2020 Presidential Election

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by Quann » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:17 am

McKinney wrote:
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Trump thinks of himself as a "wartime president" against COVID-19. Combine that with being the incumbent plus an anemic choice from Team Blue and we have a pretty bleak and sickening picture for November. :oops:

Am I being ageist in saying all of these candidates should have retired more than a decade ago?
No you are right on. Pathetic state of affairs in politics nowadays. Republicans and Democrats as parties both are horrible in my opinion. They're both working for the corporate donors and that is all. I am in no way aligned with Bernie's politics at all but at least he is fighting for actual people and cannot be bought by the corporations. I respect the hell out of him for that.

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by e_parade » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:35 pm

Quann wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:17 am
McKinney wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:27 pm
Trump thinks of himself as a "wartime president" against COVID-19. Combine that with being the incumbent plus an anemic choice from Team Blue and we have a pretty bleak and sickening picture for November. :oops:

Am I being ageist in saying all of these candidates should have retired more than a decade ago?
No you are right on. Pathetic state of affairs in politics nowadays. Republicans and Democrats as parties both are horrible in my opinion. They're both working for the corporate donors and that is all. I am in no way aligned with Bernie's politics at all but at least he is fighting for actual people and cannot be bought by the corporations. I respect the hell out of him for that.
What I've heard the most for people who don't actually agree with, but still respect Bernie are statements like yours and also about how he hasn't really changed his message the entire time he's been around.

But yeah, SNL had a great statement a few weeks back when they were doing one of their Dem Debate skits when they had their Mayor Pete say "I'm the only one who can win!" to be questioned with "they're polling better!" only to get the response of "No, I'm the only one who can win against the virus!"

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by harbo » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:18 pm

So I'm watching today's COVID-19 briefing and was pretty impressed by the presentations. Doctors Birx and Fauci seemed genuinely energized by the ability to actually discuss scientific facts, presenting many of the charts that are readily available throughout the interwebs (the charts with sobering numbers, but also those that offer the varying ways we can move forward). Sadly, much of this information is likely being ignored by large numbers of the populace, but at least the presenters tried to get the word out. The Vice President offered a decent presentation and even limited his mention of the President to only about seventeen instances in his four minutes.
But then comes time for questions from the reporters. A couple of questions in, a reporter asks a question (I don't remember the question) and the President says something to the effect of "who are you, I don't know you". The reporter mentions he's (may have been a she) from a Boston paper and the President gives him the hairy eyeball and mutters some derogatory comment under his breath. I never heard the answer (if there was one), as I immediately hit the 'OFF" button on my remote. Grossly disappointing.

I guess my question is, am I asking too much to expect a World Leader to not act like a 15-year-old?

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by DEM » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:21 pm

e_parade wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Quann wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:17 am
No you are right on. Pathetic state of affairs in politics nowadays. Republicans and Democrats as parties both are horrible in my opinion. They're both working for the corporate donors and that is all. I am in no way aligned with Bernie's politics at all but at least he is fighting for actual people and cannot be bought by the corporations. I respect the hell out of him for that.
What I've heard the most for people who don't actually agree with, but still respect Bernie are statements like yours and also about how he hasn't really changed his message the entire time he's been around.
Bernie would be a formidable opponent against Trump in the general (much more so than Biden in my opinion) for that reason, but it's that same reason that someone like him will always have a difficult time making it out of the democratic primary. The DNC and the rest of the democratic establishment apparatus will always fight tooth and nail to prevent such a person that threatens their corporate existence from taking the helm.

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by Quann » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:45 pm

What are the chances that Biden gets replaced before the convention? He is getting worse by the day as candidate and this is after watching the daily nonsensical ramblings of the big orange bully goon.

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by e_parade » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:03 pm

Quann wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:45 pm
What are the chances that Biden gets replaced before the convention? He is getting worse by the day as candidate and this is after watching the daily nonsensical ramblings of the big orange bully goon.
Unless he gets incredibly ill, the chances of that are almost 0.

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by econalum » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:37 pm

To me, the more interesting question is who he will pick as VP running mate. A number of governors or senators are possibilities.
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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by inthescoop » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:44 am

My guess is Kamala Harris.

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Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Post by KahunaK » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:48 pm

Every November election should be a holiday!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/12/politics ... index.html

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