Confessions of a Lukewarm Democrat

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Crockett, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    Deez ... you're on a roll today, good sir.

    Of course, that's because I've said this very thing! LOL

    "it'll be like 2008, vote for Obama or you're a racist"

    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^

    Although, unless ALL we get out of Trump is the Tweet monster (and that won't happen), I'm not real sure of Mayor Pete's being the nominee, let alone POTUS. The Clinton machine isn't dead yet (not necessarily her, but an institutional white dude democrat)
     
  2. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    The institutional white dude democrat would be OK with Mayor Pete, Joe Biden, or Amy Klobuchar. He wouldn't be OK with Crazy Bernie or Elizabeth Warren.
     
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  3. 4th_floor

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

    This is how the left leadership gets the sheep to hate.
     
  4. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    I mean, in that field, you're not wrong. It's like when the TE looks svelte when he's hanging with the OL.
     
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  5. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Sadly for you and yours, SOTU Trump is a mirage. All he is s/p impeachment is Tweet monster Trump and a new version of Trump that is obviously going to punish those against him with extreme prejudice, pardon those criminals who've been convicted who are on his team; and publicly prod and pester all public parties like prosecutors, judges, etc. Good luck wit h that version.
     
  6. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Elections have consequences. Just ask Obama.
     
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  7. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    And yet most likely the public isn't going to care about that, because your party pushes lunacy. It's a shame. All they had to do is not be crazy. Instead, it's either Trump or letting the monkeys and elephants out of their cages.
     
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  8. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Bringing democrat corruption to the light of day is not intervening. I'm glad Trump is doing it. On top of that Trump trolling them makes them show their true selves to the public which is paying dividends.
     
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  9. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    You're not wrong. If Klobechar comes out it could be interesting. Pete/Warren/Sanders are probably losers.
     
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  10. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Generally agree, but I think Pete at least has a chance.
     
  11. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Pete will not get the minority vote. There's some significant homophobic stuff there historically. And, he's not got a positive history with minorities to build on. He's got a negative history to dig out of.
     
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  12. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

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  13. ShAArk92

    ShAArk92 1,000+ Posts

    sorry .... I meant the candidate was an institutional white dude democrat.

    Not necessarily the democrat voter.
     
  14. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Spot on Barry. The Dems need Bloomberg or Klobuchar to have any chance.
     
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  15. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Pete has no chance. He isn’t a popular mayor of a small town - largely due to racial issues. So he won’t motivate the minority vote and he will have a hard time overcoming having a husband. Right or wrong, them the facts.
     
  16. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I'm just not so sure. He reminds me a little of Beta. Like him, after the nomination is secured, he'll get universally positive media coverage. They will absolutely gush over him, and there will be no scrutiny of him or anything he says at all. Whatever racial controversies he had as mayor will be swept under the rug.

    Do I think he'll get Obama-level black support? No. Black voters will never back a gay white dude like they'll back a black guy. However, I could see Pete rallying suburban women and younger voters much like Beta did, and like Beta, he's very slick and very good at mouthing platitudes in an inspirational but meaningless way that gets dumb suburban women and gullible young voters very excited even if he's gay.
     
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  17. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Kinda like his husband does?
     
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  18. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    And you wonder why I assume you the nastiest person here. Lol.
     
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  19. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Being gay will be an advantage with middle to upper class whites and suburbanites. No one cares anymore other than to celebrate it.
     
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  20. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Mona
    You think that segment will vote for Pete because he is gay and not look at his stand on issues? Like with the vote for Obama?
     
  21. 4th_floor

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

    The media will do their best. With any typical GOP candidate, it would be very effective. Trump, with his Twitter, will prevent it from happening. How can you bash Trump for his Twitter lies without publishing the tweets? The media hate Trump so much they won't be able to control themselves.
     
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  22. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Look at issues? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
     
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  23. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Most voters don't really look at issues. They say they do, but they don't. They find the candidate they think relates to them and makes them feel good, and then they cherry-pick issues to reinforce a decision they've already made.
     
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  24. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Sorry guys. I missed the memo! Turns out Mr Biden is a helluva good guy. Good oral hygenie, warm, appropriately affectionate and the gaffes are just an act to seem like a regular guy.
     
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  25. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    He does have great oral hygiene. I remembered that about him from the 2012 debate. His teeth are super white.

    Honestly, I'm not a fan of that. Nothing wrong with getting your teeth cleaned and whitened to a point, but it is possible to go to far. Teeth are supposed to be white but not ultrabright white. When people go too far with it, teeth look fake or painted.
     
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  26. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Those aren’t his teeth, ladies.

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  27. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Like that isn't his hair. At least it isn't hair that originally grew on his head.
     
  28. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    And thus the nickname Rush has used for a long time: Plugs Biden.
     
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