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Destineer
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Jesus. Sounds like the Natty Review has fired the guy, at least.
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Destineer
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Lord God on high. I just read his article. I would post the worst parts, but I'd just end up posting the whole thing. He fulfills every archetype of contemporary white racism.

I should give at least one example:

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(13) In that pool of forty million, there are nonetheless many intelligent and well-socialized blacks. (I’ll use IWSB as an ad hoc abbreviation.) You should consciously seek opportunities to make friends with IWSBs. In addition to the ordinary pleasures of friendship, you will gain an amulet against potentially career-destroying accusations of prejudice.
"You should make black friends so that you can say, 'But I have all these black friends!'" Oh Lord Jesus. How is this guy even real?
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Progress! 'Many' IWSBs, whereas before they were universally sub-human thanks to being apes or descendants of Cain or something. I suppose the next step will be something like 'befriend IWSBs because they, at least, are actually worthwhile human beings among Bs'.
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quote:
Originally posted by Destineer:
"You should make black friends so that you can say, 'But I have all these black friends!'" Oh Lord Jesus. How is this guy even real?

He is real and a classic steve sailer styled example of:

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the small contingent of the modern American new-old-right, AKA, "Paleoconservatives", as they like to call themselves. They're the people who William F. Buckley Jr. spent 50 years trying to kick out of mainstream American right wing politics. They all seem to share an overwhelming preoccupation with a so-called "white christian identity," and often repackage and rehash the classic antisemitic conspiracies, which they attempt (badly) to bury under a veil of non-interventionist foreign policy. They are closer in ideology to the European far-right nationalist parties, eg, the BNP, Vlaams Belang, The French National Front, than your typical off the shelf Republican. Pat Buchanan is probably their best known ideologue.
also he literally looks like this.

http://towleroad.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c730253ef016764ce938e970b-300wi

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Rakeesh
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There are several scenes in Blues Brothers he would not look peculiar in!
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Santorum withdraws

With this, Romney is more or less officially the candidate, barring some dramatic happenstance at the convention.

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Excellent news. It's time to get down to the business of presidential candidacy. I wonder how many Romney/Obama debates we're going to get.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Santorum withdraws

With this, Romney is more or less officially the candidate, barring some dramatic happenstance at the convention.

Ron Paul is totally gonna sneak up on romney
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
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Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Santorum withdraws

With this, Romney is more or less officially the candidate, barring some dramatic happenstance at the convention.

Ron Paul is totally gonna sneak up on romney
And I'm sure you will be lurking on Intrade if he does. [Wink]

edit: Though I imagine that won't affect the trade values that much. There can't be that many people who think he has a chance..

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Ron Paul has always boasted the highest quantity, by far, of delirious inability to comprehend his true chances as a candidate among his followers. It's weird, but always profitable.
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I'd like to see Romney start trending to the center now.
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Heh, at this point wouldn't it need to be a trend like a landslide is a mountain trending sideways on a downward slope?
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George W. Bush discussed his newish book the other day and said that we should focus on growing the economy not so much fiscal austerity. It's a good thing he's not the Republican nominee these days.
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Hmmm. I suppose if there was something that would lend further help to the Democratic ticket besides this long drawn out primary which leaves Romney only eight months to walk back his primary campaign to the center, it would be Dubya being in political discussion as well, heh. Not that this is him making a big splash or anything, of course.
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Eric Cantor decides doing nothing and being in the do nothing Congress amount to the same thing.

I'm sure he'll waste no time monetizing his freedom to lobby for the private sector.

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I liked this comment.

"We always knew he was a loser. Now we know he's also a quitter."

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Ugh, do I already have to start up primary threads for 2016?

I wasn't even planning to start my midterms coverage til October.

