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« on: August 6, 2015, 08:50:41 AM »
Where is Corkboy when you need him? The first debate is tomorrow - all eyes on The Donald. I like this from the comments section:

...apologies to Harpo Marx, one way to keep the debate from becoming unwieldy would be to frame each question as a yes-or-no and equip each candidate with a squeeze horn. You know, one honk for yes and two for no.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/us/fox-news-moderators-look-for-ways-to-keep-10-candidates-on-their-toes.html?ref=politics

Who Is Running for President?

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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #1 on: August 6, 2015, 12:13:34 PM »
The only ones saying something intelligent about the future of the world is Bernie Sanders from the democrats and Rand Paul for the republicans. The rest are kind of status quo, horrible for that country and the world if there is a new Clinton/Bush dynasty.

Will be funny to hear Trump, he acctually speak some sense at times, then he says stuff that makes no sense whatsoever, he will try to bring back that old Reagen patriotism, and some of the americans are very weak for that.
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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #2 on: August 6, 2015, 01:54:28 PM »
Donald Drumpf: The greatest bullshit artist America has to offer.
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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #3 on: August 6, 2015, 04:14:13 PM »
I'm intrigued by John Kasich.
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« Reply #4 on: August 6, 2015, 05:11:41 PM »
I think that's harsh on Clinton. She is speaking intelligently about the future of the world too. You might not like her, or agree with her, or think it's ethical to have another of the ruling families in power again, but you cannot accuse her of being bat-shit crazy like Trump.

Also she gets bonus points for those convos where her/her team are slagging off Cameron and Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ;D.

Trump is terrifying. He should be terrifying for Republicans, for Americans and for the rest of the fucking world. But I dearly hope he brings Palin on board like he suggested he wanted to. You pay good money for that sort of entertainment.

I'd echo that.

I'm not terrified of Trump, simply because I think he's going to collapse in on himself like a dying star. If he's still seriously in the running 6 months from now, then it's time to get scared.
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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #5 on: August 6, 2015, 06:04:42 PM »
I'm not worried about trump either. I think he's going to fall on his face in the debates. He'll have his own 'oops' moment.

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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #6 on: August 6, 2015, 06:18:51 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: August 6, 2015, 06:21:39 PM »
Trump's excelling now as he doesn't come across as a typical candidate.

Just recently, a bunch of Republicans went to some secretive Koch Brothers retreat.

Trump called them out as "begging for money" and labeled them as "puppets."

On Twitter no less.

@realDonaldTrump: I wish good luck to all of the Republican candidates that traveled to California to beg for money etc. from the Koch Brothers. Puppets?

Not a "DC Insider" either.

Must appeal to a lot of frustrated people.

Of course his policies and words are crazy. But for now, he'll have his little fun.
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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #8 on: August 6, 2015, 07:04:22 PM »
Does the GOP debate kick off at 9 in the UK?

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« Reply #9 on: August 6, 2015, 07:13:45 PM »
Excited for the unintentional comedy event of the year tonight! Thanks to Rolling Stone, my friends and I may be having difficult days at work tomorrow.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-official-gop-debate-drinking-game-rules-20150805

I'm a Sanders guy 100%. He's like Trump in a way, in that people are taken by surprise by how unabashedly open and not typically politically wishy washy they are when they speak, except Sanders has a brain, a conscience, and a clarity of track record to accompany that. When people say there's no way he can win because of X,Y, or Z, I cringe, because I find 9 times out of 10 that they are either giving a damning assessment of the corrupt state of our current political process, or are, in an indirect way, calling a majority of Americans too stupid for it to happen.

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« Reply #10 on: August 6, 2015, 07:15:58 PM »
I urge all Republicans to take a shot everytime the word Benghazi is used tonight..........
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« Reply #11 on: August 6, 2015, 07:44:33 PM »
Just watched C4 news rundown of the Republican candidates are they all a little bit mental machine gun bacon.

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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #12 on: August 6, 2015, 08:00:27 PM »
Huckabee, Trump, Cruz, Carson are the most intense of the crazy/hyperbolic candidates IMO. Rubio, Paul, Bush will probably be looking quite sane and intelligent in comparison.

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Re: U.S. election, 2016 (and the primaries)
« Reply #13 on: August 6, 2015, 08:48:23 PM »
Whose Favourite to be next USA President?

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« Reply #14 on: August 6, 2015, 08:50:00 PM »
Whose Favourite to be next USA President?

It is times like this Jersey and Corky are missed.
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« Reply #16 on: August 6, 2015, 08:59:25 PM »
I urge all Republicans to take a shot everytime the word Benghazi is used tonight..........

Or 'email'

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« Reply #17 on: August 6, 2015, 09:10:03 PM »

A Clinton followed by a Bush.

How fucking depressing.

