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2020 Election

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4 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

I read it and it really does not say much other than try to persuade Christians to vote for you.  That boat has sailed for the Dems- "Christian" voters are on board SS Trump.  The article focused on platitudes and vague faith attitudes.  Nothing that would make a Christian want to vote for a Dem.  Also ignored the 800 lb. gorilla in the room - ABORTION.

This is an indication of why a city mayor may not have the experience to run for president.  Governors and US Senators have that experience. Some US Representatives may, but not many.

As for the election itself, the 21+ people running for the Dem nomination will push their candidacies so far to the left that Trump will coast to victory as the lesser of two evils.

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On 3/30/2019 at 11:06 AM, Bogie56 said:

Brian Krassenstein @krassenstein 4h4 hours ago

 
 

Just a reminder: Women Accusing Joe Biden of sex assault: 0

 

Women accusing the President of the United States of sex assault: 17+

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4 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Brian Krassenstein @krassenstein 4h4 hours ago

 
 

Just a reminder: Women Accusing Joe Biden of sex assault: 0

 

Women accusing the President of the United States of sex assault: 17+

Just a reminder:   what is happening to Joe isn't related to Trump at all.    Instead it is about convincing Joe not to join the Dem primary contest.    

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17 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Brian Krassenstein @krassenstein 4h4 hours ago

 
 

Just a reminder: Women Accusing Joe Biden of sex assault: 0

 

Women accusing the President of the United States of sex assault: 17+

Trump's party isn't running on (female) identity politics and his supporters do not care. The democrat party tries to present itself as the party for women so this is much worse for Biden. 

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9 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Just a reminder:   what is happening to Joe isn't related to Trump at all.    Instead it is about convincing Joe not to join the Dem primary contest.    

I was talking to another old white guy today who is an avid Trump supporter.  He thinks the whole thing about Biden is being blown way out of proportion.  Biden comes from that generation when people touched each other to show support or friendship.  Even kissing was acceptable in some situations.

This whole thing is silly and I think you are right.  It is another attempt to keep Biden out of the race.

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16 minutes ago, TheCid said:

I read it and it really does not say much other than try to persuade Christians to vote for you.  That boat has sailed for the Dems- "Christian" voters are on board SS Trump.  The article focused on platitudes and vague faith attitudes.  Nothing that would make a Christian want to vote for a Dem.  Also ignored the 800 lb. gorilla in the room - ABORTION.

This is an indication of why a city mayor may not have the experience to run for president.  Governors and US Senators have that experience. Some US Representatives may, but not many.

As for the election itself, the 21+ people running for the Dem nomination will push their candidacies so far to the left that Trump will coast to victory as the lesser of two evils.

I guess another way to look at this is that he was wise not to mention that gorilla since, as you imply,  there is nothing he could offer up.    As it relates to abortion,  he could have offered to support restrictions for late-term abortion;  I.e. that is about the only thing any Dem can offer as it relates to restricting abortion rights (which wouldn't be 'enough' for many).

I assume the main reason for doing this was because he is gay;   I.e.  to counter the sadly too common misconception that gay = no-values by default.

 

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2 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

I guess another way to look at this is that he was wise not to mention that gorilla since, as you imply,  there is nothing he could offer up.    As it relates to abortion,  he could have offered to support restrictions for late-term abortion;  I.e. that is about the only thing any Dem can offer as it relates to restricting abortion rights (which wouldn't be 'enough' for many).

I assume the main reason for doing this was because he is gay;   I.e.  to counter the sadly too common misconception that gay = no-values by default.

 

Didn't realize he is gay, but that is enough to lose most of the "Christian" vote.  At least the ones that have been voting Republican for years.

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Interesting article on how Dems may lose Wisconsin again.  The liberal supreme court justice in WI was expected to easily win re-election, but she is behind by over 5,000 votes.  Trump won WI by 23,000 out of 3 million votes; much disliked Gov. Scott Walker lost by only 29,000 out of 2.7 million.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/04/05/daily-202-a-wake-up-call-for-democrats-in-wisconsin-which-could-be-the-closest-battleground-of-2020/5ca627ef1b326b0f7f38f31a/?utm_term=.2062783e0571

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21 hours ago, TheCid said:

Didn't realize he is gay, but that is enough to lose most of the "Christian" vote.  At least the ones that have been voting Republican for years.

