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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...

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    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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    lol...the FBI...as in the Federal Bureau of...

    lol...the FBI...as in the Federal Bureau of Investigation...G-men...full of Democrats.

    lol.

    and i see we're still par on course for trashing a Purple Heart winner, too.

    conservative-world...
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    firestorm, the difference is that in 2016...

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    the difference is that in 2016 Dems thought Trump was a clown and that HRC was gonna landslide the crap out of him.

    now he's a sitting President with solid economic winds behind...
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    BF, if the GOP opponent was Romney or...

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    if the GOP opponent was Romney or Rubio...yeah, I could see that. Sanders supporters are insufferable in that regards.

    but never fear, Trump will say or do something in the intervening...
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    Barr is saying this as a media smokescreen to...

    Barr is saying this as a media smokescreen to "show off" his judicial independence.

    according to what Barr is saying, he came to the idea that the sentence was too harsh, -all by himself-, without...
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    i'm not quite that pessimistic. Sanders being...

    i'm not quite that pessimistic.

    Sanders being the Dem nominee would likely mean the race would be a toss-up. with essentially any other candidate, the Dems have slightly better than even chance....
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    risks either way. I can't stand either Bernie or...

    risks either way. I can't stand either Bernie or Biden because they're deluded in their own way.

    Bernie, not so much because of his stated policy (all of which, in the BEST case scenario, would...
  19. for the immediate purposes of the moon and Mars,...

    for the immediate purposes of the moon and Mars, it's doable at high cost.

    especially if you're someone like Elon Musk, where the purpose is not RoI but just where he wants to blow his money to...
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    this horror is rapidly metastasizing. 4...

    this horror is rapidly metastasizing.

    4 veteran career prosecutors resigned in one day because of Barr's direction to interfere in the sentencing of the Stone case. Trump getting his Twitter...
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