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I just donated to Elizabeth Warren

This is a big thing-it was a small contribution but not something that easily fits in my limited budget. My dream ticket is Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg as VP...We would have elected inarguably the most diverse ticket ever. By age, by minority status, and by political philosophy.If you are liberal elizabeth leads the ticket and if you are centrist Buttigieg is on deck....oldest and youngest...female and LGBT. Were they elected I would hope Buttigieg became more liberal under her tutelage.

For the folks who sent me hearts...

I have nothing (Well-little) against Steyer and Bloomberg

But I have no desire to play my billionaire is better than your billionaire. I could accept with Mayor Pete with limited government experience but to me the very term "democratic" should mean money cannot buy in. The term is to "dabble" in politics as done by rich people. It is how we got Trump. I don't doubt "our" billionaires would be better, but you know what, we have actual candidates who are not even millionaires or only just recently crossed that line. And that means they may even have, like you or me, faced a bill in their lifetime they worried about how to pay it. I WANT that in the person we elect! It's why Elizabeth Warren is someone I could gladly vote for. I want someone like me-and I mean I want them smarter, and nicer, and more generous than me-but also who understands what lower middle class means.

Abuse of power is not a crime?

" on September 9, Kenneth Starr submitted his report and 18 boxes of supporting documents to the House of Representatives. Released to the public two days later, the Starr Report outlined a case for impeaching Clinton on 11 grounds, including perjury, obstruction of justice, witness-tampering, and ABUSE OF POWER, and also provided explicit details of the sexual relationship between the president and Ms. Lewinsky."


I think it would be a real power move

...for Joe Biden to announce he would not campaign while the Senate is holding the impeachment trial. It would be true leadership and sportsmanship and might even force a total boycott on campaign events by others. Yeah, I support Warren but this is about Democrats showing fair play and class. Sure wouldn't hurt to have sympathetic coverage from the press!

Beginning in Earnest...

Okay-the political season is heating up-just had two young ladies canvassing for Andrew Yang at my door. Polite and respectful, they invited me to a meeting with him at Governor's Inn tomorrow evening (Rochester NH). I declined but It's nice to see civic engagement.

There's been discussion of the Female reporter who was slapped on the backside

The guy involved has been charged with "sexual battery". While this may not be popular here I wonder if in terms of gender equity this might not be a case of overcharging-rather that battery alone might be a more appropriate charge-here is my thought-had he done this to a male reporter it most likely have been ignored or if pressed resulted in a battery charge. By raising this to sexual battery is not the law itself declaring that the female buttocks, just like female nipples to be of a pure sexual nature encouraging gender discrimination? A man in a locker room may not appreciate an ass slap but if he insisted the offender be charged with sexual battery I believe there would be some pushback. I'd just like other posters to comment.

Suppose McConnell wanted out

So he gives his coordination spiel. He knows nothing he does will please Trump and any course he takes will hurt him politically. But if there was a huge outcry by the public he might be forced (ahem) to recuse himself and let the chips fall where they may....Gee Mr. President I REALLY wanted to help but I guess I slipped up when I said so in public. Mitch is no babe in the woods and that coordination pledge seems suspicious.

Greg Steube GOP Rep

Just stated he was "outraged" by whatever, "as a combat vet"...

But here is his military record:After he finished law school, Greg enlisted in the US Army after the September 11th attacks and served for four years. While he was in the Army he spent one year as a commissioned Airborne Infantry Officer and three years in the US Army JAG Corps, serving as a Captain with the 25th Infantry Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During his time in the service he earned the Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Bar, and the Parachutist Badge.

Note he was NOT awarded a CIB or CAB meaning he never engaged the enemy with fire while coming under fire. Also no purple heart so never injured by the enemy and no combat awards...

In short he was what some refer to as a REMF and I prefer to call "combat adjacent" since he may have eaten in the same mess hall as combat veterans.

He's another GOP fake!

I'm going to say something about Hunter Biden

For the GOP $50K a month is big graft? Horseshit-Hunter Biden is a licensed attorney from a highly esteemed DC law firm. Now if you know about attorneys you mostly know they work a shit-ton of hours, but let's pretend that Hunter Biden is a slacker that only worked 40 hours a week...or 2000 hours a year and let's even admit his name on the corporate mast had value and that while he was a licensed attorney he did not have specialized experience in the energy field. But he was hired to ensure ethics compliance and I've seen no argument he was not qualified for that...

So if he worked 2000 hrs on ethics compliance and lent his name as a surety the actual cost per hour was about $300 an hour and I could name a shitload of people who paid attorneys with no name recognition more. Everybody on this board has seen millions shoveled to the GOP and their candidates just for access-treat this "controversy" as it deserves-tell the GOP to fuck off with their made up bullshit.
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