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The US GOP Primary Results/Prediction thread [UPDATE: Santorum suspends campaign]

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The Gentleman:

Seekster:
You don't like watching the United States get more gold medals than everybody else? (trash talk)

Yeah, how is that World Cup Football trophy?

Oh wait...

Spectating sports just doesn't do it for me. It's one thing to play the sport, it's quite another to watch it.

Seekster:
The CNN holo what now?

Heh yeah, Japanese beat us fair and square, no shame in that. Besides, soccer/futbol isnt really that popular in the USA, now it was funny to have people start actually caring a bit for a few days when we got into the Finals...still not sure how you know when the game is over because that clock just kept going but meh whatever. When you agree to play gridiron football then we will talk.

Yeah but I generally just watch and comment on sports and politics (outside of voting of course) and neither is really worth getting too worked up over.

Ron Paul all the way.
/flamesheild

Well, the Kansas caucauses is on Saturday. I am going to it. Might be good to have a first person account on this thread. I am going to [begrudgingly] vote Romney, but unfortunatly, I think Santorum will take the state (come on, Kansans! I thought we were more progressive than that!). I also have 2 hypothises I want to test:

1) I live in a town with a major university. I want to see just how many people vote Ron Paul. But again, it is a major university, so I am sure that there will be a lot of people who come out and vote Paul (though I will still be suprise if he wins my county).
2) I want to see just how many women vote for Santorum. I know that a while back, some feminist said that very few, if any, women will vote for Santorum because he will take their rights back to the 18 century (huh??). Now, I think I know how that will turn out, but...image

BOOM headshot65:
Well, the Kansas caucauses is on Saturday. I am going to it. Might be good to have a first person account on this thread. I am going to [begrudgingly] vote Romney, but unfortunatly, I think Santorum will take the state (come on, Kansans! I thought we were more progressive than that!). I also have 2 hypothises I want to test:

1) I live in a town with a major university. I want to see just how many people vote Ron Paul. But again, it is a major university, so I am sure that there will be a lot of people who come out and vote Paul (though I will still be suprise if he wins my county).
2) I want to see just how many women vote for Santorum. I know that a while back, some feminist said that very few, if any, women will vote for Santorum because he will take their rights back to the 18 century (huh??). Now, I think I know how that will turn out, but...image

Oh, come on, vote for Paul for the lulz!

Or better yet....

OP has been updated with vote totals for all states except Vermont (apparently, they're having trouble getting those last few precincts). Once they get their final total in, I'll plug the delegates and stats into the main stats.

Some highlights from the employment situation report

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in February, and the unemployment rate
was unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Both the labor force and employment rose in February. The civilian labor force
participation rate, at 63.9 percent, and the employment-population ratio, at 58.6
percent, edged up over the month.

Government employment was essentially unchanged in January and February. In 2011,
government lost an average of 22,000 jobs per month.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for December was revised from +203,000
to +223,000, and the change for January was revised from +243,000 to +284,000.

The increase in participation rate (More people who had previously given up searching for work have re-entered the market actively searching for jobs, this is good thing) subdued the effect of the 61k upwards revisions to the previous two months along with the extra 227k jobs added in Feb which is why UE as a percentage didn't drop didn't drop. Still awaiting GOP spin, from their mothership and the individual candidates on this extremely positive report.

TheGuy(wantstobe):
Some highlights from the employment situation report

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in February, and the unemployment rate
was unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Both the labor force and employment rose in February. The civilian labor force
participation rate, at 63.9 percent, and the employment-population ratio, at 58.6
percent, edged up over the month.

Government employment was essentially unchanged in January and February. In 2011,
government lost an average of 22,000 jobs per month.

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for December was revised from +203,000
to +223,000, and the change for January was revised from +243,000 to +284,000.

The increase in participation rate (More people who had previously given up searching for work have re-entered the market actively searching for jobs, this is good thing) subdued the effect of the 61k upwards revisions to the previous two months along with the extra 227k jobs added in Feb which is why UE as a percentage didn't drop didn't drop. Still awaiting GOP spin, from their mothership and the individual candidates on this extremely positive report.

That is good news, lets just hope the economy can keep it up.

Seekster:

That is good news, lets just hope the economy can keep it up.

