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2018 midterms, not Mueller, remain biggest threat to Trump presidency by HavoKTheory in BlueMidterm2018

[–]SomeCalcium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is interesting. Do you have a source on this? I'd like to look more into it.

2018 midterms, not Mueller, remain biggest threat to Trump presidency by HavoKTheory in BlueMidterm2018

[–]SomeCalcium 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This also doesn't take into account that the GOP is also having a candidate problem. Roy Moore not withstanding, the GOP is having trouble recruiting strong candidates in other races.

Take Arizona for example, currently you have a three way split between McSally, Arpaio, and Kelli Ward. McSally is the only candidate there that will be able to turn out moderate voters in strong numbers. McSally's best shot at winning the nomination is if Arpaio and Ward both split Trump's base and allow her to win over moderate GOP voters in the primary. Sort of a reversal of the 2016 GOP primary.

Additionally, for states that are more favorable for the GOP, they're having trouble getting strong candidates to run. In North Dakota, there had been repeated calls for Cramer to run against Heitkamp. He's elected not to run.

There is also a series of GOP members retiring in the House. NYT article. While not all of those retiring are in competitive districts. It's certainly an alarming trend.

It seems that a lot of potential GOP candidates are seeing the blood in the water for 2018. The Dems chances to take back the Senate in 2018 are still a huge long shot (crossing my fingers for Beto), but the House is definitely in play.

2018 midterms, not Mueller, remain biggest threat to Trump presidency by HavoKTheory in BlueMidterm2018

[–]SomeCalcium 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Preaching to the choir. Would love some major election reform in the US, but that isn't going to happen as long as the GOP is around.

2018 midterms, not Mueller, remain biggest threat to Trump presidency by HavoKTheory in BlueMidterm2018

[–]SomeCalcium 29 points30 points  (0 children)

That's actually extremely high. The voter turnout for the election as a whole was at about 47%. That means that 1 out of every 2 Virginians voted and 1 out of every 3 millennials voted.

It's important to remember that this was an off year election where voter turn out is normally incredibly low. Based off the extremely high margins of victory we saw in that election, we can see a trend of high youth engagement which many consider to be indicative of a blue wave.

The Killers brought out Alex Cameron (who’s been opening for them) in Chicago and performed his song “Runnin Out Of Luck” by PerryLJackson in indieheads

[–]SomeCalcium 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Man, I love Alex Cameron. His album was like a really well focused Brand Flower's solo effort. Definitely one of my favorites of last year.

2018 midterms, not Mueller, remain biggest threat to Trump presidency by HavoKTheory in BlueMidterm2018

[–]SomeCalcium 29 points30 points  (0 children)

There's some precedent for high millennial voter turn out this cycle. If you look at the results of the 2017 election in Virginia, you can see it there.

Young voters — who are often among the least-engaged, especially in a nonpresidential election — had a turnout rate of 34 percent, according to an analysis of exit polling by a group at the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. That’s up from 26 percent in the 2013 governor’s race and double the youth turnout in 2009.

Source.

Governor Scott Walker referred to Tuesday's election results as a "wake up call for Republicans in Wisconsin". How should Republicans react? by cuddlefishcat in PoliticalDiscussion

[–]SomeCalcium [score hidden]  (0 children)

Agreed. The majority of the work force won't be looking at several prosperous years under Obama and blame his administration for tanking the economy. We're long past the point where controversial policies like the stimulus package are on anyone's radar.

The Democrats are already shouting about how terrible this tax bill is. They have the "I told you so" momentum that no amount of spin from the right can deflect.

All I want from Pokemon on the Switch is polish. by Darrenat1 in NintendoSwitch

[–]SomeCalcium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re probably right. I turn it off since I dislike having overleveled Pokemon. Although, I wouldn’t necessarily encounter more grinding during my play through as.

All I want from Pokemon on the Switch is polish. by Darrenat1 in NintendoSwitch

[–]SomeCalcium 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or just turn it off. It makes the game more challenging.

How does Trump win in 2020? by premeddit in PoliticalDiscussion

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t know where at any point I insinuated that I believe she would be a good candidate.

