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    Default Beto O'Rourke 2018

    Could Texas elect a Democratic Senator in November? Would be hilarious if they did and few more fitting Republican Senators it would be good to see lose than Cruz.

    https://spectator.us/2018/09/will-cruz-lose/
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    This is one of those races where if Cruz loses, he has only himself to blame. He is so disconnected from reality and his voters that every time Cruz attacks, Beto just ends up looking cooler.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    O'Rourke does look very impressive. He reminds me of Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    This is one of those races where if Cruz loses, he has only himself to blame. He is so disconnected from reality and his voters that every time Cruz attacks, Beto just ends up looking cooler.
    Yeah he's a real cool party dude.

    https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/ne...st/1185118002/

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    The interesting thing about the great state of Texas is how they lured new business with low taxes and few regulations, but didn't realize that meant attracting young, diverse, entrepreneurial spirits who built new economic hubs (like Austin) but weren't GOP acolytes. Today's Texas candidate can't run on "God and Guns" like they did for generations. Well, they can try, but it may not work this time around, because all those young, new businesses/entrepreneurs come with new-fangled "liberal" ideas about pay equity, environmental protection, criminal justice reform, universal healthcare, sensible immigration/asylum, etc.

    Texas may not turn blue this year, but it's definitely a shade of purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewkowski View Post
    20 years ago. So what?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Seriously?

    Lewk considered death an acceptable outcome to toothpaste theft. He is incapable of understanding how people grow, repent, and learn. Didn't we just have a thread where he was unable to understand the life long hardships of those who have a run in with the legal system?
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Given that Gaetz is a legislator I can't see how this would be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Seriously?

    Lewk considered death an acceptable outcome to toothpaste theft. He is incapable of understanding how people grow, repent, and learn. Didn't we just have a thread where he was unable to understand the life long hardships of those who have a run in with the legal system?
    I seem to recall Lewk having no issues with W Bush's history with alcohol etc
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    Or Trump's history with... everything.
    Truth serves them
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGT View Post
    The interesting thing about the great state of Texas is how they lured new business with low taxes and few regulations, but didn't realize that meant attracting young, diverse, entrepreneurial spirits who built new economic hubs (like Austin) but weren't GOP acolytes. Today's Texas candidate can't run on "God and Guns" like they did for generations. Well, they can try, but it may not work this time around, because all those young, new businesses/entrepreneurs come with new-fangled "liberal" ideas about pay equity, environmental protection, criminal justice reform, universal healthcare, sensible immigration/asylum, etc.

    Texas may not turn blue this year, but it's definitely a shade of purple.
    It is impressive how some lucky Millennials remain intellectually unaware of where their monetary security comes from.

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    What monetary security is that?
    Hope is the denial of reality

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    The one created by the Lizard People, of course
    When the stars threw down their spears
    And watered heaven with their tears:
    Did he smile his work to see?
    Did he who made the lamb make thee?

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    That cannot be allowed, surely.
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    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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    Truth serves them
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    20 years ago. So what?
    It was mostly a dig at OG's "cool" comment about Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewkowski View Post
    It was mostly a dig at OG's "cool" comment about Robert.
    In comparison to Cruz, though? Still checks out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    Or Trump's history with... everything.
    Oh come on, he isn't a Trumpite. He just like the agony Trump causes to 'liberals', which appearantly includes everybody in this forum.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    In comparison to Cruz, though? Still checks out.
    Rafael.

    Lewk thinks himself witty cause he is following the suggestion from conservative talking heads (and Rafael's own attack ads) to use Robert. So we should address both candidates by their first names from this point.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Oh come on, he isn't a Trumpite. He just like the agony Trump causes to 'liberals', which appearantly includes everybody in this forum.
    He's totally a Trumper, he just thinks he has plausible deniability by going "that time he said the entire state of Illinois fucks goats was too far in my opinion" every now and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    He's totally a Trumper, he just thinks he has plausible deniability by going "that time he said the entire state of Illinois fucks goats was too far in my opinion" every now and again.
    You haven't being paying attention. I wanted both Rubio and Cruz over Trump. I didn't vote for him because he was personally distasteful. Am I happy that he's done some positive things (tax cuts, lowering the number of business regulations, the constant F U trolling of liberals) sure. But I'll be pushing the button for Libertarian again in 2020 if Trump runs again.

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    You'll get there by 2020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnaught View Post
    It is impressive how some lucky Millennials remain intellectually unaware of where their monetary security comes from.
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    What monetary security is that?
    Good question.

    Dread, why are you using the "intellectually unaware" angle to suggest young people don't know what they want/expect from government?

    If anything, it's another way around: it's impressive how many lucky Seniors remain intellectually *dishonest* about where their monetary security came from.

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    Because Millennials have been educated by an academic establishment addicted to the idea of an ever-larger government.

    And they've been let-down by a government that botched the policy landscape post-2008, ensuring that Millennials would become a lost generation of job seekers.

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    Millenials like making unsupported generalizations about millenials.
    Hope is the denial of reality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnaught View Post
    And they've been let-down by a government that botched the policy landscape post-2008
    The problems that have resulted in the previous generation being unable or unwilling to retire started way before 2008, not that the obstructionist GOP helped matters over the past 10 years.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Millenials like making unsupported generalizations about millenials.
    I'm pretty sure most millennials are more in favor of socialist policies than in previous generations.

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    I extremely doubt it.
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    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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