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2020-06-29 9:34:56 AM  
In the face of radical gerrymandering, you do what you have to do to be heard in the political process.
 
2020-06-29 10:12:26 AM  
he may have a gay, Greek, ex-Mormon Democrat to thank for it.

Ooo I saw that porn, and it was good.
 
2020-06-29 10:26:16 AM  
I was registered Republican for years, because only Republicans got elected to state and local offices in my district.  There is no shame in demanding that your vote count.  I had to switch to "D" to vote for Obama, and the tide appears to be turning where I live.  The PA Supreme Court struck down GOP gerrymandering.  That helped a lot.
 
2020-06-29 1:34:38 PM  
I thought you meant donate to Mother Jones, as that is what I first saw when I clicked the link.
 
2020-06-29 2:30:02 PM  
An art dealer, he supports marijuana legalization and is known for press-friendly stunts like proposing to add the "Stormy Daniels On-Ramp" to a state highway the GOP-run legislature wanted to name after President Trump.

I like this guy. He has style.
 
2020-06-29 5:21:58 PM  
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2020-06-29 5:23:32 PM  
He said he might just remain a Republican and form an "Obama caucus" in the GOP, to push the party in a more moderate direction on issues from health care to air pollution.

okay, sure. GL with that.
 
2020-06-29 5:24:38 PM  

Nadie_AZ: An art dealer, he supports marijuana legalization and is known for press-friendly stunts like proposing to add the "Stormy Daniels On-Ramp" to a state highway the GOP-run legislature wanted to name after President Trump.

I like this guy. He has style.


I think he have plenty of documentation that a Trump highway would need a Stormy Daniels off-ramp. There are no Stormy turn-ons to that road.
 
2020-06-29 5:27:30 PM  
Some of us Dems have been doing this for years in red NC.
 
2020-06-29 5:27:50 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: He said he might just remain a Republican and form an "Obama caucus" in the GOP, to push the party in a more moderate direction on issues from health care to air pollution.

okay, sure. GL with that.


He knows how to throw a proper troll.
 
2020-06-29 5:28:53 PM  
Back when CA had closed primaries, I was a Republican in Bakersfield and a Democrat in Davis.  You go to the polls with the election system you have.
 
2020-06-29 5:30:56 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Nadie_AZ: An art dealer, he supports marijuana legalization and is known for press-friendly stunts like proposing to add the "Stormy Daniels On-Ramp" to a state highway the GOP-run legislature wanted to name after President Trump.

I like this guy. He has style.

I think he have plenty of documentation that a Trump highway would need a Stormy Daniels off-ramp. There are no Stormy turn-ons to that road.


Every 30 seconds worth of driving they would have to build a Stormy rest area.
 
2020-06-29 5:31:55 PM  

koder: he may have a gay, Greek, ex-Mormon Democrat to thank for it.

Ooo I saw that porn, and it was good.


link, please?

/NTTAWWT
 
2020-06-29 5:32:26 PM  
I registered as Pirate Party after the DNC fiasco 4 years ago. I voted for Hillary, but I didn't like the way the DNC ran. I wanted to register my dislike of the whole thing. I'm in a strong Dem state that votes late so primaries are a waste.

Vote blue, no matter who. Unless you are a D registered as an R to get the least despicable R into office.
 
2020-06-29 5:36:43 PM  
Yeah, my wife did the switch, too... She voted Huntsman in the primary. We moved in on the tail end of his run as governor, but everyone liked him, Dem and Repub alike. Too bad Herbert isn't running again, I'd do everything I could to flush that wishy washy motherfarker out of office. Wouldn't make a decision on quarantine, so the counties finally stepped in. THEN, when the cases started surging, he once again wouldn't do a farking thing. Finally the counties wanted to move to at least mandating masks, but the counties and states can't make a declaration more severe than the State's decisions, unless they get a special dispensation from the governor. Any guess as to what happened? he drug his farking feet AGAIN, dilly-dallying for at least a week before finally allowing the counties to make this declaration, although the whole time he said he didn't want to do anything because it should be a "local" decision made by the counties and/or cities. These are the same counties that he took so long to sign the special permission for. Even at the end of his farking career, Herbert sucks as a leader.

Huntsman, OTOH, has actually done things for the state.
 
2020-06-29 5:39:27 PM  
I recall that we had a short-lived Farker who was trying to run as a Republican-but-not-really.
 
2020-06-29 5:41:04 PM  
In open primaries, you go where the action is.  Then you vote for the good candidate in the general election.
 
2020-06-29 5:41:43 PM  
I was a registered R in AZ for decades, if only to help keep the batshiat fringe rightwads out of the general election. Dubya shamed me into registering as an Independent, and under Trump I'm now a Dem because even in Arizona the Republicans are in the deepest of shiat.
 
