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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:40 AM

This just in: Joe Scarborough is an idiot!

So, Morning Mika's Husband took some of his own "executive time" to pen a Washington Post op-ed claiming that Michael Bennet, Colorado's "soft-spoken, white son of the establishment" could be the answer to the Democratic party's prayers. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-bennet-could-be-the-answer-to-the-question-every-democrat-is-asking/2019/02/11/4e90832a-2e2d-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html?utm_term=.acd760d6f119)

Leave it to proud ex-Republican to try to sell us on a conservative white, straight, middle-aged corporatist as the "savior" of the party he loves to preach to but would never join. Michael Bennet gave one good speech (and I'll give it to him--it was a good speech) on the senate floor, and all of a sudden he's supposed to eclipse the likes of Kamala Harris and Sherrod Brown as the one senator who can beat the Idiot Cheetoh because he's...what...so much like him?

Michael Bennet, just like Trump, knows what it's like to have everything handed to him. He only won his senate seat because he got to run as an incumbent, having been appointed by then-Governor Bill Ritter to fill a vacancy. And Ritter only plucked Bennet from the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools job (a position he was appointed to despite having ZERO school administration experience) because he (Ritter) had some personal grudge against the wildly popular Andrew Romanoff, former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. And despite Romanoff having clobbered Bennet at the state convention, Bennet ended up winning the primary because President Obama, in a move for which I will never forgive him, endorsed Bennet. (Why on earth Obama put his thumb on the scales in a Democratic Primary, I will NEVER understand.)

As Colorado's senator, Michael Bennet has distinguished himself by...well...not distinguishing himself. Until his famous "Ted Cruz is a big meanie" speech, very few people could have named the state he represents. He serves on three rather quiet committees, and his votes tend to be non-controversial, as are the bills he sponsors. In short, he just doesn't seem to want to make news. Now, that might be Scarborough's idea of presidential material, but I personally want a leader who...leads.

I truly don't intend to knock Bennet. As our senator he has been fine. Just fine. (Personally I'm hoping Andrew Romanoff, who just announced a run for Cory Gardner's seat, will make it to the Senate after all. Romanoff is my idea of a real Democrat.) I just think it's kind of rich that Joe fucking Scarborough thinks he knows what the Democratic party "needs." After all, when Joe served in the People's House--as a Republican--he sponsored a bill to withdraw from the United Nations, voted to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and worked to try to impeach Bill Clinton. And I won't even go into his own little intern scandal. Google it.

Joe seems to think that since Bennet isn't a lefty-liberal, that he can "save" the Democratic party. Well, I think that the 2018 elections proved that the party, and indeed the country, is ready for some loud, proud lefty-ness. And frankly, if we want to beat Cheetoh, the last person we should nominate is a milk-toast, "soft-spoken" centrist. If Joe thinks that's what this country needs, let him convince his own former party to nominate Michael Bennet.

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Reply This just in: Joe Scarborough is an idiot! (Original post)
kag Feb 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #1
kag Feb 2019 #2
TrollBuster9090 Feb 2019 #9
kag Feb 2019 #10
oasis Feb 2019 #3
mnhtnbb Feb 2019 #4
Hortensis Feb 2019 #5
UniteFightBack Feb 2019 #6
socdem60 Feb 2019 #7
kag Feb 2019 #8
SallyHemmings Feb 2019 #27
Sancho Feb 2019 #11
True Blue American Feb 2019 #13
Sancho Feb 2019 #15
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #17
True Blue American Feb 2019 #12
Callalily Feb 2019 #14
True Blue American Feb 2019 #19
watoos Feb 2019 #16
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #18
True Blue American Feb 2019 #22
watoos Feb 2019 #25
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #34
True Blue American Feb 2019 #37
kag Feb 2019 #44
hlthe2b Feb 2019 #20
True Blue American Feb 2019 #21
hlthe2b Feb 2019 #23
kag Feb 2019 #45
hlthe2b Feb 2019 #49
kag Feb 2019 #53
watoos Feb 2019 #26
True Blue American Feb 2019 #35
bullwinkle428 Feb 2019 #24
watoos Feb 2019 #29
bullwinkle428 Feb 2019 #38
customerserviceguy Feb 2019 #28
watoos Feb 2019 #30
True Blue American Feb 2019 #36
kag Feb 2019 #46
DeminPennswoods Feb 2019 #31
mfcorey1 Feb 2019 #32
get the red out Feb 2019 #33
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2019 #41
get the red out Feb 2019 #48
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2019 #51
GoCubsGo Feb 2019 #39
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2019 #40
padah513 Feb 2019 #42
Corgigal Feb 2019 #43
kag Feb 2019 #47
sellitman Feb 2019 #50
Garrett78 Feb 2019 #52
kag Feb 2019 #54

Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:45 AM

1. Came to that conclusion a long time ago.

I donít waste my time with any of the Breathless, Cable Infotainment.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:52 AM

2. I was disappointed

that the Washington Post gave him a platform.