I'm confused. How can there be any JORBZ with the JOB KILLING OBAMACARE still on the loose?

Well, just got back from the Caucaus. So, here is the rundown from what I saw:

Led-up:
Well, I figured out where the stereotype of us all being a bunch of white, old, religious men came from. I can garuntee out of the about 500 people there, at least 70% were over the age of 45. So...much...grey haired people. And most of the ones who werent old were college students with "Vote Ron Paul" buttons. Although, I was suprised to see someone with a "Vote Rick Perry" Shirt. I didnt realize people were still rooting for him. ?:/

Plus, before the debates started, we had an invocation (prayer). Yeah, theres the "bunch of uber-religious people" sterotype.

Representatives:

I think you could tell what each canadidte was trying to send with what thier represenative looked like and who they were.

Newt Gingrich had 2 older women in church-level attire
Ron Paul had a bunch of college kids with piercings and low-level suits
Mitt Romney had a college professer and a small business owner, both in high-end suits and ties.
Then Rick Santorum....didnt have anyone. ?:/ No reprentatives showed up, and according to the commentators, Santorum didnt even respond to letters to send represntatives...so someone from the audiance spoke on his behalf. I know the guy, he is a Lutheran pastor and drive a bus during the week. He was in an army shirt, John Deere cap, and blue jeans.

Debate:
Newts speaker first pushed that he has seeked redemption for his past problems. Then she went on to say that in his first day in office, he will pass executive orders that will allow america to "unleash its energy potential" and put Americans back to work.

The Paul speaker did the usual Paul bit: "He will end our occupation of not just Afganistan, but Germany and South Korea too. He will cut $1 Trillion in his first year..." blah, blah, We all know what he says because he always says the same thing. Strangly, he only used 4 of the 10 minutes given to him.

The Romney speaker went on to say how he has the most executive leadership skills, and the fact that he was a Republican who got elected to a Democrat state, and how he has the most sensable reforms to his plans.

The Santorum speaker said how Santorum identifies more with the "average Joe" than any other canadidte does, and that he is an excellent family man and care so much about life because he is so hard against abortion. He also more or less confirmed Seeksters hypothosis that Republicans will swallow any irks they have with a canadidte and vote for him rather than Obama. As he put it "We are blessed to have such a great group of candidtes running for office. Romney was able to get elected in a Democrat state and has great potential, Paul is an avid defender of the consitution and human life, and Gingrich oversaw great prosperity in our nation, And I would walk bare-foot through the snow to vote for Any of them." *insert standing ovation*

Conclusion:

In the end, I still voted for Mitt Romney. I was tempted to vote for Huntsman because he was still on the ballet, but I decided against it since he isnt running anymore (ugh X(

However, I heard an idea that acutally sound pretty good... Can someone say Romney/Gingrich or Romney/Santorum ticket? I overheard it from some other people before voting started, and it sounds like a good idea to me. With Mitt running as president, he can use the fact that he is more appealing to indepenants to help get votes, while a more hardline VP would ensure he has the conservative vote locked up.

EDIT: Just looked up the results for my county:

Total credentialed voters: 717
Santorum: 276
Romney: 202
Gingrich: 133
Paul: 100
Perry: 2
Cain: 1
Bachmann: 0
Uncommitted: 2
Provisional ballots sent to Topeka: 43

Bolded= Lolwat??

EDIT #2: http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=KS

Santorum has taken Kansas in a landslide, with 51% (Romney only had 21%). Considering Kansas is an all-or-nothing state, that means he will get all 40 of our delegates. Well, I guess it is not that ba...."We are very pleased to see the Santorum surge sweeping through the Jayhawk State." JAYHAWK STATE?!?! >:C

Meh Santorum was the only candidate to even campaign in Kansas, Gingrich and Romney are busy in the deep south were surprisingly Romney has a pretty good shot. Also if anyone cares Romney won Guam and the Northern Marianas, they are still voting in the Virgin Islands.

Seekster:
Meh Santorum was the only candidate to even campaign in Kansas, Gingrich and Romney are busy in the deep south were surprisingly Romney has a pretty good shot. Also if anyone cares Romney won Guam and the Northern Marianas, they are still voting in the Virgin Islands.

It does go to show you how fucked up the delegate allocation methods truly are.

