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#309273 - 11/07/18 11:25 PM Re: What Left? [Re: chunkstyle]
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My guess is that the DNC will become more reflexive and shrill demanding a move move to the center


Ouch. But probably.

In truth, the new Bohemians, the avant garde, the LBGTQ faction, people of color, and old Marxists like me all got out and voted their asses off. It just wasn't enough here. We got the House, I probably shouldn't complain, I just really wanted Gillum to win.
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#309277 - 11/08/18 12:01 AM Re: What Left? [Re: chunkstyle]
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Gillum victory would have been sweet, but Florida probably isn't there yet. They probably should have run a White guy, or at least a Hispanic. Same deal in Georgia: should have run a White guy, even if the most qualified Democrat was a Black woman.

But Scott Walker is out! And local for me, Daryl Issa's seat goes to a Democrat.

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#309281 - 11/08/18 01:22 AM Re: What Left? [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Florida had a pretty good centrist candidate who lost the primary to Gillum. I think she'd have lost worse. Daughter of former Governor Bob Graham. Gillum brought out everybody to vote. We fell 1% short.
And we sent Rick Scott to the Senate....

On the bright side Sen. Nelson is out. He was a Democrat but totally worthless as a senator. Scott will likely do the state more good than Nelson ever did. He'll destroy the planet while he does it though.
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#309285 - 11/08/18 05:41 AM Re: What Left? [Re: chunkstyle]
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Well, often Senators do nothing for their state and destroy the planet, so you do get something out of it.

I wish primary voters would think about winning the general election a bit more.

Sessions is out. Maybe we get a more rational federal weed response now. DEA has approved a cannabis-based drug, so their Class 1 category for weed makes no sense. I can see Trump legalizing weed to buy off the stoners!

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#309302 - 11/08/18 06:14 PM Re: What Left? [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Rick Scott attacked Nelson for not doing enough about Florida's water issues from the federal level. He got himself elected so he will be expected to do something about Florida's water issues.
Scott is a Trump acolyte, Trump has valuable holdings in Florida and wants to see them protected.

Same goes for our Governor elect. So perhaps the power of evil can be used for good here. At the expense of destroying the planet of course...
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#309308 - 11/08/18 08:29 PM Re: What Left? [Re: chunkstyle]
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So I know for for many, Sanders has a DelMonte sticker that makes his policy and positions a non starter but I think his take on the elections is worth reading. It's hard to deny he has started something of an awakening of class identity and progressive ideas that had been nearly eliminated from our right wing politics.

Sanders take

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#309319 - 11/09/18 02:42 AM Re: What Left? [Re: chunkstyle]
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Yeah, ole Bernie lit things on fire, bless his heart.
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