum though.
2402  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Do the Republicans Retake the Senate in 2014? on: July 20, 2013, 12:33:40 pm
I think that the Senate will be at a 50-50 split after the 2014 midterms, but I think that the Democrats will end up with a fillibuster-proff majority in the Senate again after the 2016 elections, as there will be a lot of somewhat vunerable Republicans up for re-election that year such as Ron Johnson, Pat Toomey, Kelly Ayotte, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman and Roy Blunt.
2403  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: pa senate 2006 on: July 19, 2013, 01:47:15 pm
Even though I'm not a huge fan of Robert Casey Jr., I would rather vote for him over the worst senator in U.S. history.
2404  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Texas gubernatorial election, 2006 on: July 19, 2013, 01:43:36 pm
Probably Kinky Friedman.
2405  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rank the last 6 Presidents on: July 18, 2013, 03:25:50 pm
1. Ronald Reagan
2. Barack Obama
3. Bill Clinton
4.George H.W. Bush
5. Jimmy Carter
6. George W. Bush
2406  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Madalyn Murray O'Hair on: July 18, 2013, 03:17:59 pm
Massive HP, of course.
2407  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: Would a President Romney have won re-election in 2016? on: July 15, 2013, 08:32:10 pm
I think that a President Romney would have had a difficult time getting re-elected in 2016. I suspect that he would have angered the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party by compromising with the Democrats on Obamacare and the Bush-era tax cuts. I think that Romeny would have been challenged by a more conservative Republican such as Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum in the 2016 Republican primaries to the point that it would have weakened him by the time the fall campaign came along.
2408  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: Vietnam if Nixon wins in '60 on: July 15, 2013, 08:22:38 pm
I think that an a scenerio where Nixon is elected in 1960 and re-elected in 1964 (or assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 and suceeded by Vice-President Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.) U.S. involvement in Vietnam would be similar to how it was during President Eisenhower's administration at least at first, but would still likely escalate to a major conflict by 1964 or 1965, possibly sooner if the coup against Diem still occurs in November of 1963. The events that led to U.S. involvement in Vietnam were already well in place long before 1960 and it would have been difficult to change course.
2409  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Alison Lundergan vs Mitch Mcconnell on: July 15, 2013, 07:51:03 pm
2410  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: How would the election of 1964 turned out had Goldwater voted for the CRA? on: July 15, 2013, 08:20:57 am
I believe Stevenson supported civil rights in an abstract sense, but he did pick two segregationist running mates, when asked about the issue said "civil rights are not very important," and if I'm remembering correctly implied that he thought Eisenhower was going too far sending the National Guard to integrate schools.
While granted that Stevenson's first running mate John Sparkman was a segregationist, his second running mate Estes Kefauver refused to sign the Southern Manifesto of 1956 (along with Al Gore Sr. and Lyndon Johnson) and voted in favor of the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts. I do not know how Estes Kefauver would have voted on the 1964 Civil Rights Act had he lived past 1963 though.
2411  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: what was your first computer's operating system? on: July 12, 2013, 03:48:53 pm
The first computer my parents had was a Timex-Sinclair purchased around 1983, so the operating system on it was probably Sinclair BASIC. They got rid of that computer in the early 1990s, several years before I was born. The earliest computer I remember them having was purchased in late 1994 and originally had Windows 3.1 on it, but was upgraded to Windows 95 a few months later. I remember using it to go on some kids themed websites in the late 1990s.
2412  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Mary Landrieu on: July 10, 2013, 07:38:59 pm
Overall FF. it's ashame that Bill Cassidy will most likely defeat her in 2014.
2413  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best Senate Majority Leader: Final Round on: July 10, 2013, 07:37:21 pm
Definately Mansfield, as Taft was only Senate Majority Leader for a few months in 1953 and was still a polarizing figure in the Republican Party during his time as Majority Leader. I am surprised that LBJ did not make it to the final round, as he was arguably the most influential Senate Majority Leader who ever served.
