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Election 2018 Thread (An Adult Finally Has the Gavel)

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1 hour ago, Riggo-toni said:

Sorry, but Ocasio-Cortez is the left-wing version of Sarah Palin. Photogenic, flirtatious, and terrific at cheerleading the favorite slogans of the hardcore ideologues, but with no understanding or grasp of policies. Just as with Palin, anyone who points out that she's clueless with the intellectual depth of a post-it note gets slammed as misogynist, intolerant, etc., as people who espouse her views will vehemently insist she is being unfairly maligned.  I will at least give her credit for not being the horrible human being and hypocrite that Palin is, but she's still dumber than a bag of rocks...though probably still not as stupid as our GOP President.


I think AOC is much smarter than people give her credit for.  She graduated with honors from a top-50 college.  I think you may be reading too much into the desperate attempts by the right wing to smear her, with the main tactic being: she's young and pretty and a woman and must therefore be a clueless ditz.  

 

She's also a freshman congresswoman, whereas Palin was running for VP, an old man's heartbeat away from the big job.  

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Who would you rather as POTUS.....Palin or Trump?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, twa said:

Who would you rather as POTUS.....Palin or Trump?

 

 

Well I've seen Trump in action so I'm going with Palin!!

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Who would you rather as POTUS.....Palin or Trump?

 

 

Caligula or Nero?

Stalin or Pol Pot?

Dumb or Dumber?

Constipation or diarrhea?

Ray Rice or Rae Carruth?

 

It really boils down to who would run the US better - the WH hairstylist, or Vladimir Putin?

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“There’s going to need to be guidance for that. It’s not delaying it. The people spoke on it. It’s going to be implemented, but I think it needs to be implemented the way people intended, and I don’t think that they wanted to see any sex offenders fall through the cracks,” he told reporters.

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11 hours ago, twa said:

Who would you rather as POTUS.....Palin or Trump?

 

Palin would be a hot version of Bush 2.  Full of "wait, that's not even a word* and surrounded by four horsemen of the apocalypse in her cabinet.  Still better then this.

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Was looking for something else and came across this.  Seems like it might beinteresting:

 

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2018/11/10/2018-what-really-happened/

 

"In fact, if you look at the graph carefully (and you also remember that we’re excluding uncontested elections, so we’re missing part of the story), you see the following:
– In strong Republican districts (D’s receiving less than 40% of the vote in 2016), Democrats gained almost everywhere, with an average gain of, ummm, it looks something like 8 percentage points.
– In swing districts (D’s receiving 40-60% of the vote in 2016), D’s improved, but only by about 4 percentage points on average. A 4% swing in the vote is a lot, actually! It’s just not 8%.
– In districts where D’s were already dominating, the results were, on average, similar to what happened in 2016.

 

I don’t know how much this was a national strategy and how much it just happened, but let me point out two things:

 

1. For the goal of winning the election, it would have been to the Democrats’ advantage to concentrate their gains in the zone where they’d received between 40 and 55% of the vote in the previous election. Conversely, these are the places where the Republicans would’ve wanted to focus their efforts too.

 

2. Speaking more generally, the Democrats have had a problem, both at the congressional and presidential levels, of “wasted votes”: winning certain districts with huge majorities and losing a lot of the closer districts. Thus, part of Democratic strategy has been to broaden their geographic base. The above scatterplot suggests that the 2018 election was a step in the right direction for them in this regard."

 

The point being that a lot of "safe" Republicans seemed a lot less safe after this election.

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19 hours ago, HOF44 said:

Well I've seen Trump in action so I'm going with Palin!!

 

Seriously. I mean how much worse can it get. So shes an idiot? That pretty much qualifies her for the position in 2019. 

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1 hour ago, Llevron said:

 

Seriously. I mean how much worse can it get. So shes an idiot? That pretty much qualifies her for the position in 2019. 

 

Seriously, like, never say that. Ever.

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24 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Seriously, like, never say that. Ever.

 

Some men just want to see the world burn

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6 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

Some men just want to see the world burn

Yes, but flesh is flamable.

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It is pathetically apparent how terrible these people are at trash talking compared to AOC.  It's cringe-worthy followed by sheer delight.  All they are doing is making her more comfortable to release her full savagery as it seems people like it.  I'm glad she's made the decision not to waste it on Trump.

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3 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

It is pathetically apparent how terrible these people are at trash talking compared to AOC.  It's cringe-worthy followed by sheer delight 

You have to remember that "pathetically apparent" isn't apparent enough. Trump supporters are some mindless mother****ers. It's amazing how spectacularly idiotic they really are.

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/south-carolina-congressman-stopped-from-entering-house-floor-with-beer-in-hand.amp

 

South Carolina congressman stopped from entering House floor with 6-pack of beer in hand

 

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Rep. Joe Cunningham, a newly elected Democrat from South Carolina, was barred from walking onto the House floor Friday as he tried to bring a six-pack of beer with him.

 

“Making friends when you’re a freshman is hard and I thought I’d grease the skids with some Lowcountry beer,” Cunningham said on Twitter

 

Love this guy. 

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On 1/10/2019 at 11:36 AM, twa said:

Who would you rather as POTUS.....Palin or Trump?

 

 

Honestly Trump is Palin but with the mitigating factors of being male and rich to get him over the top.

"Yeah, he says idiotic things, but he's rich and has a big plane so he must be smart. Duhrrr"

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1 hour ago, RedskinsFan44 said:

Honestly Trump is Palin 

 

In that Dems used to get along well with both. :ols:

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Just now, twa said:

 

In that Dems used to get along well with both. :ols:

You've truly gone bananas. 

Check into whatever is in the paint you use in your shop.

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9 minutes ago, twa said:

 

In that Dems used to get along well with both. :ols:

I'm sure they liked Trump's money, but that's kind of like saying Melania loves him. I don't know where you're getting the Palin stuff from.

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On 1/10/2019 at 8:31 PM, Cooked Crack said:

A quarter voting to get rid of this guy cause he's Muslim still not a good look

Look? It is not a good thing period.

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@Jumbo

 

As the OP, since the 2018 election is over, maybe consider closing this thread so we only have one thread about Congress.  The other is the one titled "U.S. Congress Part 115 (GOP still rules the roost - barely)" which should be edited to reflect that we are now in the 116th Congress (and the GOP no longer rules the roost, at least in the House). 

 

Respectfully  :)

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