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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:21 AM

Be Here Now

“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble. Your rhythm should set the pace of the fight. If it does, then you penetrate your opponent’s rhythm. You make him fight your fight, and that’s what boxing is all about.”
Sugar Ray Robinson; Sugar Ray


I think that everyone recognizes that we are in a serious struggle for our country and way of life. While it's more than just Trump as an individual, Trump as president is the most glaring threat to our constitutional democracy. And that has been apparent over the past 48 hours.

In political-social movements, there is always a flow: your side makes gains, then the opposition appears to. Some of the times, the opposition does some damage to your side; other times, you block their punches. But you always keep your eyes open – and on the prize – and look for openings to begin your next attack.

Last night, Joe Kennedy III displayed the type of skills needed to respond to Trump. He's not a perfect person, nor a perfect candidate. Yet he delivered a positive message, that not only keeps hope alive, but laid out a path to Democratic Party victories in 2018 and 2020. And beyond.

I say “beyond,” because I've seen numerous people express opinions on if he should or should not be on our presidential ticket in 2020. (Edited correction : He will not be running in 2020, as I noted, but could.)

It's best to stay focused on the here and now. We have important elections we need to concentrate on this year. And we have numerous good options for 2020, each of which can reach their full potential only if we do well this year.

Peace,
H2O Man

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H2O Man Jan 2018 OP
kentuck Jan 2018 #1
H2O Man Jan 2018 #2
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #3
H2O Man Jan 2018 #4
world wide wally Jan 2018 #5
H2O Man Jan 2018 #6
Me. Jan 2018 #7
H2O Man Jan 2018 #8
Me. Jan 2018 #9
H2O Man Feb 2018 #11
Me. Feb 2018 #16
Hekate Feb 2018 #10
H2O Man Feb 2018 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2018 #12
H2O Man Feb 2018 #14
spanone Feb 2018 #15

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:27 AM

1. My all-time favorite fighter...

Sugar Ray Robinson.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:33 AM

2. Ray understood

the nature of conflict!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:35 AM

3. He's technically eligible per the Constitution...

Joseph Patrick Kennedy III is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since 2013. Wikipedia

Education: Harvard Law School (2009), Stanford University (2003) Trending

Born: October 4, 1980 (age 37), Brighton, Boston, MA

Spouse: Lauren Anne Birchfield (m. 2012)

Office: Representative (D-MA 4th District) since 2013

Parents: Joseph P. Kennedy II, Sheila Rauch
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But I share your feeling that he should probably wait til after 2020 sometime.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:38 AM

4. You are correct.

My error. I'll edit it. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:42 AM

5. If he runs in 2020, we win!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:46 AM

6. I believe that

he understands he needs more experience. (I base that, in part, upon communications I had with his staff yesterday afternoon.)

There are several solid candidates that our party can win with in 2020. Joe will be an important spokesperson, who will help to get the vote out.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:11 AM

7. KR

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Response to Me. (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:52 PM

8. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:58 PM

9. What A Night

Here we go again

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Response to Me. (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 01:46 PM

11. I anticipate that

the feud with the FBI/DOJ will continue to heat up. There will be some back and forth. But look for Team Mueller to make us all happy in late February.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:38 PM

16. Lips To You Know Who's Ears

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:29 AM

10. I always appreciate your take in things, H2O Man....

Tonight, I am just stunned at the news.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 01:59 PM

13. It'll get more tense,

then worse for a period of maybe a few days to a week. The executive branch has serious powers. Yet Trump is (obviously!) abusing those powers. In mid-December, I said I anticipate something big, and very positive, towards the end of February. I still do.

It's terrible that Trump & Co are being as destructive as they are. They are inflicting damage to various systems -- most of which already have had some problems over the years, as all bureaucracies do -- and their goal is a revolutionary presidency, without any restraints. But abuses of power catch up with crooks.

The one thing our system of government requires now is a more active citizenry. I wish we saw a bit more of that here in the DU community.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 01:59 PM

12. What a great post, my dear H20 Man!

You get right to the heart of things and you do so in such a compelling manner.

Thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:03 PM

14. Thank you!

I can say without any chance of error that Joe wants people to be focused on the 2018 elections. If we take care of business now, then 2020 will take care of itself.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:19 PM

15. K&R...

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