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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #450 on: April 26, 2016, 04:10:37 pm »
Two friends in CT reporting voting problems (one was told she was ineligible to vote when she wasn't, another had his ballot rejected by the machine reader and was told to put it in the side). Both Sanders supporters, no surprise there.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #451 on: May 02, 2016, 06:13:47 pm »
I have found myself in the position of actually considering the possibility of voting third party this year IF, by election time, I have decided that Clinton (assuming she is the Democratic candidate) has a solid ZERO chance of winning in Tennessee.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #452 on: May 02, 2016, 07:02:56 pm »
I have found myself in the position of actually considering the possibility of voting third party this year IF, by election time, I have decided that Clinton (assuming she is the Democratic candidate) has a solid ZERO chance of winning in Tennessee.

It's not a bad tactical vote if you're in a solid red or solid blue state to bump a third party's national numbers. The trick is figuring out which states are really "swing" states this year.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #453 on: May 02, 2016, 07:11:23 pm »
But WHICH 3rd party?

Just because they're funnier doesn't make them better.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #454 on: May 03, 2016, 04:15:27 am »
I have found myself in the position of actually considering the possibility of voting third party this year IF, by election time, I have decided that Clinton (assuming she is the Democratic candidate) has a solid ZERO chance of winning in Tennessee.

It's not a bad tactical vote if you're in a solid red or solid blue state to bump a third party's national numbers. The trick is figuring out which states are really "swing" states this year.

I also want to send a message that the Democratic party can nibble my taint.

You're right about swing states. There are a significant number of conservatives here who think Trump is bananas.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #455 on: May 03, 2016, 04:29:49 am »
But WHICH 3rd party?

Just because they're funnier doesn't make them better.

That's a good question. I don't even know which ones will have a candidate in my state. Green party is the first one to come to mind, mostly in an "I would have voted Democrat, BUT..." kind of way.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #456 on: May 03, 2016, 05:18:43 am »
But WHICH 3rd party?

Just because they're funnier doesn't make them better.

That's a good question. I don't even know which ones will have a candidate in my state. Green party is the first one to come to mind, mostly in an "I would have voted Democrat, BUT..." kind of way.

Oh, the cunts who handed the country over to George w Bush?  That Green Party?
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #457 on: May 03, 2016, 11:03:32 am »
But WHICH 3rd party?

Just because they're funnier doesn't make them better.

That's a good question. I don't even know which ones will have a candidate in my state. Green party is the first one to come to mind, mostly in an "I would have voted Democrat, BUT..." kind of way.

Oh, the cunts who handed the country over to George w Bush?  That Green Party?

Ah, shit. I had forgotten all about that. Had to google it to remind myself. Now I remember. That was the last election where I was able to convince myself that both parties were "pretty much the same".

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #458 on: May 03, 2016, 03:23:41 pm »
But WHICH 3rd party?

Just because they're funnier doesn't make them better.

That's a good question. I don't even know which ones will have a candidate in my state. Green party is the first one to come to mind, mostly in an "I would have voted Democrat, BUT..." kind of way.

Oh, the cunts who handed the country over to George w Bush?  That Green Party?

The Supreme Court is the Green Party? :lulz:
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #459 on: May 03, 2016, 06:57:24 pm »
We've been having a running debate about who's to blame the most for the 2000 election. Current consensus in the office is Jeb Bush, the rest of the Bush Cabal, Al Gore, the Supreme Court, then Nader. Interestingly Nader doesn't get blame for the actual votes registered for him in the general, but for perpetuating the "THEY'RE ALL THE SAME" mindset that kept the election close enough for shenanigans to matter.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #460 on: May 04, 2016, 12:48:31 am »
I have found myself in the position of actually considering the possibility of voting third party this year IF, by election time, I have decided that Clinton (assuming she is the Democratic candidate) has a solid ZERO chance of winning in Tennessee.

It's not a bad tactical vote if you're in a solid red or solid blue state to bump a third party's national numbers. The trick is figuring out which states are really "swing" states this year.

I also want to send a message that the Democratic party can nibble my taint.

You're right about swing states. There are a significant number of conservatives here who think Trump is bananas.

I think the best "nibble my taint Dems" party is the greens.  Green voters pretty much always go Dem if they go major party, so it is clearly a vote that they lost. 

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #461 on: May 04, 2016, 12:56:08 am »
But WHICH 3rd party?

Just because they're funnier doesn't make them better.

That's a good question. I don't even know which ones will have a candidate in my state. Green party is the first one to come to mind, mostly in an "I would have voted Democrat, BUT..." kind of way.

Oh, the cunts who handed the country over to George w Bush?  That Green Party?

That is what tends to happen when enough people tell the Democrats to nibble their taints.  You'd think the Democratic establishment would have learned from that experience.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #462 on: May 04, 2016, 01:40:04 am »
Ted Cruz just dropped out of the race

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-drops-out-of-presidential-race-222763

Looks like its Trump versus Hillary in the general

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #463 on: May 04, 2016, 02:26:46 am »
Ted Cruz just dropped out of the race

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-drops-out-of-presidential-race-222763

Looks like its Trump versus Hillary in the general

which means "Trump", given the number of otherwise-intelligent people who think throwing a tantrum is more important than keeping actual Nazis out of power.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #464 on: May 04, 2016, 02:39:36 am »
Sanders wins Indiana by 6-7%.  Pledged delegates now at 1681/1360 Clinton.
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