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The Next President of the United States of America

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by CavLancer, Jun 12, 2014.

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Next president should be a...?

  1. Conservative

    5 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. Center right

    11 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Middle of the road

    12 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. Center left

    23 vote(s)
    26.1%
  5. Leftist

    25 vote(s)
    28.4%
  6. Huh? What? Who? Where am I?

    12 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. Tahuti

    Tahuti Writing Deity

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    Another poor soul that has fallen under the sway of the political compass religion.
     
  2. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    What do you think liberal vs conservative is other than the x and y axis of the "political compass"? :crazyeye:

    But it is quite telling that you claim that basic facts are some sort of "religion" merely because you happen to disagree with the proper labeling of those with different political ideologies.
     
  3. Harv

    Harv Emperor

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    The political compass is two dimensional - a vast improvement over the one-dimensional left/right scale.

    I think KG sees political viewpoints as multidimensional, and identifies based on where people are on specific important issues. The impression I have is in Europe, the political leaning of a person or a party is the leaning of the two most important issues, Liberal Democrat for example.

    Think about the game, Europa Univeralis, for example. (I am thinking 2 specifically.) You get to shift sliders on several issues, like Decentralized / Centralized goverment, or Free People / Serfdom.
     
  4. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Rowan Atkinson or someone who doesn't have a last name that's also a popular first name.
     
  5. DemonicAppleGuY

    DemonicAppleGuY King

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    I'm just glad I wasn't the only one who voted Center Right. But I almost was.
     
  6. Light Cleric

    Light Cleric ElCee/LC/El Cid

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    Also there's no "Not Hillary Clinton" option.

    I'm pretty sure you all know I'm no socialist but would donate to Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders' campaigns before I voted for Hillary Clinton.
     
  7. Darth Caesar

    Darth Caesar Might be a Wizard

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    2-party political systems are why we have two middle fingers.

    Unless the Republicans manage to shake off their public image of white, rich, bigoted, old men I think it'll be another leftist victory, perhaps a bit closer to the center depending on how Obama's approval rating shifts between now and then.

    :goodjob:
     
  8. Harv

    Harv Emperor

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    But I only use one of them!
     
  9. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    This election is pretty much Hillary Clinton's for the taking.
     
  10. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    HC likely will/would be even worse than W and Obama.
     
  11. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Why??
     
  12. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Well, for starters she looks scarier than both :eek:
     
  13. Harv

    Harv Emperor

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    This.

    Why not Michelle?
     
  14. Windsor

    Windsor Flawless

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    I would love to see a progressive candidate win (like E.Warren), but I don't fear Clinton as much as many others. Yes, she is a corporatist and will only bring status quo for a few more years, but that's still better than a crazy rightwinger.

    But I'm mostly looking forward to GOP primaries. They're so entertaining :popcorn: :beer:
     
  15. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    If you can get passed how frightening they are.
     
  16. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Intelligent hippie.
     
  17. CavLancer

    CavLancer This aint fertilizer

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    Only two terms allowed. ;)
     
  18. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    Obama's had too many people killed to be a hippie.
     
  19. CavLancer

    CavLancer This aint fertilizer

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    Don't blame Obama. Shape shifting reptilians take their place on day one. ;)
     
  20. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Where is the "Downtown" option? Surely that would be the best choice.

    Realistically, a centrist would probably result in the most stuff getting done. Too far on either side and you get political paralysis like you have for the past 6+ years. Although a centrist in most places would probably be center-left in the U.S.
     

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