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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    Anthony Hopkins on actors voicing their political opinions: “Actors are pretty stupid.”

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    some celebrities have surprising educational backgrounds and they are not all Yale Drama and literature/art history degrees. Ivy leaguers out there . We all know the history of Brian May, Christy Turlington has a masters in public health from COlumbia. Mayim Bialik from Big Bang Theory has a PHD in neuroscience Lisa Kidrow has a biology degree from Vassar and was a researcher before becoming an actor. Gerard Butler was a lawyer, Ken Yeoung was a doctor ( still has an active license) Ashley Judd!!! is finishing a PHD in public policy, Rashida Jones? Harvard divinity! Dolph Lundgren of all people has a masters in electrical engineering as does the guy who plays Mr Bean!!!! Dean Cain, Jodie Foster, Brooke Shields, Reese Witherspoon, all ivy leaguers fricking Ben Affleck studied Middle Eastern affairs at college.

    But the real difference with a lot of these celebrities is the world experience they are given because of their celebrity. They get to travel to areas and see things and speak to people that the average Joe would never get an audience with.

    but yeah, there are a lot of dumb celebrities out there too. I just don't think it is as disproportionate as it is presented to be.

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    His handler looked like he would rather be getting a root canal.

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    You ever wonder if the people who SHOULD be running are those people in the background who seem to have more common sense than the candidate?

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    So every so often I go take the I Side With Quiz over at ISideWith.com. Now that we have some Democratic candidates established, I took it again. I do the whole thing where I ask for more questions and look at all possible answers so I dial it in as close as possible.

    But now they have the ability to measure your agreement with candidates in past elections. And in looking at that, I found some data to back up what Iíve been feeling about the GOP.

    Of course, no surprise:


    But whatís interesting is that my agreement with mainstream Democratic candidates in my lifetime (back to Carter) is at or just below 50%, save Bill Clinton (60%). Thatís true now of the major Democratic candidates.

    But Trump is at 51%. And if you start traveling back in time, Romney is 60%, McCain 74%, Bush 71%, Dole 72%, Bush Sr. 69%, Reagan 76.5%, Ford 75%.

    So for someone from my perspective of small government and individual liberty, starting with the actions of Bush Jr., the Republican Party has changed significantly in the 21st century.

    And for those wondering, Andrew Yang is the current candidate I agree with most at 69%.


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    Did this for shits and giggles and I came up with a 93 percent for Trump.

    The Constitution Party was my preferred party followed by the GOP and Libertarians.

    7 percent for the Democrat Party.

    I'm not surprised.
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    Grandson of President George H.W. Bush runs for Congress in Texas

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    AUSTIN, Texas — Pierce Bush, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, launched a Texas congressional run on Monday and aligned himself with President Donald Trump, who his late grandfather blasted as a “blowhard” and voted against in the 2016 campaign.

    In an interview with The Associated Press, he pushed back on whether that support was difficult to summon in the face of Trump’s antagonism toward his famous family, which Trump has mocked during his no-holds-barred takeover of the GOP.

    “When you look at the alternative first of all, how can you be anything but a supporter of the president’s policies?” Pierce Bush, 33, told the AP. “I look forward to being a partner in Washington, and speaking of course with my own voice, but supporting the president’s agenda.”

    George H.W. Bush, who died last year, voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. His son, President George W. Bush, didn’t vote for either Trump or Clinton.

    “This is not about my family. This is about the families of the 22nd Congressional District,” Pierce Bush said.

    His first run for office won’t be easy. Bush joins one of the nation’s most crowded congressional races of 2020 in his bid to replace Republican Rep. Pete Olson, who is retiring from his suburban Houston district that Democrats nearly flipped last year and are aggressively targeting again.

    At least one of Bush’s rivals in the race considered him unwelcome. Greg Hill, a former Border Patrol agent who is also running as a Republican, expressed respect for the Bush family in a statement but said he had “strong doubts about any candidate who would try to parachute into our district and buy this seat.”

