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Re: US Politics Thread

Post by Bandit » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:56 am

Pro wrestler Nick Gage has some feelings about the Trump family and Kimberly Guilfoyle he would like to share.



It's the greatest endorsement I've ever seen and Biden should turn it into an ad.

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Re: US Politics Thread

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Can't argue with any of this!

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We all knew when he started being a dumbass on Twitter again it was sign he was going to pull through.

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Ocelot, what would Rick Martel say about this?

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Post by Bandit » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:29 am

Fat 70 year old with COVID just predicted Biden would die in 2 months if he was elected.


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Post by Bandit » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:32 am

I don't think they want to run an election against Pence. They've put all of their chips in on this being a referendum on Trump. Pence on the surface is a reasonable candidate. Dig deeper and he would be scarier than Trump because he sincerely hates the LGBTQ community and sincerely wants to end abortion (compared to Trump who pays it lip service but you know he has paid for a dozen abortions in his life.) So they would be better off running against the crazy guy hopped up on steroids and amphetamines pretending he isn't sick.

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Post by pixel » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:48 am

Pence is peak Midwest moral and religious conservativism, which scares me. He's been responsible for stuff like refusing to support a needle exchange as a small-town HIV outbreak grew.

Regressive policies like this represent the worst of the GOP. I can understand being opposed to a needle exchange under normal circumstances, but it's reckless during a HIV pandemic. The hardline right-wing authoritarianism that Pence represents is bullshit. And then to prescribe that viewpoint as an attempt to protect religious (Christianity) freedom is the cherry on top.

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Post by Bandit » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:36 am

Yeah, I was thinking about that. Trump is absolutely a racist that showed his true colors back in 1989 with his behavior towards the Central Park Five. So I'm not saying he is the lesser of two evils. But Trump is beatable when the election is a referendum on Donald Trump. But I would see a lot of independent voters who think Trump is a cunt and responsible for COVID going back to the GOP if Pence was the nominee. And the kind of politician he is wins. McCain lost because everybody in the country hated Republicans after the economy crashed and Romney lost because he was a caricature of the out of touch rich douchebag we all hate. But Pence is closer to the George W. Bush "ah shucks, I'm just a regular guy who loves Jesus and America" that a large part of the country loves. Even liberals like Bush now just because he isn't Donald Trump.

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But Pence is closer to the George W. Bush "ah shucks, I'm just a regular guy who loves Jesus and America" that a large part of the country loves.
I know lots of people that would immediately jump at the chance to vote for a Pence presidency because he's viewed as the ideal steady-handed Christian man. I think, if he was still governor, Pence would've been rode out on a rail like Sam Brownback in Kansas.
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Even liberals like Bush now just because he isn't Donald Trump.
Bush got lucky by getting out of office at the height of the 2007 banking/housing crisis. Plus, he benefits from that warm afterglow of being well liked immediately after 9/11. Polling is still contentious on whether it was right or wrong to invade Iraq.

But in a perfect world, the Bush family would've been a stronger voice for moderate conservatism with a heavy emphasis on pragmatic economic policy. Instead, both father and son became puppets of the neo-cons in 1988 and 2000. But that's a rant I've already gone on too many times. :olol:

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It's insane that Iraq is up for debate given what we know.

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Post by pixel » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:42 am

:olol:

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Post by ian » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:15 am

So I understand you have to be Born in the US. AND at least 35 to be president.

But why is there no cap on age?
Surely once people hit 70, their mind is starting to fade, and many males die in their 70’s.
Y’all should make it so you have to be between 30 and 60 to run. And a sitting president may run again at 64 so that they can serve the full 8 years and retire before they hit 70.

Ideally you’d want someone 40-50 in charge, but when both primary candidates are geriatrics, it doesn’t exactly say FUTURE OF OUR GREAT NATION! :olol:
Hank Azaria not playing Apu on the Simpsons will make the role as irrelevant as the Simpsons has been as a series since 1999!

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Post by Bandit » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:22 am

I agree. But it isn't in the Constitution because they didn't expect people to live this long. George Washington died at 67 and that was considered old age in the 1700s. If you lived to the ages of Trump and Biden you were a feeble old man who had long since retired.

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Re: US Politics Thread

Post by pixel » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:52 am

Bandit wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:22 am
If you lived to the ages of Trump and Biden you were a feeble old man who had long since retired.
Or you were Rip Van Winkle :olol:

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