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

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

  1. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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.
     
  3. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Seems pretty serious to me.
     
  4. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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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

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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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

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  7. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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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.
     
  8. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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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

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    No on Recall, Yes on Bustamante!
     
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  10. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's part of the problem for sure.

    On a different note:

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/mcgovern-coalition-now-the-majority/

    Just as with Barry Goldwater's loss turning into Ronald Reagan's victory, George McGovern's loss has now become Barack Obama's victory and coalition.
     
  11. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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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.
     
  12. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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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

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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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

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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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. )
     
  15. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well, I saw a star of stars, but whatever. 'Murica. :p
     
  20. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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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

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    i hope ur dad's okay
     
  25. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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