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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #200 on: November 07, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »
Using midterms as a litmus test.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #201 on: November 07, 2018, 10:15:21 AM »
i love when olds on twitter say "...is everything!" like that is something millennials say

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #202 on: November 07, 2018, 10:41:21 AM »
@stevedave as a moderate do you think its nice to have house and senate run by different parties? Seems like a nice idea to me.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #203 on: November 07, 2018, 10:42:05 AM »
Super High Tech Alabama couldn’t have had a more efficient ID check, receipt of ballot, vote, scan ballot system.  15 mins total and it was busy.  Touch screens, electronic verification, electronic sig, clerk electronically initials.   Just fantastic.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #204 on: November 07, 2018, 10:45:52 AM »
@stevedave as a moderate do you think its nice to have house and senate run by different parties? Seems like a nice idea to me.

checks and balances are very important CF3. agree with you on this.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #205 on: November 07, 2018, 10:48:59 AM »
Thanks. That and no kobach were my two big takeaways from the election.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #206 on: November 07, 2018, 10:49:59 AM »
@stevedave as a moderate do you think its nice to have house and senate run by different parties? Seems like a nice idea to me.

checks and balances are very important CF3. agree with you on this.

I also endorse this idea

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #207 on: November 07, 2018, 11:05:06 AM »
Thanks. That and no kobach were my two big takeaways from the election.

Guys, be nice to each other in the Pit. Even the Wackster.

Agree on this as well. Congratulations on your two consecutive ratifications from steve dave.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #208 on: November 07, 2018, 11:05:34 AM »
@stevedave as a moderate do you think its nice to have house and senate run by different parties? Seems like a nice idea to me.

checks and balances are very important CF3. agree with you on this.

I also endorse this idea
Yep. This is why I voted for Rauner in the battle of sleazeball IL gubernatorial candidates.  He may be awful, but at least he’ll push back on also awful Madigan
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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #209 on: November 07, 2018, 11:50:33 AM »
@stevedave as a moderate do you think its nice to have house and senate run by different parties? Seems like a nice idea to me.

checks and balances are very important CF3. agree with you on this.

I also endorse this idea

I’d probably prefer a house/senate run by the same parties (narrow majority), and a (non-dumbass) president of the opposite party.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #210 on: November 07, 2018, 01:02:45 PM »
Thanks. That and no kobach were my two big takeaways from the election.

Guys, be nice to each other in the Pit. Even the Wackster.

Agree on this as well. Congratulations on your two consecutive ratifications from steve dave.

thank you

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #211 on: November 07, 2018, 01:34:24 PM »
Dem senators received 14 million more votes than pubs


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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #212 on: November 07, 2018, 01:41:05 PM »
So in Kansas, aside from the governor debacle (from my perspective), conservatives actually had a fantastic night in the statehouse. I had no idea how good until I looked at the races today. There are still three races that are too close to call, but assuming the leads in those races hold (and they probably will), we're looking at a net Dem loss of one seat from 40 to 39. Much more importantly, the GOP faction stands to become more fiscally conservative by 12-14 seats.

I judged this based upon the candidates' positions (and votes cast, in the case of incumbents) on income taxes and Medicaid expansion. I say 12-14 because there are a few candidates who were extremely vague to virtually nonexistent on their positions. (By the way, doing this research further confirmed that our legislature has a lot of mouth-breathing weirdos to downright creeps. It's a horror show.)

The big caveat is that there are still enough Dems and "Moderate" Pubs (about 75) to form a coalition to outvote conservatives (about 50) on things like higher spending, Medicaid expansion (but I repeat myself), and tax increases, but at least the margins are much closer than before last night.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, K-State fans could have beheaded the entire KU team at midcourt, and K-State fans would be celebrating it this morning.  They are the ISIS of Big 12 fanbases.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #213 on: November 07, 2018, 01:49:29 PM »
So, Lindsey Graham new AG, Haley appointment to SC senator?
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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #214 on: November 07, 2018, 01:51:03 PM »
That seems to be what's unfolding
Hyperbolic partisan duplicitous hypocrite

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #215 on: November 07, 2018, 01:56:22 PM »
So in Kansas, aside from the governor debacle (from my perspective), conservatives actually had a fantastic night in the statehouse. I had no idea how good until I looked at the races today. There are still three races that are too close to call, but assuming the leads in those races hold (and they probably will), we're looking at a net Dem loss of one seat from 40 to 39. Much more importantly, the GOP faction stands to become more fiscally conservative by 12-14 seats.

I judged this based upon the candidates' positions (and votes cast, in the case of incumbents) on income taxes and Medicaid expansion. I say 12-14 because there are a few candidates who were extremely vague to virtually nonexistent on their positions. (By the way, doing this research further confirmed that our legislature has a lot of mouth-breathing weirdos to downright creeps. It's a horror show.)

The big caveat is that there are still enough Dems and "Moderate" Pubs (about 75) to form a coalition to outvote conservatives (about 50) on things like higher spending, Medicaid expansion (but I repeat myself), and tax increases, but at least the margins are much closer than before last night.

Yeah, any other GOP candidate would have won governor last night.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #216 on: November 07, 2018, 02:07:53 PM »
So, Lindsey Graham new AG, Haley appointment to SC senator?

Kris Kobach has an open schedule.... And he’d have no problem getting confirmed with this amazing new senate majority.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, K-State fans could have beheaded the entire KU team at midcourt, and K-State fans would be celebrating it this morning.  They are the ISIS of Big 12 fanbases.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #217 on: November 07, 2018, 02:11:24 PM »
So, Lindsey Graham new AG, Haley appointment to SC senator?

Kris Kobach has an open schedule.... And he’d have no problem getting confirmed with this amazing new senate majority.
I think the US government likes winning cases tho...

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #218 on: November 07, 2018, 02:20:56 PM »
So, Lindsey Graham new AG, Haley appointment to SC senator?

Kris Kobach has an open schedule.... And he’d have no problem getting confirmed with this amazing new senate majority.
I think the US government likes winning cases tho...

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #219 on: November 07, 2018, 02:44:02 PM »
Have there been any riots or protesting or anything similar, in outrage of the results?

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #220 on: November 07, 2018, 02:53:25 PM »
I saw several mildly annoyed 'Pubs, but haven't seen any weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, nor a litany of "moving to (insert country here)" proclamations.


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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #221 on: November 07, 2018, 03:09:32 PM »
I went outside last night and screamed incoherently for 18 seconds until my breath ran out.

Oh, no I didn't. Only a crazy lunatic would do something like that.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, K-State fans could have beheaded the entire KU team at midcourt, and K-State fans would be celebrating it this morning.  They are the ISIS of Big 12 fanbases.

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #222 on: November 07, 2018, 03:19:25 PM »
pretty solid meltdown

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #223 on: November 07, 2018, 03:25:43 PM »
Ha
Hyperbolic partisan duplicitous hypocrite

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Re: Election day 2018 comments, observations, and meltdown thread
« Reply #224 on: November 07, 2018, 03:27:24 PM »
pretty solid meltdown

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:runaway: :runaway:  Now that's classic. 
Fifteen minutes later, when the Kansas locker room opened its doors to the media, the Jayhawks were still crying. Literally, bawling. All of them. I've never seen anything like it, and I've seen devastated college locker rooms -- after losses in the Final Four, the national championship game -- ever