Romney nearly unanimously won Guam, and its nine delegates, despite spending virtually nothing there.

Newt Gingrich won 553,000 votes in Florida and spent a shitload of Sheldon Adelson's money, and got precisely bupkus.

Tyler Perry:

Seekster:
Meh Santorum was the only candidate to even campaign in Kansas, Gingrich and Romney are busy in the deep south were surprisingly Romney has a pretty good shot. Also if anyone cares Romney won Guam and the Northern Marianas, they are still voting in the Virgin Islands.

It does go to show you how fucked up the delegate allocation methods truly are.

Romney nearly unanimously won Guam, and its nine delegates, despite spending virtually nothing there.

Newt Gingrich won 553,000 votes in Florida and spent a shitload of Sheldon Adelson's money, and got precisely bupkus.

Yeah as I have said before, the primary system is very very unorganized. Makes the electoral college look far more streamlined by comparison.

Seekster:

Tyler Perry:

Seekster:
Meh Santorum was the only candidate to even campaign in Kansas, Gingrich and Romney are busy in the deep south were surprisingly Romney has a pretty good shot. Also if anyone cares Romney won Guam and the Northern Marianas, they are still voting in the Virgin Islands.

It does go to show you how fucked up the delegate allocation methods truly are.

Romney nearly unanimously won Guam, and its nine delegates, despite spending virtually nothing there.

Newt Gingrich won 553,000 votes in Florida and spent a shitload of Sheldon Adelson's money, and got precisely bupkus.

Yeah as I have said before, the primary system is very very unorganized. Makes the electoral college look far more streamlined by comparison.

It really does. The Democrats' primary system is pretty messed up too, what with superdelegates and all sorts of other backroom nonsense.

Tyler Perry:

Seekster:

Tyler Perry:

It does go to show you how fucked up the delegate allocation methods truly are.

Romney nearly unanimously won Guam, and its nine delegates, despite spending virtually nothing there.

Newt Gingrich won 553,000 votes in Florida and spent a shitload of Sheldon Adelson's money, and got precisely bupkus.

Yeah as I have said before, the primary system is very very unorganized. Makes the electoral college look far more streamlined by comparison.

It really does. The Democrats' primary system is pretty messed up too, what with superdelegates and all sorts of other backroom nonsense.

Yet as messed up as the primary system is, its still far better than a bunch of party big-shots picking someone to be the nominee. At least people actually get to vote on it.

Front page is updated with the results from Wyoming and Kansas.

Also: the delegate totals for the Super Tuesday primaries have been integrated with the calender and candidate lists.

It only took me an hour and a half.

Polls just closed in Mississippi and Alabama. Preliminary results will be posted by the end of the night.

EDIT: Alabama and Mississippi called for Santorum. Expect calls for Gingrich to drop and back Santorum to intensify. Hawaii closes at 1a EST, 6a GMT, so don't expect results until midday tomorrow, although Romney is expected to have a solid win there.

EDIT 2: Hawaii, without many surprises, went for Romney with Santorum in second. OP has been updated to reflect the results.

So, Gingrich was unable to win Alabama and Mississippi, losing to Santorum and effectively breaking the southern strategy that Gingrich had placed all his chips on. Last night, he effectively vowed to stay in the race. Expect him to drop out within the week if someone can deflate his ego enough.

The Gentleman:
Polls just closed in Mississippi and Alabama. Preliminary results will be posted by the end of the night.

EDIT: Alabama and Mississippi called for Santorum. Expect calls for Gingrich to drop and back Santorum to intensify. Hawaii closes at 1a EST, 6a GMT, so don't expect results until midday tomorrow, although Romney is expected to have a solid win there.

EDIT 2: Hawaii, without many surprises, went for Romney with Santorum in second. OP has been updated to reflect the results.

So, Gingrich was unable to win Alabama and Mississippi, losing to Santorum and effectively breaking the southern strategy that Gingrich had placed all his chips on. Last night, he effectively vowed to stay in the race. Expect him to drop out within the week if someone can deflate his ego enough.

Not likely to happen, the man has books to sell.

For your delegate counter the Beebhas a pretty good one taht can save you some of the work you do calculating the totals etc.

Surprised I haven't heard of any of the candidates doing some dog-whistle petrol price politics recently.

