2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by phxgators » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:22 am

Brontoburglar wrote:
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I don't think Cory Gardner is in a dead heat?
As of May 6, nope
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by brian » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:25 am

Yeah, Gardner is in big, big trouble. In fact, considering how much more liberal CO is than AZ these days, could be fair to say he's done as well.
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Post by phxgators » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:43 am

Can't wait for him to be gone, he's a pathetic coward.

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Post by GoodKarma » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:46 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
What he said.

Despite grousing from some special interest groups from the Left and the Right Hickenlooper is pretty popular.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by brian » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:38 am

I feel like I've noticed this as well, though as always, who knows. But if true, the GOP is in big trouble well beyond this upcoming election.

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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

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I feel like I've noticed this as well, though as always, who knows. But if true, the GOP is in big trouble well beyond this upcoming election.

I think that’s mostly because the Republicans have gone so insane that their “the Dems are going to do X” attacks are obviously bullshit.

This is a fallacy I see repeated so often - “They’re just going to call him a socialist anyway.” It doesn’t matter what the Rs say; what matters is what the voters believe. For better or worse, calling Biden an extremist won’t do much - even as he runs on the most progressive major-party-candidate platform in US history.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:44 am

Yeah, we've talked about it a lot... The suburbs are increasingly fed up with the bullshit. I've noticed some of my "friends" on Facebook that are the "I'm not a fan of Trump, but..." are starting to get increasingly squirrelly. VERY upset about looting, while all around them normally quiet about politics soccer moms are lighting up the BLM hashtags and talking about learning things about racism they never knew before. It's driving them to come out of the woodwork and I'm thankful for that. Fucking ogres.

I know I can be a broken record, but this shit is not going to end well for Trump and the Republican Party... It's not sustainable to be seen as the party of racism and propping up a wannabe dictator. Wrong side of history matters to people. Even if it took the gruesome murder of a black man in broad daylight, on top of a pandemic, with the worst possible "leader" in our nation's history stoking the flames.

There's a point where this shit becomes unbearable for even the whitest of suburbanites. Not all, obviously, but in terms of a national election?

They are fucked.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by brian » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:48 am

To that end, the "genius" of nominating Biden is that what a lot of those suburban moms (and dads) want is just a return to normalcy more than anything else and Biden is essentially an avatar of that. If Biden can get elected and the Dems take back the Senate, the latter of which looks like a better than 50/50 shot right now, some major meaningful reforms are definitely possible.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by brian » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:01 am

The issue the GOP faces then is looking in the mirror at how extreme it has become. If they don't lose Texas in 2020, it's going to be in danger in 2024 very possibly and definitely by 2028. If Texas ever goes blue, that's the shooting match. The GOP is then a regional party. If you think I'm exaggerating look at the electoral history of California for the last 40 years or so. When these things happen, they can happen quickly.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

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To that end, the "genius" of nominating Biden is that what a lot of those suburban moms (and dads) want is just a return to normalcy more than anything else and Biden is essentially an avatar of that. If Biden can get elected and the Dems take back the Senate, the latter of which looks like a better than 50/50 shot right now, some major meaningful reforms are definitely possible.
If they don't get rid of the fucking super majority rule bullshit with a quickness and ram through all the legislation the first moment they can, I'm going to get pissed.

I'm fucking tired of the filibuster.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

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Johnnie wrote:
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brian wrote:
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To that end, the "genius" of nominating Biden is that what a lot of those suburban moms (and dads) want is just a return to normalcy more than anything else and Biden is essentially an avatar of that. If Biden can get elected and the Dems take back the Senate, the latter of which looks like a better than 50/50 shot right now, some major meaningful reforms are definitely possible.
If they don't get rid of the fucking super majority rule bullshit with a quickness and ram through all the legislation the first moment they can, I'm going to get pissed.

I'm fucking tired of the filibuster.
Yeah, that's gotta be a first-day thing.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by mister d » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:20 pm



Circle the wagons boys, it’s one on one and there’s no time for ethics.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:23 am

It’s funny how you forgot to include the part where the Nebraska Democratic Party called for him to withdraw and voted unanimously to strip him of all party resources.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnew ... ncna988541
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:53 am

I did forget to include the part where the party chose to put ethics over unquestioned support of the chosen candidate. Good point.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:50 am

did I miss a salacious presidential candidate text message scandal?
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by brian » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:52 am

Brontoburglar wrote:
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did I miss a salacious presidential candidate text message scandal?
No, same old dead horse beating that's been going on for months.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:53 am

Perhaps you missed that while also missing how "sorry we've already picked our candidate" as conversation ender is selectively applied inside the Dem party.
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by brian » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:55 am

mister d wrote:
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Perhaps you missed that while also missing how "sorry we've already picked our candidate" as conversation ender is selectively applied inside the Dem party.
And when Biden shares his rape fantasies via text we'll be happy to have that discussion.
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Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:02 pm

I like the phrasing on the bottom one:
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Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:06 pm

brian wrote:
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And when Biden shares his rape fantasies via text we'll be happy to have that discussion.
  • Lucy Flores alleged in March 2019 that Biden grasped her shoulders from behind and kissed the back of her head without her consent during a campaign event in 2014.
  • Sofie Karasek, a progressive organizer, was photographed holding hands and touching foreheads with Biden at the 2016 Academy Awards. Karasek said she felt Biden violated her personal space in that interaction.
  • Vail Kohnert-Yount, a former White House intern, said when she met Biden in 2013, he "put his hand on the back of my head and pressed his forehead to my forehead." Kohnert-Yount also said Biden called her a "pretty girl."
  • Caitlyn Caruso said that after she shared her story of sexual assault at a University of Nevada event in 2016, Biden hugged her "just a little bit too long" and put his hand on her thigh.
  • In June 2019, Biden told the brothers of a 13-year-old girl to "keep the guys away" from her at a campaign event.


