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Old 02-17-2020, 12:54 AM
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Sanders held a campaign rally in Denver yesterday. The rally was supposed to take place in the Bellco Theater within the Colorado Convention Center, but it quickly outgrew the theater's 5,000-seat capacity and got moved to a larger hall in the Center. Over 11,000 showed up.

Word around the campfire is that the GOP has a ton of defamatory swill to dump on Jane Sanders, Bernie's spouse, in the event Bernie gets the Dem nomination. None of it appears to have any truth whatsoever, but as 2016 proved, truth is meaningless when such swill is directed toward a woman who opted for a career path other than "lukewarm bowl of nothing."
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Word around the campfire is that the GOP has a ton of defamatory swill to dump on Jane Sanders, Bernie's spouse, in the event Bernie gets the Dem nomination.
If he gets the nomination he will need an infantry battalion as personal security, that's what I'm thinking.
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:59 AM
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If only the honorable Mr Sanders were more popular or electable then he could maybe consider being the nominee.

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Also a lol at how the dorks on the other side of the aisle have to attack the candidate's wife.
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Also a lol at how the dorks on the other side of the aisle have to attack the candidate's wife.
Every accusation is a confession. They don't trust or respect their own wives. But would be threatened by any criticism of them.
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Old 02-19-2020, 02:53 AM
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President Obama privately said he would speak up to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) from becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Politico reported Tuesday.

The former president reportedly said if Sanders held a strong lead in the Democratic primary, he would speak out to prevent him from becoming the nominee.
The centrists generally fear and hate the left more than they hate Donald Trump.
It's so weird how anonymous comments in Politico are all the proof chunks needs to make such strident claims.

Obama is basically going scorched earth against Sanders in his mind, despite the fact that he actually hasn't done anything.
What Obama Is Saying in Private About the Democratic Primary

Seems that that's not his plan. One anonymous source maybe doesn't prove Obama is conspiring with the DNC to kneecap Bernie after all.

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Real talk. It's down to Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg with a Yang dark horse.
Klobuchar has a better chance than Yang tbh.
(As an aside, this held up well, but Klob still has basically no chance.)

Wasn't expecting Bloomberg to do so well. Hopefully, tomorrow's debate makes him have to address his actual record instead of hiding behind slick ads. I expect it to mostly be everyone piling on Bloomberg, certainly Warren has been indicating that's her plan, but we'll see.
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Old 02-19-2020, 02:43 PM
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Debate tonight- Bloomberg qualified. Everyone else is sharpening their knives for the frontrunner Bernie Sanders, or for the fresh Billionaire meat. Bloomberg literally dropped one third of Billionaire Steyer's $1.5 billion net worth into this race in the past six weeks. You know, like we do in democracies.
Bernie was endorsed by MiJente yesterday.
I'm back home after doing volunteer work on the ground as an individual for the Sanders campaign Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and half of Monday. Then I was back at work for a ten hour shift at the University, which is permanently closing in April- 1500 people losing their jobs, and health care, including me.

I'll figure out what stays in Las Vegas and what I'll share after the Nevada Caucus this coming Saturday, but I will say I met and worked with people for whom I have the utmost respect and gratitude; I learned a ton and came back energized.
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Voted Monday evening, not without a hitch.

The State Board of Elections - which is the first result when googling early voting locations here - published incorrect one-stop voting hours for the county board of elections office, located in the urban core in the largest or second largest county in the state. (State and county board offices are literally blocks away from each other. Who knows how accurate their info for other counties is.) So when we turned up at around 6, the building was locked and we had to drive to a different polling place. I tried to call and leave a voicemail, but the state board's voicemail box was full so I had to email them and cc political correspondents for various state/local media. At least that one error was fixed Tuesday morning.

Curious to know how many folks relied on the list, got to the office and found it closed and just gave up. In retrospect I was probably kind of a dick to the oblivious county employee who shooed us away but I was also p. angry in the moment.
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But, alas, instead, Bloomberg, with his authoritarian impulses and his record of racism, sexism, and violence, has decided to be the turd in the Democratic punch bowl, plopping into the election to ruin the thing for everyone who's been there. Already in second in national polling, with way too many people who should know better accepting his apology for Stop and Frisk, he has a real chance at the nomination. And way too many people are champing at the bit for the Democrats to have their own douchebag billionaire to face down the worse douchebag "billionaire" in the White House. Jesus, you know how fucked a nation that makes us?
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Bloomberg is kind of a weird, fussy man. I'm not sure his appearance on stage is a good thing for his campaign.
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Did you ever take a test and you're sure you're acing it, except for this one dumb multiple choice question that is totally open to interpretation and none of the answers seem any more right than the other ones. :chin:
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I WOULD GIVE YOU AN OPINION, BUT CHUNKS LEFT JUST AS I WAS GETTING OFF WORK


also Bloomberg versus Trump: billionaire fucked up cagefight. DO IT
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I didn't watch much of the debate, but what I saw and what the clips on Twitter showed me was Warren going for the jugular - not just Bloomberg, but especially Bloomberg. I liked it.
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Warren tore Bloomberg to shreds, and got some good hits in on the other candidates, including one or two on Bernie. Certainly anyone watching has to be thinking about what she would do to Trump on a debate stage.

Buttigieg and Klobuchar tore each other apart, but I think Buttigieg probably had the better night. He might've gone a little too far on the AMLO thing tho, which gave an opening for Warren to defend Klobuchar without being too nice.

Biden seemed like maybe he came to play at first, and participated in the Bloomberg pile-on, but he couldn't keep the steam up for the whole debate. Not his worst, but not his best.

Bloomberg had basically no good moments at all. His best moment was his closing speech, but even that was delivered without passion. I love how many people thought that letting Bloomberg into the debate was somehow a conspiracy to help Bloomberg. If anything, the way every other candidate was laying into him made it look more like a conspiracy to destroy him.

I thought Bloomberg would go harder after Bernie, but even though it was a stupid line, the thing about Bernie being the most famous socialist in the country who owns three homes... kinda landed? Not because it's a good point, but because Bernie totally took the bait. When you're saying that you "like thousands of other Vermonters, have a summer camp" it seems like you're saying owning a second home is normal or not a rich person thing. I think most people think of owning a second (much less a third) home as not normal. But there was no reason to be saying that at all.

Bernie could've said that he's lived a fairly modest life for a member of Congress, which comes with a healthy salary, but he only made any millions after writing a bestselling book. A nice opportunity for a general election pivot to say "I don't begrudge people for ever making any money, even a million dollars if they create something wonderful, it's about how you make that money and a system that is rigged for the 1% and corporations. Wall Street banks make money charging outrageous interest and fees to working people, [insert attacks on other exploitative industries], I've never said someone making a few million dollars off a popular book is the problem."

I do wonder how Bernie might handle the kinds of attacks Trump will make on him. He can handle the attacks on his policy for being too far left. Trump will attack him personally, and I feel like Bernie doesn't react well to those kinds of attacks.

Other than that, Bernie did pretty well, some solid hits on Bloomberg.

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Re Bloomberg's performance in the debate:

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As much as Bloomberg opposes socialism, he sure does like being publicly owned.
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I saw a photo of Bloomberg in profile this morning, something like this


and I thought, he reminds me of someone ... from an animated film possibly ...

Ah yes, this guy


Sir Manfred Adalbert Portrind of Frownshire the Twenty-fifth.

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I just got a mailer from Bloomberg's campaign. It doesn't even ask for money, which actually makes it worse. Now I can't send back an empty envelope to do my part in making his worse-than-useless campaign cost him even more money. :curses:
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