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3 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2012 - 12:06PM #1
allthegoodnamesweretaken
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Now, I admit that I am slacking off probably more than anyone here, a fact that I intend to remedy, but this board should be rocking what with the Republican primary and the current climate. 

What's going on? 
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3 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2012 - 12:13PM #2
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Jan 21, 2012 -- 12:06PM, allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:

Now, I admit that I am slacking off probably more than anyone here, a fact that I intend to remedy, but this board should be rocking what with the Republican primary and the current climate. 

What's going on? 



Well, it probably doesn't answer the question the way you want it answered, but I think the Republicans have the same problem that the Democrats had when they ran Kerry against George Bush.


That year, the Democrats were pretty much wanting anyone but Bush. Put Satan in a Tux and stick him on the ballot. Anyone but Bush would do. The Republicans this year feel that way about Obama.


The result, of course, is that people who ordinarily wouldn't make it past the front doors are now serious contenders for the nomination. Which is why no one is grabbing the Republican voters. No one up there has the charisma needed at this moment. Because the Republicans are right now screaming anyone but Obama.


At any rate, that is my take on it.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2012 - 12:41PM #3
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Jan 21, 2012 -- 12:13PM, Sacrificialgoddess wrote:


Well, it probably doesn't answer the question the way you want it answered, but I think the Republicans have the same problem that the Democrats had when they ran Kerry against George Bush.


That year, the Democrats were pretty much wanting anyone but Bush. Put Satan in a Tux and stick him on the ballot. Anyone but Bush would do. The Republicans this year feel that way about Obama.


The result, of course, is that people who ordinarily wouldn't make it past the front doors are now serious contenders for the nomination. Which is why no one is grabbing the Republican voters. No one up there has the charisma needed at this moment. Because the Republicans are right now screaming anyone but Obama.


At any rate, that is my take on it.





Not that they just lack charisma, but they all seem to be poor examples of humanity. I don't live in Iowa, but am close enough that I saw some of the ads, and they were going negative already!  In the primary!  That's a scorched earth policy if I ever heard of one.  You've pretty much insured that if you lose the primary, and your opponent wins, the population got to hear negative comments about him for almost a year before the actual election.  Good job.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 23, 2012 - 4:58PM #4
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Why would R primaries raise 1st Admendment issues?

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2012 - 6:11PM #5
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Jan 23, 2012 -- 4:58PM, davelaw40 wrote:


Why would R primaries raise 1st Admendment issues?





I was thinking more an article 6 issue. 

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2012 - 10:47PM #6
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religious test?

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2012 - 10:49PM #7
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Jan 24, 2012 -- 10:47PM, davelaw40 wrote:


religious test?




Well, in the court of public opinion, certainly. But that is nothing new.

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2012 - 4:00PM #8
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Jan 24, 2012 -- 10:47PM, davelaw40 wrote:


religious test?





Jan 24, 2012 -- 10:49PM, Sacrificialgoddess wrote:


Jan 24, 2012 -- 10:47PM, davelaw40 wrote:


religious test?




Well, in the court of public opinion, certainly. But that is nothing new.





Yeah, it fits better with religious test, at least when it comes to public opinion.  Who cares if Romney is a Mormon? 



Come on, someone needed to start something.  Call me stupid or something. 



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2 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2012 - 10:38PM #9
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actually, I do


I have issue with anyone from any religion, club, or secret society that either teaches or once taught that it is ok to lie under oath in order to protect said groups secrets

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 26, 2012 - 12:44PM #10
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Jan 25, 2012 -- 10:38PM, davelaw40 wrote:


actually, I do


I have issue with anyone from any religion, club, or secret society that either teaches or once taught that it is ok to lie under oath in order to protect said groups secrets





Please elaborate, and excuse my ignorance. 

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