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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    I don't need any of your predictions to come true or not come true. I just personally enjoy every chance I get to rub your face in the malarkey spewed by the left, and swallowed whole by certain segments of our society, that your party is the party of the people, of the little guy. It's a party of the one percenters, just like the other party. Only the names of the individuals are different.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    At least with the dems there's a huge fight out in the open over the direction of the party and that's one of the main issues. That's clearly not the case with the republicans.

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    So much for bernie’s m4A platform

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Jay Inslee out

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    There have been a lot of predictions/prognostications thrown about over the years here in Cafe, but I personally think this one is the least likely to occur.
    Didn't you predict everything would be hunky dory w/ Trump as POTUS because....reasons? And then when we told you how wrong you were you said we should all quit being so whiny? I'd say your prediction was far less likely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    My point. And $100k won't do it. You need both partners making about $100k to live in DC. In NYC it's more. In SF I shudder to think.
    90k in SF gets you government assistance according to the tour guide I had there.

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    With the proviso that you know I am on your side, people are that dumb. There's a reason people voted for Ronald Reagan. There's a reason why the GOP didn't lose every single elected official in the nation after each of the three heists. Many people are f-cking stupid.

    If we design a system where people pay $1 extra in tax and realize $1M savings on their health care bills, the GOP will scream about raised taxes and we will lose. Rover is correct about that part. The lesson of the GOP's spectacular rape of the middle class is that optics is more important to lofo voters than substance. When we correct the policy we are still going to have to deliver good optics and that means we cut everybody below $1M by a pittance to claim we do it, and then we soak the f-cking fascist Plutes above it until we claw back every penny they've stolen, with interest.
    Finally somebody gets it. You can't claim that you stand for the little guy who's been getting screwed for the last 40 years, and then turn around and raise their taxes. Let the rich fund the health care for the "poors" and everybody else who's not rich. The Goopers will have a field day, with ominous warning about what other tax increases are coming, while the sheep like media will give that scare tactic gold plated coverage.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    So, here's the deal. Dems 1) like Barack Obama and his policies, 2) want to expand the ACA over M4A, 3) aren't on board with open borders, 4) Don't want to raise taxes on the middle class.
    Pretty much agree with this. It was odd hearing some of the field criticizing Obama in the last debate.


    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Also literally no candidate wants "open borders" but nice job with that Fox News talking point.
    But that is kinda what it sounded like in the last debate... I mean, Biden had to defend Obama for deporting undocumented / illegal immigrants who had committed other offenses. Whatever they wan't they aren't conveying it well to the general public.

    What message do you think they are sending or want?

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    When somebody says "open borders" you know they aren't engaging seriously, they're just trying to win a point in front of the lofos.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Obama's record came into question for deporting record amounts of illegals and building all of the infrastructure that ICE uses to terrorize immigrants today. Biden doesn't get to be on both sides where he's completely powerless when it comes to the bad parts of Obama's record but also entirely responsible for all of his success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    When somebody says "open borders" you know they aren't engaging seriously, they're just trying to win a point in front of the lofos.
    So then what is the message of the "farther left" end of the party if they are criticizing the "centrists" for deportations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericredaxe View Post
    So then what is the message of the "farther left" end of the party if they are criticizing the "centrists" for deportations?
    That we should find ways to observe administrative guidelines without shredding families. Proportional response.

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    B: "I don't think we should have done that."

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    When somebody says "open borders" you know they aren't engaging seriously, they're just trying to win a point in front of the lofos.
    Why do you say that?

    I've advocated in Cafe multiple times for open borders. I think our immigration policy is silly. You want to come here, welcome. But you'll have to abide by our laws, find a job, pay taxes, etc... If you want a say in how things are run, however, you'll have to go through the steps of becoming a citizen.

    There seems to be this fear, even from your side, that open borders will crush our welfare infrastructure. That hasn't been my experience at all. I've had lots of dealings with people who have come here illegally, most from latin america, and all any of them want to do is find a job, make some money and feed their families. Furthermore, when the recession hit a decade ago, many of them returned to their native country. The weather was better, they had the support structure of their families and the financial incentives to stay just weren't that great.

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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    When somebody says "open borders" you know they aren't engaging seriously, they're just trying to win a point in front of the lofos.
    Kep, YOU are the source of the open borders comment. You're a lefty. You want to see the party come to you. If I'm not mistaken you've said everybody who makes it here should be welcomed in, no?

    This article gives a bit more insight about decriminalizing border crossings:

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/decri...b03d6116392906
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    That we should find ways to observe administrative guidelines without shredding families. Proportional response.

    A: "He was late on an HOA payment so we burnt his house to the ground with his kids inside."

    B: "I don't think we should have done that."

    A: "What's your message?! ANARCHY?!"
    I see you're familiar with my HOA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Kep, YOU are the source of the open borders comment. You're a lefty. You want to see the party come to you. If I'm not mistaken you've said everybody who makes it here should be welcomed in, no?
    I want people who break an administrative guideline to have administrative penalties imposed on them. That means a citation with a fine or a court appearance to contest. A traffic ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    Why do you say that?

    I've advocated in Cafe multiple times for open borders. I think our immigration policy is silly. You want to come here, welcome. But you'll have to abide by our laws, find a job, pay taxes, etc... If you want a say in how things are run, however, you'll have to go through the steps of becoming a citizen.

    There seems to be this fear, even from your side, that open borders will crush our welfare infrastructure. That hasn't been my experience at all. I've had lots of dealings with people who have come here illegally, most from latin america, and all any of them want to do is find a job, make some money and feed their families. Furthermore, when the recession hit a decade ago, many of them returned to their native country. The weather was better, they had the support structure of their families and the financial incentives to stay just weren't that great.

    We're all just animals on the savanna looking for the better watering hole.
    We apes can barely conceive of sharing health care costs. You want us to share territory freely?

    Your time machine has malfunctioned. Come back after another million years of evolution. We are still primates knocking each other over the head with jaw bones.
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    Re: 2020 Democratic Challengers IV: Culling the Herd

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    Jay Inslee out
    And the very next day...

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    My assumption: Insley endorses Bernie if/when he needs it. Insley gets his first choice of Energy or EPA in a Sanders administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post

    My assumption: Insley endorses Bernie if/when he needs it. Insley gets his first choice of Energy or EPA in a Sanders administration.
    ...and mookie won’t have to choose between Halley Barry or Beyoncé—as he will get both

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    ...and mookie won’t have to choose between Halley Barry or Beyoncé—as he will get both
    The answer to that choice is obviously Gwen Stefani.
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