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Melovinta
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Founded: Aug 31, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Melovinta » Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:23 pm

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NS Nation Name: Melovinta
Character Name: Harold Pierce Gunsley
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 44
Character Height: 185 cm (6'1)
Character Weight: 82 kilograms
Character Position/Role/Job: Economist (1986-1996), (1996-Present) Representative from Ohio 5th Congressional District
Character Country/State of Birth: Ohio
Character State of Residence: Ohio
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim: Mitt Romney
Main Strengths: Strong farmer/rural-base support, strong Wall Street support, long political career, and veteran support due to military background.
Main Weaknesses: Making off the cuff remarks and opening his mouth before thinking, struggling with painkiller addiction, history of questionable remarks, drunk driving incident in 1987.
Biography:

Born to a German-American lawyer and a housewife in 1962 in Columbus, Harold Pierce Gunsley grew up in a moderately wealthy family. He was never the best student as he grew up, but he was good enough to get into the Ohio University and was pressured by his parents to do so, graduating with an economics degree, but instead of acquiring a civilian job, he applied to join the marine corps in 1986, which he described as the "most stressing days of my life", he was assigned to the reserve. With a military career for him locked away for now, he became an avid stock-trader and an economist, racking up a considerable amount of wealth, 17 million Dollars to be exact from his first day on the job to his run for Representative, but he continued stock trading as Representative to have a steady source of income alongside his economic business. In 1987, he developed a painkiller addiction after being prescribed with painkillers, and to add onto that in 1987 aswell, he was engaged in a drunk driving accident in which he was pulled over and detained, only saved by his fathers wealth and connections. In 1991, he was called into active service during the Gulf War, temporarily leaving his job. He was deployed during the invasion into Iraq, being part of a frontline unit in which he acquired a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star Medal for losing his lower right leg in an attempt to save a fellow soldier from a grenade. His lower leg was amputated, and replaced with a prosthetic, and he was badly scarred on his chest, which caused him to serve away from the frontlines until the end of the war, ending with him being promoted to Corporal. After the war, he went back to stock-trading and being an economist. In 1995, he married Dr. Maria P. Lawrence, a local surgeon. He went on to have three kids with her, Harold Jr. in 1997, Mike in 2000, and Maria in 2003.

It was in 1996 that he made his debut into politics when he ran for the position of Representative of Ohio's 5th Congressional District, campaigning on "revitalizing the rust belt", where he won by 6.1%. In his position he campaigned against gay marriage and abortion, campaigned for re-opening car factories in the rust belt, and made several connections in Washington. He ran again in 1998, winning again, where he continued his previous policies of championing against gay marriage, winning by 8.3%. He won re-election in 2000 using his incumbent advantage, winning by 8.1%.

As the millennium dawned with 9/11 and the War on Terror, he easily won in 2002 due to the nation still in a grieving state after 9/11. He supported the War on Terror and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In hopes of attempting a Presidential run in 2012, he toned down his conservative rhetoric in an attempt to appeal to moderates, which alongside his incumbent advantage gave him a solid 9.6% lead in the 2004 election. He defended President Cush's actions up until Hurricane Katrina, where he remained silent on the governments response, dodging questions about President Cush's actions, which caused some conservatives to criticize him for being in-decisive in defending President Cush. But in 2006 due to the unpopularity of the Republicans, his lead dropped to 5.3%, which shook him to his core. He considered switching to the Democrats, but ultimately decided against it as he would be labelled a traitor and completely alienate conservatives and Republicans. In 2007 he attempts to keep his painkiller addiction secret from his family and the public, as he knows it would ruin his political career and make him lose his position in the House. But he's certainly not about to give up his position, because with luck, he might win re-election in 2008, enter the Senate in 2010, and with nothing short of divine intervention, attempt a Presidential run in 2012.
Other Info: Married to Dr. Maria P. Lawrence, Evangelical, 3 children, Harold Jr. (10), Mike (7), Maria (4).

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Left-Leaning College State

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NS Nation Name: Gyoric
Character Name: Robert O'Neil
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 55
Character Height: 5'10
Character Weight: 170 IBS
Character Position/Role/Job: Representative for Kentucky (HOR)
Character Country/State of Birth: Texas, United States of America
Character State of Residence: Lexington, Kentucky
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim: https://imgur.com/a/FreFXxN
Main Strengths: Sticks to his guns, Charismatic, Confident, Great Public Speaker, Respected by many in the Republican Party
Main Weaknesses: Due to his views being considered "old-fashioned, outdated and undemocratic", his respect in the Republican Party is all the respect he gets. With Democrats even calling for him too kicked out for racist and xenophobic remarks, Robert is also disliked by the majority of the country, though was lucky that his opposite to Kentucky in the democrat side was even more disliked. O'Neill's experience in American politics may be his only redeemable quality, with his views considered by many in state as "edging to fascism". He is hated by his own people in Kentucky, though many consider him a "career politician" has before he entered the main fray of American politics, he was a left-leaning democrat.
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Other Info:

Robert O'Neil was born on October 14th, 1952 in Houston, Texas. Born into the suburban areas of the city, his father worked as a banker at the local bank to the time, and his mother was a house-wife. Born to a privileged household, most of his childhood was spend with at a boarding school in the state, and so his relationship with Kenny O'Neil, his father and Patty O'Neil, mother, were sour until 16. His childhood interests ranged from Football, Basketball and even Hockey, and his interest in sport would be strong ever since. At 16, he would leave home, seeing college as a useless practise, and would instead begin work as a Dishwasher at a local diner, while also working a second job at a car-wash. It paid bills, and up to 18, it seems Robert would continue his seemingly hectic life until death, however, things changed at 19, when he was invited by a friend to a local rally, in which was affiliated with the Republican Party. In the rally, he befriended a man named Mathew Chesque, in which he would later find out to be a Neo-Nazi after his death. However, on that day in 1971, he was invited to a smaller rally in a few weeks a few miles out of the state, in which was an anti-immigration rally.

Robert would be immediately interested in the political world since that rally in Houston, and would soon become the Co-Founder of the American Populist Party, in which in that he would run for Mayor of Houston for that year, in which he would be unsuccessful. However, between 1972 - 1978, his party would arrange rallies and protests in Texas, attempting to spread the word of the Populism. In 1976, he would run for mayor once more, though unsuccessful, would remain since the biggest vote share a "hard-right" party had achieved, coming in third. After the arrest of Chesque, Robert would quickly transform the party into a "Liberal Conservative" Party, in which he would support economic policies of liberals, but human and social policies of Conservative. Many consider this move in 1981 to be evidence he was career politician. Surprisingly, the Party would gain attention in Texas, and would eventually in 1982, join with the Democratic Party and would become a Councillor in Houston in that year in 84'. It was then when Robert would begin his controversy.

Robert would keep his Title as a Houston Councillor until 1990, when he would resign from the position. He would influential in certain decisions in Houston's city council, and many suggest he had similar influence than the Mayor himself. In 1990, he would befriend a former Republican Candidate, who would quickly endorse Robert if he went for Kentucky. Robert's resignation from the position is often met within that he wanted to be more ambitious. Between 1992 and 2000, Mr O'Niel became a staple to American Populism. In 1991, he re-found the American Populist Party, and would have a new tactic. He would establish the "Populist Guard" in the same year, used as a para-military force for the party, The party between those 8 years would organise many rallies and protests on Immigration, Abortion, economic issues and other issues which faced America. However, his controversy came at the hands of his aggressive tactics, in which saw several beatings occur between those years, all being from immigrant descent. Though Robert denies any involvement in the attacks, Houston Police would begin an investigation into the Party between 1994 - 1996. However, they found nothing, though Robert amped the level. He and other organised an attack on the Houston Police Station, though it became clear that Robert had actually left the Party hours before, and had wanted to go for the 1996 US Election, seeing any involvement in the attacks at to see his efforts could be finished. Incredibly, not only did he leave the party merely hours before the attack, he would offer names and addresses to those within the "Populist Cabinet". 9 members of the Populist Cabinet would be arrested, with Robert free of charges. It was no proven wether or wether not Robert had any involvement in the attacks, and O'Neil says he left the Party in 1996, and said the attacks after that were not of his doing. They remain a great controversy in his personal and political life to this day.

