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Thread: The Candidate for the Republicans

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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Cruz/Duggar 2016!!!
    Dunham/Polanski 2016!!! To excite the true liberal Democrat base.
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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    I am not ready to commit. There is nobody, and I do mean nobody, on the GOP roster, at least among those who have officially announced, that I would have to hold my nose to vote for except Graham. Him, I don't know if I could hold my nose tight enough to vote for him, but I suppose I could if by some terrible act of fate, he was the nominee. But the GOP is offering a great group of candidates this time around, each bringing something of benefit to the table.

    Which one can I most believe in? I don't know but I'm watching and studying until I know who I need to support. But any one of them is head and shoulders above any of the Democrats who have announced or any of the Independents. If it came down to Lindsay Graham being the GOP nominee, I would have to get behind Gary Johnson, Libertarian.

    If you guys want to find how which candidate you most align with today, here is an excellent quiz:
    2016 Political Quiz

    Be sure to click on the expanded options and more questions to get all the options and questions.

    Today I align most with Marco Rubio (who is not my first choice personally.) Last time I took the quiz I aligned most with Ben Carson. Tomorrow might be somebody different. I am aligned only 4% with Hillary Clinton and 2% with Bernie Sanders.
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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    If you guys want to find how which candidate you most align with today, here is an excellent quiz:
    2016 Political Quiz
    Interesting

    I got 92% Rubio, 82% Paul, and 81% Cruz.

    I came in at 44% Clinton and 24% Sanders.

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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Dunham/Polanski 2016!!! To excite the true liberal Democrat base.
    Jeff Dunham would excite me. Lena not so much.
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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Interesting

    I got 92% Rubio, 82% Paul, and 81% Cruz.

    I came in at 44% Clinton and 24% Sanders.
    Interesting quiz though, and very comprehensive if you click on the link to get the additional options for answers (it is the other or other options choice you click on) and also click on the links to get the additional questions. But so many of my personal positions on issues are not engraved in granite, it is no doubt affected about how I am thinking on any given day which changes the outcome when I take that quiz at different times.

    But no time I have taken it have any of the non-GOP candidates made it even into the teens for me.
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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Interesting

    I got 92% Rubio, 82% Paul, and 81% Cruz.

    I came in at 44% Clinton and 24% Sanders.
    I was a tie, 88% each for Rubio and Paul. At the bottom I was 51% Sanders and 33% Hillary.
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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    But no time I have taken it have any of the non-GOP candidates made it even into the teens for me.
    Part of that for me is it doesn't do nuance well, understandably so. So for example with Sander's it has us "agreeing" on things like background checks for gun purchases because we both say "yes", but ignores my typed in caveat for exempting private transfers of overship between family members or other individual private sales. Or in disallowing NSA collection, but ignoring my caveat of allowing it with a warrant and probable cause. Or in my agreement in continuing the Park Service, but not agreeing with his desire to EXPAND it.

    The other part is that I'm not as staunchly socially conservative when it comes to policies, so we agree on things like terminally ill suicide, same sex marriage, and drug legalization.

    Finally, there's just a few things that I think have a mix of support on the left and right. For example Net Neutrality and Common Core support.

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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Interesting

    I got 92% Rubio, 82% Paul, and 81% Cruz.

    I came in at 44% Clinton and 24% Sanders.
    I got the same results. I'm inclined to think the "quiz" is slanted in that direction.
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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Part of that for me is it doesn't do nuance well, understandably so. So for example with Sander's it has us "agreeing" on things like background checks for gun purchases because we both say "yes", but ignores my typed in caveat for exempting private transfers of overship between family members or other individual private sales. Or in disallowing NSA collection, but ignoring my caveat of allowing it with a warrant and probable cause. Or in my agreement in continuing the Park Service, but not agreeing with his desire to EXPAND it.

    The other part is that I'm not as staunchly socially conservative when it comes to policies, so we agree on things like terminally ill suicide, same sex marriage, and drug legalization.

    Finally, there's just a few things that I think have a mix of support on the left and right. For example Net Neutrality and Common Core support.
    The nuances are the ultimate deciding factor on quizzes like this, as there really is no ability on most questions to specify your exact position. For me it is easy to reject Hillary and Sanders' positions even on social issues in which we mostly agree, because they would both have the federal government accomplish their goals while I want the federal government to have no say whatsoever in matters such as marriage, education, abortion, most gun laws, etc.

    I am comfortable with one community having wide open abortion laws, for instance, while another has extremely restrictive abortion laws or bans the procedure outright. My own personal beliefs fall between those two views so I would be comfortable with a community having policy in alignment with what I value. But. . . I believe in liberty that allows people to adopt their own culture and way of life. I strongly resist that being dictated from the federal level because if a local community screws it up, they don't screw up anybody else. If the federal government screws up, they screw it up for everybody and there is nowhere to escape without giving up my country.
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    Re: The Candidate for the Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by ConsvLiberal View Post
    Who should be the candidate for the Republicans in 2016?
    Why is Rubio not on the list- Christie- well he is toast.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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