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Response to kag (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:25 AM

9. When they should have flipped him off, and yelled "F--ck you" at the top of their lungs?



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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:29 AM

10. Never seen that clip.

What a moron!

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:52 AM

3. Joe ain't worth shit on a stick. nt

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:53 AM

4. I thought it was interesting that Sen. Amy Klobuchar last night on Rachel passed on being labeled

moderate and went for wanting to be identified as progressive. She knows which way the party is headed and that the American people seem to be ready for it--as evidenced by the midterms--after the pendulum swing to the far right with Trumpster and his base.

Joe and Mika can both go Cheney themselves.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:54 AM

5. On the idiot screen someone else was pushing a different

conservative to resuscitate the Democratic Party's critically condition. Will we have the sense to do what we have to to survive until 2020 though?

Seems to me no worry. It's clear that long before then our party will have broken apart from the massive schism developing over Israel.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:58 AM

6. I absolutely love the show! Oh look what time it is !! nt

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:03 AM

7. I can barely stand to watch Scarborough.

His constant interruption when others speak is intolerable, especially when it comes to Mika. Thanks for posting his article, I would never have read it.

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Response to socdem60 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:09 AM

8. I kind of wish I hadn't read it.

Scarborough clearly knows nothing about Colorado politics or about Bennet himself, except for what he read on Wikipedia. And he thinks he can sound like a prescient pundit by reacting to a speech that EVERYONE acknowledged as a very good speech. Honestly, even though I liked what Bennet said, I though his manner and style were awkward and not at all eloquent.

But Scarborough is just a dumb ass.

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Response to socdem60 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:39 AM

27. I prefer it when they are not on

Same with MTP daily.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:48 AM

11. There really is no good morning show for progressives....

...the weekends are slightly better with some options (like AM Joy), but that's about it.

Morning Joke is so bad I can hardly take it, but sometimes we have it on in the background. CNN is usually old rehash, and too much international intrigue. It's really too bad that there's no one willing to get up early.

I don't see Bennet as even in the running.

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Response to Sancho (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:53 AM

13. Joy?

Not any more. Her ranting,along with her writings about gays show her to be a hypocrite, too.

MSNBC put her on the back burner when that news came out. Now,she is all over. But honestly cable has driven me away.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:58 AM

15. I agree, there's no really good alternative...sometimes a useful guest shows up.

Two hours and horrible content (like last week's discussion of Warren's native background) are nothing but distractions from policy.

I suspect the entire morning segment is open for someone willing to step in...

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Response to Sancho (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:08 AM

17. But you get to hear Mika sigh & huff and breathlessly report a touching story!

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:49 AM

12. 2 minutes this morning sent me to CNN,

Then the local news. Rainy, 57 today, 27, snow tomorrow.

Then I actually tuned in to Spectrum 1 where they were giving the real news about my state.

The rise in gas taxes are being used to fix our roads. Instead of car crashes and shootings they actually provide real news from all over the state. Very refreshing .

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:57 AM

14. I only watch when he's not on the show!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:22 AM

19. I watch or tape it on Friday!

Guess who is on? and Nicolle, who actually lets Donny speak!

I am kidding but at least he can be funny when Joe isnot around. Smart,too. Donny is doing ads for Democrats.

Joe actually wants Michael Bennett for Democrats? Another trust fund baby?

Speak of the devil, i just clicked on Joe. Michael is insulting Cruz, but that does not make him what we need.

We need a Biden, Brown, Harris, Beto, Warren, etc..

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:05 AM

16. Posts like this one make me very, very nervous.

Here we go again giving purity tests to our people. First off, I don't watch Joe Scum so I don't get upset listening to a Republican.

The only way we lose in 2020 is if we argue among ourselves, is if we eat our own, is if we adhere to purity tests like Republicans do.

