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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 03:55 PM

 

My "official" endorsement on my social media pages

As if anyone really cares about such things, I wrote this today:

I have avoided expressing my political preferences very much in the primary so far, for two main reasons: 1 - Supporting candidate A doesn't require dissing candidate B, and all too often, that's how these discussions end. We are all allies and need to act as such. I am proud of the huge depth of potential candidates the Democratic Party has offered up, and all would be superior to the crackpot that currently resides in the WH. Full disclosure: I have donated substantially to all of the major candidates. 2 - I think the primary processes are too long and byzantine, and leads to 24/7/365 campaigns for office, which IMO, does not help in governing the country in the least.

I do, however, think it is time for the field to tighten up and defragment.

To that end, I am asking everyone to read my little essay, especially all my many friends in California (since a plurality of them live there and Super Tuesday is coming fast) and to seriously consider Elizabeth Warren for your vote. I have gone back and forth and have debated the merits of all of them, and truly believe she is the best candidate for the office of President that we have had in a long time. As a political junkie and activist since 1976, I feel qualified to make this observation. I actually wanted her to run in 2015 before she opted out. Please also refer to her website, and her bio articles. I endorse Elizabeth Warren for the following reasons:

1 - Liz has a long record of successfully fighting corruption, starting with her fighting unfair bankruptcy laws, resulting in the laws restricting the ability of corporations to force individuals into bankruptcy. She helped create and run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She fought strongly for more stringent banking regulations after the 2008 crash. One of her main themes of her Presidential run is to remove the corruption that permeates Washington - once and for all! She has made it clear she WILL hold law-breakers in the government accountable for their actions, and will pursue criminal and civil charges as required. Her considered, rational and devastating take-down of Mike Bloomberg in the last debate shows she will not flinch when it comes to calling out Donald Trump, in public, during the General Election campaign.

2 - She is a strongly Pragmatic Progressive, who wants to tax the wealthy on their fortunes to fund the massive structural improvements in climate change, universal health care, education, child care, consumer protection, voting rights, labor laws and other items on her agenda that she proposes. She understands and advocates common sense, shared, team approaches to problem solving and has repeatedly proven herself as a leader who can be trusted to listen to the experts, as well as the layman, and make the right decisions. She doesn't believe that government should control everything, just regulate and tax corporations and the wealthy appropriately, so that the economy can work for everyone fairly. She believes in science!! Wouldn't that be a nice change?

3 - Liz is one of most intelligent people to have ever run for President, having taught law at various Universities including bankruptcy and contract law at Harvard University, and has written five books, coauthored a number of others, as well as authored many articles. She will appoint intelligent and fair judges to the Supreme Court and lower courts.

4 - She has extensive experience in foreign affairs, having served on the Committee on Armed Services, and travelled to Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. This article from CNN outlines her positions rather well: https: //www.cnn.com/2020/01/10/politics/elizabeth-warren-foreign-policy/index.html (link broken on purpose, just remove the space after https. She supports our Veterans and wants to put in place rational, multilateral and multi-national solutions to terror and international conflict.

5 -She has a goal of reducing domestic gun violence by 80% by removing the NRAs ability to block legislation and put in place gun buyback programs, as well as funding research into the root causes of gun violence that has been stymied by the GOP for decades. She also supports common sense laws that aim to reduce gun deaths, much as previous era leaders reduced automotive deaths.

6 - She is the most well-positioned to be able to unify the various wings of the Democratic Party and lead us to the victory we all need, not only in the race for the Presidency, but in the down-ticket races for the Senate, which we MUST retake and in the House of Representatives, which we must not lose.

7 - While I am not one who cares much about endorsement, she has them from Julian Castro, the Working Families Party, Alicia Garza - the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Robert Reich, countless current and former politicians and celebrities, and a wide variety of media outlets.

So, please join me in supporting Elizabeth Warren. I have spent a lot of effort analyzing all of the candidates, and truly believe she provides the best and most balanced approaches to solving our country's and the world's many crises, and will be able to put together the most effective coalitions, both nationally and internationally, to combat climate change, massive wealth inequality and never-ending wars. In my opinion, she has the experience, temperament, broadly-based appeal and the detailed plans required to lead us in the post-Trump mess we will find ourselves in come Jan 20, 2021.

She details these plans and many others on her website, https://elizabethwarren.com/ (just bypass the donation page, for now, but if you want to support her financially, please join us!)

Thanks!




If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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relayerbob Feb 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #1
relayerbob Feb 2020 #2
Faux pas Feb 2020 #3
relayerbob Feb 2020 #4
Faux pas Feb 2020 #6
relayerbob Feb 2020 #7
Faux pas Feb 2020 #12
relayerbob Feb 2020 #20
PETRUS Feb 2020 #5
relayerbob Feb 2020 #8
PETRUS Feb 2020 #10
relayerbob Feb 2020 #11
ismnotwasm Feb 2020 #9
Laelth Feb 2020 #13
relayerbob Feb 2020 #19
lunasun Feb 2020 #14
MoonlitKnight Feb 2020 #15
relayerbob Feb 2020 #18
krissey Feb 2020 #16
relayerbob Feb 2020 #17

Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 03:56 PM

1. Compelling Arguments! Very Nice!

 

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 03:57 PM

2. Thank you

 

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 03:58 PM

3. Just getting

 

ready to mark my Washington state ballot now.
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Response to Faux pas (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:03 PM

4. I hope this helps a little!

 

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:07 PM

6. Lol

 

I was already voting for her, I just don't know how to change my undecided status. Thanks
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Response to Faux pas (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:35 PM

7. lol

 

It's in the "My Profile" sectin
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:08 PM

12. Thank you

 

relayerbob!
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Response to Faux pas (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:04 PM

20. Yay!!

 

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:06 PM

5. Thanks for posting!

 

Warren has been one of my favorites from the start. My primary is after super Tuesday, so I'm holding off on a final decision until those results are determined, but I do hope she does well.
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Response to PETRUS (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:36 PM

8. I'm in Georgia

 

So I get it. I'm hoping to get a few more votes for her in CA, so that she will be in contention after Super Tuesday!
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:39 PM

10. You speak well for your candidate.

 

I'll be rooting for her right along with you.

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:40 PM

11. Thank you

 

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:38 PM

9. K&R

 

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:20 PM

13. Superb! Well said.

 

Were I running for office, I would treasure an endorsement like yours.

-Laelth
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Response to Laelth (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:04 PM

19. Thank you!!

 

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:22 PM

14. Rec

 

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:24 PM

15. Welcome to the persistence

 

Well written.
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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:04 PM

18. Thanks!

 

I've been with Liz since 2015, but this time around, it's been a tough choice. She's always been my first choice, but I wanted to be open-minded. Now it's clear we need her to unify the party
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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:27 PM

16. I agree. Do you mind if I cop y and paste, if I choose? On my Fb?

 

I have already put one out in my own words a couple days ago. This is much more considers with her accomplishments and positions. Mine was all about macro view of Warren for support.
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Response to krissey (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:02 PM

17. Not at all, use it as you wish

 

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