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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1815 on: March 11, 2020, 03:50:45 pm »
Or, don’t. Like I said. I’ll be fine. Looking forward to that boat, really.
Shouldn't have this gone in the JA thread :)
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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1816 on: March 11, 2020, 05:53:24 pm »
pretending that someone who can’t beat Joe Fucking Biden was going to win the general is asinine.

i need this on a t-shirt.
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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1817 on: March 12, 2020, 02:13:51 pm »
with all this covid stuff...kinda forgot we still don't have a candidate
this was promising, although not sure why he just doesn't drop out

@DavidCornDC
.@berniesanders  is giving @JoeBiden  questions in advance of the Sunday debate so Biden knows what he has to address to get Bernie and his voters on his side. This is a very smart and mature statement. Good for him!


Also...they should definitely cancel the Tuesday Dem primary in Florida! or at least make it vote by mail/internet
talk about an at-risk population


Anyone catch Biden's press conference?...#PresidentBiden is trending
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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1818 on: March 13, 2020, 01:34:28 pm »
Great argument that the Berners are not correct in their current assessment of thing and how the system prevented them from getting him elected or winning MI


@charles_gaba
Dear @AOC
: I heard you claimed on @BretBaier's show that there was "rampant voter suppression" here in Michigan which prevented Bernie supporters from voting. Your "evidence" for this is that some college kids had to wait several hours to vote.

I agree that you shouldn't have to wait several hours to vote, which is why it's such a great thing that in 2020, Michigan voters had SIX WEEKS to vote by mail, which they DIDN'T have in 2016. I also agree that you shouldn't have to wait several hours to *register* to vote...
...which is why it's such a great thing that in 2020, Michigan residents were allowed to REGISTER to vote RIGHT UP THROUGH ELECTION DAY, which they COULDN'T do in 2016 (you had to be registered at least 30 days *before* e-day back then). Yet even with the addition of both...
...Bernie ended up receiving over 3.7% *FEWER* votes in 2020 than he did in 2016 (he went from 598,943 to 576,580...a drop of 22,363 primary votes).
"But it was a crowded field!" Yes, it was. Let's add 100% of Warren votes. That brings it to 602,626, an increase of 0.6%.

Now, how about Biden 2020 vs. Hillary 2016?
Hillary 2016: 581,775 MI primary votes
Biden 2020: 838,515 MI primary votes
That's a 44% increase for a candidate who's arguably even more "establishment" (36yrs Senate, 8yrs VP) than Hillary (8yrs 1st Lady, 8yrs Senator, 4yrs SoS).
None of this is to downplay voter suppression in general--it's VERY real in many states & is done *by the GOP* to suppress *Dem* voters--but you claimed it was done *in MI* which just passed MASSIVE voting rights reform, specifically to suppress BERNIE supporters, which is BS.
One more thing, @AOC
: I see that you clarified that you aren't blaming Bernie's *loss* on suppression, just some of the margin ("rampant" suppression was your term)...except for one thing...
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I do not attribute the loss on voter suppression.
Biden bested the night, fair & square. However *anywhere* w/ a multi-hour wait to vote - whether in GA, TX, MI, or anywhere else - is a problem.

Voter suppression primarily targets Black voters, & young ppl can be impacted too.
...by all accounts, the vast majority of those long lines in college towns you referred to were college kids REGISTERING at literally the last minute...something which, again, they wouldn't have even been able to do AT ALL until last year:

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Jonathan Cohn@CitizenCohn
State spox tells @detroitnews that "delay in processing voters appears to be concentrated at city clerks office is college towns, such as Ann Arbor, East Lansing and Kalamazoo, that are fielding hundreds of people registering to vote"
https://detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/10/michigan-localities-juggling-rise-same-day-voter-registration/5004002002/

And when I say "literally the last minute" I mean EXACTLY THAT: https://twitter.com/JocelynBenson/status/1237544212746260480

Over 6,000 people (presumably those college kids in the video clip) waited until there was less than 3 1/2 hours left on election day before even *showing up* to REGISTER to vote.

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Jocelyn Benson@JocelynBenson
Updating ... over 13,157 eligible citizens registered and voted today, as of 8:30pm - with almost half (just over 6000) showing up after 4:30pm to do so. https://twitter.com/jocelynbenson/
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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1819 on: March 13, 2020, 01:54:34 pm »
There go Andrew Gillum's chances at...well whatever it was he still had a chance at.

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1820 on: March 13, 2020, 03:49:20 pm »
There go Andrew Gillum's chances at...well whatever it was he still had a chance at.

Always struck me as a total fake in a Bill Clinton sort of way

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1821 on: March 15, 2020, 08:37:06 pm »
Joe is sharp tonight. Let's see if he holds it together for two hours. Mayne not good to start his first sentence with a dry cough.

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1822 on: March 15, 2020, 09:14:35 pm »
He just has to smile and remember the year


Unforgivable that Sanders is continuing


He lost Washington! He is down 160 delegates


But we have seen this movie before

He will try to weaken Biden as much as possible, weaken the party and provide Trump fodder for Fall

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1823 on: March 15, 2020, 09:33:31 pm »
Biden says his VP will be a woman

I guess that rules out Bernie

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1824 on: March 15, 2020, 09:47:34 pm »
Maybe...maybe not

Biden says his VP will be a woman

I guess that rules out Bernie

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1825 on: March 15, 2020, 09:50:44 pm »
Would Bernie undergo surgery to transition to Bernadette?

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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1826 on: March 15, 2020, 10:53:20 pm »
Feel the Burn

Would Bernie undergo surgery to transition to Bernadette?

Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1827 on: March 17, 2020, 03:58:28 pm »
Feel the Burn

Would Bernie undergo surgery to transition to Bernadette?
“Sanders Not Planning to Quit Race After Tuesday’s Votes, Aides Say”
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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1828 on: March 17, 2020, 04:20:25 pm »
this pandemic has given new life to bernie's campaign.  "healthcare for all" is more relevant than ever.  as this pandemic gets worse, his chances rise - at least i suspect that's what he's thinking... 
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Re: The 2020 thread....
« Reply #1829 on: March 17, 2020, 04:47:18 pm »
New life?

You are delusional


What he is thinking is what he was thinking when he knew he couldn’t beat Hillary and kept going