2020-06-29 5:45:05 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, my wife did the switch, too... She voted Huntsman in the primary. We moved in on the tail end of his run as governor, but everyone liked him, Dem and Repub alike. Too bad Herbert isn't running again, I'd do everything I could to flush that wishy washy motherfarker out of office. Wouldn't make a decision on quarantine, so the counties finally stepped in. THEN, when the cases started surging, he once again wouldn't do a farking thing. Finally the counties wanted to move to at least mandating masks, but the counties and states can't make a declaration more severe than the State's decisions, unless they get a special dispensation from the governor. Any guess as to what happened? he drug his farking feet AGAIN, dilly-dallying for at least a week before finally allowing the counties to make this declaration, although the whole time he said he didn't want to do anything because it should be a "local" decision made by the counties and/or cities. These are the same counties that he took so long to sign the special permission for. Even at the end of his farking career, Herbert sucks as a leader.

Huntsman, OTOH, has actually done things for the state.


Huntsman was on track to start rolling back some restrictive liquor laws and help normalize the state so we didn't seem so assbackwards to the rest of the world. When he took Obama's call to China, Herbert stepped in and made sure the LSD church has a nice warm place in his ass for the foreseeable future.
 
2020-06-29 5:54:26 PM  

Nadie_AZ: An art dealer, he supports marijuana legalization and is known for press-friendly stunts like proposing to add the "Stormy Daniels On-Ramp" to a state highway the GOP-run legislature wanted to name after President Trump.

I like this guy. He has style.


Doesn't someone have to be dead in order for something to be named after them?  I am fully in support of this.
 
2020-06-29 5:58:07 PM  
FTA: "Democrats have nominated University of Utah professor Chris Peterson"

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2020-06-29 6:01:50 PM  
I'd feel dirty for a Huntsman, in a heart beat.
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2020-06-29 6:06:09 PM  

Somacandra: In the face of radical gerrymandering, you do what you have to do to be heard in the political process.


Short of some kind of pride in being able to say "I'm a lifelong [party] member," a desire to run for office, or being a member of a local or state party committee, I am of the firm opinion that people should use party affiliation to their advantage. I've switched parties three times in my life in order to affect the primary with the most on the line - what good is being a registered Democrat in a midterm when the incumbent D rep from my district is certainly getting the nomination while the Republican primary is a moderate versus a loon?  If my little vote can help to lessen the chances of the loon getting on the general ballot at all, I'm better off being registered Republican for the moment.

In solidly dominated states, registering with the majority party allows those with minority party views to at least pull the majority a bit back toward center. If you start with the reasonable assumption that the Republican candidate will win the Utah governorship, what good does "being" a Democrat do when you have the opportunity to get the least evil Republican on the ballot?

And really, while i agree gerrymandering is anti-democratic, it really doesn't have an effect on a gubernatorial or senatorial race; there are no districts to manipulate in a statewide election.
 
2020-06-29 6:18:28 PM  

Pinner: Mikey1969: Yeah, my wife did the switch, too... She voted Huntsman in the primary. We moved in on the tail end of his run as governor, but everyone liked him, Dem and Repub alike. Too bad Herbert isn't running again, I'd do everything I could to flush that wishy washy motherfarker out of office. Wouldn't make a decision on quarantine, so the counties finally stepped in. THEN, when the cases started surging, he once again wouldn't do a farking thing. Finally the counties wanted to move to at least mandating masks, but the counties and states can't make a declaration more severe than the State's decisions, unless they get a special dispensation from the governor. Any guess as to what happened? he drug his farking feet AGAIN, dilly-dallying for at least a week before finally allowing the counties to make this declaration, although the whole time he said he didn't want to do anything because it should be a "local" decision made by the counties and/or cities. These are the same counties that he took so long to sign the special permission for. Even at the end of his farking career, Herbert sucks as a leader.

Huntsman, OTOH, has actually done things for the state.

Huntsman was on track to start rolling back some restrictive liquor laws and help normalize the state so we didn't seem so assbackwards to the rest of the world. When he took Obama's call to China, Herbert stepped in and made sure the LSD church has a nice warm place in his ass for the foreseeable future.


Yeah, I bet Herbert was the one who farked up the whole "No more Zion Curtain!" thing which really meant the stupid thing was even MORE restrictive. Nice that the Private Club BS went away. I think they fixed the Curtain finally. Now, kids just can't be seated within 10 feet of the bar or something, I think (We haven't gone out where there are drinks and with our daughter in forever), which isn't too bad of a compromise.

It'll be nice if Huntsman fixes up what Herbert farked up...
 
2020-06-29 6:29:51 PM  

Pieru: FTA: "Democrats have nominated University of Utah professor Chris Peterson"

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I was just telling a zoomer/millenial at work about this show the other day!
 
2020-06-29 6:30:20 PM  

milleniumhand: Some of us Dems have been doing this for years in red NC.


I've been wondering how many people in the Deep South (or any solid-red state) do that... I hope it becomes a trend!
 
2020-06-29 6:47:15 PM  

TheMarchHare: I'd feel dirty for a Huntsman, in a heart beat.
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I can't unsee her templewart.
 
2020-06-29 7:12:50 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: TheMarchHare: I'd feel dirty for a Huntsman, in a heart beat.
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I can't unsee her templewart.


mmmmmmuh... mmmmmmmmooooooo...

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2020-06-29 8:00:59 PM  
When I lived in Kansas *shudder* it was very common for Democrats to register as Republicans for this very reason. We prevented a few nut jobs from winning primaries, but frankly it never made much of a difference.
 
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