JCC [Reactions] U.S. Presidential Election Day 2012

Discussion in 'Community' started by GrandAdmiralJello, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    Woops.

    What's up with Jim Cramer's prediction? At least with the wildly inaccurate Romney landslide predictions, you can at least understand the wishful thinking influencing their thought. What in the hell made Cramer think Obama would get 440 Electoral Votes?
  2. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Are you sure about this Puerto Rico statehood thing? I did a brief Google search and all I came up with was some inconclusive referendum about how they might "change their relationship" with the U.S. or something. If we really were about to gain a 51st state it would be in the headlines, right under the news of Obama getting re-elected...heck maybe even trumping that.
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  3. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Seems pretty serious to me.
  4. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I haven't seen a single political ad ad all evening, granted I alternated between watching SMACKDOWN and YouTube vids (which have seemingly stopped the ads) until I knew the results for sure.
  5. Ghost Chosen One

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    It looks like Congress will have to approve PR as a state first, but I don't see why they wouldn't, both have it in their party platforms.

    Also, the Youth Vote INCREASED from 2008, to make up 11% of entire electorate. Minorities increased too.
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  6. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  7. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    The way it works is congress has to pass an Enabling Act, which allows Puerto Rico to call a constitutional convention. Once the constitution has been ratified by the people of Puerto Rico they're in, according to precedent.
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  8. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Well, it needs approval by Congress, and I have no idea how binding a referendum on the matter is. In addition it's far less decisive than that link made it seem - only about 53% of Puerto Ricans voted "change relationship," and I think it's then 65% of those wanted statehood.
  9. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    No on Recall, Yes on Bustamante!
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  10. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    If you look at the numbers those who favor statehood are still in the majority compared to those who voted "yes" on the first question.
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  12. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    There were two separate votes at two separate times. Earlier in the year, 53% of the electorate to decided to change the relationship. Today 65% of the total electorate preferred statehood.
  13. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Wow, 9 pages to 29. I see many of the % were close(Florida being 50 to 49, Ohio separated by just a couple of %) but damn that 303 to 206 looks great. [IMG]
  14. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    This Puerto Rico thing is quite interesting. Thank heavens something redeemed this night, the biggest yawn of an election of my 25 year lifetime thus far(yeah, Dole/Clinton was surely worse, but I mean elections that I was able to comprehend :p EDIT: Oh yeah, and I was an infant during Reagan/Mondale, too. )
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  15. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Oh, I see. The SF Chronicle article was... less than clear. So hey, new state. Neat. :p
  16. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Really, really, really early but possible 51-star flag:

    [IMG]
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  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Does this mean Nate SIlver has figured out the psychohistory equations?
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  18. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    I like the concept, but it evokes the "peace sign" too strongly. I vote nay.
  19. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Well, I saw a star of stars, but whatever. 'Murica. :p
  20. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Eh, Wikipedia has a version that's basically the current flag except arranged to accomodate 51 - I'd argue that's better, since the rows look is rapidly becoming "classic."
  21. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    DC is sure gonna be pissed if PR gets statehood before they do.
  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Plus, if I know my King Reagan Bible, I'm pretty sure that this: [face_flag] was based on Jesus' own clothing, in the same way Superman's S is a Kryptonian family shield.

    Only less Jewish.
  23. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    People criticized the President for working on health care reform so quickly, but there's a flip side to it now: His re-election campaign was done with the knowledge of HCR's passing and final constitutional approval by the Supreme Court. Voters were able to consider it as part of their vote. If it had come in the second term, that wouldn't have been the case.
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  24. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    i hope ur dad's okay
  25. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    and poor canada! how do you think they must feel... :(