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Message 1716003 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 16:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 1715840.  
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Sorry but with those scores you can't call him 'right wing'.

Actually we can. Right wing is the democrat party. Extremist is the GOP.

there are only 3 left wing candidates on that list,

There are no left wing candidates on that list. There is no major left wing party in the USA.
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Message 1716004 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 16:49:23 UTC - in response to Message 1716001.  

I was making a subtle political comment.
Obviously it went way above your head.

Is "Only 39 out of 50, so another 11 to go then." a subtle political comment?
Bad math if you ask me!


He's saying there's 50 states and "only" 39 political parties. 11 more to go until you have one for every state. From Chris' point of view this probably seems excessive or even absurd.

Methinks it really did go over your head.
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Message 1716010 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 16:57:36 UTC - in response to Message 1716004.  
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I was making a subtle political comment.
Obviously it went way above your head.

Is "Only 39 out of 50, so another 11 to go then." a subtle political comment?
Bad math if you ask me!


He's saying there's 50 states and "only" 39 political parties. 11 more to go until you have one for every state. From Chris' point of view this probably seems excessive or even absurd.

Methinks it really did go over your head.


Is it so hard to understand this:
As of April 2015, there were 39 distinct ballot-qualified political parties in the United States. There were 221 state-level parties. Some parties are recognized in multiple states

What I'm I missing?

For instance the Grassroots Party are now only represented from 1 state.
They need 50 more states to get some influence in the US federal politics.
Not 11.
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Message 1716069 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 19:31:05 UTC - in response to Message 1716010.  

I was making a subtle political comment.
Obviously it went way above your head.

Is "Only 39 out of 50, so another 11 to go then." a subtle political comment?
Bad math if you ask me!


He's saying there's 50 states and "only" 39 political parties. 11 more to go until you have one for every state. From Chris' point of view this probably seems excessive or even absurd.

Methinks it really did go over your head.


Is it so hard to understand this:
As of April 2015, there were 39 distinct ballot-qualified political parties in the United States. There were 221 state-level parties. Some parties are recognized in multiple states

What I'm I missing?

For instance the Grassroots Party are now only represented from 1 state.
They need 50 more states to get some influence in the US federal politics.
Not 11.


You're over-thinking the entire joke. It is as simple as 39 parties and 50 states. 39 + 11 = 50.
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Message 1716075 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 19:40:36 UTC - in response to Message 1716069.  
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I was making a subtle political comment.
Obviously it went way above your head.

Is "Only 39 out of 50, so another 11 to go then." a subtle political comment?
Bad math if you ask me!


He's saying there's 50 states and "only" 39 political parties. 11 more to go until you have one for every state. From Chris' point of view this probably seems excessive or even absurd.

Methinks it really did go over your head.


Is it so hard to understand this:
As of April 2015, there were 39 distinct ballot-qualified political parties in the United States. There were 221 state-level parties. Some parties are recognized in multiple states

What I'm I missing?

For instance the Grassroots Party are now only represented from 1 state.
They need 50 more states to get some influence in the US federal politics.
Not 11.


You're over-thinking the entire joke. It is as simple as 39 parties and 50 states. 39 + 11 = 50.

But that suggest there are only 50 state-level parties.
Thats not true. There are 221 state-level parties.
http://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States
51 Democratic parties
51 Republican parties.
And other parties...
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Message 1716123 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 21:20:44 UTC - in response to Message 1716075.  

I was making a subtle political comment.
Obviously it went way above your head.

Is "Only 39 out of 50, so another 11 to go then." a subtle political comment?
Bad math if you ask me!


He's saying there's 50 states and "only" 39 political parties. 11 more to go until you have one for every state. From Chris' point of view this probably seems excessive or even absurd.

Methinks it really did go over your head.


Is it so hard to understand this:
As of April 2015, there were 39 distinct ballot-qualified political parties in the United States. There were 221 state-level parties. Some parties are recognized in multiple states

What I'm I missing?

For instance the Grassroots Party are now only represented from 1 state.
They need 50 more states to get some influence in the US federal politics.
Not 11.


You're over-thinking the entire joke. It is as simple as 39 parties and 50 states. 39 + 11 = 50.

But that suggest there are only 50 state-level parties.
Thats not true. There are 221 state-level parties.
http://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States
51 Democratic parties
51 Republican parties.
And other parties...

I think American English isn't your first language and you are far over thinking the translation and/or haven't got quite the cultural heritage to understand the humor. It isn't a particularly funny joke, more like one where you groan when you get the punchline.

