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by Joe K
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Maybe just stop taking weird victory laps for your predictions about President Biden when it's still 1.5 weeks from the election? I would be less inclined to take a “weird victory laps” if my initial prediction wasn’t derided as “100% wrong” and “nonsense” one month before Biden said that he’ll do ...
by Joe K
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

You guys bitching about Biden are fucking insane at this point. Trump and this brand of evil needs to get kicked in the ass. But, yes, please.. Continue to wring your hands about Biden being a moderate/centrist. That's the fucking point right now. Fucking Hell. I’m not sure about Mr. D but not only...
by Joe K
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Bipartisanship is such a weird campaign tactic against an unpopular incumbent. Is it? I feel like appealing to some of those turned off by Trump isn’t a terrible thing. One of the reasons some people dislike Trump (or politics in the Trump era) is the nasty partisanship. Appearing bipartisan is how...
by Joe K
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate



Hey, remember when some of you guys got really mad at me when I said Biden would never expand the Court because he cares too much about bipartisanship and would never pick that fight with the GOP?
by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 4811
Views: 317643

Re: Random Politics

Most progressive candidate ever!

by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

I saw somewhere that the actress is 24 years old. But you gotta love the arrogance of 76-year-old Giuliani thinking that a woman in her 20s wants to sleep with him.
by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

Per Wikipedia: The public option was initially proposed for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but was removed after Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) threatened a filibuster. Subsequently, the Obama White House did not include the public option into the bill passed under reconciliation. Ob...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

I wonder how many people parroted the Pelosi line about not supporting challengers when she used it against AOC et all. Its not about ideology, just simply protecting the party from being torn apart from the outside, for sure. Every now and then I chuckle when I think about how the guy who spent th...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

Ha. This is perfect for my point about primary challengers. Feinstein faced a primary challenge in 2018 from Kevin DeLeon, a younger more progressive state congressman who is the son of Latino immigrants. But guess who Obama, Biden, etc. campaigned for? But I’m glad we’re having “serious talks” wit...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

Per Wikipedia: The public option was initially proposed for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but was removed after Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) threatened a filibuster. Subsequently, the Obama White House did not include the public option into the bill passed under reconciliation. Oba...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1318891061541031938?s=21 Ha. This is perfect for my point about primary challengers. Feinstein faced a primary challenge in 2018 from Kevin DeLeon, a younger more progressive state congressman who is the son of Latino immigrants. But guess who Obama, Biden, etc. ca...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

The ACA could have been passed with a public option had Obama been willing to use the reconciliation process. But he didn’t do that because he (and his key advisors at the time) didn’t actually care about a public option very much. Also, if the party didn’t want Lieberman to torpedo good legislation...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

Populism is more appealing to people than appealing to progress across the board, right? It's a tool that can be used by progressives but also by non-progressives depending on the candidate. It's a technique not an ideology. I think of progressivism as essentially left-populism. Right-populism migh...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

I also think you can’t deem Democrats as “progressive” based on the standard that this is the best we can get in this country while ignoring the host of other countries that have done the “unattainable.” Popular politicians have the power to shape public opinion and change the scope of what’s “possi...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean
Replies: 53
Views: 417

Re: WTF Does "Progressive" Mean

In the historical sense, going back to the start of the turn of the 20th Century when the term rose to prominence, “progressive” meant fighting for the economic benefits of workers and common people as opposed to corporate and wealthy interests. That’s still a good definition in my opinion. “Progres...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Okay, who is Biden lagging behind? Out of the other Dems in the primary? Lets say four debates is the cutoff here so I don't run out of characters ... Biden would be behind Sanders, Warren, Yang, Booker, Gabbard, Beto, Steyer, Castro and probably Buttigieg. Right, but I meant out of credible presid...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Fuck this is exhausting. "Wow look at how progressive Biden is once you eliminate almost every other candidate who was bypassed by the party because they were relatively too progressive." Also, did Biden beat everyone else because he’s less progressive or because he served as VP to the beloved ex-P...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Weird stance taken by the most progressive presidential candidate in the history of the world. Just in this country. Seriously, dude, wasn't it like two hours ago you posted a tweet talking about Biden's progressive positions - and how popular they were? Anyway, if you think Biden is not running on...
by Joe K
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

JoeK , come the fuck on. Are you steve bannon? Yes, I must be Steve Bannon for having the audacity to think that emails are real, even if illicitly obtained, where not a single person copied on said emails has come forward to deny their authenticity. I’ve repeatedly said that Giuliani may have done...
by Joe K
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Again, if they are bogus why hasn’t Hunter Biden, the Biden Campaign, or anyone else copied on the emails come out and said as much? It’d be pretty easy to determine whether are not they are forgeries and wouldn’t you expect to see a prompt statement to that effect if they weren’t legit? Not sure i...
by Joe K
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

By addressing the charges, Biden gives them credence. It’s been hard to keep track while on the road ... what’s the actual charge supposed to be, based on the emails themselves? There isn’t much “new” because already it’s long been well-established that Hunter Biden was making a lot of money from b...
by Joe K
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

