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bdmazur
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Time to focus on the real fight, which for perhaps for the first time in our lifetimes seems far less interesting than the primary process.

6/11/2016 4:48:29 PM

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It will finally be a woman!

https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/videos/10153639649689117/

6/11/2016 7:23:51 PM

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I just realized: Change one word in this song now and it changes the whole meaning. Maybe could use a slight bit of tweaking, but it don't need much.

Someone should record this.



Don't know when I've been so blue
Don't know what's come over you
You've found someone new
And don't it make my red eyes blue

I'll be fine when you're gone
I'll just cry all night long, say it isn't true
And don't it make my red eyes blue

Tell me no secrets, tell me some lies
Give me no reasons, give me alibis
Tell me you love me and don't let me cry
Say anything but don't say goodbye

I didn't mean to treat you bad
Didn't know just what I had
But honey now I do
And don't it make my brown eyes
Don't it make my red eyes
Don't it make my red eyes blue

6/11/2016 7:26:09 PM

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"Time to focus on the real fight, which for perhaps for the first time in our lifetimes seems far less interesting than the primary process"


the dudes at Keepin It 1600 mentioned it on their latest pod, but 2008, for fucks sake

6/11/2016 9:23:43 PM

bdmazur
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2008 was interesting on the Democratic side and a pretty similar process and timeline to this year, but it didn't have the highly entertaining mess on the Republican side.

Plus, Sarah Palin was a part of the General election and not the primaries. Donald Trump was a full year of that.

[Edited on June 11, 2016 at 9:55 PM. Reason : -]

6/11/2016 9:54:12 PM

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I'm voting for Batman

6/11/2016 11:08:11 PM

bdmazur
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If the election was tomorrow, I wouldn't be voting. Clinton, Stein, and Johnson all have a chance to win me over, but #nevertrump.

6/22/2016 1:22:12 AM

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You sound like one of those "Undecideds" on election day.

I'm sure it's fun to imagine that one of the candidates you mentioned will bend around to earn your vote, but the reality is they all have wildly different platforms that aren't gonna bend for you. They are who they are. What exactly are you expecting to happen here?

[Edited on June 22, 2016 at 1:48 AM. Reason : Surely you're acquainted with their policy differences right?]

6/22/2016 1:46:09 AM

theDuke866
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Yeah there are irreconcilable differences between those 3. I don't see how anyone could be torn between that group.

6/22/2016 9:18:42 AM

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"If the election was tomorrow, I wouldn't be voting. Clinton, Stein, and Johnson all have a chance to win me over, but #nevertrump."


This is nonsense to me. If you're really "#nevertrump," you need to fucking vote for somebody to beat Trump. Otherwise you're just #mehOKwhatevermaybetrumpfine.

I quote the GrumpyGOP spirit guide PJ O'Rourke, a man who has been a foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Clinton conservative since Billary first got onto the political scene. A man who hates Hillary:

"I am endorsing Hillary, and all her lies and all her empty promises. It's the second-worst thing that can happen to this country, but she's way behind in second place. She's wrong about absolutely everything, but she's wrong within normal parameters."

[Edited on June 22, 2016 at 10:01 AM. Reason : ]

[Edited on June 22, 2016 at 10:02 AM. Reason : "They've got this button, you know, in the briefcase. He's going to find it."]

6/22/2016 9:59:42 AM

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This is nonsense to me. If you're relaly "#nevertrump," you need to fucking vote for somebody to beat Trump. Otherwise you're just #mehOKwhatevermaybetrumpfine."


naw, my 1 vote wont make a difference in 2016. i feel like my vote will count more if i go with Johnson. Let's them know i reject both main candidates and they need to try harder at not having a shitty candidate in 2020

6/22/2016 10:06:17 AM

bdmazur
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"Yeah there are irreconcilable differences between those 3. I don't see how anyone could be torn between that group."


I'm not torn, just equally unexcited about each of them. I haven't given Stein and Johnson enough fair attention, but I will now. I know I'm much closer aligned with the Green platform, but I want to vote for a person and not for the party.

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"If you're really "#nevertrump," you need to fucking vote for somebody to beat Trump."


I refuse to vote if the only reason is to keep somebody out. Hillary has the best chance of beating him but at this point I'm with ^this mentality

6/22/2016 10:21:26 AM

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"I refuse to vote if the only reason is to keep somebody out."


Then you need to change your hashtag to something like Grumpy suggests

6/22/2016 11:48:32 AM

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"naw, my 1 vote wont make a difference in 2016."


Your one vote will almost certainly never make a difference.

6/22/2016 12:43:38 PM

GrumpyGOP
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Fine, vote for Johnson. Vote for whoever. Somebody. Or, if you're not going to vote, don't sit here and pretend you're so vehemently anti-Trump, because evidently you aren't willing to do anything to stop him, even down to checking a box on a form.

