2020 Presidential Election: let the jockeying commence

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by ProdigalHorn, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    It's more people who have the right sounding names like Green over Garcia in a GoP primary or Martinez over Johnson in a Democratic primary. Or people like Ken Law getting elected judge because his last name is Law.
     
  2. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    If you recall, there was a comedy movie entitled "The Distinguished Gentleman" in the 90s that made a parody of name recognition. The Distinguished Gentleman - Wikipedia. In this movie, Eddie Murphy gets himself elected to Congress by name recognition of the previous Congressman named Jeff Johnson. Murphy's character is named Thomas Jefferson Johnson, so he abbreviates his middle name and puts himself on the ballot as "Jeff Johnson." Using the theme "the name you know," he gets elected.

    It's an obvious farcical comedy, but it makes you wonder how many people vote for the "name you know" without any thought.
     
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  3. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    There are a lot off truths in that movie. What you mentioned and the whole point of the movie is about him being a con man and what he witnessed in D.C. is nothing compared to what he had done in the past.
     
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  4. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    When Sam Johnson retiree as a Republican Rep for Plano and other parts of Collin County the Dems found a black man named Sam Johnson and somehow convinced him to run. He made the run offs but didn't make it to general election. Actually he seemed more conservative than liberal
     
  5. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts

  6. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Once again, we get people that look ONLY at a total number and COMPLETELY disregard that the United States has a population that dwarfs that of Italy and Spain...COMBINED!

    But, hey...keep fertilizing your garden.
     
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  7. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts

    China says hi
     
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  8. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 2,500+ Posts

    When I first moved to South Carolina back in 1988, I would attend several churches just to meet people and have a nice up lifting Sunday. I once visited an AMC church in Charleston.

    I could not believe what I saw, they had a spiritual sermon some singing and then they had some guy get up with an overhead projector, he put up a ballot and explained how to fill it out and vote for the Democrat on the ticket. The jest of the message was if you want to keep your welfare this is what you do.

    I was young, but still came away feeling extremely shocked that they would do this. I'm a little more experienced now, and understand what I was seeing, still it was an eye opener.
     
  9. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 2,500+ Posts

    If you believe China, I have an Island in the Caribbean I want to sell you, Cheap.
     
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  10. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    You actually believe China? It really amazes me how the network news/libs with their "Russia, Russia, Russia" crap are now sucking China's dick at every opportunity.
     
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  11. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Just think about how bad of shape we would be in right now with a democrat president in office with no travel restrictions to China and Europe.
     
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  12. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I honestly don't believe most Democratic president would actually have kept travel open to China and Europe. I think they faked their opposition to the ban to justify calling Trump a racist. Keep in mind that Biden now says it should have been done sooner.
     
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  13. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    I agree that regardless of party, I think that every POTUS to date wants what is best for Americans. However, the political pressure from the far left is more about not offending the world then protecting Americans. BTW, I think a coherent Joe does too. But he is no longer all there.
     
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  14. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Given the Libs propensity to wail and cry about keeping borders open, even when it violates laws, I respectfully disagree.
     
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  15. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    A dem POTUS might have wanted what was best for Americans, but he/she would be too preoccupied with trying staff a task force that included the right balance of transgenders and POCs to actually get anything done.
     
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  16. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    And intelligence says bye bye!
     
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  17. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Boot licker for CPC!
     
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  18. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    You could imagine the shock when the lesbian mayor of Houston indicted Houston pastors for speaking out against the bathroom bill. I doubt she lives around these parts anymore.
     
  19. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    If you're more concerned with blaming Trump for this crisis than China's dishonesty that caused this worldwide calamity you really need your head examined.
     
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  20. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Nowadays, you may be a right.
     
  21. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    And if you would prefer to buy property in the USA, I can sell you some prime oceanfront property in Oklahoma.
     
  22. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

     
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  23. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

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    From the Bee:
    Biden Cuts Hole In Mask So He Can Still Sniff People's Hair
     
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  24. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts

  25. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    You make a good point! Probably happens more often than we realize.
     
  26. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    SJL is still clueless
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  27. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    No. She is 100% mouth-breathing moron, so her mask is properly applied.
     
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  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    this appears to be real

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  29. UTChE96

    UTChE96 2,500+ Posts

    LMAO! There have been a lot, and I mean a lot of silly things said on the West Mall but I don't think any can surpass this. Thank you for making my day. LMAO!
     
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  30. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    UTChe
    But there is also something so sad about people so consumed with such hate.
    Especially today.
     
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