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Chatter And Banter - Politics In North America

Discussion in 'News & Politics' started by Laks09, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Laks09

    Laks09 Staff Member Finest Post Winner

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    A general politics chatter thread for the politically inclined ILites!

    I was looking for a good image to start this thread off and only this one comes to mind :)
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    Have fun gals(& the occasional visitor guys)!
     
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    Laks09 Staff Member Finest Post Winner

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    We were talking elsewhere about the Kavanaugh accuser who has now come forward. I believe she has also taken a lie detector test with the FBI and they have verified that she is being truthful. She is also going to be heard by the senate judiciary committee.
     
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    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Doesn't matter. Mitch McTurtleface is going to get his conservative take-over of the Supreme Court. Say what you will about Republicans, when the time comes they faithfully toe the party line. An advantage of being soulless sociopaths I suppose. History will not forgive them but not before they send women's rights in America back to the dark ages.

    Now I will go back to my homework...read some papers....:p
     
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    MalStrom Platinum IL'ite

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    This is going to go the way of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. One can only hope that RBG hangs on till saner times arrive.
     
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    Beto is cute but that is our tragedy. Democracts are hero-worshippers. We have to fall in love with a candidate before we go all out and get them into office. Kennedy, Obama, Clinton...this is not a winning strategy. Democratic leadership needs to stop relying on charismatic candidates to draw out the votes. We have to care about our core values and issues as much as the Republicans do. You just have to mention abortion and guns and they line up around the block to vote. Why aren't we that passionate about our causes? We are hamstrung by gerrymandering and the electoral college but the democratic leadership hasn't done a good job of rallying the base.
     
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    The Democrats' fatal flaw has been their failure to build a left-wing counterpart to Fox News. They have no messaging machine, and too many cooks adding all kinds of crazy spices to the mix. The endless brainwashing by the likes of O'Reilly and now Hannity, Carlson et al has been very effective at motivating the faithful and creating a persecution complex among a significant section of society. If that's all one listens to it is like living in a parallel universe seriously detached from reality.
     
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    McTurtleface is so much better than orangey :)
    Good one.
    Bible pushers all of them. I hate Indians who voted for trump in the first place.

    :grimacing:

    we can keep looking into those eyes all day long for as long as the election lasts :)

    I’m an erstwhile Republican. Bhoola bhisra ghar Abhi aayi hoon :)

    I did vote for John McCain. I did vote for the two bloody fools representing me in the senate. My issues were very different back in the day. I forgot my communist affiliations for a while. Went after fiscal deficit.

    I’m regretting my votes. I hope I can take those two back and give them a good shake. Saale. I put them there and they don’t pick up the phone when I call for my very valid issue. I hope enough stupid Indians regret theirs to turn this county blue. If enough of voters in my county turn that’s enough for Beto to win this race.

    After all this hoopla, we would expect one strong leader to emerge. Even that hadn’t happened. Where will they rally their supporters.
    I’m in complete agreement. Remember when Mollie Tibbetts died and the family refused to blame immigrants. They were blasted for their liberal views by fox and co and were told by many that they deserved what happened to Mollie. Up until then, she was the face of fox. Poor family. I hope they grieve in peace.
     
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    @sokanasanah - help us strategize and push Beto through to the White House. Give us real issues. We are at an impasse.
     
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    I got this from a friend.
    Back story: I was trying to get in touch with the guy for some help with a tx house bill’s specifics. My friend was kinda pissed. I mean politics is dirty right? Why play fair? I would have said “My thoughts and prayers are with you. You will win this election too”. How will he know who got the vote? I needed the help now. Anyway, it didn’t happen.
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    Speaking of dirty politics, here's Ted Scumbag Cruz for ya - Ted Cruz Campaign Accused of Violating Texas Law with Deceptive Mailer Disguised as ‘Summons’

    He's been spreading rumors that Beto wants to outlaw BBQ and make Texans eat tofu.

    I will let his fellow republicans speak for him,

    "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you." ~Lindsey Graham

    Cruz is "Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”~ John Boehner at Stanford University.
    (Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh')

    That said @Laks09 thank you for this thread. I will be here pouring my angst until the midterms, after that heaven/universe forbid, if congress doesn't change hands I am going to need therapy.
     

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