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Trump advocates beating up hecklers.

Trumps Corporate Head of Security was hired after Trump saw him roughing up a person at a tennis match. No bullshit.

Biden puts dishonest right wing talking points in their place. It's flat out great. Not only is it not a problem but I love the fight it shows, and we are going to be in a slug fest.

It's laughable that some are trying to make an issue of this. People are so desperate to gut Biden that they keep salivating over the most foolish of shit. This will once again endear more people to Biden.

Everyone wan't Trump and Giuliani lies met with force, until the candidate they don't like meets them with force.

Something I noticed from the latest round of polls.

The Economist/YouGov 7% Not Sure


Quinnipiac 11% Not Sure


CNN 8% Not Sure


A bit of apples and oranges as some of the focus groups were a bit different. Still, if I'm reading these correctly, that is a pretty small number of undecideds.

Time to go all in.

I have had a serious problem deciding who I will support. I really do like a couple of the candidates. If I could wave a magic wand right now and choose the President out of our field Amy Klobuchar would be sitting in the oval office. I think she is the real deal and as tough as nails. I see no downside to her outside of the fact that her campaign cannot get moving in any major way(yeah, pretty major downside ). I could go on about why I think that is but it would just be more of a distraction.

Buttigieg: The future. He has done nothing but impress me.

Warren: Fucking rock star. Wouldn't just vote for her for President. I would work for her. I think she is better suited as a member of the house or senate. She is the exact person we need putting legislation together and fighting for it in congress. I am taking no swipe at her here. I believe she is fully Presidential and qualified for the job.

Booker: What has gone wrong? The guy is brilliant and very deep. He can get a message across. He cares passionately about all of the things we care about. I have enormous amounts of respect and admiration for the man. Maybe he should have gone on a soul searching mission before running.

Castro: No one knows systemic governmental oppression like he does. His on the ground perspective combined with his government experience has made him a big player. He was in the Obama Administration and will continue to be moving forward. Castro, you rock.

Yang: I find him to be a man of great character, intelligence, and understanding. I greatly appreciate him elevating the conversation around a UBI. He is also doing so with a great smile and is really putting himself out there.

Williamson: I really don't care what other people think. I love her. I love her platform. I love how she has challenged her own community, notorious for not voting, to show up and vote whether she wins the nomination or not. She also has one of the best platforms out there. She was the master of the platform before Yang showed up. That is not a shot at Yang. I just hope people see how serious Williamson was out of the gate. Her platform is extremely robust and speaks to our needs. She has pushed that very hard in her own community which she does have influence in. And here is a little love love love for her haters.

Sanders: If you vote for someone trashing the media and journalism, while espousing populist rhetoric, you are a part of the problem.

Biden: Clearly has staying power. He is uniquely qualified to start running before day one. That is what we need. Someone who can assess the destruction of departments and agencies and be ready to get them heading in a different direction on day one. This is not going to be a smooth transition of power no matter how it goes down, assuming we beat Trump. He will immediately be given respect by our allies. Biden was a pretty active VP. He knows the players and they know him. Many of the foreign relationships are established.

Electability plays no role in my decision. I get that it is major for some. Out of those I listed above, I only feel Sanders and Williamson would lose in a landslide against Trump. The rest I believe would have a very similar shot as Biden. I cannot take electablity polls this far out with any seriousness. The polls themselves are almost a complete bastardization and abuse of statistics, and few seem to understand what they actually mean. Very little. That's is what they mean at this point in time. You have to think your way through it far more than looking at polls that by nature have almost zero significance or connectability to actual election day.

Since I am choosing Biden I will also tell you why it took me this long to jump on the Biden train. His history on the economy is very clear. He is so much more conservative than I am when it comes to how things should work. I fully understand that a lot of this has to do with the state he was elected to represent. Still, some of his proposals and things he has supported when it comes to the economy are unacceptable to me today. I have come to the realization that Biden is still far more conservative in this area than I am. I also think the Biden of today would find some of the things he did back in the day as being unacceptable today, specially if he is representing us at the national level.

At one point Biden mentioned he would be a one termer. That still bothers me. Such a thought should not cross his lips for the remainder of the campaign.

Biden is not my ideological match. That doesn't mean he doesn't lean in my direction on almost every issue or that he isn't toward my side of the equation when looking at society as a whole.

I don't hate your candidate because I am going all in for Biden. I think our field, overall, is amazing. Most of you who have read my posts know that I speak very highly about almost every single candidate. I will continue to do so.

In Montgomery visit, Pete Buttigieg talks health care; condemns Alabama abortion ban

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg met with representatives of several local groups in Montgomery on Monday and discussed a range of issues from health care to reproductive rights to prison overpopulation.

Buttigieg, 37, the mayor of South Bend, Ind. since 2012, mixed praise for those he said were "courageously helping women obtain health care" in Alabama with criticism of legislators who had "refused to expand Medicaid, and prioritize the withdrawal and assault on women's reproductive rights.

"What we see in Alabama unfortunately among legislators is a refusal to follow the law of the land," said Buttigieg, in the middle of a southern swing. "Roe v. Wade is the law of the land. It has a majority of the American people supporting this framework."

Montgomery Advertiser

Please don't forget how easy it is for ratfuckers and trolls....

To have an impact when they are allowed. They can shape the worldview of individuals or simply embolden their currently flawed worldview, facts be damned.


Just did a search and this mentally unstable right wing nut job, HA Goodman, got over 250 recommends in support of an article of his during the 2016 primary.

VoteVets.org Endorses Mayor Pete Buttigieg for President.


Pete Buttigieg Receives VoteVets’ First-Ever Presidential Primary Endorsement

The liberal veterans group said the South Bend, Indiana, mayor has “what it takes to beat Donald Trump.”

Huffington Post

Warren on the Harris departure.


Elizabeth Warren

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MoreElizabeth Warren Retweeted Kamala Harris
Thank you @KamalaHarris for your commitment to fighting for the people, for justice, and to holding Donald Trump accountable.

Kamala is right—our system is deeply broken when billionaires can buy their way in. I'll fight with you to make sure our government works for all of us.

Biden is on a one man crusade to elevate the word "Malarkey." Proof?


I love how people are trying so hard to make Bidens use of the word malarkey an issue. All they are doing is bringing more attention to his tour. I promise, they don't have enough depth to understand that aspect if you don't tell them. Let them drag on about it. Maybe even jump in with a little graph or just proclaim "I don't get it either" and pat them on the back.

Ode to Joe Biden

By DU member Power 2 the People

Originally posted 4/2019


If Trump is not removed from office by the Senate....

Or he doesn't step down, Biden will probably be getting my vote.

One thing we have been blessed with in this country is a continuing and peaceful transfer of power for the Presidency. It's huge and takes place as well as it does here in very few other places. Different parties? "Enemies"? Doesn't matter. One of the smoothest transfers we have ever seen was between the Obama and Bush administrations. It's just what we do, for the most part.

If Trump maintains power and loses the election I want Biden ready. He will be walking into a decimated Executive Branch and connected agencies. He probably won't be briefed as an incoming President should be. A lot is going to be missing.

I really don't like to be forced into voting this way and I hope I'm not. Biden is uniquely qualified to successfully pull of a transfer of power where the outgoing administration doesn't give a shit.

I'm not saying I won't be voting for Biden if someone else is in the WH.

My two cents. I'm sure I have change coming.
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