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Undecided 48%
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Response to billpolonsky (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 06:35 PM

27. If after 40 or so years in public life, you have not reshaped the "liberal establishment" into

 

something better, you haven't been very effective.

The point of fighting the "Establishment" is not to get rid of an establishment but to ESTABLISH a new way of doing things. If you've spent your whole career railing against the "Establishment" but after all this time, you haven't been successful in replacing with a new, improved way of doing things, it's kind of hard to argue that you should be put in charge to fix things.

I just don't have a lot of patience for people who are still on the outside yelling about what's happening on the inside while criticizing those who DID manage to get on the inside and are trying to push and pull and change things from within, while people who haven;t been very effective at changing anything stand out on the lawn screaming at them about how they're not doing it right.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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