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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Ironically we have a very strong ally: the 1%. It is not to their advantage to disturb their slave consumer base with civil disorder. They need peace at home and violence abroad -- violence at home does not enrich them.
    They are not our ally, they're literally the reason we're in this mess.

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    They are not our ally, they're literally the reason we're in this mess.
    They are both. Nobody here hates the 1% more than I. Just because somebody is an ally doesn't mean they are a friend. They are lethal -- but they are also a force that would resist a descent into violence.

    Use them and then turn on them.
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    They are both. Nobody here hates the 1% more than I. Just because somebody is an ally doesn't mean they are a friend. They are lethal -- but they are also a force that would resist a descent into violence.
    Just because they don't want violence (because it threatens the status quo) doesn't mean they aren't our enemy. The status quo they're trying to maintain doesn't work, is completely unsustainable, and is directly causing the destruction of our planet.

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    Just because they don't want violence (because it threatens the status quo) doesn't mean they aren't our enemy. The status quo they're trying to maintain doesn't work, is completely unsustainable, and is directly causing the destruction of our planet.
    I never said they weren't our enemy. I said they are our ally in this particular endeavor (containing the Republican threat before it becomes violent).

    You may feel that an all out civil war is preferable to delaying the guillotines. I don't, in part because of the carnage of civil war and in part because the record of human societies emerging from civil wars is not very positive in terms of getting the yoke of a ruling class off their neck. Jacobinism is fun but Bonapartism follows. Bolshevism looks great but Stalinism not so much. And the less said about Mao the better.
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    Nobody wants an all out civil war lmao, we want Amazon to pay some taxes and aggressive plans that deal with poverty, healthcare, and climate change among other things. The 1% is clearly against all of that and have been throughout pretty much all of history. They'll gladly support fascism over something more egalitarian that's been proven countless times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Was he the guy who voted to not convict?

    My 10th grade class did a reenactment of the Johnson impeachment. We found that Johnson was politically incompetent but the charges were bogus and the impeachment was a hit job.
    Yup. The quote JFK used in Profiles in Courage was "I looked upon my open grave."

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    Nobody wants an all out civil war lmao, we want Amazon to pay some taxes and aggressive plans that deal with poverty, healthcare, and climate change among other things. The 1% is clearly against all of that and have been throughout pretty much all of history. They'll gladly support fascism over something more egalitarian that's been proven countless times.
    I have no problem reducing the 1% to penury. What I am suggesting is while they are the root cause the more immediate problem is the symptom of their orcs using their guns and explosives to genocide everybody they don't like. Before we do France 1794 let's prevent Rwanda 1994.
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    Well that just furthers my point that the root cause needs to be dealt with.

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    Well that just furthers my point that the root cause needs to be dealt with.
    We will strangle the last billionaire with the intestines of the last banker together.
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    BREAKING: Bill DeBlasio farts into the wind. Story at 11.


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    BREAKING: Bill DeBlasio farts into the wind. Story at 11.
    Oh FFS.

    I like you a lot Bill but no, no, a thousand times no.
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    And with that Gillibrand is no longer "Least likely NY Dem to be elected President."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    The last time an incumbent had a minor threat was probably Buchanan in 1992 who got 20-25% of the extreme end of the party. I'd assume Weld would try to get the never Trump's and any moderate Republicans who hadn't already left the party over the past 3+ years
    Look at it this way, if gives two opportunities to vote against trump. Register as independent and take a Republican ballot in the primary, vote weld. Assuming Weld does not win, vote for the democratic nominee in the general.

    For welds second term in mass, independent voters went his way 9-1 or something along those lines.

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    And with that Gillibrand is no longer "Least likely NY Dem to be elected President."
    I dunno it is pretty close...but thankfully combined they wont even break 5%
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    Look at it this way, if gives two opportunities to vote against trump. Register as independent and take a Republican ballot in the primary, vote weld. Assuming Weld does not win, vote for the democratic nominee in the general.

    For welds second term in mass, independent voters went his way 9-1 or something along those lines.
    If you have a closed primary, no can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    If you have a closed primary, no can do.
    True. Only applies in some states.

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    Re: 2020 Democrat Challengers Part II: There Can Be Only One

    Buttery Males would be a great name for a male revue targeting Republican women.

    Though I guess most already do - can't quite imagine the womyn's studies crowd having the sense of humor (or gender preference)....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynahFan View Post
    Buttery Males would be a great name for a male revue targeting Republican women.

    Though I guess most already do - can't quite imagine the womyn's studies crowd having the sense of humor (or gender preference)....
    From my wife's gender studies friends I can tell you nobody has a better, more self-deprecating sense of humor about that stuff. They run circles around even our humor let alone the old, tired, sexist, deeply defensive jokes about them.

    It's possible that the PhD candidates are funny and the undergrads aren't, but that's probably true in every field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    From my wife's gender studies friends I can tell you nobody has a better, more self-deprecating sense of humor about that stuff. They run circles around even our humor let alone the old, tired, sexist, deeply defensive jokes about them.

    It's possible that the PhD candidates are funny and the undergrads aren't, but that's probably true in every field.
    Those have GOT to be the easiest classes on earth. Study genders

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