Discussion: The DEMOCRATIC P - Part 2

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  1. KevanG

    KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Really? Think of the children!

    She's not getting MY vote.

    *Harrumph* :o
     
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  2. Aximili86

    Aximili86 Well-Known Member

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    I mean, the hardcore conspiracy theorist birther types are morons, but it's also pretty funny none of you seem all that bothered by Warren's own behavior. We immediately (and rightfully) throw vitrol at people falsely claiming military valor and stuff, probably should be consistent with someone falsely claiming to be a pretty-horribly-persecuted minority.

    Even if the college admission stuff gets disproven and she didn't financially benefit from it, it's still a ****ty thing to do. Not sure the criticism's unwarranted.
     
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  3. Chance Jackson

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    Unless something happened that I haven't heard there is no evidence the claim is false and since native Americans aren't anywhere near the forefront of the criticism I'm inclined to dismiss it as unwarranted
     
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  4. Chance Jackson

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    I was just about to say the same thing. Warren is a former republic and she is being considered an extremist??? Our Overton Window got F***ed in the 90s thanks to Bill Clinton's 3rdway, triangulation, well fair queen propaganda and Fox News and it still hasn't been corrected yet
     
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  5. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I couldn't care less about Warren's heritage. :p
     
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  6. chaseter

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    Everyone should put Native American on applications if Warren can be absolved publicly.

    (I don’t think race should be a factor in any hiring or admissions.)
     
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  7. Elektra1

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    Right, because before affirmative action, colleges were almost completely white because whites are just smarter. :o
     
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  8. LTuser

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    I'd say look to what the Native American tribes themselves say on it..
    Coming from https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/na...nd-politics/uK9pGOl4JBmqmRUcxTNj3H/story.html

    The ONLY spot i see race being a factor, is if you are applying to a racing TEAM and thus your RACING history matters!:woot:
     
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  9. DJ Kornphlake

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    Got to do my part and voted today in PA.

    Also an end to all the fear-mongering Rick Saccone ads and mail flyers, finally.
     
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    This person also thinks Sanders is some sort of extremist for campaigning for stuff that is at the center of politics in other countries.

    He calls himself a centrist.
     
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  11. MagnarTheGreat

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    The PA House District race is in recount territory right now with Lamb (D) ahead by 0.4% with 95% in.

    This is a district that Trump won by 20 points (McCain and Romney also won here) and had a Republican representative previously since winning in 2002.
     
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  12. KevanG

    KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Right now it's down to about a hundred votes difference between the two.

    D - 109,945
    R - 109,850
     
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  13. MagnarTheGreat

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    These PA districts are heavily gerrymandered by Republicans years ago to overtly favor and protect Republican electoral prospects.

    That's why there's the hubbub about the PA Supreme Court redrawing the map to be more fair which will affect the fall's election.
     
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    A little disappointing because I had thought the Democrat had it in the bag based on turnout. If it’s this close I can see it going to the courts.
     
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  16. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    This is my thought as well. :)
     
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  17. godisawesome

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    Newest numbers from CNN give Lamb an 800 vote lead now while they're still counting the absentee ballots. And reportedly the absentee ballots are more likely to favor Lamb, coming from a more Democratic county, and because absentee ballots were covered more by the Democrat's ground game in the lead up to the election.
     
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  18. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I like the sound of that. :)
     
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  19. Sithborg

    Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    It is going to be a nail biter.
     
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  20. LTuser

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    From what i remember about the court's ruling, is the redistricting went from favoring the GOP, to now favoring the Dems..

    Understand what? That states have low thresh-holds for recounts? OR why even have recounts??
     
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    Different recount rules apply for the technicality if it's state-wide or not in PA.

    There is no automatic recount unless it's a state-wide race. This was not, so there is no automatic recount. I don't think it should be technical differences for whether a recount happens or not but there is.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/p...edistricting-map-coverage-guide-20180308.html

    That is how the Republicans redrew the map back in 2011 and rigged the map to favor themselves. That's the real 'rigged' system: it's called gerrymandering. The popular vote is split 50/50, but overwhelmingly the districts go to the Republicans as they designed them to. The PA Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.
     
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  22. fancyarcher

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    Democrats continue to overperform 2006. If things follow we're looking at a massive midterm seat takeover. Trump becoming president was the worse thing that could have happened to the GOP.
     
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  23. Sithborg

    Sithborg Oooh, plot twist!

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    Republicans are wearing their brown pants.

    Can't wait to see the number of retirements in the coming weeks.
     
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  24. SV Fan

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    How bad were these flyers?
     
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  25. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    Any idea how long before they officially call the Pennsylvania race?
     
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