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Old 03-31-2020, 12:17 PM   #6221
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I mean, Biden has all of the Delegates. If he drops out, wouldn't it go to the first runner up, Bernie Saunders?
The DNC is gonna drag Biden’s idiotic senile corpse across the finish line because they have no other choice. They will never let Comrade Bernard have the nomination. He speaks far too plainly of what he wants to do to the country. Oh, believe me, the Democrats want the exact same thing as Bernard. They just know that the American people will never vote for it if they tell you exactly what they plan on doing. To vote Bernie down means they are voting democratic socialism down.

The least “down the ticket” damage theory about Biden is pretty much spot on. I feel like the Democrats know that the presidency is lost & there is not a damn thing they can do about. Their big fear now is losing the House.

If conservatives win the House back, it’s going to make for a huge 2020-2024.
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Old 03-31-2020, 01:22 PM   #6222
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If either party wins a trifecta (House, Senate, WH) it offers them a serious opportunity to get things done, but don't underestimate the stupidity of varying tribes within the parties. The Dems had complete, unobstructed control and only got the ACA through, leaving their witless illegal immigrant supporters wondering why they were forgotten.

Much of politics in America is cyclical anyways. I think we're due for a swing back to the Dems in 2020, but this virual lockdown and economic explosion has made it very hard to tell what will happen.
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Old 03-31-2020, 01:39 PM   #6223
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If either party wins a trifecta (House, Senate, WH) it offers them a serious opportunity to get things done, but don't underestimate the stupidity of varying tribes within the parties. The Dems had complete, unobstructed control and only got the ACA through, leaving their witless illegal immigrant supporters wondering why they were forgotten.

Much of politics in America is cyclical anyways. I think we're due for a swing back to the Dems in 2020, but this virual lockdown and economic explosion has made it very hard to tell what will happen.
We've got a whole new political beast out there with Trump sitting in the White House. It's a different game now with different rules. Just ask the drive-by media how it's been for them these past 3+ years. They've been trying to set the narrative & trying to separate Trump from his supporters since he won the election & have failed spectacularly. The only people they have been able to fool are themselves & the ones in the beltway.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:22 PM   #6224
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Certainly possible but I think Trump's supporters are still very fired up. The swing to the dems might be delayed until 2024.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:11 PM   #6225
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I think if corona runs through November Trump's chances of winning are a lot higher.

If covid is still here then Trump is a besieged president fighting a war against a pandemic to defend the people.

However, if covid is gone Trump will just be a not so great president who is overseeing a terrible economy that is in a deep recession. Historically that is a losing hand.

Really at this point it should be the GOP hoping Corona blows up or has a big resurgence later in the year.

My predicition right now is an R Senate, D House, and I am not confident enough to have a prediction on the Presidency. It is really hard to know where Trump stands because polling doesn't seem to predict what will happen with him so well.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:22 PM   #6226
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My predicition right now is an R Senate, D House, and I am not confident enough to have a prediction on the Presidency. It is really hard to know where Trump stands because polling doesn't seem to predict what will happen with him so well.
It also depends on if Biden is the candidate.

I think rolling with Slow Joe, even against an embattled President fighting to bring an economy back will be a loser.

All Trump has to do is show how he's making sure the next Covid won't happen because of the things he's doing now, like bringing pharma manufacturing back to the US, bringing PPE production back to the US, and that's bringing jobs back.

If the part 2 stimulus is passed and he can show infrastructure improvements that is going to be another huge win he can point to.

If he can sustain the chokehold at the southern border as an effort to clamp down on illegal immigration and decreased non-christian refugee settlements till at least November his base will trample anyone in their way as they try to get to the polls to vote for him. God help anyone he is running against if he can finally do away with DACA once and for all.

Whuhoo Flu or not in November, there's so much low hanging fruit right now, this is Trump's race to lose.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:32 PM   #6227
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(I wasn't sure which thread to put this in. Crazy lib relief package or coronovirus.)

SCAMMED: Kennedy Center Receives $25 Million in Coronavirus Package, Still Tells Musicians It Will Stop Paying Them

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts infamously received a controversial $25 million from Democrats in the coronavirus relief package — and just hours later they emailed their performers that they will not be getting paychecks.

