Current Topics
Justice is coming
by rporter314
RoundTable for December 2018
by pdx rick
06:02 PM
ICE - the new gestapo
by NW Ponderer
05:03 PM
What Left?
by pondering_it_all
01:44 AM
Another Solution
by pondering_it_all
01:10 AM
Archie Moore vs Yvon Durelle, December 10, 1958
by Greger
04:27 PM
Judge orders porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Trump $293,000 in attorneys' fees,
by pondering_it_all
12/12/18 09:51 PM
Election Day
by NW Ponderer
12/12/18 03:42 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
by Golem
12/10/18 09:15 PM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
by chunkstyle
12/10/18 06:37 PM
Smart watches: Need Xmas Advice for Wifey
by rporter314
12/10/18 04:32 PM
None of the Above (NOTA)
by rporter314
12/09/18 06:03 PM
Israel negotiating with Hungary on revisionist Holocaust museum
by pondering_it_all
12/07/18 11:22 PM
Brexit Eve
by NW Ponderer
12/04/18 04:26 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Jeffery J. Haas
12/04/18 12:52 AM
Our political elders
by Greger
12/03/18 02:52 AM
Round table NOVEMBER 2018
by pondering_it_all
12/01/18 07:59 PM
Historic Corruption
by pondering_it_all
11/30/18 08:36 PM
Sleazy Slimeball or Slimy Sleazebag?
by Ujest Shurly
11/30/18 08:25 PM
2 million federal workers receive memo warning they can’t use the word ‘resist
by pondering_it_all
11/30/18 06:45 AM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16430 Topics
283248 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Page 5 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
#309024 - 10/22/18 07:05 PM Re: Voters [Re: NW Ponderer]
Ujest Shurly Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 370
Loc: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
... we need leaders who are clear-eyed about realities and focused on the best future for all of us, not just their cronies and fellow travelers. The best chance of finding them is getting rid of the old thinkers standing in their way.


Yes, the Republican Party, Hillary, Pelosi, Schumer, Warner, Stabenow, Murray, Feinstein, etc. Make room for Booker, Harris, Warren, Gillibrand, Hirono, Duckworth a few others and the liberal Young Turks just entering the arena.
_________________________
Vote 2020.

Life is like a PB&J sandwich
The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.

Now, get off my grass!

Top
#309025 - 10/22/18 07:52 PM Re: Voters [Re: NW Ponderer]
chunkstyle Offline
member

Registered: 10/02/07
Posts: 1158
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
.
Now that we're here, though, what do we do about it? In my view, we need leaders who are clear-eyed about realities and focused on the best future for all of us, not just their cronies and fellow travelers. The best chance of finding them is getting rid of the old thinkers standing in their way.


Get rid of the corporate wing, go bold with ideas, go populists with your message. Crush the fat cats with your support of ideas that have overwhelming majority approval. It aint hard unless your taking the corporate money.

Or, as the Democratic autopsy one year later stated:

“One of the overarching important themes of the report is a challenge to the conventional wisdom that the best way for Democrats to defeat Republicans is to give ground to them and be ‘moderate,’” Solomon said. “Overall, the results haven't been good when Democratic candidates have poured vast amounts of resources and messaging into trying to appeal to the relatively scant number of ‘persuadable’ Republicans rather than inspiring enthusiasm and mobilizing turnout. When avoiding or opposing progressive populism, Democratic Party leadership has allowed right-wing populism to be the only door open for anger against the establishment.”

report here

It's worked remarkably well for this party in Yirrup, lead by this Corbyn fella. Membership has actually increased in his Labour part he now leads.
In the U.S. the traditional populist party of the people has been led by classist technocrats that have managed to cut the balls off the huntin dog and wonder why they come up short on votes after elections....


