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Postby NOLA » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:14 pm

The really striking thing to me is, you’re in your early 30’s and you like Garfield?!?
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:30 pm

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Andy wrote:I've never voted for a GOP presidential candidate (skipped 04 because I was in college and 08 out of apathy) but was voting them down-ballot on and off until Trumpism happened. They have to be, if you'll pardon the expression, repealed and replaced by sensible people before I do anything but vote Democratic going forward.

Wait...because college!?!?!


After da bum’s experience with Senator Pelosi, can you blame him or any of his friends for being apolitical?


I have to imagine one of Andy’s greatest regrets in life was introducing da bum to nsbb
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Banedon » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:56 pm

I've voted in every Presidential election since 96. I voted Perot that year cuz he was fun and weird. I've voted Dem every year since.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:03 pm

Just got home from voting. Kudos to the NBA for opening up their arenas for polling stations. The line at the Pelicans arena was maybe five times longer than I’ve ever seen for early voting, but it moved quickly, about 45 minutes for me. The volunteers were all in their 20’s and 30’s and there were a bunch of them.

PSA: votesaveamerica.com was a tremendous help. If you go there and input your address, it gives you a sample ballot that you can complete and it emails you all your choices. In the booth, I simply had to scroll through my choices from POTUS to school board.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Andy » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:08 pm

NOLA wrote:The really striking thing to me is, you’re in your early 30’s and you like Garfield?!?

Ha, this has been my avatar since forever. Jim Davis went to Ball State and he's swinging a baseball bat, I just thought it was neat. I liked Garfield when I was a kid and haven't read a strip in many years.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:26 pm

Banedon wrote:I've voted in every Presidential election since 96. I voted Perot that year cuz he was fun and weird. I've voted Dem every year since.

I grew up in a union house. That was 92. My first election as well. I voted for him too. Voted Democrat in every election since. I never like Bill Clinton. I thought he should have been removed from office. My dad and I got into our biggest fight ever over that stupid thing.

I did not know Andy and Da Bum were friends. Did you both live at Windemere?
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Postby David » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:33 pm

CubinNY wrote:
Banedon wrote:I've voted in every Presidential election since 96. I voted Perot that year cuz he was fun and weird. I've voted Dem every year since.

I grew up in a union house. That was 92. My first election as well. I voted for him too. Voted Democrat in every election since. I never like Bill Clinton. I thought he should have been removed from office. My dad and I got into our biggest fight ever over that stupid thing.

I did not know Andy and Da Bum were friends. Did you both live at Windemere?


Not sure if you meant to imply otherwise or not, but Perot ran in 96 too. He only got 8.4% of the popular vote that year, though, as compared to 19% in 92.
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Postby cl smooth » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:54 pm

early voting started in nyc today. in and out of our brooklyn voting location in 10 minutes. never bothered to register in 2000 when i was 18 (pure laziness on my end) but voted a straight democratic ticket from 2004 to present.
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Postby Rob » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:29 pm

I'll be honest, I don't remember who I voted for in most elections.

I was raised very right-wing. I remember my first election my father taking me to the county building to register and to early vote and he had told me to request a straight-party ballot -- and we were surprised that they weren't being offered anymore. That would have been about six weeks after I turned 18 in 2002.

I remember in the 2010 election getting in a big fight with my father over Pat Quinn v Bill Brady. Brady's regressive social policies were just awful. So by that time I was pretty well done with the Republican ticket.

But I'm not sure whether I voted for Bush or Kerry in 2004. Nor do I remember if I voted for Obama or McCain in 2008. I distinctly remember the latter being something I agonized about -- but I can't for the life of me remember how it ended.

As a function of time I went from Republican to Democrat. But I do still split my ballot -- usually for local stuff. There was one judge in the prior election cycle where the Republican was great and the Democrat was unqualified. And I went with the Republican for State's Attorney for my county this time, as I work with him and know his policy positions quite well. But I can't imagine voting for another Republican for a national office anytime soon.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:39 pm

I tried early voting today, but the line was insane. Literally all the way down a strip mall, around the back, and all the way down again. I’ll try going first thing Monday
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:38 pm

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Postby David » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:34 pm

they're gonna claim it's some galaxy brain pun like it's how someone with dementia like sleepy joe would spell it
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:20 pm

As long as everyone is sharing.. . I think 2016 was the first year I went straight Dem ticket. If it wasnt 2016, then it was 2018, as it will be this year.

Before that I "threw my vote away" often with 3rd party votes. But I always went D or R where I thought the vote may be close, but I probably leaned R in the close ones (Bruce Rauner and Mark Kirk come to mind). But basically I was never worried about my presidential vote or my congressional vote (where I lived until my mid 20s Danny Davis regularly won 80% of the vote, and I think I even just wrote in my dads name once).

Now... I've given hundreds of dollars to D senate seats. I'm straight D for the foreseeable future and I'm not sure what the GOP could do to ever make me reconsider them.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:35 pm

I was 7 years old when I got in my first political argument with a friend over Carter vs Reagan. I only remember yelling “You only like Reagan because your parents do!” As if I had thoroughly studied their platforms. I still own a Dukakis/Bentsen t-shirt.

In college, I volunteered for Clinton’s first campaign, and then Edwin Edwards vs David Duke in the LA governors race. I’ll never forget seeing them both speak on my campus. Edwards tore the house down, then just before Duke spoke the balcony of the auditorium filled with Grambling students protesting. The scene was straight out of To Kill a Mockingbird. Embarrassingly, the only Republican for major office I’ve voted for was Bobby Jindal for Governor.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:36 pm

I forget the year, but I went to vote on my lunch break. I didn’t know much about the down ballot races so I got to sheriff, paused, and wrote my own name in. I got back to the office, and a co-worker asked who I voted for. I told him I wrote my name in for sheriff and we laughed. Later in the day, someone I hadn’t talked to that day let me know she voted for me for sheriff as well. And that was the time I ran a same-day campaign for sheriff and ended up with 5 votes.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:44 pm

Somewhat related to the current conversation, a nice lol.

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:13 pm

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Postby bukie » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:33 pm

Do you like the rule of law? Then vote, and vote Biden, or we lose it, and we can't get it back.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:46 am

holy hell can Obama campaign, If we had gotten someone that could come close to this it would be heading for a historic blow out I think


If they actually get the presidency and senate, and he'd want to do it, what greater spike of the football could there be than to put Obama on the Supreme Court
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Postby profisme » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:13 am

Brian wrote:holy hell can Obama campaign, If we had gotten someone that could come close to this it would be heading for a historic blow out I think


If they actually get the presidency and senate, and he'd want to do it, what greater spike of the football could there be than to put Obama on the Supreme Court


Hahahaha. From Taft (most unfit president pre-Trump) to Obama (likely the healthiest in the past 100 years), this would be the most delicious icing on any cake we could have ever seen.

I would wonder if Obama would have any desire to follow in Taft's footsteps as the only other ex-president to serve on the supreme court.
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