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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby benji on Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:36 pm

Well, that's more the fault of the Cult of the Imperial Presidency than anything.

If there were 10-20 viable candidates, hell, even if there were half that, you'd mostly just have electoral college clusterfucks and the House would pick the President.

I don't really see the downside.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:13 pm

benji wrote:Trump is melting down: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

Seems he's deleted his 'Romney won the popular vote' tweets now that Obama is ahead. Silly Trump.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Qballer on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:29 pm

so jao are you old vermont or new vermont?
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby NovU on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:57 pm

How's it going over there, guys? Whatever you do, plz don't do this. Thank you.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby RedPhazon8 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:44 pm

NovU wrote:How's it going over there, guys? Whatever you do, plz don't do this. Thank you.


I've usually seen people say that stuff after the end of each election, if they truly hate Obama getting elected then I guess it would be best if they moved...
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Brawn Shadley on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:54 pm

Those people are crazy anyway. Why would they even move to barren wasteland of crushed hopes and dreams.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby JaoSming on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:33 am

shadowgrin wrote:Those people are crazy anyway. Why would they even move to barren wasteland of crushed hopes and dreams.

and where they've already implemented the social services that pissed people off at Obama for

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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Lamrock on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:16 am

Great night for Nate Silver. Picked all the states correctly, and the one state still too close to call, he had 50/50 odds for each candidate. Starting to look like Obama might take Florida and win 332-206. Didn't expect that kind of margin.

Florida hasn't been called yet but there appears to be 100% in with Obama winning by .5%, so I'm not certain why it's not official yet. Either way, a fun night being an electoral college nerd and rooting for Obama. Same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization passed in my state, which is nice, but so did charter schools. (N)
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby benji on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:55 am

Lamrock wrote:marijuana legalization passed in my state

Good thing your President and Senator won't do anything to crush it with the full weight of the federal government. :P
but so did charter schools. (N)

Lamrock attacking the poor yet again. :scold:

JaoSming wrote:and where they've already implemented the social services that pissed people off at Obama for

Other than their barbaric health care system and middle ages era speech protections, Canada has a smaller Leviathan in many ways.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Lamrock on Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:09 am

benji wrote:
Lamrock wrote:marijuana legalization passed in my state

Good thing your President and Senator won't do anything to crush it with the full weight of the federal government. :P

*cough* *cough* *cough* What was that? I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Obama flip-flopped on this issue in his second term.

but so did charter schools. (N)

Lamrock attacking the poor yet again. :scold:

Yeah, all poor kids get to go to charter schools.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby benji on Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:33 am

Obama lost 10 million voters over 2008, Romney lost about 2 million from McCain.
Lamrock wrote:honestly wouldn't be surprised if Obama flip-flopped on this issue in his second term.

Him and what army?
Yeah, all poor kids get to go to charter schools.

Do you know what charter schools are?

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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby #thierry on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:39 am

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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Lamrock on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:14 pm

Really when it boils down to it, I'll probably vote third party in the future, but for symbolic reasons, I chose Obama because I'd rather nothing get done than bad things.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby benji on Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:13 pm

Lamrock wrote:I chose Obama because I'd rather nothing get done than bad things.

:?
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Brawn Shadley on Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:09 pm

Most common sentiment I read/heard from (non-racist) people who would rather have Romney than Obama:

'I'd rather have the country run like a business than a prison.'

That from playing TF2.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby rise on Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:59 am

Lamrock wrote:Really when it boils down to it, I'll probably vote third party in the future, but for symbolic reasons, I chose Obama because I'd rather nothing get done than bad things.

Essentially my reasoning too.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby benji on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:01 am

But that reasoning makes absolutely zero sense. It literally has no relation to reality.
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby Qballer on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:20 pm

Mitt Romney was out here this last weekend in so cal. he was walking around with no security. no one must give a fuck who he is now. my friend got to talk to him while he was at work at Disneyland
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Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Postby benji on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:31 pm

He was getting gas:
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And bothering his wife:
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