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I don't think "changing the outcomes of elections" is really the meaningful metric. It's as much an attempt to retain power as flip districts. Using legislation to manipulate the systems of voting to get partisan political benefits is bad for democracy.Again though, if Republicans really wanted to crack down on voter fraud, they'd include absentee ballots in these measures. They aren't, and that leads you to think they might not really care so much about fraud when...
Whether it "ought" to be burdensome or not, the effect on voting is well known and these laws don't include any measures to help mitigate those effects. Maybe there is some interest in preventing fraud (misguided, given the poor evidence for real voter fraud), but you combine the known effects with those public statements, and it's fairly clear that this is intended to be a finger on the scale of voting outcomes.And similarly, if they were really concerned about voter...
Seems like you don't weight Super Bowl victories at all, or even playoff wins. Cowboys have one playoff win in 10 years. Unless the post-season doesn't matter at all, it's stupid to say that's better than the Giants over that timeframe. Many people disproportionately value Super Bowl victories, but come on. Ask any Cowboy's fan if they'd swap records with the Giants over the last ten years, and I doubt any would say no.
It's not so much racist as it is partisan. The effects on voter turnout are well known, and this is right in line with other efforts to diminish voter turnout (in ways that differentially hurt Democrats) like limiting early voting. This isn't some kind of dark secret, various Republican officials have said straight up that they know these laws will suppress Democratic votes (and not via fraud).
Was anyone saying they're the second best team of the last 10 years?Where they fall in the rankings depends on how heavily you weight championships. Some of the usual suspects of top NFL teams only have one ring over the last ten years. Peyton's Colts, the Packers. It's damn hard to win multiple championships. None of the other mediocre teams have two rings (or even one), so that shines up Coughlin's resume quite a bit.
The partisan political gamesmanship about voter ID laws is pretty unambiguous. Suppressing the voter of people without ID, who are predominantly poor and/or black (and thus likely Democratic voters) is a feature, not a bug. That's well known, but the laws don't take any steps to mitigate the problem.A non-partisan approach to voter fraud would include addressing absentee ballots. But old people vote Republican (and their kids who are fraudulently filling out their...
Even fluke Super Bowl runs aren't that easy to come by. A fluke season in Redskins-land is winning the NFC East with 9 or 10 wins and then losing in the first round of the playoffs. Cowboys too, for that matter.Looks like those championships don't give a lot of leeway for a mediocre product. Five years is a long time in football, but are the Giants really more likely to win with a new coach vs hoping Coughlin stumbles into another fluke run? Hard to say.This turns into...
I mean, they've won two Super Bowls in the last ten years. How many teams would kill for that? Better than anybody else in the NFC East, for sure.Coughlin's tenure was weird. Certainly not a Belichick style sustained excellence, but those Super Bowl runs were all most fan bases really want out of their teams.
It's one thing to send out a card like that in print. Takes a certain amount of effort for someone to scan it and disseminate it from there. But online, especially if you let the photographer put it up on a public site? You're just asking for trouble. Don't do controversial shit online, associated with your real name and life, if you're not prepared for controversy.Victim blaming, maybe, but the Internet is one big dark alley right now. People are just looking for...
The league is going to take a public zero-tolerance policy, but I'm sure they'd be happy with players using whatever methods necessary to recovery and prolong their careers. How much money has the league made because Peyton came back and had the seasons that he did? If shooting up ground up alpaca fetus or HGH or whatever helped him recover, who cares?
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