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  1. Experienced in what way? Harris has not even a full term in the Senate under her belt.
  2. Don’t get me wrong, I think that every one of these actions was beneficial. However, circumventing the constitutional responsibilities given to Congress sets a dangerous precedent for heavy handed legislation drafted by the President that I DON’T approve of.
  3. 77 year old Mitt Romney has entered the race!
  4. Perhaps, but Romney has expressed an ability to grow and adopt social movements. He marched with Black Lives Matter and his views on gay marriage were at times hard to decipher in 2012 despite clear opposition to it during his time as governor. I have one university friend who is a very conservative Democrat who has openly pined for a Romney candidacy for the Republicans and stated she’d easily back him over almost any of the Democrats who ran this cycle. I think his presidency would have been unpredictable on social issues, which is crazy to say about a man who’s a favorite son in the state of Utah
  5. I’m honestly surprised that he is so blatant with it. Makes me think that this is a distraction from something else or providing a scapegoat for if he loses in November more than an actual attempt to delay the election.
  6. First of all, you're putting the words "political threat" in quotes despite them not occurring whatsoever in my post, in explicit terms nor in general tone or message. Maybe you should check before quoting something. Second of all, not pertinent to my post, so it does not warrant a response. Maybe start a new thread about it
  7. Cool, but not pertinent to what I was saying nor the discussion so it does not warrant a response. Maybe start a new thread about it.
  8. In a rare moment, I actually agree with that statement. Very strongly, even. Bernie Sanders is perhaps the most unelectable politician that we have had reach national prominence in the Democratic Party IMO for national elections. And yet, he is the only Democrat that has seemed remotely interested in building a real movement and engages with voters in a way that has been unmatched by any other modern Democrats. He's incredibly active on social media, visits college campuses and universities often, and has converted a whole generation of younger voters to take more progressive stances on a variety of issues. There are a ton of Democrats who are voting for the first time in this election or the last that have based all of their policy positions on Sanders because he is quite literally the only politician that has really made a genuine effort to reach out to them. Donald Trump has a somewhat similar appeal to young voters in that he is incredibly social media savvy and is the first politician to really interact with them and promise them to make America a better place. My question is: Why is he the only Democrat that appears to have really attempted to reach out to these voters and engage with them? You can make the argument that perhaps some prominent Democrats have tried, but its failed miserably. Hillary Clinton's "Pokemon GO to the polls!" and Joe Biden's forgetting of his own website come to mind. Warren's laughably fake conversation about her favorite beer. It just seems like such a smaller priority to traditionally liberal Democrats to really ENGAGE with voters and the younger generation. That's why I think that Bernie Sanders was the real "winner" of the 2016 primaries. He never should have had a chance, but because Clinton and the Democratic establishment have refused to get with the times, he was able to spread his views like a wildfire. He lost the battle but won the war by changing the popularity of his movement from a fringe flank of the party to a full on progressive wing. I definitely think that there are some more moderate liberals that could have successfully reached out to the younger generation successfully. Senator Gillibrand and Secretary Castro would have been able to do it, I think. The game of politics is changing. And it seems like the first two politicians that realized it, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have impacted the political views of a generation of voters to come. Do you agree? @servo75
  9. Whoops yes. That’s a mischaracterization just from me thinking in our time for a moment
  10. It is interesting to note that despite the overwhelming polling trend towards Biden in just about every single battleground state, at the time of this post 8/19 people still believe that Trump will pull off an upset. There is a lot of skepticism about Biden in the polls that wasn't present about Clinton in 2016. Maybe that will be a good thing.
  11. Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) en route to propose his version of the former Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that failed the Senate in 2020 Despite social conservatism taking the backseat to economic issues in much of the modern Republican Party, Representative Dan Crenshaw reintroduced this week his own version of a once highly politicized bill: The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation, which was failed by Democrats and Republican defectors in the last election cycle, would have imposed a nationwide ban on all abortions that take place after the 20 week pregnancy mark. Reintroducing the legislation, Crenshaw has claimed that the right of the unborn to life is undeniable, and that this is a natural step towards protecting unborn children. Despite his enthusiasm in reintroducing a skeleton bill originally proposed almost 6 years, it is near impossible that the bill will obtain any support. If it were to even be heard in committee, it would certainly fail the Democratic majority in the House and the overwhelming Democratic majority in the Senate. Even if the legislation were to miraculously pass both the House and Senate, it would likely be held up in the courts for years. The move appears to be primarily political pandering, which is typical of a candidate gearing up for a national presidential run.
