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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1395 on: June 21, 2016, 11:12:34 am »
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1396 on: June 21, 2016, 11:16:31 am »
"Russian government" hackers. Hue.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1397 on: June 25, 2016, 12:08:17 pm »
Are they even voting on the platform yet?  I thought that would happen at the convention.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1398 on: June 25, 2016, 12:48:57 pm »
I also didn't realize that the platforms were being voted on. Wut?

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1399 on: June 25, 2016, 01:00:10 pm »
Yeah Trump's bringing out his single-payer healthcare plan right now.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1400 on: June 25, 2016, 03:23:57 pm »
Then maybe let's find some sources first?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1401 on: June 25, 2016, 04:43:18 pm »
I heard Trump bit a dog's head off on stage yesterday. No sources but my dad was there. Tell your friends!
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1402 on: June 25, 2016, 06:49:12 pm »
I will now be voting for him three times.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1403 on: June 25, 2016, 10:15:24 pm »
I know the feeling.  Also,

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPF_V0EOG4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMPF_V0EOG4</a>
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1404 on: June 26, 2016, 04:42:20 am »
Conservative George Will has left the GOP because of Trump's nomination.  He is now unaffiliated.

lol at least they've stopped pretending the party means anything

Draft of Dems' policy positions reflects Sanders' influence
« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 04:46:06 am by PatMan33 »

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1405 on: June 26, 2016, 02:28:02 pm »
There is a soundbite going around about how the Democratic Platform voted down universal healthcare (single payer), $15 minimum wage, fracking ban, carbon tax and opposing TPP.  However, I can't find a source to verify it.

I believe he is referring to this, guys: [source]

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The battle over the official Democratic Party platform began in earnest this Friday at a nine-hour meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, and already the sparks of tension seem to be outweighing the calls for “unity.”

The Democratic Party’s platform is an official statement of values on a wide range of issues, and while it is officially non-binding, the platform serves as a crucial guidepost for the entire party. The 2016 platform committee comprises fifteen members, with five members chosen by Bernie Sanders, six chosen by Hillary Clinton, and four chosen by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Sanders representative on the committee, attempted to insert language into the platform that stated Democrats would not hold a vote on the widely derided Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in order to effectively end the plan’s prospects, but the committee rejected Ellison’s proposal so as to avoid indirectly criticizing President Obama on the issue, despite both Sanders and Clinton being against the deal.

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The Democrats also voted to include the $15 minimum wage into the platform, even calling the current rate of $7.25 a “starvation wage.” However, there arose some confusion over this particular issue among progressive critics, as two further amendments introduced by Ellison that would have indexed the minimum wage to inflation, making it a truly “livable wage,” were voted down.

Bill McKibben, a Sanders appointee to the committee and prominent environmentalist who co-founded 350.org, attempted to insert language on both a carbon tax and a national moratorium on fracking, but both proposals were rejected in perhaps the most disappointing move of the proceedings.

The committee also rejected a single-payer Medicare-for-All plan in a decisive blow to one of Sanders’ key domestic policies. Hillary Clinton has stated in this election cycle that single-payer healthcare will “never, ever come to pass” despite supporting universal healthcare for most of her career. According to a Gallup poll conducted in May, 58% of Americans support a federally funded healthcare option. Only 48% of those polled wished to continue the Affordable Care Act.

So yep, looks like the DNC just shot down every single progressive plank but the $15 minimum wage.

Maybe do your own work next time when you make arbitrary claims, eh Chitoes?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1406 on: June 27, 2016, 04:20:21 am »
I don't find that topic very amusing.

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Re: 2016 Elections
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1408 on: June 27, 2016, 11:54:32 am »
Is that what I think it is?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1409 on: June 27, 2016, 04:19:49 pm »
Is that what I think it is?

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