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(Buzzfeed)   If history holds true to form, the next president in 2016 will, in all likelihood, be African-American   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 99
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2013-01-06 07:13:10 AM  
I wouldn't put money on Patrick. Massachusetts governors haven't done so well in presidential races.
 
2013-01-06 07:24:12 AM  
I like Cory Booker, but he may be too hands-on to be a good president.
 
2013-01-06 07:31:04 AM  
So you're saying that America isn't going to go back?
 
2013-01-06 07:41:40 AM  
- If you were to go back in history and take every president, you'll find that the numerical value of each letter in their name was equally divisible into the year in which they were elected. By my calculations, our next president has to be named Yellnick McWawa.
 
2013-01-06 07:47:30 AM  

simplicimus: I like Cory Booker, but he may be too hands-on to be a good president.


Cory Booker has no shot at being president. He has too many personality quirks and they're all on display on Twitter. There's no way this country is going to elect a vegetarian.
 
2013-01-06 07:59:29 AM  
I dunno, man. Arizonans just elected a pagan atheist.
 
2013-01-06 08:24:02 AM  
It's hard to go back...
 
2013-01-06 09:02:34 AM  
Excellent. President Samuel Jackson, your time has come. Let's see what happens when one of those teabagging turds tries to shout him down during the State of the Union address.
 
2013-01-06 09:08:56 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Excellent. President Samuel Jackson, your time has come. Let's see what happens when one of those teabagging turds tries to shout him down during the State of the Union address.


An actor as president? Not possible.
 
2013-01-06 09:24:28 AM  
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2013-01-06 09:26:49 AM  
I lost at roulette 42 spins in a row. Then on the 43rd spin I won. This clearly represents and trend and not an anomaly. I will now bet the farm on spin 44.
 
2013-01-06 09:27:27 AM  

Krymson Tyde: I dunno, man. Arizonans just elected a pagan atheist.


How can you be pagan and an atheist? They're literally the opposite thing.
 
2013-01-06 09:27:51 AM  
Really? Patrick and Booker? I know it's only 2013, but even now neither are really front-runner material, there. Clinton and Biden are both more likely for the top of the ticket at this point, even though they'll be a bit on the old side for it in 2016. And the space between them and Patrick (who, to be fair, isn't necessarily a bad choice for the office, it's just that Massachusetts hasn't really been filling the news with hope for democracy in recent years) is full of names.
 
2013-01-06 09:28:22 AM  
Like the tags, I'm still rooting for President Carcetti.

/Sheeeeit.
 
2013-01-06 09:28:27 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Excellent. President Samuel Jackson, your time has come. Let's see what happens when one of those teabagging turds tries to shout him down during the State of the Union address.


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I have had it with these motherfarking Congressmen interrupting my motherfarking speech!
 
2013-01-06 09:29:52 AM  

simplicimus: Doctor Funkenstein: Excellent. President Samuel Jackson, your time has come. Let's see what happens when one of those teabagging turds tries to shout him down during the State of the Union address.

An actor as president? Not possible.


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I know, right? Then who's Vice President? Robert Deniro? I suppose Meryl Streep is the First Lady! And Sara Jay is Secretary of the Treasury.

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Whoah, whoah, wait, Doc. Who is Sara Jay?

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She's a porn star, Marty. She f*cks for money. But somehow if you film it and sell the video it's not prostitution.

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Heavy.

/not sure where I was going with that one but there it is.
 
2013-01-06 09:29:55 AM  
Joe Biden's black?
 
2013-01-06 09:30:16 AM  

JerseyTim: So you're saying that America isn't going to go back?



once you go black, you never go back. lol
 
2013-01-06 09:30:31 AM  
Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho '16!
 
2013-01-06 09:31:08 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: I lost at roulette 42 spins in a row. Then on the 43rd spin I won. This clearly represents and trend and not an anomaly. I will now bet the farm on spin 44.


In Roulette, black and red had an even chance on every spin. That's not so much the case with the US presidency.
 
2013-01-06 09:31:34 AM  
well, when you think about it, you can't really trust whitey. and i'm white. lol
 
2013-01-06 09:32:30 AM  
President Samuel L. Jackson.
 