TheGuy(wantstobe):
Surprised I haven't heard of any of the candidates doing some dog-whistle petrol price politics recently.

Really? Have you even looked at Gingrich's campaign? he's been promising US$2.50/gallon as the focus of his campaign for the last month. He has pretty much zero evidence to support the claim and it doesn't fix the problem that even at its height US petrol prices are lower than the rest of the world.

Thanks for the link, but I'll probably stick to Washington Post as they break it down by contest.

The Gentleman:

Really? Have you even looked at Gingrich's campaign? he's been promising US$2.50/gallon as the focus of his campaign for the last month.

O_o

...And how does he plan to do that?

Bymidew:

The Gentleman:

Really? Have you even looked at Gingrich's campaign? he's been promising US$2.50/gallon as the focus of his campaign for the last month.

O_o

...And how does he plan to do that?

He claims essentially a free market approach. It completely ignores that the free market (along with heavy US subsidies) is why the market is the way it is now.

The whole delegate process has convinced me that we seriously need to sit down and make a cohesive set of rules about the primaries. Particularly, we need to get rid of these MINDBLOWINGLY STUPID rules regarding winner-take-all contests, and we should also eliminate this straw poll bullshit. Seriously, we're talking about the Iowa poll that said Huckabee was slated to get the national nod when McCain basically took the nomination by a landslide.

EDIT: It is my opinion that straw polls basically exist so the highly conservative voters in a few states can feel important. There is no other reason for them, as they bear no effect on how the delegates actually vote, since they have a primary later anyway where a more representative sample of the population actually bothers to turn up. It's utter madness.

The rules regarding winner-take-all seem even worse when you consider that it essentially makes your votes meaningless, serving to only solidify the leads of candidates with slighty larger support while completely ignoring the little guys. Huntsman for instance might have seemed stronger (potentially upstaging Rick Santorum) had he been awarded partial delegates for some of the early states he was in.

Seekster:

Tyler Perry:

Seekster:
Meh Santorum was the only candidate to even campaign in Kansas, Gingrich and Romney are busy in the deep south were surprisingly Romney has a pretty good shot. Also if anyone cares Romney won Guam and the Northern Marianas, they are still voting in the Virgin Islands.

It does go to show you how fucked up the delegate allocation methods truly are.

Romney nearly unanimously won Guam, and its nine delegates, despite spending virtually nothing there.

Newt Gingrich won 553,000 votes in Florida and spent a shitload of Sheldon Adelson's money, and got precisely bupkus.

Yeah as I have said before, the primary system is very very unorganized. Makes the electoral college look far more streamlined by comparison.

Also, Romney gained more in Puerto Rico... though it probably has something to do with Santorum telling a country proud of its Hispanic heritage to "Speak English alone". That's not gonna win many voters...

On that note: Santorum telling voters he want a full-scale ban on Porno. If there was any lingering doubt which part of the GOP he appeals to (and I didn't feel like making a new thread, since we have like 10 attacking him for his *ahem* "views"), there isn't anymore.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/rick-santorum-wants-ban-hardcore-pornography-222833811.html

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Seekster:

Tyler Perry:

It does go to show you how fucked up the delegate allocation methods truly are.

Romney nearly unanimously won Guam, and its nine delegates, despite spending virtually nothing there.

Newt Gingrich won 553,000 votes in Florida and spent a shitload of Sheldon Adelson's money, and got precisely bupkus.

Yeah as I have said before, the primary system is very very unorganized. Makes the electoral college look far more streamlined by comparison.

Also, Romney gained more in Puerto Rico... though it probably has something to do with Santorum telling a country proud of its Hispanic heritage to "Speak English alone". That's not gonna win many voters...

On that note: Santorum telling voters he want a full-scale ban on Porno. If there was any lingering doubt which part of the GOP he appeals to (and I didn't feel like making a new thread, since we have like 10 attacking him for his *ahem* "views"), there isn't anymore.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/rick-santorum-wants-ban-hardcore-pornography-222833811.html

Um do you mean American Samoa? Puerto Rico doesnt vote until this Sunday.

