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Postby Brian707 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:46 pm

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Bernie Sanders +500
Marco Rubio +1000
Ted Cruz +1200
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Chris Christie +4000
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John Kasich +12500
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby NonProfitCow » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:54 pm

So, Palin's son hit his GF, threatened her with an AR-15 and threatened to kill himself.

She implied it's Obama's fault.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/t ... est-218028
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Postby NonProfitCow » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:56 pm

I hope IMB's brain doesn't explode today.
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Postby stuy119 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:17 pm

Sanders, Rubio, Cruz, and Christie are good bets if you have some cash to throw around.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:54 pm

I was thinking Rubio or Kasich.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:55 pm

Kasich for both nominee and president would be bets I'd make for sure at those odds and probably Rubio for president.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:34 pm

I think what might take Trump by surprise is the ground game that goes on with campaigning for candidates in the early states. He's been trumpeting about how little legwork his campaign has had to do in terms of ads and whatnot, but groundwork has shown time and time again that that's what often ends up wildly tipping the states away from what the lead-in polls were showing.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby NOLA » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:39 pm

I'm still very curious to see how many of those polled are Trump "fans" as opposed to Trump voters. It's pretty easy to say Trump over the phone, but how many of them are actually going to get up and go to the polls? I'd venture to say a big part of his support has never been to vote before now.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:49 pm

NOLA wrote:I'm still very curious to see how many of those polled are Trump "fans" as opposed to Trump voters. It's pretty easy to say Trump over the phone, but how many of them are actually going to get up and go to the polls? I'd venture to say a big part of his support has never been to vote before now.


Well, that's been the talk all along, how a significant number of Trump supports are people who have a habit of not showing up to vote for the candidates/parties they say they support. He hasn't really been successfully courting many the diehard voters that the Republicans have been able to rely on for so long. Maybe that could change with Palin if she draws in enough religious voters, but I still think her influence is being overstated in that regard. She seems to be much more popular with halfassed Tea Party-types than evangelicals.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:01 am

NonProfitCow wrote:I hope IMB's brain doesn't explode today.


It's really funny how much he can talk without saying anything.

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I managed to get some fun pics and interviews though so whatever.

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:35 am

horsefeathers, nice job, man.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:43 am

Rich Hanks wrote:He’s ready to take a stand and focus on what needs to be focused on. I know not all Muslims are bad, I know that, but there are some, and I’m not going to risk my family’s lives, or your family’s lives. So let’s bomb the horsefeathers out of the bad ones.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby seanimal » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:26 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:
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.


cruz is probably the least worrisome with his unfavorable rating being where it is. how is his strong primary polling any different from rick santorum in the last election?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:33 am

seanimal wrote:
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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.


cruz is probably the least worrisome with his unfavorable rating being where it is. how is his strong primary polling any different from rick santorum in the last election?


Because he's the only "real" Republican candidate making any noise as an alternative to Trump. Santorum was just a dude in a sea of similar douchebags.

Cruz is only dangerous in that he could end up being president by default despite being a melting toad that everyone hates because of how nutty this is going. Basically it all comes down to ye olde Democratic incompetence: Clinton keeps running her disaster of a campaign into the ground, Sanders gets the nod and folds like the rumpled suit he is in the wake of an onslaught of Republican attacks about him being a Socialismepticon, or he goes bonkers and runs independent when he and Clinton battling for the D nod goes down to the wire.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:17 am



:shock:

did she have an aneurysm right there at the podium??
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:33 am

Most telling things from that debacle: Trump hated most of her speech. Not necessarily for the content, but it was so obvious it pained him to take second fiddle on the stage to someone else. His ridiculous grimacing and his comments about how he had no idea that "she would talk for that long" are hysterical. And how super awkwardly they had to physically interact when she was done; neither seemingly had any idea what was appropriate and she seemed disgusted by him being that close.

The GOP stalwarts like Dole and Lott bemoaning Cruz or someone like Graham talking about how horrible it is to have to choose between him or Trump is juts amazing. Suck on what you've wrought, you disgusting old horsefeathers bags.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:26 am

A look back at all the people who said Obama couldn't win in 2008

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/11/4/798696/-
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:49 am

It's still ridiculous to for people to toss out Obama like Sanders is following his path to the White House. It's awesome Sanders is having this bump, but he still has very similar voting demographic limitations to Trump (ie-too damn white) and he has nowhere near the party support Obama had at this point. I think the crowing in the media that him winning the first two states will basically turn it for him is still a reach; Clinton still has much broader support.
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Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:55 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:It's still ridiculous to for people to toss out Obama like Sanders is following his path to the White House. It's awesome Sanders is having this bump, but he still has very similar voting demographic limitations to Trump (ie-too damn white) and he has nowhere near the party support Obama had at this point. I think the crowing in the media that him winning the first two states will basically turn it for him is still a reach; Clinton still has much broader support.


I agree. I wasn't posting that to prove some point about Sanders
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:00 am

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... tion-rally

Carly Fiorina has been accused of “ambushing” a group of children, after she ushered pre-schoolers, who were on a field trip to a botanical garden, into an anti-abortion rally in Des Moines.

On Wednesday, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive embarked on a day of campaigning across Iowa, in an attempt to boost her ailing presidential campaign.

The alleged ambush occurred when Fiorina hosted a “right to life” forum at the Greater Des Moines botanical garden. Entering the rally, before a crowd of about 60 people, she directed around 15 young children towards a makeshift stage.

The problem, one parent said, was that the children’s parents had not given Fiorina permission to have their children sit with her – in front of a huge banner bearing the image of an unborn foetus – while she talked about harvesting organs from aborted babies.

“The kids went there to see the plants,” said Chris Beck, the father of four-year-old Chatham, one of the children Fiorina appeared with. “She ambushed my son’s field trip.”

Fiorina has made abortion a central plank of her campaign, seizing on videos distributed by an anti-abortion group that purported to show staff members from the women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of foetal tissue. The accuracy of the videos and of her claims about them has been disputed.

Beck, who lives in Ankeny, north of Des Moines, said he was not asked if Fiorina could interact with the children, or whether she could take them into her rally. He said the first he knew of it was when his childcare provider told him the children had encountered the candidate at the botanical garden.

“Taking them into a pro-life/abortion discussion [was] very poor taste and judgment,” Beck said. “I would not want my four-year-old going to that forum – he can’t fully comprehend that stuff. He likes dinosaurs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers.”


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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:00 am

That nearly put me to sleep.

Eta- the Obama link, not the Fiorini thing.
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Postby seanimal » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:06 am

kids still like teenage mutant ninja turtles??? that's awesome
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:08 am

seanimal wrote:kids still like teenage mutant ninja turtles??? that's awesome

Wasn't there a movie pretty recently? Probably pushes out a bunch of video gamea or something too
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CubInOK » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:49 am

Maybe it's time for Cruz to start targeting pre-teens in his campaign. Everyone else is doing it now.
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