  12. Representative Dan Crenshaw rallies for fellow Texas Congressman Briscoe Cain in Deer Park, Texas For a candidate that is not actively seeking the presidency, Crenshaw has been strangely in the media's eye. The third term representative of Texas appeared at a campaign rally for fellow Texan Representative Briscoe Cain in Deer Park this past weekend, taking the stage to offer a warm endorsement of a close political ally since the militarist representative assumed office in January of 2019. "Deer Park, it's great to be here once again! Briscoe has served you faithfully for many terms now, and he's one of the guys on our side that riles up the Democrats the most, and do you want to know why? Because he stands up for Republican principles. Because he knows that to get the economy booming again, we are going to need to help the little guy. We need to continue President Trump's amazing work and pass significant tax cuts for the lower and middle class because those are the folks that are suffering the most. President Trump has had to deal with a Congress that's been against him from they swore their oath, a Congress of Democrats who would rather see Trump fail than see America prosper. Briscoe knows that for the average American to be better off, we need to win the House and we need to pass these tax cuts now! I know that Briscoe's love for America and his faith in God will continue to serve him well as he represents you all faithfully year after year. I know that it's never a question whether he will win reelection with a crowd like this, but it's important that we show out in big numbers and prove to the media, prove to the pollsters that the Republican Party is stronger than ever before. That we can win here in Deer Park, but also that we can win here in Texas, that we can win in the South, and that we can keep winning the White House! Thank you all for allowing me time to speak, and I'm sure I'll be back out here stumping for one of the greatest men in our government very soon!" (Event 1)
  13. Representative Dan Crenshaw, Republican rising star, speaks to Fox News Friday night With all of the buzz surrounding the conservative former Navy SEAL's formation of an exploration committee to run for the Republican nomination, the politician known for his calm and collected take downs on air has come into greater media speculation and was slated to be interviewed by political commentator Brett Baier Friday night. The late night broadcast did not include many hard ball questions, though the Houston representative was asked to elaborate on some of his views of the current Republican race. "Representative Crenshaw, you've heard, I've heard it, the audience has heard it but I've just got to ask, what are your plans? Your formation of an exploration committee has got conservatives across the country ready to rally behind you if you dip your toes in the race." "Brett, you would not believe how often I have been asked that over the past year and a half, and I'll be honest with you and the folks back home: Nothing is decided. I will serve this amazing country in whatever way that she needs me - and if I'm called to continue serving in the House, I'll do that. If there are bigger plans for me, I'll take them. But we will see. I have a lot of respect for everyone in the race as it stands right now, but I'm committed to conservative principles and my record shows that. I've been a consistent supporter and at times detractor of President Trump, and I think that both he and the American people respect that I think for myself. I think we all know that whoever the Democrats put up this year is just going to be a Pelosi puppet. We can't allow that. We need to keep God in the White House, and I'm going to be thinking very hard and very long about entering this race."
  14. Donald Trump and his family walk the streets of Manhattan, 2014 Trump's strange bid for the presidency has been in constant media attention since June, and his actions as of late indicate that he may very well be serious about his longshot bid for the Democratic Party's nomination. At a televised interview outside of Trump Tower today, Donald Trump pledged to donate over 100 million of his personal wealth and assets to the NAACP and other organizations that promote equal rights for minorities and provide free litigation for those who have their civil rights violated as a result of the color of their skin. "My companies have always been incredible, just incredible in how we operate. How we do things. And some of that, maybe not all of that but some of it to say the least, is because we promote the best of the best. Your skin color doesn't matter to me, and not to my businesses. It's awful that you people have been discriminated against in that way. We are going to do big things for people of color in this country, big things for the gay community too, but big things for the blacks and the other minorities." Trump has additionally pledged to donate the entirety of his personal fortune upon his death, citing that generational wealth (and the lack of) is an issue that has plagued the communities of people of color in America since the end of the civil war in 1864. While he has received the praise of fellow Hollywood stars, Trump's usage of the terms "gay community" and "blacks" drew some criticism on Twitter for being somewhat nonsensitive. However, Trump, an eternal friend to media outlets throughout his career, has had columnists from CNN to Politico defend his statements as unintentional ignorance rather than a point of malice. Note: With Trump being a progressive Hollywood Democrat rather than a nationalist conservative like IRL, he has no qualms with the media as of yet. In fact, his presence in the Democratic race has not been derided harshly yet as he has yet to amp up his attacks on Hillary Clinton, reserving the most vitriol for former President Obama on the campaign trail.