2414  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Mike Huckabee on: July 10, 2013, 07:32:49 pm
The scariest voice for Social Conservatism, because he has a natural charm. I think he would've done better than McCain due to economic populism, though I also think the Republican brand was too badly damaged in 08 for any Pubbie to win.
You are definitely right about Mike Huckabee and how he would have done in 2008. I feel he would have carried all the McCain states and would have picked up North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa and maybe Florida and Virginia. In addition, I think Huckabee's faux economic populist message might have improved his performance among white working class voters. Either way, Mike Huckabee as President is actually a pretty scary thought considering his views.
2415  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Family of Late Sen. Lautenberg endorse Pallone, dis Booker on: July 10, 2013, 03:21:25 pm
Both Frank Pallone and Corey Booker would make fantastic senators in my opinion, but I might be tempted to vote for Pallone in the primary beacuse he has been my congressman since the late 1990s.
2416  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Bill Clinton on: July 08, 2013, 11:17:21 am
Overall FF, although he is definately not perfect.
2417  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ron Paul on: July 07, 2013, 10:08:57 pm
Generally FF, although I do not agree with him on all issues.
2418  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Most vulnerable incumbent Senator in 2014? on: July 07, 2013, 10:07:52 pm
1. Mark Pryor
2. Mitch McConnell
3. Mary Landrieu
4. Mark  Begich (Only if Joe Miller gets the Republican nomination)
5. Kay Hagan
6. Brian Schatz
2419  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: If every country in the world were forced to vote in the 2012 election..... on: July 06, 2013, 03:18:19 pm
I think that only Israel, Poland, India and maybe the Phillippines would go for Romney, as President Bush was actually viewed somewhat favorably in those countries.
2420  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted?: 2010 U.S. Senate races on: July 05, 2013, 07:22:34 pm
Alabama: Richard Shelby (Republican)
Alaska: Lisa Murkowski (Republican)
Arizona: John McCain (Republican)
Arkansas: Blanche Lincoln (Democrat)
California: Barbara Boxer (Democrat)
Colorado: Michael Bennet (Democrat)
Connecticut: Richard Blumenthal (Democrat)
Delaware: Chris Coons (Democrat)
Florida: Charlie Crist (Independent)
Georgia: Johnny Isakson (Republican)
Hawaii: Daniel Inouye (Democrat)
Idaho: Mike Crapo (Republican)
Indiana: Dan Coats (Republican)   
Iowa: Charles Grassley (Republican)
Kansas: Lisa Johnston (Democrat)
Kentucky: Rand Paul (Republican)
Louisiana: Charles Melancon (Democrat)
Maryland: Barbara Mikulski (Democrat)
Massachusetts (Special): Scott Brown (Republican)
Missouri: Robin Carnahan (Democrat)
Nevada: NOTA (Both Reid and Angle are awful in their own ways)
New Hampshire: Paul Hodes (Democrat)
New York: Chuck Schumer (Democrat)
New York (Special): Kirsten Gillibrand (Democrat)
North Carolina: Elaine Marshall (Democrat)
North Dakota: John Hoeven (Republican)
Ohio: Rob Portman (Republican)
Oklahoma: Tom Coburn (Republican)
Oregon: Ron Wyden (Democrat)
Pennsylvania: Joe Sestak (Democrat)
South Carolina: Alvin Greene (Democrat)
South Dakota: John Thune (Republican)
Utah: Sam Grananto (Democrat)
Vermont: Patrick Leahy (Democrat)
Washington: Patty Murray (Democrat)
West Virginia: Joe Manchin (Democrat)
Wisconsin: Russ Feingold (Democrat)