After his time in the 90's, Robert set to win in Kentucky in 1996, with his presence known in the Republican Party, known as Robert "Big Balls" due to his stubborn, controversial and ignorant personality. Though he saw defeat in 98's by a fellow Republican in the Primaries, his success would come in 4 years time, where Robert won the in as a Representative for Kentucky in 2000 with a landslide, mostly due to his campaign on immigration and abortion. Though his time as a representative saw little done, he is often given a part to play in decisions made with abortions, immigration and certain economic decisions with his populist view. In 2004, many even saw Robert to go far as going for Governor for the state, though he said that his time wasn't ready. He recaptured his spot in 2004 Election, keeping as a representative in Kentucky.

Robert now desires to continue to apply influence in Kentucky and the Republican Party, attempting to fuel more tougher immigration, abortion laws and new economic laws in which go with his views. However, his influence could already be fading...



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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Dentali » Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:37 am

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NS Nation Name: Jovuistan
Character Name: Carole Martel (née Zima)
Character Gender: Female
Character Age: 62
Character Height: 5 ft 6 in
Character Weight: 156 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Senator for California (1999-Present), U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1993-1997), Mayor of San Francisco, CA (1984-1992), Member of the California State Assembly (1979-1983)
Character Country/State of Birth: California
Character State of Residence: California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Debbie Stabenow
Main Strengths: Effective and decisive, wealthy, fundraising war chest, machine connections, bipartisan, popular tenures in HUD and as Mayor, popular with moderates and suburban whites, especially women.
Main Weaknesses: Seen as a tool for the establishment, out of touch upbringing, controversial with some African-Americans, too compromising, early Iraq War support.
Biography: Carole Martel's grandparents emigrated from Russia in the late 19th century, fleeing from the Empire persecuting their spiritualist Christianity. They settled originally in Los Angeles, but their youngest son, Alexander, would move north to San Francisco to open a Real Estate Business. Marrying to a Nurse named Sylvia Keith, Alex Zima's tycooning would prove to be quite profitable, his cunning and charisma allowing him to outmaneuver his competition. Alex and Sylvia bore five children, Carole being the fourth in line.

Carole Sylvia Zima was born on May 19th, 1944. Thanks to her father's sizable and expanding wealth, Carole had a well-off and relatively struggle-less upbringing. She attended multiple private schools in her formative years, being an above-average student and a bit of a social butterfly. Her main political inspirations came in the early 60s just as she was finishing high school. John F. Kennedy's youthful optimism drew Carole in, and that combined with the growing civil rights movement gave birth to her political aspirations. While her eldest siblings prepared to run the Zima Organization, Carole watched the world changing around her and decided her role in life would be as a political leader.

She graduated from high school and proceeded to be enrolled in UC Berkeley. She would meet her future husband, Winston Martel, and later graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Political Science. She moved back to SF and began work as a campaign staffer for Phillip Burton in 1968. She would work as a public policy analyst for the SF government in the early 1970s, being noted as moderate and realist, though ambitious. With support from her family, she was able to infiltrate the SF political machine, working to build connections with major figures, especially the Burton brothers and Mayor Moscone. After years spent working for the Mayoral government, Carole made her move, running for an open seat in the State Assembly in 1978.

Campaigning on maintaining a balanced budget and strengthing the state's infrastructure, Carole ran a formidable campaign, winning the primary and general election with little issue thanks in part to her financial advantage and connections. As she promised, she spent much of her two terms focused on infrastructure, pushing legislation to improve state roadways and build new housing projects. She gained some statewide attention when it was leaked that she had been privately pressuring (not-Jerry Brown) to take more serious measures to deal with the 1981 medfly infestation that affected the Bay Area. Her penchant for negotiation and bipartisanship made her popular with the moderate wing, and she maintained good relations with the party establishment.

The Mayor of San Francisco chose not to seek re-election in 1983, leaving the position open for the taking. The party machine had several options, but the moderate wing saw potential in Carole, pushing her to make a bid. She was hesitant for a time, wanting to remain at the state level, but was eventually convinced. Her platform focused on being tough on crime, boosting the city's economy, and combating and funding research for AIDS. Starting off as an underdog, her fundraising war chest and key endorsements allowed her to get a close second place in the first round with 41% of the vote compared to the frontrunner's 44%. By the runoff the next month, her campaign had enough momentum to narrowly secure a majority of the vote, making Carole Martel the second woman to be elected Mayor of San Francisco (second in a row, in fact).

Her first term as Mayor was largely defined by her fight against the city's crime rate. She boosted funding to the police and SF experienced a significant crackdown on gang violence. While the crime rate did decline overall, many black citizens took issue with the amount of power given to police, including the more widespread use of stop and frisk. The majority white population however supported Carole's efforts on that front. She also notably took action as promised in regards to the AIDS epidemic, declaring the first AIDS Awareness Week and significantly increasing funding for research. She signed legislation prohibiting discrimination against AIDS victims, and give gay live-in lovers the same health benefits as straights. She was criticized by those on the left for attempting to push anti-union legislation limiting strikes that were blocked by the Board of Supervisors.

The generic citizen generally supported Carole's tenure in her first term, and despite some opposition from the left-wing and the Black and White Panther Parties, she cruised to re-election on the first round. Her second term focused more on dealing with the uptick in homeless in the city. She pushed for the construction of new housing and high-rise projects, which resulted in an increase in affordable housing and a drop in homelessness. The term was most notable for the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the ensuing recovery. In a bit of a turnaround from her support for the homeless, she used police to remove and prevent those left homeless from camping out at city hall. She received praise for the city's effective management of the crisis, investing heavily in reconstruction. She was also notable for investments in public education. She was considered one of the country's most effective Mayors by the national media.

Once (not-Bill Clinton) was elected President, Carole Martel was tapped as an option to run the HUD Department, being a popular and effective mayor of a major city. She was selected for the role and approved unanimously by the Senate. She made homelessness her highest priority, much as she did during her later years as Mayor. She oversaw the successful implementation of HOPE VI, pushed legislation to give more flexibility to local housing associations to adjust rents, loosened mortgage restrictions, and provided millions in housing vouchers to low-income families, all while resisting efforts to cut the Department's budget. Her work at HUD was praised for her reforms and the increase in homeownership she oversaw.

Though some tried to convince her otherwise, she declined to retain her post in (not-Clinton)'s second term, citing her belief that her work in the Department was complete to her and she felt she was needed elsewhere, along with the tragic death of her father via car accident dampening her morale. She privately felt dissatisfied with her influence being limited to purely housing policy, as much as she enjoyed the job. Late in 1997, she would announce a run for U.S. Senate, using her popularity as HUD Secretary and nostalgia for her Mayoral terms to propel herself to frontrunner status. She was able to win an outright majority of the primary vote with minimal issue. In the general election, she campaigned on supporting the President's policies and being a decisive, bipartisan voice at Capitol Hill. She would go on to win the general election by over 8 points.

