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BryceCannon
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ShrekPolls
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Barack Obama has been good for the Republican party

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Started: 8/4/2015 Category: Politics
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BryceCannon

Pro

Barack Obama has been awesome for the Republican party. The Republicans may have lost the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012, but they absolutely crushed the 2010 and 2014 mid-terms while making huge gains in state legislatures.

In the same way that Obama boosted Democratic candidates in hard races in 2008, he helped Republicans in tight campaigns in 2012. Just look at Kansas. Greg Orman ( http://democracy.com... ) ran as an Independent against a deeply unpopular incumbent but lost because Obama's unpopularity drove conservatives to the polls and demoralized liberals. Even well funded candidates getting good press ( http://ivn.us... ) had a huge hill to climb.

Today President Obama is doing ok in approvals but Republican's are stopping almost every one of his policies. The majorities they built over the last six years will last a long time. All thanks to Obama.
ShrekPolls

Con

Obama is a f ucking c unt that should go to h ell, he is muslim, he hates Christians, and wants ISIS to invade.
Debate Round No. 1
BryceCannon

Pro

First, congratulations on getting wifi in your bunker. It must have been heck getting the microwave antenna oriented correctly to the nearest repeater.

Second, you may very well be right on each of those points but, how are they connected to this argument?

To my original thesis:

Elections are all about getting your base out. In the U.S. we have shamefully low voter participation. In 2012 only 57.5% of eligible voters turned out http://bipartisanpolicy.org... and 2014 saw only 36% voter turnout. That is the lowest since World War II! http://www.washingtonpost.com...

And yet, Republicans took back the Senate and made huge gains in the states. The Republican base turn out and ruined the day for a lot of candidates who were considered very competitive. Like I said, Independent Greg Orman in Kansas was projected to win or at least be competitive but he ended up losing. http://www.nbcnews.com...

Out in Kentucky everybody disliked Mitch McConnell. Like, EVERYBODY. http://www.washingtonpost.com...

He went on to win handily. It wasn't even close. In his victory speech I expected him to thank the President for pulling him over the finish line. We will see what 2016 brings. I don't believe Obama is as disliked as much as Bush was in his last 18 months so we'll probably see more of him on the campaign trail supporting Democrats. Maybe he'll help them some, but it won't match the good he's done for the Republican party. Note that I don't say Republican policies, just party membership, fundraising, and elections. He's been hell on their legislative priorities.

If you are a democrat or Independent http://ivn.us... planning to run for office you are counting the days until Barack Obama is a former President.
ShrekPolls

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
BryceCannon

Pro

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ShrekPolls

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by gabep 1 year ago
gabep
If anything, the Republicans are making themselves look like idiots. Did you know that they are threatening to shut down the government unless Planned Parenthood is defunded?
Posted by Ferare 1 year ago
Ferare
I'm so happy I'm not American. This nitwit is proud that his legislative body is blocking the possibility of the elected president to enact the changes he won the election on. Awesome.
Posted by Atheist-Independent 1 year ago
Atheist-Independent
Because it's not like we want PROGRESS right? Keep it up Congress!
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