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19-01-2017, 05:33 PM (This post was last modified: 19-01-2017 05:41 PM by Lord Dark Helmet.)
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 05:29 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(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.

Before I was using "since Obama took office" which would be 8 years, but in reality it is 6 years since the next election was the 2010 midterms.

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19-01-2017, 05:49 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 04:34 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  Republicans now control:

68 of 98 state legislative chambers

4,170 of 7,383 available legislate 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.

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We are truly living in great times.

They wont get most of that, that is not to say they will not do damage, but the main reason they have that lopsided power is 36 years of GOP gerrymandering. Some of that is really dangerous though, like voter ID laws and the attitude of purging, they have hinted at with requesting the names of supporters of climate change from EPA AND ENERGY. But their strive to get revenge is there, and long term that could lead to the collapse of our system of checks and balances if politicians increase on the tactic Trump used to get his win. Political demagoguery is toxic and dangerous.

It is scary that Trump managed to convince a huge portion of his voters that it was a "landslide" by confusing his gullible followers between the difference between unexpected, which neither side besides a few, expected, and a "landslide" which it was not, neither by popular vote, which he lost by almost 3 million, and not even the EC is up there as a large margin in presidential election history.

He really did use misinformation flat out lies, and sold fear and hyper nationalism. That part should scare anyone whom values western concepts of government.

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19-01-2017, 06:00 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 04:34 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  We are truly living in great times.

I know it's easy to put up a persona online, but I'm wondering if...in real life, do you find it hard to hide the fact that you're gay?

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19-01-2017, 06:50 PM
RE: Republican mandate
Republicans: Delusional. That should have been obvious because they believe in a sacred Sky Monster who was his own son who killed himself to save everyone from what he was going to do to them.

If Trump bans gay marriage or abortion, he'll be assassinated. Then we'll see what kind of mandate he has.
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19-01-2017, 06:56 PM
RE: Republican mandate
To fair, though the ratio might differ, most democrats also religious.

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19-01-2017, 07:28 PM
RE: Republican mandate
Twas the Night Before Inauguration!

Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower,
The Donald reflected on his newfound power.
The conservative masses had come out in force,
And delivered a victory that would chart a new course.

The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes,
The media lied to them . . . What a surprise.
They had been promised a Hillary win,
But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin.
And though from all corners celebrities flew,
They made no impression, for they hadn’t a clue.
They talked about climate, racism, and such,
And they made up good stories . . . But didn’t know much.
The fake news and ignorance came at a cost,
And they can’t understand all the reasons they lost.
They blame it on Comey and Bernie and Vlad,
But fail to acknowledge the one that was bad.

Yes, Hillary Clinton, in many ways flawed,
Was her own biggest hurdle toward getting the nod.
The campaign exposed her corruptness and greed,
And her speeches were punch-less as ten dollar weed.

So out in the streets there arose such a clatter,
It was Soros-paid protestors and Black Lives Matter.
With cities to pillage and windows to smash,
They knew not the issues, but needed the cash.
Eight years of Obama had given them cause,
To expect a replacement of their Santa Claus.
But soon the protestors will feel the pain,
When the wheels fall off of the old gravy train.

And now all the snowflakes are riddled with fear,
Upset and offended by things that they’ll hear.
The cocoa and crayons will help for a while,
But fact-based opinions will soon cramp their style.
I originally supported, and voted, for Cruz,
In the end, I would vote for whoever they choose.
He wasn’t my first choice, but soon I would cede,
The one they call Trump is the one that we need.

I saw him on TV in front of a crowd,
He spoke about veterans, it made me feel proud.
He spoke about energy, safety, and jobs,
Taking this country back from the Washington snobs.

He was dressed in Armani, all tailored and neat,
And the Brunos he wore made the outfit complete.
For a man of his vintage, he seemed rather fit,
And he looked presidential, I have to admit.

His eyes glowed like embers, his smile was the best,
And his hair was the color of my old hunting vest.
His love for this country was on full display,
And his actions spoke louder than his words could say.
He thanked all his voters, and before he was gone,
Saved thousands of jobs while Obama looked on.
The fate of this country left nothing to chance,
So, he filled out his cabinet weeks in advance.

The men he had chosen were of the same mind,
Let’s set the bar high, and not lead from behind.
He picked up his phone as he rose from his seat,
With a flick of his finger, he sent out this tweet;
“Now Mattis!, now Kelly!’ now Sessions! And Pruitt!
On Perry! On Flynn, You’re the ones who can do it.
Start lifting restrictions and building the wall,

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”;
The roar of his audience rose from the stands,
He kissed all their babies and shook all their hands.
He answered their questions and calmed all their fears,
They knew it would be a fantastic four years.
Then he jumped in his limo, and off to his jet,
A fellow that Liberals won’t soon forget.
He sent one more tweet as the evening expired;
“Happy Inauguration to all,
AND OBAMA – YOU’RE FIRED!”

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19-01-2017, 07:33 PM
RE: Republican mandate
Obama wasn't fired.....dummy.

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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19-01-2017, 07:45 PM
RE: Republican mandate
Poetry. Yes, that makes sense. Shy

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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19-01-2017, 07:49 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 07:33 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Obama wasn't fired.....dummy.

I didn't write it.

Obama wasn't fired, but democrats have been. Just look at the stats in my original post.

Obama wasn't fired, but his legacy will be destroyed.

Obama wasn't fired, but it's the same as a CEO retiring and the company just can't wait for your retirement party and instead of the company choosing a replacement from the CEO's staff, they bring in an outsider to go in the opposite direction.

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19-01-2017, 07:55 PM
RE: Republican mandate
(19-01-2017 07:49 PM)Lord Dark Helmet Wrote:  
(19-01-2017 07:33 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Obama wasn't fired.....dummy.

I didn't write it.

Obama wasn't fired, but democrats have been. Just look at the stats in my original post.

Obama wasn't fired, but his legacy will be destroyed.

Obama wasn't fired, but it's the same as a CEO retiring and the company just can't wait for your retirement party and instead of the company choosing a replacement from the CEO's staff, they bring in an outsider to go in the opposite direction.

Dear little child, go read a history book. You have as much grasp on reality as Napoleon did in the last months of his life.

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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