2016 US Presidential Elections - who do you side with?

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:26 pm


Lisam posted this on another thread. I think it's a great exercise to see whose views you most closely align with. If it's unexpected, it's worth learning more about that particular candidate.

http://www.isidewith.com

The site also lets you look much more closely at exactly what a candidate believes.

After filling this out, looks like I'm Bernie all the way! (with Hillary a little ways behind).

Sasha the pig

Post   » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:09 pm


Me to!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:34 am


This is very cool. I thought it would be either very left or right-leaning but it seems pretty objective. Thanks for sharing.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:05 am


Interesting. The first time I took it it said I sided with Marco Rubio first and Hilary Clinton second. That was answereing just yes/no.

The second time I answered the more in-depth ones I sided with 1) Hilary C, 2) Bernie Sanders 3) Marco M.

Doesn't sound like me but still pretty cool.

Erinspigs

Post   » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:50 am


I think Donald Trump is going to steal this election. I don't know a lot about politics but I think Americans are tired of hearing the same story told in different ways yet getting the same poor result over and over.

He might be a buffoon, but at least he’s not a phony. All the others seem like phonies to me.

bpatters
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Post   » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:35 am


I dunno, Erinspigs, Trump seems pretty phony to me. For all his bombast about being "the greatest jobs president ever," one of his corporations just applied for permission to import 1100 immigrant workers for an installation in South Florida -- cooks, waiters, etc. Just the sort of people he could find anywhere in America if he were willing to pay a living wage. Somehow that doesn't seem like job creation.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:19 pm


Ditto bpatters. You start poking around, you won't like what you see.

I think any likely Democratic nominee would tear him to pieces in a debate. He plays very loose with the facts.

I don't think he has much chance of being elected president. Maybe the Republican nomination, but not president.

Erinspigs

Post   » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:22 pm


Maybe he's telling the same story but in a way I haven't heard. Damn another phony. Its kind of incredible he's even in it though. I think he's like a bad sports team that somehow makes it into the playoffs. The longer they stick around the more dangerous they are

piggypie

Post   » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:30 pm


Also Erinspigs, Trump has gone bankrupt many times. Do you really want someone with four bankruptcies running your economy? I don't think he's serious about being the president. I think it's a bit of a distraction from what's really happening in other areas.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:19 pm


And the wives!

Erinspigs

Post   » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:21 pm


I was just reading about the bankruptcies. How can he be worth 10 billion dollars if he stiffed all those people out of casino doe? I wondered about that.

I was also reading about one small person (in his terminology) who won't sell his land in Scotland so Trump can build one of his golf courses and he is holding up the whole shebang. I guess the more I read about Trump the more evil and a big BSer he seems to be.

Yet there he will be front and center for the Republican presidential debates. Must be kind of discouraging for the other people who made politics their careers and here comes the big loud guy with a comb over. Pretty crazy

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pig party

Post   » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:05 am


I was interested to hear a remark made that the election campaign trail, as is now, first began with JFK (in view of money spent and broadcasted coverage) and gave rise to what we see today. And that it forces any would be candidates to follow the same pattern or risk losing not through policies, or lack of them, but because of popular media coverage and perception.

Is that a fair observation?

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:06 am


There is a current view by some that the most outrageous statements by Republican candidates are made to get some coverage for themselves because Trump seems to be getting it all.

Bookfan
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Post   » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 am


I think that's a fair observation, pig party.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:05 am


Ditto Lynx and Bookfan.

Erinspigs

Post   » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:24 pm


I watched the debate, if you can call it that, and it was hideous. 10 grown men that are supposed to be leaders, appearing as if they were second graders trying to get the teachers attention.

It's so pathetic. I thought about the possible reality that one of those men might be my commander in chief some day. A really troubling thought.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:23 pm


Isn't it though? The more I poke around, the more upset I get. Donald is a loose cannon though, he's going to say something stupid and get us in a war or something.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:28 pm


He won't get elected.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:41 am


I hope this site will be up next year closer to the election. It will be interesting to see what people put in then and if people who put in the same thing will be told they side with different candidates.

One of our radio stations is very right wing, but even some of its listeners find Trump too whacked out.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:12 am


This article about Trump from The Guardian was interesting:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/20/donald-trump-republican-truthteller

But don't get me wrong - the Mississippi would have to freeze over in July before I'd vote for Trump.

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