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Old 11-15-2011, 01:40 PM   #541
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The constitutionality of the Massachusetts law isn't in question as it pertains only to citizens of Massachusetts. States can compel its citizens to buy car insurance for example. At question is the authority of the federal government to compel the purchase of insurance using the Commerce Clause.
Thanks, Commerce Clause was on the tip of my tongue when I was trying to write that.
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And 1950s economies.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:07 PM   #543
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and 1950s classroom exercises

Duck And Cover (1951) Bert The Turtle Civil Defense Film - YouTube
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At 35:21, he says "here in Asia" despite currently being in Hawaii. So does that mean he's not eligible to be president since he wasn't born in America?
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #545
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True story, I went to Japan once, I met this this nice Japanese woman named Miyumi, I asked her if she had even been to America, she said no.

My brother told me she had been to Hawaii 3 times,
they considered it a colony.

Have you been to Hawaii lately?
Nothing but Japanese and Chinese tourists.
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^ Haha, that was my first thought too..."well, he wasn't too far off"...it really is a hybrid culture throughout the state like no place else in the US, not just a question of an "Asian flavor" to the culture or something.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:08 PM   #547
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^ Haha, that was my first thought too..."well, he wasn't too far off"...it really is a hybrid culture throughout the state like no place else in the US, not just a question of an "Asian flavor" to the culture or something.
Hawaii just might be my favorite place in the United States.
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Many states' electoral votes have changed due to the 2010 census with states gaining votes being blue states and those losing votes being Obama states. So factor that into your numbers.
I did. The numbers I posted are the 2010 allotments.

Concerning Ohio and Florida, the latest Rasmussen poll has Obama losing both to a generic Republican candidate along with Pennsylvania. Obviously, that scenario would be certain doom for him. I really do think he can lose both Ohio and Florida though and still win the election. As long as he has Pennsylvania and the obvious blue states, he only needs to flip a mid-level one or two.

Florida will certainly go to the Republican challenger. No question. So many old people will be drinking up their Fox News into the election's lead-up and it was one of the weakest Obama victories in the 2008 election. He has no chance there and should not spend a lot of money in Florida, but I'm sure they'll waste a ton there. Ohio is far easier to win and the one to shoot for.
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Assuming Romney's the nominee, I think you can right-off-the-bat switch Florida, Virginia, Indiana and New Hampshire from blue to red (a total of 57) making it roughly 310-ish to 220-ish.

The above post is probably correct, that it would be smart for Obama to forget some states and just make sure he hangs on to PA, OH, WI, maybe a couple others. But if the economy tanks again and he can't win those rust belt states, which is how he won in 2008, he may need some backups. He may have to go down to Florida and try to scare senior citizens after all.
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At 35:21, he says "here in Asia" despite currently being in Hawaii. So does that mean he's not eligible to be president since he wasn't born in America?
I'm still waiting to see Obama's grades.
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He may have to go down to Florida and try to scare senior citizens after all.
Death panels?
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Obama will definitely have to do some work in Florida. His stance on not consistently going down on Israel with sexy anti-Palestine rhetoric (sorry, AchtungBiBi) has soured his image for many right-wing old Jews.
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Is this that decorum Indy's always talking about?
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