Also technically Puerto Rico isnt a country but yeah while his statements are being taken out of context, even in context it was stupid of Santorum to say something like that and it just further highlights why he is a bad candidate. By the way he didnt say speak english ALONE he just said that if Puerto Rico wants to be a state it should probably speak English a little more. It can still speak Spanish and nobody is going into people homes and arresting anyone who speaks spanish or anything like that. Its just a reasonable request, if you want to be a state you might want to consider learning English at least well enough so that your average Puerto Rican speaks the same language as your average person from any other state if Puerto Rico really wants to be a state.

I am more surprised that I didnt hear the story about Santorum wanting to ban all pornography. Thats even funnier given that pornography is something that has never really been comprehensively defined. In fact I think its still mostly a "I know it when I see it kind of thing" that is subjective.

Ummmm anyone notice that the for the Canidate Status, Ron Paul's latest winning is listed as Ron Paul? Or is there some special rule I'm missing here?

Ron Paul - 40 Delegates
......
Alabama
Mississippi
Ron Paul

Legiondude:
Ummmm anyone notice that the for the Canidate Status, Ron Paul's latest winning is listed as Ron Paul? Or is there some special rule I'm missing here?

Ron Paul - 40 Delegates
......
Alabama
Mississippi
Ron Paul

This has been fixed. The way I post the delegates to save time involves copy-pasting the results below and dragging each of their results to the respective candidates. Sometimes I miss one.

Seekster:
Snip

You bastard! You had to go and get suspended during the Tuesday primaries. I HAD TO TALK TO MYSELF ON TUESDAY!

Anyways, anyone taking bets on if Gingrich will be out by Tuesday? Is his campaign running on a rational plan to push for delegates or is it running on spite?

The Gentleman:

Legiondude:
Ummmm anyone notice that the for the Canidate Status, Ron Paul's latest winning is listed as Ron Paul? Or is there some special rule I'm missing here?

Ron Paul - 40 Delegates
......
Alabama
Mississippi
Ron Paul

This has been fixed. The way I post the delegates to save time involves copy-pasting the results below and dragging each of their results to the respective candidates. Sometimes I miss one.

Seekster:
Snip

You bastard! You had to go and get suspended during the Tuesday primaries. I HAD TO TALK TO MYSELF ON TUESDAY!

Anyways, anyone taking bets on if Gingrich will be out by Tuesday? Is his campaign running on a rational plan to push for delegates or is it running on spite?

Yeah sorry about that. Anyway I wouldnt have had anything good to say Tuesday night though I was ok by Wednesday afternoon when I realized Romney actually won more delegates on the night.

Gingrich wont get out and yeah he is running out of spite. Its still statistically possible for Santorum to get a majority of delegates I think but he is about one or two Romney wins away from that no longer being true and Romney is GOING to win more than just one or two more states.

The only reason Newt and Santorum really have to stay in is for their own vanity and because just maybe if by some miracle (miracle from Obama's standpoint at least) they prevent Romney from getting a majority of delegates before the convention (something which all the analysis says is statistically unlikely given the rate at which Romney is picking up delegates even in states he doesnt win) then maybe just maybe Gingrich or Santorum has a chance of winning the nomination at the convention (and then losing to Obama in November because they had to be political trolls and stoke their own egos).

Wow Romney just won Puerto Rico EASILY. With 14% reporting Romney has 83% of the vote.

BOOM headshot65:
Well, the Kansas caucauses is on Saturday. I am going to it. Might be good to have a first person account on this thread. I am going to [begrudgingly] vote Romney, but unfortunatly, I think Santorum will take the state (come on, Kansans! I thought we were more progressive than that!). I also have 2 hypothises I want to test:

1) I live in a town with a major university. I want to see just how many people vote Ron Paul. But again, it is a major university, so I am sure that there will be a lot of people who come out and vote Paul (though I will still be suprise if he wins my county).
2) I want to see just how many women vote for Santorum. I know that a while back, some feminist said that very few, if any, women will vote for Santorum because he will take their rights back to the 18 century (huh??). Now, I think I know how that will turn out, but...image

Would your town be Manhattan or Lawrence? If Manhattan, Santorum. If Lawrence, Romney, and Obama in the GE.

Seekster:
Wow Romney just won Puerto Rico EASILY. With 14% reporting Romney has 83% of the vote.

