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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by eumaas » 04 Mar 2018, 8:01pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:58pm
revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:39pm
eumaas wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 6:28pm
https://www.thenation.com/article/when- ... the-phone/
What a corrupt party. Good lord.
Would they be so awful if they didn't think that they could just count on an anti-Trump movement showing up and rewarding them? That is, is Trump so lousy it encourages Democrats to be contemptuous of voters?
Thats what they did the last time.
Yes, but Clinton was such a lousy candidate/campaigner that she would have done the same stupid shit against Jeb or anyone else. Losing to Trump just magnified that.
I wish she had been a better campaigner.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by revbob » 04 Mar 2018, 8:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:58pm
revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:39pm
eumaas wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 6:28pm
https://www.thenation.com/article/when- ... the-phone/
What a corrupt party. Good lord.
Would they be so awful if they didn't think that they could just count on an anti-Trump movement showing up and rewarding them? That is, is Trump so lousy it encourages Democrats to be contemptuous of voters?
Thats what they did the last time.
Yes, but Clinton was such a lousy candidate/campaigner that she would have done the same stupid shit against Jeb or anyone else. Losing to Trump just magnified that.
Exactly and my fear is they will be complacent yet again.

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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Mar 2018, 8:22pm

eumaas wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 8:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:58pm
revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 7:39pm
eumaas wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 6:28pm
https://www.thenation.com/article/when- ... the-phone/
What a corrupt party. Good lord.
Would they be so awful if they didn't think that they could just count on an anti-Trump movement showing up and rewarding them? That is, is Trump so lousy it encourages Democrats to be contemptuous of voters?
Thats what they did the last time.
Yes, but Clinton was such a lousy candidate/campaigner that she would have done the same stupid shit against Jeb or anyone else. Losing to Trump just magnified that.
I wish she had been a better campaigner.
When I was building lecture material for the Obama stuff, I laughed to see that she did sweet fuck all in Iowa in '07-'08, while he was assembling an amazing ground game, because she had all kinds of endorsements and stuff and was confident that voters would just default to her. Way to fail the class twice, Hillary. Maybe you're too fucking dumb for politics.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by revbob » 04 Mar 2018, 9:06pm

Yeah the one positive thing, she wont be running again... right???

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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Mar 2018, 10:09pm

revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 9:06pm
Yeah the one positive thing, she wont be running again... right???
That's where we find out whether she really is Grandma Nixon. Common sense says no, but the Clintons are supernatural demons who don't obey the laws of the physical universe, so …
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Rat Patrol » 05 Mar 2018, 6:18pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 10:09pm
revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 9:06pm
Yeah the one positive thing, she wont be running again... right???
That's where we find out whether she really is Grandma Nixon. Common sense says no, but the Clintons are supernatural demons who don't obey the laws of the physical universe, so …
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Mar 2018, 6:23pm

Rat Patrol wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 6:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 10:09pm
revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 9:06pm
Yeah the one positive thing, she wont be running again... right???
That's where we find out whether she really is Grandma Nixon. Common sense says no, but the Clintons are supernatural demons who don't obey the laws of the physical universe, so …
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Lock her up! Lock her up!
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by revbob » 05 Mar 2018, 7:15pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 6:23pm
Rat Patrol wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 6:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 10:09pm
revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 9:06pm
Yeah the one positive thing, she wont be running again... right???
That's where we find out whether she really is Grandma Nixon. Common sense says no, but the Clintons are supernatural demons who don't obey the laws of the physical universe, so …
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Lock her up! Lock her up!
Forgot about her. No doubt she'll get pushed into the deep end soon enough

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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Rat Patrol » 05 Mar 2018, 8:57pm

revbob wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 7:15pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 6:23pm
Rat Patrol wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 6:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 10:09pm
revbob wrote:
04 Mar 2018, 9:06pm
Yeah the one positive thing, she wont be running again... right???
That's where we find out whether she really is Grandma Nixon. Common sense says no, but the Clintons are supernatural demons who don't obey the laws of the physical universe, so …
Image

"Oh hai guyz!"
Lock her up! Lock her up!
Forgot about her. No doubt she'll get pushed into the deep end soon enough
DNC flaks already tried to festoon her on a suitably upper-class upstate NY Congressional district for '18, but then the initial internal polling last year came back as "Too soon, brah...too soon" so the idea was quickly withdrawn and denials swiftly issued that it was ever considered in the first place.

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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Inder » 05 Apr 2018, 7:03pm

With a new round of Bernard Brother Madness kicking off online (this time because of some innocuous comments about the Ds terrible record during Obama's presidency), I'm still astonished at how defensive and threatened people who would undoubtedly describe themselves as "progressives"/"allies"/etc are by a very middle-of-the-road social democrat.

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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Apr 2018, 8:35pm

Inder wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 7:03pm
With a new round of Bernard Brother Madness kicking off online (this time because of some innocuous comments about the Ds terrible record during Obama's presidency), I'm still astonished at how defensive and threatened people who would undoubtedly describe themselves as "progressives"/"allies"/etc are by a very middle-of-the-road social democrat.
However, doesn't it reinforce the fundamental fact that liberal is not the same thing as socialist/social democrat? Liberals are not of the left, no matter how much conservatives like to foam at the mouth about Hillary as a Trotskyite, or liberals like to think they have critical cachet. Sanders ain't all that radical, but enough so to expose the dyed-in-the-wool centrism of liberals/progressives.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Flex » 05 Apr 2018, 9:32pm

Inder wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 7:03pm
With a new round of Bernard Brother Madness kicking off online (this time because of some innocuous comments about the Ds terrible record during Obama's presidency), I'm still astonished at how defensive and threatened people who would undoubtedly describe themselves as "progressives"/"allies"/etc are by a very middle-of-the-road social democrat.
reading this last batch of criticism may have made me legally go blind.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Apr 2018, 10:03pm

Even better/worse, by tying Sanders' criticism as somehow gauche or racist, given the anniversary of MLK's assassination, it requires a willful ignorance of King's criticism of American life, of which Sanders is closer than Obama. Obsma really has become the liberal Reagan, where supporters ignore what they want about his actions and positions to make the man above criticism.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Flex » 05 Apr 2018, 11:09pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 10:03pm
Even better/worse, by tying Sanders' criticism as somehow gauche or racist, given the anniversary of MLK's assassination, it requires a willful ignorance of King's criticism of American life, of which Sanders is closer than Obama. Obsma really has become the liberal Reagan, where supporters ignore what they want about his actions and positions to make the man above criticism.
Sanders didn't even really criticize Obama, he called him brilliant. He said that his charisma blinded a lot of Dems to the fact they were being completely decimated at other levels of government. Which a straightforwardly and obviously true statement. It boggles my mind (well, it doesn't really) that this is getting turned into "Sanders criticizes Obama" by liberal dead-enders.
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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Post by Kory » 06 Apr 2018, 2:37pm

Flex wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 11:09pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 10:03pm
Even better/worse, by tying Sanders' criticism as somehow gauche or racist, given the anniversary of MLK's assassination, it requires a willful ignorance of King's criticism of American life, of which Sanders is closer than Obama. Obsma really has become the liberal Reagan, where supporters ignore what they want about his actions and positions to make the man above criticism.
Sanders didn't even really criticize Obama, he called him brilliant. He said that his charisma blinded a lot of Dems to the fact they were being completely decimated at other levels of government. Which a straightforwardly and obviously true statement. It boggles my mind (well, it doesn't really) that this is getting turned into "Sanders criticizes Obama" by liberal dead-enders.
People don't know how to read properly.
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