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U.S. Primary Elections

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Taylor, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Anyone have any strong feelings about the results? NPR was abuzz with news about Tea Party-backed candidates replacing Republican incumbents in a couple of races. DC's mayor also received the boot.

    Personally, I'm feeling somewhat apathetic.
     
  2. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    My comments would get me banned from Stratics again.
     
  3. Taylor

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    You liked it. :p
     
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    I agree with Aran ... I'd at least get a cooldown period.
     
  5. Taylor

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  6. Beer_Cayse

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    upstate - not the city
     
  7. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    I grew up in Jamestown.
     
  8. You know, it might not be a bad idea if Stratics started a forum where people could openly discuss politics without such a concern.
     
  9. Thorstein

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    Quit trying to create community...damned troll
     
  10. Taylor

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    Feel free to petition all you want, but it will get you no where. Nobody who reads this forum has any power to implement what you desire.
     
  11. Aran

    Aran INFRACTION INFRACTION INFRACTION!
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    Nobody who reads this website has any care to do anything for anyone.
     
  12. Taylor

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    I'm leading a team of 14 to Guatemala City in January to help build a vocational center for impoverished women and teens. How about you?
     
  13. Cool. Everyone in your country is doing fine then?
     
  14. Taylor

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    Just finished a clothing and food give-away in Maryland, too.
     
  15. *chuckles*

    You guys really think you got it going on when it comes to avoiding questions doncha!
     
  16. Smoot

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    As a member of the Green Party, ill support my party... wait i cant cause its not Dem or Rep... Gotta love the outdated voting in a "Democratic" nation (oh wait, the US is really a Republic )
     
  17. Taylor

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    These are only primary elections--Democrats voting which Democrats they want to represent them, Republicans voting for which Republicans they want to represent them. It's not an attempt to disenfranchise the Green Party, hehe. You'll be able to vote in the general election, just like everyone else.

    I'm sort of an independent, so I also declined to participate in the primaries. I'll decide who to support when the generals roll around.

    America's a democratic republic: republic, because representatives are chosen to represent a multitude of constituents, and democratic, because these representatives are popularly-elected by said constituents.
     
  18. *ahem*
    Constitutional republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    points off for failing to >properly< identify the form of government.

    and *snort* the electoral college "elects" the president ...
    (The Electoral College is an example of an indirect election.)
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Taylor

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    1. The United States is both a democratic republic and a constitutional republic. Democratic, due to the existence of popular elections, and constitutional, because we adhere to a constitution. However, in academia, it is more common to refer to the U.S. as a "democratic republic." Sometimes, wikipedia doesn't know everything. ;)

    2. The vast majority of our representatives are popularly elected. Congress, as a deliberative body representing the broadest and most diverse spectrum of voters, is by nature the most democratic branch of government. There is an exception to direct democracy, which is the President. (Senators were once an exception, as well).


    P.S. Did I mention that I'm a candidate for the M.A. in Government at Johns Hopkins University--ranked 8th in the nation for political theory? I also graduated MagnaCumLaude with the B.A. in Government, earning High Honors in my field. Nice try, though. :)
     
  20. simonovsk

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    Are you planning to run for president one day?
     
  21. Taylor

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    God, no. Political theory is the study of how to complain about politics, not how to do politics. :lol:
     
  22. Aran

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    If you can't do, sit around and ***** and moan, I guess.
     
  23. Taylor

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    That's the spirit. :thumbsup:
     
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    "If you don't do politics, politics will do you"
     
  25. Taylor

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    lmao, that's going to be my new mantra.