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Fulani issues statement on Robert Byrd party switch and Joe Manchin

" Robert Byrd is a racist old coot and Joe Manchin is a corporatist hack. I honestly feel bad for West Virginians that they have to choose between these two awful choices. My team and I have started discussions with more progressive public figures like novelist  Denise Giardina to give the voters a real choice in November."  

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Denise Giardina announces his for West Virginia Senate as Democrat

"My friend Lenora has done a great thing running for president against the two party duopoly that ignores the middle class. I have had phone calls with both her and Senator Ted Kennedy, Senator Kennedy has made it clear that he wants a fair primary challenge between myself and Joe Manchin. I want to call on to the hard Working Class People of West Virginia to support me"

@WVProgressive @Sami @Reagan04 @jvikings1 @Joshen

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-Stassen endorses Democrat Joe Manchin for US Senate-

"Today it gives me great pleasure to throw my supporr behind Joe Manchin for Senate in West Virginia"

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Al Gore in a statement:

I wish good chance to Denise!

It's good to have challenges, I hope you will make the toughest potential campain!

Al Gore in private, calls to Ted Kennedy:

Little strategist...you surprise me everyday with your Senatorial strategic means to do campain...I definitively think that you had to become the Senate Majority Leader.

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On 12/22/2017 at 5:27 PM, Kingthero said:

Meta: I love how everyones being so hostile lol; I aint Somberg level hostile at all. Instead of whining further, I decided just to drop out on my own terms. I loved the RP when it began, but in my opinion it swayed away from what I was hoping itd become. And ofc its not about winning, or I would have stayed in. Its about my love of politics; simply put, old Bob Dole got angry at the evolution of politics and boom, dropped out. @RP Overlord seriously though, I don’t understand the hostility. I have been mad at you a few times, but multiple times you told me things and they just didn’t come out true in the long run. Its not my place to keep asking you to change the way you do your RP. I mean hell, you have even stopped addressing some complaints, like public endorser placement and such. Its all good man, I hope you do know that. I am hurt at the hostility, and its a total shame it even came to that.

OOC: You know your assessment of my public conduct in here is probably accurate but it stings to be viewed as extremely hostile, I stayed silent on certain things that didn't need to be spoken and took other things to convos. Never intended to be hostile at all and I worked to change my behavior but clearly still had difficulty meeting the expectations of this RP in terms of conduct. Not gonna lie when I say I lost my cool way too many times in here for my own good, came in with the wrong mindset and then got way more annoyed with how the campaign was being conducted then I should have. Looking back on it a lot of it was just stupid stuff and me getting frustrated and then getting fanciful notions about what was going on that were almost certainly false. I do think there was too much hostility in here from multiple people, though, myself included and not enough communication. Hopefully it will get better for 1992 when there are more people handling the different functions of the RP and some new people in the mix.

I also don't think I ever apologized to @Sami for flaming out at him about that ad. Sorry about that, man, lost my temper and got way more frustrated and annoyed than I should have, probably a combo of stress, being too attached to Ferraro, and feeling that the RP was starting to become a burden as finals were approaching. Certainly was not warranted at all and I got ideas about what you were doing that weren't right at all nor fair to you as a player and I apologize for that.

I do hope me saying something isn't problematic, I don't know if being kicked out of the RP extended to OOC comments or just being an active participant ICly in the RP. If it means complete silence then I will refrain from posting any further. Just thought I'd say something to clear things up and respond to your point about hostility on here, which really has been more than it should have been for something like this that is just supposed to be for fun.

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Dukakis in West Virginia, asked about who he'd support Joe Manchin or Denise Giardia

"You know I would have to think about that, I know Joe's policies and positions but I would love to hear Denise's positions before I would make an endorsement." 

Dukakis is then asked about Robert Bryd

"The Senator made his choice and we must respect it, but we should remind everyone that the Democratic party is open to everyone, if your ideas are moderate, conservative or liberal. I hope that he'll continue to work with us even if he switched parties." 

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18 minutes ago, Somberg said:

OOC: You know your assessment of my public conduct in here is probably accurate but it stings to be viewed as extremely hostile, I stayed silent on certain things that didn't need to be spoken and took other things to convos. Never intended to be hostile at all and I worked to change my behavior but clearly still had difficulty meeting the expectations of this RP in terms of conduct. Not gonna lie when I say I lost my cool way too many times in here for my own good, came in with the wrong mindset and then got way more annoyed with how the campaign was being conducted then I should have. Looking back on it a lot of it was just stupid stuff and me getting frustrated and then getting fanciful notions about what was going on that were almost certainly false. I do think there was too much hostility in here from multiple people, though, myself included and not enough communication. Hopefully it will get better for 1992 when there are more people handling the different functions of the RP and some new people in the mix.

I also don't think I ever apologized to @Sami for flaming out at him about that ad. Sorry about that, man, lost my temper and got way more frustrated and annoyed than I should have, probably a combo of stress, being too attached to Ferraro, and feeling that the RP was starting to become a burden as finals were approaching. Certainly was not warranted at all and I got ideas about what you were doing that weren't right at all nor fair to you as a player and I apologize for that.

I do hope me saying something isn't problematic, I don't know if being kicked out of the RP extended to OOC comments or just being an active participant ICly in the RP. If it means complete silence then I will refrain from posting any further. Just thought I'd say something to clear things up and respond to your point about hostility on here, which really has been more than it should have been for something like this that is just supposed to be for fun.