2013-01-06 09:32:42 AM  
By my calculation, there was only one time when the next president wasn't the same race as the previous president.

That suggests that there is roughly a 42-in-43 chance that the next president is also black.

That's 97.674418604%. You can check the math yourself.

/dnrta; BuzzFeed has been giving me hives, so I stopped clicking.
 
2013-01-06 09:33:52 AM  

doglover: Krymson Tyde: I dunno, man. Arizonans just elected a pagan atheist.

How can you be pagan and an atheist? They're literally the opposite thing.


Confucian, maybe? A couple of the weirder sects of buddhism?

Pagan's just the Christian word for religions which predate the existence of Christianity in a given region (as opposed to heresies, religions invented after Christianity was around-- the two were dealt with differently with the first being more "be nice to them and bribe them until they come around" and the other being "fark it, set up the bonfire"). Atheism just denies the existence of gods, i.e. supernatural rulers. There are plenty of religions full of supernatural crap that don't have gods as such.
 
2013-01-06 09:34:00 AM  

JerseyTim: simplicimus: I like Cory Booker, but he may be too hands-on to be a good president.

Cory Booker has no shot at being president. He has too many personality quirks and they're all on display on Twitter. There's no way this country is going to elect a vegetarian.


He might make a good veep, though. Biden/Booker in '16?
 
2013-01-06 09:36:57 AM  

LasersHurt: Uranus Is Huge!: I lost at roulette 42 spins in a row. Then on the 43rd spin I won. This clearly represents and trend and not an anomaly. I will now bet the farm on spin 44.

In Roulette, black and red had an even chance on every spin. That's not so much the case with the US presidency.


I'm pretty sure every space on a Roulette wheel has a number.
 
2013-01-06 09:39:01 AM  

JerseyTim: So you're saying that America isn't going to go back?


Wrong principle, for the GOP base it's the 'one drop' rule.
 
2013-01-06 09:39:37 AM  
If the GOP runs Tim Scott heads will explode.
 
2013-01-06 09:48:02 AM  
One thing I will say for Cory Booker, if he can beat Sharpe James in Newark, he can beat anyone.
 
2013-01-06 09:48:59 AM  
Allen West is looking for a job.
 
2013-01-06 09:50:07 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: LasersHurt: Uranus Is Huge!: I lost at roulette 42 spins in a row. Then on the 43rd spin I won. This clearly represents and trend and not an anomaly. I will now bet the farm on spin 44.

In Roulette, black and red had an even chance on every spin. That's not so much the case with the US presidency.

I'm pretty sure every space on a Roulette wheel has a number.


You're kind of missing the point about how blacks didn't have an equal chance to win the election all 43 times.
 
2013-01-06 09:51:47 AM  

doglover: Krymson Tyde: I dunno, man. Arizonans just elected a pagan atheist.

How can you be pagan and an atheist? They're literally the opposite thing.


That's what a WND greenlit article coming up claims.
 
2013-01-06 09:54:55 AM  
Chris Christie is black?
 
2013-01-06 09:58:27 AM  
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30 comments and I'm the first with this? Damn, you guys, I know it's Sunday morning and we're all hung over, but shiat, get in the game!
 
2013-01-06 09:58:40 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: If the GOP runs Tim Scott heads will explode.


I'll love seeing them argue that he has enough experience to be President when he'll have had basically the same amount of experience in government as Barack Obama when he was first elected President. The cognititve dissonance will be deafening.
 
2013-01-06 09:59:00 AM  

LasersHurt: Uranus Is Huge!: LasersHurt: Uranus Is Huge!: I lost at roulette 42 spins in a row. Then on the 43rd spin I won. This clearly represents and trend and not an anomaly. I will now bet the farm on spin 44.

In Roulette, black and red had an even chance on every spin. That's not so much the case with the US presidency.

I'm pretty sure every space on a Roulette wheel has a number.

You're kind of missing the point about how blacks didn't have an equal chance to win the election all 43 times.


Very likely.
 