By addressing the charges, Biden gives them credence. It’s been hard to keep track while on the road ... what’s the actual charge supposed to be, based on the emails themselves? There isn’t much “new” because already it’s long been well-established that Hunter Biden was making a lot of money from b...
by Joe K
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

I think the emails are likely legit, based on their content and the response from the Biden campaign. Funny, lots of people working at the Post thought they were bogus. https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/1317944813732450307?s=20 Again, if they are bogus why hasn’t Hunter Biden, the Biden Ca...
by Joe K
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

I think the emails are likely legit, based on their content and the response from the Biden campaign. Read that NPR story. The story is bullshit. Hunter Biden took a laptop to a repair shop and never picked it up. The Shop Owner (who isn't sure who dropped it off) then passed it along to the FBI an...
by Joe K
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

What exactly is the "disinformation" theory? Is it that (A) Russia (or someone else) forged the emails altogether; or (B) Russian hackers (or someone else) illegally obtained real emails that were then fed to Giuliani? Because if scenario A happened, I think you'd see a lot more forceful denials fro...
by Joe K
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 MLB Season, Sponsored by Sprint
Replies: 470
Views: 7430

Re: 2020 MLB Season, Sponsored by Sprint

I’ll never forget watching the epic Will Smith showdown.
by Joe K
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 MLB Season, Sponsored by Sprint
Replies: 470
Views: 7430

Re: 2020 MLB Season, Sponsored by Sprint

Quality postgame quote from Dusty:

by Joe K
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Replies: 581
Views: 6935

Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Its probably the weed talking, but getting melancholy thinking about Thornton moving on from the Sharks to the Leafs. I met him once, on a plane, and he was a really cool dude. Pretty much one of my two favorite athletes, ever. Who is the other you fucking tease? I'm guessing it's the iconic Bronco...
by Joe K
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Oh my fucking god stop. Ask all those same fucking questions then add in "those who are bankrupt with medical debt" and wonder why you aren't all-in for Sanders or someone who cares EVEN MORE about helping people beyond the EVEN MORE levels you love to point out. Every single fucking time you do th...
by Joe K
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Right. Look at Biden and Romney. Their positions on abortion are almost exactly the same! And taxes! And healthcare! And worker safety! And civil rights! And environmental regulation! What does this even mean? Is Biden going to give Steve Schmidt veto power over appointments? Appoint Rick Wilson to...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Please let them latch on to this. What a waste of effort and resources. This is literally the best idea they've got? Swear to God - it is far too late to change anyone's mind. Footage of Biden eating puppies, maybe. But this idiocy won;t make any difference. I think you’re probably right. I mean do...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Or not. This is a good counter-point: https://twitter.com/Bernstein/status/1316464407426338818 Yeah, I think that’s a valid counterpoint that makes Twitter and Facebook look like they’re being inconsistent for political reasons. They didn’t censor links to the NYT’s stories about Trump’s tax return...
by Joe K
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

The terrible and biased data analysis in the tweets on this page are going to make my head explode. I'm sorry, a line chart of polling data does nothing to prove anything about why the numbers are there. It only proves that the survey data can be put on a chart. It most certainly says nothing about...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Arguing over CNN performances ffs. Yes, the public statements of the Speaker of the House regarding economic relief that would affect tens of millions Americans struggling to pay rent or afford food is surely a more frivolous topic than what people typically post about on message boards. Certainly ...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Pelosi and the House passed the heroes act months ago. It has been sitting on McConnell's desk for months. Th Dems want money for states that have been hit hard by the virus. The Repubs want money for a FBI building that has nothing to do with the pandemic. So the Senate is now trying to pack the S...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:14 pm
I didn't see the clip, but read the dialogue of their exchange and they were both petty little children.

He with the feigned concerned for others and her with the lame clap backs.
The last minute of this clip is brutal.

by Joe K
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

CNN is run by Jeff Zucker. The same Jeff Zucker that ran NBC when The Apprentice was on TV. CNN is the media equivalent of the gimp from Pulp Fiction . I don't like CNN or Blitzer, but I think Pelosi came across pretty terribly in that exchange. She made a few substantive points about the proposed ...
by Joe K
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 1773
Views: 17354

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

CNN is run by Jeff Zucker. The same Jeff Zucker that ran NBC when The Apprentice was on TV. CNN is the media equivalent of the gimp from Pulp Fiction . I don't like CNN or Blitzer, but I think Pelosi came across pretty terribly in that exchange. She made a few substantive points about the proposed ...
by Joe K
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 NBA Playoffs
Replies: 295
Views: 3980

Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Gun to your bellybutton, if you had to win the 2021 NBA Championship and were told "you pick the first two players and the rest we'll fill in randomly" , is there anyone who wouldn't still have LeBron? Like could you really feel good even with Giannis and Luka(?) knowing they could face LeBron in t...
by Joe K
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Joe Morgan - Reds version
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Joe Morgan - Reds version