6/22/2016 1:01:21 PM

beatsunc
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^voting for Johnson is not a vote for trump just as much as voting for hillary is not a vote for trump. the form only allows you to vote for someone, not against anyone

if i was a Bernie bro and i voted 3rd party and not hillary that's a vote for trump right? but if i am a Cruz supporter and i vote 3rd party than that's a vote for hillary? poor logic

6/22/2016 2:59:57 PM

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"the form only allows you to vote for someone, not against anyone "


Except Johnson has no chance in hell to beat Trump, while Hillary has a strong one.

[Edited on June 22, 2016 at 3:32 PM. Reason : Your logic is fucked]

6/22/2016 3:32:05 PM

GoldieO
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Will the new TWW have a cool poll function like Twitter so we can start doing TWW straw polls where the Green Party gets more votes than the Republican Party?

6/22/2016 9:19:40 PM

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"voting for Johnson is not a vote for trump just as much as voting for hillary is not a vote for trump. the form only allows you to vote for someone, not against anyone"


...yeah, I know. So vote Johnson if you want. My goal was not to be anti-third party voting. I wasn't saying "Vote Hillary!" I was saying "Vote for someone other than Trump!" Clinton, Johnson, whoever the fuck else, it's all good.

But anybody who claims they're "#nevertrump" and then doesn't vote is a shitbird, in my book.

6/22/2016 10:51:54 PM

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I've been promoting Johnson amongst my friends as the sane conservative choice. I think he'll end up eating a lot of the republican vote that would normally go to trump.

6/22/2016 11:02:46 PM

Kurtis636
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Have you seen all these polls about Sanders supporters saying they're going to vote for Trump? It's fucking nuts.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-22/nearly-half-of-sanders-supporters-won-t-support-clinton

I figured he'd pull some, but 20% or more?! Fuck.

Also, from everything I've seen it looks like Johnson is pulling about 3-4% from Trump, 3-4% from Clinton and then getting some from the "undecided/neither" and the 1% or so of folks who always vote LP.

6/22/2016 11:14:49 PM

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CBS and Bloomberg are reporting half of Bernie supporters won't back Hillary. I am a Bernie supporter and will vote for Jill Stein.

6/23/2016 10:41:29 AM

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^,^^ Talk to me in November, or even after the convention.

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"In July 2008, 54 percent of Clinton voters said they wouldn't support Barack Obama in a general election. (They even had a nickname, "PUMAs" — "party unity my ass," the 2008 analog to today's "Bernie or bust-ers.")

Ultimately, however, nine in 10 Democrats ended up voting for Obama over John McCain, according to the Nation. Similar threats were made — and later failed to materialize — from the supporters of Howard Dean in 2004, according to Abramowitz.

"Just about every time there's a closely contested nomination battle, the supporters of the candidate who appear to be losing threaten to walk out," Abramowitz said. "Then they don't"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_United_Means_Action
http://www.thenation.com/article/relax-bernies-supporters-will-support-hillary-if-shes-the-nominee/
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/4/11593434/bernie-sanders-poll-trump-clinton

6/23/2016 10:50:48 AM

ElGimpy
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Breaking News! Half of Clinton's supporters won't back Obama

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/05/06/exit-polls-half-of-clintons-supporters-wont-back-obama/

6/23/2016 10:51:03 AM

theDuke866
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"Have you seen all these polls about Sanders supporters saying they're going to vote for Trump? It's fucking nuts.
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While I agree it's crazy, there is overlap in them both being populists, and in their demographic appeal primarily to white males.

And in both being total dipshits.

6/23/2016 2:58:03 PM

dtownral
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sanders isn't a dipshit you failure

6/23/2016 3:09:39 PM

moron
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Sanders is pretty smart, he just got too tightly associated with his hippy supporters. When I judge him by the things I see on social media on support of him, he seems like an idiot. If I watch an interview with sanders, other than his hate for free trade,he has an excellent grasp of issues and policy.

Sanders' has spent his life trying to minimize poverty which is our biggest domestic issue right now. No one else running has better credibility or perspective on that issue.

6/23/2016 3:58:29 PM

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Bernie gets a lot of credit from me for actually running as a major party candidate and trying to gain popular support for his views. Stein, Johnson, the rest of the 3rd party candidates are nothing but a bunch of fucking cowards. If you actually think you've got the right answers for this country, then stop screaming at the clouds and get into the game.

6/23/2016 4:01:19 PM

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"When I judge him by the things I see on social media on support of him, he seems like an idiot"


Lol brilliant fucking logic here.

6/23/2016 4:21:02 PM

kdogg(c)
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"If you actually think you've got the right answers for this country, then stop screaming at the clouds and get into the game."


