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Comment Re:We'll see how long this lasts... (Score 1) 61

Trump is now the leader of the republican party (as happens when one is elected POTUS as the candidate of the party). He also is the most successful troll in the history of trolling. Anyone in Washington who disagrees with him - regardless of their party affiliation - will be openly shamed and abused by the Troll in Chief. When he tells the GOP to jump they will ask only how high. When he says in January that he wants this bill killed they will ask only how quickly.

Being as this type of bill potentially challenges his god-given right to make money, he will want it killed. Just as he wants "new libel laws" that allow him to throw journalists into prison who cover him in unfavorable ways.

Comment Re:Different people, different rules (again) (Score 1) 1040

The DNC put a baker out of business because they wouldn't bake a gay wedding cake.

Here is an actual event

Really? I've heard various iterations of this story but I have not heard one where the Democratic National Committee actually put a baker out of business as you claim. Do you have a source for that?

If someone chooses to be a bigot, and then the negative publicity of their bigotry causes their business level to drop to zero, that is a long ways from having a political party come in and somehow magically put you out of business. Furthermore, if you sell a product to someone, and then you fail to deliver that product as promised, the person who paid you for that product has a right to seek their money back. And if your timing on denial of said product is such that an important event is now disrupted, the customer has a right to seek additional compensation for that as well.

Had the actual, extant (as opposed to your fantasy) baker just had a sign on his door declaring his bigotry, he could have avoided all this as the customer who wanted a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage never would have bothered going in.

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 11

That same what.

Then you misunderstood. That comment has to do with the fact that the majority of Senate seats up for reelection in 2018 are in deep red states. This is a math problem, not another notch in your "both sides are hoooooorrible" lament.

Still trying to play your little games with me, eh?

TIL trying to clarify your shitty use of language = "playing a game". Fucking delusional.

Fuck the democrats.

We know.

I don't want them to regain anything.

We know.

That's your partisan whining.

TIL pointing electoral math = "partisan whining". Fucking obsessive.

blah blah blah

We know. Find a new tune already. The world has moved on. Why can't you?

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 11

Same goes for the democratic machine candidates

Same what? What are you talking about?

This is just more of your own partisan whining.

Me noting the fact that 2018 is an uphill battle for Dems to recapture the Senate is partisan and whining how? Your ability to make hay form thin air is astounding.

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 11

If tallying up the broken promises helps to drive out some of the hacktacular idiots in 2018 I'm all for it.

Nah. Every single GOP Senator could go out and shoot a random person in the face on live TV and 2018 would still work in their favour, the map is that bad.

Comment Re:Granted Government Powers (Score 1) 1040

Sure, stop black people from stepping foot into your home or your store. Refuse to buy or sell with them. It's your right!

There are things you can do that I don't think are good ideas. There are things you can do that I think are immoral or even dangerous to yourself. I am not endorsing business owners being bigots, but they do have certain rights to exclude people from their private property and rights of association. I'm willing to meet them half way and say "if you don't want to do business with XYZ type of people, that's fine as long as you post a sign plainly stating that. No surprises after the fact".

Similarly if a technology company wants to exclude certain types of traffic or communication from its services, I'm fine with that as long as it is understood what is and is not allowed. As long as the forbidden content is described, they can go ahead and do it.

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 11

But weren't the broken promises part of what led to President Lawnchair having a democratic majority for only a vanishingly short period of time? If tallying up the broken promises helps to drive out some of the hacktacular idiots in 2018 I'm all for it.

You do have a point, though - he hasn't put many people in his cabinet yet that GWB wouldn't have selected. Now whether or not Cruz would have selected them is a different matter...

Comment Re:Another one to add to the list (Score 2) 11

I'm less interested in broken promises (all politicians have that problem) than I am trying to figure out what parts of the Trump admin could actually be called unconventional. Figuring out what parts will be basic GOP crap and which will be pants-wetting disasters will be crucial to navigating the next four years.

Comment Another one to add to the list (Score 1) 11

This is but yet another campaign promise that Trump is breaking before inauguration. If we start from 282 promises Trump made on the campaign trail (an abridged list, most likely) and then eliminate the ones that are too vague or simply impossible (like "make America great again" - for whatever that is supposed to mean today), and then subtract the ones he has already backed out on (including notable ones like this as well as "lock her up", "repeal Obamacare", etc), what is left? Not much, I suspect.

This could be a return to failure is not an option.

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