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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Grizalltheway » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:06 pm

UNI88 wrote:
93henfan wrote:I've already said it: Booker/Beto would be a win.

Articulate/bright/clean/nice-looking negro: check
Youth: check
Not obvious socialists: check
Actual political experience: check
Look like Obama and RFK: check


My biggest concern with Booker, Kamala or Beto is how much experience do they really have running something? There is a huge difference between running a Congressional staff and running the US government. A governor is significantly more qualified to be President than a Senator or Representative. Booker's experience as a mayor gives him an edge. What exactly is Beto's "businessman" background?

Trump had plenty of experience running things (mostly into the ground) and look how that worked out. :coffee:

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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby houndawg » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:14 pm

UNI88 wrote:
93henfan wrote:I've already said it: Booker/Beto would be a win.

Articulate/bright/clean/nice-looking negro: check
Youth: check
Not obvious socialists: check
Actual political experience: check
Look like Obama and RFK: check


My biggest concern with Booker, Kamala or Beto is how much experience do they really have running something? There is a huge difference between running a Congressional staff and running the US government. A governor is significantly more qualified to be President than a Senator or Representative. Booker's experience as a mayor gives him an edge. What exactly is Beto's "businessman" background?



How anybody can still think that "businessmen" are the answer........ :o
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby CID1990 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:29 pm

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Both are capable of some Oscar-level acting, too

Booker already has name recognition from his remake of Spartacus

Kamala Harris at the top of the ticket is a for sure loss

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I thought the way she chewed up Kavanaugh and spit him out was some stuff. I bet he's still livid about getting bitch-slapped with such panache by a female on national TV.


You mean with all the "does your mother know you're queer" questions she asked him

Anyone who watched that instantly lost 10 IQ points

You may have not had that many to give


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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby AZGrizFan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:23 pm

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My biggest concern with Booker, Kamala or Beto is how much experience do they really have running something? There is a huge difference between running a Congressional staff and running the US government. A governor is significantly more qualified to be President than a Senator or Representative. Booker's experience as a mayor gives him an edge. What exactly is Beto's "businessman" background?



How anybody can still think that "businessmen" are the answer........ :o


Well we’ve got about 200+ years of proof that politicians aren’t the answer. You’re willing to give up on businessmen after ONE failed attempt? :rofl:
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby houndawg » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:04 am

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houndawg wrote:

I thought the way she chewed up Kavanaugh and spit him out was some stuff. I bet he's still livid about getting bitch-slapped with such panache by a female on national TV.


You mean with all the "does your mother know you're queer" questions she asked him

Anyone who watched that instantly lost 10 IQ points

You may have not had that many to give


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So you noticed it too? :rofl:

I was hoping they'd ask more questions about his finances. :coffee:
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby CID1990 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:08 am

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CID1990 wrote:
You mean with all the "does your mother know you're queer" questions she asked him

Anyone who watched that instantly lost 10 IQ points

You may have not had that many to give


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So you noticed it too? :rofl:

I was hoping they'd ask more questions about his finances. :coffee:


Apparently I noticed something about her that was different from what you noticed

Namely, a lack of substance

There are so many lefty versions of Trump waiting in the wings... you want entertainment- you’re about to get it in spades next year
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Ivytalk » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:08 am

Liz Warren forms exploratory committee. There’s a big surprise.
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Pwns » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:52 am

But is the country is too bigoted to elect a 1/1024th Native American.
We get the government we deserve. :nod:

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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby CID1990 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:33 am

Ivytalk wrote:Liz Warren forms exploratory committee. There’s a big surprise.


She doesnt meet the criteria for what the Dems want


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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Chizzang » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:07 pm

CID1990 wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Liz Warren forms exploratory committee. There’s a big surprise.


She doesnt meet the criteria for what the Dems want



Yeah,
she's 30 IQ points higher than anybody with even a chance of getting elected in this country right now

:lol:

You might not like her
But she's pretty bright in comparison to most politicians
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:20 pm

Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
She doesnt meet the criteria for what the Dems want



Yeah,
she's 30 IQ points higher than anybody with even a chance of getting elected in this country right now

:lol:

You might not like her
But she's pretty bright in comparison to most politicians

Something something socialists are dumb

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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby CID1990 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:25 pm

Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
She doesnt meet the criteria for what the Dems want



Yeah,
she's 30 IQ points higher than anybody with even a chance of getting elected in this country right now

:lol:

You might not like her
But she's pretty bright in comparison to most politicians


I dont dislike her - she seems relatively nice, even though she has an obvious fabulist streak

I also dont dislike Obama either - as Ive said before

But I think their politics are poisonous ... and what makes them dangerous is the fact that they ARE smart

I'd prefer an empathetic idiot in the White House at this stage of the game

Booker


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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:53 pm

Pwns wrote:But is the country is too bigoted to elect a 1/1024th Native American.


