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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:39 pm

Would be fun to watch, wouldn't it?

I wanted him to be president at first just for the entertainment value, but then the cringeworthy statements just piled up too high to be funny anymore.

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Post by David H on Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:47 pm

There's no doubt it would be entertaining, but I think the view might be better if we went down and joined Chris and Orwell to enjoy the spectacle. Like fireworks, there's a lot to be said for admiring them from a safe distance. Smile

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Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:50 pm

I can imagine the NY Times headline (in fact I'm sure they've already picked it out themselves):

OH ... DEAR ... GOD:
Trump 54  Clinton 46

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by chris63 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:03 am


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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by halfwise on Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:26 pm

Razz

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:24 pm

Laughing

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by bungobaggins on Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:11 am

chris63 wrote:

At first I thought they hadn't shopped someone's face on top of Grandpa Munster's. Laughing

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by bungobaggins on Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:52 pm

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by Eldorion on Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:52 am

Cruz recently joined Kasich in the "mathematically eliminated" column, which I'd imagine has something to do with the timing of their joint announcement that they want their supporters to vote strategically for one or the other with the goal of keeping Trump under 50% of the delegates. Seems it might have been better to adopt this strategy back when Marco Rubio came out in favor of it, but there's a good chance Trump would have finished with only a plurality anyway, so we'll see. Curious if it'll backfire at all.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/politics/ted-cruz-john-kasich-join-forces-to-stop-donald-trump/index.html
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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by bungobaggins on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:17 pm

Eh, I'm burned out on politics. I can't care anymore. Not like Trump would be able to get any of his policies enacted anyway. Things are just going to get worse no matter who is in charge.
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Post by halfwise on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:31 pm

The sort of resigned to it all feeling is why many people are backing Hillary: yeah she's a total fake, but is more likely to get some incremental changes inacted. With either Bernie or Trump the stonewalling by congress would be worse than we've even seen with Obama.

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by bungobaggins on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:48 pm

I'll stay home before I vote for hot sauce toting Hillary Clinton.
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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:01 pm

its about time you guys had a female president. Wink

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Post by bungobaggins on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:03 pm

I'll take a female president, just not a Clinton. No more political dynasties, pls.
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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by halfwise on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:03 pm

I'll stay home before I vote for hot sauce toting Hillary Clinton.

Yeah, since you initially liked both 'change everything' candidates, voting for a business-as-usual candidate would be a pretty pointless exercise.

For a truly evil question, if it came down to Hillary or Cruz, who would you vote for?

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by bungobaggins on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:11 pm

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For a truly evil question, if it came down to Hillary or Cruz, who would you vote for?

This is actually what I think will happen. The GOP is putting up a front saying they don't like Cruz, but the man is not the outsider he paints himself as. Political commentators like Hannity and Limbaugh are painting Cruz as an acceptable choice so that when he does become the nominee they can say to their listeners, "Okay, so it worked out for us in the end anyway with our 'outsider' candidate." But Cruz has worked for the Bush's, been solicitor general for Rick Perry, and is a sitting senator, plus his wife works for Goldman Sachs!

Boy, I wish I could also be a Washington outsider!

In reality I'd vote to stay home. But if I had to vote I'd probably choose Clinton because of Cruz's religious rhetoric. That was a big reason why I liked Trump, because he wasn't constantly humping the bible.
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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by halfwise on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:33 pm

Anybody but Cruz. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by bungobaggins on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:35 pm

Remember how well "Anybody but Bush" worked out?
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Post by halfwise on Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:52 pm

affraid

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Post by bungobaggins on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:22 pm



I still like the man, just bummed they're going to deny him the nom.
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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by halfwise on Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:23 pm

Well, note that Manhattanites went for John Kasich. They already know what it feels like to be sold the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Re: US General Election 2016

Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:15 am

I was surprised to see today that Maryland went back to paper ballots this year. I remember them being used when I used to go to polling places with my parents in the early-mid 2000s, but this is the first election I've been eligible for that used them. Glad to see the voting machines go. It might not be the most environmentally-friendly option, but I think it's important to have a paper trail in elections.
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Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:57 am

you weren't totally aware and kicking during the whole hanging chad thing, where you?

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:53 am

I was six at the time so I don't remember anything from the 2000 election.

No hole-punching on these ballots, fortunately.
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