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Re: UNLIMITED GOP 2012 PRIMARY CANDIDATE THREAD
« Reply #1275 on: October 26, 2012, 04:25:15 pm »
Youre correct pent and the gop didnt really want him to win the primary. But he did because he was the least crazy. Heres the thing about the gop. Theyre good at following their leaders. You could slam romney all you want during the primaries but as soon as he wins it you will agree with absolutely everything he says. Whats even funnier is that because he has no opinions other than he should be president he will agree with absolutely evrything you say too.
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Re: UNLIMITED GOP 2012 PRIMARY CANDIDATE THREAD
« Reply #1276 on: October 26, 2012, 04:29:22 pm »
This is the basis of the GOP plan to grow the economy. Possibilities expand endlessly when Republicans talk to each other, just like space expands infinitely when you aim two mirrors at each other.
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Re: UNLIMITED GOP 2012 PRIMARY CANDIDATE THREAD
« Reply #1277 on: October 26, 2012, 04:31:17 pm »
Their mantra throughout the whole thing was anybody but obama. Well. Mitts anybody. Here ya go.

But to be fair if hillary was president their mantra would likely have been anybody but clinton.

The gop likes having rabies you see.
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Re: UNLIMITED GOP 2012 PRIMARY CANDIDATE THREAD
« Reply #1278 on: October 26, 2012, 04:32:01 pm »
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Re: UNLIMITED GOP 2012 PRIMARY CANDIDATE THREAD
« Reply #1279 on: October 29, 2012, 03:01:35 pm »
https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/all-to-play-for

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The LDS Church headquarters in Salt Lake City has already been caught organizing a major Mormon get-the-vote drive in the state of Nevada. According to emails obtained by reporter Jon Ralston, a senior Mormon church official in Salt Lake City with the title “Latter Day Saints public affairs specialist” was organizing and instructing Nevada’s Mormon “stake presidents” — local leaders in charge of a dozen congregations and thousands of Mormons each — on top-down strategies to get local Nevada Mormons registered and voting. The email instructions from the “LDS public affairs specialist” included a PowerPoint presentation to be used during Sunday Mormon church services in Nevada. According the instructions:

“You will note that this PowerPoint touches on both encouraging members to vote, as well as helping prepare them for difficult questions posed by their friends, work associates, neighbors, etc.,” Severts wrote, according to Ralston, who first reported the message.

The email instructs Nevada’s Mormon church leaders to direct further questions about the voter registration drive to Judy and Ron Tobler, whose avowed sympathies for Romney and Republican Party advocacy raise a shit-ton of disturbing questions about what’s going on in Nevada. Judy Tobler’s Facebook lists her interests as “Mitt Romney,” “Paul Ryan,” and FreedomWorks, the notorious Koch-linked GOP front group that launched the Tea Party campaign in 2009.

That sound you can hear in the background is LMNO screaming "revoke their tax-exempt status, the bastards" over and over again.

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Re: UNLIMITED GOP 2012 PRIMARY CANDIDATE THREAD
« Reply #1280 on: October 30, 2012, 10:50:43 pm »
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Re: UNLIMITED GOP 2012 PRIMARY CANDIDATE THREAD
« Reply #1281 on: October 31, 2012, 01:43:52 am »
http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/10/29/ignore-that-presidential-campaign-over-there/

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Here’s the problem: we’ve all been played. All of the focus is on the presidential election, in a winner-take-all two party system. And the presidential election is a distraction. It’s been reduced to a numbers game, a horse race where policies don’t matter, and all you have left to do is to pick one out of two. All the work has been done before you enter the voting booth, and that work is aimed at limiting your choices. So this time around, your choice is the evangelical Christian who brags about killing terrorists while making incremental improvements to the economy, or the Mormon robot who’s going to serve as a slave to the bankers and merchants of greed who destroy the economy, or nothing. So you try to pick the lesser of two evils.

I know what people will say. You have to vote on your principles, or nothing will change. When I just look at the issues, I agree: I ought to vote for Jill Stein, whose stand on just about everything agrees with mine. (Don’t tell me about Gary Johnson — I look at his positions and see a selfish moron who’d be worse than Romney). But Jill Stein isn’t going to win, and my vote would be thrown away, and worse, Jill Stein is throwing away her time and effort in a quixotic race that has already been decided. It will be one of two. The two are fixed. Third party candidates are a snare and an illusion.

I’m not saying that we’re doomed, though, just that the presidential race is the wrong place to effect change.

The right place is everywhere else. Maybe the primary campaigns would be better: we need to get candidates in place that don’t require us to hold our noses in order to vote for them. The Republican field is always a race to find the one candidate just crazy enough to satisfy a badly deranged base, while not so obviously crazy as to alienate everyone else, so forget them. The Democrats always seem to be looking for the moderate who won’t really change the system (that would be scary) and who will inspire just enough to squeak into office…but not inspire so much that people will wake up to our problems. I suspect that both parties will fundamentally resist change.

I have some problems with it, but overall it was a good rant. Once things get to the "two man" stage, the rest is all a distraction and waste of time.
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