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2022-05-17 8:14:07 AM  
Why have primaries?
 
2022-05-17 8:16:47 AM  
Drinking heavily and taking drugs on a Tuesday night just to be able to get through primary elections in a non-presidential year may be the saddest thing I've ever heard, and I've spent 15+ years on the Politics tab.

You know what I'm going to do? Not care. I'll read the results in the morning.
 
2022-05-17 8:16:49 AM  
I wish Illinois had their primary today so I wouldn't have to see/hear another 3 months of Richard Irvin commercials claiming he is going to cut taxes and cut the debt while massively increasing police and prison funding.
 
2022-05-17 8:17:20 AM  

mistahtom: Why have primaries?


Because we used to just have the parties just pick their candidates in a back room, and that didn't work so well.

Also, primaries also tend to reveal which candidates are better campaigners and who have better operations, so you get a better idea of how they will perform on the general. Otherwise you have to just have to guess about who the better candidate will be.
 
2022-05-17 8:17:28 AM  
I'm not "rooting" for anyone.   I voted for a few people, though.

"Rooting" makes it sound like a mortherf*cking sport, instead of participatory democracy.
 
2022-05-17 8:18:42 AM  

mistahtom: Why have primaries?


Primaries are how the owner class threaten their stooges. Step out of line and you get primaried
 
2022-05-17 8:19:50 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm not "rooting" for anyone.   I voted for a few people, though.

"Rooting" makes it sound like a mortherf*cking sport, instead of participatory democracy.


For a lot of people, it is.  Team R or Team D.  Who will win the Series this year?  Stay tuned.....
 
2022-05-17 8:20:22 AM  
I'm rooting for people who act their age, not their shoe size.
 
2022-05-17 8:20:52 AM  

Mad_Radhu: mistahtom: Why have primaries?

Because we used to just have the parties just pick their candidates in a back room, and that didn't work so well.

Also, primaries also tend to reveal which candidates are better campaigners and who have better operations, so you get a better idea of how they will perform on the general. Otherwise you have to just have to guess about who the better candidate will be.


It worked out great, actually. Many of our problems can be traced to the introduction of party primaries in the 1970s and the pressure they create to "out-Republican" the other candidates.
 
2022-05-17 8:21:40 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm not "rooting" for anyone.   I voted for a few people, though.

"Rooting" makes it sound like a mortherf*cking sport, instead of participatory democracy.


I won't be voting until June 7, but I'll certainly be rooting for Team Blue. And against assholes like Lil' Maddie Cauthon.
 
2022-05-17 8:21:49 AM  
I'm a patriotic American. Therefore I hope every Republican is humiliated into never running for office again and then prosecuted for the myriad crimes they're committing while campaigning.
 
2022-05-17 8:22:23 AM  

Shaggy_C: Drinking heavily and taking drugs on a Tuesday night just to be able to get through primary elections in a non-presidential year may be the saddest thing I've ever heard, and I've spent 15+ years on the Politics tab.

You know what I'm going to do? Not care. I'll read the results in the morning.


You know what I'll be doing?  Laundry and watching the Braves hopefully get more than 2 got damn hits!

/I know I can't say that
//no one's listening anyway
///third slashie for Harry Doyle
 
2022-05-17 8:24:06 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Because we used to just have the parties just pick their candidates in a back room, and that didn't work so well.


Republicans picked in "smoke-filled rooms":
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Republicans picked by the voters:
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Say what you will about elitism, but trusting the "common clay" to make better decisions isn't exactly a panacea.

/Yes, I know Teddy Roosevelt inherited the presidency when McKinley died
//but he was chosen as VP at the convention without input from the voters
 
2022-05-17 8:24:15 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: "Rooting" makes it sound like a mortherf*cking sport, instead of participatory democracy.


That's what American politics is, though.
 
2022-05-17 8:25:42 AM  
iä iä Cthulhu Fhtagn
 
2022-05-17 8:25:42 AM  

Shaggy_C: Drinking heavily and taking drugs on a Tuesday night just to be able to get through primary elections in a non-presidential year may be the saddest thing I've ever heard, and I've spent 15+ years on the Politics tab.

You know what I'm going to do? Not care. I'll read the results in the morning.


It sucks that I have to start my day agreeing with one of your posts.

That said, I fully intend to end the day conversing with the locals at the pub and having a puff after supper.
 
2022-05-17 8:29:51 AM  

LarryDan43: I wish Illinois had their primary today so I wouldn't have to see/hear another 3 months of Richard Irvin commercials claiming he is going to cut taxes and cut the debt while massively increasing police and prison funding.


Or Darren Bailey touting how he's against Socialism while taking all kinds of money for his farm.
 
2022-05-17 8:30:38 AM  
I'll be sitting at home doing next to nothing because our primaries are closed in PA.
 
2022-05-17 8:31:47 AM  

LarryDan43: I wish Illinois had their primary today so I wouldn't have to see/hear another 3 months of Richard Irvin commercials claiming he is going to cut taxes and cut the debt while massively increasing police and prison funding.


