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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 10:53:20 AM  

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


Some pagans don't think the gods are literal entities but rather represent aspects of themselves, and that the forms of religion are very potent psychological tools which help them lead better, more fulfilled lives.

Plus they probably get laid a lot. So there's that.
 
2013-01-06 11:02:12 AM  
I don't think a white male will have much of a chance from hear on out. Blacks are incredibly racist in their voting patterns, so you get almost 100% of 15% of the population by nominating a black person. Or at least you write off that much by nominating a white person if his opponent is black. If whites were as racist as blacks you would never have had a black president elected.
 
2013-01-06 11:02:26 AM  

Giltric: 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.


Well, I'll be goddamned. I remember Streetfight. James is such a creep. Rice was just a surrogate for him anyway.
 
2013-01-06 11:04:43 AM  

Valis992000: I don't think a white male will have much of a chance from hear on out. Blacks are incredibly racist in their voting patterns, so you get almost 100% of 15% of the population by nominating a black person. Or at least you write off that much by nominating a white person if his opponent is black. If whites were as racist as blacks you would never have had a black president elected.


Awesome!! Do the one about Rev. Wright.
 
2013-01-06 11:04:45 AM  

Valis992000: I don't think a white male will have much of a chance from hear on out. Blacks are incredibly racist in their voting patterns, so you get almost 100% of 15% of the population by nominating a black person. Or at least you write off that much by nominating a white person if his opponent is black. If whites were as racist as blacks you would never have had a black president elected.


Quickest tagging of a troll ever.
 
2013-01-06 11:12:35 AM  
That's umpossible.

Unless George Herbert Walker Bush did a Strom Thurmond and farked (or worse) a black housemaid.
 
2013-01-06 11:15:15 AM  

buster_v: [imgs.xkcd.com image 692x1500]

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!


I see my work is done here.

Serious Black: Valis992000: I don't think a white male will have much of a chance from hear on out. Blacks are incredibly racist in their voting patterns, so you get almost 100% of 15% of the population by nominating a black person. Or at least you write off that much by nominating a white person if his opponent is black. If whites were as racist as blacks you would never have had a black president elected.

Quickest tagging of a troll ever.


I actually heard someone argue that population %s were why we would never have a Jewish present.  He did STFU when I asked him how Hillary didn't win, being a woman and representing 50% of the population and all.  God, what a stupid day.
 
2013-01-06 11:18:10 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Some pagans don't think the gods are literal entities but rather represent aspects of themselves, and that the forms of religion are very potent psychological tools which help them lead better, more fulfilled lives.


You're mistaking pagans for magic practitioners, which greatly overlap, but don't exactly coincide.

/a similar division exists in Buddhism and Hinduism between devotional worship and meditative worship.
 
2013-01-06 11:24:56 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.


to say nothing of McCain's freak out during the economic collapse.


TFA doesn't really seem to back up its claims at all; it even trots out Condie Rice as an interested black candidate, despite her repeatedly claiming otherwise. I think Obama's presidency would make it infinitely easier for another minority and/or female candidate to become President, but I don't see any strong black candidates in the field right now. That may change between now and 2016, but I'm not the one making baseless predictions and writing an article...
 
2013-01-06 11:27:55 AM  

Lost Thought 00: The next President won't be a Democrat, so unless The Cain Train picks up speed, that's very unlikely


Considering your record on predicting the future presidents(and many other topics), forgive me if I'm not convinced.
 
2013-01-06 11:34:12 AM  
Came here for the Yelnick McWawa reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-01-06 11:35:09 AM  

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


White Southerners won't vote for him, of course...so Joe will be the next President if Hillary doesn't run.
 
2013-01-06 11:40:53 AM  
Cool... Hope it's Condi Rice.
 
2013-01-06 11:51:20 AM  

Ontos: Cool... Hope it's Condi Rice.


Wut...the GOP nominate and elect a lesbian liberal black RINO? Gitouttahere!
 
