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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post


Trump could suggest we just nuke Syria and be done with the place and his polling wouldn't be affected at all.  Or, if it were, it would bounce back in a week. 

Are you kidding? It would get a bounce.
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https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/773905549557719040

http://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/the-flight-93-election/#.V9GCu-dhDk9.twitter

Could not have disagreed with this essay more. Almost every sentence is wrong. America is getting better every day. Not as fast as we used to be and there are so many policy issues that should be addressed. Instead we waste time on identity politics. But we are hardly on the edge of civilizational collapse.

On the other hand, everyone should read it and make up their own mind.
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The Republican party has been the governing party in the US at every level except the President since 2004. In 2005, the party decided to make reforming Social Security and Medicare the principal platform of their Presidential candidates. The vast majority of Americans and the vast majority of Republicans oppose this. The contradiction between the party platform and voters goals has caused an implosion of the center right of the electorate. This implosion has allowed a racist game show host to grab the nomination for the Republican party and has allowed the Democrat candidate to pursue a divisive campaign based on identity politics.

The above essay writer suggests that are only choice is to vote for the racist agenda of the game show host.

How about, instead, we correct course and vote for Gary Johnson the only credible moderate, center right candidate in the mix. Its only September. Its not too late.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson did not know what Aleppo was shog[1].gif


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/gary-johnson-presidential-candidate-aleppo-article-1.2782949

What does it matter, he's a non-interventionist so he will have no interest in it, wherever it is
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

And Hillary wiped her server with a cloth and Trump, well, who knows.

The wiping thing was a dumb joke.
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If that's true that means the Repubs voted in Obamacare.
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Originally Posted by AldenPyle View Post

The Republican party has been the governing party in the US at every level except the President since 2004. In 2005, the party decided to make reforming Social Security and Medicare the principal platform of their Presidential candidates. The vast majority of Americans and the vast majority of Republicans oppose this. The contradiction between the party platform and voters goals has caused an implosion of the center right of the electorate. This implosion has allowed a racist game show host to grab the nomination for the Republican party and has allowed the Democrat candidate to pursue a divisive campaign based on identity politics.

The above essay writer suggests that are only choice is to vote for the racist agenda of the game show host.

How about, instead, we correct course and vote for Gary Johnson the only credible moderate, center right candidate in the mix. Its only September. Its not too late.
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post


What does it matter, he's a non-interventionist so he will have no interest in it, wherever it is

 

Tell me how much sense this makes:

 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

If that's true that means the Repubs voted in Obamacare.

You are right. The GOP has been the governing party at all other levels since 2010. I meant to say they were competitive at all levels including the Presidential through 2004 but since then they have been completely uncompetitive at the Presidential level. I conflated the two points.
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Originally Posted by AldenPyle View Post


You are right. The GOP has been the governing party at all other levels since 2010. I meant to say they were competitive at all levels including the Presidential through 2004 but since then they have been completely uncompetitive at the Presidential level. I conflated the two points.


The Republicans were noncompetitive in the 2012 Presidential election?  I know the electoral vote gap is large, but it was 26 - 24 states, and the popular votes was within 4 percentage points.  Romney was winning about a month before, and the Ds were very concerned but pulled it out on election day.

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post


The Republicans were noncompetitive in the 2012 Presidential election?  I know the electoral vote gap is large, but it was 26 - 24 states, and the popular votes was within 4 percentage points.  Romney was winning about a month before, and the Ds were very concerned but pulled it out on election day.

If you looked at the prediction markets, they were 3/2 against Romney the entire way. He was never really competitive.
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Originally Posted by AldenPyle View Post

If you looked at the prediction markets, they were 3/2 against Romney the entire way. He was never really competitive.

Which just emphasizes the point. Romney was by far the better man. Polling data showed that the electorate over-whelmingly viewed him as more qualified to be President than Obama (more qualified than the sitting President!). They just didn't like his platform. Had he run on something approaching a Bush 2004 platform in regards to entitlements, he would easily have won.

But instead of moderating on Social Security a bit, we have to vote for the reality show clown to stop the Mexicans from destroying Western Civilization or something like that.
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

Tell me how much sense this makes:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/libertarian-candidate-gary-johnson-what-is-aleppo-123226824.html

Same question to you.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post


The Republicans were noncompetitive in the 2012 Presidential election?  I know the electoral vote gap is large, but it was 26 - 24 states, and the popular votes was within 4 percentage points.  Romney was winning about a month before, and the Ds were very concerned but pulled it out on election day.

Romney was never winning at any point in 2012. LV polls can easily be distorted by enthusiasm generating moments that distort response rates.
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post


Romney was never winning at any point in 2012. LV polls can easily be distorted by enthusiasm generating moments that distort response rates.


Yes but Romney was by far the better man.  (I just read that here, must be true.)

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That was a long article to basically conclude "The libs have won the culture war and Trump's the only way conservatives (quote unquote) can shake things up." The idea of the country as a dystopian hellscape only really works if your argument is purely about culture, since none of the objective measures really support it.

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And yet the Left and the junta are at one with the house-broken conservatives in their determination—desperation—not merely to defeat Trump but to destroy him. What gives?

Oh, it has to be immigration then. Couldn't be "Trump is an unprincipled, offensive, and intellectually lazy conman who would be a terrible leader." Nope. Only conclusion is a massive conspiracy to pursue the continued culture war.


What a lazy article.
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Yeah but taco trucks on every corner :bounce2:

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