Being inaugurated at the start of 1999, Senator Martel maintained a position in the background, more interested in getting things done than getting media attention. Her first notable act was co-writing the Water Resources Development Act of 1999, and the Children's Health Act. She attempted to push through further reforms on housing, but they were rejected with not enough support from the Republican majority. She was one of the few Democrats to support the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, was a strong proponent of the Patriot Act, and voted for No Child Left Behind. She was an initial backer of the Iraq War, but she changed her tune in 2004, calling continued American presence in the country after their objections had been completed as unnecessary and criticized Cush's handling of the occupation, additionally decrying him to jumping to action far too quickly to verify the validity of his WMD claims. She supported a timetable for a gradual withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

In the latter half of her first term, Carole was a chief architect of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. She faced no opposition in her re-election campaign and crushed her Republican opponent. Her second term was marked by increasingly vocal regret and opposition to the Iraq War. Aside from Iraq, she was a co-sponsor of the failed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 and introduced the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. With her growing presence and criticism of the Cush administration, she is speculated as a potential candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election, though she has declined to comment on these rumors.
Other Info: Chairs the Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Sub-Committee, and also serves on the Finance and Homeland Security Committees. Has two children.

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Jovuistan
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Jovuistan » Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:51 am

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NS Nation Name: Jovuistan
Character Name: Carole Martel (née Zima)
Character Gender: Female
Character Age: 62
Character Height: 5 ft 6 in
Character Weight: 156 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Senator for California (1999-Present), U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1993-1997), Mayor of San Francisco, CA (1984-1992), Member of the California State Assembly (1979-1983)
Character Country/State of Birth: California
Character State of Residence: California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Debbie Stabenow
Main Strengths: Effective and decisive, wealthy, fundraising war chest, machine connections, bipartisan, popular tenures in HUD and as Mayor, popular with moderates and suburban whites, especially women.
Main Weaknesses: Seen as a tool for the establishment, out of touch upbringing, controversial with some African-Americans, too compromising, early Iraq War support.
Biography: Carole Martel's grandparents emigrated from Russia in the late 19th century, fleeing from the Empire persecuting their spiritualist Christianity. They settled originally in Los Angeles, but their youngest son, Alexander, would move north to San Francisco to open a Real Estate Business. Marrying to a Nurse named Sylvia Keith, Alex Zima's tycooning would prove to be quite profitable, his cunning and charisma allowing him to outmaneuver his competition. Alex and Sylvia bore five children, Carole being the fourth in line.

Carole Sylvia Zima was born on May 19th, 1944. Thanks to her father's sizable and expanding wealth, Carole had a well-off and relatively struggle-less upbringing. She attended multiple private schools in her formative years, being an above-average student and a bit of a social butterfly. Her main political inspirations came in the early 60s just as she was finishing high school. John F. Kennedy's youthful optimism drew Carole in, and that combined with the growing civil rights movement gave birth to her political aspirations. While her eldest siblings prepared to run the Zima Organization, Carole watched the world changing around her and decided her role in life would be as a political leader.

She graduated from high school and proceeded to be enrolled in UC Berkeley. She would meet her future husband, Winston Martel, and later graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Political Science. She moved back to SF and began work as a campaign staffer for Phillip Burton in 1968. She would work as a public policy analyst for the SF government in the early 1970s, being noted as moderate and realist, though ambitious. With support from her family, she was able to infiltrate the SF political machine, working to build connections with major figures, especially the Burton brothers and Mayor Moscone. After years spent working for the Mayoral government, Carole made her move, running for an open seat in the State Assembly in 1978.

Campaigning on maintaining a balanced budget and strengthing the state's infrastructure, Carole ran a formidable campaign, winning the primary and general election with little issue thanks in part to her financial advantage and connections. As she promised, she spent much of her two terms focused on infrastructure, pushing legislation to improve state roadways and build new housing projects. She gained some statewide attention when it was leaked that she had been privately pressuring (not-Jerry Brown) to take more serious measures to deal with the 1981 medfly infestation that affected the Bay Area. Her penchant for negotiation and bipartisanship made her popular with the moderate wing, and she maintained good relations with the party establishment.

The Mayor of San Francisco chose not to seek re-election in 1983, leaving the position open for the taking. The party machine had several options, but the moderate wing saw potential in Carole, pushing her to make a bid. She was hesitant for a time, wanting to remain at the state level, but was eventually convinced. Her platform focused on being tough on crime, boosting the city's economy, and combating and funding research for AIDS. Starting off as an underdog, her fundraising war chest and key endorsements allowed her to get a close second place in the first round with 41% of the vote compared to the frontrunner's 44%. By the runoff the next month, her campaign had enough momentum to narrowly secure a majority of the vote, making Carole Martel the second woman to be elected Mayor of San Francisco (second in a row, in fact).

Her first term as Mayor was largely defined by her fight against the city's crime rate. She boosted funding to the police and SF experienced a significant crackdown on gang violence. While the crime rate did decline overall, many black citizens took issue with the amount of power given to police, including the more widespread use of stop and frisk. The majority white population however supported Carole's efforts on that front. She also notably took action as promised in regards to the AIDS epidemic, declaring the first AIDS Awareness Week and significantly increasing funding for research. She signed legislation prohibiting discrimination against AIDS victims, and give gay live-in lovers the same health benefits as straights. She was criticized by those on the left for attempting to push anti-union legislation limiting strikes that were blocked by the Board of Supervisors.

The generic citizen generally supported Carole's tenure in her first term, and despite some opposition from the left-wing and the Black and White Panther Parties, she cruised to re-election on the first round. Her second term focused more on dealing with the uptick in homeless in the city. She pushed for the construction of new housing and high-rise projects, which resulted in an increase in affordable housing and a drop in homelessness. The term was most notable for the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the ensuing recovery. In a bit of a turnaround from her support for the homeless, she used police to remove and prevent those left homeless from camping out at city hall. She received praise for the city's effective management of the crisis, investing heavily in reconstruction. She was also notable for investments in public education. She was considered one of the country's most effective Mayors by the national media.

Once (not-Bill Clinton) was elected President, Carole Martel was tapped as an option to run the HUD Department, being a popular and effective mayor of a major city. She was selected for the role and approved unanimously by the Senate. She made homelessness her highest priority, much as she did during her later years as Mayor. She oversaw the successful implementation of HOPE VI, pushed legislation to give more flexibility to local housing associations to adjust rents, loosened mortgage restrictions, and provided millions in housing vouchers to low-income families, all while resisting efforts to cut the Department's budget. Her work at HUD was praised for her reforms and the increase in homeownership she oversaw.

Though some tried to convince her otherwise, she declined to retain her post in (not-Clinton)'s second term, citing her belief that her work in the Department was complete to her and she felt she was needed elsewhere, along with the tragic death of her father via car accident dampening her morale. She privately felt dissatisfied with her influence being limited to purely housing policy, as much as she enjoyed the job. Late in 1997, she would announce a run for U.S. Senate, using her popularity as HUD Secretary and nostalgia for her Mayoral terms to propel herself to frontrunner status. She was able to win an outright majority of the primary vote with minimal issue. In the general election, she campaigned on supporting the President's policies and being a decisive, bipartisan voice at Capitol Hill. She would go on to win the general election by over 8 points.

Being inaugurated at the start of 1999, Senator Martel maintained a position in the background, more interested in getting things done than getting media attention. Her first notable act was co-writing the Water Resources Development Act of 1999, and the Children's Health Act. She attempted to push through further reforms on housing, but they were rejected with not enough support from the Republican majority. She was one of the few Democrats to support the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, was a strong proponent of the Patriot Act, and voted for No Child Left Behind. She was an initial backer of the Iraq War, but she changed her tune in 2004, calling continued American presence in the country after their objections had been completed as unnecessary and criticized Cush's handling of the occupation, additionally decrying him to jumping to action far too quickly to verify the validity of his WMD claims. She supported a timetable for a gradual withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

In the latter half of her first term, Carole was a chief architect of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. She faced no opposition in her re-election campaign and crushed her Republican opponent. Her second term was marked by increasingly vocal regret and opposition to the Iraq War. Aside from Iraq, she was a co-sponsor of the failed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 and introduced the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. With her growing presence and criticism of the Cush administration, she is speculated as a potential candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election, though she has declined to comment on these rumors.
Other Info: Chairs the Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Sub-Committee, and also serves on the Finance and Homeland Security Committees. Has two children.

