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Post Reply US Presidential Race: Is it OK if I get a little excited this year?
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I'm holding onto a sliver of hope that my state will flip to blue this time. It's probably wishful thinking, but if we rejected Vitter, maybe we can do the same to Trump.
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tldr but of course it's ok if you are excited, why would it not be okay
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

I'm holding onto a sliver of hope that my state will flip to blue this time. It's probably wishful thinking, but if we rejected Vitter, maybe we can do the same to Trump.


My insight usually has quite a bit of influence on my family/friends, but this time around they seem a bit dead set on Trump or Bernie. I mean that as in the very same people who want Bernie want Trump as option B and that goes the other way around too. I have no idea what's going on in the minds of voters in this state.
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i might just vote for a third party seeing how the candidates for the democratic and republican party might end up doing more harm than good.
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runec wrote:

That goes for BernieBros(tm) in the "Well if Bernie loses I ain't voting at all" category. Grow up, shut up, hold your nose, down a few shots of tequila, whatever you need to do and get out and vote for Hillary. Take a shower afterwards if it helps. Taking your ball and going home because you didn't get your way regardless of what happens to the country is just being petulant. If you give a shit about America, vote.


It's about Not Voting For Trump this year. If you truly care about Democracy as much as you're having fun showing off whining about, remember that much if nothing else.
You can kick out Hillary four years from now, if she acts like a Typical Washington Insider that you hate, but it'll be harder to tear down a Wall (well, I'm just being metaphoric, like it'll ever actually get to the building stage, snicker!) repatriate Latino families, or repair America's image in the eyes of our international allies, to degree worse than George W could have ever damaged in eight years.

If you hate the Wicked Witch of the West Wing that much to sully yourself by even implying you believe she would be preferable to the competition, write in a vote for Deadpool (or Bernie) if you have to, just as long as you're taking the "food" of one more vote out of Don's pudgy orange vocabulary-impaired mouth, personally. Ah, the gleeful imagined sadism, dangling that little voting slip before his eyes, and jerking it suddenly out of the reach of his tiny fingers, with a deliberately dog-like "Here boy, here boy, want it? Sit up, boy, beg!"...
Imagine what it was like for Massachusetts voters NOT to vote for Mitt Romney last time, after all the autistic-repetitious blathering he'd done about "his" state. No, if you were never there, you can't imagine the evil joy...But you couldn't enjoy it if you didn't play.
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I think the lynching you're talking about was when Qaddafi was sodomized with a knife and killed by the rebels in Libya. Is that other quote something Trump actually said? Either way, at this point Trump isn't scary enough to make me vote for Clinton, if she is the Democratic nominee. I think Trump will probably lose, but if he wins, the presidency is only one branch of government and he is already disliked even by many politicians in his own party. Among other reasons I am very unwilling to vote for Clinton, as Secretary of State she destabilized Honduras by supporting the 2009 coup, caused the current chaos in Libya, and her idea of a no fly zone in Syria sounds like a recipe for a direct war with Syria and potentially with Russia next year, and I'm sure she could find some other wars to start over 4 to 8 years. Her "experience" and "pragmatism" are reasons I wouldn't vote for her. Just because someone votes for a third party doesn't mean they would have voted for Clinton otherwise, and many people won't vote at all, and the Democrats should do more to appeal to them, instead of blaming third parties if Clinton loses. I'm less excited, now that it looks like I'll be hearing about Trump and Clinton for months.
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I'm not voting this year.... It won't matter who wins, different methods same result. If things get too bad I can leave won't be a problem for me.
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GreatLordBalzak wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:

I'm holding onto a sliver of hope that my state will flip to blue this time. It's probably wishful thinking, but if we rejected Vitter, maybe we can do the same to Trump.


My insight usually has quite a bit of influence on my family/friends, but this time around they seem a bit dead set on Trump or Bernie. I mean that as in the very same people who want Bernie want Trump as option B and that goes the other way around too. I have no idea what's going on in the minds of voters in this state.


That doesn't really surprise me; they are the anti-establishment candidates. Some of my family members are conservative and were intrigued by Sanders before they eventually gravitated to Rubio. Now they're hinting they'll be sitting out election day.
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I think the lynching you're talking about was when Qaddafi was sodomized with a knife and killed by the rebels in Libya. Is that other quote something Trump actually said?