Flawed logic to think any person who isn't running as a republican or democrat are bad people.

The media is ignoring everyone but Clinton and Trump, and you are swallowing their Flavor-Ade.

6/24/2016 5:50:02 PM

goalielax
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it's flavor-aid, e-dog

[Edited on June 25, 2016 at 9:39 PM. Reason : .]

6/25/2016 9:39:31 PM

kdogg(c)
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I stand corrected.

Thanks, laxboi.

6/25/2016 9:55:26 PM

TreeTwista10
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"sanders isn't a dipshit you failure"


sanders and dtowntroll have very different views on Moore Square. But he's got crazy bernie's back!

[Edited on June 26, 2016 at 12:42 AM. Reason : did yall know that grown ups realize that sanders is just a ridiculous choice as trump?]

6/26/2016 12:41:39 AM

Mr. Joshua
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"Sanders' has spent his life trying to minimize poverty which is our biggest domestic issue right now."


Is it? I'm sincerely not trying to be a dick, I'd just like to see that expanded upon.

6/26/2016 12:47:26 AM

Shrike
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Obama at 56% approval, highest since a poll taken right after Bin Laden got got. Amazing what happens when the GOP fud machine is pointed at someone else. He should be much higher, but this at least means he has strong approval with democrats and left leaning independents. At those approval levels, he'll be a very effective campaign surrogate for Hillary.

Oh that same poll showed Hillary leading Trump 51-39, which is pretty amazing considering how low Hillary's favorables are. Trump's are just much much much worse.

[Edited on June 26, 2016 at 10:44 AM. Reason : .]

6/26/2016 10:40:11 AM

bdmazur
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I wanted to see where Stein and Clinton lined up with my views. Interesting result.

7/6/2016 12:30:57 AM

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That is interesting. And exactly why those who say they are Sanders supporters but going for Trump aren't really fans of Sanders policy. They just want to watch the world burn.

At this point, I'm as anti-Trump as one can be but I really will struggle casting a vote for Clinton. I know I have to solely to have a clear conscience if somehow this thing is close and NC comes into play but damn... such a sad state of affairs.

7/6/2016 8:23:10 AM

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That site only works if you believe everything Clinton says.

7/6/2016 9:04:20 AM

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"That site only works if you believe everything anyone says."

7/6/2016 9:05:47 AM

adultswim
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True, but Clinton is the only one on that list with a history of deception, apart from Trump.

7/6/2016 9:15:38 AM

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lol

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"only one

apart from"


[Edited on July 6, 2016 at 9:33 AM. Reason : V what i can't point out shit that makes me laugh? wtf is this site for?]

7/6/2016 9:22:23 AM

adultswim
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It's pretty clear we were talking about similarities between candidates, but again you go out of your way to be an asshole.

7/6/2016 9:30:40 AM

NyM410
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Nm you added that. Didn't see it..

[Edited on July 6, 2016 at 9:43 AM. Reason : X]

7/6/2016 9:42:49 AM

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I'm bowing out of the Presidential Race this year. I'll sure as hell be going to vote down-ballot. I can't bet behind Hillary (even with the never-Trump, arguement), and you couldn't pay me to vote for Trump

7/6/2016 10:31:51 AM

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What about Johnson?

7/6/2016 11:10:02 AM

bdmazur
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"That is interesting. And exactly why those who say they are Sanders supporters but going for Trump aren't really fans of Sanders policy."


The thing is you know none of this election cycle will be about policy. Anyone who jumped from Sanders to Trump only wanted to vote for an outsider from the beginning and clearly didn't care about either's policies.

I'm still leaning towards not voting, but if Johnson and Stein can collectively gain enough support to show that 3rd parties deserve the same kind of attention and glamour, then I will vote for Stein to strengthen that message.

7/6/2016 11:50:39 AM

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"if Johnson and Stein can collectively gain enough support to show that 3rd parties deserve the same kind of attention and glamour, then I will vote for Stein to strengthen that message."


Why take the bandwagon approach? Why not hop on board now to help produce your desired outcome?

7/6/2016 12:09:53 PM

dtownral
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Stein probably won't be on the ballot in NC, Johnson will

7/6/2016 12:18:15 PM

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Interesting: http://www.jill2016.com/north_carolina_ballot_access

7/6/2016 12:19:52 PM

bdmazur
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Stein will be on the California ballot.

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"Why take the bandwagon approach? Why not hop on board now to help produce your desired outcome?
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Jill Stein hasn't convinced me she's worth my vote either. She and Clinton both still have a chance to do so, but if it doesn't happen then I wouldn't mind joining a group that is really just trying to send a message.

7/6/2016 2:55:26 PM

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