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Why young people should vote in 2016
  • Recent graduates: You're heading into the workforce or will be come the end of the next term. The next presidency will be your chance to receive the future you want to have.
  • New parents: Giving your children all they need is what you want. Give them a world they are excited to enter at the end of their 13 years of public education.
  • Children of immigrants: The current system is broken and I have heard it from both parties. You are their voice on how it can be fixed for future immigrants.
  • People with part-time jobs: You have likely faced capitalism at its worst. Your opinions on issues such as minimum wage and healthcare are relevant and need to be heard.
  • All youth: You are NOT retiring/facing death by 2020. This is YOUR life we're about to vote for.
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DECISION ELECTION 2016 ALL-STAR CLUSTERFUCK - LIVE Bipartisan Debate at UCB-LA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWfYc6J-0Q8

Moderator: Neil Casey
Bernie Sanders: James Adomian
Carly Fiorina: Drew Droege
Hillary Clinton: Heather Anne Campbell
Lincoln Chafee: Seth Morris
Donald Trump: Fortune Feimster
Chris Christie: Ian Karmel
Ted Cruz: Ryan Perez
Martin O’Malley: Chris Schleicher
Jeb Bush: Daniel Van Kirk
Ben Carson: Jerry Minor
Mike Huckabee: Mike Still
Marco Rubio: Veronica Osorio
Video: Steve Feinartz

anonymous asked:

If Dwight Eisenhower were a politician today do you think he would still be a Republican?

I think the better question is if Dwight Eisenhower and Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford were in politics today, would they have allowed batshit crazy extremists who have NO chance of ever winning a national election to hijack the Republican Party? 

No, they would not have allowed that.  Because Eisenhower, Hoover, Nixon, and Ford were leaders.  And the GOP doesn’t have any leaders right now.  That’s why hey have to have a 15-person Royal Rumble every four years to decide on their Presidential nominee.  That’s why they haven’t elected a President not named “Bush” since 1984 – 1984!  If JFK hadn’t been assassinated, he would have been 67 years old in 1984 – the same age Hillary Clinton will be this year.  That’s the last time the Republicans nominated someone not named “Bush” who could win a Presidential election.  And the most reasonable of the rumored 2016 GOP contenders is the guy with that same last name, too.

The question isn’t if so-and-so would be a Republican if they were around today; it is who does the Republican Party belong to?  What does it stand for?  What country does it really believe it represents?  Where is Lincoln’s Republican Party?  Where is Theodore Roosevelt’s Republican Party?  Eisenhower’s Republican Party?  Hell, where is NIXON’s Republican Party?  Because I don’t know many people who today’s GOP represents, and I’m certainly not close with anybody who represents today’s Republican Party because those aren’t the type of people I surround myself with.  The GOP had an identity that I might not have agreed with, but I respected it and Republicans could be proud of it.  They were the party which helped make Civil Rights a reality – not just with Lincoln, but by delivering the votes that LBJ needed in 1964 and 1965 to offset the Southern Democrats.  Today, if the GOP has an identity – and they don’t, I don’t know what they truly stand for, I just know what they are adamantly opposed to – it’s that they are the dysfunctional family that thinks Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, and Rick Santorum are viable contenders for the Presidency.

So, this is a long way of saying, yes, Dwight Eisenhower would be a Republican if he were active in politics today.  Why?  Because Dwight Eisenhower was a warrior and a true leader.  Dwight Eisenhower believed in himself, in his ideals, and in this country and the American people.  And if Dwight Eisenhower were around today, he’d take charge of the Republican Party, clear out the crazies, stand his ground, and say, “I am a Republican.  This is what the Republican Party represents.  And you – Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Cory Gardner, Raul Labrador, Dan Burton, David Vitter, Michele Bachmann, Tim Scott, Eric Cantor, etc, etc, etc – are NOT Republicans. Give us back our party so we can make our country work again.”