Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!
 

Soph0571

(9,685 posts)
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:21 AM Apr 2020

It's a step away from damnation.

. Look, I could be a dick about this (I have been and I probably will be again, but, hey, this is the mood I'm in now) and say that if you're a Sanders voter who refuses to vote for Biden, you're giving the election to Trump and all that that means, especially when it comes to the Supreme Court. Instead, let me put it another way: Trump and his administration and his voters just fucking suck. They are just fucking terrible human beings who are actively harming people in the USA, who are accelerating climate change, who are savagely anti-immigrant, who want to get rid of women's rights and LGBTQ rights and civil rights, who have no problem with the country becoming a white nationalist Christian theocracy, who love guns and hate things like food inspections, who are corporatists at a level that would make even the most craven corporate teat-sucking Democrat look like an amateur, and who hate you, like hate you for existing and hate everything you stand for and would probably like to arrest you, eject you from the country, send you to a Trump reeducation camp or worse. Don't you wanna fuck up their world? I do. Very, very badly. I want their world shattered. The way to start to do that is to get rid of Trump. That's why I will have no problem voting for Biden. It's a step away from this path of damnation. I'll do it without any hesitation. You should, too.

https://rudepundit.blogspot.com/

Exactly all of this.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
22 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
It's a step away from damnation. (Original Post) Soph0571 Apr 2020 OP
A Pep talk from the Rude Pundit.. Cha Apr 2020 #1
Hey love :-) Soph0571 Apr 2020 #3
Biden needs all to vote for him now duforsure Apr 2020 #2
I believe it is the second part of the post that needs to be repeated. 3Hotdogs Apr 2020 #4
I'm liking Delphinus Apr 2020 #5
How can one prefer trump over Biden? Are they insane? oldsoftie Apr 2020 #10
Yep. Delphinus Apr 2020 #15
This. Perfect. DEbluedude Apr 2020 #6
If I had not backed Biden True Blue American Apr 2020 #7
It's like I said in 2016, wally baby Apr 2020 #8
You will vote for the good guy or the bad guy LiberalBrooke Apr 2020 #9
And the "i'm just not voting" are also votes for trump oldsoftie Apr 2020 #11
We all also have to get in the game at the LOCAL LEVEL. . . DinahMoeHum Apr 2020 #12
This +1000! mcar Apr 2020 #13
I like the last part the best! Demsrule86 Apr 2020 #14
Yeah me to - but I thought Bernie Bros might flag it if I included it!!! Soph0571 Apr 2020 #18
I'm with you 1000%, my dear Soph! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2020 #16
Thanks Peggy Soph0571 Apr 2020 #19
Put simply,it's Thje Un-Tied States, or the United States. Pathwalker Apr 2020 #17
K&R Blue Owl Apr 2020 #20
Absolutely ibegurpard Apr 2020 #21
rude pundent needs to go after republican backed GE spoilers like Jill & their malejill. Sunlei Apr 2020 #22
 

Cha

(300,847 posts)
1. A Pep talk from the Rude Pundit..
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:31 AM
Apr 2020
That's why I will have no problem voting for Biden. It's a step away from this path of damnation. I'll do it without any hesitation. You should, too.

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

Soph0571

(9,685 posts)
3. Hey love :-)
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:00 AM
Apr 2020

Hope you are staying safe

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

duforsure

(11,885 posts)
2. Biden needs all to vote for him now
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:50 AM
Apr 2020

Or risk extreme damage to us and our country and government from these career serial liars , and corrupt people wanting all the wealth now, while they have us grovelling just to survive. By putting them back in control another 4 years will be from ignorance after seeing everything they've done. We'll be like in putins russia and heading there fast if these people get in again.

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

3Hotdogs

(12,837 posts)
4. I believe it is the second part of the post that needs to be repeated.
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:04 AM
Apr 2020

The chance to fuck up Koch's world. The chance to fuck up Franklin, Pat and Jimmy's world. Fuck Jamie Dimon. Fuck the Plastic Princess and Jar-Jar.

and

Fuck the Orange Buttplug.

Who wouldn't go for that?

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

Delphinus

(11,932 posts)
5. I'm liking
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:13 AM
Apr 2020

what you say.

I bookmarked the thread because there will come a time when I need to post this on Facebook for some to read. There are those already who are saying they won't vote for Biden - that he sucks. They need to get their heads around what NOT voting for Biden means. Seem to be fair-weather Dems, if you ask me.

