Generic 2016 US Election Cycle Recycling Bin


#654

We learned all about her sense of humor at the press dinner last April where she and de Blasio tried out a comedy routine.


#655

Awww, have some hope. This one is a pretty sweet zingeroni:

“He’s written a lot of books about business, but they all seem to end at Chapter 11,”


#656

But will he bother showing up to votes this time?


#657

Yeah, Clinton’s going to be great. Just look at who supports her.


#658

Mud in the eye for anyone still claiming H. Clinton isn’t a neo-con.


#659

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/27/483686616/supreme-court-strikes-down-abortion-restrictions-in-texas

Thankfully, some good news.

In the wake of Brexit and the fear that such tribalism could further stoke Trump supporters, I hope Clinton makes a hard turn and focuses the rest of her campaign on the Supreme Court vacancy that hangs in the balance. Clinton doesn’t have my favourite set of policies, but the Supremes definitely seem to be going in the proper direction.


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#660

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#661

Also…


#662

For every good thing they giveth, they take something away. Boo.


#663

Here’s some good news.

Zephyr Teachout won her primary for New York’s 19th District.

Should be a toss-up in the general election. The Republican incumbent isn’t running again.


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#664

Didn’t want to bother with a thread for this, so subverting this one.

Australia has an election this weekend. Some charming election spam in the mailbox today.

Something to do with one of the candidates not being from round these here parts and not, as I’d initially thought, more hate-mail. So, there’s that at least.


#665

Our politics are fucking dismal.

Here’s hoping Nick Xenophon doesn’t burn himself out fighting the good fight, and turns out to be our Bernie Sanders one day. And that all those progressive micro-parties form a progressive alliance with the Greens, and Labor is eventually forced to make a coalition with them.


#666

No idea who he is, but I’d totally vote for someone called Xenophon. What are his super powers?


#667

That’s putting it mildly.

If I voted, I probably would for the NXT (Nick Xenophon Team). Or the Sex Party. But micro-parties are about the only way forward that I can see. The entrenched major players offer me only a Clinton/Trump choice and I really want neither.

Googling NXT suggest he’s got the ability to both turn himself into demon-form and also kick holes through people’s chests, along with being a programmable Lego set. Which is actually pretty badass.


#668

Doing what ‘public servant’ says on the tin. To a heroic degree…


#669

Xenephon’s a bit too far to the economic right for my taste, but at least he’s honest. The ALP and the Coalition are both lost causes; hopelessly corrupt careerists.

Go Team Green.


#670

Sorry, what with all the other political crap going on, I haven’t been paying attention to Oz. What plans do your politicians have for screwing up the English-speaking world down under?


#671

Same as usual. A bipartisan consensus to destroy the world via coal mining and subject any refugees we catch to treatment that would be illegal in our prisons.


#672

Just the English-speaking world?


#673

Our CO2’s gonna fuck everyone.