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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Dentali » Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:02 am

New Luciannova wrote:NS Nation Name: New Luciannova
Character Name: Amadeus Cicero Putnum
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 44
Character Height: 5'9"
Character Weight: 225 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator from New Hampshire, Attorney, Author, Podcaster
Appearance: Overweight, usually wears a charcoal grey suit with a flashy and colorful bow tie and suspenders. Often wears horn-rimmed, thick glasses.
Character State of Origin: Massachusetts
Character State of Residence: New Hampshire
Character Party Affiliation: Republicans
Main Strengths: Intellectual, Analytical, Imaginative, Courageous, Open-minded, Fortuitous, Honest, Original
Main Weaknesses: Anxious, Aloof, Absent-Minded, Indecisive, Socially Awkward
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Amadeus Putnam was born to a wealthy family, descended from the Boston Brahmins, growing up in Quincy, Massachusetts. His father was a successful businessman running a brokerage firm in Boston. His father is a devout Protestant and his mother, a devout Catholic. Putnam ultimately attended a Catholic high school and was a talented chess player and captain of the debate team. He also helped form a Catholic Bible study after school. He attended Boston College where he studied divinity, philosophy, and economics, hoping initially to become a Catholic priest. He changed his mind and attended law school at the University of Virginia and clerked for a well-known conservative jurist.
After graduating he returned to New Hampshire and briefly worked for a firm in Boston before starting his own local firm, not liking the corporate atmosphere. He did moderately well, and began a podcast discussing law, economics, current events, and philosophy. He ultimately dedicated more time to it. A graduate student at Boston University, named, Abigail "Nabby" Nicola, who debated him when he spoke at her school. He managed to win her over and after speaking somewhat later he managed to win her over. She took his business card and after a correspondence she asked him out. He expected the dinner to be business and politics, but she explained her real intentions. To her disappointment, they had a chaste relationship for two years before marrying, per Putnam's strong religious convictions. Since she has become a clinical psychologist and professor at University of New Hampshire.
Putnam ran for Congress as a Libertarian, but lost, but earned a surprisingly large number of votes, and ultimately earned the Republican Party's nomination for State Senate two years later. While serving in the State Senate and was well-known for his dramatic oratory, strong opinions, conviction, and willingness to work with and listen to anyone.
He retired after eight years and ran for Governor in the Republican Primary, losing to a more entrenched candidate. He planned and was elected to the US Senate. He won that time. He's just been sworn in and is planning to shake up Washington.

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If this spot is filled, I can tailor him a bit. I wanted to create a Yankee Republican with a Libertarian hue. I'd love to be on the Judiciary and or Foreign Relations Committee.
He also has a son and two daughters: Thomas Aquinas (8), Dagny (6), Artemis (2).

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Postby Dentali » Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:11 am

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NS Nation Name: Mareadmonte
Character Name: Robert E. Lee "Bob", "The Bulldog" Woolworth
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 55
Character Height: 6.1'
Character Weight: 176 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Representative from North Carolina (11th District)
Character Country/State of Birth: Kentucky
Character State of Residence: North Carolina
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Sid Miller
Main Strengths: Personal popularity in district, ability to win in tough environment, views fit district as conservative Democrat, charismatic, religiousness, famous father, military service
Main Weaknesses: Brash and loud personality, increasingly at odds with fellow Democrats, racially questionable actions and statements, unknown youth ties to KKK, childhood trauma, health problems due to smoking
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Born Robert E. Lee Woolworth in the backseat of a tour bus near Cranks, Kentucky in April 1952, his parents named him after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. His father, up-and-coming country western singer "Lonesome Gus" Woolworth, was on his way to a concert in Virginia with his heavily pregnant wife, Lucille, accompanying him.

Born several weeks early, young Bob, as he would come to be called, spent the first three years of his life living on that tour bus for the most part, sometimes staying with his grandparents at a remote Appalachian cabin in Maryland when his father had to travel cross-country. A native son of Appalachia, his grandfather had a large influence on the young boy. With interests ranging from the hillbilly music his son sang across the country, to studying Shakespeare and Moliere, it was the stories that Bob enjoyed most.

His grandfather, a Spanish-American war veteran, would recount stories of the war, and his personal encounters with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and the "brown men" of Cuba. He would tell of working in the factories during the First World War to provide for his growing family, and returning to the Maryland mountains of his own youth after the war to raise Bob's father.
His grandfather, while a hero to the younger Woolworth, also told his grandson of another side of his life. During the Great War, he spoke of how he became involved with local chapters of the Ku Klux Klan and started a sect in western Maryland. An Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, his grandfather was arrested in 1919 for an attempted lynching of a black man. However, a sympathetic judge set him free.

His father, an ex-Navy man who fought at Midway, began preforming at local venues around the region after returning from service, and soon moved to Nashville with his bride Lucille. Going from record label to record label, he secured a contract and began his career as a musician.

By the mid-1960s, a teenage Bob permanently settled with his mother outside of Maggie Valley, North Carolina. His father continued touring, before joining his family once again in 1966. However, the absence of his parents during his early childhood had caused Bob to become a reckless and morally questionable teenager. While getting excellent marks in school, after school he was a much different person. With the encouragement and support of his grandfather, he himself joined a local KKK chapter and led a gang of his school friends around town, harassing and sometimes assaulting black students and townsfolk.

Following his high school graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent for active service in Vietnam. Participating in Operation Lam Son, he was injured retreating out of Laos, with his left foot being torn off by machine gun fire. Forced to return to the U.S., he was treated and given a prosthetic foot.
Returning to private life in early 1971, he borrowed money from his father to enroll at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, in 1973, he dropped out of the school during a time of severe depression for the young man. His grandfather had passed away the year prior, and his father had followed around this time after years of alcohol abuse. Returning to their cottage in Maggie Valley, Bob spent the next two years caring for his ailing mother as she fought breast cancer.

During this time, he briefly married a local woman named Julia, however they divorced within a year.

While in Maggie Hill, he was taken under the wing of beloved town patriarch, mercantile owner and fan of his father's music, "Ol' Jim" as he was called. Ol' Jim encouraged Bob to continue with his interests, and to find what was right for him. He spent a few weeks travelling around the region preforming his father's music - and saw little success. For a while, he tried his hand at farming, purchasing a small plot of land near his mother's cottage. When his crops failed, Ol' Jim told him to thank God for giving him the chance to farm at all. He was also told to thank God for giving him a chance to try music. This lesson proved valuable to Bob, as he joined millions of Americans in becoming a 'born-again Christian' during the time period.

His mother passed away in 1977, and it was around the same time that Bob began making the rounds in Haywood County political circles, with the encouragement of Ol' Jim.

Marrying for a second time to a woman named Valarie, Bob inherited his mother's cottage after her death and renovated it, reviving his adjacent farm and settling down.
In 1980, he launched a campaign for town council, with Ol' Jim's backing, he presented himself as a personable, fresh political upstart.

Two years later, he ran for mayor - and won, largely thanks to Ol' Jim. During his time as mayor, he made a reputation for himself as a gifted orator and strong-willed man, earning the nickname "Bob the Bulldog". Taking aim at corruption in the town, he helped exposed an embezzlement ring controlled by the pastor of the Maggie Valley Tabernacle, and funded repavement of town roads, and renovation of several buildings in town. Serving two terms, he made statewide headlines for his anti-corruption work in Maggie Valley, and headed a state advisory committee on corruption to Republican organic chemist-turned Governor James Martin.

Leaving the committee in 1988, he spent the next two years building relationships and infrastructure across Western North Carolina to launch a congressional campaign, and officially registered as a Democrat.

With his wife, Valarie, disapproving of his political ambitions, he filed for divorce.

