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#320901 - 02/01/20 06:33 PM Democrating Efforts
jgw Offline
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I live in the state of Washington. The other night I noticed a new ad by Democrats. It was a bit strange. What it said, basically, was that all them nice Republicans should be nice and join up with the Democrats to fix things.

It was all very civilized and, I think, understanding. Basically it worked very hard to be unspecific and odd. I guess is their plan - plea with the Republicans to be nice?

I would have thought it might have been a bit better had they, at the very least, had mentioned 10 or 20 offenses currently being done by their dear leading the Jackass Trump. You know, little stuff, like destroying national monuments, downgrading drinking water specs, constantly lying, attacking social security, medicare, and medicaid, pricing national parks out of the reach of poor folks, trying to destroy public education, etc?

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#320903 - 02/01/20 07:29 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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I haven't seen any political ads.

I've heard that DNC members are having a quiet conversation about re-instating the superdelegate rules they changed after 2016. Because Sanders might win and they need to stop him one way or another.
The voters cannot be allowed to decide!

They've changed the debate rules so that Bloomburg will be allowed to buy his way in.

I lied about political ads...Boomburg's face popped up on my phone this morning.

Oh...and Democrats are looking at a pretty good chance of a brokered convention where no candidate has enough delegates to win the nomination.

We fix'n to see some serious shenanigans going on within the Democratic Party to completely divide the voters. Just like 2016.

Then they gonna blame the lefties when they lose.

Ya'll hide and watch! See if I'm wrong! Hmm
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#320904 - 02/01/20 07:40 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
I haven't seen any political ads.

I've heard that DNC members are having a quiet conversation about re-instating the superdelegate rules they changed after 2016. Because Sanders might win and they need to stop him one way or another.
The voters cannot be allowed to decide!


---This is a big no no, all it will accomplish is a repeat of 2016.

Originally Posted By: Greger

They've changed the debate rules so that Bloomburg will be allowed to buy his way in.


Didn't Mike Bloomberg just edge past Liz Warren in a few states?
That means he is polling well enough that a "rules change" isn't the point, it's just a recognition of the inevitable, that Bloomberg is about to qualify anyway, if not this debate then the next one.

The more I think about this so called "BOMBSHELL" the more I wonder if it has a slight Borscht smell to it.
Is Bernie really that upset about the debate rules, or just pissed that Bloomberg is moving up?
I'd bet it's a bit of both and that Bernie would much rather just have kindly old fuddy duddy Biden to smack around.

Originally Posted By: Greger

Oh...and Democrats are looking at a pretty good chance of a brokered convention where no candidate has enough delegates to win the nomination.

We fix'n to see some serious shenanigans going on within the Democratic Party to completely divide the voters. Just like 2016.

Then they gonna blame the lefties when they lose.

Ya'll hide and watch! See if I'm wrong! Hmm


I hope you are but if the DNC moguls are allowed to get away with that crap, it's Trump 2020 guaranteed, and all the pissed off people that crap generates also guarantees we lose Congress all over again, too.

Talk about snatching defeat away from the jaws of victory...
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#320908 - 02/01/20 08:17 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Talk about snatching defeat away from the jaws of victory...


If the DNC plays fair, lefties will vote blue. If the DNC plays like Donald Trump, lefties will feed them to the sharks.
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#320914 - 02/02/20 05:06 AM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Greger]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greger
Quote:
Talk about snatching defeat away from the jaws of victory...


If the DNC plays fair, lefties will vote blue. If the DNC plays like Donald Trump, lefties will feed them to the sharks.


Well, in effect they will be feeding themselves to Trump.
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#320938 - 02/02/20 09:03 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
jgw Offline
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I wonder. Bernie is NOT a Democrat. I am not saying that HE says that. He has not joined that party and he does not run as a Democrat for his seat, he runs as an independent. Now, I wonder, how many of his supporters are members of the Democratic party. I have heard a lot of stuff about the far left of the Democratic party but, I wonder, how many are actually Democrats?

If they are not then they cannot caucus, if they can't caucus they can't vote for Bernie. Bernie is a sneaky devil, however, and probably told them purists to join the Democratic party. The whole damn bunch of them should be sent to the American Socialist Party where they actually belong.

This is one deal that simply make no sense whatsoever as far as I am concerned.

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#320942 - 02/03/20 01:10 AM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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I'm not a Democrat. In Florida I'm not allowed to vote in the primary.

I won't join the party to vote for Bernie. I also won't join it to vote against Biden.

Bernie's whole operation in 2016 and this year is aimed at primary voters though so it isn't something I think they are overlooking.

The Democratic Party is not a very exclusive club. By registering as a Democrat I become a Democrat. Bernie's running as a Democrat makes him a Democrat. He will be a Democratic president. He won't be a tool of the DNC though, and he won't kowtow to their corporatist agenda.
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#320948 - 02/03/20 12:33 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Greger]
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Registered: 02/12/04
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Originally Posted By: Greger
I haven't seen any political ads.

I've heard that DNC members are having a quiet conversation about re-instating the superdelegate rules they changed after 2016. Because Sanders might win and they need to stop him one way or another.
The voters cannot be allowed to decide!

They've changed the debate rules so that Bloomburg will be allowed to buy his way in.

I lied about political ads...Boomburg's face popped up on my phone this morning.

Oh...and Democrats are looking at a pretty good chance of a brokered convention where no candidate has enough delegates to win the nomination.

We fix'n to see some serious shenanigans going on within the Democratic Party to completely divide the voters. Just like 2016.

Then they gonna blame the lefties when they lose.

Ya'll hide and watch! See if I'm wrong! Hmm


You assume that there are centrist and conservative Dems, there are none.

My children both just bought houses. When they started to listen to politics, they were concerned that nobody was protecting their best interests. I admit, I failed to bring them up as Republicans and I will forever be ashamed of that, but they are bot really bright and they are beginning to see the truth. Both parties are looking to hook voters, the Dems don't care about their current voting base because they are true blue and don't really care about anything but subsidies and handouts. The Republicans don't care about their base either, but their policies are more neutral and have a positive affect on anybody who has invested or has a 401K.

The left is the left and trying to prove that they are lefter than the other candidate. The right has no competitors, Trump is the current champion and will remain so until he finishes his second term. That Trump is a moron doesn't enter the equation, because who do you really want overseeing your life, somebody who has their fingers into every aspect of it, or somebody who knows your are there, but can't really be bothered making sure that you are toeing the party line?

Have a great day and a better tomorrow,

Tim
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#320949 - 02/03/20 01:09 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Ma_Republican]
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Originally Posted By: Ma_Republican
... the Dems don't care about their current voting base because they are true blue and don't really care about anything but subsidies and handouts...

That asinine canard is all you old tired Boomer Conservatives have. That gum has lost its flavor. It really has.

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#320950 - 02/03/20 01:39 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Ma_Republican]
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Originally Posted By: Ma_Republican

You assume that there are centrist and conservative Dems, there are none.

Could you provide some clarity on what “centrist” and “conservative” mean to you? Like examples of specific policy. Maybe use Social Security and Medicare, since they are trending issues.
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