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BB--congress works on a seniority system. Those who are there the longest get the best jobs. That makes sense if you are working with a congressman who's been there for 12 years vs one who just arrived. What Cantor is doing is allowing his replacement to have 3 months seniority on all those elected this year. He is hoping it will be his Republican counterpart, but if not the Governor can appoint someone else, so there is no advantage gained by a Democrat elected.

He's not being lazy or quitting, he's playing the game as he's been taught.

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Darth_Mauve: So if there are strategic reasons for doing so it's OK to resign early? I mean I get this isn't the first time anybody has done this. But the man's seat is still going to sit vacant until special elections in November. Is it wrong to expect electors to work hard until the end of their term, especially when they have in no uncertain terms lowered the bar for not doing what they are paid and elected to do for years now?
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
Darth_Mauve: So if there are strategic reasons for doing so it's OK to resign early? I mean I get this isn't the first time anybody has done this. But the man's seat is still going to sit vacant until special elections in November. Is it wrong to expect electors to work hard until the end of their term, especially when they have in no uncertain terms lowered the bar for not doing what they are paid and elected to do for years now?

From the link you posted:

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The decision will leave Virginia’s 7th Congressional District without a representative for two-and-a-half months, but most of that time the House will be adjourned to allow lawmakers to campaign before November.
Do you really think his early resignation makes any difference?

If a Democrat did this and Republicans made the same fuss that you're making, would you agree with the Republicans?

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http://towleroad.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c730253ef016764ce938e970b-300wi
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quote:
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Originally posted by BlackBlade:
Darth_Mauve: So if there are strategic reasons for doing so it's OK to resign early? I mean I get this isn't the first time anybody has done this. But the man's seat is still going to sit vacant until special elections in November. Is it wrong to expect electors to work hard until the end of their term, especially when they have in no uncertain terms lowered the bar for not doing what they are paid and elected to do for years now?

From the link you posted:

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The decision will leave Virginia’s 7th Congressional District without a representative for two-and-a-half months, but most of that time the House will be adjourned to allow lawmakers to campaign before November.
Do you really think his early resignation makes any difference?

If a Democrat did this and Republicans made the same fuss that you're making, would you agree with the Republicans?

Feel free to point out the next time a Democrat resigns early for these reasons. Frankly I don't think Congress should get to adjourn. They've wasted the American people's time for an obscene amount of time, and I wish we could can the lot of them.
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
quote:
Originally posted by GaalDornick:
quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
Darth_Mauve: So if there are strategic reasons for doing so it's OK to resign early? I mean I get this isn't the first time anybody has done this. But the man's seat is still going to sit vacant until special elections in November. Is it wrong to expect electors to work hard until the end of their term, especially when they have in no uncertain terms lowered the bar for not doing what they are paid and elected to do for years now?

From the link you posted:

quote:
The decision will leave Virginia’s 7th Congressional District without a representative for two-and-a-half months, but most of that time the House will be adjourned to allow lawmakers to campaign before November.
Do you really think his early resignation makes any difference?

If a Democrat did this and Republicans made the same fuss that you're making, would you agree with the Republicans?

Feel free to point out the next time a Democrat resigns early for these reasons. Frankly I don't think Congress should get to adjourn. They've wasted the American people's time for an obscene amount of time, and I wish we could can the lot of them.
I don't think they should get to adjourn either, but there are numerous Democrats (and some Rrepublicans) that are scared about their re-election chances.

If this wasn't an election year, they probably wouldn't adjourn. The House could probably care less, but the Senate? It plays into the Democrats favor to adjourn. They get two advantages for doing it; First, they get to blame Republicans for doing nothing, though even if Republicans wanted they couldn't since Congress was adjourned (they wouldn't anyways), and second, they get to campaign.

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The seats up for this midterm are pretty much the solidly most vulnerable for democrats ( i THINK. ) I know that 2017-2018 is going to be a veritable republocaust because demographics are looking grim for conservatives in the districts represented in that election, but the republicans would have to be in a super terrible position to NOT make gains in the upcoming election.
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