Announcing his campaign in 1990, he hit the campaign trail across the 11th District with various local Democratic party leaders, as well as Ol' Jim. Billing himself as "Bob the Bulldog", Bob pointed to his work in Maggie Valley as proof he was a pragmatic, effective leader. Winning the general election, he quickly established himself as a leading freshman voice for conservative Democrats, including voting against President Clinton on bills often. A rallying call for more moderate Democrats opposed to their counterparts, whenever the House produced a bill too liberal for them, many Representatives would declare "The Bulldog says it's Bullshit!". Embracing the slogan, he became a leading figure of conservative House Democrats, meeting and coordinating himself with President Clinton on legislation, a fellow Southerner. A loud and blunt man, Bob would often spend his speeches shouting through a thick Southern accent on the house floor, however never with vulgarity.

He would make a point of always bringing his grandfather's Bible to work each day, and reading a verse on the House floor every time he spoke pertaining to current political situations.

Securing re-election in 1992 in a blowout, the margin was decreased in 1994 due to the Republican Revolution, however Bob still won comfortably.

Ol' Jim passed away in 1995, and Bob gave his eulogy outside his old store in Maggie Valley.

Remarrying once more that same year to his third wife, Rose, he continued to travel back and forth between Maggie Valley and D.C. each week for work, and could often be seen walking around town or on his farm when off of work.

Often wearing his father's old cowboy hat, he controversially spoke out against allowing female congresswomen to wear pants, calling it a "rejection of tradition".

Divorcing Rose in 1997, he sought to keep his divorce private, as he felt it would harm his "Christian, southern, good ole boy" image he had constructed for himself.

Bob won re-election in 1996 and 1998 with over 90% of the vote, with Republicans twice not fielding a candidate. In 2000, he made national headlines by not endorsing Democratic nominee Al Gore, claiming his climate stance as "Classic Communist Policy", abbreviated as C.C.P, which he used to compare Gore to the Chinese Communist Party (also C.C.P). Endorsing Cush, he was censured by the House Democratic Caucus in 2000. Speaking out against the censure, he and several other members of the Blue Dog caucus threatened to jump ship to the G.O.P, before being invited to negotiate with Democratic leaders.

The tense relationship between the party and Bob would continue from this point, as he openly clashed with his colleagues. He put himself forward as a candidate for House Speaker in 2001 and 2003, failing both times. Continuing a conservative record in Congress, he has consistently won re-election by over 60% since 2000, remaining overwhelmingly popular in his district. Holding mostly conservative positions, including support for the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars.

Marrying a fourth wife in 2004, a 30-year old woman named Sarah, he had his first child with her in 2005 at the age of 53.

Widely speculated as a potential candidate for Senate or even President by pundits, conservative colleagues, and constituents alike, he has refused to comment on any future aspirations.

He continues to drive back and forth to Maggie Valley every Friday night, and still lives in the Maggie Valley cottage. Invited to accept his father's induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002, he preformed his father's song 'Beer Bottles in my Basement' on national television.

He is an avid guitar and banjo player, and played the national anthem on the banjo in the Capitol Rotunda on Election Day 2004, with his custom banjo reading 'Cush-Cheney 04' on the back.

Other Info:
Married 4 times, has 1 child with 4th wife Sarah (born 2005)
KKK membership not known to anyone but family and friends
Has a framed Confederate flag in congressional office, as well as flying one at his Maggie Valley home underneath Old Glory
Wore a Confederate flag with George Washington's face in the center around his back on July 4, 1996 to show his "Southern patriotism". Denounced by NAACP for remarks later that day about his "concerns over the ni-, black domination of football" while talking with friends, unknowingly being recorded.

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1. Clinton was a southern dem and pretty damn moderate, and as a freshman i would hesitate to assign much influence to him till maybe 96

2. Was the attempt to censure him in the house of Reps?

3. my big thing against him is the censure bit
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Character Name: John Walker Cush
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 67 years
Character Height: 182 cm
Character Weight: 79 kg
Character Position/Role/Job: Governor of Texas (1994-2000), President of the United States (2000-present)
Character Country/State of Birth: Connecticut, U.S.A.
Character State of Residence: Washington, D.C.
Character Party Affiliation: Republican Party
Faceclaim: Conrad Burns
Main Strengths:

The Cush Name - Cush had since his start in politics when he ran for the House of Representatives in 1978 the advantage of a well-known family name. His family was wealthy and fairly popular in Texas for his father and his grandfather were businessmen in the oil industry in particular. When his father, John H.W. Cush, became president in 1988, Cush became a household name. As such in 1995 he won the Texas governorship after co-owning the Texas Rangers baseball team in the years prior.
A Persuasive Speaker - As opposed to his father, who was seen as an 'awkward' speaker, John W. Cush is an eloquent and persuasive speaker, with an aura of charisma around him.
To Infinity and Beyond - Thanks to the wealth of the Cush family and their connections with politicians and businessmen alike, campaign funding is barely an issue for John W. Cush.

Main Weaknesses:

Not One of Us - Cush's opponents have regularly made the argument that he is elitist and out-of-touch with common Americans due to his wealth and connections all over America, and unfortunately such arguments have gained some support among the American public, damaging the president's public appeal significantly.
In The Shadow - John W. Cush's father, who served as the American president from 1988 to 1992, was regarded as a popular president due to his role in the successful Gulf War in 1991. He is claimed to be the person who oversaw the collapse of America's greatest geopolitical rival and the person who oversaw promising economic growth during his tenure. While Cush too was fairly successful, the surplus at the end of the previous administration disappeared with the War on Terror and his failure to handle Hurricane Katrina has pushed him into the shadow of his father, with many doubting whether or not he is up for the top job in the White House.
Ulterior Motives - Cush has been occasionally accused by opponents of using his position as president to further the interests of his family and his business. While he has repeatedly denied these accusations and no substantial evidence can be found, the accusations have yet to stop coming in.

Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

John Walker Cush was born to John H.W. Cush and Barbara P. Cush on July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was the first and eldest child of the couple and was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas alongside his four siblings, Jeb, Neil, Martin and Dorothy. His younger sister, Robin, died at three years old from leukemia in 1953, greatly affecting John. His family had long been involved in politics as his paternal grandfather, Prescott Cush, was a U.S. senator from Connecticut.

Cush exceled in public schools in Midland in his early years before his family moved to Houston, where he continued his education after seventh grade before studying at The Kinkaid School, a college-preparatory school in Houston. He attended high school in Andover, Massachusetts where he played baseball and served as head cheerleader. Here he was elected class president, giving him his first experience in 'politics'. He attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

In 1973 he entered Harvard Business School, from which he graduated in 1975 with an MBA degree.

In 1977, Cush married Laura Welsh, a schoolteacher and librarian who he met through mutual friends. The same year, he established Arbusto Energy, a small oil exploration company, which was later renamed to Cush Exploration. In 1984 the company merged with Spectrum 7, a company of which Cush became chairman.

His first exploratory maneuver into politics was in 1978, when he ran unsuccessfully for Texas's 19th Congressional District. He won 46.8% of the vote to his opponent Kent Hance's 53.2%.

In 1988, the Cush family moved to Washington, D.C. to help on John Sr.'s presidential campaign that year, which he won successfully.

In the 1994 election, John W. Cush successfully defeated the Democratic incumbent to secure the Texas governorship, at the same time his brother Jeb unsuccessfully sought the Florida governorship. As governor he signed a bill allowing Texans to obtain permits to carry concealed weapons and used the state's largest surplus to enact a $2 billion tax cut, the state's largest. He extended government funding to programs dedicated to raising awareness on the dangers of alcohol and drug use, as well as the dangers of domestic violence.

In 1998, Cush won re-election with a massive 68% of the popular vote, displaying his apparent popularity as Texas governor. In 1999 he enacted legislation that would go on to make Texas one of the largest wind power-producing states in America.

