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Diaries published: 11 (842 days since last diary on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:43 PM PST)

Comments posted: 383 (9 days since last comment on Thu May 21, 2015 at 01:35 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 453

Total Comment Ratings: 20

Most Recommended Diary: Tuesday, I cast my first Democratic ballot ever, 169 comments, 391 recommends

People Following johnthorpe: 3

johnthorpe's Most Recent Diaries:

In a cruel but fitting note, Valentine's Day this year is two months to the day that a mad man took advantage of our lax gun laws to rob his mother of a cache of weapons and then use a military ...
by johnthorpe
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 01:43 PM PST with 17 Recommends
I don’t want to overstate things, but I believe that the 2012 election is the realignment election that we political scientists have been looking for since Ronald Reagan hijacked the nation and ...
by johnthorpe
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 02:16 PM PST with 9 Recommends
As two or three of you already know, I'm a guy in my mid-thirties who cast the following votes: 1996: Dole/Kemp 2000: Bush/Cheney 2004: Bush/Cheney 2008: McCain/Moron I was a Republican at age nine,
by johnthorpe
Comment Count 169 comments on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:06 AM PST with 391 Recommends
There has been a long-running conversation here, and elsewhere, about whether or not to eliminate the Electoral College. It is my contention that eliminating the Electoral College is foolish, would ...
by johnthorpe
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 01:08 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Yesterday, I wrote a diary explaining my fear that Obama had really screwed up the election by blowing the debate, allowing polls to creep up for Romney, and headlines to proclaim a Romney comeback, ...
by johnthorpe
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 01:21 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
I've been working in and around politics for 25 years, and I have never seen as bad a week as Barack Obama just had. And yet you folks go on cheerleading, as if this was part of some grand strategy,
by johnthorpe
Comment Count 126 comments on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 12:09 PM PDT with 0 Recommends

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