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Old 03-20-2019, 10:41 AM   #11926
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: State of Emergency

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Smaller population states are already way over represented in Congress. There is absolutely zero reason for the president of all Americans to not be determined by most Americans.
If you carry this idea all the way down the line, wealthy white men might sometime not get things how they want them!
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #11927
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Realize this is a professional letter written by a nearly 60 year old “successful” business man and I am not sure it is even written at a fifth grade level.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:49 AM   #11928
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"It was an unusual situation, especially in politics, or Washington, and certainly in Republican politics ... it's very unusual for a husband to get his notoriety and power through his wife. It's usually the other way around," she said.

"People are always saying, 'George and you should write a book, George and you should come to Harvard and speak,' you know side by side and we should do all that, and I think, 'oh, OK,' but then I'd have to give him my power," she added.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:52 AM   #11929
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Needs a Chapo reading series.

Looooool Dana Bash. These soulless beltway types are absolute disgraces to humanity.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:02 AM   #11930
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I think "work" almost gives it too much credit. It's like my daughter's middle school, where everybody looooooves to hate (and be hated by) each other and talk about it all day every day. The only way to lose is to not be talked about.
A lot of middle schoolers are awful sociopaths. Most of them grow out of it. Trump is developmentally disabled.
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:50 PM   #11931
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Trump does seem to be increasingly unhinged. Now he's trying to make some connection between winning an election and having someone (who never got a vote) writing a report on him. What sense does that make?
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:49 PM   #11932
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I can’t say I enjoy the fact that George Conway is being made to be a hero

Very much like arming Bin laden cuz **** the ruskis
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:51 PM   #11933
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‘Stood up to Trump” turns out to be a higher bar than anyone thought.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:29 PM   #11934
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lol Carrey goat

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Old 03-20-2019, 03:42 PM   #11935
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I can’t even imagine someone more thin-skinned than this ****weasel.

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Old 03-20-2019, 03:46 PM   #11936
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Trump can't stop attacking McCain.

"I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted—which as president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn't get a thank you. That's okay."
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:12 PM   #11937
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Shifting all the power to states with the least amount of people seems fair. Imagine having to campaign in places with the most people.

Not that anyone takes the most powerful man in the world seriously but I graphed the states by population and the absolute value of the partisan voting index:



As you can see there is actually a negative correlation between the two. The truth of the Electoral College is that it marginalizes the votes of (most) smaller states in favor of (some) larger ones. Assuming it is at all close, the 2020 election will be decided by turnout in the cities of those five most upper leftmost dots.

It is true that the Electoral College is racist and undemocratic by design and it happens to have helped the more racist and undemocratic party in a couple recent elections. But that is a coincidence and an accident of boundary issues. It could very easily have the opposite effect next time. I have a feeling that a lot of folks' opinions about it would change in that circumstance.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:23 PM   #11938
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:24 PM   #11939
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Nothing wins wars 100 years ago better than tanks
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:25 PM   #11940
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The only chance that the electoral college gets repealed is if a Democrat loses the popular vote but wins the EC.

It has turned into yet another partisan issue and because the barrier to change is so high then it's unlikely to happen. Even through the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:38 PM   #11941
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The only chance that the electoral college gets repealed is if a Democrat loses the popular vote but wins the EC.

It has turned into yet another partisan issue and because the barrier to change is so high then it's unlikely to happen. Even through the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Yeah, I feel like for it to happen via the compact, so many state legislatures would have to flip to blue that it would have to occur via a huge demographic shift, which would probably mean the end of the GOP in the White House anyway.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:52 PM   #11942
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:58 PM   #11943
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:00 PM   #11944
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: State of Emergency

Amazing how Trump gets to take credit for actions that would have happened no matter who was in office.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:22 PM   #11945
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In exciting news from my very minimal look inside the right wing bubble through a Facebook friend, he and some of his friends have declared that if a socialist wins in 2020, they will fight to the death to save the Constitution. I assume this means that if anyone left of John Kasich wins, they're going to grab their guns? They literally said in no uncertain terms that if a socialist wins, they support a civil war.

I think that's probably where we're headed. It's just a matter of the scale on which it happens. But after the next Democrat wins, we're going to see another huge uptick in right wing terrorism/violence.

He also said he wants to "get rid of" all Democrats and start the country over from scratch. I'm not sure if he wants to kill us, jail us, or deport us. I asked for some clarification...

I'm going to have to stop looking inside the bubble, it's too scary/depressing.
lol we can hope something like this goes down
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:27 PM   #11946
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:34 PM   #11947
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Im just not gonna show you THAT map
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:35 PM   #11948
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Re: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: State of Emergency

I can't remember: has he ever come right out and said something like, "I trust our US intelligence agencies when they support my beliefs, when I don't like what they tell me I don't believe them."
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:44 PM   #11949
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pretty much:

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MARGARET BRENNAN: So you're going to trust the intelligence that you receive?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I am going to trust the intelligence that I'm putting there, but I will say this: my intelligence people, if they said in fact that Iran is a wonderful kindergarten, I disagree with them 100 percent.
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: --I have intel people, but that doesn't mean I have to agree. President Bush had intel people that said Saddam Hussein--
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi..._agencies.html
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:51 PM   #11950
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Yeah that's pretty much it. God the way he answers those questions, "I am going to trust the intelligence that I'm putting there."


MARGARET BRENNAN: Mr. President, are you stupid? Are you a stupid man?
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