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Postby coop » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:53 pm

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Postby Sam Bash » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:47 pm

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Postby 31Geeeeeeee » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:32 pm

laserblast wrote:the best case scenario for missouri is dc/pr statehood (and eventually abolishing the senate)


what's the argument for abolishing the senate?
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Postby Skerple » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:40 pm

oh no, i hope nestor doesn't have to be sold
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Postby reversemigraine » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:04 pm

31Geeeeeeee wrote:
laserblast wrote:the best case scenario for missouri is dc/pr statehood (and eventually abolishing the senate)


what's the argument for abolishing the senate?


It's fundamentally antidemocratic to allot a state of half a million people the same number of legislators as a state of almost 40 million people.
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:13 pm

31Geeeeeeee wrote:
laserblast wrote:the best case scenario for missouri is dc/pr statehood (and eventually abolishing the senate)


what's the argument for abolishing the senate?


california has as many people as the 20 smallest states combined

it has 2 senators; the 20 smallest states have 40

as a result,

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Postby reversemigraine » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:19 pm

Imagine Party A held both Senate seats in the 25 most populous states: CA, TX, FL, NY, IL, PA, OH, GA, NC, MI, NJ, VA, WA, AZ, MA, TN, IN, MO, MD, WI, CO, MN, SC, AL, and LA.

And Party B held both Senate seats in the 25 least populous states: WY, VT, AK, ND, SD, DE, RI, MT, ME, NH, HI, ID, WV, NE, NM, KS, MS, AR, NV, IA, UT, CT, OK, OR, and KY.

And say Party B, by some crazy happenstance, won the Presidential election.

The VP's tiebreaking vote would give Party B, which represents 16% of the national population, control of the Senate. Party A, which represents 84% of the population, would be the minority party.
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:24 pm

the above is more than enough but for what it's worth, the senate was founded as a compromise when the country had 4 million people. if you actually read what the founders wrote about it at the constitutional convention none of the bullshit Political Reporter Or Doris Kearns Goodwin Or David McCullough narratives about it actually ring true; it wasn't a check on urban areas (the country barely had fucking cities!), it wasn't an attempt to be a check on the house, it was just a practical "sure let's give these slightly smaller states an equal number of votes so we can pass this fucking thing" deal that has spiraled out of control and led to 250 years of minoritarian abuse of people of color at the hands of white people and every senator should be executed in public before we abolish the thing forever
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:25 pm

abolish the fucking senate
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Postby jefe górgory » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:26 pm

Laserblast hates Bernie sanders and wants him to be unemployed
BTW there is a raging pandemic.
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:27 pm

rude! i specifically said he should be executed in public
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:30 pm

in all sincerity bernie's fondness "for the institution" is both (a) extremely bad and (b) probably for the best, given that he is not president, because his interpersonal relationships give him substantially more power when a guy who was his senate colleague for 15 years becomes President
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Postby Feech La Manna » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:34 pm

when Bernie is freed from his hours being tied up in the Senate he can finally go unionize his coworkers at the sexism factory
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Postby lights » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:38 pm

I can see an argument for the senate about having the lesser-populated but resource-rich areas of the country staying protected from just being pillaged by the densely populated areas, but then again Joe Manchin's been in a seat of power forever more than a decade and fracking is still rampant in West Virginia and ruining drinking water supplies out there which doesn't speak well to the ability/desire of the senate to protect those areas.

I'm still in the "run better campaigns/candidates in rural areas and actually win" camp but can totally buy the arguments for just abolishing the senate altogether.
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:48 pm

lights wrote:"run better campaigns/candidates in rural areas and actually win"


this is a delusion
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Postby .polymer » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:49 pm

so is abolishing the senate tbf
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:49 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:when Bernie is freed from his hours being tied up in the Senate he can finally go unionize his coworkers at the sexism factory


i am once again asking you
to harass CAP staffers on twitter all day
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:51 pm

Real McCoy wrote:so is abolishing the senate tbf


of course it is but if we're gonna talk about what Should Be Done, abolishing the senate would be a good; running candidates who "can win in rural areas" would be a not-good and the opposite of what most leftists think it would be absent the next 3 decades of deep organizing and cultural change
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Postby Feech La Manna » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:51 pm

shit I'll do that, I'll be a Bernie Fulfillment Center Ambassador
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Postby .polymer » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:54 pm

what should be done is very clear
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Postby laserblast » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:55 pm

Real McCoy wrote:what should be done is very clear


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Postby shark week » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:02 pm

this sucks immensely

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Postby Feech La Manna » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:56 pm



JB kinda rocks tbh
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Postby Barthes Starr » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:54 pm



lmao
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Postby GonzO))) » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:04 am

Ok so I just spent like a half hour trying to find video of even a single republican politician being called out for the blatant lies they’re using to justify these voter suppression bills and legit haven’t found a single example. I genuinely don’t understand how that’s possible because most outlets are calling it what it is in their reporting, but it seems like nobody has thought to straight up ask Kemp or Abbott or whoever the fuck “Why are you so comfortable lying to your constituents?” Or “Your stated justifications for cramming this legislation through have been universally debunked and somehow you’re comfortable to continue repeating them. Can you please explain” or any other (what I would assume to be) foundational rookie question you could ask about their approach.

Like Lindsay Graham being allowed to do the Sunday shows and repeatedly regurgitating the stupid bullshit and it not ending with his ass being handed to him seems fucking insane to me. I know it’s something we’ve been complaining about for years, like why is it seemingly impossible for one of these dickheads to hear the huge levels of dishonesty and deflection and everything else and simply ask why they’re repeatedly lying about it? This shit is just beyond the fucking pale. Brian Kemp did that presser after the MLB moved the All Star game and I can’t bring myself to slog thru it when I’ve been totally unable to even find a clip from it containing what I’m looking for. Just, fucking how, how is that not something these pieces of shit are constantly being made to answer for and defend? I know there’s the dumb as hell both sides/forced brevity thing, but every major piece of news seems to happen when you catch these people saying something crazy so I’d think there’d be a much bigger incentive to call them out as often as possible.
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Postby Bob511 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:33 am


So what's the seated majority margin down to now? Six?
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Postby Feech La Manna » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:41 am

Yeah and it's like, two when Schrader and Golden show their asses, fun
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Postby .polymer » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:44 am

think so yeah
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Postby shark week » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:07 am

coalesce pls

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Postby blurst of times » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:38 pm

i like carroll foy. t-mac is probably gonna win but she seems like the best candidate so far
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