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Old 09.04.2020, 13:25
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I disagree. This was internal, about the direction the party is, or should be, headed.

The push for Biden was a reaction to fear of Sanders. Or perhaps more accurately, a fear of Bernie Bros (which is not quite the same thing as the progressive wing) and their polarizing behavior. I would guess the thought was that many progressives could find their way to vote for any democrat at this point, while many most swing voters would not be able to vote for Bernie.

A mistake, IMO. Biden has the least to offer of the candidates. I suppose he was thought to be the least offensive to the other side, whoever that other side might be.

My hope now is on Biden's choice of VP and cabinet. If he can pull together a unity administration ('Team of Rivals' style), including progressives and moderates, including both sides of the aisle, we just might muddle through as a country.

I am not happy that Biden is the nominee - but I'll vote for him. As my ray of comic sunshine in these troubling times, Randy Rainbow, said, 'Any Dem Will Do':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llYbn83iZ48

I also think the D‘s believe this is the way to shore up the black vote, though they will need to work hard to ensure turnout and access remain sufficient. With the ongoing virus stuff, voting by mail would make sense, although R‘s are not very fond of that.

The electoral process in the US needs massive reform. Is anyone brave enough to tackle that?

I love Randy Rainbow, btw!
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Old 09.04.2020, 15:09
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I'm going to call BS on your claim that hundreds of psychiatrists diagnosed him as a psychopath. Sounds like sensationalist nonsense.

Anyway, the point I was making is that the Democrats have been bashing him as incompetent and unfit for office for four years now yet in all this time the best that thyy can rustle up is senile Joe Biden.
This candidate selection is a Democratic process, no pun intended.

I do not go for complex theories about why Biden was selected. The process is that ordinary party members vote in Primaries for the candidate they prefer, seems most preferred Biden. I would guess that is was a case of "better the devil you know than the devil you don't"?
Same process as earlier when many voted for Trump and Boris but for other reasons.
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Old 10.04.2020, 11:02
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Hmmmm!
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President Trump has been a cheerleader for the drug hydroxychloroquine, pointing in a tweet and in person to a French study as evidence that one particular drug combination might be "one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine."

But now the medical society that published that French research has issued a statement saying the study "does not meet the Society's expected standard."

Several patients who took the drug, and ended up faring poorly, dropped out of the trial, and their outcomes were not factored into the study's final conclusions.

Three left because they ended up in the intensive care unit, another patient died, and a fifth stopped treatment due to nausea. It turned out the sixth patient didn't actually have coronavirus.
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So it will definitely be Biden v Trump -- assuming no death or other incapacity on either side before November. No surprise there.

Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

It's a shame he can't run as an independent. When I say can't, I mean won't, as he would rip the Democrat vote apart. The guy appears to be the most genuine, dedicated, selfless politician in living memory.
Wow. What a contest. Both candidates are half brain dead. So better both win and they then have one brain!
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The media are reporting that Mr. Trump is putting pressure on the Mexican Government to agree to reductions in Oil production. This to shore up an agreement between OPEC and the Russians to force the price of oil up again.

How does this help the average American consumer? How does this help Mr. Trump’s base?

Oh wait, the US is the world’s largest oil producer, more dollars to big oil! More political contributions (aka bribes) for the Republicans.
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...The electoral process in the US needs massive reform. Is anyone brave enough to tackle that?
Nope.
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Nope.
Yeah, I know. Voter suppression is a problem.
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Old 11.04.2020, 00:39
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Could this be another one similar to the Trump University and Trump Foundation?

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A judge ruled this week that MGM must release unaired footage from “The Celebrity Apprentice” to entrepreneurs who claim they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars after President Trump and his children endorsed a multilevel marketing company on the reality show prior to the president’s election.

Trump and three of his children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, were sued in 2018 over their promotion of the marketing company from 2005 to 2015.
The Trumps have been accused of not disclosing that they were paid to endorse the company.
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Could this be another one similar to the Trump University and Trump Foundation?
Nothing will come from this, least of all disgust from his supporters. Trump U was clearly fraud, perhaps not legally but from a layman's perspective, yet nobody really cared as it was much more important to chant "lock her up!".
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I think that most intelligent people "bash" Trump. He's a psychopath and a pathological liar. He's literally been diagnosed as a psychopath by hundreds of psychiatrists. But I would like to point out that there is a difference between "bashing" someone and calling out someone's bull**** for the bull**** that it is.
He's bashing others so they bash him back and he likes to provoke I think.

But psychopath? I don't know. Diagnosed just by watching his behaviour and Twitter account? I think he's acting most of the time tbh. I would compare his acting with playing poker. He's got "poker faces" - a whole repertoire. He's bombastic and he's boasting and he entertains.
To me it seems the Dems have chosen someone with common sense and the exact opposite of Trump, but half of Americans won't like it. Because they (maybe people, in general) have a type (see above). I hope I'm wrong and have no ing idea what I'm talking about.

Btw, why Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race? Did he give any reasons?
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He's bashing others so they bash him back and he likes to provoke I think.