It's amazing how something totally incorrect like that 1/1024th thing has gotten embedded in the public consciousness. You have to just kind of throw up your hands though. No question conservative propagandists were able to establish a false narrative. See the article at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 58c4b06f77. A quote:

We are not trying to defend Warren’s decision to release the test, just to set the record straight about what the test shows. The media bungled the interpretation of the results — and then Warren’s opponents used the uninformed reporting to undermine the test results even further. We fell into this trap as well, and were too quick to send out a tweet (now deleted) that made an inaccurate comparison. We should have not relied on media reporting before tweeting.

Warren’s Native American DNA, as identified in the test, may not be large, but it’s wrong to say it’s as little as 1/1024th or that it’s less than the average European American. Three Pinocchios all around — including to our tweet.


Another quote that more accurately assesses the situation:

Remember we said that the Bustamante study said she had 10 times more than the individuals from Utah? That’s the relevant statistic, indicating that her claim to some Native American heritage is much stronger than most European Americans.


As I said long ago when the test stuff came up the DNA test results validated her claim. The DNA test results are consistent with her description of her family lore about Native American ancestry. That's the truth. But the truth doesn't matter in today's environment I guess.

Having said that, she would not be a strong national candidate. She might be able to beat Trump anyway because he's such an atrocity and SO unpopular with the majority of the people. But I hope the Democrats will come up with a better national candidate.
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Ivytalk » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:07 pm

CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Yeah,
she's 30 IQ points higher than anybody with even a chance of getting elected in this country right now

:lol:

You might not like her
But she's pretty bright in comparison to most politicians


I dont dislike her - she seems relatively nice, even though she has an obvious fabulist streak

I also dont dislike Obama either - as Ive said before

But I think their politics are poisonous ... and what makes them dangerous is the fact that they ARE smart

I'd prefer an empathetic idiot in the White House at this stage of the game

Booker


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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby CID1990 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:16 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
Pwns wrote:But is the country is too bigoted to elect a 1/1024th Native American.


It's amazing how something totally incorrect like that 1/1024th thing has gotten embedded in the public consciousness. You have to just kind of throw up your hands though. No question conservative propagandists were able to establish a false narrative. See the article at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 58c4b06f77. A quote:

We are not trying to defend Warren’s decision to release the test, just to set the record straight about what the test shows. The media bungled the interpretation of the results — and then Warren’s opponents used the uninformed reporting to undermine the test results even further. We fell into this trap as well, and were too quick to send out a tweet (now deleted) that made an inaccurate comparison. We should have not relied on media reporting before tweeting.

Warren’s Native American DNA, as identified in the test, may not be large, but it’s wrong to say it’s as little as 1/1024th or that it’s less than the average European American. Three Pinocchios all around — including to our tweet.


Another quote that more accurately assesses the situation:

Remember we said that the Bustamante study said she had 10 times more than the individuals from Utah? That’s the relevant statistic, indicating that her claim to some Native American heritage is much stronger than most European Americans.


As I said long ago when the test stuff came up the DNA test results validated her claim. The DNA test results are consistent with her description of her family lore about Native American ancestry. That's the truth. But the truth doesn't matter in today's environment I guess.

Having said that, she would not be a strong national candidate. She might be able to beat Trump anyway because he's such an atrocity and SO unpopular with the majority of the people. But I hope the Democrats will come up with a better national candidate.


She claimed Cherokee heritage

She doesn't have it - not in a meaningful sense. Anyone who knows anything about the Nation knows that her claim to Cherokee heritage is spurious, and the fact that she even took the test proves it. As does her .0001 ml of Injun blood

I have more than that

She's a fabulist like Trump


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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Pwns » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:38 pm

And anyways, there was really no point in taking the time to bang out that blob of text because I was just mocking the inane "Is America ready for a ______ president" conversations and articles that always come up whenever a _____ is in the conversation.

Even though anyone paying attention knows there's more people that think we "need" a _____ president than people that won't vote for a ______.
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Baldy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:59 am

JohnStOnge wrote:
Pwns wrote:But is the country is too bigoted to elect a 1/1024th Native American.


It's amazing how something totally incorrect like that 1/1024th thing has gotten embedded in the public consciousness. You have to just kind of throw up your hands though. No question conservative propagandists were able to establish a false narrative. See the article at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 58c4b06f77. A quote:

We are not trying to defend Warren’s decision to release the test, just to set the record straight about what the test shows. The media bungled the interpretation of the results — and then Warren’s opponents used the uninformed reporting to undermine the test results even further. We fell into this trap as well, and were too quick to send out a tweet (now deleted) that made an inaccurate comparison. We should have not relied on media reporting before tweeting.

Warren’s Native American DNA, as identified in the test, may not be large, but it’s wrong to say it’s as little as 1/1024th or that it’s less than the average European American. Three Pinocchios all around — including to our tweet.


