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Offline Spock

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2015, 08:47:16 am »
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Offline max_cady

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2015, 02:22:41 am »
That's standard procedure for Democrats, no need to dwell on it. Anyway, there's a bit of a shake-up on the GOP side, Carson's down, Trump's up. The big news is that Rubio and Cruz are this close to snagging the number 2 spot.


Americans seem to enjoyed Trump's responses to the Paris massacre and while Carson did OK too, he didn't seem to come off as tough. It's one of those situations where Carson's polite and soft spoken atittude works against him, IMO.



I've mention before, Rubio is the strongest overall out of all the candidates, though Cruz is also very likeable.

Offline pcm92

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2015, 08:16:09 pm »
That's standard procedure for Democrats, no need to dwell on it. Anyway, there's a bit of a shake-up on the GOP side, Carson's down, Trump's up. The big news is that Rubio and Cruz are this close to snagging the number 2 spot.


Americans seem to enjoyed Trump's responses to the Paris massacre and while Carson did OK too, he didn't seem to come off as tough. It's one of those situations where Carson's polite and soft spoken atittude works against him, IMO.



I've mention before, Rubio is the strongest overall out of all the candidates, though Cruz is also very likeable.
The only reason Carson lost first place was because he "lied" about being violent. I would be ok with Marco Rubio being in first place. He's a lot better than Donald Trump.

Offline Tad

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2015, 01:08:57 pm »
Just seen what Trump did and said here in the UK...how on earth is he still in the running?

It's just...bewildering.
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Offline max_cady

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2015, 03:36:52 pm »
If Hillary can run despite having so much bad press (Clinton Foundation and the Benghazi debacle), I'm not suprised Trump can still make it.


It pains me to say but Trump does have one good thing going for him. Yes, he's a bit of a bully and sometimes he acts very alpha male-ish. But the fact that remains is that he means what he says and says what he means. That's the sad aspect of politics, you can say the biggest pile of horses***, but if you say with just enough conviction people will buy into it.


I heard he got a lot of flack over his comments on some muslims cheering on 9/11, but there's enough evidence to suggest that he wasn't too far off from the truth, though.

Offline Happy Cat

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2015, 04:01:58 pm »
I have no interest in the election this year. Barely anyone besides Trump is getting attention at the moment. There is no one on the democratic side that stands out, IMO. There is no Obama. Republican party is getting all the attention with all the racist and crazy things Trump says.

Democratic party isn't doing much to appeal to younger people at the moment I feel, and that is without a doubt what helped Obama win. will be interesting to see how things go.

Offline max_cady

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2015, 04:11:54 pm »
Obama was, IMO, both the best and worst thing that's ever happenned to the Democrat Party. But as his term is slowly coming to an end, it's clear that the party never thought that much ahead.


Jim Webb? Hillary? Sanders? Martin O' Malley?




Things seem much more interesting on the Republican Party's side right now. Carson, Trump, Fiorina, Rubio, Cruz. Can't wait for the next shake-up.


Scott Walker dropped very early on, but I can't say that I was surprised. He was barely a presence and he blew through all his campaign money in one go. Rand Paul looked promising, but I don't he's going anywhere. Same with Kasich and Jeb. I have no idea why Jeb is still running other than being Trump's punching bag.

Offline Tad

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2015, 01:41:30 pm »
If Hillary can run despite having so much bad press (Clinton Foundation and the Benghazi debacle), I'm not suprised Trump can still make it.


It pains me to say but Trump does have one good thing going for him. Yes, he's a bit of a bully and sometimes he acts very alpha male-ish. But the fact that remains is that he means what he says and says what he means. That's the sad aspect of politics, you can say the biggest pile of horses***, but if you say with just enough conviction people will buy into it.


I heard he got a lot of flack over his comments on some muslims cheering on 9/11, but there's enough evidence to suggest that he wasn't too far off from the truth, though.

I'm surprised he didn't get more flack for insulting a disabled person to be honest. I mean, wow. That's just low.

Offline Happy Cat

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2015, 01:04:20 pm »
Going back to Obama, he's a great guy. He's really passionate about everything. He just wants fairness for everyone, and there has been a lot of change under his leadership. Change takes time, especially at government level.

His latest speech, he's really angry about all the shootings recently. You can tell he really cares, unlike most presidents.

Say what you will about Obama's policies, but I don't think we are gonna see such a passionate person leading the white house for a long time from either party. Which is a shame.
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Offline pcm92

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2015, 01:25:21 pm »
Going back to Obama, he's a great guy. He's really passionate about everything. He just wants fairness for everyone, and there has been a lot of change under his leadership. Change takes time, especially at government level.

His latest speech, he's really angry about all the shootings recently. You can tell he really cares, unlike most presidents.

Say what you will about Obama's policies, but I don't think we are gonna see such a passionate person leading the white house for a long time from either party. Which is a shame.
You want the government to take away all our guns? That couldn't possibly start a coup, could it? The ACA is affordable? Yeah. Maybe for the ones on welfare. Wish the government would have to live by what they tell us to live by. Like Spock said, welcome to communism.

Offline pcm92

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2015, 03:04:50 pm »
Well, if you're going to try and debate gay marriage, which I support anyway, then it belongs in another thread.

http://segabits.com/forums/index.php?topic=3666.0

As far as calling all Republicans racist, I would suggest you rethink that. Have you ever heard of Allen West or Benjamin Carson? Condoleezza Rice? Can you call them racist against African Americans? I must admit that I disagree with Donald Trumps recent bullying against a disabled reporter, but there are plenty of other Republicans that are so much better than a socialist and a coward. The socialist being the lesser of the two evils. Barack Obama was much better in his first term imo.
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Offline Happy Cat

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2015, 03:13:41 pm »
Sorry I guess i got a bit off topic there.

But yeah, Not saying all republicans are closed-minded, but as of recent it seems like all the ones who get voted in to run in the main election are super extreme. I wouldn't be surprised if Donald Trump ends up being the the republican running for president.

I wish there was a more popular moderate party in general. I don't like the extremes on either side of the spectrum, democratic, or republican, but that is all people vote for, so you gotta choose one if you actually want to have a say with your vote sadly

Offline pcm92

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2015, 03:30:06 pm »
Ok. I agree with you on this part. It's possible that I might vote for someone in the primaries, but if Trump and Clinton go head to head in the general, then it's time for me to leave. As far as your gun stance, I would say the thing that makes America amazing and sets our Country apart from Tyrannical, Communistic, and Dictatorial types of government is our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. As Americans, we are Protected from our Government not to have the ability to become Tyrannical by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution...
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, shall not be infringed." We, as Americans are hoping and praying that Obama will not again try to override the Congress, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court to confiscate the Second Amendment. Obama's goal is to disarm Americans and Federalize the National Police Force. He used to be a good president. Then, something changed during his second term. It must be a curse that happens during every presidents second term.

Reagan - Iran/Contra affair

George H.W. Bush - Had no second term

Bill Clinton - Health care and Monica Lewinsky Scandal

George W. Bush - Hurricane Katrina aid delay

Barack Obama - pretty much everything he did in his second term

There are other parties out there such as the Constitution party, the Green party, and the Libertarian Party. In the end, none of these will ever be able to win a presidential election. You can try. It just won't happen.
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Offline pcm92

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Re: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
« Reply #58 on: November 28, 2015, 06:20:48 pm »
This site would help.

http://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz

You could also look up the individuals without taking a quiz on the website ontheissues.com because this two have helped me decide my favorite primary candidates. Meaning, everyone other than Trump and Clinton. It's up to you who to vote for.