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Who do you want to vote for in 2016?

 
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 06:56 am
@snood,
I don't hold any particular antipathy towards her, I just don't like her very much yet. Will keep watching.

Generally I'm more interested in the pragmatic/ commonality/ compromise/ empathy/ thoughtful candidates than the firebrands. I think the former tend to actually get more done, at the end of the day. And she strikes me as more of the latter.

But it's early yet.
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 10:11 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:
Generally I'm more interested in the pragmatic/ commonality/ compromise/ empathy/ thoughtful candidates than the firebrands. I think the former tend to actually get more done, at the end of the day. And she strikes me as more of the latter.

You must have forgotten the George Bush Jr administration. Bush wasn't your empathetic, pragmatic, common-sense, thoughtful guy. And yet, he got a lot of things done. You and I disapprove of all those things, of course, but the point is he got them done. The Bush Jr administration was not driven by people like George Bush Sr, Jim Baker, Colin Powell, or Bob Dole, the types you would support if you were a Republican. It was driven by . . . the Louis Farrakhans of the Republican Party? The Gloria Steinems of the Republican party? Oh wait, neither of those two could ever become a Democratic leader these days. Indeed, I'm not sure they're even Democrats.

And that leads me to my main issue. The Democratic party may have Elizabeth Warren, but it simply does not have extremists like Trent Lott in any position of power. Democrats already are the compromise party. They are now well to the right of Richard Nixon. In most European countries they'd be the conservative party. Compromise is nice, but only up to a point. The Democrats are currently beyond this point. And that's why America needs people like Elizabeth Warren leading the Democratic party.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 10:59 pm
@sozobe,
Honestly no but if you remind me and I lost, I assure you I'll make good on it.
JTT
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 11:40 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Honestly no but if you remind me and I lost, I assure you I'll make good on it.


Selective "honesty", Finn?
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RST
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 12:53 pm
@Green Witch,
2016 Sarah Palin Wink
Laughing
Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 04:31 pm
@RST,
RST wrote:

2016 Sarah Palin Wink
Laughing

I second that. Please Republicans, please nominate her!
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 05:07 pm
@Thomas,
If they have the ability to get Romney as their candidate - even after most said he was the worst candidate, anything is possible for the GOP. Mr. Green
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:17 pm
@cicerone imposter,
What sense does this make?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:40 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
It's for you to figure out!~ But, I think it's way beyond your abilities. Mr. Green Drunk Drunk Drunk
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 07:46 pm
@cicerone imposter,
This fixation with drunken emoticons you seem to have is, I bet, an expression of your state of being at the time you post a comment.

Word to the Wise: You might not want to declare to everyone in a forum such as this that you are a drunkard.

But then again, who takes anything you post seriously?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 08:58 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
You are easily fooled. No more need be said.
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aspvenom
 
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Reply Wed 12 Dec, 2012 10:42 pm
@Thomas,
I'll third that.
Another alternative is if Repubs nominate Donald Trump. Rolling Eyes
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IsmailaGodHasHeard
 
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Reply Tue 18 Dec, 2012 10:20 pm
@Green Witch,
Sarah Palin.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2016 02:47 pm
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

RST wrote:

2016 Sarah Palin Wink
Laughing

I second that. Please Republicans, please nominate her!


At this point, many establishment Republicans and regular Democrats are preferring Sarah Palin to Donald Trump.

http://i64.tinypic.com/33ue4k6.png
http://explosm.net/
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2016 03:50 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:
I expect that the GOP will take a page from the Democrat Playbook and nominate someone who is relatively young, a bit flashy (to the extent Republicans can be) and who has a direct connection to a "minority" voting bloc.


looks like flashy is the Republican choice this time round (at least among voters)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2016 03:52 pm
well that was an entertaining re-read

I'm still of the view that most of the remaining choices are too old.
lmur
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2016 05:26 pm
@ehBeth,
Time to start the 2020 thread?

Chelsea v Bristol.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 10 Mar, 2016 05:28 pm
@lmur,
hmm

they do seem to be carrying on the family traditions well

education v fertility

which to vote for?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2016 05:46 am
@lmur,
City or Rovers?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 11 Mar, 2016 08:36 am
@lmur,
lmur wrote:

Time to start the 2020 thread?

Chelsea v Bristol.


For some reason I thought that was an English Premier League soccer matchup.
 

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