No, it's what Trump WOULD have said, if, like Name wished to imply, it had been some common criminal who was lynched, and not a past-unfriendly dictator given his ultimate comeuppance by the people he thought he controlled.
Power of the People, or The Creature Turns Against Its Creator, either way it's an irony that we can be forgiven for considering more delicious than tragic. (So, what was that about that Hitler bunker-joke thread we had a while ago?)
I myself will confess to a smile at seeing Osama Bin Laden's ultimate fate being dumped ignominiously in the ocean like fish chum, when the Pentagon wanted a swift funeral to avoid the backfired mess of what happened with Saddam's funeral.

When posters choose to leave little details like that out of the press copy, it brings up the question of why they're left out.
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If you'r going to throw your vote away, make sure you at least vote for someone on CR.
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Also voted for Johnson.

Going for Trump in 2016, Bernie got screwed but also dug himself a hole by being a racist and a war monger.


Yes, Bernie was a very disappointing opposition candidate. Shot himself in the foot with that corporate message.

If only he took a leaf out of Hillary's book and took on some progressive views - he might have been able to fix his abysmal performance with the youth.


You know, she's not really that progressive. She is more than Trump...but she's also a racist and war monger and has blood on her hands.


Am I still the only one who doesn't think Trump will seriously build a wall? I mean...ain't no one gonna pay for that He can go on and on about immigrants and certain things all he wants, but he's still gotta stick to the Constitution. And I'm sure Senate ain't gonna let him get away with half the crap he says.


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You know, she's not really that progressive. She is more than Trump...but she's also a racist and war monger and has blood on her hands.

Am I still the only one who doesn't think Trump will seriously build a wall? I mean...ain't no one gonna pay for that
He got to build wall-chan!!! but yeah.. ain't nothing to happend there.
Also not forget who is "behind" hillary, and wish Trump stays on some of the trade and such, focus on work etc as many hopes he does.
So I wish he hear those has valued "money makers" if thats what one has to do for talking with Scrooge McDuck

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If you'r going to throw your vote away, make sure you at least vote for someone on CR.
couldn't find that on the map.

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Nogara-san wrote:Am I still the only one who doesn't think Trump will seriously build a wall? I mean...ain't no one gonna pay for that He can go on and on about immigrants and certain things all he wants, but he's still gotta stick to the Constitution. And I'm sure Senate ain't gonna let him get away with half the crap he says.


Reagan was never going to get his Star Wars satellites that were ridiculously naive, Cold-War outdated, nuclear warmongering and didn't work, but that didn't stop him from wasting billions of dollars and OUR time trying to.
It's harder to say "No, Mr. Prez, just no. As in, NO." once they're already elected, particularly with other aides and party-friendly senators trying to placate him with "Well, we could get them to say 'Maybe' if we keep at them for a few more sessions..."
Trump will never get those 300 miles of Wall, but he'll certainly try to, with the expensive self-indulgence of buying up land from supporters--only to be stalled by those who won't sell, and wasting courts' time with legally pressuring them to--and taking bids from construction companies "as soon as they can start work", all the while doubling it with another few millions of official press and advertising to sell the American public on how "It's finally gonna happen and it'll be a Beautiful Thing". (Once they actually start building, of course.)
Daddy's going to build a rainbow across our border...

Not Gonna Happen must be made non-negotiable from the outset, and it will save a lot of wasted effort that would be better employed on things that Could Happen, like schools and the economy.
If eight years of Looking for WMD That Weren't There seemed like it took what should have been the 00's of the future and threw the entire decade away, we're not going to throw another half-decade away--the '16-'20 that we could have used building Sealabs--on the non-stop futility of trying to explain to a president what he can't build with his Lincoln-log set.


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Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it is what he says.


"Not going to pay for your f***in' wall" is what the Mexican president says. He even practiced his English profanity just to say it.
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Nogara-san wrote:
Am I still the only one who doesn't think Trump will seriously build a wall? I mean...ain't no one gonna pay for that


Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it is what he says.

What he really intends to do is revive old policies of high tariffs, applied to certain countries like Mexico and perhaps China.

Good idea, bad idea? Hard to say, harder to explain and reason, so it's easier for him just to say that Mexicans are rapists and we're gonna build a wall. But it's just gonna be a wall of tax collectors, most likely.
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Vote Libertarian?


Hell no.


One of the most annoying things about the Trump campaign is that it's gotten a bunch of liberals trying to change the party because Bernie got blitzed by Hillary and they are wandering over to the other "anti establishment" guy.


No, Liberals, vote for Trump if you want, but don't try to take over our party because you are salty that Colonel Sanders lost. So much "that's racist! That's transphobic! That's bigoted!" bullshit coming from all these new "Republican" voters.


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