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Who Won Tonight's Townhall in Your Opinion?

Hillary Clinton (Democrat)
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61%
Donald Trump (Republican)
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31%
Draw
11
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Total votes : 133

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Postby Major-Tom » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:53 pm

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USS Monitor wrote:
A lack of good alternatives. It's easier to tell someone what Aleppo is than to fix a personality disorder or wrongheaded ideology.

You might want to know what the capital of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...


Damascus is the capital.
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Postby Hittanryan » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:54 pm

Nariterrr wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
A lack of good alternatives. It's easier to tell someone what Aleppo is than to fix a personality disorder or wrongheaded ideology.

You might want to know what the capital of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...

It's Damascus. Aleppo is a focal point for the migrant crisis.
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USS Monitor wrote:
A lack of good alternatives. It's easier to tell someone what Aleppo is than to fix a personality disorder or wrongheaded ideology.

You might want to know what the capital of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...


:lol2:
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Postby PaNTuXIa » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:55 pm

Nariterrr wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
A lack of good alternatives. It's easier to tell someone what Aleppo is than to fix a personality disorder or wrongheaded ideology.

You might want to know what the largest city of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...

Come on, it's just one mistake. He isn't stupid, at least he doesn't appear to be.
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Postby Nariterrr » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:55 pm

Hittanryan wrote:
Nariterrr wrote:You might want to know what the capital of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...

It's Damascus. Aleppo is a focal point for the migrant crisis.
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Nariterrr wrote:You might want to know what the capital of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...


:lol2:

Sorry, the largest city, made a freudian slip.

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Postby Ifreann » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:56 pm

Nariterrr wrote:
Hittanryan wrote:It's Damascus. Aleppo is a focal point for the migrant crisis.
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:lol2:

Sorry, the largest city, made a freudian slip.

That's not a Freudian slip. A Freudian slip is when you say one thing and mean your mother.
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Postby Major-Tom » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:57 pm

Nariterrr wrote:
Hittanryan wrote:It's Damascus. Aleppo is a focal point for the migrant crisis.
Washington Resistance Army wrote:
:lol2:

Sorry, the largest city, made a freudian slip.


Sure, I'd rather have a presidential candidate who knows what Aleppo is, yeah. But, the fact that his foreign policy plans are rather detailed(and while crappy, not terrible), and the fact thats hes proven to be competent, I'd honestly argue that with Weld and Johnson at the helm, we'll fare better than we would with Trump or Hillary.
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Postby Philjia » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:57 pm

USS Monitor wrote:
Sarkerland wrote:"What is Aleppo?"
No seriously now why are people still voting for Johnson.


A lack of good alternatives. It's easier to tell someone what Aleppo is than to fix a personality disorder or wrongheaded ideology.


He's a right wing extremist who'll find fascinating new ways to crash the economy.
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Postby Major-Tom » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Philjia wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
A lack of good alternatives. It's easier to tell someone what Aleppo is than to fix a personality disorder or wrongheaded ideology.


He's a right wing extremist who'll find fascinating new ways to crash the economy.


Judging from his views on civil liberties, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, and even pro environment views, it baffles me to hear you call him a right wing extremist.
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Postby Gauthier » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:59 pm

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Finding out that their darling doesn't give a damn about them won't change shit.


At least Vox recognizes he's playing the Liberal Media™ for chumps.
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Postby Nariterrr » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Major-Tom wrote:
Nariterrr wrote:Sorry, the largest city, made a freudian slip.


Sure, I'd rather have a presidential candidate who knows what Aleppo is, yeah. But, the fact that his foreign policy plans are rather detailed(and while crappy, not terrible), and the fact thats hes proven to be competent, I'd honestly argue that with Weld and Johnson at the helm, we'll fare better than we would with Trump or Hillary.

He would fare better than the former Secretary of State?

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Postby Major-Tom » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:00 pm

Nariterrr wrote:
Major-Tom wrote:
Sure, I'd rather have a presidential candidate who knows what Aleppo is, yeah. But, the fact that his foreign policy plans are rather detailed(and while crappy, not terrible), and the fact thats hes proven to be competent, I'd honestly argue that with Weld and Johnson at the helm, we'll fare better than we would with Trump or Hillary.