But psychopath? I don't know. Diagnosed just by watching his behaviour and Twitter account? I think he's acting most of the time tbh. I would compare his acting with playing poker. He's got "poker faces" - a whole repertoire. He's bombastic and he's boasting and he entertains.
To me it seems the Dems have chosen someone with common sense and the exact opposite of Trump, but half of Americans won't like it. Because they (maybe people, in general) have a type (see above). I hope I'm wrong and have no ing idea what I'm talking about.

Btw, why Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race? Did he give any reasons?

Bernie lost too many primaries.

And very likely, the DNC had decided on Biden early on, the primaries just being a dog and pony show for the masses.

Trump has (obviously) called that out and it's a weak spot IMO.

Biden would probably be an even "weaker" President than Trump IMO. Not in the same sense as Trump, who is jumpy, inconsistent, does rarely listen to advisors and likely has very little staff anymore that he fully trusts.
Biden will, due to his obvious age-related deficiencies, need to rely much more on staff and advisors and will be much more prone to influence from all sides.

Trump is just driven by money, fame and glory - which, let's be honest, he has in common with a large number of people in the US (and elsewhere) - that is perhaps what makes him so likable to so many people.

It's a shame that the staffing level of both parties is so thin these days, that this is the best they were able to come up with.

But then, politicians are only a reflection of their voters - and thus the 2020 elections cast a very bad light on the population of the US as a whole then.

Having seen the political ads of the likes of Brian Kemp (R, governor of Georgia), I'm pretty sure it will get a lot worse before it get's a little better...


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Bernie lost too many primaries.

And very likely, the DNC had decided on Biden early on, the primaries just being a dog and pony show for the masses.
Right. I think you're also right about DNC deciding on Biden early on, there are some reasons I can come up with but maybe I'm wrong..so...

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Biden would probably be an even "weaker" President than Trump IMO. Not in the same sense as Trump, who is jumpy, inconsistent, does rarely listen to advisors and likely has very little staff anymore that he fully trusts.
Biden will, due to his obvious age-related deficiencies, need to rely much more on staff and advisors and will be much more prone to influence from all sides.
I don't really see it as a weakness tbh. I have more respect for people who admit they need advisors instead of bluffing and messing up. Now of course, as always....it depends on who these advisors are and their intentions.. But yes, he seems fragile age wise.

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Trump is just driven by money, fame and glory - which, let's be honest, he has in common with a large number of people in the US (and elsewhere) - that is perhaps what makes him so likable to so many people.
Yep. This. Whether we like it or not. His "type" is appealing somehow. And America needs to be charmed. Don't know if Biden has it. Let's hope for the best.

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It's a shame that the staffing level of both parties is so thin these days, that this is the best they were able to come up with.
If you ask me, it's inexplicable.
But then...maybe my expectations are too high. I have a tendency to give too much credit before people earn it.
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But then, politicians are only a reflection of their voters - and thus the 2020 elections cast a very bad light on the population of the US as a whole then.

Having seen the political ads of the likes of Brian Kemp (R, governor of Georgia), I'm pretty sure it will get a lot worse before it get's a little better...
Not sure if it's much of a good idea for an GOP candidate to pose with foreign-made chainsaw. Sure, it's Swiss made so that may excuse him since quality rules, but still...
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Not sure if it's much of a good idea for an GOP candidate to pose with foreign-made chainsaw. Sure, it's Swiss made so that may excuse him since quality rules, but still...
There is an old saying, do not remember it exactly but something like "Do not underestimate the ignorant, they are everywhere!"
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

For the second day in succession Trump has cancelled his coronavirus press briefing.

On one hand, as Trump used it as a vehicle to support his reelection campaign and consequently to spread false information then this cancellation is not so bad.

On the other hand, a large part of the US nation is very worried about the coronavirus and benefit from hearing the latest from the medical experts so it is a great loss for them.
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Not sure if it's much of a good idea for an GOP candidate to pose with foreign-made chainsaw. Sure, it's Swiss made so that may excuse him since quality rules, but still...
Probably all the other ones are MIC (Made in China) now (or in Mexico), so this was the least embarrassing alternative....
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Another bromance fails the test of time!
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Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on @FoxNews.
I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Meet the Press(please!), or the people over at Deface the Nation.
What the hell is happening to @FoxNews.
It’s a whole new ballgame over there!
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And another bromance...
Trump often quotes Rasmussen polls
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Friday, April 10, 2020

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove.
This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14.
What could possibly have gone wrong
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Wow. What a contest. Both candidates are half brain dead. So better both win and they then have one brain!
Trump comes across as an entitled arsehole whereas Biden just seems demented. I guess they both represent their parties quite well in that respect
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Trump comes across as an entitled arsehole whereas Biden just seems demented. I guess they both represent their parties quite well in that respect
The 2 party system is only a tad better than Putin's autocracy, tbh. It is a strange idea of political freedom and democracy that they have in the US. But at least people still can vote. Yay?

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