Well with a name like "Butt Krieg" who would have guessed? :lol: 

"wollt ihr den totalen Buttkrieg?" :lol: :lol: 

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On 4/4/2019 at 11:43 AM, Bogie56 said:

Meet the PressVerified account @MeetThePress 8h8 hours ago

 
 

WATCH: Mayor Pete Buttigieg says

"America is a capitalist society" but it's got to be "democratic capitalism." #MTP #IfItsSunday @PeteButtigieg:

"If you want to see what happens when you have capitalism without democracy,

you can see it very clearly in Russia.

... It turns into crony capitalism, and that turns into oligarchy."

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2 hours ago, TheCid said:

Article by Cokie and Steve Roberts re: Socialist/Progressive Dems. proposed changes to filibusters, electoral college, etc.   Basically saying that it is a bad idea and has proven so by history.

https://www.timesheraldonline.com/2019/04/07/cokie-steven-v-roberts-a-really-bad-idea/

Screw you, Times Herald. They always want people to immobilize ad blockers or subscribe to their

crummy paper. Just find another paper's website that doesn't have these problems. I think getting

rid of the EC is a great idea, the sooner the better. For some reason they wrote that Dems were

cheered by a system that elected the first black president, but Obama won the popular vote also.

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1 hour ago, Vautrin said:

Screw you, Times Herald. They always want people to immobilize ad blockers or subscribe to their

crummy paper. Just find another paper's website that doesn't have these problems. I think getting

rid of the EC is a great idea, the sooner the better. For some reason they wrote that Dems were

cheered by a system that elected the first black president, but Obama won the popular vote also.

Can an idea that has zero chance of being implemented be called 'great'?   

I say NO.

 

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6 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Can an idea that has zero chance of being implemented be called 'great'?   

I say NO.

 

Universal peace, not a great idea. It will be interesting to see what happens if

the NPV compact ever reaches 270 electoral votes. Unlikely, but not impossible.

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Swalwell announces he is running for president

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) has officially jumped into the 2020 presidential race.

The California Democrat will announce his candidacy on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday night.

The show tweeted out a video clip of Swalwell making the announcement after speaking on what he considers to be some of the problems in the current administration.

“I see a country in quicksand, unable to solve problems and threats from abroad, unable to make life better for people here at home,”.......

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/437938-swalwell-announces-he-is-running-for-president

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Pete Buttigieg officially announces 2020 presidential campaign

If elected, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana would be the first-ever openly gay and youngest-ever U.S. president.
 

Buttigieg unveiled the three-pronged campaign message that he’s been sharing in bars in living rooms in recent weeks in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina: Security (“the idea that security and patriotism belong to one political party needs to end now”) and democracy (“no issue we care about, from gun safety to immigration, from climate to education to paid family leave, will be handled well unless our democracy is in better shape.”)

And freedom.

“Our conservative friends care about freedom, but only make it part of the journey," he said. "They only see ‘freedom from,' freedom from taxes, freedom from regulation … as though government were the only thing that can make you unfree.....

“But that’s not true. Your neighbor can make you unfree. Your cable company can make you unfree. There’s a lot more to your freedom than the size of your government.”

Touching on the message that helped catapult the last Democratic president, Barack Obama, to office, Buttigieg mentioned the word “change” at least 10 times, according to his prepared remarks, announcing at one point that

“change is coming, ready or not.”

“The question of our time is whether families and workers will be defeated by the changes beneath us or whether we will master them and make them work toward a better everyday life for us all,” he said.......

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/pete-buttigieg-officially-announces-2020-presidential-campaign-n994046?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_np

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One of the things that makes US Senators and governors attractive as candidates is that they have actually run state-wide campaigns.  Whereas, mayors, congresspersons and so forth have not.  The Electoral College is still based on winning state-wide.

Of course, Trump's victory tends to show you can win with no record of campaigning or actually governing.

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