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#311707 - 03/24/19 09:24 PM a presidential candidate
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is interesting.
He is whiz bang smart, he is the ONLY Democrat with the courage to appear on Fox news (converted 2 Trumpites that I know of from that appearance). He is, basically, a great candidate and everybody I know who has listened to him liked him.

Thoughts?

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#311710 - 03/25/19 02:01 AM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: jgw]
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I'd probably like him, but I don't see a path for him.
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#311711 - 03/25/19 05:50 AM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: Greger]
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I like him, but I THINK he and Beto are more likely VP picks.

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#311721 - 03/25/19 08:46 PM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: jgw]
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Beto is likeable. This guy is smart and really well spoken, has solutions, and the people in his city like him as well. It will be interesting.

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#311722 - 03/25/19 10:51 PM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: jgw]
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Originally Posted By: jgw
Beto is likeable. This guy is smart and really well spoken, has solutions, and the people in his city like him as well. It will be interesting.


What solutions to what problems JGW?


Edited by chunkstyle (03/25/19 11:00 PM)

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#311732 - 03/26/19 07:47 PM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: jgw]
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Excellent question that I cannot remember the answer to your question. My thought that Beto was likeable but the other guy seems to talk with a bit more substance than Beto. I cannot, however, quote either one and was actually recalling how I sensed them, when listening to either one (TV) speak. I listen then promptly forget. If you are not over 80 years old you would not understand <G>

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#311735 - 03/27/19 02:19 AM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: jgw]
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well then, how about means testing older voters?
Lord knows the democratic party loves means testing so this should prove useful in limiting democracy to competent voters only. Would this lead to a better democratic product?
We could start by simple cognitive tests and refine over time by using skull shapes to determine competency for voting.
Just spit balling here...

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#311736 - 03/27/19 02:25 AM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: chunkstyle]
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Originally Posted By: chunkstyle
well then, how about means testing older voters?
Lord knows the democratic party loves means testing


PLEASE say that you were being sarcastic.

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so this should prove useful in limiting democracy to competent voters only. Would this lead to a better democratic product?
We could start by simple cognitive tests and refine over time by using skull shapes to determine competency for voting.
Just spit balling here...


Not appreciating your "spit" at all, unless you're trying to be funny, and even then, you need better material.

If this is flat out accusing Democrats of trying to engender voter supression, you're flat out prevaric---errr...lying.
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#311741 - 03/27/19 11:55 AM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Originally Posted By: chunkstyle
well then, how about means testing older voters?
Lord knows the democratic party loves means testing


PLEASE say that you were being sarcastic.

Quote:


so this should prove useful in limiting democracy to competent voters only. Would this lead to a better democratic product?
We could start by simple cognitive tests and refine over time by using skull shapes to determine competency for voting.
Just spit balling here...


Not appreciating your "spit" at all, unless you're trying to be funny, and even then, you need better material.

If this is flat out accusing Democrats of trying to engender voter supression, you're flat out prevaric---errr...lying.


Yes. I'm saying that democrats are trying to suppress voters Jeff. And yeah, I was being sarcastic to JGW's old people are mentally shaky.

The democrats are not happy with the left wing freshmen and will be more determined to subvert the primaries than they were in 2018. It's already underway to pull any future contracts to political campaign firms if they help any primary challengers to sitting democrats.

Soooo.... how you going to rationalize away the shutting down voter choice if the challengers are more progressive democrats ? When there's no 'but he/she was never a real democrat anyway' excusing?

Democrats are less of a political party and more of a professional club.

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#311742 - 03/27/19 12:34 PM Re: a presidential candidate [Re: jgw]
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Lets call it candidate suppression if that helps

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