2421  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted?: 2008 U.S. Senate races on: July 01, 2013, 06:40:49 am
Alabama: Vivian Davis Figures (Democrat)
Alaska: Mark Begich (Democrat)
Arkansas: Rebekah Kennedy (Green)
Colorado: Mark Udall (Democrat)
Delaware: Joe Biden (Democrat)
Georgia: Jim Martin (Democrat)
Idaho: Jim Risch (Republican)
Illinois: Dick Durbin (Democrat)
Iowa: Tom Harkin (Democrat)
Kansas: Pat Roberts (Republican)
Kentucky: Bruce Lunsford (Democrat)
Louisiana: Mary Landrieu (Democrat)
Maine: Susan Collins (Republican)
Massachusetts: John Kerry (Democrat)
Michigan: Carl Levin (Democrat)
Minnesota: Al Franken (Democrat)
Mississippi: Thad Cochran (Republican)
Mississippi (Special): Ronnie Musgrove (Democrat)
Montana: Bob Kelleher (Republican)
Nebraska: Mike Johanns (Republican)
New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat)
New Jersey: Frank Lautenberg (Democrat)
New Mexico: Tom Udall (Democrat)
North Carolina: Kay Hagan (Democrat)
Oklahoma: Andrew Rice (Democrat)
Oregon: Gordon Smith (Republican)
Rhode Island: Jack Reed (Democrat)
South Carolina: Lindsey Graham (Republican)
South Dakota: Tim Johnson (Democrat)
Tennessee: Lamar Alexander (Republican)
Texas: Rick Noriega (Democrat)
Virginia: Mark Warner (Democrat)
West Virginia: Jay Rockefeller (Democrat)
Wyoming: Mike Enzi (Republican)
Wyoming (Special): John Barrasso (Republican)
2422  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted?: 2006 U.S. Senate races on: July 01, 2013, 06:21:06 am
Arizona-Jim Pederson (Democratic)
California-Dianne Feinstein (Democratic)
Connecticut-Ned Lamont (Democratic)
Delaware-Tom Carper (Democratic)
Florida-Bill Nelson (Democratic)
Hawaii-Daniel Akaka (Democratic)
Indiana-Richard Lugar (Republican)
Maine-Olympia Snowe (Republican)
Maryland-Michael Steele (Republican)
Massachusetts-Ted Kennedy (Democratic)
Michigan-Debbie Stabenow (Democratic)
Minnesota-Amy Klobuchar (Democratic)
Mississippi-Erik Fleming (Democratic)
Missouri-Claire McCaskill (Democratic)
Montana-Jon Tester (Democratic)
Nebraska-Ben Nelson (Democratic)
Nevada-Jack Carter (Democratic)
New Jersey-Bob Menendez (Democratic)
New Mexico-Jeff Bingaman (Democratic)
New York-Hillary Clinton (Democratic)
North Dakota-Kent Conrad (Democratic)
Ohio-Sherrod Brown (Democratic)
Pennsylvania-Bob Casey (Democratic)
Rhode Island-Lincoln Chafee (Republican)
Tennessee-Harold Ford Jr. (Democratic)
Texas-Barbara Ann Radnofsky (Democratic)
Utah-Orrin Hatch (Republican)
Vermont-Bernie Sanders (Independent)
Virginia-Jim Webb (Democratic)
Washington-Maria Cantwell (Democratic)
West Virginia-Jesse Johnson (Mountain)
Wisconsin-Herb Kohl (Democratic)
Wyoming-Craig Thomas (Republican)
2423  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: your fav. president of your lifetime... on: June 24, 2013, 11:15:47 am
Clinton, although I was only 6 1/2 when he left office and thus had no awareness of the political issues of the time.
2424  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker VS Howard Dean on: June 24, 2013, 10:33:00 am
Although I'd most likely vote for Howard Dean, Scott Walker would probably win by a slim margin due to the fact that Dean is perceived as ultra-liberal by the far-right, even though he is fairly moderate Democrat on some issues.
2425  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: tulsi gabbard for vp? on: June 24, 2013, 10:24:34 am
Tulsi Gabbard would actually be a great Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidate for 2020. She might be a bit too inexperienced in 2016 though.
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