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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Well, maybe not the reason.  Depending on how you define liberal, they might not have even had a candidate in the general.

I'm just aping an oft-repeated claim from Trump supporters.
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The President always gets the blame or the credit, but the reality is much more complicated than than.  The nature of the beast, I suppose.

I think that ought to be true of foreign policy as well. Americans tend to think that we ought to be able to directly influence every major event that happens in the world, but that wasn't true even at the height of our foreign power. Something overt like "we started a war that wasn't necessary" can be directly tracked back to a Presidential decision, and blame apportioned. But there are so many other things that we can't, and probably shouldn't, control.

Hard for people to accept that sometimes bad shit happens.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

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It was pretty common during the campaign to see people talk about HRC as "the most qualified candidate ever." That level of exaggeration just makes people look foolish and hurts whatever argument they're trying to make.

Absolutely. Also, it's a bit of a chicken-egg question, but I definitely think there's a relationship between this "best ever" rhetoric and the current bitterness in our politics. If you sincerely buy that your guy is the best ever, you're probably not going to be particularly open to the possibility that the opposition is able to present any viable alternatives to your positions.
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I don't think that many Trump supporters think he is the best ever.

He was elected for many reasons, but "best ever" is not one of them.
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Obama just commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence. I am surprised. Somewhere out there Edward Snowden is crying his heart out.
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I know that the average voter/media can play these games, but the elected officials can too?

 

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2017/01/17/bice-dems-play-bingo-during-state-state/96671270/

 

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If the smattering of Democrats in the Assembly chambers seemed a little distracted during Gov. Scott Walker's state of the state address last week, there's good reason.

Some of them were playing bingo during the 39-minute talk.

And it was not just any game of bingo. It was Scott Walker Bingo, a game card designed by Rep. Gordon Hintz.

 

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No Democrat, he said, was able to complete a row on the bingo card to win the game. "I don't think so," Hintz said.

Just what you'd expect from the hapless Democrats in Wisconsin. They can't even win a game that they created.

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In my law school classes we used to play a game called Asshole Bingo. (I'm sure it's not unique to my school, or to law school.)
Any similarities are in the eye of the beholder, of course.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

In my law school classes we used to play a game called Asshole Bingo. (I'm sure it's not unique to my school, or to law school.)
Any similarities are in the eye of the beholder, of course.

How do you not fill the entire card in 2 seconds? 99% of law students are assholes.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

How do you not fill the entire card in 2 seconds? 99% of law students are assholes.
There are only so many squares on a card. And anyway, Relative Asshole Bingo is too cumbersome and confusing a name.
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