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IMPress Polly
11-10-2018, 01:03 PM
So we now know just about all the outcomes of the midterms. Which NEW victor (i.e. you cannot pick someone who was already a seated official before this election) most captured your attention and interest?

My pick is Sharice Davids, who was elected to represent the Kansas 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Davids is the first Native American to win election to any position in the U.S. Congress. She's also an open lesbian and a former MMA fighter who comes from a poor background and was raised by a single mom. She definitely qualifies as the most awesome and interesting of the victors as far as I'm concerned! To make matters even more perfect, she's representing a district from the conservative state of Kansas! :grin: I'll be following her political career closely. Here's a campaign ad that she ran (which is pretty epic as campaign ads go):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGa5qQsYY-g

Captdon
11-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Of course she is.

Common
11-10-2018, 01:19 PM
My favorite is Republican Young Kim the first Korean Congresswoman from Ca

IMPress Polly
11-10-2018, 01:23 PM
My favorite is Republican Young Kim the first Korean Congresswoman from Ca

I know who you're talking about! I saw Kasie Hunt interview her on Kasie DC during the campaign.

EDIT: Oh wait, nevermind. I was thinking of someone else entirely.

Captain Obvious
11-10-2018, 01:24 PM
My favorite is Republican Young Kim the first Korean Congresswoman from Ca
Is she hot?

Common
11-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Is she hot?

Of course shes a republican, and she actually has a MAN

She won in a mostly hispanic district which they thought was insurmountable for her.

Chris
11-10-2018, 01:35 PM
Favorite:

https://i.snag.gy/iKZfS1.jpg

IMPress Polly
11-10-2018, 01:38 PM
Aaaww, I like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! I think she's pretty cool.

Captain Obvious
11-10-2018, 01:41 PM
Favorite:

https://i.snag.gy/iKZfS1.jpg
:biglaugh:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46157667

Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent'

Tahuyaman
11-10-2018, 01:51 PM
Aaaww, I like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! I think she's pretty cool.
I don't know if she's cool, but I do know that she's as dumb as a post.

Lummy
11-10-2018, 03:03 PM
I don't know if she's cool, but I do know that she's as dumb as a post.

https://vetstreet-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com/e8/49/cfd8e2ff44fdb86752283acfd332/dog-mayor-duke.jpg
Duke the Dog, 3-time mayor of Cormorant, MN.

Adelaide
11-10-2018, 07:20 PM
:biglaugh:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46157667

Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent'



It costs a lot to live here, but it is still kind of sad.

Chris
11-10-2018, 07:27 PM
...Like other major cities, D.C.'s housing issues are partly the fault of government policy: most notably, zoning laws that make it difficult to build new apartment buildings. The city council even moved to restrict Airbnb type arrangements—the exact kind of short-term housing Ocasio-Cortez is currently in need of—to appease residents who are fixated on the downsides of greater density (i.e., having more neighbors who occasonally make noise).

The free market could help alleviate housing shortages in D.C. and elsewhere, if only government would get out of the way. It's perfectly appropriate to criticize the kinds of anti-market policy prescriptions a socialist like Ocasio-Cortez is likely to recommend. But let's not beat up on her for failing to have as much access to wealth as the average member of Congress. This problem should inspire sympathy, not scorn.

Criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Her Socialist Views, Not Her Struggle to Find Affordable Housing in D.C. (http://reason.com/blog/2018/11/10/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-dc-housing-rent)

Common Sense
11-10-2018, 07:47 PM
There are a few different strategies the Dems will most likely consider.

The Dems could nominate a more moderate white male with middle American roots in order to win over some white middle class voters. That would certainly find opposition among the farther left leaning element of the Democratic Party.

The more left leaning element that want to promote and encourage diversity would love to nominate a woman of colour. But if that's done just for the sake of diversity, it would be a mistake and not a recipe for victory.

There could however be a tactical advantage to nominate a woman. Trump would certainly end up saying something misogynistic and idiotic at some point during the race. He can't help himself when he goes off script.

In the end, the Dems have to decide if they want to run a candidate that best represents their platform, or simply a candidate that has the best chance to beat Trump.

There has been some talk about Sherrod Brown...but I think whoever they nominate should come into the spotlight no earlier than late 2019.

donttread
11-10-2018, 08:14 PM
So we now know just about all the outcomes of the midterms. Which NEW victor (i.e. you cannot pick someone who was already a seated official before this election) most captured your attention and interest?

My pick is Sharice Davids, who was elected to represent the Kansas 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Davids is the first Native American to win election to any position in the U.S. Congress. She's also an open lesbian and a former MMA fighter who comes from a poor background and was raised by a single mom. She definitely qualifies as the most awesome and interesting of the victors as far as I'm concerned! To make matters even more perfect, she's representing a district from the conservative state of Kansas! :grin: I'll be following her political career closely. Here's a campaign ad that she ran (which is pretty epic as campaign ads go):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGa5qQsYY-g


Don't really know. Not expecting much more from them than we got from their predecessors . I will note that I voted for one donkephant. Kristen Gillibrand because of her past history of working with the other side and actually try to represent the people she represents and her role in curtailing congressional insider trading. I hope she continues to represent her people despite the shit the dem party has given her. In that regard they are far more controlling than the repubs who allow the candidate the people voted for to run and for differences of opinion within their party.

