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  1. Three Democrat Tickets for 2020

    Joseph Kennedy III as nominee would be one of the worst possible scenarios for Dems...
  2. What party/political designation are you registered with?
  3. Why is the term "RINO" much more prevalent than the term "DINO" then? Perhaps left-of-center citizens don't support the Democratic Party to begin with and thus don't see anything wrong with politicians going against the party, but that doesn't explain why right-of-center citizens have such a problem with so many establishment Republicans (often the party leadership) whom some often refer to as RINOs. Despite the RINOs, citizens tend to stick with the Republican Party.
  4. I wonder why people (or forum members, at least) who are left-of-center tend to be independent (or a member of a smaller, third-party or political designation) more often than not, whereas people (or, again, forum members, at least) who are right-of-center are more likely to identify with the Republican Party than to be independent...
  5. It can be done online if you live in Massachusetts, but I don't know about other states. You can also vote in any primary you want in Massachusetts if you're a member of a minor party (any party other the Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian Party) or not enrolled in any party.
  6. I voted Green but I don't the actual Green Party, just a hypothetical party that exists to the left of the Democratic Party on the political spectrum
  7. Which of these states will elect a Republican senator in 2018?

    I think it's unlikely, but I don't think it's as impossible for O'Rourke to win as many people are making it out to be. I'd give him about a 10-15% chance that he wins. If he does, it'd be great to get Ted Cruz out of the Senate.
  8. I agree that he'll run for President, but I really don't think it'll be in 2020 (unless Dems win the House and make him Speaker...). I think he'll wait until he's a Senator to run for President.
  9. I wouldn't say that's true at all, only 3 out of the last 18 people to deliver the official response to the State of the Union have gone on to run for President
  10. Another anti mitt romney post.

    The whole point of a forum is for discussion...
  11. Andrew Yang 2020

    And Ted Kaczynski can be his VP...
  12. I voted for Gillibrand, but if there is a legitimate Republican challenger who I would prefer to Trump I would likely vote in the Republican primary.
  13. Kucinich Factor?

    I have no idea what this means or even how MSNBC and CNN have anything to do with what I said.
  14. Kucinich Factor?

    I'm a Bernie supporter and I would vote for Kucinich if I lived in Ohio so this is an awful generalization
  15. Trumps advisor Kushner

    Joe Manchin is absolutely not left-wing; he's a centrist/center-left Democrat. Just because he's left of center doesn't mean he's left-wing, that'd be like saying Jon Huntsman is a Tea Partier. Most Democrats aren't even left-wing, they're mostly center-left.
  16. Trumps advisor Kushner

    That's completely fair, but he doesn't need to be "Senior Advisor" to the President to support him; Patine's point still stands
  17. Trumps advisor Kushner

    This is literally exactly what a therapist is for, not a Presidential advisor...
  18. Alabama Senate Special Election 2017

    Any more progress? If not, you could send it to me and I could see if I could figure out what's going on or help in some other way; I'm looking forward to this scenario.
  19. Alabama Senate Special Election 2017

    How's this coming along?
  20. I just searched his name and came across some response on ask.fm that said he got expelled from his high school...
  21. Alabama Senate Special Election 2017

    Jeff Sessions should definitely be a what-if, and a 3rd party Nick Saban might be fun, though I have absolutely no idea where he stands politically.
  22. Basic History of My Confederate Series