Another quote that more accurately assesses the situation:

Remember we said that the Bustamante study said she had 10 times more than the individuals from Utah? That’s the relevant statistic, indicating that her claim to some Native American heritage is much stronger than most European Americans.


As I said long ago when the test stuff came up the DNA test results validated her claim. The DNA test results are consistent with her description of her family lore about Native American ancestry. That's the truth. But the truth doesn't matter in today's environment I guess.

Having said that, she would not be a strong national candidate. She might be able to beat Trump anyway because he's such an atrocity and SO unpopular with the majority of the people. But I hope the Democrats will come up with a better national candidate.

The only consistency in her story is that, much like you, she has lied from the start.

Her parents did not elope, there was a wedding announcement in the local paper.
They did not get married by a Justice of the Peace, but by a Methodist minister.
Her grandparents didn't want her father to get married because they were worried he would drop out of college, not because he was marring a girl with a fraction of one percent of Injun blood.

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SeattleGriz wrote:Harris at Veep would be good. Fair or not to women, but she's an asshole and couldn't win Prez because of her assholeishness.



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translation: "..she's much smarter than me and I hate females like that. Which is most of them."


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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby CID1990 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:55 am

Ivytalk wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I dont dislike her - she seems relatively nice, even though she has an obvious fabulist streak

I also dont dislike Obama either - as Ive said before

But I think their politics are poisonous ... and what makes them dangerous is the fact that they ARE smart

I'd prefer an empathetic idiot in the White House at this stage of the game

Booker


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“Relatively nice”? Compared to whom? Maxine Waters? She’s an overachieving Okie bitch.


Well in the context of doing what she feels is her job as a politician, she’s a cvnt, yes

But that doesn’t really separate her from the rest of the congresscritters - she’s actually kind of vanilla in that regard

When I say nice, I get the impression that she’s an unremarkably pleasant person in everyday encounters
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby HI54UNI » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:20 am

Ivytalk wrote:Liz Warren forms exploratory committee. There’s a big surprise.


I have reservations about her running.
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:42 am

HI54UNI wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Liz Warren forms exploratory committee. There’s a big surprise.


I have reservations about her running.

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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby CID1990 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:05 pm

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Ivytalk wrote:Liz Warren forms exploratory committee. There’s a big surprise.


I have reservations about her running.


She'll have red

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Postby HI54UNI » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:16 pm

She's going to be 35 miles away. She needs to stop here if she's that close.


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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:17 pm

Baldy wrote:The only consistency in her story is that, much like you, she has lied from the start.

Her parents did not elope, there was a wedding announcement in the local paper.
They did not get married by a Justice of the Peace, but by a Methodist minister.
Her grandparents didn't want her father to get married because they were worried he would drop out of college, not because he was marring a girl with a fraction of one percent of Injun blood.


I have not lied about anything. And where did you get that take? From the Daily Wire? If so notice, for instance, that they quote her then make a big deal about her not being married by a Justice of the Peace. But she didn't say she was married by a Justice of the Peace. And they end up admitting that they don't know that she didn't elope.

If you look at the analysis by the Native American woman they cite it does not at all demonstrate that she was lying. It's a lot of speculation. Here is an example of the kind of thought process involved:

Every high school student that attended the debate was not mentioned but Pauline, Donald and Alyne were. Since we already know Pauline and Donald later married and that Alyne was their witness, it is not a stretch to assume these three were good friends while in high school and that both Donald and Alyne attended the debate to watch Pauline. It is also not a stretch to assume Donald and Pauline did not have to hide their relationship from his purportedly racist parents since his attendance at her debate was published in the newspaper.


"assume"...."assume"..."not a stretch" so on and so forth.

There is absolutely nothing out there which shows she lied about her parents eloping or their reasons for doing it.

This right wing echo chamber stuff has got to stop. If the right wants to win the battle of ideas it has to start dealing with the truth instead of with this kind of crap.
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Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:44 pm

Here's the deal with the state of the conservative movement right now:

It exists within an echo chamber whereby the truth doesn't matter. It's all about whether or not what's stated supports a particular conservative point of view. Like with this Warren thing right now the bottom line from FactCheck.org is this:

Warren has released a report of a DNA test that claims to “strongly support” her statement that she has Native American ancestry, and no one has proved that she was ever hired because of her racial background.


So then conservatives will say "FACTCHECK.ORG is liberal!"

So you can go to something like mediabiasfactcheck and see that Factcheck.org is rated as "least biased" with a "very high" accuracy rating. See https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/factcheck/.

But then, since it doesn't comport with the pre-existing wish for conservatives to believe what they want to believe, you get "Media Bias Fact check is liberal!" And on an on. It doesn't matter what you come up with. Conservatives start off nowadays determined to believe what they want to believe and facts be damned.

It's a bad situation. And I say that as a conservative trying to get my fellow conservatives to snap out of it.
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