US PoliERA 2019 |OT2| #PresidentPelosi

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Bernie's really bad at making it seem like he's not uncomfortable when he's answering an uncomfortable question. He quickly points at the next person for the next answer and blows off Wolf.
 

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Bernie's really bad at making it seem like he's not uncomfortable when he's answering an uncomfortable question. He quickly points at the next person for the next answer and blows off Wolf.
I just saw the video and you are right. He totally did blow off the question. Also, his answer to his tax release is pretty bad too after looking at the video.
 

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Holy shit, this is even worse than I expected from everyone's comments! What a non-answer! Fuck you, Bernard, you fucking piece of shit!!

Better now than later I guess. But his tax answer was if anything, much clumsier and more bizarre than this In terms of political presentation - His response here is the kind of shit tier subject changing dissembly I would expect from a Matt Gaetz freshman bozo type, not a liberal seasoned career politician - and that's just the quality of his lie, sorry I mean rhetorical feint - the underlying substance of his answer is obviously far more grave.
 

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That town hall gave me more confidence than I had yesterday that Bernie is myspace and the nominee will be facebook. Bernie was here first and popular with the kids, but the nominee will be sleeker and more palatable to the electorate as a whole.

Edit- I don't think the reparations answer was really all that yikes. Wasn't great, but it wasn't awful.
 

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Tax return question:

Dude seems hostile about literally every question I've seen so far. As if he's entitled to coast his way to the nom and can't believe these people who are asking him legitimate questions.
 

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That town hall gave me more confidence than I had yesterday that Bernie is myspace and the nominee will be facebook. Bernie was here first and popular with the kids, but the nominee will be sleeker and more palatable to the electorate as a whole.
Yeah Bernie's greatest strength right now is built in fanbase and name recognition
 
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That town hall gave me more confidence than I had yesterday that Bernie is myspace and the nominee will be facebook. Bernie was here first and popular with the kids, but the nominee will be sleeker and more palatable to the electorate as a whole.

Edit- I don't think the reparations answer was really all that yikes. Wasn't great, but it wasn't awful.
The exchange about warren's answer and the way he really really wanted to move on was worse tbh.
 

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The exchange about warren's answer and the way he really really wanted to move on was worse tbh.
He knows the term is divisive and wants to avoid using it but supports the same sort of policies Warren pointed to (and afaik Kamala hasn't really talked about any policies). And he's just really clumsy about dealing with walking those kind of tightropes.
 

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Tax return question:

Dude seems hostile about literally every question I've seen so far. As if he's entitled to coast his way to the nom and can't believe these people who are asking him legitimate questions.
He’s always been a surly asshole. Some people find it charming, but I can’t stand it.

Gives me major Bill Maher douche chills.
 
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He knows the term is divisive and wants to avoid using it but supports the same sort of policies Warren pointed to (and afaik Kamala hasn't really talked about any policies). And he's just really clumsy about dealing with walking those kind of tightropes.
Yeah, the tightrope is ultimately a hard one to walk. With the ADOS movement gaining ground fast though, he's gonna need a better one.
 

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Yeah, the tightrope is ultimately a hard one to walk. With the ADOS movement gaining ground fast though, he's gonna need a better one.
I don't think he's ever really been that interested in getting better at talking off message so I wouldn't expect much movement there. Getting outwardly annoyed when he has to engage with what he sees as distractions from his message is just part of who he is.

edit: I'm talking more generally -- he may develop better messaging on this particular issue because it ties in with his messaging, but in general I think we can expect more outwardly annoyed Bernie and that's never going away. And yeah, to some, that's part of his charm -- the less polished, less focus tested answers can feel more authentic.
 
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Spoken like someone who never clicked a myspace profile in the 8th grade and had their dial-up internet connection brought to a halt by someone's egregious HTML sparkly text graphics scrolling down their page while a Panic at the Disco song screeched from their computer speakers.
Facebook is literally complicit in multiple ongoing genocides.
 

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— He’s definitely hiding something in his tax returns.

— personally AGAINST nuclear holocaust imho

— also against any armed Mexican conflicts
 

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https://twitter.com/brianefallon/status/1100224125975576576


"I strongly support statehood for Washington DC," says @BernieSanders in #SandersTownHall. How to make it happen? "I hope my Republican colleagues do the right thing" and back statehood for DC.
This is the unsatisfying answer that Dem senators are asking every advocate of Medicare for All, Green New Deal, election reform, DC statehood and gun safety to accept: "I hope Republicans do the right thing." No way this answer survives the next 18 months
 

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I think anyone who is surprised by Rosenstein's comments about Barr and the Mueller report has probably been overestimating Rosenstein's commitment to the #Resistance. He's not our friend here.

Also, Bernie looks like he's lost weight. I wonder if he's waiting until after April 15th to release his last ten years of tax returns, so that the cut off goes forward one year and we get that much less info. Or if he's just embarrassed it will look bad that he's well off. I dunno. It is weird. If they're that boring, he should just release them.
 
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