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

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

  1. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Two BLACK guys. They can intimidate, like, 10,000 white people.
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  2. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  3. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    Didn't someone say that article was a joke? I have a hard time imagining Buchanan being that blatant.
  4. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    It is a satirical website, yes.
  5. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  6. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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  7. Platelet Jedi Master

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    Someone needs to tell the Tea Party to put their big girl panties on and stop being so melodramatic.

    Or, since America apparently committed suicide (which I would read as beyond help), why don't they bail and give up the seats they hold in the House?


    Edit: On a lighter note, four more years of ridiculous and absurd Obama photoshops [face_flag]
    Last edited by Platelet, Nov 7, 2012
  8. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    There's some kind of mistake. That list doesn't include the one of Obama reading Where the Wild Things Are.
  9. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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  10. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    For all the talk by Republicans about how this year would be like 1980 and undecideds would march in lockstep to Romney and away from Obama, I think they were right that it resembles 1980. It's the most resounding victory for either party since then, I think, and certainly the biggest one under difficult circumstances. In 2008, Democrats could and did run against the W administration and the economy. No way to do that this time. Instead, they had to go with Obama and the last four years. They won. Only the gerrymandering of districts by various states kept the House from going back into Democratic control.

    In 1980, at least as we look back on it, we know that the age of conservatism was dawning, and that just about everything would be taking place under the influence of Reagan. Now, I think, things will be taking place under the influence of Obama. In 1984, voters ratified Reagan's presidency and conservatism as it was at the time. I think you could say similar things about Obama and the Democratic party as it is today.

    The thing for Democrats to watch out for is to get complacent and/or believe that most voters approve of Democratic ideas in general (which are pretty varied, more so than Republican ideas these days, I think). I think what's happened is that voters are going with the party and politicians that are still more or less anchored to reality, even if there are disagreements. Those disagreements are far more acceptable than the party that has gone off the rails, unmoored from reality.
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  11. heels1785 SWC Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Agreed. Coming from the view of a moderate Republican who watched the complete repudiation of the party platform in places as obscure as North Dakota last night, I would hope that these whackjobs would take things a bit more seriously than trotting out Sarah Palin "lamestream media"-like stunts. The party will survive, but I think one thing was made crystal clear last night- those 30+ televised primary debates featuring candidates trying to "out-crazy" each other when it comes to insulting key demographics did a whole lot of damage, and we'll need every minute available until 2014 to fix it. This stuff is a waste of time and effort that should be placed elsewhere.
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  12. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    God, those were absolutely exhausting, and they make the candidates look like kooks, which admittedly isn't that hard to do in some cases.
  13. Lord Vivec Force Ghost

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  14. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    Apparently, she's convinced that Obama won because people didn't share her conservative YouTube videos enough.

    Awww . . . cannot get your ship out!! :p
  15. harpua Chosen One

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    Woman needs to log off and get some fresh air.
  16. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  17. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Alcoholics are SO DAMN FUNNY I can't handle it
  18. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    *nope*
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  19. BootlegVader Force Ghost

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    I like how she is mad that Sarah Palin didn't run, as that would surely have spelled Obama's doom.
  20. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    I really don't have much hope in the modern GOP. It's very scary, actually. I'm not really sure what to do.
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  21. BootlegVader Force Ghost

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    Go off the rails on a crazy train?

    That is my guess.
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  22. Lord Vivec Force Ghost

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    Start your own party?
  23. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    I tried that. People just ate all my food and then left a mess.
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  24. BootlegVader Force Ghost

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    You could join the Modern Whig Party, and help restore the two party system back to its pre-Lincoln state.
  25. Lord Vivec Force Ghost

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    That's what you get for starting the Pizza Party.