2013-01-06 12:19:04 PM  

Serious Black: 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.


Eh - I doubt that very much. I hated Hillary in the primaries but would still have voted for her over that senile misanthrope any day. You forget what a terrible candidate McCain was and how obvious his mental defects were. This on top of that whole pesky Republican caused global financial meltdown.
 
2013-01-06 12:20:13 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: 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.

to say nothing of McCain's freak out during the economic collapse.


TFA doesn't really seem to back up its claims at all; it even trots out Condie Rice as an interested black candidate, despite her repeatedly claiming otherwise. I think Obama's presidency would make it infinitely easier for another minority and/or female candidate to become President, but I don't see any strong black candidates in the field right now. That may change between now and 2016, but I'm not the one making baseless predictions and writing an article...


Im pretty sure the article is meant to be a kind of satire.
 
2013-01-06 12:22:18 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Chris Christie and Elizabeth Warren are black?


Scott Brown tanked his slim chance to win on the theory that he could convince people she was red.
 
2013-01-06 12:22:26 PM  

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


He seems like a genuinely good and caring person. He wants to make the world a better place. The presidency will ruin him.
 
2013-01-06 12:23:36 PM  

Stone Meadow: Ontos: Cool... Hope it's Condi Rice.

Wut...the GOP nominate and elect a lesbian liberal black RINO? Gitouttahere!


So if she steps foot on foreign soil, can the ICC have her arrested for war crimes?
 
2013-01-06 12:28:28 PM  

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

He seems like a genuinely good and caring person. He wants to make the world a better place. The presidency will ruin him.


Yeah and that's a shame on us and our politicians.
 
2013-01-06 12:35:06 PM  
I don't care if the next president is black or white, just as long as they're intelligent and competent.

But if they are black, please be rocking an afro like this. That would just be so awesome.
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-06 12:43:52 PM  

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.


My "literally" hackles instinctively went up even though you used the word in an entirely correct manner.
 
2013-01-06 12:48:59 PM  

Serious Black: 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.


Difficulty: The hurricane is also named Ditka.
 
2013-01-06 01:36:40 PM  
As a NJ resident and former Newark resident, I think the idea of Booker as president is laughable.
 
2013-01-06 01:47:06 PM  
If Christie runs, he wins in a landslide. He's a fat white asshole. There's nothing the electorate likes better than themselves.


/Fat white asshole too
 
2013-01-06 01:48:20 PM  
Considering that the only two black politicians with a high enough position or profile to run in 2016 is Mass gov, Duval Patrick and GOP Senator Tim Scott. Now a non white is high probability as the GOP has Nikki Haley, Brian Sandoval, Bobby Jindal, Suzanna Martinez, Marco Rubio and congresses only Native American Tom Cole. The only high enough non-white in the DNC is Patrick, and doubtful he wins the nomination. The GOP on the otherhand is likely to have no white males on the final ticket given the front runners for the 2016 election (The only white males are Paul Ryan and Rand Paul)
 
2013-01-06 01:49:32 PM  
Indeed, you could easily argue from recent precedent that a black man has a better shot than anyone of getting elected President of the United States in the current decade,

I had my doubts, but this argument really did it for me.
 
2013-01-06 01:49:58 PM  
I'm sticking to my idea - a four year troll of the teatards.

MICHELLE OBAMA 2016: SAVE ON MOVING COSTS
 
2013-01-06 02:06:51 PM  
Who...Farking...Cares? Is the candidate qualified, competent and not a criminal? I'm sorry but race, gender or sexual orientation are not issues.

/would like to see an election where ones view on god(or even if you believe in one) also was a non-issue
 
2013-01-06 02:11:41 PM  
images.sodahead.com/

meet the new boss
 
2013-01-06 03:09:40 PM  

Jim_Callahan: 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.


God, everybody keeps betting the damn farm on Clinton and Biden. If Hillary wasn't up for it before, she sure as hell isn't now, and Biden seems like the kind of guy that'll just head back to Delaware after this term and soak up the speaking engagements. Get some new names.
 