“The Covid-19 Advisory Committee was broadsided today during our conversation with [Kennedy Center President] Deborah Rutter,” the email says. “Ms. Rutter abruptly informed us today that the last paycheck for all musicians and librarians will be April 3 and that we will not be paid again until the Center reopens.”

Shockingly, the email went out hours after President Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act, which was meant to support businesses continuing to pay their employees. The bill specifically says the money was meant to “cover operating expenses required to ensure the continuity of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and its affiliates, including for employee compensation and benefits, grants, contracts, payments for rent or utilities, fees for artists or performers.”

“Everyone should proceed as if their last paycheck will be April 3,” the email says. “We understand this will come [as a] shock to all of you, as it did to us.”
According to the article, President Rutter even gave up her 1.2 million dollar salary. "Shut up you peasants," she shouted at the orchestra. "I won't be having my usual Almas caviar for movie night this week with Brad Pitt! My life is ruined!"

At press time, Rutter was still whimpering as she ordered her yacht to pull away from the dock.
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Old 03-31-2020, 11:07 PM   #6228
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It also depends on if Biden is the candidate.

I think rolling with Slow Joe, even against an embattled President fighting to bring an economy back will be a loser.

All Trump has to do is show how he's making sure the next Covid won't happen because of the things he's doing now, like bringing pharma manufacturing back to the US, bringing PPE production back to the US, and that's bringing jobs back.

If the part 2 stimulus is passed and he can show infrastructure improvements that is going to be another huge win he can point to.

If he can sustain the chokehold at the southern border as an effort to clamp down on illegal immigration and decreased non-christian refugee settlements till at least November his base will trample anyone in their way as they try to get to the polls to vote for him. God help anyone he is running against if he can finally do away with DACA once and for all.

Whuhoo Flu or not in November, there's so much low hanging fruit right now, this is Trump's race to lose.
I don't know, I think Biden was actually one of the more dangerous contenders for Trump to face. Trump seems to think so too since he used the power of his office to try to create a fake investigation into the whole Burisma story.(I don't want to go into all that, but Trump clearly thinks Biden is his biggest problem)

With Bernie it was like do you want a crazy progressive or should we continue with this crazy reality show President situation.

With Biden it is like are you tired of this reality show President situation and should we dial this shit back to how things used to be when something nuts wasn't going down every week. Like the president tweeting or saying something wildly inappropriate and you feel embarrassed about how Trump is acting.

I think a lot of people across party lines are unhappy with the way Trump behaves, and actually just want a return to boring normalcy where fox news is attacking Biden about mixing up words or wearing the wrong color tie. That is why Biden swept the primaries so hard, because he is an old boring man. There were a lot of more progressive and vibrant candidates, but Biden absolutely destroyed them in the primaries even though the news cycle and donors had basically counted him out.

I'm not saying Biden is going to win, I'm just saying I can see a path to him winning and potentially in a landslide.

I have no intention of betting on the outcome of the presidential race though, and I don't know what is going to happen.
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:58 AM   #6229
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Trump wins uncontested.

Biden is doing a podcast. Trump cannot lose.

My old man was talking about how he liked how Trump had (matured) during all of this. He was always a shitposter on a mission to me and hasn't changed at all, but that notion is going to be out there for alot of people.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:22 AM   #6230
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I don't know, I think Biden was actually one of the more dangerous contenders for Trump to face.
I agree he "was," but the virus has thrown everything into doubt, along with the reality that Biden just doesn't appear mentally healthy. He should be enjoying his golden years with his family, not running for president.

The Dems are doing it again. In '16 they nominated the safe bet and lost. Biden is the safe bet, and here we go again perhaps?

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This is not 1980/84 America. There are only a dozen or so states in play. The rest are clear which way they will go.
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The first election of Trump was the most important political event of my life time.

It brought so much movement into our discourse, it considerably weakened the suffocating strangle-hold on our society by the Left.

Before Trump I was feeling often angry, frustrated, depressed and desperate. Ever since I feel much better.

Can't even imagine anymore how things were before him, or how much worse it could have gotten without him.

Really could use another 4 years of him, for a bit more rehabilitation.
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Nothing about his lack of early response, it's all about "what have you done for me lately" that people tend to care about with politics.

'Draft Cuomo 2020' groundswell emerges amid the NY governor's coronavirus response

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Cuomo’s sudden grip on the national spotlight isn’t all that sudden, though. His rise has stemmed from daily press conferences on his administration’s efforts to combat the “invisible beast,” as he described it on Friday.

