Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

Meanlucario
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Time to get spooky
@SleepySteve
It’s called checked and balances to prevent a singular ruler, which is what the founding fathers were trying to escape. No one is suppose to have power over everyone, that’s how the system is suppose to work to (try to) prevent abuse of power.
BlitztheDragon
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Add to that, finally - FINALLY - 538’s polling average is showing a swing in the past week to put Biden ahead by a sliver. I can only hope this is a sign of things to come on the polling front, and it becomes less of a 50-50.
No idea if the debate on Thursday will affect anything. If Trump ends up incoherent and low-energy, my hope is the latter will deflate his base’s enthusiasm.
SleepySteve
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Apples and Pears
Speaking of polls, Macron’s early election gambit might already be backfiring.
Le Pen’s National Rally is leading 36% according to a new IFOP poll. The left-wing alliance New Popular Front is second at 29.5%
Macron’s party? Third at 20.5%.
igotnopicks
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@BlitztheDragon
Googly moogly. Trump is losing in your state.
The polling in my state has Trump winning by 2.8. Atleast it was better than it was like 3 months ago having Trump win by 5 or something points.
BlitztheDragon
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As long as it’s within a four-point margin of error, it’s a cointoss. And as Xtra said, it’s a prediction, a snapshot in time. I’d like to see Biden open up a consistent lead in our states, but regardless of what the polls say he better campaign like Hell.
The Smiling Pony
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@SleepySteve
RCP pretends to be a neutral aggregator, but they seem to dig hard to “aggregate” the crusted dregs at bottom of the barrel from the right, and just skim the foam off the top for the left.
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In Vino Veritas
538 is including Activote, Northstar, and Redfield in their main average.
Thankfully only Activote is inculded in the rolling average, but it’s still a garbage tier polling house.
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Monde de merde
@SleepySteve
Honestly, it was lost pretty much as soon as Macron announced it.
It’s only because each left-wing party went on its own during the last election that the macronists didn’t end up in third place then. Now that the left got its shit together and formed a single coalition, no amount of bashing and personal attacks can put them back on top (that being said, the Socialist Party’s comeback in said election puts them in a position of strength within said coalition, compared to when the LFI-led NUPES was formed two years ago, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s still as much of a boogeyman as ever — lately, his declaration of being ready to be Prime Minister was pretty ill-received by his nominal allies, with many telling him to step back).
As for the RN, for all that they’re poised to win the vote, the nature of the election system means that, while they can hope to gain some easy seats in the first round this Sunday (by getting an absolute majority of the vote in those constituencies), the runoffs would put them in a more difficult position against the leftist coalition, which means they probably won’t be able to reach an absolute majority of seats in the assembly on their own (the most optimistic projections are granting them as much as 280 seats out of 577 — but realistically more like between 200 and 260) and they’d have a hard time finding allies to reach it (Eric Ciotti, president of the traditional right-wing party Les Républicains — which pathetically collapsed in the european election with a mere 7% of the vote and isn’t expected to do better in the upcoming one —, was denounced and sacked by his own political bureau when he suggested to ally with the RN, and then became a laughingstock for locking himself in his office shortly after — for now, he’s still pretending to lead the party while he’s disputing his exclusion in court).
Either way, the next few weeks (and the three years after that) promise to be interesting.
Zincy
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In Vino Veritas
Bob Good is throwing a shit-fit, going on a rant about how there were “fires in three precincts” and “stuffed ballot boxes” after it appears that he lost his primary.
Having had the unfortunate displeasure of once meeting this slimeball, and having langished in his district for years before I moved, I’m having a ball watching him meltdown over this.
I hope he screams himself to sleep at night.
The Smiling Pony
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@Meanlucario
What if someone’s belief and culture includes child sacrifices or systematically oppressing people because of their race?
Just saying, you might want to qualify statements like that…
The Smiling Pony
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Solar Hero - Went above and beyond for the Solar Deity, drawing from the power of the sun itself to bring balance to the fight against the Lunar Insurrection (April Fools 2023).
Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
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@Meanlucario
Most aren’t, but not actually stating “obvious” extremes like that and pretending “all cultures are beautiful” is how you get people to stay mum when sickos push FGM, child marriage, forced head coverings, etc. It’s their culture, after all.
Commune
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Only two Christian denominations operating on the reservation told me they do not include anti-traditional-Apache rhetoric in their sermons and ideology: the Catholic church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church. Families on the reservation commonly have a similar understanding
The paragraph jumpscared me
Although it does make sense when you consider the history of the two churches
The Catholic Church has a long history of converting indigenous populations and while violence is an option they used, they often also used assimilation and adopting native practices. Turns out 2000 years of missionary work leads you to having a diverse toolkit
Mormons think Native Americans are descendants of Jews who fled the holy land, so it doesn’t take much mental gymnastics, if at all, to integrate native rhetoric and traditions in their missionary work when to them, those traditions come from the same lineage as theirs(again from their perspective)
Background Pony #DC9A
Anime fans I’ve met:
Either neofascists that want to bring the Japanese Empire back. Or democratic socialist/tankie leftists that want an anime like people’s revolution.
I can just imagine a mangaka seeing these fans and just saying “Bro they’re just cartoons.”
SleepySteve
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Apples and Pears
In what is very likely a signal of a gigantic rightward shift coming to Canada, a by-election was held last night for Toronto-St. Paul’s riding (Canada-speak for electoral district). The seat has been held by Liberals since 1993.
Conservatives just flipped it.
Not coincidentally this also happened as a Canadian NHL team once again found themselves without a Stanley Cup.
Commune
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@Background Pony #DC9A
Plenty of Mangakas are extremists though
Usually more right wing ultranationalists, which sucks for me as someone who is descended from victims of Japanese imperialism who also really liked anime, but there are some mangakas who are leftists as well
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