Who the hell cares if a Republican endorses Michael Bennett? I don't. Most of the Democratic candidates are farther to the right to suit me but they are great candidates nevertheless. I don't plan on voting for Bennett and I seriously doubt if he is going to get our nomination, so who gives a shit if Joe Scum endorses him?

Why punish yourself by watching morning right wing cable news? I don't start watching cable news until Nicole Wallace's show, then I skip Chuck Toad, I skip Tweety and my blood pressure does just fine.

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Response to watoos (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:10 AM

18. And if, by chance, he DID win the nomination, wouldn't everyone here vote for him over Dump???

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:31 AM

22. I would vote

For a Democratic dog over Trump. It would be smarter.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:35 AM

25. Excellent question to ask,

I certainly would, and he is way farther to the right than I am.

I'm not going to break my vow to argue among ourselves about our candidates, not going to bash any of our candidates.

The only way we lose in 2020 is if we fight among ourselves.

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Response to watoos (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:07 AM

34. I agree

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Response to watoos (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:11 AM

37. True!

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Response to watoos (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:40 PM

44. I LIKE Michael Bennet!

He is a fine senator. I have nothing against him, and he gave a good speech. I don't think he should run for president, but if he got the nomination I would absolutely vote for him!

The person I have a problem with is Joe Full-of-Himself! And for the record, I definitely do NOT watch his show. This great idea of his was in the Washington Post.

Sheesh!

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:25 AM

20. Geebus... How about we not destroy one of Colorado's Democratic Senators????

For God's sakes. I may not want Bennett as a Presidential candidate (I don't), but we have a Senatorial race coming up that allows us to knock off Corey Gardner (R wing asshole).

THAT IS OUR FOCUS. Not destroying an acceptable current DEM who isn't up for reelection until 2022.

WHY DO WE DO THE REPUBLICAN'S WORK FOR THEM?

As a lifelong Coloradoan, I'm saying, knock it the hell off!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:28 AM

21. I think Bennett is fine

But the idea of Joe choosing the Democrat to run is pathetic.

He helped put Trump in office,lest we forget.

It is nothing against Bennett. His voters like him.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:32 AM

23. Joe Scab is an ignoramus.. Why the OP is even giving him any regard escapes me.

He has ZERO influence on Democratic politics. Just like when Peter Theil or other conservative RW a'holes write WaPo editorials once a week or so and are promptly ignored as what they are... ignorant RW outlier views and usually poorly written and reasoned, compared to the regular commentators.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:51 PM

45. I'm sad that you think I'm destroying Michael Bennet.

I actually like him, and I think he gave a great speech on the floor. It doesn't negate the fact that he was handed his seat on a silver platter, and then the whole machine stepped in to make sure he kept it. Nor does it negate that he is a very quiet, unassuming senator who almost never makes news.

I have always liked your posts and always read stuff you put out there. But I truly hope Bennet does not try to run for president. I think we need him to stay right where he is.

Joe, on the other hand, gives morons a bad name. If my rant was attacking anyone, it was him.

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Response to kag (Reply #45)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:19 PM

49. thank you for responding...

Initially, I did think you were unduly harsh re: Bennett, so thanks for clarifying.

I certainly agree with you that he needs to stay in the Senate, rather than run for President, that we'd like to see a more progressive Dem replace Gardner, and that Joe Scarborough, like all the "NEVER TRUMPERS" do NOT have Democrat's best interest at heart.

I guess where we differ is how Bennett got to the Senate and how relevant it is now. Given he has been a reliable vote for Dem policies and against Trump's agenda, I guess that just doesn't matter a lot to me now.


RW viewpoints on who we should nominate are about as valuable as their views on just about any other issue... i.e., not at all. (and that includes the Never Trumpers, IMO)


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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #49)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:35 AM

53. Boy, do we ever need to replace Gardner.

I noticed immediately after the 2018 election he began inching leftward because he knows CO doesn't want a Trump cheerleader. I just hope voters will see through him.

I guess I do hold a grudge regarding Bennet and the whole Romanoff battle. I'll feel much better if Andrew actually takes Gardner's seat. Now that would be beautiful. I won't hold my breath, but it would be beautiful.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:38 AM

26. Can I ask you a question True Blue?

If you are driving down the road and some idiot pulls out in front of you and you start yelling and hollering at the idiot for cutting you off, who caused you to yell and holler?