John W. Cush successfully sought the 2000 Republican presidential nomination and the same year defeated the Democratic candidacy for the presidency of the United States. He portrayed himself as a compassionate conservative, implying he was more centrist compared to other Republicans. He campaigned on a platform of bringing integrity and honor back to the White House, as well as increasing the size of the military, cutting taxes, improving education and aiding minorities. He won the election in the closest presidential race in American history.

In 2001 Cush led the War on Terror in Afghanistan and later in 2003 in Iraq against the Iraqi tyrant who the American government claimed possessed weapons of mass destruction. At first the war was immensely popular among Americans, but as the supposedly few-month-long fight stretched into several years, it became one of the reasons for Cush's fall in popularity.

Commanding broad support in the Republican Party, Cush secured the 2004 Republican presidential nomination with ease and without any significant challengers. In November 2004, he defeated the Democratic presidential candidate for re-election.

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the United States, devastating most of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Cush's popularity took a nosedive afterwards when he received extreme criticism for downplaying his administration's inadequate response to the hurricane and the destruction left in its wake.

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Bush was 51 i think when he left office? Why is this dude so much older?

Don't mention his brother, someone might app for that

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Dentali wrote:
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NS Nation Name: Mareadmonte
Character Name: Robert E. Lee "Bob", "The Bulldog" Woolworth
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 55
Character Height: 6.1'
Character Weight: 176 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Representative from North Carolina (11th District)
Character Country/State of Birth: Kentucky
Character State of Residence: North Carolina
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Sid Miller
Main Strengths: Personal popularity in district, ability to win in tough environment, views fit district as conservative Democrat, charismatic, religiousness, famous father, military service
Main Weaknesses: Brash and loud personality, increasingly at odds with fellow Democrats, racially questionable actions and statements, unknown youth ties to KKK, childhood trauma, health problems due to smoking
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Born Robert E. Lee Woolworth in the backseat of a tour bus near Cranks, Kentucky in April 1952, his parents named him after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. His father, up-and-coming country western singer "Lonesome Gus" Woolworth, was on his way to a concert in Virginia with his heavily pregnant wife, Lucille, accompanying him.

Born several weeks early, young Bob, as he would come to be called, spent the first three years of his life living on that tour bus for the most part, sometimes staying with his grandparents at a remote Appalachian cabin in Maryland when his father had to travel cross-country. A native son of Appalachia, his grandfather had a large influence on the young boy. With interests ranging from the hillbilly music his son sang across the country, to studying Shakespeare and Moliere, it was the stories that Bob enjoyed most.

His grandfather, a Spanish-American war veteran, would recount stories of the war, and his personal encounters with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and the "brown men" of Cuba. He would tell of working in the factories during the First World War to provide for his growing family, and returning to the Maryland mountains of his own youth after the war to raise Bob's father.
His grandfather, while a hero to the younger Woolworth, also told his grandson of another side of his life. During the Great War, he spoke of how he became involved with local chapters of the Ku Klux Klan and started a sect in western Maryland. An Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, his grandfather was arrested in 1919 for an attempted lynching of a black man. However, a sympathetic judge set him free.

His father, an ex-Navy man who fought at Midway, began preforming at local venues around the region after returning from service, and soon moved to Nashville with his bride Lucille. Going from record label to record label, he secured a contract and began his career as a musician.

By the mid-1960s, a teenage Bob permanently settled with his mother outside of Maggie Valley, North Carolina. His father continued touring, before joining his family once again in 1966. However, the absence of his parents during his early childhood had caused Bob to become a reckless and morally questionable teenager. While getting excellent marks in school, after school he was a much different person. With the encouragement and support of his grandfather, he himself joined a local KKK chapter and led a gang of his school friends around town, harassing and sometimes assaulting black students and townsfolk.

Following his high school graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent for active service in Vietnam. Participating in Operation Lam Son, he was injured retreating out of Laos, with his left foot being torn off by machine gun fire. Forced to return to the U.S., he was treated and given a prosthetic foot.
Returning to private life in early 1971, he borrowed money from his father to enroll at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, in 1973, he dropped out of the school during a time of severe depression for the young man. His grandfather had passed away the year prior, and his father had followed around this time after years of alcohol abuse. Returning to their cottage in Maggie Valley, Bob spent the next two years caring for his ailing mother as she fought breast cancer.

During this time, he briefly married a local woman named Julia, however they divorced within a year.

While in Maggie Hill, he was taken under the wing of beloved town patriarch, mercantile owner and fan of his father's music, "Ol' Jim" as he was called. Ol' Jim encouraged Bob to continue with his interests, and to find what was right for him. He spent a few weeks travelling around the region preforming his father's music - and saw little success. For a while, he tried his hand at farming, purchasing a small plot of land near his mother's cottage. When his crops failed, Ol' Jim told him to thank God for giving him the chance to farm at all. He was also told to thank God for giving him a chance to try music. This lesson proved valuable to Bob, as he joined millions of Americans in becoming a 'born-again Christian' during the time period.

His mother passed away in 1977, and it was around the same time that Bob began making the rounds in Haywood County political circles, with the encouragement of Ol' Jim.

Marrying for a second time to a woman named Valarie, Bob inherited his mother's cottage after her death and renovated it, reviving his adjacent farm and settling down.
In 1980, he launched a campaign for town council, with Ol' Jim's backing, he presented himself as a personable, fresh political upstart.

Two years later, he ran for mayor - and won, largely thanks to Ol' Jim. During his time as mayor, he made a reputation for himself as a gifted orator and strong-willed man, earning the nickname "Bob the Bulldog". Taking aim at corruption in the town, he helped exposed an embezzlement ring controlled by the pastor of the Maggie Valley Tabernacle, and funded repavement of town roads, and renovation of several buildings in town. Serving two terms, he made statewide headlines for his anti-corruption work in Maggie Valley, and headed a state advisory committee on corruption to Republican organic chemist-turned Governor James Martin.

Leaving the committee in 1988, he spent the next two years building relationships and infrastructure across Western North Carolina to launch a congressional campaign, and officially registered as a Democrat.

With his wife, Valarie, disapproving of his political ambitions, he filed for divorce.

Announcing his campaign in 1990, he hit the campaign trail across the 11th District with various local Democratic party leaders, as well as Ol' Jim. Billing himself as "Bob the Bulldog", Bob pointed to his work in Maggie Valley as proof he was a pragmatic, effective leader. Winning the general election, he quickly established himself as a leading freshman voice for conservative Democrats, including voting against President Clinton on bills often. A rallying call for more moderate Democrats opposed to their counterparts, whenever the House produced a bill too liberal for them, many Representatives would declare "The Bulldog says it's Bullshit!". Embracing the slogan, he became a leading figure of conservative House Democrats, meeting and coordinating himself with President Clinton on legislation, a fellow Southerner. A loud and blunt man, Bob would often spend his speeches shouting through a thick Southern accent on the house floor, however never with vulgarity.

He would make a point of always bringing his grandfather's Bible to work each day, and reading a verse on the House floor every time he spoke pertaining to current political situations.

Securing re-election in 1992 in a blowout, the margin was decreased in 1994 due to the Republican Revolution, however Bob still won comfortably.

Ol' Jim passed away in 1995, and Bob gave his eulogy outside his old store in Maggie Valley.

Remarrying once more that same year to his third wife, Rose, he continued to travel back and forth between Maggie Valley and D.C. each week for work, and could often be seen walking around town or on his farm when off of work.

Often wearing his father's old cowboy hat, he controversially spoke out against allowing female congresswomen to wear pants, calling it a "rejection of tradition".

Divorcing Rose in 1997, he sought to keep his divorce private, as he felt it would harm his "Christian, southern, good ole boy" image he had constructed for himself.