Sanders getting on a potential democratic would be amazing.
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« Reply #18 on: August 6, 2015, 09:16:11 PM »
Sanders wins and he gives Warren all the finance/economic reform policies
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« Reply #19 on: August 6, 2015, 09:36:34 PM »
Sanders guy here too. It's funny how there are more Sanders supporters outside the States than there are in it. If they let Europe vote maybe, he would win hands down. And he's only left of center by western European standards.

I thought Ron Paul could have been a great presidential candidate for the Republicans in 2008 and 2012. He'd certainly have given Obama a stiffer fight than Romney in 2012, where Obama handed Romney his ass in the debates. He's just too sane for the Fox News nuts. Probably the only Republican candidate worthy of being president in a long while. Is Rand Paul similar to his dad?
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« Reply #20 on: August 6, 2015, 09:42:18 PM »
Oh and CNN have confirmed that they will be holding the first Democratic debate in October.

I wish Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert could moderate one to remove the obvious media bias and ask some tough questions to both sides.
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« Reply #21 on: August 6, 2015, 09:49:24 PM »
Sanders guy here too. It's funny how there are more Sanders supporters outside the States than there are in it. If they let Europe vote maybe, he would win hands down. And he's only left of center by western European standards.

I thought Ron Paul could have been a great presidential candidate for the Republicans in 2008 and 2012. He'd certainly have given Obama a stiffer fight than Romney in 2012, where Obama handed Romney his ass in the debates. He's just too sane for the Fox News nuts. Probably the only Republican candidate worthy of being president in a long while. Is Rand Paul similar to his dad?

Ron Paul and "sane" are not words that go together. In pretty much any circumstance. 

He would have been absolutely trounced by Obama, far worse than Romney was.
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« Reply #22 on: August 6, 2015, 09:54:06 PM »
Ron Paul and "sane" are not words that go together. In pretty much any circumstance. 

He would have been absolutely trounced by Obama, far worse than Romney was.

Of the debates I've watched from 2008-12, Paul seemed to have the least extreme ideas among all Republican candidates (although his operative word was "freedom", to every issue). Guess I have to read/watch more!
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« Reply #23 on: August 6, 2015, 09:56:01 PM »
Of the debates I've watched from 2008-12, Paul seemed to have the least extreme ideas among all Republican candidates. Guess I have to read/watch more!
He doesn't like war, which is why both the democrats and republicans hate him.

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« Reply #24 on: August 6, 2015, 10:06:21 PM »
He doesn't like war, which is why both the democrats and republicans hate him.

He also supports legalizing pot and gay marriage. Although he opposes abortion, Social Security, taxing the rich and gun regulations so I can see where Lone Star Red comes from.
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« Reply #25 on: August 6, 2015, 10:08:00 PM »
I think we're digressing from the topic so here's a video of Bobby Jindal being an idiot :D

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« Reply #26 on: August 6, 2015, 10:08:38 PM »
I agree with Rand Paul on government surveillance but apart from that and legalizing pot and gay marriage....

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« Reply #27 on: August 6, 2015, 10:12:50 PM »
The early debate is on Fox news right now.

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« Reply #28 on: August 6, 2015, 10:15:47 PM »
Ron Paul and his ideas pretty much inspired the rising of the Tea Party. Surprised anyone on this site would support him.
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« Reply #29 on: August 6, 2015, 10:41:47 PM »
I agree with Rand Paul on government surveillance but apart from that and legalizing pot and gay marriage....
Yeah, that's pretty much where the agreement ends.

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« Reply #30 on: August 6, 2015, 11:56:23 PM »
Ron Paul and his ideas pretty much inspired the rising of the Tea Party. Surprised anyone on this site would support him.

Really, seemed more like the american voters daring to elect a black man had more to do with it than that, his ideas already had the libertarian party.

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« Reply #31 on: August 7, 2015, 01:59:54 AM »
Fucking get on with it.

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« Reply #32 on: August 7, 2015, 02:07:58 AM »
That was an interesting start.

Fox going for Trump right from the start.
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« Reply #33 on: August 7, 2015, 02:14:43 AM »
Trump: I don't have time to talk respectfully to women.

Big cheer for sexism from the crowd.

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« Reply #34 on: August 7, 2015, 02:49:43 AM »
This is a car crash.

A big cheer for torture.

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« Reply #35 on: August 7, 2015, 02:51:05 AM »
This debate is hilarious and sad. The idiots in crowd will clap for anything.

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« Reply #36 on: August 7, 2015, 03:52:17 AM »
"Have you heard from God?"

What kind of question is that.

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« Reply #37 on: August 7, 2015, 03:54:31 AM »
"Have you heard from God?"

What kind of question is that.

Seriously.

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« Reply #38 on: August 7, 2015, 04:43:01 AM »
I see you Ben Carson and John Kasich.
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« Reply #39 on: August 7, 2015, 06:11:06 AM »

Seriously.

Yes, he's said "Chase is an unacceptable first name and all Chases are to be vanquished".