But no texts so I guess you've got me.
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mister d wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:02 pm
I like the phrasing on the bottom one:
The Bowman-Engel race is Exhibit A for the argument that the Democratic establishment doesn’t actually want progressive candidates, irrespective of electability and diversity considerations. That’s as blue of a district as there is in the country, and yet Clinton, Pelosi, et al. are backing the shitty conservative incumbent over the awesome young black progressive challenger.

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Still more mad about Crowley than Trump.
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Still more mad about Crowley than Trump.
It’s beyond perfect that the first Congressional candidate Hillary endorsed is the guy who just got caught on a hot mic at a BLM rally saying “the only reason I care is because I’m in a primary.”

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Post by mister d » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:32 pm

Yeah, I don't see how that wasn't game over, if not for his campaign then atleast for his party support.
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:43 pm

Klobuchar out (as potential veep).

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Joe K wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:24 pm
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Still more mad about Crowley than Trump.
It’s beyond perfect that the first Congressional candidate Hillary endorsed is the guy who just got caught on a hot mic at a BLM rally saying “the only reason I care is because I’m in a primary.”
Sounds like truth to me. Why not discuss it openly. I am only here because I am a political candidate. I'd say those should be the first words out of the mouth of every candidate everywhere they go.

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Post by mister d » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:51 am

[presents flag to the parents of a 20 year old Marine] "Here ya go. I'm only here because I'm being primaried."
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Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:33 am

If they are asking political candidates to do that then there definitely needs to be a disclaimer so they can get someone worthy to do it.

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HaulCitgo wrote:
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:24 pm
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:19 pm
Still more mad about Crowley than Trump.
It’s beyond perfect that the first Congressional candidate Hillary endorsed is the guy who just got caught on a hot mic at a BLM rally saying “the only reason I care is because I’m in a primary.”
Sounds like truth to me. Why not discuss it openly. I am only here because I am a political candidate. I'd say those should be the first words out of the mouth of every candidate everywhere they go.
Well, yeah. The borough president had a list of people who wanted to speak that day at the news conference. Engel wanted to speak. Why did he want to speak *at that particular news conference*? Because he was in a primary. Otherwise he wouldn't care about speaking at that event.

Obviously, a candidate in a primary would want to take advantage of the opportunity to get on camera. Duh.

He didn't say that the only reason he cares about police violence against Blacks was because he was in a primary.
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Why did he want to speak *at that particular news conference*? Because he was in a primary. Otherwise he wouldn't care about speaking at that event.

Obviously, a candidate in a primary would want to take advantage of the opportunity to get on camera. Duh.

He didn't say that the only reason he cares about police violence against Blacks was because he was in a primary.
I'm pretty sure you just summed up the resistance to "Blue No Matter Who" better than I ever could.
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Why did he want to speak *at that particular news conference*? Because he was in a primary. Otherwise he wouldn't care about speaking at that event.

Obviously, a candidate in a primary would want to take advantage of the opportunity to get on camera. Duh.

He didn't say that the only reason he cares about police violence against Blacks was because he was in a primary.
I'm pretty sure you just summed up the resistance to "Blue No Matter Who" better than I ever could.
Probably. Because it's based on omitting critical context for just about everything?

You know why you know so much about Bernie Sanders and his proposals? Because he took advantage of every chance he had to get on a stage or in front of a camera.
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Yeah, its definitely that and not the explicit admission that social equality is more electoral priority than personal priority. Its great that people are starting to care more, but it should also be deeply humiliating for career politicians who are just now coming around.
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Yeah, its definitely that and not the explicit admission that social equality is more electoral priority than personal priority.
"explicit"
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You can't get more explicit than the phrase "I wouldn't care".
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You can't get more explicit than the phrase "I wouldn't care".
"... about being one of the speakers at this news conference instead of someone else being one of the speakers at this news conference."

If you are equating speaking at a particular news conference with achieving social equality, then sure, that's bad.

I personally don't think some congressman being included as one of a host of speakers at a news conference really does a whole lot to achieve social equality.
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Steve of phpBB wrote:
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"... about being one of the speakers at this news conference instead of someone else being one of the speakers at this news conference."
Whatever. There's no way we're going to see things like this the same way.
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Like in the same way Toyota Camrys are a right for all, where no one can be denied a Toyota Camry if they can afford to pay for it?
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:14 pm

If he’s being driven left on this, that’s good, correct?

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