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Old 07-23-2015, 12:39 AM   #901
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We GOP just need a magic negro on the ticket to tip this our way in the elecoral college vote scramble
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Can I just say every single person in every other Western country in the developed world is sitting here shaking their heads that this Trump shit is actually a thing
Ill back you up on that. Except as a Canadian I have to apologise for Stephen Harper, so Americans aren't alone in their taste for daft twats.
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We GOP just need a magic negro on the ticket to tip this our way in the elecoral college vote scramble
Beg pardon?
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Can I just say every single person in every other Western country in the developed world is sitting here shaking their heads that this Trump shit is actually a thing
He's on the same plane as Nigel Farage was, just with more wealth and less of that insincere aristocratic politeness.
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That's a lot of nuke launches for a 2nd day in the office.
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Ill back you up on that. Except as a Canadian I have to apologise for Stephen Harper, so Americans aren't alone in their taste for daft twats.
And that Peter MacKay character will fuck anything.
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And that Peter MacKay character will fuck anything.
this is news to me. ... he's rejected my advances on more than one occasion, for a start.
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http://www.nytimes.com/politics/firs...smtyp=cur&_r=0
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Can I just say every single person in every other Western country in the developed world is sitting here shaking their heads that this Trump shit is actually a thing
It's just a media circus here, though. I don't see it as a serious or sustainable political thing whatsoever, nor does really anyone else.
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That's it, I'm convinced that Trump is an absolute moron or a very intelligent double agent for Hillary.


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Part of me thought that too haha.
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He's neither. He's simply an egomaniac who likes attention. He knows saying off-the-wall shit only gets you so far as long as you're a crazy billionaire, so he threw his name into the presidential ring to hear his name get repeated ad nauseum.

I'm sure half of the crazy shit he says he genuinely believes or at least doesn't mind throwing out there even if he later thinks better of it, but the other half is just him loving himself in the spotlight.

He's the most extreme example of the theory that all press is good press. If your goal truly is just money and attention, Donald Trump is one of your idols.
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Have you read what he's said about gay people?
Yes. I don't get his appeal as a candidate. Bob and I were just piling on.
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Trump is just tapping into the anti DC establishment feeling. Not sure how far he will get. Can't wait for the first debate in a couple weeks.

Christie really has it in for Rand Paul. Caught him laying into him on The Five. But the Jersey Fresh Tomato himself may not make the cut for the first debate.
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Yes. I don't get his appeal as a candidate. Bob and I were just piling on.
I was just spitballing him as a possible VP candidate. He has no chance in the election and I wouldn't vote for him. I am just interested to see if he has a strong showing in the debates, and thusly, if that catapults him into a VP running mate candidate. He fits the mold of someone that a republican candidate could very well target.

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Trump is just tapping into the anti DC establishment feeling. Not sure how far he will get. Can't wait for the first debate in a couple weeks.

Christie really has it in for Rand Paul. Caught him laying into him on The Five. But the Jersey Fresh Tomato himself may not make the cut for the first debate.

Christie is a typical politician and a good one at that, and I would never vote for him in a primary. Trump is not a politician and makes absolutely no effort to try and be one, that's what makes him appealing to many.
I was a fan of Rand Paul early, but he's kinda lost me and doesn't stand a chance.


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Have I mentioned enough in these threads how much I hate the two party system? Life is not as simple as two "teams" make it seem.

Reading about the Republican party pointing at him and his few liberal ideas just makes me sick. Like, who fucking cares if someone doesn't line up with all your stupid check marks perfectly... Do people's needs honestly mean nothing?

Goddddd I wish we had a different electoral system.
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US Presidential Election 2016...because it's never too early

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Have I mentioned enough in these threads how much I hate the two party system? Life is not as simple as two "teams" make it seem.

Reading about the Republican party pointing at him and his few liberal ideas just makes me sick. Like, who fucking cares if someone doesn't line up with all your stupid check marks perfectly... Do people's needs honestly mean nothing?

Goddddd I wish we had a different electoral system.

*standing ovation*
Winner take all electoral system is a joke. It's what kills 3rd parties. People don't want to waste their votes.
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I understand your desire for a pure 3 party system. If we had a parliamentary system it might work. In the meantime you can breakdown all the candidates into subgroups.

Establishment vs Grass Roots (on both sides)

With hybrid candidates like Rubio and wild-cards like Trump
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Have I mentioned enough in these threads how much I hate the two party system? Life is not as simple as two "teams" make it seem.

Reading about the Republican party pointing at him and his few liberal ideas just makes me sick. Like, who fucking cares if someone doesn't line up with all your stupid check marks perfectly... Do people's needs honestly mean nothing?

Goddddd I wish we had a different electoral system.



Only problem though is that with many parties you could get a president with, say, 29% of the vote. The tyranny of the biggest minority.
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