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Myk267 01-28-2016 11:58 AM

I remember when another "bold man" couldn't seem to sell enough "Hope and Change" to everyone who would buy it. Act accordingly.

frankbell 01-28-2016 08:43 PM

Professor Lane Crothers has been running a series of blog posts that pertains to this thread. This one points to the previous five.

http://politicalprof.tumblr.com/post...p-part-6-so-is

rokytnji 01-31-2016 08:29 AM

As the vote days are now closer.

Stop and think. The News is a big factor for a voter to recognize a name from a list on the ballot.
As the saying goes.
"Bad publicity is better than non at all."

So when Donald Trump wins the GOP vote coming soon.
Do not be surprised. (I hope to hell I am mistaken in posting this)

Because no one researches a politcal candidate like a we do when solving a linux problem.
A lot of people in the world prefer Windows.
That should tell you something about people in general.

Also. News predictions get everything all wrong. Barak Oboma floored the news agencies when he was elected.
They did not see him coming. It tells one how powerful grass roots voters are. Which can frighten the electoral college.
Lets see how many voters turn out to elect a self professed a__hole.
Interesting times ahead. So, be careful what you wish for.

jamison20000e 02-21-2016 09:42 AM

Make sense we get "movie stars" as "politicians" it's just progressing? Thank goodness I have no care there, where freedom is lawed. :confused:

dugan 02-21-2016 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamison20000e (Post 5503765)
we get "movie stars" as "politicians"

Why, that would be unprecedented! Never in the history of the United States has that ever happened. ;)

jamison20000e 02-21-2016 11:57 AM

Quote:

Florida just made history, as it became the first state in America to call for the Term Limits Convention! We will keep up the fight and continue adding states until the Congress finally faces term limits!


Term limits supporters always wonder “how can we get a constitutional amendment to term limit Congress if Congress — which won’t limit its own power — controls the amending process?”
http://laudalino.blogspot.com/2016/0...-hhistory.html

Sounds good to me. Tho 30 years could do too much damage, should be shorter like the one supreme leader. :rolleyes:

jamison20000e 02-21-2016 03:49 PM

After (don't hate us Muslims\world* here have) Obama I can't help but to think Trump is a one-two punch, perhaps to keep power for HIS kind?

rokytnji 02-21-2016 04:04 PM

Bernie got the nod from our family.

Screw the rest of them. Or anyone that thinks like them. That does not mean my own private Idaho will become a fact, jack.

jamison20000e 02-21-2016 04:24 PM

I hate working with 90% of people but not the owners and may vote someday tho only on policies. ;)

FAQ 02-21-2016 04:58 PM

I think Donald Trump is popular with the folks ( not me of course ) is because of his tough stance on terrorism. Donald Trump said he will deal with terrorism more severely than past administrations.

I wouldn't be surprised if Donald nuke the Middle East...

DavidMcCann 02-22-2016 11:48 AM

The thing that surprises me is how few people seem to notice that neither Trump nor Sanders have any chance of delivering their promises. Can they guarantee that they will control both houses of Congress? And even if they could, can Sanders guarantee that enough Democrats would be prepared to break up banks, or Trump that enough Republicans would be prepared to foot the bill for the Great Wall of America?

TxLonghorn 02-22-2016 01:37 PM

It is a media circus - with Trump being a fine circus act.

AMY GOODMAN: Well, I just want to say in talking about how the media covers these different candidates, it is astounding that Bernie Sanders is where he is today. Look at that Tyndall Center report that found in 2015, in the months leading up to December, you had 234 total network minutes, like almost four hours, CBS, NBC, ABC, covering Trump. That's four hours and how much got coverage? Sanders got 10 minutes. On ABC World News Tonight in that year, Sanders got 20 seconds. Trump got like 81 minutes.

BRIAN STELTER (HOST): Yeah, It was minute.

GOODMAN: To think -- I mean, Trump doesn't even have to go out on the road, he's piped into everyone's home. That's not the way the media should be.

http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/0...t-media/208714

jamison20000e 02-25-2016 12:45 AM

I say at 70% the pay women could do the trick?

RPI 02-28-2016 03:43 PM

I feel in my gut that Donald Trump is going to be our next President.

sundialsvcs 02-28-2016 06:50 PM

To my gut, this is a bellwether of much deeper political change. This is the "last gasp" of a fossilized organization known as "The Two-Party System, Inc."

This organization has ruled America for at least the last fifty years: it is more-or-less an artifact of the military industrial complex that took control after WW2. But, today, it is completely in-bred. Its political view of the country is: "let them eat cake."

Now, it is worth pointing out that Mme. Antoinette was not being cruel when she said those words: she was simply being clueless. She had never known hunger. "If the baker had messed up the bread today, then surely there was plenty of cake to be had, and wouldn't the people prefer to eat that, instead?"

TPS, Inc. is entirely accustomed to there being only two political choices in the USA, and that they own both of them, between the Demoblican™ and the Republocrat™ brands. But, in this they err. Today, they are "unfit to rule."

They are not "the only choice," and they never have been. In fact, in most of this nation's history there have been many genuinely-competing candidates.

There is, today, a new generation of people in this country who, I predict, will be far more demanding of their political leadership than TPS, Inc. knows how to handle. Things that seem unthinkable to the "old guard," such as a well-run Constitutional Convention that will actually produce at least a few excellent proposals worth enacting, are part of that forthcoming reality.


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