2013-01-06 10:00:38 AM  
Chris Christie and Elizabeth Warren are black?
 
2013-01-06 10:06:17 AM  
Obama won in 2008 because he had what it took to beat the flawed establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the primaries. The Democrats are lucky he did, because Hillary would have been crushed by McCain (he wouldn't have picked Sarah Palin running against her).

The 2016 nominees will be new faces in the establishment, and neither black man mentioned above is going to be that person. We're looking at Democratic primary contenders of Mark Warner and Antonio Villaraigosa, and Republican primary contenders of Jon Huntsman and Bobby Jindal.

Black is over. But educated white males, or minority/hispanic politicians are still in.
 
2013-01-06 10:06:55 AM  
The next President won't be a Democrat, so unless The Cain Train picks up speed, that's very unlikely
 
2013-01-06 10:12:57 AM  

Kuta: Obama won in 2008 because he had what it took to beat the flawed establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the primaries. The Democrats are lucky he did, because Hillary would have been crushed by McCain (he wouldn't have picked Sarah Palin running against her).


No, the specter of Bush was still looming over the party big time. It might've been a much closer election, but I still think Hilary would've won.
 
2013-01-06 10:18:31 AM  
Booker 2016 would be fantastic, but he's going to have to win his Senate race first.
 
2013-01-06 10:20:52 AM  
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Is Bill Clinton's health good enough for a third run?
 
2013-01-06 10:24:01 AM  

Kuta: Obama won in 2008 because he had what it took to beat the flawed establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the primaries. The Democrats are lucky he did, because Hillary would have been crushed by McCain (he wouldn't have picked Sarah Palin running against her).

The 2016 nominees will be new faces in the establishment, and neither black man mentioned above is going to be that person. We're looking at Democratic primary contenders of Mark Warner and Antonio Villaraigosa, and Republican primary contenders of Jon Huntsman and Bobby Jindal.

Black is over. But educated white males, or minority/hispanic politicians are still in.


McCain didn't lose because he picked Sarah Palin. He picked Sarah Palin because he was losing.
 
2013-01-06 10:24:07 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Chris Christie and Elizabeth Warren are black?


If it will help their election chances, sure.
 
2013-01-06 10:24:43 AM  

Serious Black: HotWingConspiracy: If the GOP runs Tim Scott heads will explode.

I'll love seeing them argue that he has enough experience to be President when he'll have had basically the same amount of experience in government as Barack Obama when he was first elected President. The cognititve dissonance will be deafening.


Cognitive dissonance requires they experience some discomfort with their contradiction. My experience suggests they are perfectly comfortable making contradictory statements when it is to their benefit.
 
2013-01-06 10:25:20 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Kuta: Obama won in 2008 because he had what it took to beat the flawed establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the primaries. The Democrats are lucky he did, because Hillary would have been crushed by McCain (he wouldn't have picked Sarah Palin running against her).

No, the specter of Bush was still looming over the party big time. It might've been a much closer election, but I still think Hilary would've won.


John McCain would have swept the electoral vote 538-0 and won 70% of the popular vote if he had been running against Hilary Clinton, and he would have dragged on his coattails a massive 350 seat majority in the House and a complete sweep of the Senate seats that year, giving them 61 seats.
 
2013-01-06 10:28:35 AM  

simplicimus: Dwight_Yeast: Chris Christie and Elizabeth Warren are black?

If it will help their election chances, sure.


It's cute that your doctor allows you to post on the internet, Corky.
 
2013-01-06 10:28:52 AM  
I hope so 2016 is only 3 years away. I fully expect Obama to still be president.
 
2013-01-06 10:30:24 AM  

JerseyTim: One thing I will say for Cory Booker, if he can beat Sharpe James in Newark, he can beat anyone.


Booker lost to Sharpe James.

It's even documented in the movie Streetfight.

James didn;t run for re-election after being indicted, which is how Booker became mayor.
 
2013-01-06 10:52:08 AM  
Cory Booker is black?

Seriously; I heard some good things about him, and read a few articles about his communication directly with citizens over twitter, but until I checked just now, I had no idea (and didn't really care).
 
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