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19-01-2017, 04:34 PM (This post was last modified: 20-01-2017 09:01 AM by Lord Dark Helmet.)
Republican mandate
Republicans now control:

68 of 98 state legislative chambers

4,170 of 7,383 available legislative seats

Full legislative control in 33 states (democrats only 13)

32 of 50 governors

25 states with trifecta power (governor and legislature, democrats have only 6)

the U.S. Senate

the U.S. House of Representatives

the U.S. Presidency

Plus, Trump has 104 federal court appointments to fill (Obama had 53 in comparison).

Think about this: Republicans need only one more state legislature pickup to be able to hold a convention of states. They have 33 state legislatures but need 34 to alter the constitution. If they pickup one more state in the midterms they could do things like:

Ban gay marriage.
Ban abortion.
End birthright citizenship.
Update the 2nd amendment with modern terminology and expand gun rights.
Stop all forms of immigration.
Make english our national language.
Mandatory voter I.D.
Force liberal judges off the supreme court by adding the ability to impeach justices.
And so much more.

Of course they need a few more states to help ratify, but I'm sure we could get it done if we threaten to withold federal funding or something.

Drooling

We are truly living in great times.

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19-01-2017, 04:57 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 04:34 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  Think about this: Republicans need only one more state legislature pickup to be able to hold a convention of states. They have 33 state legislatures but need 34 to alter the constitution. If they pickup one more state in the midterms...

It's not quite that simple. They can call a convention with 2/3 of the states (34), but they need 3/4 (38 states) to actually ratify any amendments. Good luck with that. It's been many years since a proposed amendment was ratified, and several have gone by the way during that time.
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19-01-2017, 04:57 PM
RE: Republican mandate
Can you expand on how you think the elements noted above (Ban on Gay Marriage, on Abortion, Birthright Citizenship, etc.) will be improving the US society? I personnaly don't see how many of these disposition would improve it. Some of those seems to be directly harmful to the population in my opinion, while other seems completely cosmetic.

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19-01-2017, 04:59 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 04:57 PM)epronovost Wrote:  Can you expand on how you think the elements noted above (Ban on Gay Marriage, on Abortion, Birthright Citizenship, etc.) will be improving the US society? I personnaly don't see how many of these disposition would improve it. Some of those seems to be directly harmful to the population in my opinion, while other seems completely cosmetic.

Ending birthright citizenship would mean that dirty Muslim Obama would have to apply for citizenship.

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19-01-2017, 05:09 PM
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(19-01-2017 04:59 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  Ending birthright citizenship would mean that dirty Muslim Obama would have to apply for citizenship.

Not necessarly. Racist laws on citizenship can be varied and complex with multiple level of citizenship. Many country also have an hybrid system where both "blood" and "land" have an influence on an individual citizenship. Of course, laws of the "blood" requires far more administration than laws of the "land".

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19-01-2017, 05:10 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 05:09 PM)epronovost Wrote:  
(19-01-2017 04:59 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  Ending birthright citizenship would mean that dirty Muslim Obama would have to apply for citizenship.

Not necessarly. Racist laws on citizenship can be varied and complex with multiple level of citizenship. Many country also have an hybrid system where both "blood" and "land" have an influence on an individual citizenship. Of course, laws of the "blood" requires far more administration than laws of the "land".

What're you, some kinda expert or somethin'? We don't take kindly to experts 'round these parts.

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19-01-2017, 05:14 PM (This post was last modified: 19-01-2017 05:17 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Republican mandate
The fallacy in all his ignorant bullshit, is that he thinks Republicans are actually all as insane and wacko as he is. They aren't. As much as he wants to turn the clock back to the 17th Century, it's never gonna happen. It'll take a while for this fool him to realize that. Trump LOST the popular vote. The reason Hillary lost, is that DEMOCRATS did not vote for her, NOT that the country is turning around, and likes Republicans, all of a sudden.
There is NO EVIDENCE that the US wants to return to 17th Century. http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/09/g...-vote.html

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19-01-2017, 05:22 PM
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(19-01-2017 05:14 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  The fallacy in all his ignorant bullshit, is that he thinks Republicans are actually all as insane and wacko as he is. They aren't. As much as he wants to turn the clock back to the 17th Century, it's never gonna happen. It'll take a while for this fool him to realize that. Trump LOST the popular vote. The reason Hillary lost, is that DEMOCRATS did not vote for her, NOT that the country is turning around, and likes Republicans, all of a sudden.
There is NO EVIDENCE that the US wants to return to 17th Century. http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/09/g...-vote.html

You keep bringing up the popular vote but ignore the 1,000+ seats the democrats have lost the last 6 years.

And you ignore the fact the most populous state, California, uses a top two primary system that leaves republicans off the senate ballot, so republicans don't show up to vote.

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19-01-2017, 05:28 PM
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(19-01-2017 05:22 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  
(19-01-2017 05:14 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  The fallacy in all his ignorant bullshit, is that he thinks Republicans are actually all as insane and wacko as he is. They aren't. As much as he wants to turn the clock back to the 17th Century, it's never gonna happen. It'll take a while for this fool him to realize that. Trump LOST the popular vote. The reason Hillary lost, is that DEMOCRATS did not vote for her, NOT that the country is turning around, and likes Republicans, all of a sudden.
There is NO EVIDENCE that the US wants to return to 17th Century. http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/09/g...-vote.html

You keep bringing up the popular vote but ignore the 1,000+ seats the democrats have lost the last 6 years.

And you ignore the fact the most populous state, California, uses a top two primary system that leaves republicans off the senate ballot, so republicans don't show up to vote.

They will after 4 years of an insane president. Californians show up when they want. There are FAR FAR more Dems in the country than Repubtards. The political pendulum swings back and forth ... every few years, NOT every few generations, gramps.

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19-01-2017, 05:29 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 05:22 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  You keep bringing up the popular vote but ignore the 1,000+ seats the democrats have lost the last 6 years.

Last time you said it was 8 years. I remember doing the math. Say it with me now: ONE_THOUSAND. Do you usually just change numbers willy-nilly as you please to make them exaggerate whatever idiocy du jour you are proposing? Just curious. It's not like your credibility can go any lower.

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