It's unsettling to see a black man say he is all for oppressing more minorities. I am in Iowa on the Mississippi and see these ads all the time also.
 
2022-05-17 8:36:37 AM  

Shaggy_C: Mad_Radhu: Because we used to just have the parties just pick their candidates in a back room, and that didn't work so well.

Republicans picked in "smoke-filled rooms":
[deadline.com image 400x225]

Republicans picked by the voters:
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Say what you will about elitism, but trusting the "common clay" to make better decisions isn't exactly a panacea.

/Yes, I know Teddy Roosevelt inherited the presidency when McKinley died
//but he was chosen as VP at the convention without input from the voters


TR was chosen as VP because the party wanted to kill his political career. He was too much of a rabble-rouser and they didn't want him rousing rabbles.

By a stroke of luck, someone thought McKinley was worthy of death and his dead end became his ascension
 
2022-05-17 8:36:51 AM  
Monty Brewster.
 
2022-05-17 8:40:16 AM  

mistahtom: Why have primaries?


Because then your Chief Engineer can say "Cap'n, the primaries went down when we lost the warp core!" and then the music crescendos and you pull back to a wide shot of the ship just before it noiselessly explodes.
 
2022-05-17 8:41:14 AM  
It's primary day in PA. Vote Fetterman.
 
2022-05-17 8:42:58 AM  
It's all rigged by Hillary anyway.
 
2022-05-17 8:43:22 AM  

jm105: It's primary day in PA. Vote Fetterman.


This. And wherever you're voting in a primary, vote for the progressive, not for Republican or Republican Lite.

And anyone who votes for Cuellar in Texas can't complain about a goddamn thing Republicans do about abortion.
 
2022-05-17 8:51:00 AM  

xanadian: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm not "rooting" for anyone.   I voted for a few people, though.

"Rooting" makes it sound like a mortherf*cking sport, instead of participatory democracy.

For a lot of people, it is.  Team R or Team D.  Who will win the Series this year?  Stay tuned.....


For a lot of people it should be.  You see, some folks are out there telling us they want to take rights away from a lot of my friends...and believe it or not, as importantly, the rights of many people I don't know!  Seems wholly rational to "root" for the humanists - currently left of D but maybe that's me.  If you are equating sports to politics I think you have the sports angle completely jacked up as far as levels of importance.  Heck, I like sports too...hated losing.  But damn, I would rather folks recognized the hate that Team R has for other humans as being important and rational to root against, more so than being angry at say Dan Snyder for ruining my sportsball team - OK...Duke will always suck...still...rooting against people that hate humans is cool by me.
 
2022-05-17 8:52:19 AM  

jm105: It's primary day in PA. Vote Fetterman.


this
 
2022-05-17 8:52:50 AM  
Big vote here is for Louisville's mayor. Current guy - who oversaw the botching of the Brianna Taylor situation and the failures at the local jail (8 people have died there in less than a year) - is termlimited, so we have a varied array of white establishment guys, west-end African American candidates of both the religious and secular varities, the republican dweebs, and a few wierdos.

My personal vote is for Shameka Parrish-Wright, in line with the voting guide provided by the Fairness Campaign. I think we need some new voices, the same middle aged white guys just aren't representing a city as diverse and growing as Louisville. It's mostly a protest vote - Greenberg, the establishment democrat who is best known for having his office shot up, will likely win.

In Louisville, a sea of blue in an ocean of red, winning the democratic primary is probably the overall election.

Most of the rest are local town councillors, and judges.

Fairness.org - Fairness CAmpaign CFAIR Endorsements
 
2022-05-17 8:56:19 AM  
Rooting for McKayla Wilkes to take out dinosaur Steny Hoyer. But, maryland isn't voting today.
 
2022-05-17 9:00:37 AM  
I only know of PA.  I don't even live in PA.  But all my TV is Philadelphia.  So we have been inundated with ads for ALL of these people for weeks!!  And I'm going to be superfarking happy when I don't have to see them any more!!

Anyway...  For the Republicans, I don't give a shiat.  They all suck.
For the Democrats, Fetterman is the only one I care about.  And Josh Shapiro...  But since he is running unopposed, that doesn't mean much.
 
2022-05-17 9:02:03 AM  
The Florida primaries aren't until August, but there'll be little choice. The Election Police will monitor our votes, and if we don't pick the candidate endorsed by DeSantis/Trump they'll beat us then feed us to the alligators.
 
2022-05-17 9:02:38 AM  
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2022-05-17 9:08:31 AM  
LarryDan43: I wish Illinois had their primary today so I wouldn't have to see/hear another 3 months of Richard Irvin commercials claiming he is going to cut taxes and cut the debt while massively increasing police and prison funding.

I'm sort of morbidly enjoying the Richard Irvin ads, because it's turned into some crazy "circle of life" political nightmare.

Sure you have your typical Richard Irvin Republican "Imma gonna cut all of your taxes" ads. But now there's also ads:
A) You should vote for Richard Irvin because he and Pritzker are best buddies, and he's actually a Democrat running in an Republican primary.
B) Those ads that talk about Irvin and Pritzker being best buddies....yeah those are paid for by democratic operatives.
C) You should vote for Richard Irvin because he doesn't support those people who paid for those ads that show him supporting Pritzker because even though "hey here's a video of Irvin saying Pritzker has done a wonderful he didn't actually mean it.

