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Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:53 PM

Franken/Beto 2020!

So many posts about how this Democrat is supposed to have maligned that Democrat, and how this candidate's supporters think that those other candidate's supporters have cooties and dire predictions about elect-ability and like-ability and rockabilly----

Guess it must be time for the official DU kick off of the official 2020 presidential election primary.

So here, presented for your consideration, two Democrats that even the meanest among us can not dislike. Two (potential) candidates who have not announced their candidacy so we do not have to worry that we will kneecap the nominee in the primary. Two candidates who are volunteering themselves as lightening rods for all that negativity that seems to be brewing somewhere ( I wonder where).

I love Al Franken, the man who made the Mueller investigation possible.

I love Beto, the man with so much support in Texas that many people have kept up their Beto yard signs.

Let the Bull Moose in Heat races begin!



(Note: Hunter S. Thompson likened Democratic primary presidential candidates to a bull moose in heat)

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Reply Franken/Beto 2020! (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Jan 2019 OP
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #1
LonePirate Jan 2019 #2
McCamy Taylor Jan 2019 #3
LonePirate Jan 2019 #4
Autumn Jan 2019 #5
SFnomad Jan 2019 #6
McCamy Taylor Jan 2019 #7
LakeSuperiorView Jan 2019 #12
SFnomad Jan 2019 #14
LakeSuperiorView Jan 2019 #18
SFnomad Jan 2019 #19
LakeSuperiorView Jan 2019 #20
dameatball Jan 2019 #8
Tipperary Jan 2019 #9
Iggo Jan 2019 #10
bdamomma Jan 2019 #15
Iggo Jan 2019 #16
KewlKat Jan 2019 #11
LakeSuperiorView Jan 2019 #13
LBM20 Jan 2019 #17

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 12:59 PM

1. How could anyone like.......(fill in the space) eom

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:02 PM

2. A Dem ticket containing two white men is a losing ticket.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:03 PM

3. Congrats for being the first one to post this!!!!!!



And please, please, please no one send an alert that reply number two is being negative about core Democratic constituencies, those with a defective X chromosome ( aka the Y chromosome) and those who suffer from melanin deficiency.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:05 PM

4. No need to thank me for pointing out the obvious.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:06 PM

5. Fanken/??? 2020. Anyone with Franken for that matter would get me excited .

Loved that bull moose in heat reference, haven't heard it in years but now-days a primary is considered destroying the party by many.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:49 PM

6. I love Franken ... I miss Franken ... but he hasn't cleared himself of the accusations against him

 

It wouldn't be wise to have him on the ticket as President or VP until after he's cleared his name. It would become a distraction ... and we can't afford that.

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 01:51 PM

7. Yes! Lightening meet rod!

Rod meet lightening!

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:09 PM

12. You didn't notice that accusations disappeared like fart in the wind?

 

Must have been pretty serious stuff they way they chased after him and, oh wait, as soon Roger Stone and people wanting him out of the way got what they wanted, poof...

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:01 PM

14. I have no idea if the accusations have disappeared. I know the coverage has disappeared

 

But then again, Franken is now a private citizen and the national news has lost interest in him. If the accusations had disappeared or turn out to be false or at a minimum misleading, I would expect it would get some coverage with someone like Rachael Maddow.

But the moment he moves back into the national spotlight, you can be certain if the accusations haven't been cleared or explained sufficiently, the national media will pick up where they left off. And until he clears himself of the accusations, we don't need that sideshow in a Presidential Primary or General Election. When he has ... I would be happy to see him run for anything he wants.

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:25 PM

18. Really? You expect news of nothing?

 

Roger Stone is now too busy to bother, others have campaigns to run, the "anonymous" accusers would have have to step into the spotlight. The ones that did bother to step up were discredited.

I doubt he would run, but the crap that came out was bullshit and most of us know it.

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:43 PM

19. The ones that did bother to step up were not discredited

 

Franken apologized to Leeann Tweeden and asked for an investigation, she was not discredited. He stated "I certainly don't remember the rehearsal for the skit the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies." and "As to the photo [of him mock grabbing her breasts] it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn't. I shouldn't have done it."

Others, he hasn't even responded to; he's stated he doesn't remember it; or he doesn't remember it that way and that he wanted it investigated.

That doesn't sound like crap or bullshit and it certainly doesn't sound like all of it was discredited.

The one thing that this Franken incident has proven, left wing partisans can be no better than right wing partisans. When something happens on their own side of the aisle, they'll come up with excuses why it's ok (or at least not so bad), they'll deny it or they'll claim their person has a right to clear themselves, which of course just delays things. But when something happens on the other side of the aisle, that courtesy is never afforded that other person.

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:50 PM

20. The only people that haven't let go of it are those that fear him.

 

The ones on the left want their pet candidate to get the nod, the ones on the right are just fearful of what he did to conservatives in hearings.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 02:00 PM

8. Franken made a comment that he missed his senate job, but otherwise he has not seemed to have much

interest in running. Obviously it is still early. I'm not sure he wants to put his family through what will be thrown at him. I would certainly consider him if he chose to run.
As for Beto, he is going to be around for a while. He does seem to have an it factor and charisma.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 02:37 PM

9. Lol.

No.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 03:57 PM

10. Pelosi vs Trump, Right Fucking Now.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:08 PM

15. The

way she is slaying him, there would be a great chance of her beating him.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:09 PM

16. She is beating him.

To a pulp.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:02 PM

11. Al and Amy

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:18 PM

13. Not going to happen, unless one of them Chenneys themself to another state.

 

There will never be a President - Vice President team from the same state unless the get rid of an arcane Electoral College rule.

"The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves."

So if you have a team from the same state, they can not get the Electoral College votes from their home state. Might not make that much of a difference if you are from, say, Wyoming, but why you you spot your opponents even 3 votes out of 538?

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:23 PM

17. Nice thought but ain't gonna happen. Lots of issues here.

 

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