Something about telling a massive Hispanic community that speaks Spanish and proud of its heritage to "Make English your official language" probably had something to do with that.

Honest question, Seekster: Did you report every post Bym made? Seems oddly timed that he got banned right after you got suspended...

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Seekster:
Wow Romney just won Puerto Rico EASILY. With 14% reporting Romney has 83% of the vote.

Something about telling a massive Hispanic community that speaks Spanish and proud of its heritage to "Make English your official language" probably had something to do with that.

Honest question, Seekster: Did you report every post Bym made? Seems oddly timed that he got banned right after you got suspended...

What did he ended up getting banned for? There's no post given.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Would your town be Manhattan or Lawrence? If Manhattan, Santorum.

Well, it goes by county here, so It was Riley County. Lawrence is Douglas County. Santorum won my county, although it was alot closer than I thought it would be, 38% Santorum, 28% Romney out of 717 voting. Now, considering Santorum got 51% statewide and Romney only got 21%, that is actually pretty close. The problem seems to be though is that people here are wanting to vote for Santorum because they view his as the "one true conservative", which is not going to help in the election. However, it seems that some are actually outright ANGRY at Romney. I actually overheard one man at the caucus who on multiple occasions said "...Obama..sorry, ROMNEY..." as if Romney was a carbon copy Obama. That is not a good thing AT ALL.

If Lawrence, Romney, and Obama in the GE.

That would not suprise me at all. Not like it would do anything. Kansas is a "winner take all" state in both the primarys AND general elections, and Douglas is the only county that consistantly votes Democrat. Ironically enough, the town of Liberal, Kansas consistanly votes Republican.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Seekster:
Wow Romney just won Puerto Rico EASILY. With 14% reporting Romney has 83% of the vote.

Something about telling a massive Hispanic community that speaks Spanish and proud of its heritage to "Make English your official language" probably had something to do with that.

Honest question, Seekster: Did you report every post Bym made? Seems oddly timed that he got banned right after you got suspended...

I dont think I reported any of the posts Bym made. I know I didnt report him at all since I ignored him weeks ago because I really havnt been reading his BS. To be honest I knew someday he would be banned because his posts were just too radical and full of personal insults but I am surprised it was so quick.

And yeah seriously what post WAS he banned for?

Santorum's request was simply that the Puerto Ricans be able to use English if they want to become a state (meaning that if you elect a Senator for Puerto Rico then he damn well better be able to speak and understand English for example). Its not an unreasonable expectation though he really phrased it poorly and just let the press walk all over him with it. Still I think Santorum's loss has more to do with his general lack of appeal in Puerto Rico. There arent really a lot of evangelicals there.

In other news Romney is now showing a double digit lead in Illinois which is tomorrow and there are a lot of delegates there. 48 hours from now Romney will be over halfway to the majority of delegates that he needs to clinch the nomination...he may actually be there right now.

Seekster:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Seekster:
Wow Romney just won Puerto Rico EASILY. With 14% reporting Romney has 83% of the vote.

Something about telling a massive Hispanic community that speaks Spanish and proud of its heritage to "Make English your official language" probably had something to do with that.

Honest question, Seekster: Did you report every post Bym made? Seems oddly timed that he got banned right after you got suspended...

I dont think I reported any of the posts Bym made. I know I didnt report him at all since I ignored him weeks ago because I really havnt been reading his BS. To be honest I knew someday he would be banned because his posts were just too radical and full of personal insults but I am surprised it was so quick.

And yeah seriously what post WAS he banned for?

Santorum's request was simply that the Puerto Ricans be able to use English if they want to become a state (meaning that if you elect a Senator for Puerto Rico then he damn well better be able to speak and understand English for example). Its not an unreasonable expectation though he really phrased it poorly and just let the press walk all over him with it. Still I think Santorum's loss has more to do with his general lack of appeal in Puerto Rico. There arent really a lot of evangelicals there.

In other news Romney is now showing a double digit lead in Illinois which is tomorrow and there are a lot of delegates there. 48 hours from now Romney will be over halfway to the majority of delegates that he needs to clinch the nomination...he may actually be there right now.

