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Postby OleMissCub » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:20 am

Derwood wrote:
In 2016 Sammy Sofa wrote:
In 2016 kujay wrote:We're less than two weeks from actual voting. If Trump manages to ride this Sarah Palin wave to win Iowa and then wins NH where he is up big, he's gonna win at least a plurality of the delegates. I can still see the party deep-sixing him in some shady way. They have to.

But damn -- wasn't that long ago you guys were making fun of me for worrying about him as a serious candidate.


I'll still happily make fun of you for worrying about him as a serious candidate.

(Not so) hot take: he's not even the most dangerous/worrisome of the Republican candidates. Someone like Cruz or Rubio, IMO, would be much more damaging.


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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby abuck1220 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:54 am

in his defense, trump still isn’t a serious candidate
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:08 am

8.1 million vs. 74,000+ in 2016? We are not horsefeathering around this time, my wife, son and I are among those 8.1 million! This is end, no mystery, no deciding the winner in court although, there will be many court dates for Mr.Trump in the near future. I really believe we need to make an example of this horsefeathers, most especially, someone as corrupt and fraudulent as Trump.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:23 am

gflore34 wrote:8.1 million vs. 74,000+ in 2016? We are not horsefeathering around this time, my wife, son and I are among those 8.1 million! This is end, no mystery, no deciding the winner in court although, there will be many court dates for Mr.Trump in the near future. I really believe we need to make an example of this horsefeathers, most especially, someone as corrupt and fraudulent as Trump.


I wonder how much is due to people voting early to avoid large crowds on Election Day? Myself and pretty much everyone I know are voting early for that exact reason. No doubt a huge part of that is enthusiasm to vote trump out though
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:25 am

Derwood wrote:
In 2016 Sammy Sofa wrote:
In 2016 kujay wrote:We're less than two weeks from actual voting. If Trump manages to ride this Sarah Palin wave to win Iowa and then wins NH where he is up big, he's gonna win at least a plurality of the delegates. I can still see the party deep-sixing him in some shady way. They have to.

But damn -- wasn't that long ago you guys were making fun of me for worrying about him as a serious candidate.


I'll still happily make fun of you for worrying about him as a serious candidate.

(Not so) hot take: he's not even the most dangerous/worrisome of the Republican candidates. Someone like Cruz or Rubio, IMO, would be much more damaging.


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:26 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:
In 2016 Sammy Sofa wrote:
I'll still happily make fun of you for worrying about him as a serious candidate.

(Not so) hot take: he's not even the most dangerous/worrisome of the Republican candidates. Someone like Cruz or Rubio, IMO, would be much more damaging.


This aged well


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I accidentally clicked on page 1 of this thread and this was the first post I saw.....couldn't resist
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby OleMissCub » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:33 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:
In 2016 Sammy Sofa wrote:
I'll still happily make fun of you for worrying about him as a serious candidate.

(Not so) hot take: he's not even the most dangerous/worrisome of the Republican candidates. Someone like Cruz or Rubio, IMO, would be much more damaging.


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It’s OK, we’re all very wrong at times. I’m quite certain that I stated a belief in this thread about 2 years ago that Beto would be the next president.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:41 am

UMFan83 wrote:
gflore34 wrote:8.1 million vs. 74,000+ in 2016? We are not horsefeathering around this time, my wife, son and I are among those 8.1 million! This is end, no mystery, no deciding the winner in court although, there will be many court dates for Mr.Trump in the near future. I really believe we need to make an example of this horsefeathers, most especially, someone as corrupt and fraudulent as Trump.


I wonder how much is due to people voting early to avoid large crowds on Election Day? Myself and pretty much everyone I know are voting early for that exact reason. No doubt a huge part of that is enthusiasm to vote trump out though


I thought about that as well, its probably a factor, I'm happy to see many are undeterred Trump and GOP' ramblings on about voting by mail, etc.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby gflore34 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:46 am

OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:
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It’s OK, we’re all very wrong at times. I’m quite certain that I stated a belief in this thread about 2 years ago that Beto would be the next president.


I was with you, dynamic, young is most definitely where we need to go in the future. Cruz, Rubio et. al. even they would not have horsefeathers up the pandemic response as badly, it was easy to get right. It took real effort to horsefeathers it up.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:02 am

OleMissCub wrote:https://twitter.com/meidastouch/status/1314695669332889600?s=21


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OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Derwood wrote:
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It’s OK, we’re all very wrong at times. I’m quite certain that I stated a belief in this thread about 2 years ago that Beto would be the next president.

Yep, we're all a bunch of amatuer pundits just throwing horsefeathers out there waiting to be proven hilariously wrong.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby cl smooth » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:21 am

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/TheBeatWithAri/status/1314696145344638976

Wow wow wow


Not gonna lie, at first glance, I thought that was Matt Vasgersian.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:10 am

cl smooth wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/TheBeatWithAri/status/1314696145344638976

Wow wow wow


Not gonna lie, at first glance, I thought that was Matt Vasgersian.

You take that back about my Ari!
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:36 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
sneakypower wrote:that's pretty clumsily worded i think; it's obviously more likely he'll receive less than 400 EV, but the single most likely scenario there has him winning with that 400+ EV firgure

Its still surprising that the mode of the Monte Carlo is in the 400s. I suppose its just that a lot of electoral votes are clumped together with Texas and similar demo states.

Nate said almost exactly this in the latest podcast. (He also blushes about "fat tails.")
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Postby Guancous » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:05 pm

Figured Trump would unfurl an unorthodox re-election strategy. Did not expect them to opt for a mix of “White House bioterror attack” with the End of Evangelion.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:21 pm

And yet here we are, with GOP messaging as an ouroboros.
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Postby gflore34 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:12 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:And yet here we are, with GOP messaging as an ouroboros.


He's right, the wealth they represent would be very upset - its going to cost them more money. Think any of average Americans who are such ardent supporters of Trump and repealing of the ACA realize that's it going to be replaced by NOTHING. Its beyond me, I hear Biden political ads regarding COVID and they're full of actions his going to take to help mitigate the spread. Trump - first and really only COVID thing you hear is his China travel ban after which it jumps into a critique of Biden' leadership, the death of Suburbia and Trump' leadership. It's complete nonsense and this is good enough?! How in the horsefeathering world his supporters continue to rationalize, apologize for complete and total idiot who's in way over his head is mind boggling.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:12 pm

New fun surprise as I was dropping off sample ballots in my neighborhood this afternoon. Normally its a giveaway which homes I need to drop off ballots at, which are the registered Democrats. That's because they all would have Democrat-candidate yard signs around. This year is different. There are at least 5 times as many yard signs in the non-Dem-registered yards as the previous 3 elections. It was pretty surprising to me, but then when you look at the early voting numbers and how independents are breaking in polling, it all fits. Landslide conditions are here.
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Postby gflore34 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:25 pm

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:New fun surprise as I was dropping off sample ballots in my neighborhood this afternoon. Normally its a giveaway which homes I need to drop off ballots at, which are the registered Democrats. That's because they all would have Democrat-candidate yard signs around. This year is different. There are at least 5 times as many yard signs in the non-Dem-registered yards as the previous 3 elections. It was pretty surprising to me, but then when you look at the early voting numbers and how independents are breaking in polling, it all fits. Landslide conditions are here.


I very much believe we're going to see a landslide, given what has transpired, it's no surprise.
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Postby NOLA » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:50 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:

Yeah, but he could give a more savvy answer, like “I hope the GOP doesn’t force us to consider all options” or something. It doesn’t matter. He’s winning this.
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