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#315113 - 09/09/19 12:03 AM Re: And we're off and running! [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
That analysis ignores who the Third Party candidate is: A popular leftist Third Party candidate would indeed take votes from the Democrat and help elect the Republican. Likewise, a popular right wing candidate would take votes from the Republican and help elect the Democrat. In general, a Third Party candidate can only help elect the mainstream candidate the least like them. This is why people say Third Party runs can only hurt their cause.

It would be completely different if we had a parliamentary form of government, where a Third Party could form a coalition with the mainstream Party most like them, But we don't.


I say you're correct in your synopsis. The reason I stated third party candidates usually hurt Republicans more is that the Libertarians are on the ballot in all 50 states presidential wise. They also run candidates for governors and senators. Most Libertarians would vote Republican if limited to just the GOP and Democratic candidates.

Johnson received 3.28% of the total vote in 2016, Jill Stein 1.07%, McMullin 0.54%. Libertarian and Conservative votes to Johnson and McMullin dwarf Stein's. My word usually doesn't mean every time, just most of the time.
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#315124 - 09/09/19 03:45 AM Re: And we're off and running! [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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It's the Despair Quotient!
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By the way, Perostista...Northwest Ponderer is NWRatCon on DP, in case you didn't know.
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#315363 - 09/15/19 02:16 AM Re: And we're off and running! [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

It's the Despair Quotient!
Pooh-Bah

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Too many on the Left sat home and sulked, too many Dems sat home, thinking we already had it in the bag, and that left mostly people who have been conditioned to not trust our institutions, not trust any form of government or even trust what they see and hear in the media....i.e. acting like the lady who stayed on the toilet for two years.

Basically by sitting home and sulking, or believing we had it in the bag, we let the idiots on the right make our choices for us.
But by being complacent, or acting like spoiled brats, we were the bigger idiots, bigger because we ought to have known better.

I sincerely hope that this four year long Trump bukkake party will permanently disabuse enough liberals of the idea of staying home and not bothering to vote. If not, then they will get treated to another four year long Trump bukkake session, with some scatological fun thrown in for good measure.
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#315364 - 09/15/19 03:37 AM Re: And we're off and running! [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I sincerely hope that this four year long Trump bukkake party will permanently disabuse enough liberals of the idea of staying home and not bothering to vote


This time it's personal. Voters want to hurt this guy and they want to hurt him bad. Everybody is going to want to be part of it. Like the Popeye's Chicken sandwich!

Something on my radar is how Trump is gonna play the China agreement into his re-election plan. Early guess is a shoddy agreement that makes him a hero for ending the trade war that he started. He declares it a victory and throws himself a parade. Republicans love him all the more for ending the trade war that THE DEMOCRATS started.....

Anybody imagine a future where that doesn't happen?
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#315384 - 09/15/19 11:29 AM Re: And we're off and running! [Re: Greger]
Ujest Shurly Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greger
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I sincerely hope that this four year long Trump bukkake party will permanently disabuse enough liberals of the idea of staying home and not bothering to vote


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Something on my radar is how Trump is gonna play the China agreement into his re-election plan. Early guess is a shoddy agreement that makes him a hero for ending the trade war that he started. He declares it a victory and throws himself a parade. Republicans love him all the more for ending the trade war that THE DEMOCRATS started.....

Anybody imagine a future where that doesn't happen?


Nope, that is how it will be played out, and the Bubbas on the right, better known as Republicans, are going to take it hook, line and shaft.

Bukkake: a type of ... several men ... on another person. ROTFMOL Bow allhail
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#315435 - 09/16/19 01:23 AM Re: And we're off and running! [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

It's the Despair Quotient!
Pooh-Bah

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Jill Biden admits her husband's policies SUCK, but please settle for him anyway.
Joe won't even be in the race next March if he's already stumbling this badly at this point.
If he is, God help us.

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#315451 - 09/16/19 12:49 PM Re: And we're off and running! [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
chunkstyle Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/07
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How dare voters stay home and not vote for candidates to screw them over! Donít they understand how politics work?! Well Trump surely showed them their errors. Maybe now voters will fall in line with another corporate hack promising access to the bananas if they can only jump high enough.
Stay at home sulkers should really take a look at themselves in the mirror and reflect on how they, and they alone, have been responsible for the Parties presidential defeat. Clearly some folks donít know whatís good for them. Who the adults in the room are and other patronizing gibberish.


Edited by chunkstyle (09/16/19 12:51 PM)

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