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I'm closer to a republican than a democrat but I wish we had someone good to run against Trump in the primaries ... I just don't like the man and I like him even less as a President. I blame the Dems for not running a better opponent against him last cycle. I liked Hillary less than Trump. I didn't vote last cycle and voted for Johnson the cycle before that. I'm starting to think I'm just old. I have liked primary candidates before but haven't liked a President since Regan and I was an idiot 13 year old when he left office.



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The_Yoda said:
I'm closer to a republican than a democrat but I wish we had someone good to run against Trump in the primaries ... I just don't like the man and I like him even less as a President. I blame the Dems for not running a better opponent against him last cycle. I liked Hillary less than Trump. I didn't vote last cycle and voted for Johnson the cycle before that. I'm starting to think I'm just old. I have liked primary candidates before but haven't liked a President since Regan and I was an idiot 13 year old when he left office.

The cycle before I assume you mean 2012. If you voted for him in 2012, why not 2016?



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Bandorr said:
The_Yoda said:
I'm closer to a republican than a democrat but I wish we had someone good to run against Trump in the primaries ... I just don't like the man and I like him even less as a President. I blame the Dems for not running a better opponent against him last cycle. I liked Hillary less than Trump. I didn't vote last cycle and voted for Johnson the cycle before that. I'm starting to think I'm just old. I have liked primary candidates before but haven't liked a President since Regan and I was an idiot 13 year old when he left office.

The cycle before I assume you mean 2012. If you voted for him in 2012, why not 2016?

2012, you are correct.  Didn't like either Romney or Obama.

Because for the 2016 cycle I was halfway to work before realizing it was election day.  Didn't have the time to turn around just to cast an "I'm disgusted with the two parties' nominees" vote, I was disappointed not to get to vote in any of the other elections that cycle though.



The_Yoda said:
I'm closer to a republican than a democrat but I wish we had someone good to run against Trump in the primaries ... I just don't like the man and I like him even less as a President. I blame the Dems for not running a better opponent against him last cycle. I liked Hillary less than Trump. I didn't vote last cycle and voted for Johnson the cycle before that. I'm starting to think I'm just old. I have liked primary candidates before but haven't liked a President since Regan and I was an idiot 13 year old when he left office.

But not the Republicans for nominating him?

The_Yoda said:

2012, you are correct.  Didn't like either Romney or Obama.

Because for the 2016 cycle I was halfway to work before realizing it was election day.  Didn't have the time to turn around just to cast an "I'm disgusted with the two parties' nominees" vote, I was disappointed not to get to vote in any of the other elections that cycle though.

And this is why Election Day should be a national holiday and happen on the weekend.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

Trump has the primary in the bag. From what I've seen, his support among Republicans is higher than it was in 2016, and he had independent/first-time-voters last time, they didn't show in 2018 but I can't imagine him having lost most of his base he had going into November 2016.

The general is far off, but if I had to bet now, I'd say he'll get reelected, for a number of reasons, but we're also in uncharted territory so who knows.



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The_Yoda said:
Bandorr said:

The cycle before I assume you mean 2012. If you voted for him in 2012, why not 2016?

2012, you are correct.  Didn't like either Romney or Obama.

Because for the 2016 cycle I was halfway to work before realizing it was election day.  Didn't have the time to turn around just to cast an "I'm disgusted with the two parties' nominees" vote, I was disappointed not to get to vote in any of the other elections that cycle though.

In 2016 you some how didn't know when the election was. Which baffles me how that is even possible.  You would have to be living in a cave to not know that. Literally you couldn't have been reading reddit, watching cable TV, twitter, facebook, or reading anything even close to political to miss that.  Even VGchartz was constantly talking about it.

Yet at the same time seemed to hate Hilary more than Trump. Even though again you didn't know when the election was making me wondering how closely if at all you followed the election coverage.

You blame the democrats for not putting up someone "better" than trump, but don't seem to blame the republicans for actually putting up trump in the first place.

If your objection is to only having two parties it sounds like you couldn't have voted for either the dem or the republican no matter who was nominated.

Have you actually ever voted for a dem or repub?

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SpokenTruth said:
The_Yoda said:
I'm closer to a republican than a democrat but I wish we had someone good to run against Trump in the primaries ... I just don't like the man and I like him even less as a President. I blame the Dems for not running a better opponent against him last cycle. I liked Hillary less than Trump. I didn't vote last cycle and voted for Johnson the cycle before that. I'm starting to think I'm just old. I have liked primary candidates before but haven't liked a President since Regan and I was an idiot 13 year old when he left office.

But not the Republicans for nominating him?

The_Yoda said:

2012, you are correct.  Didn't like either Romney or Obama.

Because for the 2016 cycle I was halfway to work before realizing it was election day.  Didn't have the time to turn around just to cast an "I'm disgusted with the two parties' nominees" vote, I was disappointed not to get to vote in any of the other elections that cycle though.

And this is why Election Day should be a national holiday and happen on the weekend.

Of course the republicans were at fault, I think Bernie could have beat him but the Dems screwed him over in favor of the shrew.



Bandorr said:
The_Yoda said:

2012, you are correct.  Didn't like either Romney or Obama.

Because for the 2016 cycle I was halfway to work before realizing it was election day.  Didn't have the time to turn around just to cast an "I'm disgusted with the two parties' nominees" vote, I was disappointed not to get to vote in any of the other elections that cycle though.

In 2016 you some how didn't know when the election was. Which baffles me how that is even possible.  You would have to be living in a cave to not know that. Literally you couldn't have been reading reddit, watching cable TV, twitter, facebook, or reading anything even close to political to miss that.  Even VGchartz was constantly talking about it.

Yet at the same time seemed to hate Hilary more than Trump. Even though again you didn't know when the election was making me wondering how closely if at all you followed the election coverage.

You blame the democrats for not putting up someone "better" than trump, but don't seem to blame the republicans for actually putting up trump in the first place.

If your objection is to only having two parties it sounds like you couldn't have voted for either the dem or the republican no matter who was nominated.

Have you actually ever voted for a dem or repub?

I knew when it was (day of the week and date) but when you wake up on the late side for work you get dressed and dash out the door.  I don't always stop to consider the date in a situation like that, more worried about being late and waking up. I stream TV solely, so no cable.  I don't do social media so no facebook, twitter or myspace. Again even if I used those outlets I wouldn't have had time that day to utilize them. You might also note I used the word "realizing" rather then say "finding out".

I don't hate either of them. Your word, not mine.  I will admit to not following that cycle as closely as I had previous cycles.  I even missed some of the debates.  That cycle though was for sure the epitome of Giant Douche vs Turd Sandwich. As you can see in the response above this one I do blame the republicans, the Dems could have played fairly within their own party and beaten the idiotic (in my opinion) choice of the Repubs.  I suppose being progressive with a woman may have been more important than winning with a man.  I could easily be wrong on that statement though.  Why do you think the Dems chose to play it like they did?

We have more than two choices but the independent is normally a throw away vote. I'd rather vote my conscience than for the lesser of two evils. Also note I said "I'm disgusted with the two parties' nominees" ...nominees not two party system. That said I would welcome more choices than just Demorat, Repuglican, Dimwitipendant.

Yes I have voted for Dems and Repubs before but I have never voted straight ticket (seems loyalist, uninformed, and somehow wrong).



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HylianSwordsman said:
Hey guys, did you know that there's going to be a 2020 Republican debate? Tuesday, September 24th with...Business Insider Today...and Trump and Sanford both declined to show...
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-watch-republican-presidential-debate-2019-9

Rather surprised that Sanford declined.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."