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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Rat Patrol » 04 Nov 2014, 11:47pm

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YES! My favorite clown serial killer is going to Washington! It'll be like Michelle Bachmann never left.
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Flex » 05 Nov 2014, 12:13am

Bloodbath in Colorado.
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Boddington » 05 Nov 2014, 12:34am

I know I should be surprised by the massive stupidity of Americans but...I'm just not.

This country deserves what it's about to get.

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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Rat Patrol » 05 Nov 2014, 12:51am

Awww...the Socialists all lost for the city council seats. People's Republic, I am disappoint. :hmph:
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Nov 2014, 5:21am

My twitter feed was full of sanctimonious entreaties to vote yesterday. Today, it's "This country's full of idiots! I hope it burns down!"
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Rat Patrol » 05 Nov 2014, 10:33am

Now can we kill the Boomers?
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Flex » 05 Nov 2014, 10:57am

Deeply difficult not to be impressed with Mitch McConnell's governing strategy right now. Total obstructionism 100% worked.
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Nov 2014, 11:16am

Flex wrote:Deeply difficult not to be impressed with Mitch McConnell's governing strategy right now. Total obstructionism 100% worked.
He had the right foil in the White House. Having a guy who is constantly looking to cut the cake in a way that all sides can be happy was required.*

That said, the next couple years should be amusing as the Republican factions can now turn on each other as they try to "govern."

* edit: Which is to say that it made McConnell seem principled to the base and Obama a compromising hack.
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Spiff » 05 Nov 2014, 11:50am

Rat Patrol wrote:Now can we kill the Boomers?
Hey ... I resemble that remark!
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Spiff » 05 Nov 2014, 12:20pm

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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by JennyB » 05 Nov 2014, 12:30pm

Flex wrote:Bloodbath in Colorado.
At least the Summit County robotic stronghold remains! And at least the personhood bill failed.
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Silent Majority » 05 Nov 2014, 12:34pm

Spiff wrote:Oh ... and FUCK YOU, young people!
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/e ... torate-old
How much had the Democrats really offered the youth or anyone at all over the last six years?
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Spiff » 05 Nov 2014, 1:07pm

Silent Majority wrote:
Spiff wrote:Oh ... and FUCK YOU, young people!
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/e ... torate-old
How much had the Democrats really offered the youth or anyone at all over the last six years?
Oh, plenty. Health care reform, a growing economy, minimum wage increases, student loan reforms, to name a few.

But then the spineless Dems couldn't find it within themselves to actually tout these accomplishments because they were afraid that by doing so they would turn off the moderate voters they were courting.

And so I also say FUCK YOU to at all the Dems who ran away from President Obama and did nothing to motivate their base, which, as anyone with two brain cells knows IS CRITICAL TO WINNING MID-TERM ELECTIONS!
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Re: The Election Thread To Talk About The Election

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Nov 2014, 2:06pm

Unless you believe that the system of government and elections is quite healthy and responsive to the electorate, it's an iffy proposition to chastise voters for their non-participation. There was a recent study* by a couple political scientists who analyzed the impact that the average citizen has on his/her elected officials and found that it is so negligible that calling the US a functioning democracy is a misnomer.

* That just gives you the abstract. PM me if you want the full article.
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