US PoliERA 2019 |OT2| #PresidentPelosi

Oct 26, 2017
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Yashar Ali @yashar

Vanity Fair is said to be working on an extensive profile of @BetoORourke

Jennifer Epstein @jeneps​
Annie Leibowitz was in El Paso tonight shooting Beto O’Rourke (and the rest of the anti-Trump march)​


Manu Raju @mkraju

Beto tells @jeffzeleny a 2020 decision will come before month’s end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Beto's running for the VP spot at this point if he does jump in.

The question is whether having Beto in the race helps Bernie by splitting the "normal" Democratic vote or hurts him by stealing away young voters. Nobody actually seems very excited about having a moderate though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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— Maddow has always clearly been kind and friendly to Klobuchar. She’s the only reason any of us actually know who she is to begin with. No excuse for Rach not to go hard, though.

— I think her instinct to wait out the controversy around her staff abuse is the correct one, if not the one we want. It just doesn’t move the needle against her like it would for others because her image has been so pristine and friendly.

— all that said, right now her main play is VP to soften up a Biden or Bernie or Sherrod run. If Warren, Gillibrand, or Harris advances, she’s out.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So.Cal.
Yeah, his complaint is the same as mine - all these people getting (deservingly) called out for their shit, meanwhile the guy in the fucking White Hose is rarely to never taken to task for his shit, at least not on the same level of all these people who don't have a fraction of his power.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Are...are we not supposed to hold people to standards because one shit bag refuses to adhere to them?
We’re supposed to hold everybody to standards or nobody. The current behavior is that “responsible” politicians get hounded for days if they misspeak but Republicans can be overt Nazis and it’s not news because that’s just how they are.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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We’re supposed to hold everybody to standards or nobody. The current behavior is that “responsible” politicians get hounded for days if they misspeak but Republicans can be overt Nazis and it’s not news because that’s just how they are.
Right, which is my point. Republicans have no standards, and can get away with anything because they've successfully demonized democrats so throughly that their base would rather vote for a child rapist than a democrat, because the democrat is the greater evil. Just because people let trump get away with everything doesn't mean we get to get away with everything. Trump bragged about being able to kill someone on 5th avenue and still win, and he still won. Hillary called racists deplorable, and they never let that one go.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Right, which is my point. Republicans have no standards, and can get away with anything because they've successfully demonized democrats so throughly that their base would rather vote for a child rapist than a democrat, because the democrat is the greater evil. Just because people let trump get away with everything doesn't mean we get to get away with everything. Trump bragged about being able to kill someone on 5th avenue and still win, and he still won. Hillary called racists deplorable, and they never let that one go.
What...is your point?

The media has fundamentally abdicated their role in our democracy by choosing to ignore and normalize great evil. Thats the point.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Besides the 88 for Heil Hitler, the 18 is also used by neonazis and skinheads: AH = Adolf Hitler.
That seems a lot more plausible than the border wall conspiracy. Hmmmm. That's pretty disgusting....and on further thought, actually lends credibility to the border wall conspiracy (tldr: 1.375 billion for the wall = 14 55 miles=88 kilometers.) Hummmmm.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's honestly impressive how the media has reduced Klobuchar's violent, physically and emotionally abusive behavior towards her staff to vague "mistreatment" while also completely sweeping her breaking of the law under the rug.

Staffers would have to come out publicly for any of this stuff to really stick, but I completely understand why they wouldn't want to. Klobuchar would probably retaliate.

YES!!!!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Democratic Primary Voters

Biden 29%
Sanders 22%
Harris 13%
Warren 8%
Beto 7%
Booker 5%
Klobuchar 3%
Bloomberg 2%
Brown 2%
Bullock 1%
Castro 1%
Gabbard 1%
Gillibrand 1%
Hickenlooper 1%
Holder 1%
Buttigieg|Delany|Inslee|McAuliffe 0%

Second Choice Selections

Biden Supporters
Sanders 27%
Harris 15%
Warren 9%

Bernie Supporters
Biden 26%
Warren 16%
Harris 7%

HARRIS SUPPORTERS
Biden 20%
Beto 14%
Booker 13%

WARREN SUPPORTERS
Sanders 25%
Harris 14%
Biden 13%

O'ROURKE SUPPORTERS
Sanders 20%
Biden 18%
Harris 14%