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Maybe, but I would like to make some changes. 1 20.00%
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:25 PM   #1646810  /  #1
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So here is the idea...Lets elect a US President from the Talk Rat Members. You must first gather support, create a platform, run in a Primary, participate in a debate, get your party's nomination, and then, get elected. Each of the above will have its own thread with the exception of gathering support.

1) Gather Support: This will be done on your own initiative. If you want to be President, tell your friends and get their support. No thread for this one but you may start your own.
2) Create a Platform: You must have an economic, domestic, and foreign agenda. No fucking with the bill of rights, so no, you cannot run on abolishing religion. Campaign using this platform.
3) Primary: There will be 4 candidates for each party. This will be done by polls until we have narrowed it down to 4 people on each side. All participants including voters must choose a party and can only vote for a candidate within their party.
4) Particpate in a debate: The top 2 on each side in the Primary will participate in a debate. I will be the moderator and ask 10 pre-submitted questions.
5) Get your party's nomination. All participants including voters must choose a party and can only vote for a candidate within their party. There will be two polls, one for each party.
6) Get elected: All voters can vote for anyone they choose regardless of party. Its the American way!

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1) The Separatist: This party believes that the US should be a separatist nation, closing borders, refusing aid to foreign nation, and trade is limited.
2) The Globals: This party believes that the US has a stake in the World and must do all it can to further world peace and global economic greatness.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #1646866  /  #2
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Bart for talkrational president.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:42 PM   #1646908  /  #3
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:49 PM   #1646920  /  #4
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What happened? TR used to be cool.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:49 PM   #1646922  /  #5
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Well, there's two nominations.

Of the two, I think I'd support Bart.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #1646935  /  #6
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el guapo has been a pretty terrible president, maybe this is a good idea
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #1646943  /  #8
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:19 PM   #1646946  /  #10
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Those parties are fucking dumb though, I'm running on a third party ticket. Everyone, join me and the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party as we decimate the other so-called parties and lead this country in the right direction for once.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #1646972  /  #11
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Those parties are fucking dumb though, I'm running on a third party ticket. Everyone, join me and the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party as we decimate the other so-called parties and lead this country in the right direction for once.
You can have your own agenda, but you must stick with the OP rules. No third party.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:43 PM   #1646983  /  #12
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Lulu the games forum is over there
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Should I move it? Cuz this is a game.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:06 PM   #1647019  /  #15
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Should I move it? Cuz this is a game.
There, I asked that it be moved.
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I think this sounds like fun! Candidates, prepare your platforms!

Bart sounds good. Or Jerome. rmcfarl for sure. And the WORST elf also.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:21 PM   #1647036  /  #17
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Those parties are fucking dumb though, I'm running on a third party ticket. Everyone, join me and the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party as we decimate the other so-called parties and lead this country in the right direction for once.
You can have your own agenda, but you must stick with the OP rules. No third party.
But you had this as a third option in the poll:

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Isn't that what Bart did?
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Those parties are fucking dumb though, I'm running on a third party ticket. Everyone, join me and the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party as we decimate the other so-called parties and lead this country in the right direction for once.
You can have your own agenda, but you must stick with the OP rules. No third party.
But you had this as a third option in the poll:

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Isn't that what Bart did?
I would be happy to change the two parties, but I do not want a third party, and I don't want it to be a Lets Party Party. I want this to be half way serious and different from the typical Conservative vs Liberal.
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The United States has engaged in nuclear war, once. Why? All our nuclear missiles are just sitting there, collecting dust. How can we fix this?

If the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party was in power, Iraq would have been settled in 8 minutes instead of 8 years. The Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party is the only party with a real, workable solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Join the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party today.
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The United States has engaged in nuclear war, once. Why? All our nuclear missiles are just sitting there, collecting dust. How can we fix this?

If the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party was in power, Iraq would have been settled in 8 minutes instead of 8 years. The Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party is the only party with a real, workable solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Join the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party today.
Okay. So, I will make one of the Party's the Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party, but you have to come up with a second one.

Also a brief description of each party's platform.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:23 PM   #1647300  /  #21
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... The Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party is the only party with a real, workable solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ...
I assume that solution involves nuclear weapons somehow, but can you spell it out more specifically?
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #1647344  /  #22
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I will play.
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... The Totally Awesome Fucking Badass Party is the only party with a real, workable solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ...
I assume that solution involves nuclear weapons somehow, but can you spell it out more specifically?
There can be no holy war if we get rid of the holy land.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:35 PM   #1647433  /  #24
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An interesting idea. But why the insistence on only two parties? I've always considered the two party system in the U.S. to be one of the more serious flaws of our Republic. Three parties would allow for a more varied debate and an instant runoff style vote, both of which would make it a more interesting exercise.

P.S. Instead of President, the title should be Grand Poobah.
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I think this sounds like fun! Candidates, prepare your platforms!

Bart sounds good. Or Jerome. rmcfarl for sure. And the WORST elf also.
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