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Elephants and Jackasses...

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by Nettdata, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Kampf Trinker

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    It will get messy for awhile, but yeah, people are just going to make more and more crap as automation goes up. If history has taught us anything it's that people will never stop buying more shit, no matter how much money they have.
     
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    .......then, skynet smiles.
     
  3. Kampf Trinker

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    So with a contested convention becoming increasingly likely, what are the chances Sanders wins the most delegates, but not a majority and the party decides to nominate someone else? I tend to think they wouldn't, but a lot of them really hate him.
     
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    Three weeks ago, I would have expected a contested convention to end with a Biden/Buttigieg ticket. Now I don't know, because the moderate candidates have become a collective dumpster fire.

    The real wild card is that the convention doesn't have to pick one of the candidates that are running. They could end up trying to draft someone like Sherrod Brown or Eric Holder. Hell, Hillary could even jump in at the last minute if it looks like a contested convention. It would be a terrible idea, but the DNC isn't a stranger to terrible ideas.
     
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    I don't know that I would necessarily say that about Klobuchar, but Biden's campaign has been so fucking terrible. Ok Joe, we get it, you are such a better person than Trump. Nobody fucking cares. At some point your campaign needs a stronger message than pushing back against imaginary racism. A few people will lap it up, but for the general public this stupid shit does not top the list of concerns. Biden has made it clear he learned absolutely nothing from Hillary's failure. It was all she talked about, and now it's all he talks about. Trump bad. Trump so bad. Trump so racist. Hate crimes everywhere! Ugh. If you go to his website he actually has stuff on there, but I never see him address it in speeches. Say what you will about the other candidates, at least they are talking about actual issues. I think Biden is just too old and borderline senile to realize that what the media cares about and what the public cares about hasn't been the same thing for a long time.
     
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    They have to stay on this message, because there is nothing else that is unifying the Democratic Party at this point. Every time any of them make a speech, it’s angry at Trump first, policies second. And I would argue Bernie is not really talking about issues at all, his policy ideas are essentially silly platitudes. The only ones that focused on policies were Yang and Gabbard. Klobuchar seems decent, but I don’t know how long her momentum holds up. She seems reasonable and likable, but that doesn’t usually bode well for Democratic candidates.
     
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    It bodes better than being an insufferable bitch. So there's that.

    What might really hurt her is that she didn't just go against every republican proposal and nominee by default. We know how much voters on both sides hate anyone not just there to kick and scream like a crazy person. Unacceptable!
     
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    Do any of y'all get the impression that Biden doesn't really want to run, but is being forced to?

    He's been in politics a long time, I'm sure they have dirt on him.

    "Alright, Joe, just go up there, say what we tell you to, and we'll make it sweet for you. If you don't, __________ comes out."

    He really seems like he'd rather be doing something else.
     
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    Same, Dixie, dude does not seem genuinely engaged.

    It could also just be age catching up with him. How many narratives can one dude memorize in 50 years of politics?
     
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    It would explain a lot. Gee, you're against nazis Joe? What a great position to have... in 1942.

    Or he just wanted to get the 15 million dollars in 'speaking fees' so he can move on to a comfortable retirement.
     
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    In nearly all of the clips I’ve seen/heard of Biden, the crowd sounds like a salesperson who has to stay in the conversation so that they can get the sale. That’s just my take on it.
     
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    Or, OR, the DNC doesn't want him to be president!

    Let me put on my tinfoil hat for a moment.

    It's no secret that the DNC doesn't want Bernie to get the nomination.

    However, most of the other candidates don't look like they can beat him.

    So they push Biden to run, and when they pick him as the winner, they pair him up with some lackey who will do whatever they say as VP.

    Then, after Biden gets elected, he steps down for "medical reasons."

    Bam, we get the DNC's ultimate pick.

    Or maybe he just sucks at campaigning, what do I know?
     
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    Looks like the Dens flipped on Biden and is pushing Bloomberg as the man who can beat Trump. Either way, they're fucking Bernie over. Again. It's almost like they know Bernie would get demolished by Trump (That's my opinion anyways)
     
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    Biden/Clinton 2020
     
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    Whenever they want, the Clintons could just send their “asset”, known primarily as “Mr. Smith”, to pay Bernie a visit to help give the DNC the sycophant company whore they want for every primary.
     
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    no need. The dude is what, 95?
     
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    So, open corruption at the DOJ, eh? Who else isn't surprised?
     
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    LOL Bloomberg. Did you honestly think directly ordering cops to target minorities over five million times wouldn’t come back to haunt you? Fuck off and stop syphoning votes, you’re useless.
     
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    Has it not always been corrupt? Again I say......you get the justice that you can afford. Here it was political currency, but cash works, too.
     
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    Or saying that the reason the financial crisis happened was because the banks issued loans to black people. I can’t believe he is now being pushed as the front runner. Bernie is going to get screwed over again.