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Chatter And Banter - Politics In North America

Discussion in 'News & Politics' started by Laks09, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Laks09

    Laks09 Staff Member Finest Post Winner

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    Will Warren team up with Harris? That may make things interesting for the democratic primaries. I really think the dems need to look beyond two white men for their leads after all those women and minorities won on democratic tickets.
     
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    A picture is worth a thousand words.
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    :dizzy::dizzy::disrelieved:Oh no! Where’s Mother?

    Mooooommmmmyyyyy!!!!!
     
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    As my late Patti would say, Pence looks like he has taken a drink of "valakennai" (castor oil). :laughing:
     
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    This will lead to a massacre in the general election. Democrats need to be pragmatic this time. I'm still holding out hope for a Biden/Beto ticket.
     
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    I want Beto to stay in TX and focus on the state. He will do a lot by just staying in TX and mobilizing dem voters. This state needs to have a dem senator and I think Beto has a good chance, better than beating Trump.
    Whoever stands for the 2020 run is likely to lose. If Beto loses a VP run that will be the end of his political career. I’d rather have a dem congress and senate even if the president is republican. Good candidates need to get senatorial seats.
     
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    Ditto. My GM would have used the same term for Pence’s face!
     
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    Meh. It’s too early to pick sides imo. It’s going to be a long 2 years with several game hanging moments coming up. I can wait.

    I was really taken with Beto initially but his inability to close the deal worries me. Even Obama who was slammed for ‘no experience’ was elected senator. I do think the septuagenarian generation has had their turn and should step aside. Time for new blood, younger blood, I feel. Last 2 dem prez were in their 40’s.
     
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    Why Michelle Obama comparing President Trump to a divorced dad is wrong in so many ways.

    She is a former first-lady.
    She is talking about our President on foreign soil. Have some pride no matter how hard that can be to do.
    She made the comparison when promoting a book. A book whose story is based on her time in the White House. So, while you make money from the book, respect that institution and its current occupant, no matter what that occupant stoops to.

    She did not have the grace so far to retract or apologize.

    She is getting away with it because it is she who made that comparison. If anybody else said that, they'd be toast by now.

    And -- she compared him to divorced dads, so the distasteful stereotype is easier to tolerate and outpour of outrage has been mild. Had she compared Trump to a divorced single mom or a divorced black dad all hell would have broken loose.

    If it was not done while promoting a book, I'd ignore it as one of those things we say without thinking or without meaning to. Ex-presidents, their charismatic wives, long-shot candidates who run for presidential nomination and front-runners, all stand to make tons of money from books they write about the experience. Even our good old Bernie Sanders made close to a million from book royalties since his 2016 run.

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    Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Returns, Showing Million-Dollar Years

    A little more digging showed that former presidents and their spouses receive lifelong secret service protection. Till 1996 they received lifelong protection. In 1997, it was amended to ten years for presidents taking office after 1997. In 2012, the Former Presidents Protection Act was passed that reinstated the lifelong secret service protection. So, one is to assume Michelle Obama's security is taken care of by tax dollar money while she is out there putting down divorced dads. Nice.
     
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