Monday, October 27, 2008

Presidential Election Prediction



Since I'll be super busy starting tomorrow until next Tuesday, I'm not sure how often I'll have time to post, so I thought I'd post my election map prediction for this year's election.

22 comments:

  1. "Now married with a woman who had no uterus".

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  2. Yay Cory is gone time to take over the post comments, hehehe. Like I don't do that half the time when he is around I guess.

    So anyway...

    Obama in 2007 before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund - speaking on Supreme Court Judge Selection:

    "And we need somebody who’s got the heart—the empathy—to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old—and that’s the criteria by which I’ll be selecting my judges. Alright?"

    No Senator, Not alright. Not even a little.

    Take a look at this picture. Ring a bell? You remember, blind justice? Should a person's emotional biases be involved in their being appointed to the highest judicial position in the United States Government?! I don't think so. What's next, affirmative action?

    McCain on judge selection:

    "As president, I will ensure that only those judges who strictly interpret the Constitution of the United States are appointed.

    I will nominate judges who understand that their role is to faithfully apply the law as written, not impose their will through judicial fiat."


    And then there's this. Yeah, let's just shut down the entire economy for a day. Take the day off?! What the hell?! Are we going to turn the lights off too and save energy? Ok watch the video then look at the comments. 19 over 3 days! Hrm, they're all positive... I just checked almost all the videos sourced by the johnmccain user and they have thousands of comments. Interesting...

    Now Pelosi says this:

    "Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan," said Pelosi.

    Rrrright, hold you accountable. You'll be bipartisan, you know, like when you refused to hold a vote on domestic drilling when 75% of the country was screaming for it. Flat out refused, and actually said you were "not giving the gavel away to a tactic". No, Nancy, you weren't going to give the gavel away for the American people's will.

    Why do I feel like Dorothy waking up after the twister? Where the hell am I? Is this the United States of America?

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  3. hehe Feel better?

    We should probably thinking about starting another blog just for politics and we can both author on.

    Any fart, I'd just like to add:

    SCHIEFFER: But even if it was someone -- even someone who had a history of being for abortion rights, you would consider them?

    MCCAIN: I would consider anyone in their qualifications. I do not believe that someone who has supported Roe v. Wade that would be part of those qualifications. But I certainly would not impose any litmus test.

    So I guess as long as you call it a "qualification" it cant be construed as an emotional issue.

    And I agree I think Election Day should be a recognize National Holiday and give everyone the day off. I mean we have a National Holiday for Martin Luther King Day and who could be opposed to that? Ooops, oh right, John McCain was - that crazy Federalist Maverick.

    And if you want to go by opinion polls as to whether we should hold things to a vote due to public opinion, then let's do that. Obama would win the Presidency, Roe vs. Wade would stay the law of the land and we could drill off shore.

    Oh and I think it'd be a good idea to open up who we should nuke to public opinion too while we're at it. I mean who needs a representative government when you can have mob rule.

    xoxo

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  4. Hehe man you love to follow things through to their conclusion past rationality sometimes Cory.

    1. McCain said he doesn't think whether someone supported roe vs. wade would be part of the qualifications, meaning he wouldn't consider their stance.

    2. In discussing the Martin Luther King day issue, I find that to be a good opportunity to point out an example of McCain doing something Obama seems completely unable to do:

    "Three of the toughest words in politics: "I was wrong." And John McCain uttered them again today in Memphis, conceding that he erred in once opposing a national holiday in honor of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr."

    3. Your ideas on opening up votes totally misses the point. No one wants mob rule. The point is a majority of Americans wanted a VOTE and we couldn't get it. That is entirely different than arguing that we should have a popular vote on everything. That's silly.

    OK I will shut up now.

    P.S. you kiss like a girl.

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  5. "I certainly would not impose any litmus test."

    - Meaning someone's stance on roe vs. wade wouldn't be a deal breaker.

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  6. Spreading the wealth is snowasbody's talking about

    Wheee, spin the middle class tax cutoff wheel! Hehehe

    Maybe by next Tuesday it will be down to $40,000 a year?

    What a friggin nightmare.

    Rules Shmules! Mo money mo money mo money!

    "Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed."

    "Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited."

