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    the only structural reform the CCP talks about is...

    the only structural reform the CCP talks about is integrating HK into the so-called "Greater Bay Area" megalopolis, thereby subsuming HK into the mainland.
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    yeah, i'm addressing the Clinton part. there may...

    yeah, i'm addressing the Clinton part. there may very well be a contested/brokered convention, but it's not going to involve HRC as a VP candidate or whatever.

    Sanders will likely come out with a...
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    what "close ties" with the Clintons? they've been...

    what "close ties" with the Clintons? they've been on the outs for well over 20 years now.

    also what remains of the Dem Party "apparatchiks" no longer exists, as evidenced by the fact that Sanders...
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    leave it to the Tea Party guy to have better...

    leave it to the Tea Party guy to have better sense than that dipsh*t Lloyd Blankfein.
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    morris' take is complete crap, of course-- HRC is...

    morris' take is complete crap, of course-- HRC is not a gifted politician but she's competent enough to know that a Bloomberg/HRC combo uprooting Sanders would be sufficient to cause a full blown Dem...
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    given the experience of 2016 you'd think they...

    given the experience of 2016 you'd think they would personally understand that rooting for a supposed "favorable" opponent has the potential to backfire. Trump was supposed to be HRC's personal...
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    the most depressing thing about this whole...

    the most depressing thing about this whole election cycle is that now we get subjected to even louder versions of Bernie Bros and Trump Trolls, every single one of them screeching about conspiracy...
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    btw, even the policy stuff i'm waving aside would...

    btw, even the policy stuff i'm waving aside would -still- be considered dirty pool in a former era. reconciliation to pass the TCJA was a crock of shite, and has proven thus in the deficit....
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    surfgun, this is policy vs trying to...

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    this is policy vs trying to accumulate political power.

    had Mitch McConnell managed to repeal ACA, I'd have said that was Mitch McConnell deftly mustering political power to...
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    DOR, as i said, i'm not advocating for...

    DOR,



    as i said, i'm not advocating for foreign interference in our elections, nor do we need the likes of Roger Stone or Rudy Giuliani on our team. so no, the Dems are not going to become as...
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    i completely disagree with this. in the past,...

    i completely disagree with this.

    in the past, yes-- because there were institutions and traditions that acted as stabilizers. "it's just not done, old chap."

    Nixon was booted out because there...
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    DOR, yes, there are some red lines that...

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    yes, there are some red lines that Democrats should not cross: inviting foreign powers to meddle in our elections, for instance.

    but WITHIN constitutional bounds, I believe that the...
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    i wonder if Pence has ever seen the...

    i wonder if Pence has ever seen the conservative-world memes about DJT President 2020/DJT Jr-Ivanka 2024.
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    firestorm, right, the younger black voters...

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    right, the younger black voters trend Bernie but the older ones trend Bloomberg.



    it's not that identity politics itself is the core problem to Democrat electability. it's...
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    yes, the commutation of Blagojevich and Kerik and...

    yes, the commutation of Blagojevich and Kerik and Milken REALLY demonstrate Trump's commitment against corruption. what an anti-corruption fighter, both at home and in Ukraine. /rolleyes
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    firestorm, actually, Bloomberg is...

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    actually, Bloomberg is surprisingly popular with the black voting population. a good portion of Biden's recent decline in the polls have been from black voters defecting to...
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    ironically, the troubling long-term trends you...

    ironically, the troubling long-term trends you point out also demonstrate how much it is caused by short-term political imperatives. my own personal preference is Warren, but seeing how she's rapidly...
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    GVChamp, i just wanted to mention here how...

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    i just wanted to mention here how much i no-kidding enjoy your commentary.

    as you know i completely disagree with your political inclinations, but you are one of the few such...
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    Obama bent over backwards and forwards for the...

    Obama bent over backwards and forwards for the GOP because he was soooo desperate in the beginning to live up to the "we're not red states and blue states, we're the United States" mantra.
    he almost...
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    nah, Trump's borrowing binge won't make us...

    nah, Trump's borrowing binge won't make us Greece.

    and notice, outside of Buttigieg's throwaway line about fiscal moderation (which is pretty laughable if you look at his policy proposals), the...
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