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2020 US Presidential Election


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So let's recap.

 

  • Oprah
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Kanye West
  • Kid Rock

 

.... are potentially about to be our new senators, representatives, and possibly even president. I'm fairly certain none of these jokers even have any political experience; they're just good at fostering cults of personality. Which is probably the last trait you'd want a leader to have— but the cult of personality is literally what defines a celebrity.


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What's funny is that is exactly what Trump was and look how he turned out...

 

Lets choose Bernie or Warren or someone else with some experience.



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What's funny is that is exactly what Trump was and look how he turned out...

 

Lets choose Bernie or Warren or someone else with some experience.

I agree! Austin Petersen 2020!



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^ Dude, if we could only get the likes of Bernie Sanders and Austin Petersen to be the premier candidates, I'd be so happy. But that's not going to happen. The Right's too drunk on their own success to try to force anyone but Trump and his crony authoritarians, and the Left doesn't seem to be learning its lesson to choose anyone but the corporate Dem whores.


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^ Dude, if we could only get the likes of Bernie Sanders and Austin Petersen to be the premier candidates, I'd be so happy. But that's not going to happen. The Right's too drunk on their own success to try to force anyone but Trump and his crony authoritarians, and the Left doesn't seem to be learning its lesson to choose anyone but the corporate Dem whores.

Wait, you like Petersen?

 

Sadly he declined to run in 2020. Unless he changes his mind again: Trump 2020, Petersen 2024 & 28. That would accomplish great things.



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Right now I'd get down on my hands and knees and crawl through lava to vote for a man like Obama. Sorry, but I want America to fight for human rights again.



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And that is from a man that use to attack him, attack his economy in his first term, voted for Bush, McCain and Romney.



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Clinton Donors Have Picked Their 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee

 

http://www.msn.com/e...=ob-fb-enus-280

 

 

Introduction:

 

Since Hillary Clinton’s unexpected loss to Donald Trump, her donors have strategized with Democratic leadership about how to revive the failing party. Billionaire George Soros held a closed door conference with wealthy donors in November 2016 that addressed how to “take back power” and was attended by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. On the weekend of Trump’s inauguration, David Brock hosted a retreat for the most prolific Democratic donors to figure out how to “kick Donald Trump’s a--.” On July 15, Page Six reported that Sen. Kamala Harris, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, met with top Clinton donors in the Hamptons. Many figures in Clinton’s inner circle attended, including Clinton’s 2008 Campaign National Finance co-Chair Michael Kempner, donors Dennis Mehiel and Steven Gambrel, and Democratic National Committeeman Robert Zimmerman. Harris also attended a separate luncheon hosted by one of Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, Liz Robbins.

Harris’ meetings with Clinton’s donors signal that they are rallying behind her as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Harris has emerged as a leading figure in the Trump Resistance; Politico reported that the hearings regarding Trump’s connections to Russia have enabled the Democratic Party to frame her as Trump’s most aggressive critic. In response to one of the hearings she was involved in, she launched the slogan “courage not courtesy.” However, despite this catchy slogan, Harris has historically lacked the courage to hold her donors accountable when they have broken the law.
 


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Is Elizabeth Warren Tightening Her Grip on the Democratic Party?

 

http://www.motherjon...mocratic-party/

 

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When Vox‘s Jeff Stein reported late last week that Democrats had, at long last, unified around a message for 2018—”A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages”—the immediate reaction was almost universal mockery. “The Democrats’ new message shows they’ve learned nothing from the 2016 campaign,” thundered Mic. The Washington Free Beacon (and seemingly everyone else) noted that the second half of the slogan sounded suspiciously like the Papa John’s motto: “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza, Papa John’s.”

Congressional Democrats have made good punching bags over the last seven months because they’ve been largely powerless to stop President Donald Trump’s bumbling agenda, but slogans are mostly trivia; what matters is what the Democrats plan to do. And on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled the economic agenda his party aims to run on next year. While much of what he is promising is not exactly new (even the ill-fated Clinton–Kaine expedition ran on a promise of better skills, jobs, and wages), Schumer’s message is strikingly aggressive in one key area: drawing a direct line between the struggles of the working class and the increasingly monopolistic growth of the country largest corporations:

 

Right now, there is nothing to stop vulture capitalists from egregiously raising the price of lifesaving drugs without justification. We’re going to fight for rules to stop prescription drug price gouging and demand that drug companies justify price increases to the public. And we’re going to push for empowering Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for older Americans.

