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This is the place to do it. I am NOT creating this thread to keep everything that could be possibly related to politics by three degrees of separation out of Random Thoughts, but as a place to get in depth.

This is where you post about things if you want to get farther than "Oh man isn't this weird/funny/stupid/obnoxious/smart?"


This is NOT a place where personal attacks will be tolerated.
There will be a 1 week MINIMUM ban enacted upon anyone who breaks that rule, no warnings will be issued. You're all adults, or close enough to them that you can treat each other with respect. Just because Jimbob doesn't agree with your views doesn't mean he's a big fat meanyhead.

Pretty simple: Don't be an asshole.


I will flesh out more rules if necessary, but i'd love for this to be self-policing.


With that, ENJOY!
 

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The end is near. However, Donald won't be president. Jeb will.

It doesn't really matter who is president though. It's not like they actually do anything other than read from a prompt. Another face people can relate to or hate. It's a pendulum. There is no Republican or Democrat. Just another puppet for the machine.
 

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I still maintain that if they wanted John to be president, they should have trotted him out instead of George W. The Bush fleet has sailed, and their dynasty card has been pulled.

However, I do think that the president is more than a talking head. Its just that this one has been so much more of a talking head than anything else, that really highlights it. But youre right, though. Increasingly, Republican and Democrat are two sides of the same coin. Why do you think they go OUT OF THEIR WAY to discredit, demean and outright destroy anyone on the horizon who is third party? Because it stands as a serious disruption to the status quo.

What Americans dont really realise, and you can gather this just by talking to people, is that we really do hold the power. What I mean here is, when you talk to people and they say that they didnt vote, but if they had it wouldnt have counted anyhow. Which is bullshit. But so many people have bought into the party line, hook line and sinker, that they cant open their eyes to see whats really going on. And so it really doesnt count.

We have to stop fighting each other. We have to all get behind a candidate and really show the "base" of each party that we DONT agree with the **** they spew, or the lies and balderdash they use to keep us divided. Whether its gay marriage, abortion, the failed drug war or whatever else they come up with this week to keep our focus away from what they are really doing.
 

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I still maintain that if they wanted John to be president, they should have trotted him out instead of George W. The Bush fleet has sailed, and their dynasty card has been pulled.

However, I do think that the president is more than a talking head. Its just that this one has been so much more of a talking head than anything else, that really highlights it. But youre right, though. Increasingly, Republican and Democrat are two sides of the same coin. Why do you think they go OUT OF THEIR WAY to discredit, demean and outright destroy anyone on the horizon who is third party? Because it stands as a serious disruption to the status quo.

What Americans dont really realise, and you can gather this just by talking to people, is that we really do hold the power. What I mean here is, when you talk to people and they say that they didnt vote, but if they had it wouldnt have counted anyhow. Which is bullshit. But so many people have bought into the party line, hook line and sinker, that they cant open their eyes to see whats really going on. And so it really doesnt count.

We have to stop fighting each other. We have to all get behind a candidate and really show the "base" of each party that we DONT agree with the **** they spew, or the lies and balderdash they use to keep us divided. Whether its gay marriage, abortion, the failed drug war or whatever else they come up with this week to keep our focus away from what they are really doing.
It's this exactly. My gf is a shining example. her parent's "raised" her republican. She votes republican. When asked to name a republican policy that she likes, she's stumped.

When it comes to our rights and how much of them we're at risk of losing, I feel we're the last generation that is really going to care. We're the last that will remember what it was like before the Patriot Act, the last to know what it was like before Homeland Security. Our kids will think checkpoints, eavesdropping, search and seizure without warrants, etc are normal operating procedure.

If we're going to do anything that's going to change the direction our country is headed, it had better happen soon.
 

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Thanks, Concealer. I can certainly abide by being decent. I will also not feed a troll if someone wants to destroy decent discussion, I hope everyone else feels the same way.


Donald Trump 2016: There will be hell toup'ee
"We will overcomb"
Oh my, this is wonderful.
 

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I agree with the third party thing, people are intent at firing off at the other party and towing the party lines they forget we can vote for whomever we want.

I have been registered as "No Party Affiliation" since I was about 22.
 

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It's this exactly. My gf is a shining example. her parent's "raised" her republican. She votes republican. When asked to name a republican policy that she likes, she's stumped.

When it comes to our rights and how much of them we're at risk of losing, I feel we're the last generation that is really going to care. We're the last that will remember what it was like before the Patriot Act, the last to know what it was like before Homeland Security. Our kids will think checkpoints, eavesdropping, search and seizure without warrants, etc are normal operating procedure.

If we're going to do anything that's going to change the direction our country is headed, it had better happen soon.
Yeah, the longer we wait to stamp out things like the Patriot Act, or anything they decide to replace it with, the harder it will be to justify it later. Part of that problem, though, is the fact that soo many people feel totally fine in frittering away their freedom in the name of "security". Also the fact that some of the politicians talk a good game, but when the time comes to man up, the puss out and sign it back into law.
 

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Yeah, the longer we wait to stamp out things like the Patriot Act, or anything they decide to replace it with, the harder it will be to justify it later. Part of that problem, though, is the fact that soo many people feel totally fine in frittering away their freedom in the name of "security". Also the fact that some of the politicians talk a good game, but when the time comes to man up, the puss out and sign it back into law.
That atrocity has gone on for way too long, even more disheartening that parts of it got renewed and then they pass the Freedom Act to restore bits that didn't! That was a Democrat President and Congress renewing and signing in replacement legislation from a strongly disliked GOP President.

Want more proof the politicians have no interest in doing what is actually good for the people?
 

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I vote largely Dem because I see less stupidity from them than I do their GOP counterparts. That said, I wish they would take many things further, but I'm a rare social/fiscal liberal.
 

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I have my eyes set on Rand Paul and Donald Trump. Everyone attacks trump too much just because he had a TV show and he speaks his mind.
 

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I am still keeping tabs on Bernie Sanders. So far I like what I see and I am interested to see how far he makes it. I in no way support Donald Trump, but I do hope that when he doesn't become the representative of his party he runs on his independent campaign and we can start to make progress against the 2 party system. That is a system that has long since needed a re do.

 

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I have my eyes set on Rand Paul and Donald Trump. Everyone attacks trump too much just because he had a TV show and he speaks his mind.
Donald Trump is a salesman, you shouldn't believe a word he says either.


And he's an accused rapist...
 

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I have my eyes set on Rand Paul and Donald Trump. Everyone attacks trump too much just because he had a TV show and he speaks his mind.
If it comes down to clinton vs trump, i'm not even going to the polls. I always feel like to vote for POTUS is to choose between the lesser of 2 evils, but this would just be madness.

Both would sell out america in a heartbeat if it was to their benefit(clinton for money/power, trump for money/fame).

I'm conservative, Ben Carson is my favorite right now, who knows where it will end up.

Clinton is terrifying, absolute contempt of court at all times with this email server thing, not to mention Clinton foundation donations from foreign governments. She has basically already sold out america for her own interests.
 

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Donald Trump is a salesman, you shouldn't believe a word he says either.


And he's an accused rapist...
Yeah he is a Salesman, but this is politics. This is a country he wants to fix. I don't think he is going to waste his time and money to lie to all of us unless Illuminati.
 
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