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Otto Lidenbrock

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Shadow groups running attack ads are only bad NOW

https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1222567752491315201

Congressman Khanna didn't speak up for unity when the organisation he is a part of announced they were running anti-Biden and anti-Buttigieg ads two weeks ago



https://huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/justice-democrats-digital-ad-campaign-pete-buttigieg-joe-biden_n_5e1d6c6ec5b650c621e447c9?ri18n=true

https://www.justicedemocrats.com/candidates/


Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:16 PM (12 replies)

Why did this video not emerge in 2016?

When Bernie Sanders was attacking Hillary Clinton for the Crime Bill. She was the First Lady. He was a congressman and voted for it.

This video contradicts the argument that he only voted for it because the Violence Against Women Act was in the bill.

https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1221468426855755776
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Sun Jan 26, 2020, 03:40 PM (39 replies)

Protestors at Buttigieg event fake medical emergency to interrupt. Ambulance arrived in heavy snow.

https://twitter.com/IsaacDovere/status/1216536064816492546

This is vile. That was potentially one less ambulance for someone who really needed it.
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:40 AM (20 replies)

Today the Sanders campaign attacked Biden on busing. But Sanders opposed busing too.

https://twitter.com/RyanLizza/status/1216442010074255374

I wonder why this wasn't vetted when the initial busing controversy happened six months ago? It's only come to light now Bernie's campaign want to attack Biden on it.

One of the biggest things that sucks at two near-octogenerians being at the top is two weeks before voting starts we are relitigating stuff from when Gerald Ford was President
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Sun Jan 12, 2020, 04:39 PM (22 replies)

Joe Biden ripping into Ronald Reagan and explaining Republicans don't really care about the deficit

https://twitter.com/JoeTeens/status/1215107579203989505

But I keep hearing from Biden detractors online that he is Republican-lite or a Republican from the 1980s
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Fri Jan 10, 2020, 09:15 AM (6 replies)

Judge Judy endorses Michael Bloomberg

Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:00 PM (9 replies)

AOC: "In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are."

Ocasio-Cortez isn’t the first politician to become a cultural sensation, but she may be the first to do so at the very beginning of her career, when she is occupying the lowest rung of political power. Her main project going forward may be this: harnessing her immense star power and the legion of young lefties who see her as their avatar, not just to push the Democratic Party away from an obsession with its most moderate members but also to make the stuff of government, like congressional committee hearings and neighborhood town halls, into must-see TV. She said the Congressional Progressive Caucus should start kicking people out if they stray too far from the party line. Other caucuses within the Democratic Party in Congress require applications, Ocasio-Cortez pointed out. But “they let anybody who the cat dragged in call themselves a progressive. There’s no standard,” she said.

The same goes for the party as a whole: “Democrats can be too big of a tent.”

It is comments like that that kept Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the Democratic Party from reaching any kind of meaningful détente. I asked her what she thought her role would be as a member of Congress during, for instance, a Joe Biden presidency. “Oh God,” she said with a groan. “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.”


http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/aoc-first-year-in-washington.html

It's a bizarre comment given Joe has been a democrat since 1969, was the AOC of his era (elected to the senate at age 30), was ranked a solid liberal by accounts of his senate votes through the years and more importantly in my opinion, in other countries like the UK which has multiple parties having parliamentary seats, it is still between two parties for being the party in government. So for that reason having a big tent is important.
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Mon Jan 6, 2020, 09:59 AM (210 replies)

Folks, stop falling for twitter manipulation and clickbait soundbites

When candidates do town halls they are not giving five word answers. That should be pretty damn obvious. Yet this page in the past 24 hours has been full of misrepresentation of two responses Joe Biden gave. One about a republican VP and one about coal miners learning to code.

Here is an example of how Twitter pundits blow up these out of context.

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/1211763536218730498

The day after Mr Weigel provides the full answer.

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/1212029513166655489

Now you may still disagree with Biden's analysis but it's a much more thorough answer than reported initially where the hot-take that went viral was one line at the start and one line at the end while everything in between got glossed over.

I made the same point regarding Pete Buttigieg's comments about Anthony Kennedy and the Supreme Court in October. A viral tweet that gathered 10000 likes was a total false representation. The viral tweet was a deliberately cut out snippet with the context removed and provided no source so if you were like me who was sceptical you had to find the link yourself and read it in full context for yourself. If you did that, like me, you'd realise that tweet and the outrage it caused was a lie to smear Pete when he was on a surge.

It was a lengthy post but something I saw through then and urge others to do so now.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287323624

I'm an undecided voter because no candidate really strikes me as particularly standing out. They all are flawed in some ways. But as a voter it's my responsibility to learn about them. Watch their speeches myself, hear the interviews myself, read the articles myself. Social media is an open forum for disinformation and now more than ever we as voters should do our own homework rather than get sucked into every tweet we want to be true.
Posted by Otto Lidenbrock | Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:06 PM (3 replies)
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