• Is RINO the best word modern democratic strategists ever heard?

    Whatever you feel about their respective ideologies, Republicans have consistently had it all over Democrats in terms of organization and tactics. But with the advent of purging moderate Republicans from the ranks (labeling them RINOs), have Republicans created enough of a fracture in their party to lose relevance in what is generally considered to... show more
    Whatever you feel about their respective ideologies, Republicans have consistently had it all over Democrats in terms of organization and tactics. But with the advent of purging moderate Republicans from the ranks (labeling them RINOs), have Republicans created enough of a fracture in their party to lose relevance in what is generally considered to be a fairly conservative nation? Why or why not? Thanks for your views.
    6 answers · Politics · 4 years ago
  • Are the political ads getting nutso or what?

    I'm trying to watch a longer item on YouTube, and every ten minutes, these apocalyptic visions are popping up that're putting all the older ads to shame. Anyone else noticing this? Any opinions why? Do you think they'll work? And what's the weirdest one you've seen yet?
    I'm trying to watch a longer item on YouTube, and every ten minutes, these apocalyptic visions are popping up that're putting all the older ads to shame. Anyone else noticing this? Any opinions why? Do you think they'll work? And what's the weirdest one you've seen yet?
    1 answer · Elections · 5 years ago
  • Any way we can establish a moratorium on "Who'll win the election?" questions?

    Maybe limit them to one per day? Also no soapboxing on who you're gonna vote for if you're the one allowed to ask that day.
    Maybe limit them to one per day? Also no soapboxing on who you're gonna vote for if you're the one allowed to ask that day.
    1 answer · Elections · 5 years ago
  • What is Mitt Romney's special election day task force?

    It's on his site here: http://www.mittromney.com/forms/apply-el... And, much like the ACA bill he helped create but now decries, you apparently have to sign up to see what it is. Something nice? Something harmful? Bake sale? White panthers? Brown shirts? Any ideas?
    It's on his site here: http://www.mittromney.com/forms/apply-el... And, much like the ACA bill he helped create but now decries, you apparently have to sign up to see what it is. Something nice? Something harmful? Bake sale? White panthers? Brown shirts? Any ideas?
    4 answers · Elections · 5 years ago
  • Is Mitt Romney the Lance Armstrong of the debate circuit?

    He emerges victorious, but later he turns out to be dopey?
    He emerges victorious, but later he turns out to be dopey?
    4 answers · Elections · 5 years ago
  • So, what's been the dumbest question you've seen on YA politics?

    Besides this one, of course (smart aleck).
    Besides this one, of course (smart aleck).
    7 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Why are presidential elections consistently fairly close?

    As per Wikipedia (yeah, shaddup), no president since 1824 (when they started keeping records) has ever had more than 62% of the popular vote. Even the ones considered massive landslides. Why is this? Is it an innocent standard deviation thing, and simply mathematically likely? Is it the result of judicious issue selection for maximum party balance?... show more
    As per Wikipedia (yeah, shaddup), no president since 1824 (when they started keeping records) has ever had more than 62% of the popular vote. Even the ones considered massive landslides. Why is this? Is it an innocent standard deviation thing, and simply mathematically likely? Is it the result of judicious issue selection for maximum party balance? Is it a big fix? Or is it something else? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Uni... I'm guessing it's just a statistics issue, but I'm curious of other viewpoints.
    3 answers · Elections · 5 years ago
  • If you had to choose, would you rather live in a country with socialized health care but no gun control, or?

    no socialized health care but gun control? (Remember, in this scenario, you can't have both or neither.) Just curious as to which issue is closer to people's hearts.
    no socialized health care but gun control? (Remember, in this scenario, you can't have both or neither.) Just curious as to which issue is closer to people's hearts.
    11 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • What is the comparative income of a job lost to outsourcing vs. a job lost to illegal immigration?

    I guess this question is merely academic, as both situations provide corporations with cheap labor and are thus going nowhere regardless of public sentiment, valid or otherwise. Still, if someone has some data, I'd be curious to see an average. Thanks!
    I guess this question is merely academic, as both situations provide corporations with cheap labor and are thus going nowhere regardless of public sentiment, valid or otherwise. Still, if someone has some data, I'd be curious to see an average. Thanks!
    2 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • OK, one more dog joke?

    Then I'll join every other reasonable person on this board in thinking that the dog jokes (on both sides) are tired: Do you think Obama's family ever had to call Mitt's delivery service for an order of air-cooled setter?
    Then I'll join every other reasonable person on this board in thinking that the dog jokes (on both sides) are tired: Do you think Obama's family ever had to call Mitt's delivery service for an order of air-cooled setter?
    7 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Why is the inverted cross considered satanic?

    Shouldn't it be the symbol of Saint Peter or the like?
    Shouldn't it be the symbol of Saint Peter or the like?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 years ago
  • At what percentage best answer do you find a Yahoo! User suspicious?

    We're all good citizens here at Yahoo! Answers, of course, and we seek to answer questions in arenas which we have knowledge. But there are a lot of us out there, answering a lot of questions. And after watching an individual with a 50+ percentage rating get 7 votes for best answer after responding with a simple "3" (which had... show more
    We're all good citizens here at Yahoo! Answers, of course, and we seek to answer questions in arenas which we have knowledge. But there are a lot of us out there, answering a lot of questions. And after watching an individual with a 50+ percentage rating get 7 votes for best answer after responding with a simple "3" (which had nothing to do with the question), I realized that maybe not everyone is on the up and up. With that in mind, is there a certain percentage right answer at which you get suspicious of a user? If so, what and why, and if not, why? (Oh, and before anybody starts, I personally feel my percentage is a bit high, but I think it has been steadily dropping to the level it should be.)
    7 answers · Yahoo Answers · 6 years ago
  • What do you like best about the opposing party?

    Be you liberal, conservative, tea party, labor, libertarian or whatever, hopefully there is something about your own group's platform that doesn't quite sit well with you. Some issue, stance, or tactic that you actually wish was a little more like the other guys. Maybe you like everything your party stands for - but you're not that close... show more
    Be you liberal, conservative, tea party, labor, libertarian or whatever, hopefully there is something about your own group's platform that doesn't quite sit well with you. Some issue, stance, or tactic that you actually wish was a little more like the other guys. Maybe you like everything your party stands for - but you're not that close minded, are you? And please, try not to pick something from a party that's a hair's different from the one you support. Let's make it interesting and pick an element from a party you really don't like. (For example, as a former conservative, now fairly liberal individual, I believe the issue I prefer from a conservative viewpoint would be that of space exploration (no, the shuttle don't count, as it's like the local bus). Now, neither party has gone far enough in my opinion in that direction, but conservatives strangely enough seem a bit more dedicated to its advancement. It may seem pie in the sky (literally), but sooner or later our ability to leave Earth will mathematically become necessary. And when we realize it, it'll likely be too late.)
    6 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Are any questions under the politics heading actual questions, or just stances provided in a Jeopardy format?

    And yes, I realize the irony of my question. But I am honestly curious. I haven't seen a question yet that is not some sort of "A-ha!" accusation or agenda description.
    And yes, I realize the irony of my question. But I am honestly curious. I haven't seen a question yet that is not some sort of "A-ha!" accusation or agenda description.
    10 answers · Politics · 6 years ago