    Pierce Bush’s announcement video, rolled out on the deadline in Texas for candidates to get on the 2020 ballot, includes an image of him speaking next to a picture of his late grandfather. He says in the video that the nation is “on the brink of losing a generation to an idea that socialism and free stuff are the answers to their future.”

    Pierce Bush, whose father is Neil Bush, has spent the past three years as chief executive of the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters in Texas. He made no mention of Trump in his announcement video and launched his campaign website with only a short biography and no positions on issues or policies.

    Pierce Bush told AP the impeachment hearings unfolding against Trump in Congress were a distraction and did not directly answer when asked whether he believed Trump had done anything improper.

    “It’s an attack-at-all-costs politics,” Bush said of the impeachment case. “It’s a part of the problem.”

    The only Bush currently in public office, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, broke with his family in 2016 and supported Trump even after he mocked his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as “low energy” during the 2016 presidential campaign. During a visit to Texas earlier this year, Trump introduced George P. Bush as “the only Bush that likes me.”

    Olson is one of six House Republicans in Texas retiring next year, and he might have faced a tougher re-election battle than any of them. Once a seat of GOP power — former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay held the office before Olson — the district is rapidly shifting amid demographic changes and Democrats peeling off suburban women voters.

    Olson narrowly won his seat by fewer than 5 points in 2018. The district covers Fort Bend County, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. Last week, the county’s white Republican state representative, Rick Miller, abruptly dropped his re-election bid after telling the Houston Chronicle that his primary challengers were motivated to run against him because of race, accusing one of determining “that my district might need an Asian to win.”

    “The future of America looks like this district,” Bush said. “This is a district where a conservatism that empowers all Americans is something that’s worth fighting for.”



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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Did this for shits and giggles and I came up with a 93 percent for Trump.

    The Constitution Party was my preferred party followed by the GOP and Libertarians.

    7 percent for the Democrat Party.

    I'm not surprised.
    I had done that quiz and I matched 93% with Warren who I would not vote for in any case. I also matched 93 percent with Gabbard, who I might vote for so? I was at 85% with Klobuchar which makes sense and 7% with Trump so no surprise there

    I thought the pledged voters was interesting tho as Trump has dropped precipitously and Sanders has stayed very steady. sigh. Sanders? Sorry, I just can't

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    I had pretty much the same results

    88 for GOP
    85 for Constitution
    76 for Libertarian
    Next closest was 10 for the Peace party. 7 for the Democrat party

    John Delany, Bloomberg and Yang are my top 3 Dems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    some celebrities have surprising educational backgrounds and they are not all Yale Drama and literature/art history degrees. Ivy leaguers out there . We all know the history of Brian May, Christy Turlington has a masters in public health from COlumbia. Mayim Bialik from Big Bang Theory has a PHD in neuroscience Lisa Kidrow has a biology degree from Vassar and was a researcher before becoming an actor. Gerard Butler was a lawyer, Ken Yeoung was a doctor ( still has an active license) Ashley Judd!!! is finishing a PHD in public policy, Rashida Jones? Harvard divinity! Dolph Lundgren of all people has a masters in electrical engineering as does the guy who plays Mr Bean!!!! Dean Cain, Jodie Foster, Brooke Shields, Reese Witherspoon, all ivy leaguers fricking Ben Affleck studied Middle Eastern affairs at college.

    But the real difference with a lot of these celebrities is the world experience they are given because of their celebrity. They get to travel to areas and see things and speak to people that the average Joe would never get an audience with.

    but yeah, there are a lot of dumb celebrities out there too. I just don't think it is as disproportionate as it is presented to be.
    You can have a college education and still be stupid or ignorant in a number of ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    So every so often I go take the I Side With Quiz over at ISideWith.com. Now that we have some Democratic candidates established, I took it again. I do the whole thing where I ask for more questions and look at all possible answers so I dial it in as close as possible.

