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Question: Which candidate is strongest on protecting Social Security & Medicare?

I'm thinking it's probably Warren?

Anyone know?

Social Security is so important as a social program and has been one of the most successful programs in the U.S. It is a big reason why seniors living in poverty decreased from over 60% to less than 20%. Investment companies have lobbyists pushing hard for privatizing it, calling it any number of other things. The latest thing is taking part of Social Security and putting it in 401K accounts for people. That's neither social nor secure. That's just privatizing part of SS and giving a chunk of it in fees to investment companies.

We all know the Godsend that Medicare has been for seniors in this country, the only one of the First World countries that doesn't provide health care to all of its citizens.

These programs aren't for "deadbeats." Workers pay into these programs for decades, usually, to get these benefits, at a time of life where people often don't have the option of working to replace these benefits.

I want to see a candidate who stands firm against the lobbyists and Republicans to protect Social Security and Medicare.

Republicans will try to look normal after losing in 2020.

They will walk among us, trying to look normal. But don't be fooled. In the end, they will revert to their true selves. (2 min. clip)

Hickenlooper got booed off the stage when speaking in California.


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/john-hickenlooper-socialism-booing

As much as people disagreed with him, this was just tacky and unnecessarily rude and cruel. California.

It should've been me!

British comedy with Dawn French, The Vicar of Dibley, and the hunk guy (forget his name...famous in Great Britain & plays a part in Lord of the Rings). For those of us who have ever felt that it should've been us! (who got that man, that promotion, that raise).

Cheap politics: McConnell says he'd fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, if one came up.

https://twitter.com/hardball/status/1135265182916042752


Our leaders need to ask themselves: Is this a guy we can "work across the aisle" with? Have unity with?

Trump, Pelosi, and Bush...oh my!

Lions & tigers & bears! Oh, My!

2008:
"When [Pelosi] first got in and was named speaker," Trump said to Blitzer then, "I met her. And I'm very impressed by her. I think she's a very impressive person, I like her a lot." "But I was surprised that she didn't do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush," he continued. "It just seemed like she was really going to look to impeach Bush and get him out of office. Which personally I think would have been a wonderful thing."

Blitzer interjected: "To impeach him?"

"For the war," Trump replied. "For the war! Well, he lied! He got us into the war with lies!"


"I mean, look at the trouble Bill Clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant," Trump said, referring to the Monica Lewinsky investigation. "And they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. And yet Bush got us into this horrible war with lies, by lying. By saying they had WMDs, by saying all sorts of things that happened not to be true."


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/13/in-2008-donald-trump-said-george-w-bush-shouldve-been-impeached/?utm_term=.c854d1407d75

2019:
Trump on impeachment: 'It's a dirty, filthy, disgusting word'

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/30/trump-impeachment-dirty-word-1347500

Bill Kristol: Ad by "Republicans for the Rule of Law"

I think this short video in Bill Kristol's tweet is very powerful.

https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1134137830299590656

Imagine it's election night in FL. We're down to the wire. Trump & Dem. are tied.

It changes regularly...Trump's ahead, then the Dem. is ahead, then Trump's ahead, then the Dem. is ahead.

There have been some problems in the state. Bad weather resulted in some polling places being closed temporarily. Some ballots have gone missing in some districts. There may have been an issue with absentee ballots.

But the counting continues. In the end, Trump is ahead. He declares himself the winner, even if only technically and barely.

Which Democratic candidate is going to go to the mat, to ensure he or she lost legitimately? To ensure every vote that is needed, is counted? Which Democratic candidate is going to insist that the people know for certain who their state voted for? Which candidate is going to say that it's very unlikely that further counting would change the results, so for the good of the country, we need to move forward and accept that Trump won?

I'm guessing (and this is in no way saying that I think they are the best candidates or ones I plan on supporting for the nomination)...I'm thinking that the most tenacious and insistent on all votes being counted would be Sanders and Warren. ???

Who do you think would go the distance, even at the end of a very loooong race?

Howard Stern dishes w/Anderson Cooper on Trump, Hillary, & current Dem candidates

This is a clip of Anderson's longer interview with Howard Stern. Some pretty interesting tidbits, as Howard Stern dishes on Trump. He also talks briefly about Hillary Clinton, and a couple of honorable mentions to current Democratic candidates.

He dishes on the "publicity stunt" that Trump pulled, in running for President. And his belief that Bill Clinton was the greatest President the country has ever had. And that he's been a Hillary supporter since way back and did everything he could think of to get her on his show. The clip is less than 10 minutes long.



He's obstructing justice in plain sight.

A blanket objection and refusal to obey any subpoena or request from a co-equal branch of government, which has the legal authority and duty to investigate possible crimes and corrupt behavior revealed in other testimony and evidence obtained legally by both Congress and the Special Counsel. Now, saying that he won't do his job (infrastructure that HE promised to his voters), unless the investigation ends... can't get any more obvious than that.

Obstruction of justice in plain sight, and Trumpers STILL can't see what the con man is. Some do and don't care. But some really ARE that blinded by worship and loyalty.
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