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2020 US Election

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lexicus, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    AOC has a lot going against her.
    She's a woman.
    She's a dark-skinned Hispanic with a Hispanic personal name and surname.
    She's also distantly descended from Mediterranean Jews.
    She wants to upend the existing order.
    She insists that climate change exists.
    She insists that things can be changed, therefore, complacency is not acceptable.
     
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  2. JPetroski

    JPetroski Emperor

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    You could also simply disagree with her point of view.
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    up yours!
    That is not incompatible with my post.
     
  4. JPetroski

    JPetroski Emperor

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    No, but it is absent from your post so I pointed it out.
     
  5. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    She won the election with 78% of the vote
     
  6. JPetroski

    JPetroski Emperor

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    Then she started speaking :)
     
  7. Zkribbler

    Zkribbler Deity

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    Bloomberg is skipping the first four contests, but is running in Alabama.

     
  8. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Veteran of 1000 psycic wars

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    Not necessarily. He filed to beat the filing date deadline in Alabama. While it is not the first primary, it actually is the first to close the filing period. He has not filed to run in the earlier primaries yet, but that doesn't mean that he won't, since their filing deadlines are still out there. Iowa, in fact, doesn't even have a filing deadline, so there is technically no way to say "Bloomberg isn't running in Iowa." The only thing that we might ever be able to say is "well, Iowa happened and apparently Bloomberg didn't run."
     
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  9. Zkribbler

    Zkribbler Deity

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    :huh: Tim is correct.
     
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  10. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    Well, I hope you donate your life savings to the Republican candidate in her district. I'm sure that'd be a great investment.
     
  11. JPetroski

    JPetroski Emperor

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    Oh please. No Republican can beat her. I do think there are plenty of Democrats who can, and will.
     
  12. Zardnaar

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    She can't run until 2024?
     
  13. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy The trees are actually quite lovely.

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    Probably. But then, I don't understand what goes through a vampire squid' s mind really.
     
  14. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Are primary votes a sort of FPTP system? Ie does only the winner get points in the race?
     
  15. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Varies from state to state.
     
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  16. Estebonrober

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    It seems rather unlikely, she is popular there and very popular among progressive types like me.
     
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  17. JPetroski

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    I guess if you live there I'll take your word for it but going back to the earlier comment about approval ratings, I can't find much on the internet that supports this (again, not saying it isn't there, but a search for "aoc approval ratings in own district" doesn't yield much). I think that she and her 'squad' buddies have made some very large missteps and have proven to be very poor "politicians," though I suppose that is at least refreshing and part of their appeal to people. I certainly can't accuse her of doing anything she can to get reelected so I will give her this - she thinks what she likes and says what she thinks. That at least is admirable and you have to give her credit for it.
     
  18. Estebonrober

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    It only speaks to the ignorance of the American people that her ideas are not popular universally imo. Ignoring science and inequalities is not an excuse for voting for killing the planet, its resources, and its people for the enrichment of a few.
     
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  19. Lexicus

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    Why do I get the feeling you'd be saying they were great politicians if only they spent their time trying to pass tax cuts for rich people?
     
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  20. JPetroski

    JPetroski Emperor

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    I'd settle for her understanding what a tax cut is in the first place.

    "“If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that money, if we wanted to"
     

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