 

Right now our antitrust laws are designed to allow huge corporations to merge, padding the pockets of investors but sending costs skyrocketing for everything from cable bills and airline tickets to food and health care. We are going to fight to allow regulators to break up big companies if they’re hurting consumers and to make it harder for companies to merge if it reduces competition.

 

Did you hear that? That’s the sound of Elizabeth Warren tightening her grip on the Democratic Party.


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John who?  Well, I suppose he does have a long  time to work on that name recognition thing.

 

 

Maryland Democrat Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

 

http://www.msn.com/e...ID=ansmsnnews11

 

Introduction:

 

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) announced on Friday that he will run for the White House in 2020.

 

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Delaney said he would not seek reelection to the House in 2018 and laid out his agenda.

Delaney called for an infrastructure overhaul, tax reform and increased investment in science and research.

 

"My focus is on preparing our country for the future. Technological innovation, automation and globalization are the most powerful forces in the world today," he wrote. "These forces have been enormously positive; they will continue to make life better, enhance productivity, solve some of the world's most difficult problems and open societies."

 

"Sadly, these forces will also eliminate certain jobs and require workers to learn new skills more quickly," he continued. "They will create security risks and strain our resources."


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In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it

 

https://www.washingt...m=.c5c82d66e6bb



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Nine years ago, the election was won on dreams and hopes.

Five years ago, the election was won on complacency.

Last year, the election was won on anger.

In three years, which emotion will decide the winner?
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In three years, fear will decide the winner.

 

Whosoever appeals the most to the ailing American pack's need for safety shall become the next President.

 

It will not be Pence...


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Desperation ^

 

on both sides


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Republican Kasich, Democrat Hickenlooper mull joint White House run

Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have discussed the idea of a joint run for the White House in 2020, Axios and CNN reported on Friday.
Citing an unidentified source, CNN said the discussions were not at an organizational level for a bid, which would challenge Republican President Donald Trump’s expected re-election campaign and complicate Democratic efforts to regain the White House.
“What they are trying to show the country is that honorable people can disagree, but you can still problem solve together,” it quoted the source as saying.


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Republican Kasich, Democrat Hickenlooper mull joint White House run

Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have discussed the idea of a joint run for the White House in 2020, Axios and CNN reported on Friday.
Citing an unidentified source, CNN said the discussions were not at an organizational level for a bid, which would challenge Republican President Donald Trump’s expected re-election campaign and complicate Democratic efforts to regain the White House.
“What they are trying to show the country is that honorable people can disagree, but you can still problem solve together,” it quoted the source as saying.

 

 

I don't have a problem with this if they both run for nominations from there respective parties.  They could then promise that they will name the other as their Vice Presidential nominee should they win the nomination.  A Third Party effort would just be self-defeating.  The moderates would simply split the votes among themselves leaving a radical (like Trump) to win (re)-election.  That would be especially bad if Kasich again fails to win the Republican nomination.


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Obama Team’s 2020 Signals Spark Chatter Among Democrats

 

http://www.msn.com/e...=ob-fb-enus-280

 

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Democrats are expressing concern that advisers and aides to former President Obama have already begun signaling which candidate they might support for the White House in 2020.

 

Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's closest confidantes, and David Simas, the CEO of Obama's foundation, have sent smoke signals urging former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to enter the race.

 

Simas, who once served as a top aide to Patrick, is an ardent supporter of Patrick, sources tell The Hill, while Jarrett has privately told friends that she would do what it takes to support him.

 

And Politico reported last month that Jarrett believes a President Patrick is "what my heart desires."

 

At the same time, friends of Jarrett's say that while she would love for Patrick to run, she is also open to other candidates.


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Deval? That's the best they got? At least Kamala is calling for Medicare-for-all now. It's honestly hard to know just who they'll pick..as the article alludes to, Bernie is throwing a wrench into the entire process. An Obama/Clinton repeat with maybe a few crumbs toward the left is not gonna give them the presidency or anything beyond that.


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