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Message 1715277 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 12:40:16 UTC

Here's an interesting questionnaire to see where you side with the U.S. Presidential candidates:

http://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz

Make sure you click on the "Show more questions" option at the bottom of each section.
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Message 1715297 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 13:37:33 UTC

I got 98% Bernie Sanders.

Pretty accurate in my case given that I would have voted for him if I were a US citizen.
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Message 1715317 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 14:40:49 UTC

My results:

75% Clinton
75% Sanders
64% Rubio
63% Cruz
and on down the line...
58% Bush
55% Trump
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Message 1715452 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 18:53:36 UTC

97% Bernie Sanders.
87% Hillary Clinton.

2% Ted Cruz (why so high?)

and surprisingly 13% Donald Trump. How did that happen?
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Message 1715499 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 20:40:04 UTC - in response to Message 1715458.  

I side with Hillary Clinton on 67% of issues in the 2016 Presidential election

We've had a black man in the White House, about time we had a woman.

Yep, that's how important the office is. Just pick someone, anyone, different than the last guy. Too bad so many voters see it the same way.
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Message 1715530 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 21:40:19 UTC - in response to Message 1715458.  

We've had a black man in the White House, about time we had a woman.

Chris you are a Brit who is we?
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Message 1715532 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 21:42:16 UTC - in response to Message 1715530.  

We've had a black man in the White House, about time we had a woman.

Chris you are a Brit who is we?

The Brit's of course. The final arbiter of all matters.
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Message 1715537 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 22:02:57 UTC

Gee even when I said I would vote for
The Donald, it said I was 97% for Bernie!


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Message 1715617 - Posted: 19 Aug 2015, 23:52:42 UTC

Bernie Sanders - 93%
Hillary Clinton - 88%
Martin O'Malley - 78%
Rand Paul - 56%
Jeb Bush - 37%
Donald Trump - 36%
Ben Carson - 28%
Scott Walker - 25%
Ted Cruz - 16%


Hmm... couple of nosedives there in the percentage rankings. Concerned that Trump and Cruz scored as high as they did... *shrug*
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Message 1715672 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 1:37:12 UTC - in response to Message 1715669.  
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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.
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Message 1715680 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 2:15:45 UTC

That website is a hoot.

Interesting results on the presidential candidates, but the list is skewed due to only 2 political parties being represented (the republicans and the democrats).

On the list of political parties, I rate:

Libertarians 90%
Constitution Party 89%
Republicans 83%
Democrats 44%
Green Party 39%
Socialist 33%

Back to the presidential candidates: Obviously, I scored highest on Rand Paul, since he is the most Libertarian of the Republican and Democrat candidates.

Rand Paul 89%
Ted Cruz 82%
Marco Rubio 79%
Scott Walker 79%
Rick Santorum 79%
Rick Perry 78%
Mike Huckabee 77%
Ben Carson 73%
Jeb Bush 70%
Carly Fiorina 66%
Donald Trump 66%
Bobby Jindal 64%
John Kasich 61%
Lindsey Graham 60%
Hillary Clinton 54%
Chris Christie 52%
Bernie Sanders 46%
Martin O'Malley 31%

As I said, the list of presidential candidates is somewhat skewed. The only ones on it are the Republicans and the Democrats. The other parties are not represented. There are at LEAST 34 other declared candidates for president from '3rd' parties and independents... with at least 4 more likely to declare sometime soon, including 6 declared candidates, and 2 likely from the Libertarian party.

Even the list of parties on that website is incomplete. I can think of at least 3 parties that almost always have a candidate on the Presidential ballot here in Texas that are NOT on that website's list.

THIS is the main problem with US Politics. The 2 'major' parties have a stranglehold on the political process, and the other 'minor/3rd' parties have no realistic chance.

The USA is in desperate need of reform of its electoral procedures, but due to the stranglehold that the D's&R's have on the process it will never happen shy of revolution.
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Message 1715840 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 10:59:11 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.

Sorry but with those scores you can't call him 'right wing'. Center right would be more accurate. The differences between scores of left wing candidates and right wing candidates are to small to be significant. 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.
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Message 1715872 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 12:37:54 UTC - in response to Message 1715840.  

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.
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Message 1715893 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 13:29:13 UTC - in response to Message 1715877.  

Is there a Category for a Left Winger, with Libertarian Tendency's?

Anarchism would be the closest equivalent of left wing Libertarianism, at least in terms of dislike for a central government. In your case, given your stated preference for worker unions as a means to counter Capitalist overreach, Anarcho-Syndicalism is something that would fit nicely with your more left wing ideas.
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Message 1715911 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 13:55:59 UTC

I wasn't aware that there are so many political parties besides the Republicans and the Democrats.

For instance the Grassroots Party that is a single-issue political party in the U.S. state of Minnesota. But now even in California where it's called California Grassroots Party (CGP).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassroots_Party
Sounds harmless enough until you see what people they are.

Jim Carlson nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Carlson_(businessman)
On September 16, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jim Carlson went to trial, facing 55 federal charges, including selling misbranded drugs and controlled substance analogues.[9]
On October 7, 2013, he was found guilty of 51 of the 55 counts,[10] and in 2014 he was sentenced to 17½ years.[11]


Russell Bentley nominee for US Senator in 1990.
He was also a nominee for US Representative in 1992.
Russell Bentley III, aka "Texas" is a convicted drugs smuggler & “long-time Minneapolis drug-dealer” say U.S. Feds
The Herald. Brownsville Texas.
Accused drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison.
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_975dbabe-e559-5b61-b5fb-f1cd79597c6e.html?mode=jqm

Isn't this taken democracy too far?
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Message 1715917 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 14:18:06 UTC - in response to Message 1715911.  

I wasn't aware that there are so many political parties besides the Republicans and the Democrats.

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Isn't this taken democracy too far?


Per this site:
http://ballotpedia.org/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States

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. For example, both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are recognized in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These two parties account for 102 of the 221 total state-level parties.

Only parties that have qualified for ballot status in their respective states are included in this tally. In order to become ballot-qualified, a party must meet certain requirements. For example, in some states a party's candidate for a specific office must win a certain percentage of the vote in order for the party to be ballot-qualified in the state. In other states, a political party must register a certain number of voters in order to achieve ballot status.
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Message 1715932 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 14:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 1715917.  

Ok there are 39 distinct ballot-qualified political parties.
Most of them seems to be from single states which means they only can get some senators in the Senate.
I was merely wondering how a party can be ballot-qualified when it is clearly engaged in criminal activities.
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Message 1715954 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 15:17:01 UTC - in response to Message 1715953.  
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Most of them seems to be from single states

Only 39 out of 50, so another 11 to go then.

What do you mean?
You need to have representants from almost all US States to win an election.

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.
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The USA is effectively composed of 50 different countries with their own Heads of State they call Governors, with their own laws.

Are you serious?
I know the difference between Federal laws and State laws.
The US are NOT composed of 50 different countries!!
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Message 1716001 - Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 16:44:13 UTC - in response to Message 1715972.  
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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!
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