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The Mid-Terms: Your Predictions?


#183

Absolutely. He wasn’t sacking him before he could ensure a chosen replacement.


#184

As an aside to the 3rd party thing. I’m with Peter Hitchens, id consent to mandatory voting if ‘none of the below’ was at the top of the ballot.


#185

President Trump announced Wednesday that Jeff Sessions had resigned as attorney general and will be replaced by Matthew Whitaker, who had been Sessions’ chief of staff at the Justice Department. Whitaker will also replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


#186

The Chinese are the Jews of Asia. They will often change their names to appear more “native”. It’s because they work their asses off, and own most of the wealth. Money is the religion, and the Chinese are zealots.

Basically, yes, it’s money envy, and it’s the same everywhere.


#187

I’ll echo this. The parties are malleable which is what makes them frustrating. Shortly after losing all three branches Republicans took back all three. And they did it by electing someone that sounded way different than many recent conservatives. A protectionist free market interfering guy who ran on big government promising not too touch social security, Medicare, etc. someone who promised health care for all and who said the debt would be fine to default on. Unheard of positions for a Republican but still won.

Both parties just adapt their “values” to what has the best chance of getting them in power


#188

Democracy in action:

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#189

People simply don’t get that identity politics aren’t simply about “defending” a minority race or group. That’s a fucking sham by politicians. It’s about power. The King of Thailand was the one who coined the phrase “Chinese are the Jews of the Orient”. Chinese have been fucked all over Southeast Asia other than Singapore as minorities throughout the last century. I’ve never seen anyone defend us when racist acts are committed because they are “justified” since we are supposedly the ones who are “privileged” despite being minorities and not everyone was well-to-do, with a lot of us being dirt poor.

If someone had passed around flyers stating “it’s ok to be Chinese” in a university, I can more or less guarantee you it will face the same denouncement from the administrators and educators as that incident in the “Is it ok to be White” thread, with the difference being a mob will sweep the university after that beating up Chinese kids.

Despite this, I fucking get it. It’s not about religion or race or any of that. It’s about people with agendas who will use any excuse they can find to gain political points by using people from their target demographic, be it social class, race, religion, culture etc and telling them what they want to hear even if it ends up in divisiveness. That’s why I bear no ill will towards anyone of any other race while I don’t buy it now when someone purports to represent and speak up for MY race when they have something to gain since no one has done that for the past century.


#190

@dt79

You’re a better man than me 'bro. Ill will is my mantle.

(too bad you didn’t inject yourself into the “white privilege” thread, probably 'cause you know better…)


#191

Lol I assure you this is not the case. I’ve just convinced myself that there would be too many “tribes” to be upset at, including some in Mainland China who call me a “bastard” and “traitor” because I wasn’t born there, and the same people from these “tribes” would not behave the same way if they lived in another country with a different political and social environment.


#192

Jesse was actually a pretty good governor for us ha. But ya, my state sucks when it comes to politics. #believeallwoman


#193

Ah, well, at least you can walk around the Twin Cities (beautiful cities btw) without being stabbed or shot…


#194

If I was Dan Crenshaw, I’d dress like a pirate to fuck with everyone else on my first day.

If you don’t know anything about him, do a quick google search. Dude’s a badass.


#195

Nice try Facebook


#196

Googled Beto, found this on Wiki -WTF:

served as the state chairman of Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential campaign

Call me shallow, but…


#197

Googled Crenshaw, found this:

“SEALs don’t get offended. That’s just not what we do. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t offensive, but let’s stop demanding apologies and firings of people. Let’s just… demand that comedy actually be funny, but let’s be good people.”


#198

That guy has a good perspective.


#199

He was born in 72, so perhaps he is a prodigy?


#200

Manchurian candidate confirmed.


#201

Isn’t “Beto” a cultural appropriation per identity politics? If white girls cannot dress as Moana nor black girls as Elsa for Halloween how can the extreme left call an Irish-American “Beto”?

Found this on his Wikipedia:

Following college, O’Rourke worked as a live-in nanny for a family in Manhattan,

I don’t know why, but I find this spectacularly weird.


#202

If you have the correct opinions much shall be overlooked.

That’s because it is weird. And kinda creepy. And if Beto somehow becomes the nominee against Trump in 2020, I really hope Trump goes all-in on pointing out how actual nanny’s who want a nanny state are unfit for positions typically held by reality TV stars who bang pornstars on the side. The bar’s as low as it’s going to get anyway, why not have a little fun with it?

On a related note, there is no way that Mrs. Doubtfire could be made today, because Beto voters would cry TRANSPHOBIA from the highest rooftops over an on-screen depiction of a male nanny.

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