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Jun 20 statetheobvious commented on Bernie Supporters Plan to Disrupt Acceptance Speech by First Woman Nominated by a Major Party With "Fart-In Protest".
Oh for fuck's sake. This is why the left can't have nice things. Because the left cares more about goofing around and getting attention than in actually putting in the hard work of changing the system. The NRA has every politician in America sucking their cock, and can you imagine them ever doing something so stupid? I can't. They do what isn't glamorous and doesn't get them on the news but actually works. And until the left figures out that effective protest and change is rarely public and never fun, they won't actually do anything.

I wonder if this person actually knows any poor people. I doubt it.
Feb 24 statetheobvious commented on Kink On the Homepage of the New York Times.
Used to be everyone was worried people from fundamentalist religious communities would justify their misogyny by saying "having the woman be subservient is my culture." That didn't happen, but will misogynists justify their sexism by saying "it's my kink"?
Feb 20 statetheobvious commented on Hillary Wins Nevada, Trump Wins South Carolina.
Can someone explain to me why Sanders is giving up SC? Won't that allow Hillary and the media to spin that black people hate Sanders? Won't that be hugely damaging for Sanders in subsequent states, especially with the youth vote? Won't that allow Hillary an easy victory from here on out if she can make that narrative stick?
Feb 11 statetheobvious commented on Today In Presidential Hopefuling.
No, the best thing for women is to have an effective and intelligent President who respects women and thinks of them actually people just like men. Historically women have been viewed as second-class citizens. On those cases voting for a woman is a necessary corrective (although history is littered with examples of oppressed groups being cheerleaders for their oppressors). Fortunately we live in a country where women won't be better off just because a woman is President. We can judge Hillary on her own merits like we did for Fiorina and Bachmann.

Besides doesn't anyone remember this happened in 2008? Hillary was shocked that Obama did better than her with women under 60?
Feb 11 statetheobvious commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Using "Crazy" Like That Is So Gay, Dan, Really Lame.
Oh for fuck's sake.

Every time someone complains about this, we lose the ability to make people care about actual problems. Dan, why you gotta give this crazy person any attention?
Feb 5 statetheobvious commented on Poll: Clinton's Lead Over Sanders Is Gone.
Blip, Sanders was supposed to be less relevant than O'Malley. He was supposed to be nothing. Just like Obama was some hippie that would only appeal to college students, remember?

@9, you get that Obama and Hillary are identical politically, right? And the only person who brought up Bernie's race and gender here is you.

We've been told for decades that Bernie's policies are political poison, that Democrats need to abandon the poor and middle class and blow Wall Street in order to be taken seriously. Now we're seeing very strongly that's NOT the case, and the two candidates that were supposed to be complete jokes are doing very well and causing both the GOP AND the Dem establishment to panic. That's good. Bernie should stay in the race as long as he can and force Hillary further and further to the left.

As for Bloomberg, the race will ultimately be Hillary vs some GOP establishment guy (it looks like Rubio) so there will be no need for Bloomberg. I wish he would run, though. He's like Hillary/the GOP economically, but is the only pol in America with actual balls on gun control. That's worth giving him a national platform.
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Jan 23 statetheobvious commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Who's Your Survey Monkey? I'm Your Survey Monkey!.
The question assumes that people only cheat out of desperation, after suffering for years without sex and after trying everything to have more sex within their marriage. After years of communication, counselling and sexy underwear.

But many times that's not why people cheat. They do it because they're selfish or bored or because they want to hurt their spouse or because they're jealous or petty.
Dec 5, 2015 statetheobvious commented on Trump's Lead Grows.
MiscKitty, everyone said that about Obama in 2007: that he was someone only blacks and white liberals would vote for, that no one but an Oberlin Poli Sci sophomore would ever take him seriously. When he won Iowa, the media was pretty surprised.

Here are some links:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con…
http://www.gallup.com/poll/102277/gallup…
http://www.gallup.com/poll/102799/clinto…

Whether Bernie is Obama or Howard Dean remains to be seen. I'm hoping he at least gives Hillary some competition. This is the first time in my whole life a candidate for President was actually talking about economic inequality and the state having a responsibility to poor people.
Dec 5, 2015 statetheobvious commented on Trump's Lead Grows.
Why is Hillary inspiring? Because she's a woman? Michele Bachman is a woman. Sarah Palin is a woman.
Dec 4, 2015 statetheobvious commented on Trump's Lead Grows.
Democrats hoping for a Trump victory because they think it will help them are criminally stupid and so obsessed with "their side" winning they can't see what's going on.

The damage has already been done. The rest of the GOP candidatebots have learned that outright white supremacy is the way to victory. They'll just know to couch it in prettier language so they have plausible deniability. The horserace-obsessed media will take that to be moderation and statesmanlike behaviour. The Democrats will think they have a victory, not noticing that now what's considered acceptable in society has undergone a violent, dangerous shift. Like openly bragging you assaulted someone of a different ethnicity, shift.

So what are Democrats hoping for? That Rockefeller Republican Hillary wins? This will be some huge victory because it's better than a white supremacist? She'll go after those precious, ;precious working-class while votes the same way she always has - by imitating the GOP. Remember when she didn't recant her Iraq war vote so she'd seem tough? Now imagine her trying to out-macho the current GOP. Didn't liberals used to have standards? Or what else? Jeb/Rubio/Cruz/whoever wins, having learned the way to the GOP's heart, is to act like Trump but in a way they can't be called on it? I really want to live in that America?

It doesn't matter who wins. White supremacy has already won.
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