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  1. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Fuck off with that bullshit. Your whole shtick of accusing people who voice their priciples of being secret, closet Nazi racists is getting really fucking old. Did the guy deserve to get punched? Yes. Did he deserve to (potentially) get killed by being thrown into subway tracks twice? Hell no. I'm sympathetic to antifa and their direct actions methods. But no antifa groups I've seen are advocating potential deadly assault when mere racist invective is used.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    That...just won't happen.
  3. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    It likely would not matter, since that kind of action would most likely have broken state campaign laws as well as federal.
  4. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    You and me both.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Thinking about the implications of this indictment and the information about the evidence Mueller has about the unnamed treasonous Congress-critter, I think this is Mueller's shot across the bow of Republican Congressional fuckwittery. Right now, there's a lot of discussion about whether Trump can be indicted, etc. And Trump has all of conservative media and all Republicans in Congress carrying water for him. And this works because the base is fanatically loyal to Trump. But there is no question about sitting members of Congress being able to be indicted. And now Mueller has evidence of at least one who knew about the hacks and solicited information. And the base is most definitely not fanatically loyal to any specific Congress-person. So this could very well be his way of saying back the fuck off and let me do my job, or I'll start naming names of colluders in Congress.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Also, my money is on either Rohrabacher or Issa as the treasonous fuckstain. Rohrabacher is famously an enthusiastic Putin knob-polisher, and Issa just barely won his election. Nunes, however, won his election handily.
  7. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    I wouldn't see why. An incumbent is still a candidate in the election in which they're participating. And based on the time-frame, I suspect that the primary for this candidate had already been held, meaning it was most likely a Republican.
  8. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics: Kraving for Kavanaugh

    Holy shit, Gowdy Doody looks like someone Weekend-at-Bernie'd him.
  9. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics: Kraving for Kavanaugh

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. First of all, there are already laws on the books in EVERY state outlawing violence or incitement to violence. So if people are being violent, they should be arrested. But laws against wearing masks or body armor are attempting to paint all similarly garbed protesters as being violent by definition. Second, based on your posting history, I'd lay better than even odds that you're perfectly okay with right-wing protesters carrying rifles and other firearms in marches, but suddenly carrying batons is a bridge too far? And even if you try and retort that you personally don't support the carrying of firearms during protests I know for a fact that the sponsors of this bill do support it. So nice double standard there.
  10. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics-Hope Floats 2: We All Float Down Here

    I've never once suggested that anyone "suck it up" and have already conceded that it is a rational choice for people in threatened groups who have the ability to relocate to where they're not under as much threat. I have pointed out that doing so would be counterproductive to the goal of winning elections, and have argued that by doing so, those leaving will hasten the arrival of the "tipping point" that will make life for those who are unable to leave (which is most of them) immeasurably worse. And yes, in other discussions I've advocated for liberals who are able to move to red states to do so.
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    U.S. Politics-Hope Floats 2: We All Float Down Here

    I've posted at length, especially in arguments with conservative posters, about the roadblocks already in place making it much more difficult for PoC, the poor, women and other marginalized groups to exercise the franchise. The solution to removing those impediments is not "vote less".
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    U.S. Politics-Hope Floats 2: We All Float Down Here

    Which will only exacerbate the problems that liberals already face in national elections and will ensure further losses.
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    U.S. Politics-Hope Floats 2: We All Float Down Here

    Yeah sure, that's rational for the small subset of the referenced groups who have the means and ability to do so. Not so much for the vast majority of the referenced groups who do not have the ability and means to do so.
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    U.S. Politics-Hope Floats 2: We All Float Down Here

    The more distance I've gained from the initial announcement of Kennedy's retirement, the more sanguine I am about the news. Democrats should have been preparing themselves for the fact that Trump will most likely get at least 2 SC nominations, if not 3. I even posted sometime after the 2016 election that perhaps Democrats should allow Trump's nomination of Gorsuch to go through without filibustering it, and not forcing McConnell's hand to abolishing the SC nominee filibuster for him, since he's an ultra-conservative replacing an ultra-conservative, and should keep their powder dry for Trump's 2nd nomination, when perhaps they could get more traction among the populace for keeping the filibuster in place. I think the news itself was particularly dismaying, because it came after a week of brutal SC decisions for liberals, but we're forgetting that Kennedy sided with the conservative wing on every one of those decisions. That's not to say that members of historically (and currently) oppressed groups shouldn't be worried. But it is to say that this doesn't mark the end of the Republic yet. It's definitely a setback...and is maybe even a major setback, but now isn't the time to give up. There is an historically important election coming up in just a few months. Mueller is still working on his investigation. And we have an incompetent, boorish, obtuse President in office who seems constitutionally incapable of even attempting to grow his base and who delights in sabotaging members of his own party and scoring own goals with policies that are incredibly unpopular. I think the person (I think it was Tywin) who mentioned how this moment has been 40 years or more in the making for the conservative movement, had a good point, and it echoes my own thoughts. Conservatism in the 20th century was likely at its nadir after Johnson's trouncing of Goldwater in '64. But instead of giving up, a long-term plan was put into effect, and they're now realizing their goals. I wish liberals and progressives would focus on long-term strategies, like maybe working towards efforts to getting groups who are ideologically aligned with liberals but who historically don't turn out, to the polls. Anything is better than laying down and giving up.
  15. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics: Hey! Teachers! Leave Them Kids Alone

    I think this is more of a long-term strategy and less myopic than you think. Even if this particular nominee is blocked, and hell I'll even be generous and say Dems force Trump to institute a pro-choice nominee, it doesn't really change anything if Dems don't retake the Senate. Trump will most likely get one or even two more nominations because of Ginsberg and Breyer (both 80 or older). He could get as many as 4. Imagine a 7-2 court packed with 4 Trump nominees.
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