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How we got here... Choice Paralysis

In the beginning we had 20 candidates and now we have around a half dozen left that are unable to unite the Democratic Party to take on Trump. And everyone except Bernie supporters are panicking.

This is s result of having too many choices and too few debates. In hindsight the DNC should have split the debates into 3 or 4 groups to give lesser known candidates a chance to speak. And dropped the stupid polling threshold since polls aren't reliable anymore.

It shocked me how many interesting and diverse candidates had to drop out before a single vote was cast. And how in the days before Iowa and New Hampshire people were still undecided about who to vote for.

Basically we as a party had choice paralysis. And Democrats who don't want Bernie to win still have it. That's why the so called "moderate" vote kerps getting split between Buttigieg, Biden, Warren and Klobuchar.
We were so concerned with electability and finding the perfect candidate to beat Trump we were overly cautious.

Choice Paralysis:
1. When we have more choices, we make worse decisions.

2. Having too much choice causes paralysis so we cannot make any decision at all.

3. More importantly, we also spend time thinking about the choices we didnít pick, instead of being happy with the one we did choose. The more choices, the more we feel we Ďmissed out on.

At this point we have to unite as a party to defeat Trump. If the nominee is Bernie so be it. However he definitely needs to reach out to the supporters of the other candidates and drop the whole "Democratic Establishment" line of attack. Trump and Putin ate trying to divide us like in 2016. We're all responsible for not allowing that to happen again.
Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Mon Feb 24, 2020, 12:34 PM (11 replies)

Trump's insanity regarding Russia

Insane: uable to think in a clear or sensible way
Trumpís attitude towards Russian interference in our elections is pure insanity.

Ever since Comey informed him that Russia interfered he has denied it, overreacted and acts like it's all a deep state conspiracy.

Trump still reacts by firing people, obstructing investigations and trying to prove it was Ukraine and not Russia. His actions lead to the Mueller investigation and even got him impeached. And yet he's still doing everything he can to make sure Russia can continue to interfere in our elections.

Either he's a total moron or a Russian asset. Either way he's got no one to blame but himself for the endless investigations and suspicions regarding his relationship with Putin. The guy is obsessed with proving Russia didn't help him win in 2016 and blows a gasket anytime the intelligent community mentions the interference is ongoing. It's total insanity and he's never going to try to stop them.

Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Fri Feb 21, 2020, 07:02 PM (18 replies)

What poll do you trust the most? If any...

There's so many different polls trying to predict who's going to win the Democratic nomination. Which one do you trust the most?

Personally I don't trust any of them after what happened in 2016. At this point the only one I consistently check is Trumpís approval rating on Five Thirty Eight. To make sure it's still underwater.
Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:24 AM (9 replies)

What are your fears about a Trump 2nd term?

What are your biggest fears about what Trump might do if he's re-elected?
Personally I've always had the same fear: That he might deliberately or inadvertently start a nuclear war. Or more likely a world war in the middle east.

My secondary fear is that his domestic policies are going to get me or one of my family and friends killed. Possibly due to lack of healhcare, gun violence, EPA rollbacks, eliminating the social safety net, etc...

Undoubtedly his cognitive decline and pathological narcissism is going to get worse. And the Republican party is going to become even more extreme.

Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:45 PM (45 replies)

Bernie's health records

The one concern that seems to keeps coming up with voters and the media regarding Bernie is that he's 78 years old and had a heart attack last October.

Personally I think he could put this issue to rest by releasing his full medical records. Just like John McCain did in 2008. The fact that Bernie decided not to release them before the Iowa caucus after promising to makes it look like he has something to hide.

What do other people think? You know if he gets the nomination the Trump campaign is going to make up rumors about his health just like they did with Hillary.
Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:16 PM (65 replies)

Why so many federal judge vacancies?

I've read Grim Reaper McConnell has filled around a 100 federal judge vacancies so far and is still going strong. My question, if federal judges get lifetime appointments, why are their so many open seats right now?

Did hundreds of judges suddenly die or resign? I realize Mitch blocked most of Obama's judiciary picks but it still doesn't make sense.
Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:31 PM (9 replies)

Pundits saying Trump will be re-elected

When the MSM and political pundits are constantly predicting that "Trump is going to get re-elected" what exactly is their goal? Considering the election isnt for 11 months and the primaries haven't even started are they...
- Trying to scare Democrats or make us feel like it's our fault Trump won't simply go away?
- Punish House Democrats for daring to impeach Trump and angering his already angry base?
- Telling us that none of our candidates are good enough and that we need to conjure up someone more "electable?"
- They get a sadistic thrill in terrorizing the over 55% of Americans who can't stand Trump and who's biggest fear is 5 more years of his toxic Presidency?

I guess it's just that Trump is good for ratings. They know putting his name in a headline gets people's attention. They've been using this trick since 2015 and laughing all the way to the bank. Maybe they're afraid if Trump doesn't get re-elected they'll lose their main source of revenue.

Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Wed Dec 25, 2019, 12:57 AM (41 replies)

Impeachment case too confusing? LOL

So tired of hearing political commentators saying the impeachment case against Trump is "too confusing" for the American people to understand and that Democrats need to better explain it to the public.

The facts of this case couldn't be simpler. The only question now is do Americans actually give a damn. We know Trumpublicans don't give AF if Trump asks other countries to help keep him in power. And they'll investigate anyone that stands in Trumpís way.

At this point it's up to over 150 million people who didn't vote for this corrupt and deranged President to decide his fate. If they ignore this whole impeachment process because "none of it matters" and allow Trump to get re-elected they'll prove the pundits opinions right: That the American people are too stupid to focus on anything serious regarding our democracy and national security.

Republicans are counting on the majority of Americans to be willfully ignorant and apathetic to what's really going on in this administration.. Hopefully we can prove them wrong like we did in 2018.
Posted by liberalmediaaddict | Tue Dec 10, 2019, 08:06 PM (18 replies)
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