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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:42 pm 
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No Chance.

Swalwell: 'I'm close to making a decision' on 2020

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) says he is close to deciding whether to run for president in 2020.

"I'm close to making a decision. I'll be in New Hampshire tomorrow, so I'm excited for that," Swalwell told CNN on Wednesday.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4 ... on-on-2020


Definitely not a chance. I read his bio at Wikipedia.

The fly in his ointment is he got married for the second time two years ago. And since they got married they've created a child each year, two babies in that house.

He's showing me he doesn't finish what he starts. His obligation is to a wife and two babies at home, the idea he could set out to be elected President before those kids are somewhat older is obscene.


I wonder what else he high stake gambles on. :|


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:27 pm 
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Oh my god, I just read a post and I dont know whether to laugh or cry.

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Russia Appears to Begin Propaganda Campaign in Favor of Tulsi Gabbard

We all know how the 2016 U.S. Presidential election unfolded, as well as the campaigning that took place in the years prior. Russia played a key role in trying to sway the opinion of the American people.

Whether it was in support of President Trump or Jill Stein, or in opposition to Hillary Clinton, Russia undoubtedly had a hand in the American democratic process.

https://hillreporter.com/russia-appears ... bard-23137


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:59 pm 
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I read that this morning, and ... I am not surprised.

The bad news for them may be her campaign is even more poorly organized and run than Trump's.

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Research: Bad Press Brings Big Banks More Business

With the 2020 Democratic presidential primary heating up, the big investment banks are readying themselves to resume their status as punching bags—but are somewhat confused as to why they’re still so unpopular. As one industry representative told the Wall Street Journal this week of Senator Elizabeth Warren, “She still seems to be living in 2008-land.” In this, she’s hardly alone—according to Gallup, Americans’ views of the banking industry still haven’t recovered to pre-2008 levels.

Why are the public and Wall Street so far apart on this? We can find some answers in my research into professional norms and investment bank behavior during and after the financial crisis.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/resear ... 96045002ad


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Iowa Democratic Party Proposes Historic Changes to 2020 Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES — Today, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) proposed the most historic changes to the caucus process since its creation in 1972. The IDP will now offer six additional opportunities for people to participate through a series of virtual caucuses, and will streamline realignment and recount procedures. These changes were included in the Iowa Democratic Party’s draft of the 2020 Iowa Delegate Selection Plan, which was released today for 30-days of public comment from Iowans. The Delegate Selection Plans covers the rules governing the Caucuses; the IDP will continue to release information about implementing additional improvements in the coming months.

“The Iowa Democratic Party has always sought ways to improve our caucus process, and today, we are setting the stage for the 2020 Iowa caucuses to be the most accessible, transparent, and successful caucuses in our party’s history,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price. “Starting almost immediately after the 2016 cycle, this party took a holistic look at how we can make the Iowa caucuses more accessible and transparent. These proposals are the result of thousands of hours of conversation and years of hard work.”

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*Buzzer*

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) will visit New Hampshire this week and has reportedly begun seeking staff with national political campaign experience as he mulls a possible 2020 presidential bid.

Politico reports that de Blasio will visit the state that holds the first 2020 primary and has been talking with staffers who worked for previous presidential campaigns about the future of the Democratic Party and its 2020 platform.

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You know, we mocked the Republicans for their massive primary clown car in 2016.

I just hope ours doesn't start getting too full.

The initial primary debates are going to look like a whirligig. Each candidate may get only 5 microseconds to answer a question. :roll:

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You know, we mocked the Republicans for their massive primary clown car in 2016.

I just hope ours doesn't start getting too full.

The initial primary debates are going to look like a whirligig. Each candidate may get only 5 microseconds to answer a question. :roll:

Our group are AMAZING.

Comparing them to ANY con is laughable but to rump is screamingly laughable.

There can be too many at some point, but for instance I want Beto..but I want Kamala, but maybe I want Sherrod and maybe I want Amy and maybe I want ... ...

