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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby Wabash » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:02 pm

It bears repeating.
They told me if I voted for Hillary Clinton the president would be emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable. They were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton and got a president that is emotional, impulsive, and unpredictable.

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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby cruiser » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:37 pm

What's weird is that if the Dem's get pulled to the left more by the socialist radicals of their party, (so say the
older established Dem's) -they will be handing a second term to Trump.

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Postby John Q. Public » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:50 pm

I sort of agree but I sort of don't. I don't agree at all with the "socialist radicals" part. It's always best to appeal to the biggest section of the bell curve but there's actually pretty good support - even with Republicans - for some of the things the Trumpist GOP is calling "radical." Some of them aren't even radical. You can scratch off guaranteed income but rolling back the tax law, promoting renewables, bringing back some environmental protections and Obamacare/Medicare-for-all/opt-in Medicare are all fairly popular with folks in the middle.
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Re: Boot-edge-edge

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There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. - The Dhammapada

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This country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them.---JFK

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‘I Haven’t Seen Democrats This Mad Since We Freed the Slaves!’..... Rob Schneider.

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Seen this type of thinking in plenty of evangelical folks. Certain leaders which would include our current president, the nation of Israel and the new Israel (United States) have been granted dominion and power by God that their sins are forgiven, forgotten or justified. On the other hand, a gay man running for president will bring down God's wrath on the whole damn country. --:--

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Re: Boot-edge-edge

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Let me add, the need for constant brown nosing...... ](*,)

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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby Fordama » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:52 pm

The classiest First Lady ever. Yeah, sure. Why not.
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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby John Q. Public » Sat May 04, 2019 10:15 am

Interesting polling on electing a gay president: 70% of Americans, including 46% of Republicans, say they'd be "open to electing a gay man president" but only 36%, including only 43% of Democrats, think "the country is ready to elect" one.

Bob says he'd vote for one but he doesn't think Joe down the street would; Joe says he'd do it but he doesn't think Bob would. We seem to be more ready than we think we are. But 30% is still a sizable discount on that - and you gotta know they'd be pretty damn vocal about it. Count me among the "doubting" 70% but I think Buttigieg would make a helluva good cabinet member while we wait for those numbers to improve.

https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-de ... aseID=2617 near the bottom of the page
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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby ShiftyMutt » Fri May 10, 2019 12:58 pm

So far, aside from Kamala, Mayor Pete is the only one that I’m not burning out on.

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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby ShiftyMutt » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:59 pm

With the election of Trump there seems to be a need to revisit our norms..

Interesting idea from Mayor Pete - He calls for expanding the number of justices from nine to 15, with five affiliated with Democrats, five affiliated with Republicans, and five apolitical justices chosen by the first 10. Apparently a long shot but worth getting the discussion started. No better time than now, I say.

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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby John Q. Public » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:19 pm

Nice thought but....

Fifteen's a bit much, and imagine if it somehow worked out to be 15 Clarence Thomases;
It would take an amendment to change how they're nominated;
What if, sometime in the future, one or both of those parties drops to third-party status? You'd have to amend the Amendment.

I don't have a problem at all with increasing the number of Justices though, after McConnell's stunt. I just wish they could all be unaffiliated.
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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby John Q. Public » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:35 am

Buttigieg is the only one to get this answer right. Whether or not to prosecute Trump would be the Justice Department's call, not the President's. And nobody - not even Trump (or Hillary) should be "targeted" for prosecution. It isn't how our justice or political systems work.

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Re: Boot-edge-edge

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There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. - The Dhammapada

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Re: Boot-edge-edge

Postby John Q. Public » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:31 am

First time I've seen Mayor Pete above even. Or maybe just the first time I've noticed. Don's almost to the point of polling worse than Williamson.

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