OOC : You're fine and I'm glad you said something and I cannot wait for 1992 when you rejoin us I'm going to try to make the rest of this go fairly quickly and next time around we are going to have a whole staff helping to make the role play function as smoothly as possible this kind of went off the rails and I feel terrible that that happened. Once again I can't wait for you to rejoin us

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Ron Paul Responds to Ted Kennedy Becoming Senate Majority Leader

"It is quite unfortunate that the Democrats decided to have someone with such a checkered past lead them in the Senate.  The moral deterioration of politicians and people in positions of power continues.  We cannot forget the tragedy that happened in the Chappaquiddick incident.  It is referred to as an incident because it sounds nicer for Ted Kennedy, but the public must not forget who was at fault.  We must resists this choice of Senate Majority Leader.  We must show the establishment that the American people will not stand for this corruption."

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25 minutes ago, RP Overlord said:

OOC : You're fine and I'm glad you said something and I cannot wait for 1992 when you rejoin us I'm going to try to make the rest of this go fairly quickly and next time around we are going to have a whole staff helping to make the role play function as smoothly as possible this kind of went off the rails and I feel terrible that that happened. Once again I can't wait for you to rejoin us

OOC: Good to know there aren't any hard feelings about how I departed from this RP. It really was unacceptable behavior on my part but I did need the space from this RP going into finals as it was becoming too much of a distraction. Terrible that is how it happened, though, and I do regret how I acted toward Sami as it was not respectful nor polite. I do hope 1992 proves to better because of the experiences from this RP for you and everyone else involved. Hopefully I will have the time to dedicate to it because this certainly became more demanding for me as it progressed and there was more to be expected from me in terms of endorsements and events.

I'm also not sure if you'd like any comments from me about something that happened recently in here RP-wise seeing as I'm no longer in this ICly. Don't want to overstep my boundaries and be seen as interfering after I departed.

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Mickey Rooney calls for Stassen to start new party or drop out of Republican Party.

"I've known Harry for years, he's made his mistakes but I think it's too late now for him to win the Republican nomination. All the establishment figures are lining up behind Robertson. It's time for Harry to make a choice."

@jdm06ltd @Sami @Kingthero @Reagan04 @WVProgressive @jvikings1 

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1 minute ago, Somberg said:

OOC: Good to know there aren't any hard feelings about how I departed from this RP. It really was unacceptable behavior on my part but I did need the space from this RP going into finals as it was becoming too much of a distraction. Terrible that is how it happened, though, and I do regret how I acted toward Sami as it was not respectful nor polite. I do hope 1992 proves to better because of the experiences from this RP for you and everyone else involved. Hopefully I will have the time to dedicate to it because this certainly became more demanding for me as it progressed and there was more to be expected from me in terms of endorsements and events.

I'm also not sure if you'd like any comments from me about something that happened recently in here RP-wise seeing as I'm no longer in this ICly. Don't want to overstep my boundaries and be seen as interfering after I departed.

OOC : you are welcome to comment on that but also remember Ferraro is available as a surrogate for anybody who she would endorse if you want to do an event or two a day but that's up to you. And have a very merry Christmas

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16 minutes ago, RP Overlord said:

OOC : you are welcome to comment on that but also remember Ferraro is available as a surrogate for anybody who she would endorse if you want to do an event or two a day but that's up to you. And have a very merry Christmas

OOC: I will certainly consider it if I feel like contributing to this again in some limited capacity and reprising my role as Ferraro.

All I wanted to say was that Gore making Ted Kennedy Senate Majority Leader is a highly unusual move by a presidential nominee and, really, I don't know how realistic it is to have something like that happen. It certainly would rankle many moderate/conservative southern Dems who could very well see it as a "coup" by the more liberal members of the party and Gore himself. I'm sure there was no malicious intent behind it and Kennedy is a respected figure but forcing someone out as Majority Leader in the middle of a legislative session doesn't happen, really, without a very, very good reason and there are many people who are loyal to Byrd who would be very, very displeased by that move. Really, not even sure how the requisite 51 votes were arrived at to make Kennedy Senate Majority Leader in the first place but it happened and people are responding to it so not much can be done now.

I just found this to be a highly unusual move and certainly one that is extremely controversial and likely to cause division within the Democratic Party which is already playing itself out with Byrd switching parties. Certainly wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that he's not the only southern Dem who might switch parties because of this move.

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1 hour ago, RP Overlord said:

Sen. Robert Byrd to appear before court for Money Laundering Scandal

 

OOC: Well that certainly makes Byrd's removal more sensible now.

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Fulani endorses Denis Giardina for WV Senate race

Denis is a perfect example of what the democratic party should be, the party for the little guy. Racist Robert Byrd's sudden charges of money laundering just show that he shouldn't be anywhere near power! And oh don't get me started on corporate Joe Manchin he is no different than a republican and what's worse he is in favor of Socialism (dramatic pause) for the rich.Vote for Denis if you want a politician who will work for Americans not The Rich!

 

 

 

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(OOC: @Somberg I perfectly understand and I thank you for this dedication, you know I am a nice person and for the time you dedicated to the game even if there have been bad and good times, maybe independently of the N.Y. race Ferraro could receive a great office in case of Democratic victory

Independently of all the events I had thought about something that could be great for the character you played :) if you want I can open a discussion between the concerned players to discuss about it

I try to give my best to let every character who played the primary still have their own independent games not only linked with my character, that's why Ted is Majority Leader and Mike VP, I just ended my exams so we can take the time to discuss about some things in the limits of @RP Overlord

@jdm06ltd it would be cool to have a Conservative Democrat)

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