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Response to watoos (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:08 AM

35. Well, i can only remember one

Time I looked directly in the face of a pick up truck driver and said,Ē Get over on your own side of the road,Ē! He was going down the middle. I almst had to drive on the sidewalk. Normally I do it under my breath.

Am not sure what you are askng me.

I honestly knew little about Bennett until I watched that clip. And,it was great.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:33 AM

24. I have been waiting on PINS AND NEEDLES to find out who Joe Scarborough has decided

to endorse for the Democratic nomination in 2020!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:40 AM

29. Now that deserves a heart.

Made me laugh out loud.

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Response to watoos (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:17 AM

38. Thanks for making my day so early in the morning! Favor returned!

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:39 AM

28. Glad you didn't post this

in Latest Breaking News.

Hey, just because Joey Scar and Mika Mouse got into a pissing match with Cheetolini doesn't mean they're our friends.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:43 AM

30. Well said,

They were quite chummy until Trump made the remark about Mika's face lift and Joe came to her rescue.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:09 AM

36. You said it!

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:53 PM

46. Well, the fact the Joe is utter moron isn't exactly news.

I so wish MSNBC would can him.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:45 AM

31. I am wary of any Dem that any

Republican endorses or who thinks he or she might make a good president.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:50 AM

32. I totally agree! He made the case this morning for another four years for drumpf!

It has not taken long of some of these talking heads to revert back to their onesided look at elections, including Kornecki hyperventilating with each word.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:07 AM

33. Not his party

He spent his life being a Republican, he has no clue where the Democratic Party is going, the Primaries will decide that.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:20 AM

41. Yup, it's not his party. But seeing how crazy dangerous trump is has

Taught me a lesson...there are degrees of Republicanism and I donít want to keep hating on those who are at least trying and questioning his sanity.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:54 PM

48. I watch Morning Joe while getting ready for work

I just think he may not be the best judge of what Dems want in a candidate.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #48)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 12:43 AM

51. Agree, but so what. Not trying to to be flip but why don't people

not just let him be?

Not like we have any other ex-republicans ? (Jury still out on that, he is still on his honeymoon )with such a wide voice saying anything that could help us in any way.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:21 AM

39. This is VERY old news, actually.

It goes back decades. Many of us first noticed it when he was a Congressman.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

40. I think joe wants to get trump no matter what. This is a good thing. Some people

Look at this from through a more pragmatic eye. Who has a better chance to win. Some people know how manaical MF45 has become, sounding like a better approach more and more every day.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:24 AM

42. People seem to forget

That Scarborough would still be in Trump's corner if Trump hadn't blown him off. He and Mika gave Trump more free air time than any other pundit (don't quote me on that) and if they didn't it sure felt like it. Then we learn that he was trying to secure loans because his campaign was running out of money. If he had to spend money on airtime and ads like everyone else instead of getting it for free, maybe he would have bowed out. Thanks Joe!.

That last part is a little tongue in cheek, but think about it. Trump would say something outrageous at one of his rallies and the next day they'd have him on the air. Not just them but all the pundits

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:35 AM

43. Why doesn't MSNBC dump

these overpriced talking heads, and give Malcolm Nance a show instead. He understands counter intelligence and we need this input now. We don't need a has been telling us about any election cycle because we have too much riding on it now.

Those above clowns were worthless when it could have mattered. Why they think we've forgotten is on MSNBC. We haven't.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #43)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:56 PM

47. Wish I could rec a comment.

They were worse than worthless. They gave Cheetoh all the airtime he could have ever wanted.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:15 PM

50. Oh he is much worse than that.

Ask his ex-Intern.

I never watch him and never will. People here have awful short memories.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 12:56 AM

52. This is all part of the larger narrative that the right wing started pushing in 2016.

It's the absurd, racist and contradictory "white working class economic anxiety/down with identity politics" bullshit narrative that the right, the media and, sadly, far too many on the left end of the political spectrum (from progressive to centrist) pushed and pushed hard. They're still pushing it. Many on DU have fallen for it.

Right wingers know, whether they admit it or not, that the Republican Party's viability depends upon maintaining racism and sexism. That means that an emphasis on anti-racism and anti-sexism threatens their survival. A diverse and youthful ticket (such as Harris-O'Rourke) that sharply contrasts (in every way) with Trump-Pence is the last thing they want to go up against in 2020.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #52)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:40 AM

54. Harris-O'Rourke!

Be still, my heart!

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