Think of how (comparatively speaking, they are after all politicians) impressive any of them are, intellectually, maturity, worldly, responsible, etc. compared to Rump? :lol: :lol:

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I'm not wild and crazy over Tulsi, I'm just perplexed by Marianne, the rest seem like a decent bunch, the problem is in early primary debates you gotta fit them all on one stage, and they are supposed to get enough time to answer questions. If we have 30 candidates, it will probably go to 4AM.

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IF she chooses Dr. Phil for her vice president, I'm really going to attack this ticket. :D

I understand "being Oprah's spiritual guru" brings her some automatic cachet, but not my support.

ridiculous that anyone would even consider whoever this person is...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:59 pm 
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Might as well know who she is. Could be the next POTUS. :D
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/meet-ma ... d=60999435

Ya know, she even has some decent ideas. I've seen her interviewed. She's thoughtful. Unlike Donald, doesn't seem like a dark brew of rage, idiocy, and narcissism.

I also like Andrew Yang, but I know he's got a ghost's chance in hell, and hers are worse. Thing is, he seems to have one key idea he wants to interject into the conversation as a protest candidate.

I'm not sure that's true of her. And you know me, I'm tired of people who think POTUS is an entry level government job. MAYBE we'll let you just run for Mayor first; at least that's SOMETHING as far as political experience.

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Might as well know who she is. Could be the next POTUS. :D
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/meet-ma ... d=60999435

Ya know, she even has some decent ideas. I've seen her interviewed. She's thoughtful. Unlike Donald, doesn't seem like a dark brew of rage, idiocy, and narcissism.

I also like Andrew Yang, but I know he's got a ghost's chance in hell, and hers are worse. Thing is, he seems to have one key idea he wants to interject into the conversation as a protest candidate.

I'm not sure that's true of her. And you know me, I'm tired of people who think POTUS is an entry level government job. MAYBE we'll let you just run for Mayor first; at least that's SOMETHING as far as political experience.


She runs headfirst into my no clergy rule. It is not about what authority regards the person as clergy, it's about how the person styles themselves.

I think it's fine she's running around out there, just as long as it's not running into a governmental office.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:10 pm 
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I know your viewpoint, Sam. You're entitled to it; I'm entitled not to care about it, and don't. :D

I'll just stick with the fact that she's unqualified.

BTW she did run for Congress in 2014, just saw on Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Williamson

33rd CA district. Came in 4th out of 16 candidates. (Boy, another crowded field.)

Endorsed by Dennis Kucinich and Jesse Ventura ... that's not doing anything for me. :mrgreen:

OK ... just saw my main problem with her. Her whole "New Age metaphysical philosophy" is based on A Course in Miracles.

It's a load of New Age crap supposedly channeled to its author by Jesus himself.
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/A_Course_in_Miracles

OK, Sam ... we've come to agree on her, if for different reasons. I find the woo is very strong with her. That to me is the main problem.

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I know your viewpoint, Sam. You're entitled to it; I'm entitled not to care about it, and don't. :D

I'll just stick with the fact that she's unqualified.

BTW she did run for Congress in 2014, just saw on Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Williamson

33rd CA district. Came in 4th out of 16 candidates. (Boy, another crowded field.)

Endorsed by Dennis Kucinich and Jesse Ventura ... that's not doing anything for me. :mrgreen:

OK ... just saw my main problem with her. Her whole "New Age metaphysical philosophy" is based on A Course in Miracles.

It's a load of New Age crap supposedly channeled to its author by Jesus himself.
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/A_Course_in_Miracles

OK, Sam ... we've come to agree on her, if for different reasons. I find the woo is very strong with her. That to me is the main problem.



Jesse Ventura..I watched his reality show, investigating something, flying saucers I think. I am a sucker for those shows.

Imagine if someone with those creds, Seal, etc., and relatively high intellect decided to NOT be a nut job but a passionate advocate for Americans as a DEMOCRAT.

Who is this guy, btw


https://www.latimes.com/politics/essent ... story.html


He lost to Ammar Campa-Najjar who lost to KGB agent Duncan Hunter?

