2016 US Presidential Elections - who do you side with?

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Halva
Supporter in '10

Post   » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:54 am


Apparently if I was living in the USA, I'd want to vote for Bernie Sanders first and Hillary Clinton second. Fairly unsurprising!

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pigjes
Cavy Comic

Post   » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:37 am


Trump scares me. As all locals here that I speak to in Belgium, we shiver about the thought of him getting elected. To us, he's as bad as Palin, lol.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:38 am


Me too - Bernie 1st, Hillary 2nd.

Unfortunately, I don't think Bernie can win a general election. He's a socialist. That won't fly with swing voters in this country. In fact, it's almost a dirty word among many (most?) Americans - scares the bejesus out of them.

Trump is almost as bad as Palin. He's Palin minus born again. Although I do think he has more smarts than her, which isn't saying much.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:18 am


A democratic socialist. I ran across a cool list saying if you support such and such, you might be a democratic socialist.

Don't have the link right now but will look for it.

Bernie gets results. He is more mainstream than one would think.

Can't find it but this might help:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/29/1078852/-75-Ways-Socialism-Has-Improved-America

List was similar from a long time ago:
http://soaps.sheknows.com/board/115078/

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:50 am


Halva, I was surpised it suggested I would vote for Bernie, too.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:47 am


I think Halva was not surprised. ;-)

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:14 am


That I Would vote for Bernie or she would?

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:20 am


Not surprised that Bernie was the choice that corresponded to her views.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:57 am


Some online quizzes are pretty much BS, but this one didn't seem so.

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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:08 pm


Pigjes, plenty of us in the US scared that Trump will actually get somewhere with his run. People see his [removed] as a good thing vs a disgrace. Mr doesn't think he'll get the nod, but he didn't think we'd get Bush part 2, either.

Erinspigs

Post   » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:44 am


Everyone more experienced in politics keeps telling me know way Trump will be president.

But he keeps doing the best in polls and when I listen to talk radio or overhear people talking about presidential race they all keep saying how they love what he's saying, and he's "what we need"

It's frightening, I did my research thanks to GLers, he's not what we need, I don't think.

JX4

Post   » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:19 am


If Trump gets elected President, no other country will have anything to do with us. He may be able to bully other business people (even foreign ones) at a negotiating table, but other countries' leaders can just walk away.

He also has no idea what he's talking about half the time and quotes "facts" that aren't true at all. He thinks that just because people let him get away with bullying because of his personal fortune that that means he could get away with it as President with other countries. Won't fly, IMO.

So far I don't really like anyone running -- Dem or Rep -- except MAYBE Kasik (sp?). But that's just because there are times he has actually followed his conscience even if it doesn't agree with his party politics. Haven't studied him well enough to know if I'd vote for him in the end, though.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:42 am


The media tend to not call out liars. Don't question untruths at all.

Megan Kelly was gentle compared to what is in store for him if he ends up in any real debates.

Go Bernie! Can't be bought!

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:29 am



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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:40 pm


I had read the one about Carson but not the other one. Not pretty, not pretty at all!

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:53 pm


There is not very much I can put politely in print what we Aberdonians think of Donald Trump and his arrogant, bullying behaviour. A good golf course (if you're a golfer) it may be but at what expense? It certainly never turned out to be the great job provider as promised, ruined the protected dunes and surrounding landscape and upset the locals who he expected to give up their homes so they didn't 'ruin the view' along with the offshore turbines.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-bullied-a-90-year ... -6?r=US&IR=T

http://www.salon.com/2015/06/27/donald_trump_is_even_more_of ... l_disasters/

http://www.scotsman.com/news/donald-trump-s-star-greenkeeper-sacked-over-wall-of-earth-1-833456

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394484/Donald-Trump ... rs-home.html

... and many many more!

To have him as president is a joke and a nightmare especially since the Scottish Government are fawning over him, but then I don't have much time for them either!

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:08 pm


I have a cousin that told me she just might vote for Trump. No way for me! I'm sure there is someone much better qualified to be President. I'm watching several candidates on both sides of the aisle.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:40 pm


Do check out the www.isidewith.com link. You don't want to be watching a dud!

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:01 pm


I used a site like that for the UK general election. This one comes out for me as 86% Biden and 81% Bernie. Trump is 51%. I'm disappointed I agree with him on anything!

bpatters
And got the T-shirt

Post   » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:04 pm


I guess I need to take it again. I don't think Biden was in the mix when I did it before.

Trumps got a couple of ideas I don't mind, like a graduated tax, and rebuilding the highways. But that's about the end of my agreement with him.

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