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

oldsoftie

(13,135 posts)
10. How can one prefer trump over Biden? Are they insane?
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:11 AM
Apr 2020

I get how you may be unhappy YOUR person didnt win. But you'd rather keep trump?
I've seen the same bullshit from the right wingers. Many refused to vote for Romney because he "wasnt conservative enough".
Its a line of thought that makes no sense.
"I want a $2 an hour raise" ....Boss: "I'll give you $1.25"
"Then forget it, i'll just stay where i am"
Idiots

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

Delphinus

(11,932 posts)
15. Yep.
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:28 PM
Apr 2020

Very disturbing.

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

DEbluedude

(820 posts)
6. This. Perfect.
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:25 AM
Apr 2020
"You just gotta give up the ideal fuck for the fuck you get to have. Or you're just never gonna get laid."
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

True Blue American

(18,054 posts)
7. If I had not backed Biden
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:35 AM
Apr 2020

From the beginning I sure would now. The attacks on Joe, one of the most decent, honorable men in Politics has me so angry I would go through hell and high water to see him win, now!

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

wally baby

(17 posts)
8. It's like I said in 2016,
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:47 AM
Apr 2020

either Hillary or Trump is going to be president. You better pick one.

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

LiberalBrooke

(528 posts)
9. You will vote for the good guy or the bad guy
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:49 AM
Apr 2020

It is as simple as that

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

oldsoftie

(13,135 posts)
11. And the "i'm just not voting" are also votes for trump
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:12 AM
Apr 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

DinahMoeHum

(22,078 posts)
12. We all also have to get in the game at the LOCAL LEVEL. . .
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:22 AM
Apr 2020
https://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2020/04/random-observations-on-end-of.html

(boldface emphasis is mine - DMH)

The job of progressives now is to influence Biden as much as possible, to get progressive candidates elected to the House and Senate, to get progressive governors and state legislatures and motherfuckin' school boards into office. You wanna make all this shit happen? Then you have to build it into the political fabric of the nation, not just in the White House. . . .I've written for years about how Democrats, especially ones that have any progressive inclinations, need to create a new narrative, one that says the United States is the inclusive, liberatory place we've believe it could be, even if it fails sometimes to live up that ideal. You have to get that narrative into the political DNA of the country, and the way you do that is by embedding it at the local level, as well as the national.


And that starts with being a member of the local Democratic committee in your hometown, and becoming a district leader/precinct captain/etc.





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

mcar

(43,044 posts)
13. This +1000!
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:32 AM
Apr 2020

If progressives and third parties want to make national inroads, they need to start with down ballot races. That is how they will have influence.

And that starts with being a member of the local Democratic committee in your hometown, and becoming a district leader/precinct captain/etc.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Demsrule86

(69,911 posts)
14. I like the last part the best!
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:51 AM
Apr 2020

"5a. If you're a Sanders voter who now says they'll vote for Trump, you never supported Sanders's causes. You're just a fucking twatcrab who gets off on seeing things fucked up. Fuck off all the way out of here." K&R

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

Soph0571

(9,685 posts)
18. Yeah me to - but I thought Bernie Bros might flag it if I included it!!!
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 05:58 PM
Apr 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,734 posts)
16. I'm with you 1000%, my dear Soph!
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:35 PM
Apr 2020

This is no time for fooling around. We must be seriously involved in getting rid of tRump and all his grifting family and cronies.

Thanks for the link. I plan to post at least your highlighted part on Facebook. There's more than one person over there whom I care about, who say they will never vote for Joe, who needs to see and read this!

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

Soph0571

(9,685 posts)
19. Thanks Peggy
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:00 PM
Apr 2020

It is too important. I do not think it hyperbole to say the survival of Western Democracies depend on this election.

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

Pathwalker

(6,601 posts)
17. Put simply,it's Thje Un-Tied States, or the United States.
Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:57 PM
Apr 2020

By making every state compete with all the other states for the necessary medical supplies to diagnose and treat this pandemic, tRump and his evil minions are in the process of UNtying our once United States, all for the purpose of destroying it. If you're willing to do that, you're no Democrat, nor are you a progressive. And, in my opinion, you're a traitor to the UNITED STATES.

Un-Tied States or United States. You decides.

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

ibegurpard

(16,765 posts)
21. Absolutely
Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:32 AM
Apr 2020

I like to refer to it as voting for breathing room

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

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
22. rude pundent needs to go after republican backed GE spoilers like Jill & their malejill.
Fri Apr 10, 2020, 06:18 AM
Apr 2020

republicans backed stein & Johnson campaigns to steal about 6% of votes in several key states to help hand the win to republicans in many small districts. Count on the republican party to do the same this election.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
Latest Discussions»Retired Forums»Democratic Primaries»It's a step away from dam...