    The "stain" of slave labor causes the country's economy to tank in the late 70s and early 80s, leading to many states abolishing slavery and the change in government from a Democrat President to a Whig... The Native Americans who sided with the Confederacy will be "cheated and betrayed". They were promised what became Oklahoma to be their own state, however, the Indian Territory will be opened up to white settlement and will become a state, much like what happened in the U.S. Most of your other questions I either don't have an answer for, or would rather wait until getting to that point in history to address, such as the Cuba/Spanish issue and Confederate-Mexican relations.
  23. CSA Presidents and Vice Presidents (listed with position at election/ascension) 1st President. Senator Jefferson Davis (1862-1868) - 1st Vice President. Representative Alexander Stephens (1862-1868) 2nd President. General Robert E. Lee (Democrat) (1868-1870)a - 1st Vice President. Vice President Alexander Stephens (Democrat) (1868-1870) 3rd President. Vice President Alexander Stephens (Democrat) (1870-1874)b - Vice Presidency vacant from 1870-1874 4th President. Secretary of State John C. Breckinridge (Democrat) (1874-1875)c - 2nd Vice President. Secretary of War Richard Taylor (Democrat) (1874-1875) 5th President. Vice President Richard Taylor (Democrat) (1875-1879)d - Vice Presidency vacant from 1875-1879 6th President. Senator John B. Gordon (Democrat) (1879-1880)e - Vice Presidency vacant from 1879-1880 7th President. General P.G.T. Beauregard (Democrat) (1880-1886) - 3rd Vice President. Secretary of State J.L.M. Curry (Democrat) (1880-1886) 8th President. Minister to the United Kingdom and General James Longstreet (Whig) (1886-1892)f - 4th Vice President. Former Representative and Mayor of Kansas City Robert Van Horn (Whig) (1886-1892) 9th President. Attorney General Augustus Garland (Democrat) (1892-1898) - 5th Vice President. Former Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner (Democrat) (1892-1898) a. died in 1870 b. ascended to the Presidency in 1870, declined to run for election in his own right c. died in 1875 d. ascended to the Presidency in 1875, died in 1879 e. previously President pro tempore of the Senate, ascended to the Presidency in 1879, lost nomination for President in 1879 f. first non-Democrat elected to the Presidency Losing Tickets (listed as President - Vice President) 1861 Senator Robert Toombs - Governor William Henry Gist Former President John Tyler - Representative Alexander Stephens 1867 Whig Ticket - Governor Joe Brown - Senator William Graham 1873 Whig Ticket - Senator James W. Flanagan - Senator John F. Lewis 1879 New Republican Ticket - Former Senator James Alcorn - General James Longstreet Confederate American Ticket - Former Governor Joe Brown - Senator Zebulon Baird Vance Liberty Ticket - Representative Joseph Rainey - Mr. Blanche Bruce 1885 Democrat Ticket - Vice President J.L.M. Curry - Senator Wade Hampton III Confederate American Ticket - Senator Zebulon Baird Vance - Former Governor Preston Leslie 1891 Whig Ticket - Secretary of State John Mosby - Judge Aleck Boarman People's Party Ticket - Commissioner of Agriculture Leonidas L. Polk - Former Attorney General of Virginia James G. Field Amendments 13th Amendment - ratified in 1881 - Section 1. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon a confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress, as well as a majority vote of state Governors. Section 2. Whenever the vacancy of the office of the Vice President has exceeded 180 days, the President pro tempore shall assume the office. 14th Amendment - ratified in 1887 - If any citizen of the Confederate States shall accept, claim, receive or retain, any title of nobility or honor, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the Confederate States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them. 15th Amendment - ratified in 1887 - Section 1. This nation devoutly recognizes the authority and law of Jesus Christ, Savior and Ruler of nations, through whom are bestowed the blessings of Almighty God. Section 2. This amendment shall not be interpreted so as to result in the establishment of any particular ecclesiastical organization, or in the abridgment of the rights of religious freedom, or freedom of speech and press, or of peaceful assemblage. Section 3. Congress shall have power, in such cases as it may deem proper, to provide a suitable oath or affirmation for citizens whose religious scruples prevent them from giving unqualified allegiance to the Constitution as herein amended. 16th Amendment - ratified in 1893 - Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the Confederate States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. 17th Amendment - ratified in 1895 - All persons born or naturalized in the Confederate States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the Confederate States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Confederate States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Executive Orders On October 8th, 1886, President Longstreet issued an executive order abolishing slavery on January 1, 1895. The terms of the order are as follows: 1. On the first day of the first month of the year 1895, all slaves shall be granted freedom, as well as immediate citizenship in the Confederate States of America. The government will offer to buy the freedom of each slave at a starting value of $200 on January 1st, 1887, and decreasing at a rate of $28.57 per year. Any slave owners who have not granted freedom to their slaves before January 1, 1895 will not receive any compensation. The sale of persons into slavery shall also be prohibited, effective immediately. *This history will be updated as I continue my series
  24. form a cabinet???

    What would be the purpose of that? The game would be over already... Now if you suggested the ability to offer other candidates or endorsers spots in your cabinet I could get on board with that.