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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:05 PM

 

Stop saying Biden is the 'most electable'. Trump will run rings round him

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/04/joe-biden-electable-trump-2020-election

There’s just one problem: it’s a myth. It is a myth just as it was a myth that Hillary Clinton was a good candidate against Trump. Biden is not, in fact, the pragmatic choice. He would not beat Trump. He would lose. And we must say this over and over again. Forget his flubs. Forget his finger-nibbling. Biden would be crushed by Trump. If you want Trump out of office, don’t support Biden.
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Left-leaning journalists and pundits love to “fact-check” Trump, as if proving that he has lied is in itself persuasive. But 2016 should have showed us how powerless “debunking” is next to “optics”. If you have a Democratic candidate who looks really corrupt, it doesn’t matter if they’re not. People don’t trust the press and they don’t trust politicians.
Imagine Biden running against Trump. Trump will run ads like this over and over. Good luck responding. Remember that time you have to spend defending yourself against Trump’s accusations is time not spent talking about issues that affect people’s lives. And Biden has already shown little interest in drawing people’s attention to the areas where Democrats should run strong against Trump, such as healthcare, taxation, working conditions and the climate crisis.
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If there are Biden supporters in your life, you need to have serious conversations with them. Do not dwell on things that do not matter to them, like Biden’s record on bussing, or his latest nonsensical comment. Instead, keep the focus on the main argument that is sustaining his campaign: the idea that he is the best candidate to beat Trump. He isn’t. His electability is a myth, and when we look honestly at the facts we can see that Biden is actually a dangerously poor candidate to run.


Much more at the link.
Yes it is opinion.
Yes, Nathan J Robinson is the editor of the magazine “Current Affairs”.
Yes he has employed some Sanders supporters, and is likely a Sanders supporter himself.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply Stop saying Biden is the 'most electable'. Trump will run rings round him (Original post)
aidbo Jan 2020 OP
samnsara Jan 2020 #1
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #2
LongtimeAZDem Jan 2020 #3
dchill Jan 2020 #4
Drunken Irishman Jan 2020 #5
at140 Jan 2020 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2020 #7
Hoyt Jan 2020 #8
TidalWave46 Jan 2020 #11
Otto Lidenbrock Jan 2020 #9
lapfog_1 Jan 2020 #10

Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:07 PM

1. i dont agree

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:08 PM

2. That is truly an ignorant piece.

 

Mr. Robinson seems to have some problems keeping it together, emotionally.

This shit needs to go. It questions Bidens mental state. This is some info wars worthy shit.

"Nothing you can say about the former vice-president’s record, platform or mental state matters" From the article.

"Biden is not, in fact, the pragmatic choice. He would not beat Trump. He would lose. And we must say this over and over again." From the article.

Then the author goes all "Hunter Biden!!!"

Author is also a conspiracy theorist against progressives and the left.

Progressives, trust your gut: Elizabeth Warren is not one of us

From the author in the OP

He sounds like and unhinged right winger. Similar to how HA Goodman presented himself.
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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:09 PM

3. I see no real-world numbers to support this notion, and plenty that dispute it.

 

This is wishful thinking from another self-described socialist.
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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:09 PM

4. Is it still cannibalism when you eat yourself?

 

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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:10 PM

5. Basically: Ignore the reality in front of you but trust me.

 

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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:11 PM

6. I chalk it off as just an opinion piece...nt

 

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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:13 PM

7. You know what they say about opinions.

 

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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. The same man wrote this article, "Progressives, trust your gut: Elizabeth Warren is not one of us."

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/24/elizabeth-warren-not-progressive
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Response to Hoyt (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:17 PM

11. I had just added that to my comment.

 

I wonder if there is an HA Goodman Award out there.
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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:15 PM

9. Trump didn't run rings around anyone in 2016 in the debates

 

Not Hillary. Not his 16 GOP opponents.

Shouting, whining, insulting and being a bully was his MO and every debate he had he came out badly. It's just for his base they didn't care.
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Response to aidbo (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:16 PM

10. dozens to hundreds of polling results say otherwise

 

and there isn't any data to support his assertion.
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