He would fare better than the former Secretary of State?


Yes, actually. Experience doesn't always equate to competence, and nor does a lack thereof.
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Postby PaNTuXIa » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:00 pm

Gauthier wrote:
The Princes of the Universe wrote:Finding out that their darling doesn't give a damn about them won't change shit.


At least Vox recognizes he's playing the Liberal Media™ for chumps.

I believe the term you're referring to is "neoliberal media."

Unless it's HuffPost or Salon.

HuffPost is a special one.
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Postby USS Monitor » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:01 pm

Nariterrr wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
A lack of good alternatives. It's easier to tell someone what Aleppo is than to fix a personality disorder or wrongheaded ideology.

You might want to know what the largest city of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...


Yes, Johnson should have known that. It's still easier to explain it to him than to fix personalities or ideology.
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Postby The United Territories of Providence » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:03 pm

Therefore, starting Monday and ceasing when General Election themes are deemed no longer necessary, every two weeks (with exceptions like the advent of a major scandal, debate, or large event) the poll question will change. The results of each poll will be archived in the OP.
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Postby Geilinor » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:04 pm

USS Monitor wrote:
Nariterrr wrote:You might want to know what the largest city of Syria is if you want to be the leader of the free world...


Yes, Johnson should have known that. It's still easier to explain it to him than to fix personalities or ideology.

I disagree with Johnson's ideology so that explanation doesn't work for me.
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Postby Philjia » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:04 pm

Major-Tom wrote:
Philjia wrote:
He's a right wing extremist who'll find fascinating new ways to crash the economy.


Judging from his views on civil liberties, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, and even pro environment views, it baffles me to hear you call him a right wing extremist.


He's extremely right wing on economic issues.

Basically, he's Andrew Ryan without the charisma or undersea city.
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Postby Nariterrr » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:06 pm

The United Territories of Providence wrote:Therefore, starting Monday and ceasing when General Election themes are deemed no longer necessary, every two weeks (with exceptions like the advent of a major scandal, debate, or large event) the poll question will change. The results of each poll will be archived in the OP.

Yay!

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Postby USS Monitor » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:07 pm

Geilinor wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
Yes, Johnson should have known that. It's still easier to explain it to him than to fix personalities or ideology.

I disagree with Johnson's ideology so that explanation doesn't work for me.


I find his ideology less bothersome than the others.
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Postby Valaran » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:13 pm

USS Monitor wrote:
Geilinor wrote:I disagree with Johnson's ideology so that explanation doesn't work for me.


I find his ideology less bothersome than the others.


Yeah, though in my case, that might also be influenced by how his views are propounded, which I find to be much more palatable and in the I-can-respectfully-disagree strain.
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Postby New West Guiana » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:20 pm

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Except the "Liberal Media" is so determined to milk a horse race as long as possible they'll continue to harp on Hillary Clinton scratching herself while bending over and taking it in the ass from Trump, who in turn bends over and takes it in the ass from Vladimir Putin like a pornographic Human Centipede.

Finally one comment that has summed up how the media covers trump vs Hillary.

Summed up even shorter: trump coughs, "He's strong!" Hillary coughs, "She's weak!" and that right there explains the polls.
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Postby New West Guiana » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:25 pm

https://www.facebook.com/nbcnightlynews/videos/10154612074923689/

there is a reason to why the Ron Pual and John Kaisch never got anywhere, they speak common sense, something that is obviously very much missing in the GOP.
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Postby Arlenton » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:27 pm

Pantuxia wrote:
Gauthier wrote:
At least Vox recognizes he's playing the Liberal Media™ for chumps.

I believe the term you're referring to is "neoliberal media."

Unless it's HuffPost or Salon.

HuffPost is a special one.

Ayy someone else who gets it.

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Postby Geilinor » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:33 pm

Pantuxia wrote:
Gauthier wrote:
At least Vox recognizes he's playing the Liberal Media™ for chumps.

I believe the term you're referring to is "neoliberal media."

Unless it's HuffPost or Salon.

HuffPost is a special one.

HuffPost sucks.
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