  15. July 18th, 2015 Democratic presidential contender Mr. Donald Trump draws a surprisingly large campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa Political pundits have continued to cast doubt on the candidacy of the former host of The Apprentice, with analysts such as Nate Silver writing off his campaign as a publicity stunt. However, despite these political predictions, the well known businessman has continued to rise in the polls. His star power and name recognition has earned him almost 15% of the vote of likely Democratic caucus goers in Iowa in a recent poll, and his rallies have an unconventional charisma to them. Donald Trump has styled himself as a progressive populist, championing the cause of raising the minimum wage to a whopping 15$ and establishing universal healthcare while cracking down on illegal immigration and international trade deals. The rise of Mr. Trump has had largely no effect on Secretary Clinton, but has posed an issue for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who declared in late April. While Sanders garnered at times over 20% of the share of Democratic primary voters, he has not broken out of the high single digits ever since Trump announced his candidacy in June. The two men share an ideological base of progressives, though Trump additionally attracts a subsect of Republican voters who are disenchanted with the lenient path forward taken by the modern Republican Party on immigration related issues. Trump's harsh criticism of Obama has additionally bolstered his progressive credentials, as the president who's campaign was once centered on change became a fairly center left president once in office. Trump's rise in Iowa is not considered to be a serious threat to Clinton's firewall in the state. Many candidates experience an uptick in polling in the early primary state as voters grow more familiar with their campaign declaration, but as voters become familiar with the policy positions held by the candidate personally a decrease in support often follows. Time will tell if the Trump campaign can escape the appearance of a media stunt, but political experts believe him to be at most capable of dividing the progressive vote between himself and Sanders.
  16. Real estate tycoon and television personality Donald Trump signifies seriousness of presidential bid The candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Democratic nomination for president was not particularly well received among members of the party, nor was the bid taken particularly seriously. The mogul's political credentials were lacking, and his campaign declaration proved to be controversial among the Democratic Party due to its perceived hateful rhetoric towards undocumented immigrants as well as his blunt criticism of a popular President Obama. His role in the birther conspiracy additionally casts doubt on his ability to attract Democratic primary voters to his cause. His progressive stances on healthcare and anti-interventionist platform have attracted a surprising following for the candidate among the youth. However, the assumed nominee to be, Secretary Hillary Clinton, appears to be relatively unconcerned even as Donald garners a small chunk of support in a recent poll taken by Fox News. "If the primary were held today, what presidential candidate would you vote for?" Secretary Hillary Clinton - 58% Vice President Joseph Biden (Undeclared) - 30% Mr. Donald Trump - 8% Senator Bernie Sanders - 8%
  17. That is absolutely true, but I still don't think you understand what I'm saying. The citizenship of someone who is born to that situation is absolutely not in question. However, there is a constitutional difference between the term "citizen" and the term "natural born citizen". That is the part where your statement was incorrect. The definition of "natural born citizen" is far from settled. Take the scenario you referenced above. Paul is an American citizen who is married to Sarah, a non-American citizen, and they have a child in Pittsburgh named Dave. Dave is unquestionably both a citizen as well as a natural born citizen. Now, if Paul and Sarah were to move to Canada and have Dave in Montreal, Dave is still unquestionably a citizen. What becomes a constitutional question is whether or not he is a "Natural born citizen", which is a term that is distinguished from citizen in the Constitution yet is undefined.
