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Super Tuesday 2: Open Thread Boogaloo

Roughly 50% of these people will be the next president of the United States
Roughly 50% of these people will be the next president of the United States

Today’s another big political day here in the US — lots of primaries, including some that look like they’ll be pretty close. So have a thread to talk politics. Feel free to keep discussing Der Trump in the Trump threads, or here, it’s all good. And feel free to discuss non-US politics here as well. But please, no one use the phrase “Feel the Bern.”

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EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

@Sparkalipoo:
That’s entirely true. I’m hoping that since Republicans traditionally do poorly during presidential-year congressional elections, the further damage done by the Trump nomination could be enough to tip the balance in congress. I might be being overly hopeful here.

Skiriki
Skiriki
4 years ago

katz:

Trifid Nebula? Is that a nebula that looks like a giant venomous plant?

πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

(I get the reference, yes.) I think it looks like an eagle about to take off from its nest.

EJ (The Other One):

@Skiriki:
I have to hang my head and admit to not knowing the Trifid Nebula until you referenced it. That’s gorgeous. I can see why you like it. It doesn’t edge out the Crab as my all-time favourite but it definitely comes right up there.

I’ll just usher you to check out all the gorgeous nebulas in Sagittarius area; I mean, come on, Lagoon Nebula beats Crab any day πŸ˜‰

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

I’m partial to the Tarantula Nebula, myself. Mostly because of its name, but still.

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
4 years ago

@brooked

I am definitely more disappointed with the Republicans for refusing to consider Garland than with Obama for nominating him, even though he isn’t particularly liberal, he seems like he makes his ruling pretty fairly and he is very qualified for the job

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
4 years ago

@EJ

I definitely hope you’re right, but I don’t have a whole lot of trust in the American people at this point

Freemage
Freemage
4 years ago

brooked: I don’t care for Garland (his rulings on law enforcement and security issues rankle me), but he’s a smart choice in terms of showing just how obstructionist the Republicans are. I wish I knew more of his stance on social justice issues otherwise, but I suppose if I did, the GOP would, too.

Souter’s definitely a good example of someone who slipped through by being completely unobjectionable at the time of his nomination. In fact, I remember that the political left was pretty convinced he was a crypto-neocon, ready to undo every liberal ruling the Court had ever made. (And a lot of Republicans were dismayed to discover that the left was wrong on that one.)