During his public briefings, now a fixture on cable news, he rattles off facts and figures, shows empathy about the personal toll of the virus, and channels the country’s frustration over the paralyzing virus. All the while, Cuomo is offering a glimpse into his governance style for a country seeking leadership and comfort amid deepening anxiety.
"We need ventilators! What the hell are these?" Cuomo shouted as he pointed at a cache of around a dozen bulky breathing devices. "How the hell am I supposed to ventilate my rivals with that crap? Get Don Marco on the phone!"

When asked what he meant by "ventilate", a spokesman for the New York Governor put his hand under his vest and muttered "fuggedaboutit".
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:55 AM   #6233
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Nothing about his lack of early response, it's all about "what have you done for me lately" that people tend to care about with politics.
I think it's more that the Democrats and Media know that in times of crisis, people look for leaders. They can't let Trump have that mantle, so they're looking for someone else to elevate. Biden's an incoherent mess. Pelosi's threat to hold up the stimulus bill unless she got her leftist wish list filled backfired. De Blasio has cocked everything up. Most of the news media is based in New York, they see Cuomo doing a passable job, so they all jump on board to make him the foil to the bad orange man. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up becoming Biden's VP nominee.
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The Dems are doing it again. In '16 they nominated the safe bet and lost. Biden is the safe bet, and here we go again perhaps?
I definitely could see this happening.
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This is not 1980/84 America. There are only a dozen or so states in play. The rest are clear which way they will go.
Immigration sure has changed things hasn't it, Terran In a real country Trump would win 49 out of 50 states like Reagan did.


R.I.P. Murica.

We sure bought guns and weren't racist lol
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Immigration sure has changed things hasn't it, Terran
If you want to blame anyone for the political changes in the U.S., it's white liberals. They are the ONLY group in America that has radically altered its position on the political continuum. White liberals have gone radically left. Not blacks, not Asians, not Hispanics...WHITES.

Your white brothers and sisters are to blame. Save America, deport whites!
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:36 PM   #6237
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If you want to blame anyone for the political changes in the U.S., it's white liberals. They are the ONLY group in America that has radically altered its position on the political continuum. White liberals have gone radically left. Not blacks, not Asians, not Hispanics...WHITES.

Your white brothers and sisters are to blame. Save America, deport whites!
In terms of pure numbers, you are absolutely correct. Of course these white libs have empowered radical leftist minorities too, and all of them together have done immense damage. But I would take a religious conservative constitutionalist of any race over a radical leftist white any day of the week. Culture matters way more than any sort of ethnic IQ, physiological, or psychological differences.


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I'll probably sound like a racist to Eats or some sort of race traitor to Blackzc but just for example, I live a little bit out in the sticks in what I would call rural suburbia. My next door neighbor is a black guy and I have way more in contact with him than I do some radical white lib or some white urban street punk (we have a lot of them in our downtown area or across the bridge in the next town.) My neighbor is an MD and owns his own college admissions assistance business with his main office located in Manhattan. His daughters go to Cornell and Brown and they're just very driven as a family but without being pretentious. We're not best friends but we are very friendly. He brings over his homemade maple syrup and he gets some of the fruits of our raised bed gardens every Summer. And when I'm at the bus stop with the kids or we're out doing yard work at the same time, which is often, we stop and talk. I'm not saying this to come off as a saint. He's a good guy and I think he looks at me the same way and we generally have a very similar outlook on life. That's a good recipe for being decent neighbors.

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Yeah Bush sr == Bush jr == trump. Conservative positions haven't changed at all. Conservatives have never cared about the deficit. We have always been at war with eastasia.
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If you want to blame anyone for the political changes in the U.S., it's white liberals. They are the ONLY group in America that has radically altered its position on the political continuum. White liberals have gone radically left. Not blacks, not Asians, not Hispanics...WHITES.

Your white brothers and sisters are to blame. Save America, deport whites!
We already established a long time ago leftist commies are indeed a large part of the problem. That doesn't change the fact that actively replacing whites is just as bad.
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Yeah Bush sr == Bush jr == trump. Conservative positions haven't changed at all. Conservatives have never cared about the deficit. We have always been at war with eastasia.
LOL Bush Sr. with all his talk of one word government is not even remotely the same as Trump. Seriously just shut the fuck up on things you know nothing about.
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