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Mon Feb 15, 2016, 12:14 PM

 

Some perspective on the presidential election

A really sobering thought is to realize that the Republicans are really psyched up for the 2016 election, because of course they see a "simply disastrous" 8 years under Obama. They are ready for change!

So even though the GOP race has been chaotic and mind-blowingly awful so far, the GOP is in complete disarray, there is little doubt Republicans will rally around their candidate as we get closer to November. It will be a tough election. You know the media will try to make it close.

While Democrats do have some structural advantages, and I still have a hard time seeing any of the six GOP candidates who are left (Trump, Cruz, Bush, Kasich, Carson, Rubio) winning the presidency, you just never freaking know. What we can be certain of is that the media will gloss over every awful position that the GOP candidate holds.

Even though there is some chance that the Dems could win the Senate back in 2016, I think we can all agree it would be a disaster to have the presidency and the House in GOP hands.

Thus, the Dems really need to be fired up and rally around their candidate-- whoever it is.

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Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 OP
peacebird Feb 2016 #1
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 #5
randys1 Feb 2016 #2
Recursion Feb 2016 #3
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 #4
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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 12:16 PM

1. I will be fired up for Bernie in the GE!

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 02:28 PM

5. me too! But others will be more fired up for Hillary...

 

We all need to be fired up!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 12:18 PM

2. And for those who will take their ball and go home if they dont get their way, I have only

two words


ANTONIN

SCALIA

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 12:19 PM

3. This will be, structurally, a hard year for us to win

and I feel like both DU and the party don't get that for the most part.

Keeping the White House after 8 years doesn't happen very often, and the only time that was extended past one more term was FDR/Truman.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 02:27 PM

4. I agree-- I am feeling a lot of complacency

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 02:32 PM

6. also, I just wanna say that we shouldn't tear each other apart too much

 

I think at this point, it's fairly unlikely that pro-Hillary people are gong to be moved to vote for Bernie in the primary, and vice versa.

It's fine to point out differences, but the bigger goal is getting a Dem in the presidency, even if it isn't your preferred candidate.

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