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On foreign policy the Trump administration is a mixed bag IMO. In some ways he's actually done some things I've been surprised by, like talks with the Taliban etc, and just generally his rhetoric about exiting the wars everyone hates, but in other ways it's just same shit different day, like some of the destabilization campaign stuff in Venezuela, and the overall relationship with Israel and Saudi Arabia, etc

It's an interesting aspect of his presidency, though...I think if Clinton were to be elected in 2016 we'd be in a war by now. She definitely was going to perpetuate the imperial presidency of Bush and Obama. There were times over the past 4 years when I thought that Trump was for sure going to get us into a needless conflict but so far it hasn't materialized.
 

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LOL those pesky Russian pranksters got Sanders (by impersonating Greta):

 

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LOL those pesky Russian pranksters got Sanders (by impersonating Greta):

isnt it nice to hear a private conversation of a presidential candidate and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it? He's the same guy on that phone call as he is in public. No locker room talk , no soliciting foreign powers to investigate political opponents...so refreshing.
 

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isnt it nice to hear a private conversation of a presidential candidate and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it? He's the same guy on that phone call as he is in public. No locker room talk , no soliciting foreign powers to investigate political opponents...so refreshing.
That's all well and good but he's completely full of shit with no inclination to give details for his outlandish promises. He has consistently voted pro-war and flip-flopped majorly on issues to pander to radicals.

Also he is literally accepting the help of a foreign political activist to influence the US presidential election during this phonecall...
 

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isnt it nice to hear a private conversation of a presidential candidate and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it? He's the same guy on that phone call as he is in public. No locker room talk , no soliciting foreign powers to investigate political opponents...so refreshing.
Nice reach. One has to consider the point of the phone call and who is involved, so you're trying to compare apples and zucchini.
 

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Trump would try to walk in on Greta getting dressed, as Mr. Locker Room spoke of before regarding Miss Teen whatever.
Oh yeah and the Access Hollywood bus was a great peek into that brain, such as it is.
 

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The mental gymnastics and projection to avoid facing the hypocrisy is real.

You either have to admit this is also wrong, or admit that the attacks against Trump were baseless.
 

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The mental gymnastics and projection to avoid facing the hypocrisy is real.

You either have to admit this is also wrong, or admit that the attacks against Trump were baseless.
i noticed you didn't answer my questions
 

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i noticed you didn't answer my questions
Because your questions are based on a false premise and are not relevant to reality. You can't cover up hypocrisy by asking questions like that.

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So America's election choices seem to be narrowed to the following:

An elderly millionaire Jewish communist
An elderly billionaire Jewish capitalist
An elderly billionaire who calls himself the King of Israel.
 

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Word on the street is that Bloomberg plans on attacking primarily Bernie tonight.
 

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I have to say, I'm getting saturated with Bloomberg ads (mostly on the radio with my hour commute each way), and I think they are pretty effective. For one, I'm not hearing much about anyone else. For two, they are clean, polished, and generally not attacking anyone directly (only Trump, and mostly without direct reference) - the message is more about building an achievable (yet vague) promise, which is what most Dems have lacked to date.

One thing that stood out to me was the back burner media commentary about how Obama won't come out and endorse anyone. ANYONE. And yet, there was a 30-60sec commercial for Bloomberg that was 95% Obama speaking, praising Bloomberg on accomplishments and being the right kind of guy while working as mayor of NYC. Obama isn't endorsing him, these are quotes from the past, which presumably are fair game to use in promotional commercials and Obama can't deny them. It comes off wholly sounding like Obama is endorsing Bloomberg today for President.
 
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Getting to the point ...
From the earlier article I posted about a lifelong Dem walking away, and her impression of a Dem convention in NH vs a Trump convention there:

I had attended an event with all the Democratic contenders just two days prior in exactly the same arena, and the contrast was stark. First, Trump completely filled the arena all the way up to the top. Even with every major Democratic candidate in attendance the other night, and the campaigns giving away free tickets, the Democrats did not do that. With Trump, every single person was unified around a singular goal. With the Democrats, the audience booed over candidates they didn’t like and got into literal shouting matches with each other. With Trump, there was a genuinely optimistic view of the future. With the Democrats, it was doom and gloom. With Trump, there was a genuine feeling of pride of being an American. With the Democrats, they emphasized that the country was a racist place from top to bottom.
So, the narrative has been Trump rallies are dangerous, if you aren't part of the deplorable mob you are putting yourself at risk. Meanwhile, Dems have made a tradition of somehow dancing on the line of 'inclusiveness' while constantly striving to label everyone so that label can be included (paradoxical to a bit). The point being, the party of 'acceptance' was a safer environment than the redneck hillbillies at a rally for the divisive and racist Trump. With that in mind, riddle me this, Batman - where are all the violent acts at Trump events? And meanwhile, at a Bernie rally:

‘A lot of white liberals are racist’: Black Guns Matter founder defends supporter attacked at Sanders rally << Right leaning source

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Brawl breaks out at Bernie Sanders rally over ‘Black Guns Matter’ shirt << Left leaning source

It's somewhat fuzzy who initiated the violence, the white guy or the BlackGunsMatter guy. Each article leans a direction and paints the other as the instigator. Nobody is pointing out the undeniable fact that there was violence at a Bernie rally by Bernie supporters upon one another. Insanity.
 

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Bloomberg camp's "dire" warning: Sanders soon unstoppable


Key takeaways
  • As the race stands today, Sanders is poised to leave Super Tuesday with an over-400 delegate lead versus his next closest competitor (MRB) - a likely insurmountable advantage
  • MRB is the clear #2 in the race based on vote share
  • Biden and Warren have crumbled: their support has markedly declined since Iowa and they show no signs of revival
  • Buttigieg has stagnated: he saw a small boost after Iowa but has been unable to sustain a level of support that makes him delegate-viable on Super Tuesday
  • If Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar remain in the race despite having no path to appreciably collecting delegates on Super Tuesday (and beyond), they will propel Sanders to a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead by siphoning votes away from MRB
Mike making it a 'Me or Bernie, and you don't want Bernie!"
 

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Getting to the point ...
I'm still expecting the DNC to kick Bernie to the curb before long. If that happens (again), will he finally go independent? Would he still try to get on the ballot as independent this year? Is that even possible? Would he try for 2024 as an independent?

Would it rip the Socialist following out from the Dem base as they follow Bernie? How much support does he really have, and how much of that goes with him if he's out of the Dem party?
 
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