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IceSpear
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« on: October 03, 2018, 07:21:19 AM »

When is Atlas going to accept that Democrats are held to a far higher standard than Republicans by the media and especially by the voters? Scandals and "candidate quality" only matter for Democrats, except in extreme Roy Moore situations (and even then, there's no way a Democratic version of Moore would get 48% of the vote in any state.) Look at Menendez struggling in a deep blue state in a favorable pro Democratic environment due to a scandal from years ago that he was acquitted for. Now compare it to Duncan Hunter, who is on cruise control despite literally being indicted like a month ago for pretending he spent his campaign slush fund on wounded vets then blamed his wife for it. And this is despite him having the wind in his face rather than at his back like Menendez does.
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IceSpear
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Posts: 31,840
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Political Matrix
E: -6.19, S: -6.43

« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 08:21:29 AM »

When is Atlas going to accept that Democrats are held to a far higher standard than Republicans by the media and especially by the voters? Scandals and "candidate quality" only matter for Democrats, except in extreme Roy Moore situations (and even then, there's no way a Democratic version of Moore would get 48% of the vote in any state.) Look at Menendez struggling in a deep blue state in a favorable pro Democratic environment due to a scandal from years ago that he was acquitted for. Now compare it to Duncan Hunter, who is on cruise control despite literally being indicted like a month ago for pretending he spent his campaign slush fund on wounded vets then blamed his wife for it. And this is despite him having the wind in his face rather than at his back like Menendez does.

Why is it that when you pick a topic to focus with, you end up being extremely annoying or obnoxious about it? If what you're saying were true, Menendez would be losing. He's not. And few here believe he will. But right, let's of course obviate junk GOP candidates like Sarron Angle or Richard Mourdock. Those didn't exist.

There's a reason why the only counterexamples are either a) from 6+ years ago or b) a literal pedophile. Trump shifted the paradigm and Republicans no longer care about anything. They just dismiss any scandal, no matter how factual or heinous, as a "rigged witch hunt."

"If what you're saying is true, Menendez would be losing?" How so? Menendez is doing at minimum ~10 points worse than you'd expect him to be doing, potentially even more considering the state and the political environment. Lots of people here and elsewhere expected Scott Taylor, Duncan Hunter, etc. to be hurt from their scandals and they barely made a dent, if even that. Oh, and let's not forget Kevin Cramer's "Akin comments." Clearly they're taking a major toll on him right now. Because Akin and Mourdock are very relevant to the present day! Roll Eyes
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IceSpear
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 06:35:03 PM »

When is Atlas going to accept that Democrats are held to a far higher standard than Republicans by the media and especially by the voters? Scandals and "candidate quality" only matter for Democrats, except in extreme Roy Moore situations (and even then, there's no way a Democratic version of Moore would get 48% of the vote in any state.) Look at Menendez struggling in a deep blue state in a favorable pro Democratic environment due to a scandal from years ago that he was acquitted for. Now compare it to Duncan Hunter, who is on cruise control despite literally being indicted like a month ago for pretending he spent his campaign slush fund on wounded vets then blamed his wife for it. And this is despite him having the wind in his face rather than at his back like Menendez does.

He wasn't acquitted, it was a hung jury. The difference matters, it was reported, and people know the difference. And then the Senate ethics committee (which is evenly divided between the parties) publicly admonished him.

LMAO. I doubt most Americans could even define the word "acquitted."
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