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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1170 on: May 09, 2016, 08:43:54 pm »
Wait to see if if a third option with an actual chance of winning shows up.

When that doesn't happen, vote for the least worst, I guess?  There are plenty of good reasons not to like Clinton, but she doesn't say things that are so stupid and irresponsible that experts are left questioning reality:

http://www.marketplace.org/2016/05/06/economy/weekly-wrap/weekly-wrap-finding-silver-lining-jobs-report

You can skip to 2:40 for the Trump part.

And hey, let's see how that reunifying the GOP coalition is going:

http://time.com/4323009/donald-trump-southern-baptist-russell-moore-evangelicals-christianity/
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1171 on: May 09, 2016, 09:31:23 pm »
The "confessions" video that Inkling posted is excellent. Definitely watch it.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1172 on: May 10, 2016, 09:26:07 pm »
I assume some of you will want to hear Jonathan Liebowitz's thoughts on the campaign and Trump.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJnbcn7mZ14" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJnbcn7mZ14</a>

The full event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da5VYSPsoE0
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1173 on: May 11, 2016, 12:38:53 am »
I'm sick of that guy

**** or get of the pot, Jon.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1174 on: May 11, 2016, 09:22:08 am »
Oh man this interview is done by David Axelrod? HOLD ME!

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1175 on: May 11, 2016, 02:28:22 pm »
I'm sick of that guy

**** or get of the pot, Jon.

I'm not really sure what you're getting at here, this is the first I've heard from Stewart in months.  What do you want him to do or say?
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1176 on: May 11, 2016, 02:37:41 pm »
Run for office
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1177 on: May 11, 2016, 03:16:14 pm »
Oh man.

Thank you eropS, I needed that laugh.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1178 on: May 11, 2016, 03:17:56 pm »
Jon would probably rather kill himself.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1179 on: May 11, 2016, 04:55:56 pm »
Meh, he's had one foot in the politics and the other in the comedian for too long imo. Especially considering how involved he was for the 9/11 benefits bill. The guy sees the problems, knows how to fix them, has the brand power behind him. Run for office to change something, Jon, your ability to directly connect with voters gives you such a leg up it'd be trivial to do. If you care about the changes you want to see and are tired of the same old establishment problems then ****ing do something about it.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1180 on: May 11, 2016, 08:20:15 pm »
Mocking or critiquing politics, even advocating for certain key issues is one thing.  Actually being an elected official is entirely different.  What do you think is harder, being a quarterback, or being the announcer up in the booth?  As a legislator he could work on his key issues, sure.  But he'd have to deal with all the mundane stuff too.  And then there's all the events to attend and constituent services to provide.  And the campaigning and fundraising.  Endless, nagging, prostrating yourself for cash fundraising.  Stewart stepped back from doing a tv show four or five times a night to be an executive producer and spend more time with his pigs, what makes you think he'd want to dive into the procedural bullcrap of elected office?

Stewart has made some very significant contributions, but in the end he's a talking head.  And there's a reason talking heads almost never run for office.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1181 on: May 11, 2016, 09:02:18 pm »
but in the end he's a talking head.

Hence my general disillusionment with the guy
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1182 on: May 11, 2016, 09:15:17 pm »
But why would you expect more in the first place?  To drive my analogy into the ground, it's like being upset that Bob Costas never tries to pitch for the MLB.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1183 on: May 11, 2016, 09:43:19 pm »
IDK, I was young, he held that Rally and I was really hoping he would actually attempt to restore sanity, he was way more active than your average pundit when it came to legislation he cared about, I guess I sort of believed in the guy, **** me, right?


If Al ****ing Franken can be a senator it's obviously not rocket science. Jon should've stepped up
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #1184 on: May 12, 2016, 07:13:44 am »