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  • Jun 23, 2019 12:25 PM
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    Before anyone chastises me for hating on Bernie, I'll say this: I'm voting for whoever the Democratic nominee is. I'm not wedded to Biden at all. I'm voting D whether the candidate is Biden (the person I think can carry the states we need), Warren (I actually like her a lot, but don't know about her appeal in the states that actually matter), Buttigieg (don't think he has a chance in hell of winning against Donald), Sanders (heaven forbid), or anyone else.

    We have to keep our eyes on the prize because if Democrats lose in 2020 then we may never have the opportunity to vote for a President again. And I'm not being hyperbolic.

  • Jun 23, 2019 12:25 PM
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    Anyone who thinks Joe Biden is too old to be President but doesn't think Bernie is should probably dust off their calculators.

    Being President isn't a reality show, as much as Donald and Bernie would like it to be. I don't care about having a beer with my President and I don't care if my President has a Freudian slip while 1,000 cameras are focused on them. I care about whether or not my President has the mental fortitude to make tough decisions for the betterment of our country, even if those decisions aren't always popular with the base.

    Joe Biden has that mental fortitude; Donald Trump does not.

    We have to be realistic here. We aren't trying to find the candidate that the "coastal elites" love. We have to find the candidate that Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin like more than Donald.

    That's it. If we don't do that then we'll all be watching in shock as Donald is sworn in for a second term because we shot ourselves in the foot yet again.

  • Sep 13, 2019 06:44 PM
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    It caused quite the stir when it was released not too long ago. Per usual - Republicans who are no longer in office felt freely to speak their minds about Donald while those still in office continue to act like Donald is Jesus reincarnate.

    As much as I used to love these types of books, I find myself being drawn more towards books that cover long spans of time recently, especially ones that focus on the rise and fall of empires. I still get my political fix by listening to various podcasts and my online news subscriptions, but I've found that reading books about Donald just makes me want to rip the pages out one by one and then burn those pages in a dumpster fire.

    To each his own though, so enjoy the book and let us know how it is.

  • Jun 23, 2019 12:25 PM
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    I think it's great news that there will only be one night of debate. It'll be even better when the field gets down to 5-6 candidates that actually have a (somewhat) realistic chance of winning the nomination.

    It's damn near impossible to have a quality debate on substantive issues when there's ten people sharing a stage. What I'm looking forward to is seeing how Biden will handle himself when he's forced to spend more time debating Warren, Sanders, and Harris head on.

    Biden can play defense and wait out the clock when there's 9 other people on the stage trying desperately to get their 15 seconds of fame, but he's eventually going to have to take the left flank of the party head on and be able to withstand their attacks if he's going to stand any chance against Donald.

    For now, I'm leaning towards supporting Biden in the primary because I think he's our best bet to win in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Honestly, we should just have a primary in those three states because they are the only ones that matter in 2020.

  • Aug 27, 2019 09:02 AM
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    I never went away. We've just been pretty busy lately. I'll try to dive back in to more discussions, but it won't be as much as I used to.

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    I'd love nothing more than to get rid of the electoral college, but I don't see that happening anytime soon, if ever. However, if Donald "wins" again because the electoral college overruled the will of the people again then I can honestly see dark times for our country where liberal states start truly questioning the validity of a system that constantly overrules the will of the people.

    Our best bet is to get behind whoever the Democratic nominee is regardless of whether or not that person is our "favorite" candidate. If we engage in a circular firing squad and enact various purity tests on the nominee then we might as well kiss 2020 goodbye.

    And if Donald wins in 2020 then I wouldn't be surprised in the least if he declares nuclear war on a hurricane because any remaining chains he has will be off forever.

  • Aug 27, 2019 09:02 AM
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    Dutch - never forget that the people didn't elect "such a dumb ass as President;" the antidemocratic electoral college did.

    The people chose someone who believes in science and facts. Angry and selfish assholes (aka Bernie or Busters) in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin overruled the will of people who believe in science and facts and elected the narcissistic sociopath we now call President of the United States.

  • Jun 13, 2019 01:15 PM
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    No need to jump to conclusions just yet. There are a million different scenarios in play here, so why don't we wait to see what the international consensus is before pointing the finger at anyone? I emphasized international because I think it's imperative that the international community speak with one voice on this escalating crisis.

    It could have been Iran. It could have been military factions within Iran that went rogue. It could have been John Bolton conspiring with Saudi Arabia to frame Iran. It could have been a million other things.

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist at all, but I can't help but question why Iran would attack a Japanese ship when the Prime Minister of Japan was visiting Iran. It makes no sense.

    My biggest fear is that Donald will use this as a pretense for yet another war in the Middle East. Americans really, really love war and we never seem to learn from any of our previous mistakes. The travesty of Iraq would be child's play compared to war with Iran. I really hope some adults in the room will be able to convince Donald of that before jumping headfirst into what will surely be a devastating war.

  • May 26, 2019 03:27 PM
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  • May 16, 2019 09:05 AM
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    Dutch Wrote: Right now I have the impression the Dem's have thrown in the towel; nothing achieved until now: No unredacted Mueller report, no "tax returns", nothing on the subpoena's, nothing on anything they want. Yes, people that is what you get if there are no decent laws here; total dictatorship is around the corner. Pelosi has already given up and just awaits the election results; and claims Trump will self destroy; however I've not seen anything which leads to it.

    I think your frustration has more to do with many Democrats wholly unrealistic expectations after retaking the House than anything else. I fear that many liberals convinced themselves that retaking the House meant a new era of liberal lawmaking was imminent when the reality is far messier.

    Speaker Pelosi's biggest sticks are the power of the purse and the power to investigate the Trump Administration. She can leverage her power of the purse (refuse to sign off on a budget bill/withhold funding from certain departments) to force the Administration to cooperate with their investigations, but if you're waiting for her to waive a magic wand and enact every piece of progressive legislation into law then you're going to be sorely disappointed.

    That's not how things work in our system no matter how frustrated it makes you.

  • May 15, 2019 01:20 AM
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    wwjd Wrote: Question: How do you think this would play out if Trump refused to hand over the presidency to someone who has been legitimately elected?

    Nothing surprises me anymore, so I wouldn't be shocked if Donald tries to challenge the election results if he loses. If he loses in a landslide then I don't think he'll have much of a leg to stand on, but if it's a close election then it's anyone's guess what will happen. It's truly scary to think about, but it is certainly something everyone needs to be prepared for.

    All we can hope for is that all those who are charged with ensuring a peaceful transition of power will choose country over party.