Edited by chunkstyle (10/22/18 07:58 PM)

Top
#309026 - 10/22/18 08:12 PM Re: Voters [Re: jgw]
chunkstyle Offline
member

Registered: 10/02/07
Posts: 1158
Here's an example of a dog that can hunt
Populism intact

Top
#309028 - 10/23/18 01:55 AM Re: Voters [Re: jgw]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8069
Loc: North San Diego County
I have a delicious US Representative choice this year: I could vote for Duncan Hunter, who has been indicted on over 60 charges of misuse of campaign money, wire fraud, and so forth. Or I could vote for the Democrat. Duncan and his wife go on trial after the election, but it's really a very well documented and blatant case so he's 99.99% sure to be found guilty of something. The first thing he thought of was to blame it all on his wife! I think a divorce is it his near future, too.

This should be fun either way. Unfortunately, when a US Rep goes to jail and resigns the governor doesn't get to appoint his choice. That only happens for absent Senators. Instead they have to hold a special election, so Republicans would get a chance to trot out some troglodyte for that. Like Mitt, if they could persuade him. He did have a summer house in San Diego for a while.

Top
#309031 - 10/23/18 04:05 PM Re: Voters [Re: jgw]
rporter314 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 6567
Loc: Highlands, Tx
If she is a Trump supporter, she will not file for divorce. She will double her support for Mr Trump in hopes of fulfilling her already large self loathing quotient.

If he is in a largely Republican district, there is a better than even chance he will be elected.

I mean really ... let me repeat something I have said many times ... the American electorate is largely stupid
_________________________
ignorance is the enemy
without equality there is no liberty

Top
#309032 - 10/23/18 04:29 PM Re: Voters [Re: jgw]
chunkstyle Offline
member

Registered: 10/02/07
Posts: 1158
The american republic is largely alienated and uninspired while working crap jobs for crap wages. AT least republicans offer their voters the enjoyment of owning the Libs. Libs offer more endless think tank drivel about norms and traditions and Bi-partison solutions.

Here's a fresh hot take on the Great Pretenders' hectoring recently that points this up:
Your indifference only makes us ignore you more

Top
#309040 - 10/23/18 11:36 PM Re: Voters [Re: rporter314]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8069
Loc: North San Diego County
Quote:
there is a better than even chance he will be elected

Certainly, and I'm going to enjoy that outcome, too. Because the charges are SO many, SO well documented, and SO blatant they are both going to be convicted. I mean they took the kids to Disneyland on campaign funds, for God's sake! They both actively tried to hide their illegal spending by telling their accountant personal items were for supporter entertainment.

It's going to be really entertaining watching people who voted for him deal with their crimes and their sentences. Reality comes to rub their dumb-ass noses in the poo they made in the House.

Top
#309059 - 10/25/18 06:08 AM Re: Voters [Re: chunkstyle]
Jeffery J. Haas Online   sick


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13411
Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: chunkstyle
Here's an example of a dog that can hunt
Populism intact


I don't see him as a populist actually, just a Dem with some sack.
I hope he eventually runs for the WH.
Trouble is, I wish he'd run in 2020.
Trump and any other Repub would be toast.
_________________________
"The Left ones think I'm Right, the Right ones think I'm wrong."
Leon Russell - Magic Mirror"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-H1iQ5Y6Eg

Top
#309060 - 10/25/18 12:47 PM Re: Voters [Re: jgw]
Ujest Shurly Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 370
Loc: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
I could get behind him!
_________________________
Vote 2020.

Life is like a PB&J sandwich
The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.

Now, get off my grass!

Top
#309062 - 10/25/18 01:19 PM Re: Voters [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
chunkstyle Offline
member

Registered: 10/02/07
Posts: 1158
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Originally Posted By: chunkstyle
Here's an example of a dog that can hunt
Populism intact


I don't see him as a populist actually, just a Dem with some sack.
I hope he eventually runs for the WH.
Trouble is, I wish he'd run in 2020.
Trump and any other Repub would be toast.


We've seen that play Jeff.
I doubt very much that the corporate wing of the party would let him. If recent history is a guide they would certainly put the fix in on the fight.

Top
Page 5 of 6 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 >

Who's Online
0 registered (), 45 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2