Bob won re-election in 1996 and 1998 with over 90% of the vote, with Republicans twice not fielding a candidate. In 2000, he made national headlines by not endorsing Democratic nominee Al Gore, claiming his climate stance as "Classic Communist Policy", abbreviated as C.C.P, which he used to compare Gore to the Chinese Communist Party (also C.C.P). Endorsing Cush, he was censured by the House Democratic Caucus in 2000. Speaking out against the censure, he and several other members of the Blue Dog caucus threatened to jump ship to the G.O.P, before being invited to negotiate with Democratic leaders.

The tense relationship between the party and Bob would continue from this point, as he openly clashed with his colleagues. He put himself forward as a candidate for House Speaker in 2001 and 2003, failing both times. Continuing a conservative record in Congress, he has consistently won re-election by over 60% since 2000, remaining overwhelmingly popular in his district. Holding mostly conservative positions, including support for the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars.

Marrying a fourth wife in 2004, a 30-year old woman named Sarah, he had his first child with her in 2005 at the age of 53.

Widely speculated as a potential candidate for Senate or even President by pundits, conservative colleagues, and constituents alike, he has refused to comment on any future aspirations.

He continues to drive back and forth to Maggie Valley every Friday night, and still lives in the Maggie Valley cottage. Invited to accept his father's induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002, he preformed his father's song 'Beer Bottles in my Basement' on national television.

He is an avid guitar and banjo player, and played the national anthem on the banjo in the Capitol Rotunda on Election Day 2004, with his custom banjo reading 'Cush-Cheney 04' on the back.

Other Info:
Married 4 times, has 1 child with 4th wife Sarah (born 2005)
KKK membership not known to anyone but family and friends
Has a framed Confederate flag in congressional office, as well as flying one at his Maggie Valley home underneath Old Glory
Wore a Confederate flag with George Washington's face in the center around his back on July 4, 1996 to show his "Southern patriotism". Denounced by NAACP for remarks later that day about his "concerns over the ni-, black domination of football" while talking with friends, unknowingly being recorded.

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1. Clinton was a southern dem and pretty damn moderate, and as a freshman i would hesitate to assign much influence to him till maybe 96

2. Was the attempt to censure him in the house of Reps?

3. my big thing against him is the censure bit


I'll change his rise in influence to after the 94 midterms if that's okay, but I was kind of going for a reverse AOC/Squad. And if you need me to I can axe the censure.
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1. Your application needs to be in the format laid out in the OP. Please make those changes at your earliest convenience.
2. As Dent mentioned, “Few things... firstly if you're going to play a senator you need to greatly expand on this character. Secondly, winning as a new republican in 06 in a swing state ain’t happening.”
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We will reply you your app

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Postby Dentali » Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:50 am

Mareadmonte wrote:
Dentali wrote:

1. Clinton was a southern dem and pretty damn moderate, and as a freshman i would hesitate to assign much influence to him till maybe 96

2. Was the attempt to censure him in the house of Reps?

3. my big thing against him is the censure bit


I'll change his rise in influence to after the 94 midterms if that's okay, but I was kind of going for a reverse AOC/Squad. And if you need me to I can axe the censure.


Good to both.

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Postby Mareadmonte » Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:07 am

Dentali wrote:
Mareadmonte wrote:
I'll change his rise in influence to after the 94 midterms if that's okay, but I was kind of going for a reverse AOC/Squad. And if you need me to I can axe the censure.


Good to both.

BTW where did you find out about the RP?


I'm active on reddit, and found out about the site a while ago. Logged back in and was looking around, found the link in the corner. Mostly just messing around.

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Postby Latvijas Otra Republika » Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:33 am

Mareadmonte wrote:
Dentali wrote:
Good to both.

BTW where did you find out about the RP?


I'm active on reddit, and found out about the site a while ago. Logged back in and was looking around, found the link in the corner. Mostly just messing around.

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Postby Mareadmonte » Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:36 am

Latvijas Otra Republika wrote:
Mareadmonte wrote:
I'm active on reddit, and found out about the site a while ago. Logged back in and was looking around, found the link in the corner. Mostly just messing around.

No!
delete reddit immediately!


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Quick question, how unpopular would someone who spoke out against the Iraq War be as a Republican?
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NS Nation Name: New Luciannova
Character Name: Amadeus Putnam
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 44
Character Height: 5'10"
Character Weight: 185 lbs.
Character Position/Role/Job: Congressional Representative- New Hampshire's Second District (2003-Present), Podcaster (2002-Present), New Hampshire State Senator (1997-2001), Independent Radio Commenter (1992-1996), Author (1991-Present), Attorney (1989-Present)
Character Country/State of Birth: United States/Massachusetts
Character State of Residence: New Hampshire
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim: George Kent
Main Strengths: Intellectual, Analytical, Fortuitous, Courageous, Independent Spirit, Firm Principles, Born into a Wealthy and Historically Prominent Family, Religious
Main Weaknesses: Awkward, Absent-Minded, Anxious, Aloof, Hidden Mental Stigma, His Family Name may be seen as elitist
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Amadeus Putnam was born December of 1962 in Boston Massachusetts as the oldest of three. He is a member of the famous Putnam family, one of the Boston Brahmins. He was born to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother, the latter particularly devout. His father owned a brokerage firm in Boston and his mother was a homemaker but was extremely active in the community.
Putnam grew up in Quincy and attended a Catholic High School. During that time, he was a tournament player of chess and captain of the debate team. He also started a Bible Study at his school, worried that Catholics often didn't know the Bible as well as Protestants did. He graduated toward the top of his class and attended Boston College in undergrad. He initially wanted to become a Catholic priest but decided against it and ultimately had a double major in economics, philosophy, and a minor in divinity. He graduated in 1984, and subsequently went to law school, graduating in 1988 and decided to practice in New Hampshire.
Putnam became active in both state and local politics and supported a populist Republican Presidential Candidate in 1992 and 1996, favoring his policies generally, although questioning some of his more extreme social views. Putnam began running a local radio program called "Faith & Freedom" where he discussed his conservative and libertarian views. He resigned from his program to run for state Senate in 1996, winning a seat, which he held for two terms. He resumed his radio show as a podcast. Although he had supported the President in the general election and after 9-11, he aggressively opposed the PATRIOT Act and called it "a stab in the back." He felt that the plans to enter into Iraq were ill-conceived as well. He made a bid for House of Representatives in 2002 and won a narrow victory. He won more comfortably in 2004. Having been positioned somewhat against the unpopular Bush administration he managed to evade defeat in 2006.
Putnam was widely considered one of the most conservative and most liberal Congressmen simultaneously. Putnam supported abolishing the Department of Education and Commerce, supported a low flat-tax, and a full privatization of social security. Putnam, however, also opposed the "No Child Left Behind" policy, corporate welfare, the invasion of Iraq, and was an early supporter of same-sex marriage. He was aggressively opposed to the PATRIOT Act, and an opponent of the death penalty. Putnam was a staunch opponent of the war on drugs and ultimately legalization, although pursued gradually. Putnam also has generally conservative positions including a pro-life position and supporting the Second Amendment. He wants to move away from fossil fuels toward nuclear power, touting it as "clean, safe, and cheap." Despite all these positions, Putnam would prefer more authority be delegated to individual states. Putnam expressed worry about the housing market since his failed Congressional Campaign in 2002 and expressed his concern publicly after being elected to the Senate. He also has criticized the growing national deficit.