2013-01-06 03:37:20 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Cuomo.
 
2013-01-06 03:39:08 PM  
Obama 3rd term, I guess.
 
2013-01-06 03:49:44 PM  
if this were actually to come true, it would have to be someone that voters from both parties would feel comfortable voting for as the divide between the parties is increasing every day. Personally, i have always and will always love to see Powell step up and lead. Hell, the GOP might have a chance if they ran him due to the fact he is moderate enough to have voted Obama, but pair him with someone who is more GOP friendly, i.e. Tim Scott.

/im aware this is never going to happen
//also aware of GOP and Powells relationship currently
///would be great for America, fark the partisan politic bullshiet
 
2013-01-06 04:09:14 PM  
www.therightscoop.com
 
2013-01-06 05:01:37 PM  
i527.photobucket.com

Really obvious isn't it?
 
2013-01-06 07:06:44 PM  
But the Romney-Ryan debacle did probably guarantee one thing: That the Republican Party will never again present a ticket with two white men on it.

hmmm...

...
 
2013-01-06 07:09:44 PM  

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


fromlifeandbeyond.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-06 08:40:33 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I actually heard someone argue that population %s were why we would never have a Jewish present.


With the dreidel-print wrapping paper?

But seriously, before Kennedy, didn't people say the same sort of things about the idea of a Catholic president?
 
2013-01-06 08:59:07 PM  

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

[fromlifeandbeyond.files.wordpress.com image 300x200]


Whar 00?
 
2013-01-06 09:36:10 PM  
If there is anything approaching an iron law of American politics, it's this: The next president will be a member of the same race as the current one.

Is this a joke? Before Obama, every single president was white, so this means that the first black president will be followed by another black president?This is pretty weak logic.
 
2013-01-06 09:37:34 PM  

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


He needs a few more years' worth of experience, but he's prettty impressive and I expect he'll be a factor someday.
 
2013-01-06 10:05:05 PM  

Serious Black: Valis992000: I don't think a white male will have much of a chance from hear on out. Blacks are incredibly racist in their voting patterns, so you get almost 100% of 15% of the population by nominating a black person. Or at least you write off that much by nominating a white person if his opponent is black. If whites were as racist as blacks you would never have had a black president elected.

Quickest tagging of a troll ever.


Nine and a half years?
 
2013-01-06 10:58:12 PM  

Ecobuckeye: Serious Black: Valis992000: I don't think a white male will have much of a chance from hear on out. Blacks are incredibly racist in their voting patterns, so you get almost 100% of 15% of the population by nominating a black person. Or at least you write off that much by nominating a white person if his opponent is black. If whites were as racist as blacks you would never have had a black president elected.

Quickest tagging of a troll ever.

Nine and a half years?


I don't think I've ever seen him post before. Or if I have, I've never seen him say anything indicating that he's a shameless racist conservative trollbag.
 
2013-01-06 11:53:44 PM  
I'll bet all my assault weapons that the next president will not be black.

/not really
//I mean betting my guns but I'll bet a six pack
///A SIX PACK OF BULLETS FOR MY REVOLVER!
 
2013-01-06 11:57:32 PM  
Good god. Can we wait until, I dunno, a whole year has passed before we move on to the next presidential election analysis?
 
2013-01-07 05:42:56 PM  

aaronx: /dnrta; BuzzFeed has been giving me hives, so I stopped clicking.


15 PICTURES OF HIVES THAT BUZZFEED IS GIVING YOU click here >>
 
2013-01-07 05:54:15 PM  
Cory Booker is an exemplary leader for a city of 300,000 people, but I'm not sure his executive style can be scaled up effectively to a nation with a thousand times the population.

Also not sure who would take over his reins in Newark. Deputy Mayor Adam Zipkin?
 
2013-01-08 01:58:26 AM  

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

[fromlifeandbeyond.files.wordpress.com image 300x200]


Red in fact has a nearly zero chance.
 
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