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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubinNY » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:49 pm

So our soon to be new chief diplomat appears to be an End of Days Christian Fundamentalist. What could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby NOLA » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:46 pm

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Swing back from what?

If they're running against Clinton in 2018', who are they going to run against in 2020'?


Nancy Pelosi, the media, gays, transgenders, universities, abortion, poor people.


Democrat appointed SCOTUS picks.

NOBODY on either side is motivated to vote by SCOTUS appointments. A 97 year old Biden, Warren, or whoever can moonwalk into the presidency.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UK » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:27 am

Looks like Lesko (R) has been named the winner in the special election in AZ. Not a surprise given Trump won by +20 and the demographics weren't in favor for Tiperneni.

Also, the GOP spent heavily in the race whereas the left spent little from its national resources.

Almost doesn't count but if this ends up between 5-7% for the margin of victory, the Dems should feel good about this. Hopefully, they'll regret not putting more resources.
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Postby DiceMan4221 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:30 am

UK wrote:Looks like Lesko (R) has been named the winner in the special election in AZ. Not a surprise given Trump won by +20 and the demographics weren't in favor for Tiperneni.

Also, the GOP spent heavily in the race whereas the left spent little from its national resources.

Almost doesn't count but if this ends up between 5-7% for the margin of victory, the Dems should feel good about this. Hopefully, they'll regret not putting more resources.

Its at 5.2% at the moment for Lesko, which is straight up insane especially considering what was spent nationally. I don't know if anyone has spent much time in this area but trust me when I say it is bonkers conservative.

As for regretting not spending money here...look, the only reason you would want to spend money in a district like this is if you wanted to mindlessly run up the score nationally in a scenario where you literally could not lose the House, which simply isn't the case, or for non-sensical narrative reasons. Also, this is a special election and they do it all over again soon.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UK » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:16 am

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UK wrote:Looks like Lesko (R) has been named the winner in the special election in AZ. Not a surprise given Trump won by +20 and the demographics weren't in favor for Tiperneni.

Also, the GOP spent heavily in the race whereas the left spent little from its national resources.

Almost doesn't count but if this ends up between 5-7% for the margin of victory, the Dems should feel good about this. Hopefully, they'll regret not putting more resources.

Its at 5.2% at the moment for Lesko, which is straight up insane especially considering what was spent nationally. I don't know if anyone has spent much time in this area but trust me when I say it is bonkers conservative.

As for regretting not spending money here...look, the only reason you would want to spend money in a district like this is if you wanted to mindlessly run up the score nationally in a scenario where you literally could not lose the House, which simply isn't the case, or for non-sensical narrative reasons. Also, this is a special election and they do it all over again soon.


That makes sense, I just wonder if the DNC underestimated how close this race has been. That doesn't factor that the demographics weren't nearly as favorable as in Western PA with Lamb.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UK » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:16 am

Of course being a highly red district (home of Racist Joe), you were going to see some voter shenanigans (suppression)...

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/po ... 537702002/

Roughly 140,000 Maricopa County voters have not received ID cards, potentially leaving eligible voters in Tuesday's special congressional election unaware that they can cast a ballot.

County election officials said they haven't sent cards out since December, blaming a printing delay.


It should be noted that the margin of victory was only 9K votes.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubmanPi » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:59 pm

NOLA wrote:
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Nancy Pelosi, the media, gays, transgenders, universities, abortion, poor people.


Democrat appointed SCOTUS picks.

NOBODY on either side is motivated to vote by SCOTUS appointments. A 97 year old Biden, Warren, or whoever can moonwalk into the presidency.


This is not at all true. Netting a pro-life, pro-gun SCOTUS is the justification many of the religious right down here in the bible belt are using to justify voting for someone they acknowledge is an unquestioned scumbag. Local right wing talk shows openly accept all the garbage that comes with the administration, since none of it outweighs those gains. (Their thoughts, not mine.) I forget the Supreme Court decision and I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but the message they like to cling to is that there was a Supreme Court decision sometime in the 70s I believe that was 5-4 in favor of the pro-gun side, and the doom-and-gloom right wing take on it is that they were one vote away from any city council in the country having the authority to take away the guns in their town. If the Trump circus is what it takes to maintain that majority, then so be it.

That's what the left is up against.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 pm

Yeah, SCOTUS seems to be the popular defense from republican voters around me in PA lately. "Trump is an idiot and I hate him but if it means voting for him instead of hillary and keeping the 2nd Amendment or stop baby killings then id do it all over again blah blah blah George Soros"
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby treebird » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:14 pm

hurts a lot but that’s the end of kanye for me.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:18 pm

treebird wrote:hurts a lot but that’s the end of kanye for me.


i feel the same way. Dark twisted fantasy is my favorite album of all time but I'll never be able to hear any of his music (maybe the earlier releases will be ok) without thinking of this stupid horsefeathering trump era
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:20 pm

treebird wrote:hurts a lot but that’s the end of kanye for me.


it's worse than you think. In the last hour:







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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:22 pm

He's just trolling people because he can.

edit: and probably also insane
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The_Achiever » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:25 pm

Kanye still reeling from that "Jackass" comment I see.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:32 pm

Why is this surprising to people?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:36 pm

It's not like he's co-signing any political ideology. Trump is a celebrity, Kanye likes celebrities that's as deep as this is.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:46 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:Why is this surprising to people?


Yeah, no kidding.
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Postby javy knows my name » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:47 pm

Brian wrote:It's not like he's co-signing any political ideology. Trump is a celebrity, Kanye likes celebrities that's as deep as this is.


This is a stupid thing to say
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby javy knows my name » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:48 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:Why is this surprising to people?


Which of the people is surprised?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:53 pm

Dang, dude is literally throwing a white power sign in front of Kanye's face. Can't believe I missed that earlier when I posted.
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Postby The_Achiever » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:57 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Dang, dude is literally throwing a white power sign in front of Kanye's face. Can't believe I missed that earlier when I posted.


Yeah, wtf. Who are the two white guys anyway?
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:58 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:Why is this surprising to people?


Which of the people is surprised?


The people 3 posts above me swearing off Kanye as if he wasn't a narcissistic lunatic the entire time.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby cl smooth » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 pm

The_Achiever wrote:
CyHawk_Cub wrote:Dang, dude is literally throwing a white power sign in front of Kanye's face. Can't believe I missed that earlier when I posted.


Yeah, wtf. Who are the two white guys anyway?


one on the left is lucian grainge, chairman of universal music group.

guy in the center is lyor cohen, head of music for youtube and former head of def jam records.
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