I don't like anyone getting banned. Having every perspective on the political spectrum provides good context, whether it be the extreme right (powder) the middle right (Seekster) the middle left (Stagnant) or the extreme left (Bym). I may disagree with you on a lot Seekster, but I don't want you banned.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Seekster:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Something about telling a massive Hispanic community that speaks Spanish and proud of its heritage to "Make English your official language" probably had something to do with that.

Honest question, Seekster: Did you report every post Bym made? Seems oddly timed that he got banned right after you got suspended...

I dont think I reported any of the posts Bym made. I know I didnt report him at all since I ignored him weeks ago because I really havnt been reading his BS. To be honest I knew someday he would be banned because his posts were just too radical and full of personal insults but I am surprised it was so quick.

And yeah seriously what post WAS he banned for?

Santorum's request was simply that the Puerto Ricans be able to use English if they want to become a state (meaning that if you elect a Senator for Puerto Rico then he damn well better be able to speak and understand English for example). Its not an unreasonable expectation though he really phrased it poorly and just let the press walk all over him with it. Still I think Santorum's loss has more to do with his general lack of appeal in Puerto Rico. There arent really a lot of evangelicals there.

In other news Romney is now showing a double digit lead in Illinois which is tomorrow and there are a lot of delegates there. 48 hours from now Romney will be over halfway to the majority of delegates that he needs to clinch the nomination...he may actually be there right now.

I don't like anyone getting banned. Having every perspective on the political spectrum provides good context, whether it be the extreme right (powder) the middle right (Seekster) the middle left (Stagnant) or the extreme left (Bym). I may disagree with you on a lot Seekster, but I don't want you banned.

I figured if they were going to ban powder they would ban Bym at somepoint if they are consistent. It wasnt just that their views were extreme its that they were regularly disrespectful and insulting in how they expressed their views. I'm with you though, I would prefer that people not be banned (unless you know they are out there making advertising posts or trying to get you to download something that gives you a virus and stuff like that). I would prefer instead that they be allowed to remain here so we can ridicule them. Same general reason I am for freedom of speech when it comes to groups like the KKK or those idiots that try and deny the Armenian Genocide or even the 9/11 truthers. Let them spout their nonsense and then let them be criticized and exposed. It does no good to make them into victims.

Seekster:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Seekster:

I dont think I reported any of the posts Bym made. I know I didnt report him at all since I ignored him weeks ago because I really havnt been reading his BS. To be honest I knew someday he would be banned because his posts were just too radical and full of personal insults but I am surprised it was so quick.

And yeah seriously what post WAS he banned for?

Santorum's request was simply that the Puerto Ricans be able to use English if they want to become a state (meaning that if you elect a Senator for Puerto Rico then he damn well better be able to speak and understand English for example). Its not an unreasonable expectation though he really phrased it poorly and just let the press walk all over him with it. Still I think Santorum's loss has more to do with his general lack of appeal in Puerto Rico. There arent really a lot of evangelicals there.

In other news Romney is now showing a double digit lead in Illinois which is tomorrow and there are a lot of delegates there. 48 hours from now Romney will be over halfway to the majority of delegates that he needs to clinch the nomination...he may actually be there right now.

I don't like anyone getting banned. Having every perspective on the political spectrum provides good context, whether it be the extreme right (powder) the middle right (Seekster) the middle left (Stagnant) or the extreme left (Bym). I may disagree with you on a lot Seekster, but I don't want you banned.

I figured if they were going to ban powder they would ban Bym at somepoint if they are consistent. It wasnt just that their views were extreme its that they were regularly disrespectful and insulting in how they expressed their views. I'm with you though, I would prefer that people not be banned (unless you know they are out there making advertising posts or trying to get you to download something that gives you a virus and stuff like that). I would prefer instead that they be allowed to remain here so we can ridicule them. Same general reason I am for freedom of speech when it comes to groups like the KKK or those idiots that try and deny the Armenian Genocide or even the 9/11 truthers. Let them spout their nonsense and then let them be criticized and exposed. It does no good to make them into victims.

Let's not get too out there. The 9/11 conspiracy has merit. Entirely possible? Yes. Plausible? Not really. But I can see the government turning a blind eye to the events as they occurred at the least. Blowing up the towers? Missile hitting the Pentagon? Doubtful. Being willfully ignorant to start a false-flag operation? Entirely possible.

But, like Oswald or Waco, we may never truly know what happened.

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