Posted from the Great State of California, land of sunshine, sand, palm trees, bikini clad women and proud to represent the home of the great Moon Beam party! ;)
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Message 1716147 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 21:48:59 UTC - in response to Message 1716123.  

I think American English isn't your first language and you are far over thinking the translation and/or haven't got quite the cultural heritage to understand the humor. It isn't a particularly funny joke, more like one where you groan when you get the punchline.

Posted from the Great State of California, land of sunshine, sand, palm trees, bikini clad women and proud to represent the home of the great Moon Beam party! ;)

Hehehe.
Obviously Chris S humor went way above my head.
Posted from the Nordic countries, land of pine trees, crayfish parties and pagan rituals at midsummer:)
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Message 1716170 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 22:33:06 UTC - in response to Message 1715872.  
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Besides, there are only 3 left wing candidates on that list, all the others are republicans, thus making it easy to have one look like they are a republican voter.


Well, to be fair, more candidates have announced their running for the Presidency for the GOP than for the Democratic party, so the list is going to be lopsided by default.

I agree that fun internet quizzes like this aren't very scientific and should be taken with a grain of salt, but I don't think they intend to be scientific in the first place. They're just fun with statistics and sample sizes.


Well, to be fair, that website's list only includes about 1/5th of the currently declared candidates (18 out of 90) and only 2 of the 39 political parties.

(Yes, further research, I have found a list of 90 currently declared candidates for President in 2016...

http://2016.presidential-candidates.org/?sort=alphabetically&sex=&other=)


Per the most recent poll I have seen on the subject, 60% of the people in the US think we need at least 1 more major party with only 26% believing that the Democrats and the Republicans do an adequate job of things.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/165392/perceived-need-third-party-reaches-new-high.aspx

Our problem? Ballot access laws. These State laws, written by the Democrats and the Republicans control which parties get automatic access to the Ballots and which parties have to really WORK at it to get on a Ballot (if they can at all). The Democrats and the Republicans wrote these laws to HEAVILY favor themselves, and exclude other parties.

Only 2 parties are automatically on the Ballots in all 50 States (plus the D.C.), the Democrats and the Republicans. Only 3 others are automatically on the Ballots in 10 or more States for 2016:

1. Libertarian Party @ 34 states.
2. Green Party @ 21 states.
3. Constitution Party @ 12 states.

This needs fixing to give the People a real, meaningful choice.
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Message 1716176 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 22:47:24 UTC - in response to Message 1715932.  


I was merely wondering how a party can be ballot-qualified when it is clearly engaged in criminal activities.


ROFLMAO!!

If criminal activity by its members was a disqualification for political parties in the USA, there wouldn't be ANY political parties in the USA. They ALL do it.


And both the Republicans and the Democrats have representants in 51 states!
There are 50 states + Washington DC in the US that counts as states.


Uhh... Washington DC is NOT a State.
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Message 1716187 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 23:11:27 UTC - in response to Message 1716176.  


I was merely wondering how a party can be ballot-qualified when it is clearly engaged in criminal activities.

ROFLMAO!!
If criminal activity by its members was a disqualification for political parties in the USA, there wouldn't be ANY political parties in the USA. They ALL do it.
And both the Republicans and the Democrats have representants in 51 states!
There are 50 states + Washington DC in the US that counts as states.

Uhh... Washington DC is NOT a State.

There is criminal activities and there is criminal activities:)
But in the case of the Grassroot Party...
Anyway.

I know that Washington DC is not a State.
But the link you gave us say it is otherwise in elections.
http://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States
Total state affiliates for each political party, April 2015.
The sum is 51 states.
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Message 1716191 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 23:20:22 UTC - in response to Message 1716170.  

Well, to be fair, that website's list only includes about 1/5th of the currently declared candidates (18 out of 90) and only 2 of the 39 political parties.


Thanks for that Major! I stand corrected. :-)

Our problem? Ballot access laws.

...

This needs fixing to give the People a real, meaningful choice.


I'm in full agreement with you there sir.
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Message 1716193 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 23:24:05 UTC - in response to Message 1716187.  

I know that Washington DC is not a State.
But the link you gave us say it is otherwise in elections.
http://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States
Total state affiliates for each political party, April 2015.
The sum is 51 states.


No, you're misunderstanding what the article is saying. DC is never counted as a state, not even in elections. It is always 50 States plus DC. It is always a separate entity; it is not the 51st state.
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Message 1716199 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 23:39:33 UTC - in response to Message 1716193.  
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I know that Washington DC is not a State.
But the link you gave us say it is otherwise in elections.
http://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States
Total state affiliates for each political party, April 2015.
The sum is 51 states.