Rep. Kuster of NH's 2nd district has voted to continue and expand the illegal NSA spy program. Let her know hom much of a coward she it. by awolelouch in newhampshire

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s also a tough district for the GOP as NH2 leans blue. NH1 is a more competitive district as most of the conservative leaning towns (Derry, Salem, Rochester) are all in NH1.

MFW the T_Ders come here to scream about how "not worried" they are about the investigation by Plobis in The_Mueller

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are rather defensive. I don't feel like my tone has been particularly mocking.

MFW the T_Ders come here to scream about how "not worried" they are about the investigation by Plobis in The_Mueller

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So in this world of "people pulling strings" where do you think this money is going exactly?

MFW the T_Ders come here to scream about how "not worried" they are about the investigation by Plobis in The_Mueller

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Civics provides you with a basic understanding of how our government operates.

During a Civics course you'll learn about the different branches of government, the documents with which our government is founded upon, and the checks and balances that keep our Democracy functioning.

You are making large assertions about the failure of our government without actually addressing where you find the failures. Please address your concerns if you would like to be taken seriously.

MFW the T_Ders come here to scream about how "not worried" they are about the investigation by Plobis in The_Mueller

[–]SomeCalcium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How exactly am I brainwashed? You’re attributing the failures of our political system to some shadow government when that’s not how our government operates.

MFW the T_Ders come here to scream about how "not worried" they are about the investigation by Plobis in The_Mueller

[–]SomeCalcium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This sub isn’t being brigaded. This post just hit the front page and your comment reads like a conspiracy theory.

MFW the T_Ders come here to scream about how "not worried" they are about the investigation by Plobis in The_Mueller

[–]SomeCalcium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What kind of divine divide and conquer strategy could you possibly be referring to? There’s no Illuminati working behind the scenes, dividing us based on our beliefs. The Republican and the Democrats operate independently from one another. Even their major donors operate based on completely different priorities.

MFW the T_Ders come here to scream about how "not worried" they are about the investigation by Plobis in The_Mueller

[–]SomeCalcium 59 points60 points  (0 children)

He's being downvoted because halfway through this statement he gets into a half thought out plea towards a "both parties are equally bad" kind of centrism that's both defeatist and counter intuitive.

Open your eyes. We being turned against one another. Because the people in power, Republicans and Democrats, know that as long as we are divided and arguing amongst ourselves over a Cheeto with no tact, or someone who is supposed to be a Muslim terrorist.

This statement right here is beyond stupid. How are the Democrats remotely culpable here? Not only have they being forthright about the purpose of the investigation, they haven't been purposely stonewalling the investigation in order to pass their political agenda.

It needs to be said by GallowPlaceholder in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The big hang up with Tulsi is that she’s in Representative and not a Senator or a Governor; it’s an unlikely platform from which to launch a presidential campaign. Additionally, it’s difficult for Tulsi to pursue higher offices since Hawaii has two Dem senators, a dem governor, and it’s an unlikely and, most likely an unpopular, move to primary them.

The only way she makes a remotely successful run is if Bernie doesn’t run and she secures his endorsement early in the campaign. Otherwise, she gets creamed in Iowa and New Hampshire and is out of the race by South Carolina.

It needs to be said by GallowPlaceholder in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamal Harris, Eric Garcetti, Steve Bullock, and Jason Kander are also being floated around as Presidential candidates.

Of the list you posted, I actually don’t expect Warren to run.

Joseph Anderson | Super Mario Odyssey - It's No Masterpiece by squidthesid in Games

[–]SomeCalcium 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I guess what I'd like to see is someone trying to think like a developer and envisioning how a design decision works for different audiences, what it makes them feel, and whether certain decisions are good or bad for various audiences.

You're describing Mark Brown and his Game Maker Toolkit series.

He's not as interested in reviewing games as much as he's interested in dissecting game mechanics and design philosophies. His video on Spelunky is a great place to start.

The reason why I find Mark Brown's critiques and insights far more valuable than someone like Joseph Anderson's is that Mark Brown is asking why games function the way they do instead of saying how he feels games should function. It's a very clear distinction.