    But now they have the ability to measure your agreement with candidates in past elections. And in looking at that, I found some data to back up what I’ve been feeling about the GOP.

    Of course, no surprise:


    But what’s interesting is that my agreement with mainstream Democratic candidates in my lifetime (back to Carter) is at or just below 50%, save Bill Clinton (60%). That’s true now of the major Democratic candidates.

    But Trump is at 51%. And if you start traveling back in time, Romney is 60%, McCain 74%, Bush 71%, Dole 72%, Bush Sr. 69%, Reagan 76.5%, Ford 75%.

    So for someone from my perspective of small government and individual liberty, starting with the actions of Bush Jr., the Republican Party has changed significantly in the 21st century.

    And for those wondering, Andrew Yang is the current candidate I agree with most at 69%.


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    By American standards I'd be considered a lefty and based on this quiz I'm 72% with Trump. Interesting. 48% Rep vs 46% Demo

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    By American standards I'd be considered a lefty and based on this quiz I'm 72% with Trump. Interesting. 48% Rep vs 46% Demo
    You just might be a liberal here, lefty would be too strong. A lot of those voted for Trump who isn't a true conservative.
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    You just might be a liberal here, lefty would be too strong. A lot of those voted for Trump who isn't a true conservative.
    yes, i meant left as in left of centre rather than leftist (insane).

    I think the fact I was 48/46 between the parties tells you how far many Dems have gone left. They've gone beyond me on many issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I had done that quiz and I matched 93% with Warren who I would not vote for in any case. I also matched 93 percent with Gabbard, who I might vote for so? I was at 85% with Klobuchar which makes sense and 7% with Trump so no surprise there

    I thought the pledged voters was interesting tho as Trump has dropped precipitously and Sanders has stayed very steady. sigh. Sanders? Sorry, I just can't
    I'm surprised you didn't get a zero percent for Trump. LOL!
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    [img]https://i.imgur.com/DTQzpTX.png[\img]

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    90% Libertarian
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    73% Repulican

    38% Democrat
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    What really surprised me was looking back at past candidates.

    The candidates most likely to win the democratic nomination are all about 50% aligned with me or below. And that holds true my entire lifetime back to Carter.

    But if you look at Republicans, I am 70-77% aligned with them back to Ford, but 60% Romney and 50% Trump. So the last 10 years has seen a significant shift in the GOP as well.

    I agree weíve seen the left move left, but thatís true of Republicans, too. Trumpís main focus has been trade and immigration. In 2016, he was most closely aligned on those subjects with Sanders. Heís changed the party on statesí rights. And surge deficit has doubled.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    What really surprised me was looking back at past candidates.

    The candidates most likely to win the democratic nomination are all about 50% aligned with me or below. And that holds true my entire lifetime back to Carter.

    But if you look at Republicans, I am 70-77% aligned with them back to Ford, but 60% Romney and 50% Trump. So the last 10 years has seen a significant shift in the GOP as well.

    I agree we’ve seen the left move left, but that’s true of Republicans, too. Trump’s main focus has been trade and immigration. In 2016, he was most closely aligned on those subjects with Sanders. He’s changed the party on states’ rights. And surge deficit has doubled.


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    But the a Republican leader "moving left" is smart politics. They have no threat to the right of them. It's a 2 party system, they want to be as close to the middle as possible if they plan on winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    I'm surprised you didn't get a zero percent for Trump. LOL!
    For what it is worth this quiz says I am most closely aligned with the Peace and Freedom party, which I have never heard of so I went there and read their platform and said no, nope, no no HELL NO so I don't think my results were very accurate or representative Some of their platform made me laugh out loud...Spanish as the official language of California? "full political, social and economic rights for resident non-citizens" HELL NO

    The only thing I believe I approved of were mass transportation and infrastructure improvement and equal rights for women....guess that makes me a socialist in their eyes LOL

 

 

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