A thread for mocking politicians

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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by Aresen » 06 Aug 2017, 01:01

Taktix® wrote:
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Do you want two (plus?) terms of Trump?

Because this is how you get two terms of Trump.

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Dunno. If she can win the nomination, I think she could win based on a combination of 'we wuz robbed' Team Blue regulars and 'defectors remorse' among those who sat on their hands or voted Green or Orange. There is also a steady bleed of GOP stalwarts who are deciding that Trump is worse than they thought and are likely to stay home in 2020 no matter who Team Blue nominates.

Her biggest challenge is going to be winning the nomination.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by lunchstealer » 06 Aug 2017, 02:42

Orange? I thought the LP was yellow.
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Post by Warren » 06 Aug 2017, 21:42

Aresen wrote:
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Her biggest challenge is going to be winning the nomination.
She wouldn't survive the primaries.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by Sandy » 07 Aug 2017, 09:06

She should run for the Libertarian Party nomination.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by dbcooper » 07 Aug 2017, 09:23

Naked fat guy is a lock.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by lunchstealer » 07 Aug 2017, 11:54

Sandy wrote:
07 Aug 2017, 09:06
She should run for the Libertarian Party nomination.
Ouch.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by Aresen » 07 Aug 2017, 16:37

lunchstealer wrote:
07 Aug 2017, 11:54
Sandy wrote:
07 Aug 2017, 09:06
She should run for the Libertarian Party nomination.
Ouch.
It would be worth it just to see the mass hysterics among the H&R commentariat.
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by dhex » 05 Sep 2017, 22:16

It's difficult to parody the parodic, but that was nearly Burroughsian.
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Post by Sandy » 06 Sep 2017, 11:30

*Applause*
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Post by Ellie » 14 Sep 2017, 23:50

Why is Hillary Clinton doing interviews and book tours about how she didn't get to be president? I would have thought she was too busy with her activism, because, guys, she's always really been an activist and that's what she was going back to.
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The more professionally successful a man is, the more likable he is; the more professionally successful a woman is, the less likable she is. And that when women are serving on behalf of someone else, as I was when I was Secretary of State, for example, they are seen favorably. But when they step into the arena and say, wait a minute I think I could do the job, I would like to have that opportunity, their favorabilities goes down
She did this talking point a couple of places (I saw it on the Today show, but here's the same thing on NPR)

I think it's telling that she doesn't see the Presidency as 'serving on behalf of someone else' but instead as her own means of self actualization.

Eta - I mean that's likely true for *everyone*, every Prez since Bush 1 has had some sort of daddy issue to overcome, but nobody says it out loud.
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Post by pistoffnick » 15 Sep 2017, 11:00

I have no problem with competent women in leadership positions. I had a female doctor before I moved, I have a female dentist, I seek out the female car salesperson. I have had female bosses. I married a woman who is smarter than me.

The problem I have with Hilary (I don't vote, so it probably doesn't matter to her) is that she is not competent, she's sleazy, and she acted like we owed the presidency to her. Also I can't stand her voice.
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Post by Warren » 15 Sep 2017, 11:07

She... She thinks she was seen "favorably" in her role as Secretary of State?
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Post by JD » 15 Sep 2017, 11:17

pistoffnick wrote:
15 Sep 2017, 11:00
The problem I have with Hilary (I don't vote, so it probably doesn't matter to her) is that she is not competent, she's sleazy, and she acted like we owed the presidency to her. Also I can't stand her voice.
I could never figure out what was supposed to make her particularly qualified.* She was married to the President, then she was an unremarkable Senator apparently elected completely on the basis of having been First Lady, then she was an unremarkable Secretary of State. And yet she expected people to fall all over themselves in a hurry to elect her President.

* Still more qualified than DJT, of course.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by thoreau » 15 Sep 2017, 11:38

By the standards of American Presidents, I don't think that she was underqualified, at least on paper. On paper, a former Senator and Secretary of State certainly has a lot of relevant experience. Whether she had anything particularly impressive to show from that experience is another matter, but compared to the 44* people who have held the office she's probably in the top 25%, at least.

Whether she has anything impressive to show from those experiences is another matter, but on paper she could hold her own among the people who have held the office.

*It's only 45 if you count Grover Cleveland twice. He may have had two Presidencies, but he was only one person.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

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thoreau wrote:
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*It's only 45 if you count Grover Cleveland twice. He may have had two Presidencies, but he was only one person.
I've never gotten that bit of counting.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by Kolohe » 15 Sep 2017, 12:28

Taft was practically two people though. (and like 3 Madisons at his peak)
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by thoreau » 24 Sep 2017, 22:32

When the PM of Spain visits the White House this week, do you think Trump will ask him if he's changed his mind on paying for the wall?
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by Sandy » 24 Sep 2017, 22:53

thoreau wrote:
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When the PM of Spain visits the White House this week, do you think Trump will ask him if he's changed his mind on paying for the wall?
I imagine he'll ask for advice on election procedures.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by Warren » 24 Sep 2017, 22:53

thoreau wrote:
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When the PM of Spain visits the White House this week, do you think Trump will ask him if he's changed his mind on paying for the wall?
It wouldn't surprise me.
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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

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Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Post by dhex » 26 Sep 2017, 07:11

https://www.axios.com/scoop-jeff-sessio ... 08528.html

If true, hilarious. The idea that these guys are playing some kind of long game is becoming more and more difficult to believe.
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