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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1186 on: May 13, 2016, 04:13:18 pm »
I'm increasingly starting to feel like we're all just simulacra in Donald Trump's fantasy universe.

DO I EVEN EXIST?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1187 on: May 14, 2016, 12:08:14 am »
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1188 on: May 14, 2016, 11:44:17 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEsb9MftJC8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEsb9MftJC8</a>

Summary starting at 1:10:

-Speaker wants to take a vote on passing the "temporary convention rules" and asks for a yes or no from the body.
-Crowd says no. Boos. Yells. Does everything to indicate "no" including screaming "no" during the "yea" portion.
-Speaker reminds everyone that the decision cannot be debated once closed and decides to pass the new rules, giving Hillary a win.
-Crowd hasn't even reached their final form yet.

Hey I'm all for states' rights, but they clearly can't handle this whole "national election" thing. Time to standardize the whole setup.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1189 on: May 15, 2016, 12:28:03 am »
Voice votes for anything remotely contentious are bs.  And state conventions are often trainwrecks.

It would be very difficult to pass, I think, but some uniform rules for state party processes would be fantastic.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1190 on: May 15, 2016, 12:52:27 am »
It would be very difficult to pass, I think, but some uniform rules for state party processes would be fantastic.

AKA: We can't rig it so we're never changing it to be like that.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1191 on: May 15, 2016, 05:07:40 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_7c0I8ODKw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_7c0I8ODKw</a>

More in-depth explanation.

America is a sham! Hooray!

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1192 on: May 17, 2016, 02:34:42 pm »
Yeah, that's a jungle primary.  They have it in Louisiana, too.  I have no idea if it's a good system or not, but I like seeing the states try different things.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1193 on: May 18, 2016, 10:17:06 am »
That could go pretty badly if a vote result was like:

Seat 1: John Smith (D) - 43
Seat 2: Paul Weaver (D) - 40
Total = 83

Also-rans:

James Drake (R) - 39
Sally Jackson (R) - 35
Michael Bolter (R) - 32
Sam Crane (R) - 29
Total = 135

62% of voters voted (R) and 100% of the seats are (D).



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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1194 on: May 18, 2016, 03:46:06 pm »
Yeah, in theory it could give third party and independent candidates a chance.  In reality you can end up with a general election with two people from the same party.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1195 on: May 18, 2016, 03:57:12 pm »
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1196 on: May 19, 2016, 04:58:05 am »
oh we doing spiderman?

No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: 2016 Elections
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1198 on: May 22, 2016, 06:08:00 pm »
So, Bernie has endorsed and is fundraising for Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary opponent.  I think this is might be what a political party civil war looks like.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1199 on: May 22, 2016, 08:33:30 pm »
It's pretty great!

Very happy to see the chaos engage.