It's all so wonderfully reactionary and spiraling into nonsense.
 
2022-05-17 9:08:51 AM  

LarryDan43: I wish Illinois had their primary today so I wouldn't have to see/hear another 3 months of Richard Irvin commercials claiming he is going to cut taxes and cut the debt while massively increasing police and prison funding.


Is he's the guy who says something like "Libs hate people who look like me and think like us"?  Very Diamond and Silk. He shows up on Youtube ads.
 
2022-05-17 9:10:31 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: jm105: It's primary day in PA. Vote Fetterman.

This. And wherever you're voting in a primary, vote for the progressive, not for Republican or Republican Lite.

And anyone who votes for Cuellar in Texas can't complain about a goddamn thing Republicans do about abortion.


Um, you realize you're actually pulling for the dem who stands the best chance of winning in the primary, right. Just thought you should be aware of this oversight.
 
2022-05-17 9:17:14 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: LarryDan43: I wish Illinois had their primary today so I wouldn't have to see/hear another 3 months of Richard Irvin commercials claiming he is going to cut taxes and cut the debt while massively increasing police and prison funding.

Is he's the guy who says something like "Libs hate people who look like me and think like us"?  Very Diamond and Silk. He shows up on Youtube ads.


Yep. He says I'm half this states worst nightmare! Vote for me.
 
2022-05-17 9:17:37 AM  
I was number 38. FETTERMAN.

People should be fined for not voting.

WHAR FEDERAL VOTING HOLIDAY??
 
2022-05-17 9:20:00 AM  

LarryDan43: I wish Illinois had their primary today so I wouldn't have to see/hear another 3 months of Richard Irvin commercials claiming he is going to cut taxes and cut the debt while massively increasing police and prison funding.


Oh my lord, eleventy billion times THIS!!
 
2022-05-17 9:35:27 AM  
AdmirableSnackbar:
And anyone who votes for Cuellar in Texas can't complain about a goddamn thing Republicans do about abortion.

Whitesplain to the Hispanics.

(Unfortunately for us all, people will likely find Texas 28th isn't particularly pro choice.)
 
2022-05-17 9:36:44 AM  
Fetterman/ Shapiro and any republican they can beat.
 
2022-05-17 9:40:30 AM  
I'm rooting for Barnett in PA. She's the best choice for driving moderate Republicans and independents to Fetterman.
The rest of the Republicans candidates state wide are just having a contest to see who can do the best job at slobbering all over Trump's tiny hands. Especially the Governor's race.
 
2022-05-17 9:41:28 AM  
Chaos 2022
 
2022-05-17 9:42:24 AM  
Support in PA
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Fetterman Senate Shapiro Governor

It should be blatenly clear who I oppose
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2022-05-17 9:44:31 AM  

phed: I'm rooting for Barnett in PA. She's the best choice for driving moderate Republicans and independents to Fetterman.


As someone who runs down and stalks black men with shotguns, and dresses like trailer trash; he is a natural fit for getting Republicans in the fold.
 
2022-05-17 9:47:46 AM  

phed: I'm rooting for Barnett in PA. She's the best choice for driving moderate Republicans and independents to Fetterman.
The rest of the Republicans candidates state wide are just having a contest to see who can do the best job at slobbering all over Trump's tiny hands. Especially the Governor's race.


I saw some poll numbers for her and was shocked that she actually stands a chance. The GOP is freaking the fark out and sounding the racist fog horn as loudly as possible. Just a clip of 'white racism' repeated twice. That's all they need to say I guess. Let's hope she wins.
 
2022-05-17 9:49:19 AM  

lilplatinum: phed: I'm rooting for Barnett in PA. She's the best choice for driving moderate Republicans and independents to Fetterman.

As someone who runs down and stalks black men with shotguns, and dresses like trailer trash; he is a natural fit for getting Republicans in the fold.


Yeah, can't wait to hear about this tired and put to bed story suddenly become the rallying cry of the 'woke' right. It sounds so very genuine.
 
2022-05-17 9:51:06 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: This. And wherever you're voting in a primary, vote for the progressive, not for Republican or Republican Lite.


Implicit in this advice is to hold your nose and vote non-Republican in the General, even if it's not a Progressive, and not biatch incessantly for 6 years about it afterward.
 
2022-05-17 9:52:13 AM  
Who smokes or drinks anymore? I started ketamine treatments yesterday. That's the only way to make it through the current political climate these days.
 
2022-05-17 10:07:44 AM  

bighairyguy: I'm rooting for people who act their age, not their shoe size.


Agreement, but I bet Fetterman has some pretty big shoes.

/and I so want to see him put them up someone's ass on the senate floor.
 
2022-05-17 10:13:05 AM  

New account just for this: bighairyguy: I'm rooting for people who act their age, not their shoe size.

Agreement, but I bet Fetterman has some pretty big shoes.


Probably worn with white athletic socks.
 
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