No, you're misunderstanding what the article is saying. DC is never counted as a state, not even in elections. It is always 50 States plus DC. It is always a separate entity; it is not the 51st state.

It is always 50 States plus DC

OK. 50 States plus DC is 51 something.
Sounds almost like our EU:)
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Message 1716200 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 23:40:45 UTC - in response to Message 1716199.  

I know that Washington DC is not a State.
But the link you gave us say it is otherwise in elections.
http://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States
Total state affiliates for each political party, April 2015.
The sum is 51 states.


No, you're misunderstanding what the article is saying. DC is never counted as a state, not even in elections. It is always 50 States plus DC. It is always a separate entity; it is not the 51st state.

It is always 50 States plus DC

OK. 50 States plus DC is 51 something:)


It sure is. :-)
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Message 1716299 - Posted: 21 Aug 2015, 3:10:14 UTC - in response to Message 1716199.  
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OK. 50 States plus DC is 51 something.
Sounds almost like our EU:)



Yep. Of course, when I point out the similarities in structure between the EU (likely soon to be the USE due to financial difficulties involving your sort-of common currency -- the Euro) and the USA, it tends to irritate many around here.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_voting_rights

Voting rights of citizens in the District of Columbia differ from the rights of citizens in each of the 50 U.S. states. The United States Constitution grants each state voting representation in both houses of the United States Congress. As the U.S. capital, the District of Columbia is a special federal district, not a state, and therefore does not have voting representation in the Congress. The Constitution grants the Congress exclusive jurisdiction over the District in "all cases whatsoever."


In the United States House of Representatives, the District is represented by a delegate, who is not allowed to vote on the House floor but can vote on procedural matters and in congressional committees. D.C. residents have no representation in the United States Senate. The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1961, entitles the District to three electoral votes in the election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

The District's lack of voting representation in Congress has been an issue since the capital's founding. Numerous proposals have been introduced to change this situation, including legislation and constitutional amendments, returning the District to the state of Maryland, and making the District into a new state. All proposals have been met with political or constitutional challenges and there has been no change in the District's representation in the Congress.
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Message 1716357 - Posted: 21 Aug 2015, 6:14:14 UTC - in response to Message 1715672.  

Parties you side with...

84% Republicans
71% Libertarians
70% Democrats
69% Constitution Party
65% Green Party
51% Socialist

Every Party - Over 50%

Candidates you side with...

81% Rand Paul
78% Scott Walker
77% Mike Huckabee
76% Jeb Bush
75% Marco Rubio
73% Donald Trump
72% Ted Cruz
70% Chris Christie
69% Rick Perry
68% Rick Santorum
68% Lindsey Graham
68% Hillary Clinton
66% Ben Carson
65% Bernie Sanders
65% Carly Fiorina
62% Bobby Jindal
56% Martin O'Malley
51% John Kasich

Every Candidate - Over 50%

Two thoughts:

#1 - Everyone is 50% correct. It is the 50%, where they are wrong, which counts.

#2 - As I have repeatedly stated, with no understanding from the Left Wing: Yes I mostly agree with the Left Wing, regarding the foundations of our problems. It is the foundation of their failed solutions, which I disagree.

BTW: The same applies, for subtlety different reasons, to Paul, Huckabee, Trump, Cruz.

Interesting contortions with statistics there, Clyde.

What it actually shows is that you are right wing as we all knew, and not centrist as you claim.


As i chuckle .......Clyde your smarter than that , no !!

Doing a psych test about where you stand politically and then saying your the opposite mmmmmm

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Message 1716359 - Posted: 21 Aug 2015, 6:25:19 UTC - in response to Message 1716176.  

And both the Republicans and the Democrats have representants in 51 states!
There are 50 states + Washington DC in the US that counts as states.


Uhh... Washington DC is NOT a State.


oh i was wondering why people where saying 50 states , DC is like our A.C.T Capital Canberra , not a state but Federal territory or something like that . Thanks Kong
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Message 1716361 - Posted: 21 Aug 2015, 6:34:58 UTC

Here's one that will probably sound stupid but isn't Alaska or Hawaii the 51st state ???
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Message 1716367 - Posted: 21 Aug 2015, 7:09:58 UTC - in response to Message 1716361.  

Here's one that will probably sound stupid but isn't Alaska or Hawaii the 51st state ???


Nope. Alaska is #49, Hawaii is #50. Both were admitted back in 1959.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union
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Dang Hollywood and there movies :)
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