Given there are what? 16 (?) GOP candidates right now… 7% ain’t bad at all. If this were a sane multi-party government that would get you some seats! But instead… WINNER TAKE ALL CAGE MATCH FOR CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY!
If it was an Igor, the hair would be real. Just don’t ask whose.
(i.e. speculatively, if it were not The Igor in the Brooks film (incompetent) but an Igor in a Pratchett book (hypercompetent). Necessary to point this out because of the reply below)
Trump is going to get so unhinged as to be ostracized from the party process, then the remaining candidates will start incorporating the safer parts of his tirades.
Wheeeee, another Trump thread. Surely there’s a boy with a tail and conjoined twins somewhere nearby.
BOHICA. Brace, there will be more to come.
Definition needed: Reverse Nader.
Wrong Igor - @Richard_Kirk was, I think going for Young Frankenstein, not Terry Pratchett
It does sound a bit like an obscure sexual position, doesn’t it? It does involving screwing of a sort, involving a narcissist sabotaging the political chances of supposed allies, but not the pleasant kind of screwing…
And that’s how an alley-oop works. Perfectly played.
Nader was radically left - and credited with pulling just enough ‘no possible way they’d vote republican’ voters away that Bush was elected over Gore. Case in point Bush only got 507 votes over Gore in Florida and Nader pulled in 97,000ish - the prevailing opinion is that no one that would vote for extreme left Nader would have voted for Bush and most likely would have voted for Gore had Nader not been on the ticket.
Thus a “reverse Nader” would be a radically right 3rd party candidate that would pull enough of the tea party republicans off of the ‘official candidate’ and give the democrats an easy win in the very close or contested states (such as Florida).
You mean Republicans will forever blame him for a loss that was their own damn fault? They’ll use his name as a fear tactic, to keep the gullible in line?
Yup, it could happen.
Over twice as many people as that were Florida Democrats who voted for Bush. Half of Florida Dems didn’t vote at all.
The price of bananas in Puerto Rico was .27 cents a pound at the time also - which has as much relevance to the discussion as your information.
First voters who don’t vote don’t count - period. Second people who voted for Bush wanted Bush - which was more than voted for Gore. Third people who voted for Nader and by extension very socialistic policies, were people who would A) vote, and B) unlikely vote for Bush had they only had one choice. Fourth, this information was fact and relevant to the question asked (i.e. what is a reverse Nader?) and not generally germane to the discussion at hand. Fifth you are making large assumptions as to if I care who voted for Bush when in fact I welcome more choice and would hope the system in the USA would get voters to hold more nuanced views of politicians rather than ‘red’ vs ‘blue’ - that’s a good name for a halo fan film - not really a great thing when discussing the political system of a country as large as the USA.
With all due respect, Trump said nothing – not a word – about menstruation.
Suggesting otherwise is rank supposition, has no place in a serious discussion on the topic.
It should be obvious to you: Republicans will grasp at anything to disqualify him. Still he leads the polls, post debate.
Don’t let them off so easy, Rob. Boingboing always supports due process.
The Rite of String!
Yes, I too prefer only serious discussion about menstruation.
Wait. . . what was the topic?
From the lede
From the linked article at Vox
What you are seeing here is an explosion of sexist hatred against Kelly that begins precisely at the moment of the GOP debate, when she dared to ask Trump about his record of sexism
GamerGate and Donald Trump might not seem obviously connected, but they are: both are expressions of a disturbingly prevalent belief in the United States that not only is it right and good to hate women, but that hating women is so right and good that anyone who tells you not to hate women is a threat to core American values.
The Hair Apparent completes the circle
There is something strange going on.
An optimistic interpretation would be that these events are something like a last stand of a certain kind of reactionary asshole who could see themselves as firmly in the mainstream until recently. The more that status is in danger, the more aggressively they assert it.
Unfortunately it is also possible that the worst is yet to come.
I think it likely is. I think Trump is threatening to call the Fox/GOP bluff by appealing directly to reactionary populism. That probably won’t win him an election, but there’s a lot of damage he can do by mobilizing reactionaries.
“If it was an Igor” - obviously I need to use italics more as in “if it was an Igor” to emphasise that this is a different scenario - i.e. if it were a Pratchett Igor [rather than the unique Igor in the Brooks film] that came back with a jar, the hair would be real.
One day, the Internet will collapse under the weight of pedantry.