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#321679 - 02/19/20 09:55 AM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Who should be Bernie's running mate? Hmm

Some say Stacy Abrams, but I dunno....she is very smart, but other than that, I think too many people will be scared that if something happens to Bernie to have her on the Ticket.

Elizabeth maybe? Hmm I just don't know. gobsmacked All I want is a Dem in the Oval Office after noon on January 20, 2021. laugh
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#321686 - 02/19/20 04:48 PM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I think Amy Klobuchar would be a decent running mate because (A) she has the endorsement and respect of the Minnesota DFL, which was Paul Wellstone and Al Franken's old bunch, (B) she's "Minnesota Nice", and (C) she's competent.

Amy is like Marge Gunderson in the movie "Fargo"...a little bit flat-footed, a bit boring, but determined as heck, dontcha know. Just wind her up and she'll go out and getcha the bad guys, you betcha.
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#321687 - 02/19/20 05:01 PM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: chunkstyle]
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Originally Posted By: chunkstyle

It seems like only yesterday that the complaints of Sanders not being a Democrat was being argued against his primary bid.

Bloomberg’s candidacy, not so much. Funny how that works in the self styled ‘left’ party.



Okay okay okay - guilty as charged.
Now that we have a Republican (Bloomberg) running as a Dem, it's almost as if there's a muffled voice in the darkness muttering about how "Dems simply cannot be trusted, so we'd better send a Republican over there to run as a Dem for appearance purposes."

Oh great, vote for the Republican, or the other Republican...such choices!

So...now why should Bernie "not being a real Democrat" even be an issue anymore? Bloomberg sure as sh!t isn't one.

Chunks, I have to hand it to you...you called this one early.
And with Tom Perez channeling Wasserman Schultz, apparently it doesn't even matter anymore, just keep the scary scary lefties away.

OMG TEH SOCIALISMZ!!!

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#321688 - 02/19/20 05:06 PM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: jgw]
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Originally Posted By: jgw
I do know that, and its a problem. On the upside he hasn't had a heart attack lately <G>


Heart attack, schmart attack..he had something a gazillion old farts get. You can't really rule it an "according to Hoyle" heart attack.
They put in a stent and told him to take an aspirin every day...no heart muscle damage.
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#321691 - 02/19/20 06:07 PM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Now that we have a Republican (Bloomberg) running as a Dem


Bloomberg is a lifelong Democrat who switched parties in 2001 to run for mayor. In 2007 he switched again and became an Independent. In 2018 he became a Democrat again.

I don't doubt his bonafides as a Democrat. I just don't really trust Billionaire Democrats any more than I trust Billionaire Republicans.
Cut from the same cloth so to speak. Republican cloth. Neoliberal cloth. All woven at the same mill. Sold in both colors.
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#321692 - 02/19/20 06:18 PM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: pdx rick]
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Who should be Bernie's running mate?


It's not too early to wonder but it's probably too early to speculate.
Traditionally it's a position chosen to garner votes from the nominee's detractors, someone who will draw votes the nominee wouldn't otherwise get.

In Bernie's case...a moderate. If he's polling badly with people of color...then a person of color.

If he wants to win big...Michelle Obama.
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#321693 - 02/19/20 07:18 PM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I very much doubt that Bernie's purity corps would allow him to have a moderate. I suspect he would choose one of the pure females to do that.

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#321697 - 02/19/20 09:10 PM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: jgw]
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Originally Posted By: jgw
I very much doubt that Bernie's purity corps would allow him to have a moderate. I suspect he would choose one of the pure females to do that.

Good lord, man...have you gone completely off your rocker?

Purity corps? One of the pure females?

The hired help all likes Bernie, it's a problem for the bosses.

Mayor Pete might be an excellent choice. While he is indeed a moderate, if he got the nomination himself he would be the most progressive candidate ever to do so.
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#321703 - 02/20/20 01:49 AM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Chunk;
The difference between Bernie and Bloomberg is that Bernie has consistently refused to actually join the Democratic party whilst Bloomberg had no problem to do just that. The only time he was a Republican was when he ran and served as mayor of New York. At least he joins the party he wants to represent - unlike Bernie. He belongs to no party and is an independent.

I don't consider that to be right. If you don't want to be a Democrat then you shouldn't want to run as a Democrat and the Democratic party should not allow it either. It just makes no sense! Under this sort of deal we could have a full blowed Nazi, self proclaimed, run as a Democrat!

<sigh>

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#321705 - 02/20/20 02:31 AM Re: First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020 [Re: jgw]
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Hey look, another Sanders/Nazi comparison.

We covered this wonky, officious rules committee protesting of Sanders being a declared Democrat or not and wether he’s allowed to run under the Dem ticket.

He is, get over it.

S’funny, I don’t recall your ‘rules’ indignation when the DNC set aside individual donations requirements to allow Bloomberg to attend the debate.

Crickets.....

You want rules when it suits you, that’s all you’ve been arguing as far as I can tell.


Edited by chunkstyle (02/20/20 02:36 AM)

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