    "Mary T. Biskup, a retired insurance manager from Manchester, Mo., who turned up on Obama's FEC reports as having donated $174,800 to the campaign."

    Boy, this kinda makes the whole issue of him breaking his promise about accepting public financing seem kinda silly.

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  7. Hahah I guarantee you will giggle if you listen to the first 3 seconds of that first clip over and over.

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  8. I was looking at the map yesterday Cory has posted and realized to myself that the Electoral College system is sort of unfair for the Candidates.

    I mean, let's say 11 people lived in Texas. 5 people voted Obama. 6 peopled voted McCain. Now, since the higher number of people voted for McCain, he gets Texas. But, that also means, those 5 votes for Obama are now useless. I mean, sure they help in the beginning before the state declares the victor. But, after someone won that state, the opposite candidates votes are now useless.

    Do you know what I mean?

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  9. The electoral college is bullshit.
    Its an antiquated system and needs to be removed.
    Fight the power!

    Or you could just ignore all this bullshit and play fallout 3. Now those guys have it rough..

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  10. I'm not so sure about North Dakota right now.

    I'm going to leave the map alone though.

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  11. Yeah when California has 10% of the say, that's pretty crazy. Whether you disagree with them or not, you have to admit that California isn't the most balanced representation of the overall views of America. There is some crazy stuff going on in California these days.

    However, I can appreciate the intent behind the Electoral College system (even if it doesn't really accomplish the intended purpose), which was put into place frankly because there were concerns about masses of people who were politically ignorant electing a president for the wrong reasons. Boy, why does that sound strikingly familiar? ; )

    "A popular election in this case is radically vicious. The ignorance of the people would put it in the power of some one set of men dispersed through the Union, and acting in concert, to delude them into any appointment." -- Delegate Gerry, July 25, 1787

    Surely not... Imagine if a group were to go out and coerce people into voting for a particular candidate - they could target homeless people, or entice people with money, or even make up names. That would really be awful.

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  12. Yeah you're right those damn homeless people. They arent American I mean look at them being born here but not contributing to building wealth for others AND demanding that they be allowed to sleep on our sidewalks. Sidewalks that our hard earned tax dollars pay for.

    It's disgusting. The homeless agenda has gone way too far in this country. Their pervasiveness in the halls of power thru the use of egregious lobbying firms and staggering amounts of secret donations out of old coffee cups and over turned hats.

    Absolutely disgusting and disgraceful. This country was founded on the concept that if you cant pay your own way that you are NOT an American and we need to get back to those traditions. If they're not willing to work for a company making a below living wage then they deserve all the spit that rains down upon them by the people who pass by them.

    And I know you're going to say that nearly 25% of all homeless people in America are Veterans who fought bravely for us. But if you ask me, they had this all figured out from the beginning and are using their service to our country as a way to get something for free now. And dont tell me that almost 50% of them are suffering from a mental illness - they are either faking or should just suck it up and get a job.

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  13. Yes, that's right. I hate homeless people. You got me.

    Cory: Homeless people in Ohio were clearly targeted, talked into registering and voting on the same day. That is my point. Sheesh.

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  14. I know! And fuck 'em! They dont get to vote since they smell bad and eat things stuck to dumpsters.

    It's not if you like them or you hate them, they're homeless - they clearly do not deserve to be part of our country and how it functions. I understand what you mean.

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  15. My point has nothing to do with their status as homeless and their importance in society Cory. I'm pointing out that it has become very clear that people have sought out homeless people purposefully, talked them into registering to vote and helped them vote, sometimes multiple times because their place of residence can't be verified. Don't you think that is wrong?

    Bleh, nevermind. It's easier to just say I hate homeless people. Yay down with homeless people.

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  16. Wait now I'm confused are you secretly a homeless person sympathizer? Oh god you are!

    I bet you've been pallin' around with some homeless people too.

    Oh my.

    No I know what you meant. I also know that when I take your arguement to an absurd level that it annoys you, but I normally only do it when your argument is absurd to me to begin with. ;)

    C'mon, let's go get a cup of coffee and hug this one out. :)

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  17. You're the devil.

    You know, I still drink 8 - 10 cups of coffee most days.

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  18. haha oh man. I remember your coffee buzzes.

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