2016 US Presidential Elections - who do you side with?

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mmeadow
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Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:33 pm


Oh yeah, and his awful Socialist medical program is almost identical to the one championed here in Massachusetts by that notorious radical extremist Mitt Romney.

Crazy4me

Post   » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:58 am


I am for healthcare for all, like Bernie said it is a right. There are people who work for minimum wage, and can't afford health insurance.

Republicans will always fault Obama for something. What really burned my butt is when Paul Ryan who put terms on his being speaker of the house; he wanted to be with his family every weekend or something like that. Who the blank does he think he is, when there are people who work two to three jobs just to pay the bills and put food on the table for their family, and struggle everyday to make ends meet.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:34 am


Consider the criticism that would fall heavily on a woman who made that statement. She would not be "fit for the job".

GPIG

Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:13 am


"I think Donald Trump is going to steal this election"

Wow EP, just saw that from August. You may have been right, he's half way there.

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:14 am


How the hell did we get here?

GPIG

Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:20 am


I don't know bpatters. Comb over big mouth is riding a runaway freight train, I'm afraid.

Erinspigs

Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:34 am


Early August I might add :) I don't know anything about elections but I thought about sports which I know a little about. Sometimes good teams don't get it done and when they allow bad teams to hang around and stay in it the bad team often gets momentum and then dangerous.

Living where we do we here about The Donald all the time and he sounds like a jerk. Could I get in trouble for calling a president a jerk? Nah.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:52 am


It is still possible he will flame out. I notice my county Republicans voted for Rubio and trashed Trump locally. He has a presence here in central Virginia (Charlottesville - Albemarle County). A winery and a hotel I think. I do not think he's very popular here.

Bookfan
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:19 am


"Comb over big mouth" Ha, ha, ha!

Ok so, Lynx. I always like to analyze in case you haven't noticed. I suspect your local area, being a university town, would have less support for a comb over big mouth like Trump & more for a legitimate, although right wing candidate like Rubio. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:19 pm


The city of Charlottesville is very progressive. The county, not so much. Thomas Jefferson is big here (Monticello - on all your nickels) is maybe 3 miles from my home.

I don't think your average Republican is happy with their choices.

Talking to a brother last night by phone, I see him voting for some Republican based on his one-issue anti-abortion stance. What I so wish is that pro-lifers would look at the big picture. Once they force a birth, it's hands off and you're on your own (pulling support for people who can't afford it). I read something written by a nun months ago who felt the Republican party did not have Christian values (my fuzzy memory - but this is the gist). Republicans NOT having Christian values is so true.

This is not the nun I was thinking of (I believe) but is an example of what I meant:
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/05/catholic-nun-brings-her-star-power-to-dnc/comment-page-7/

GrannyJu1
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:55 pm


I thought I'd throw my opinion in the mix, although I don't really like to talk politics or religion.

I'm old enough to know that 99.9% of the badmouthing of presidents is party talk, so I tend to ignore it after a little research in my memory banks. I was 21 when I badmouthed Reagan without voting and got a good reaming from a coworker. I absolute deserved it and was absolutely wrong regarding my comment. I learned my lesson then. Kind of, hahaha. I've voted for people who've won and I've voted for people who've lost. I can tell you this:

I am flat terrified that Trump will somehow win the Presidency. I so do not want to be on this earth if that happens. Of course, I'm of the opinion that not many will be left on this earth by the time that term ends if he's not impeached. Providing we get a chance to do that. All that man knows how to do is work his mouth and fire others for doing exactly what he's done in the past, then denied. Putting him that close to the red button will mean a Third World War, even if he doesn't fire first. His mouth is enough to set it off and he's arrogant enough to believe it's his right. I'm incredulous he made it this far, but not really surprised. Kind of reinforces my opinion of a lot of American people. I need to spend a bit more time on FB to see how my cousins, some of whom are radical Republicans, are talking.

That said, Clinton may not be wonderful a president, but as my husband says, she's all we have between us and Trump. Go Hilary (said with lots of hope).

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:32 pm


No, Bernie still has a chance. Don't write him off! Vote Bernie!!

Meanwhile, don't remember if this has been posted - John Oliver's take-down of Trump.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ

You must follow up watching Oliver's video with this page:

http://imgur.com/gallery/vpSMr

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meganmarie

Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:29 pm


Yes, I agree. Bernie did pretty wonderfully on Super tuesday. Most of the southern states we already knew that were going to vote for Hillary, did. He should do great on the one's coming up. Do not count Bernie out! He's looking the most favorable among the presidential candidates, as well.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:37 pm


I'm not writing off anyone else, but I'm also terrified of a Bad Hairpiece for President.

GrannyJu1
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:59 pm


Lynx, I'm LMAO indeed! That was so funny I'm saving to show to the husband. ((mumble) Need to figure out how to send that to the son!)

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mmeadow
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:17 pm


A couple of pieces (from Bloomberg View, a site I most certainly never visited before!) allaying fears about a Trump victory.

Along with the article itself, I also read quite a few of the comments on this one and found them very, very interesting. Lots of conservatives see through him.

Also this one.

Of course, it's really Hillary, almost certainly the next POTUS, whom we need to fear. She's not ignorant and impulsive, but she is very comfortable wielding US power in ways that appall me. And I wouldn't be surprised if her enemies in Congress slap her with impeachment the instant she takes her hand off the Bible.

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:28 pm


mmeadow, I agree that Congress would try to impeach Hillary, although I think they'll have to wait until she actually does something before they can try it.

But why do you say she's "comfortable wielding US power in ways that appall me?" The Secretary of State doesn't have a whole lot of power, and I'm curious as to what you mean.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:34 pm


bpatters, a quick link that makes some points about it:
http://www.salon.com/2015/10/14/hillary_is_still_the_democra ... y_dangerous/

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:13 pm


Big ditto to you mmeadow! I think she is scary and so much wish Bernie (war as a last resort) were in charge.

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:54 pm


I have a nephew that said he would not vote before he voted for a candidate that supports abortion. He is well educated and Christian. I am a Christian, but realize there are many issues to consider. I pray about the election before I vote.

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