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Otto Lidenbrock

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A question about Warren

Just a curiosity I have - Hillary got panned by progressives when her "Goldwater Girl" past was brought up. She was 17 at the time of the 1964 election and voting age at the time was 21. But Warren who was a Republican until 1996 (age 47) largely has escaped being asked about it on the trail.

Goldwater wanted to repeal the Civil Rights Act act in the 1960s, so did Reagan. Did Warren support Reaganomics which in many ways derailed the middle class she now has the plans to fix?

Now I like Warren, I've often said on here when it comes to policy details she is miles ahead of the rest. I would be happy to vote for her because she has a track record since being a democrat of progressivism. My curiosity is will her Republican past be a hindrance for her as it was for Hillary. Or have we reconciled that the attacks on Hillary were overblown?

Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Thu May 23, 2019, 02:55 PM (36 replies)

'A Guiding Light and Inspiration.' Why 2020 Democratic Candidates Are Flocking to Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again.

A peanut farmer turned politician then worldwide humanitarian, Carter is taking on a special role as several Democratic candidates look to his family-run campaign after the Watergate scandal as the road map for toppling President Donald Trump in 2020.

“Jimmy Carter is a decent, well-meaning person, someone who people are talking about again given the time that we are in,” Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said in an interview. “He won because he worked so hard, and he had a message of truth and honesty. I think about him all the time.”

Klobuchar is one of at least three presidential hopefuls who’ve ventured to the tiny town of Plains, Georgia, to meet with Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, who is 91. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, also have visited with the Carters, including attending the former president’s Sunday School lesson in Plains.

Carter had planned to teach at Maranatha Baptist Church again Sunday, but he is still recuperating at home days after hip replacement surgery following a fall as he was preparing for a turkey hunt.

“An extraordinary person,” Buttigieg told reporters after meeting Carter. “A guiding light and inspiration,” Booker said in a statement. Klobuchar has attended Carter’s church lesson, as well, and says she emails with him occasionally. “He signs them ‘JC,'” she said with a laugh.

It’s quite a turnabout for a man who largely receded from party politics after his presidency, often without being missed by his party’s leaders in Washington, where he was an outsider even as a White House resident.

To be sure, more 2020 candidates have quietly sought counsel from Trump’s predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Several have talked with former President Bill Clinton, who left office in 2001. But those huddles have been more hush-hush, disclosed through aides dishing anonymously. Sessions with Carter, on the other hand, are trumpeted on social media and discussed freely, suggesting an appeal that Obama and Clinton may not have.


Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Sun May 19, 2019, 11:47 AM (6 replies)

Biden talking about climate change & policy in January (14 minutes)

Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Fri May 10, 2019, 08:00 PM (4 replies)

Another 15 second Biden clip is doing the rounds on social media


"OMG Biden hates millennials!"

Someone posted a longer clip to add some much needed context.


It's going to a real problem for Joe if this is going to keep happening.
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Sat May 4, 2019, 12:27 PM (47 replies)

"I was no great fan of President Carter's."

Said Bernie Sanders in 1985. The man who would three decades later invoke President Carter's name as an ally in his fight for the presidency.


If this primary is going to be a battle of finding old clips and spinning them around then two can play at that game.
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Thu May 2, 2019, 06:21 PM (14 replies)
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