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I know your viewpoint, Sam. You're entitled to it; I'm entitled not to care about it, and don't. :D

I'll just stick with the fact that she's unqualified.

BTW she did run for Congress in 2014, just saw on Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Williamson

33rd CA district. Came in 4th out of 16 candidates. (Boy, another crowded field.)

Endorsed by Dennis Kucinich and Jesse Ventura ... that's not doing anything for me. :mrgreen:

OK ... just saw my main problem with her. Her whole "New Age metaphysical philosophy" is based on A Course in Miracles.

It's a load of New Age crap supposedly channeled to its author by Jesus himself.
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/A_Course_in_Miracles

OK, Sam ... we've come to agree on her, if for different reasons. I find the woo is very strong with her. That to me is the main problem.


Woo is a fine synonym for the word clergy, I'll add to the list.


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Jesse Ventura..I watched his reality show, investigating something, flying saucers I think. I am a sucker for those shows.


His son Tyrel is on Russia Today.
https://www.rt.com/onair-talent/tyrel-ventura/

His co-host for his program, Sean Stone, is Oliver Stone's son.

Nuff said.

I watched that Jesse program once on TruTV, just for shits and giggles. Jesse was trying to bust into the HAARP facility, apparently expecting to find ... well, I dunno? Illuminati badges? Dead aliens? It was the usual crap.

The auroral research program there is pretty much inactive at this point, but the woo keeps on flowing.

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Not much info on him at Ballotopedia. Seems to be solid. The last name could be a problem. :D

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Yikes, RT...Oliver stone and Sean can both kiss my old, white ass

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Warren tops longtime aide Lau as campaign manager

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren has named longtime adviser Roger Lau to manage her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

The Massachusetts Democrat had previously tapped Lau to manage her 2018 re-election bid.

http://www.startribune.com/warren-tops- ... 505777972/


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This poll is worth discussing. The methods used make it unique. This is a poll which measures real interest in the candidates without forcing people to name a name. It is the first horse race poll I regard as being worth looking at.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dCo2pR ... CvX9Y/view

48% of the people asked aren't ready to give an answer. Of the people who are ready:

Joe Biden 12%
Kamala Harris 11%
Bernie Sanders 9%
Beto O’Rourke 7%
Stacey Abrams 5%
Elizabeth Warren 3%
Kirsten Gillibrand 3%
Amy Klobuchar 1%
Sherrod Brown 1%

Cory Booker, Michael Bloomberg, and Julian Castro, less than 1%.


The other horse race polls have a problem in that they are n essence measuring name recognition mixed with support, rather than just support. A lot of people are being pressed to answer a question they are not ready to answer. Because they have no focus on a candidate when a long list of names are read to them they have no way to sort them in their mind.

It's like blab blab blab blab blab blab for a dozen names followed by a demand to repeat one of them as an answer. Bidden, Sanders, or Warren come to mind, they've heard something about one of them in the past and remember their name, so that's what they say. Their answers create useless media muck.


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sanders is not a GOD DAMN DEMOCRAT

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Eric Holder, in Des Moines, calls Green New Deal goal 'our generation's moonshot'

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who said he is considering a run for president, endorsed the Green New Deal's goal to make the United States a net zero carbon emitter in 10 years.

"This is our generation’s moonshot," he told reporters in Des Moines. "President Kennedy said we dared to go to the moon and do the hard things not because they’re easy but because they’re hard. This will be hard. This will cause dislocation, but the fate of the planet is at stake."

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story ... 848920002/


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DNC Will Announce Debate Qualifications This Week

DNC Chairman Tom Perez says he’ll announce details of the first two presidential primary debates by the end of the week, the AP reports.

“Perez says he plans to include a grassroots fundraising metric as part of the qualifying threshold. He wants that to make the debate more inclusive than just using polling.”

https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/14/dn ... this-week/


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Schultz will end our Democracy if we dont give him what he wants, he says.


https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1096479287807541250

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Schultz will end our Democracy if we dont give him what he wants, he says.


https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1096479287807541250


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