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Putnam has written four books, "Stoicism Today," he wrote in 1991, "Stoicism Tomorrow" he wrote in 1995, one called "Paradise Lost: How the Vision of the Founding Fathers has Eroded and What We Must Do to Save It" which he wrote in 2003, and "A Yankee Republican in King George W.'s Court" which was a satire with non-fictional commentary of his experiences, published in 2005. He's hoping to write another book on stoic philosophy and has decided being in a minority party for the first time would be a kind teacher.
Putnam met Abigail "Nabby" Degh (b. 1973) at a speaking engagement in Boston in 1995. She was a grad student at Boston University and attempted to debate him regarding his candidate of choice. He enjoyed speaking with her, however. Despite their disagreement they began a lengthy correspondence. They married in 1998. She has since earned a PhD and is a clinical psychologist and professor at Franklin Pierce University. Putnam has since had three children Thomas Aquinas (8), Dagny (4), and Artemis (2).
Nabby believes Putnam has Asperger's Syndrome (still in the DSM in 2007) and has tested his IQ to be 138, the latter is the only thing that has been released to the public regarding his mental health.
Putnam's siblings include a brother, Logan (Age 40) who is married and works for their father as a stockbroker, and a married sister, Melanie (Age 34), who is a successful CPA.



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New Luciannova
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Postby New Luciannova » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:18 am

I hope this is suitable.

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Gyoric
Lobbyist
 
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Founded: Jan 29, 2022
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Application for RP

Postby Gyoric » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:25 am

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Character Application and Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Gyoric
Character Name: Alexander Baker-Albescu
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 38
Character Height: 6'2
Character Weight: 194 IBS
Character Position/Role/Job: Representative for Alaska (HOR) (2004 - Present Day)
Character Country/State of Birth: Juneau, Alaska
Character State of Residence: Juneau, Alaska
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim: https://imgur.com/a/m28XrGH
Main Strengths: Easy-Going, Charismatic, Well-Respected in Home State and Young.
Main Weaknesses: Could sway to Democrats, Inexperienced in Politics, few connections in the political world, Unliked in the Republican Party due to very moderate views.
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Born in Juneau, Alaska In 1969, to Mary Baker-Albescu, who was born within the same City, and to his native Romanian Father, Costin Albescu, who had fled Communist-ruled Romania at the age of 17. His mother was 23 when she had Alex, and Costin was 27 and left his native country at the age of 17 in 1959 left the Capital city to go to the Land of the Free and Opportunity in Alaska. Though his mother had wanted more children, his father had refused to have another, suggesting his numerous low-paying jobs during his infancy wouldn't pay the bills for multiple children.

At the age of 12, he would gain an immediate interest in Basketball and would join the School's team. Between 12 - 14, Alex would become a promising player due to tall height at that age, and at 14 would go and play for Alaska Fairbanks' Youth Team at that age. However, his lack of skill on the ball and his lack of movement off-ball would lead to humbling cut 9 months later, with him going from one of the tallest member on the team to being fairly average height in the team. However, his love for Basketball wouldn't fade, and would continue to go for try-outs at the Youth Team until 16, which would be unsuccessful. However, by 16, Alex was a fairly bright student, focusing an academic studies of History and English Literature. This would lead to him at 18 going to the University of Alaska South-East, and would be studying Political Science. It was his time at College which would see his political views mould in.

It is believed Alexander's views were moulded by two factors, his Professor and his friends. His professor was a fairly moderate man in a political sense, belleving in mild conservatism. His views would transform over to Alex, who would, in addition to the classes, attend events held by the Democratic Party. However, his shift over to the Republican Side would occur after he would have a seat under a local council in a town near Campus. This was were he developed an idea of moderate conservatism, and his time spent at the council, in which was between 1988 - 1992. However, his political ambition would go further than local council, and would join the Republican Party in 1993. Between 1994 - 1998, he would join the council of the capital, in which was Republican-Controlled. It was in 96' in which Alexander would befriend the Mayor and would quickly have a lot of influence in the Judaea's Local Councils. He would push bills to support families, swell as using his long bands of influence to prevent certain motions going into place. It was 1998 in which would resign and would then prepare for even more ambitious areas, Governor of Alaska.

Alexander went for the Governor role twice, in 1998, when he would lose in the Primaries to another Republican Candidate. However, it was a surprise to seem him make it to the last 4 for Alaska, seemingly the youngest candidate. He would quickly prepare for 2000, where it was the mid-terms. Though he wasn't backed by much, a few former council members, his major backing was former Mayor of Juneau, though he was unsuccessful once more. However, he would make it to the Last 2, where he would lose in a tight vote. However, these string of progress allowed him the political backing by former members to go for the 2004 Election. The reasoning for not taking part in 2002 was due to his financial and political preparation for 2004. He would receive backing from Former Mayors, and coming up to 2004, he would have the backing of the Party for the House of Representatives in the 2004 Election.

2004 went just as was expected. Winning the primaries with ease, his balanced, youthful and "Liberal Conservatism" in which promised the backing of everyone. His slogan for the election was "Conservative Thinking, Liberal Acting". Many saw the slogan as implying his moderate view. However, him winning as a HOR could be a backstabber. Though his balanced and people-pleasing approach to politics would win him a seat in HOR, his actions wouldn't be at all Republican. Alaska had never been a strong-, right-wing state like Texas, yet, he would work almost as both a Republican and Democrat. Though this allowed changes to go much smoother, this would see the Republicans make him untrustworthy, and make him unpopular in the parties more radical and right-wing areas. He wouldn't support the War on Terror, attempting to vote against implications. However, 2006 would see him comfortably due to his pushing of several changes in his area of Alaska. His 2006 victory wasn't a shock, however, many believe between now and 2008, he will attempt to shift the power onto the Democrats, suggesting not only a change of heart in parties, but an ambition to become Governor, as a democrat.

Known as "The Swinger" in the Republican Party, the next two years could be crucial for Republicans in Alaska, and Democrats, with a power-hungry. ambitious and youthful Representative, who may stop at nothing to get power. Some may even argue he is a "Career Politician".

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Mareadmonte
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Posts: 156
Founded: Jan 22, 2022
Corporate Bordello

Postby Mareadmonte » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:38 am

Dentali wrote:
Mareadmonte wrote:
I'll change his rise in influence to after the 94 midterms if that's okay, but I was kind of going for a reverse AOC/Squad. And if you need me to I can axe the censure.


Good to both.

BTW where did you find out about the RP?


So am I accepted?

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Melovinta
Envoy
 
Posts: 299
Founded: Aug 31, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Melovinta » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:44 am

Wait, did my first app get accepted or no? I'm kinda confused because the 3 points gave me the impression that it was denied and I needed to iron it out more.
A Type 5, Tier 3, Global Superpower according to this index.
A civilization born from a war of Independence in the 1700s which exerted its influence over the world via diplomacy, economics, and military might.

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The Sarangtus Lands
Diplomat
 
Posts: 653
Founded: Sep 09, 2021
Capitalist Paradise

Postby The Sarangtus Lands » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:52 am

Melovinta wrote:Wait, did my first app get accepted or no? I'm kinda confused because the 3 points gave me the impression that it was denied and I needed to iron it out more.

It was, indeed, not accepted.
This is Emazia's puppet, will be main soon.

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Melovinta
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Founded: Aug 31, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Melovinta » Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:55 am

The Sarangtus Lands wrote:
Melovinta wrote:Wait, did my first app get accepted or no? I'm kinda confused because the 3 points gave me the impression that it was denied and I needed to iron it out more.

It was, indeed, not accepted.


Alright, do I re-edit my first application or focus on my second application?
A Type 5, Tier 3, Global Superpower according to this index.
A civilization born from a war of Independence in the 1700s which exerted its influence over the world via diplomacy, economics, and military might.

I do NOT use NS stats.

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The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
Minister
 
Posts: 3481
Founded: Feb 01, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:02 pm

Well since this is fresh I might throw up an application. Sorry if this is a dumb question but the rule about Foreign Characters mentions stuff about no lobbyists/other roles, is this only in regards to said foreigners? Because I'd love to run a character themed around the rise of the internet and alternate media given when the RP is set but if that's not allowed that's fine.

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