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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:50 am

horsefeathers, Bloomberg is really jacking up this race. He’s going to take enough delegates to make this tough for anyone to get to 1991
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:35 am

Biden looking good in Minnesota.

Things are not looking good for Sanders.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:43 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Biden looking good in Minnesota.

Things are not looking good for Sanders.


If Bloomberg wasn’t in there, Biden would be burying Sanders tonight.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:49 am

Biden also looking strong in Massachusetts. Definitely a late breaking theme going for Biden as he's been stronger in states with less early voting.
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Postby NOLA » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:02 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Biden also looking strong in Massachusetts. Definitely a late breaking theme going for Biden as he's been stronger in states with less early voting.

Exit polls from the states are showing a big percentage of voters decided in the last 72 hours.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Tim » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:05 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:[*]
Tim wrote:Just to be clear...the people that were arguing that whoever has a plurality of delegates should automatically be the nominee still feel that way with Biden now forecast for that lead, correct?

Yes, duh.

The real question is what the "not necessarily" crowd has to say haha.

Oh, I still say not necessarily for the exact reasons I listed earlier.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:39 am

Regular Show wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1235015051314114561


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Brian » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:41 am

500 million to win a territory, should have just bought American Samoa and named himself President there
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby d_money » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:46 am

The_Achiever wrote:
Derwood wrote:
WrigleyField 22 wrote:Well this is the most obvious answer ever.

AOC.


She’ll still be too you g in 2024, I believe.


2028 feels like the sweet spot to get a real progressive in the WH, and I think it'll be AOC. Millenials will be 29-48 by then, and I imagine their demo will be heavily polarized with the DEMSOC on one side and Trump-style horsefeathers on the other. Bernie may not get it done but he's done so much as far as making room for a true progressive at the table.

Omar’s gotta be considered for the next wave as well.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sank888 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:49 am

Wtf happened to sanders in Minnesota? He crushed Hillary there in 2016.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:51 am

Sank888 wrote:Wtf happened to sanders in Minnesota? He crushed Hillary there in 2016.

Being a caucus probably helped.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Regular Show » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:57 am

Brian wrote:500 million to win a territory, should have just bought American Samoa and named himself President there


Lol... That comment made me laugh, but also made me wonder with $60 billion in the bank he could legit buy a small island nation right?

Just go full Bond villain and embrace it, Bloomberg.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby UK » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:10 am

Sanders wins CA. Texas is too close to call. Like Clinton, if Biden wins and doesn't select Sanders as his running-mate; it will be much more likely that he will have a similar outcome as Clinton did.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:16 am

UK wrote:Sanders wins CA. Texas is too close to call. Like Clinton, if Biden wins and doesn't select Sanders as his running-mate; it will be much more likely that he will have a similar outcome as Clinton did.

No please to two old white men.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:17 am

UK wrote:Sanders wins CA. Texas is too close to call. Like Clinton, if Biden wins and doesn't select Sanders as his running-mate; it will be much more likely that he will have a similar outcome as Clinton did.

I think I'm co-Bernie Bro in chief here, and if Biden is the nominee, I'm not sure that's Biden's best play. Maybe, tho.

Also, close but no cigar on that semicolon there.
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Postby UK » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:18 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
UK wrote:Sanders wins CA. Texas is too close to call. Like Clinton, if Biden wins and doesn't select Sanders as his running-mate; it will be much more likely that he will have a similar outcome as Clinton did.

No please to two old white men.


The combo of political demographics >>>>> gender, age, and/or race demographics as far as beating Trump.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:24 am

UK wrote:
WrigleyField 22 wrote:
UK wrote:Sanders wins CA. Texas is too close to call. Like Clinton, if Biden wins and doesn't select Sanders as his running-mate; it will be much more likely that he will have a similar outcome as Clinton did.

No please to two old white men.


The combo of political demographics >>>>> gender, age, and/or race demographics as far as beating Trump.

What about when covid-19 kills them both?
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Regular Show » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:45 am

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
UK wrote:Sanders wins CA. Texas is too close to call. Like Clinton, if Biden wins and doesn't select Sanders as his running-mate; it will be much more likely that he will have a similar outcome as Clinton did.

I think I'm co-Bernie Bro in chief here, and if Biden is the nominee, I'm not sure that's Biden's best play. Maybe, tho.

Also, close but no cigar on that semicolon there.


Am I the other Bernie Bro here? Damn, I didn't even realize I was part of the problem...

That scenario above is never happening lol. There is no way Biden chooses Bernie as his running mate (not a chance).
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sank888 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:01 am

Did Tulsi seriously qualify for the next debate? She will eviscerate poor Joe. They can’t let her up there.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:39 am

Sank888 wrote:Did Tulsi seriously qualify for the next debate? She will eviscerate poor Joe. They can’t let her up there.

Eh, they can set new rules/thresholds. Sure Gabbard will attack them for it but who cares.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The_Achiever » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:03 am

Bernie Bro checking in.

Disappointing night. Joe Biden is Teflon like trump, the olds get out and vote for him no matter what comes out of his mouth. People on Twitter are melting down that Biden will lose to trump but I think it’s just sour grapes at this point. I don’t like it either but I think he’s going to be the next potus (and a bad one at that).

Definitely sets back the progressive movement. It will be good to be rid of trump I guess. The next 9 months should be pretty crazy though.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:01 am



nailed it, hugh.
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Postby Regular Show » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:25 pm



What a depressing night...

I know Tim isn't the biggest fan of Bernie and probably others here as well, but do you really want to be on Team Biden? The guy who can't remember names, facts, laws, conversations, dates, etc.

This is your ride-or-die candidate? The guy who makes blunders and gaffes all the horsefeathering time now. The guy that thinks he can still work with people across the aisle and get things done? How often is Hunter Biden and Burisma and all that dumb horsefeathers going to be brought up with him leading the ticket?

This is a disaster if he gets the nomination. I said I would vote third-party if somehow horsefeathering Bloomberg got the nomination and the DNC denied Bernie at the convention. If Biden got the nomination over Bernie, I would be Team Unity all the way and begrudgingly vote for Joe (just like I voted for Hillary in 2016).

But I would be nervous AF and worried 2016 is just going to repeat itself with such a crappy candidate that inspires so little inspiration and enthusiasm among our base.
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