2020 Presidential Election: let the jockeying commence

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by ProdigalHorn, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    That was sad really. Surely even Joe cringed.
     
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  2. 4th_floor

    4th_floor From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.

    I think it's good to have high quality people from the other side. Chris Wallace certainly fits that description. Shemp Smith and Donna Brazile come no where close to fitting.
     
  3. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    It wouldn't shock me if she doesn't particularly want him to win. At their age, the workload and stress would be pretty rough. She's probably enjoying the easy life. And regardless of his politics, I feel sorry for the Biden family. They've been through hell and through no fault of their own.
     
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  4. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    One might say karma.
     
  5. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    There are many reports of shady dealing with the Bidens benefitting from his VP status. Even some in his own party calling him out for it.
     
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  6. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    IDT that is entirely correct.
     
  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I would like to see your rule applied across the board. Not just cable news, but network news, Public Broadcasting and newspapers too -- the NYT, WAPO, LAT and HouChron collectively, would be good places to start. But I would not stop there., I would like to see your rule applied to network shows, cable shows, pay cable shows, Hollywood films, documentaries, the music industry, the art world and even sports broadcasting. And then I would take your rule and aim it across the pond to the BBC. Good rule. Let's work to make it happen.
     
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  8. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Just me thinking out loud but I do not believe this ‘benefitting’ to be exclusive to any politician these days, regardless of stripes. Cynicism is deeply ingrained.
     
  9. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    of course you are right Nash but the level of dealing Biden was able to wheel as VP is in a higher league .
     
  10. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    The ‘league’ grows over time along with the power, ie., governmental position. It’s another reason I’m a fan of term limits. The power corruption only grows stronger with time.
     
  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I'm just referring to him losing his wife in a car accident and losing his relatively young son to cancer. That stuff sucks, and it isn't his fault. His political troubles are his fault and/or the fault of his party.
     
  12. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Dems doing fundraising in Mexico!?!

     
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  13. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    I wonder why the Dems think ex pats would support Dems?
     
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The people who self-style themselves as "progressive" are the same people who perpetuate these destructive double-standards. There is nothing progressive about that.
     
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  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Because they generally do. Most expats have very globalist perspectives. Furthermore, they're influenced by foreign media, which is even more leftist than the American media. (Seriously, the New York Times would be a center-right paper in Europe.) I see the same thing over here. The military personnel are mostly conservative. However, the civilian component which tends to be long-term expats (like us) are overwhelmingly Democratic. Even those who start as conservatives usually move left. Only those of us with very strong beliefs remain on the Right.
     
  16. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    MrD
    Thanks.I never considered the things you brought up. I mostly thought Ex Pats were people who did not want to pay all the taxes and wanted to live better cheaper.
     
  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    It's going to be gaffe-a-palooza

     
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  18. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Bless his heart.
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  20. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    It's okay. I'm sure the media grilled him over that "gaffe". Certainly they wouldn't just let that go.
     
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  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  22. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts



    Y’all know she’s heading this way.
     
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  23. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Some of them are, but plenty are not. Furthermore, I think most people nowadays vote according to cultural identity than what's good for their pocketbook. That's why you can have cities packed with rich people who would vote for Elizabeth Warren (who is mostly bad for their pocketbook) over Trump (who is mostly good). Urban culture identifies with Democrats, and most expats are culturally urban.
     
  24. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    There's Elizabeth Warren out inciting violence telling her base to go out and fight. Quite frankly it sounds like shes supporting some kind of civil war and there's LH suggesting shes coming here to do it. That's pretty racist considering the high number of Hispanics and Mexicans living here. Hate Speech!

    :shrug:
     
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  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Bring it on, *******!
    lol
     
  26. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    The words "persist" and "revolution" can be described as dog-whistles for ANTIFA and other street activists and haters. They use the term dog-whistle when they can't prove racism exists in a given comment.
     
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  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  28. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Biden keeps hanging in there in the polls. I can't figure it out. Plus, he's not angry enough for today's Dems. They want somebody that's angry and is gonna take this country by the balls and squeeze.
     
  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Just cast a gaze at the rest of the field. Some of them are so off the plantation, that they are scaring the bulk of Dem voters. Which is saying a lot. Biden is their comfort dog.
     
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  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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