HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Progressive2020 » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2

Progressive2020

Profile Information

Member since: Tue Aug 1, 2017, 07:37 PM
Number of posts: 695

Journal Archives

Bloomberg's Error

I think Bloomberg's strategy of skipping South Carolina and focusing on Super Tuesday will ultimately result in his failure. Bloomberg was positioning himself to be the moderate, anti-Bernie candidate. He would be fighting for this crown mainly with Joe Biden. Now, with some polls showing a Biden surge in South Carolina, and no Bloomberg in that contest, Biden has a real chance. If Biden takes the lion's share of the victory there and shows that he can beat Sanders, it will resurrect Biden's flagging campaign after losses in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

If this happens, if Biden wins South Carolina and holds Bernie down to low numbers there, Biden's campaign will be re-energized for Super Tuesday. Then it may well turn out to be a contest between Biden and Bernie. If Bloomberg had gotten on the ballot in South Carolina, he might have been able to stop Biden there. Now, with Biden unopposed by Bloomberg in South Carolina, Biden may be positioned for a significant win in that state. And that could propel Biden into the Super Tuesday contest as the Democratic alternative to Bernie. It might be too late at that point for Bloomberg, and the contest will essentially be between Biden and Sanders.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Thu Feb 27, 2020, 10:46 PM (23 replies)

After Trump

When Trump is out of office, what will become of him? My thinking is that there might be civil and criminal investigations into him and what he has done in his corrupt administration. It seems established policy that a sitting President can not be indicted, only impeached.

I think that once Trump is out of office many prosecutors in some jurisdictions will be off of the leash. They will be investigating Trump and his corrupt cronies like Jared Kushner and others for a variety of possible crimes. So Trump might be investigated, maybe prosecuted at some point.

Trump's "administration" has been the most corrupt in American History. He might still have to answer for that corruption. The only figure like him in American history is Boss Tweed, who ran the corrupt Tammany Hall Political Machine in New York City in the 19th Century. It is worth noting that this formerly powerful figure in American politics ended up dying in a jail cell in New York City. So I wonder what your views are on what will become of Trump after he is out of the White House?
Posted by Progressive2020 | Thu Feb 27, 2020, 04:48 PM (6 replies)

Medicare For All

A recent article on Salon shows that Multiple Studies assert that Medicare For All is much cheaper than the Public Option pushed by some Moderates-

https://www.salon.com/2020/multiple-studies-show-medicare-for-all-would-be-cheaper-than-public-option-pushed-by-moderates/

[Sorry, I am having trouble with the link. If you go to Salon and search "Medicare For All Cheaper", you will get the article.]

https://www.salon.com

The point of the article is that Multiple Studies have shown Medicare For All is cheaper than the Public Option (Medicare For All Who Want It), and not just cheaper, but much cheaper. So people harassing Bernie for costs should point out that the Public Option pushed by his opponents is much more expensive than Medicare For All.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Mon Feb 24, 2020, 05:16 PM (9 replies)

Sanders Surging?

Sanders is showing signs of surging in the Dem Primary, and so the knives are coming out. My question to DUers is- if by some chance Sanders is the Democratic Nominee, will you support his campaign in the General Election over Trump?

I myself will support whoever gets the nomination, even if it is someone like Bloomberg, who I despise. Bloomberg wants to bypass democracy and the primaries and use his money to get a brokered convention in his favor. As despicable as this is, it is still better than Trump. I would vote for Bloomberg over Trump. The lesser of two evils.

To those that despise Sanders, I would ask if you will support Sanders versus Trump, if it gets down to that? I will support whoever the Democratic Nominee is, even if I do not much like them, at all, like Bloomberg. Will you do the same with Sanders if by some chance he gets the nomination?
Posted by Progressive2020 | Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:54 PM (42 replies)

Trump Is Criminal

Trump is a criminal who has Abused the Power of his office. He is surrounded by accomplices and enablers who are engaged criminal cover-ups of the President's illegal activities. The Republicans in the Senate voted against Impeachment Acquittal, and so are now part of the criminal cover-up. Barr is just one of the chief accomplices and enablers of Trump's criminal activities.

Back in the day, when it became apparent that Nixon was involved in crimes, break-ins, and cover-ups over Watergate, many Congressional Republicans sided against Nixon and Nixon resigned before he could be impeached and tried in the Senate. So back then, some Republicans has principles and spines. Now the Senate Republicans have neither spines nor morals. Their vote to acquit Trump in the Impeachment trial amounts to an assistance of Trumps crimes, and so history will judge them as accomplices to the cover-up.

Of course we need to get the criminal Trump out of the office of President as soon as possible, which looks like the election in November 2020. If we do not, we might lose our democracy to a criminal authoritarian Tyrant who is getting away with criminal activity, corrupting and destroying our democracy.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:10 PM (2 replies)

Some Pundits Have Called Trump A King

That is an abuse of the term. Kings are leaders of Nobility. Kings have codes to follow. A good King supports nobility, honor, and justice. Trump is no King. He is a con man, a grifter, a dangerous fool, and an Authoritarian who would like to be a Dictator. He is no King.

If Trump were a King, he would be a bad King, a Tyrant. He is not even that. Even a bad King comes from the nobility. Trump is nowhere near that. He is a gross and garish Nouveau Riche, a cheap social climber/wannabe, and a crude thug. He is a narcissist with no sense of honor, justice, right or wrong. So to the pundits- please stop calling Trump a King. That elevates him too much. He is a two-bit tin Dictator wannabe. Nowhere near being kingly in any sense.
Posted by Progressive2020 | Fri Jan 31, 2020, 03:26 PM (6 replies)
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2