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Bernie Sanders Wins Historically Accurate Mock Election
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Quote:Bernie Sanders won in a landslide. They had him winning the primary against Hillary Clinton by an almost 2 to 1 margin, and he wiped the floor with the Republican nominee, establishment Jeb! Can Fix It Bush, in the general. They predict Bernie to win next November by an almost 4 to 1 margin. It seems impossible. They have him taking states you’d think fantastical now and winning by an implausibly large margin.But it looks to me that the ridiculousness of his success is another indicator of a larger trend.Bernie’s awakening a fire. His message is rippling throughout the country. Maybe the states are wrong, and the margin’s wrong, but that doesn’t mean the outcome is. He doesn’t have to get four times as many electoral votes as the G.O.P. nominee to win. 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/11/8/...k-Election

     

I'll be back later to mock this.

 
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#2
Interesting. The GOP and Democrat fields are both telling. Telling of how miserable of a past seven years it's been. Good old Bernie is sorta likeable---I like his curmedgeony style. Larry David's "Bernie" is LOL funny! Truth is, good ol' Berns would be paralyzed as potus as he would get virtually nothing passed in congress. But some little part of me says America is ripe for a good dose of socialism. The shock factor would be a priceless spectacle, as Americans saw what socialism really was like on their doorsteps.
 
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#3
Kansas is blue and Hawaii is red.... yep, they sure know what they are talking about.
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#4
That's interesting.

Apparently this exercise, which isn't a scientific poll, has produced accurate, though surprising results in a few elections at least.


 
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#5
Why do people fear socialism so much when we have been a socialist democracy for 100 years?  Socialism is here and has been for a long time.  And a good many of those conservatives that think socialism is a bad word tend to benefit from it more than most. 
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#6
We tolerate socialism where it has encroached out of respect for those that hold such a philosophy, but we remain diligent in our efforts to show people how socialis's effects are akin to slavery.  For an American to not help a fellow citizen recognize their enslavement is not ethical.

A perfect example is the current story about HUD wanting to prevent smoking in public housing.  This  issue well descibes the danger of government providing you with anything.  As you allow government to provide for you, so you allow government to take from you.
 
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#7
Private entities can and do ban smoking as well, right?

So a private landlord may ban smoking in their rentals too.

And, I'm not at all sure that any/all limitations on absolute freedom are akin to slavery - that seems a bit extreme to me.



 
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#8
Yeah, the point is to not have a lord, land or otherwise.  Or keep whatever lord gives you what you want.  I have no use for lords.
 
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#9
Ah yes, the self-sufficient ideal.

One can grow one's own food, build one's own house, car, make one's own clothes etc. but it's a lot of work and takes a lot of knowledge/expertise, and the vast majority of human beings (at least in America) aren't interested in doing that.

So, we're all interdependent, for the most part.



 
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(11-12-2015, 09:50 AM)'labmonkey' Wrote: Kansas is blue and Hawaii is red.... yep, they sure know what they are talking about.


 
You said it, lab.  Hawaii has to be blue.  Just ask Elvis.



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