  18. The disagreement here is one the definition of natural born citizen. There is no legal question that he was a natural born citizen, due to his birth having taken place in Hawaii. @admin_270 and @pilight are simply bringing to attention that what you said was technically incorrect, as the definition of "natural born citizen" as opposed to a citizen or naturalized citizen is very unclear and not stated within the constitution. There has been speculation on the legal definition of the term since the inception of our nation, in fact! Until the courts handle the matter, it is an unclear issue. Obama's status as a natural born citizen should have never been called into question, though. The "If you have one parent, you are a natural born citizen" statement is the statement that is in question, just for reference. No one can know until its ruled upon, and they won't anytime soon! (No attempt to argue here, just attempting to educate without derision)
  19. You are absolutely correct. However, I would doubt that the Supreme Court would ever rule on such a question directly, as it is a non-justiciable political question. While it seems surely that the Supreme Court would be THE final authority on this matter, the institution is incredibly reluctant to definitively rule on politically charged matters such as that. The Supreme Court dodged the slavery question for ages, and I've read before that even matters direct as Nixon's impeachment were controversial to have been brought to the Supreme Court at that time. There is little chance of the Supreme Court ruling on the issue any time soon.
  20. Representative Dan Crenshaw announces exploratory committee for potential bid for the Republican nomination The conservative third term representative of Texas' second congressional district has dodged questions over the past year over whether or not he intends to run to succeed President Trump, but his intentions grow clearer as the field tightens up and strong candidates like Governor Hogan and Senator Cruz have explicitly refused to run for the red party's 2024 nomination. The high polling of candidates Kanye West and Curt Shilling indicate that there remains a high desire for an outsider candidate in the Republican race, while the lackluster polling of Paul Ryan indicates that establishment Republicans are looking to support a candidate with closer ties to the current political climate. Crenshaw has positioned himself between the Trumpian wing of the Republican Party and the establishment beginning with his unexpected victory in the "blue wave" of 2018. With an early endorsement of President Donald Trump in 2020 despite several prominent Republicans (including former Governor of Ohio John Kasich, who unsuccessfully ran for the 2016 Republican nomination) endorsing Biden's failed presidential campaign against him. Crenshaw has ingratiated himself within the Republican establishment as well, quickly jumping up within the Republican leadership in the House. As a freshman representative, Crenshaw served on the Budget Committee and on the Committee for Homeland Security, becoming the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management and Accountability in his first term in the lower chamber and quickly rising to the Ranking Member of the important Committee for Homeland Security by his third term. His catapult into Republican leadership has spurred many political analyst to theorize that he could be a great blend of Trump's anti-establishment base and the portion of Republican voters who want an experienced hand in Republican leadership to lead the charge against the high polling Democrats in November. While the representative has yet make a statement on his possible entrance to the race, political pundits expect him to gauge the interest of primary voters and make a decision before the candidates for the nomination are finalized and debates formally begin. Suffice to say, the candidate could shake up the nomination in a way that presents potential issues for Trump-esque candidates like Mr. West and Mr. Schilling and the candidacy of former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as well.
  21. As far as I can recall off of the top of my head, it’s not a protected class. If it was, you could additionally not discriminate against someone for associating with say the Nazi Party or Communist Party. I’ve definitely heard of interviews where they ask about how your values match that of the company. I’m not a legal expert, though, and I certainly haven’t googled it.
  22. I’m very confused by this statement. If I, as a private individual, use the internet as a public platform to express my views, that is equivalent to me expressing those same views in person. There has been countless scandals just this year of employers and colleges having to apologize for the actions of someone that they employ/admitted. If you put that information out, that’s on you. How is it an abuse of power to google someone before you hire them? How is it an abuse of power to protect the reputation of your program by ensuring that you admit only the best of the best who have high moral character? “Wow, this guy talks about how women are inferior to men, I don’t think he’s a great fit for this workplace.” Shouldn’t be a controversial statement just because you got the information for a google search for example. And if you make that information public and easily identifiable, it’s on you. There’s nothing Orwellian about this behavior, and I’m really left wondering if you understand the meaning of the word Really? An abuse of what power? They use the same search engine I do. What’s the betrayal? I’m just bewildered, man.
  23. I've been studying for the LSAT with 7Sage, and they recommended sanitizing all of your online information to be very clean and without controversy or immaturity because law school admissions officers will look into your online profiles. I was surprised to find that googling my old username of Caleb7Perry linked straight here because I put my skype username (the aforementioned) on here when I created the account! The admissions council will have a treat if they link this account back to me There is nothing embarrassing or controversial, but it definitely gives a look into my political views and online presence even though I've deleted Facebook, Twitter, and a finsta account on Instagram.
  24. Not very. I’m pretty sure that this forum skews very heavily towards white males, though there are a good mix of age ranges. However, the groups that supported Biden, African Americans and older voters, have virtually no representation on this forum.
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