IMPress Polly
11-11-2018, 09:58 AM
Captain Obvious wrote:
:biglaugh:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46157667

Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent'

The fact that her detractors possess this sort of attitude toward poorer people is why she won both her upset primary victory and her actual election this last week. I relate a lot more to her than to you right here.

Captdon
11-11-2018, 10:10 AM
It costs a lot to live here, but it is still kind of sad.

She was talking about DC. It's not cheap but she's going to make 174 thousand dollars a year.

Captdon
11-11-2018, 10:12 AM
Coomon Sense
...There could however be a tactical advantage to nominate a woman. Trump would certainly end up saying something misogynistic and idiotic at some point during the race. He can't help himself when he goes off script.

You mean like Heildebeast? Was she a he? Did she win?

Tahuyaman
11-11-2018, 10:13 AM
There are a few different strategies the Dems will most likely consider.

The Dems could nominate a more moderate white male with middle American roots in order to win over some white middle class voters... Seeing that the Democrats are quickly drifting to the hard left, that seems highly unlikely.

Cletus
11-11-2018, 10:14 AM
The fact that her detractors possess this sort of attitude toward poorer people is why she won both her upset primary victory and her actual election this last week. I relate a lot more to her than to you right here.
Her detractors don't like here because she really is dumber than a bucket of hammers.

"... just pay for it".

Why would anyone want something like that in Congress?

Captdon
11-11-2018, 10:17 AM
The fact that her detractors possess this sort of attitude toward poorer people is why she won both her upset primary victory and her actual election this last week. I relate a lot more to her than to you right here.

Nonsense. She is going to make 174,000 dollars a year. What's poor about that? She's a dumbass.

Captain Obvious
11-11-2018, 10:17 AM
The fact that her detractors possess this sort of attitude toward poorer people is why she won both her upset primary victory and her actual election this last week. I relate a lot more to her than to you right here.

I have always said we need more "regular people" in congress, that it's always high profile, money people running the show - but, that will never happen, so on one hand I do applaud that someone in their salad days got elected.

On the other hand she's a dunderhead. Millennials in general don't know shit about shit and she strikes me as a poser wannabee so I'm not taken back when you say you relate more to her, I would expect that.

Trust me, when her first paycheck rolls in and thereafter watch what she does with it. I'm guessing bankruptcy immediately after she loses office next term.

Chris
11-11-2018, 10:17 AM
The fact that her detractors possess this sort of attitude toward poorer people is why she won both her upset primary victory and her actual election this last week. I relate a lot more to her than to you right here.

Nice virtue signaling, on her part too, but it has nothing to do with attitudes toward poor people when the socialism she advocates has not helped the poor to date.

Chris
11-11-2018, 10:19 AM
I have always said we need more "regular people" in congress, that it's always high profile, money people running the show - but, that will never happen, so on one hand I do applaud that someone in their salad days got elected.

On the other hand she's a dunderhead. Millennials in general don't know shit about shit and she strikes me as a poser wannabee so I'm not taken back when you say you relate more to her, I would expect that.

Trust me, when her first paycheck rolls in and thereafter watch what she does with it. I'm guessing bankruptcy immediately after she loses office next term.


Buckley once advocated picking people randomly out of the phone book. That and term limits might keep any politician from getting too powerful and becoming a target for rent seeking.

Tahuyaman
11-11-2018, 10:20 AM
The more left leaning element that want to promote and encourage diversity would love to nominate a woman of colour....

The left defines diversity only in terms of racial identity and sexual preferences. Diversity of thought and ideas is discouraged. In fact diversity of ideas is punished on the left. They want diversity as long as everyone is in ideological lock-step.

Tahuyaman
11-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Buckley once advocated picking people randomly out of the phone book. That and term limits might keep any politician from getting too powerful and becoming a target for rent seeking.

Actually Buckley didn’t advocate that. He said he’d rather be governed by names randomly selected from the Boston phone book vs the faculty of the Harvard law school.

Captdon
11-11-2018, 10:23 AM
The fact that her detractors possess this sort of attitude toward poorer people is why she won both her upset primary victory and her actual election this last week. I relate a lot more to her than to you right here.

Polly, that's not true. She won the nomination because the incumbent didn't run a campaign. She won the election because her district is heavily Democratic.

She is going to make 174,000 dollars a year. How does that relate to the poor? Not being able to pay rent on that income makes her stupid.

Captain Obvious
11-11-2018, 10:25 AM
Polly, that's not true. She won the nomination because the incumbent didn't run a campaign. She won the election because her district is heavily Democratic.

She is going to make 174,000 dollars a year. How does that relate to the poor.?Not being able to pay rent on that income makes her stupid.

Well, to be fair the article says she's making like $26k or something now, in DC that's homeless wages.

Kind of like the NFL, when you start paying cement heads big money they'll immediately piss it away, kind of what I'm expecting here.

Captain Obvious
11-11-2018, 10:26 AM
Buckley once advocated picking people randomly out of the phone book. That and term limits might keep any politician from getting too powerful and becoming a target for rent seeking.

I can't say I don't like that idea.

Make it a civic duty.