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  1. Unfortunately, the bar for impeachment is way higher right now.
  2. They should have made that the title of the report. Oh my God, this is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m ****ed. By Robert Mueller
  3. That's the bar for a criminal trial. That's not the bar for an election.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Homocracy means "government by the people" if, you know, you knew how words worked. I therefore declare this a self-own by Mr. Jackson.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    At this point, I think you are correct and Biden is basically clear of the touchiness stuff. His response was solid to very sold, people said Biden made them feel uncomfortable, but nobody insinuated that it was predatory or done with any kind of malice, and according to 538, it simply hasn't impacted his numbers. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/biden-supporters-are-older-and-more-moderate-and-sticking-with-him-so-far/ I think he's still vulnerable to attacks dealing with his voting record in the Senate, particularly regarding criminal justice. Polls are still mostly reflecting name recognition at this stage. Biden and Bernie have by far the most name recognition among people that don't follow politics closely, or at all.
  6. You're right, apologies.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    I'd like to see your data on 8-10% of Democrats voted for Trump. Certainly there were quite a few Obama-Trump voters, but that does not make them Democrats who voted for Trump, that makes them independents. There is a ton of evidence that Bernie voters went to Trump in significant numbers. https://www.npr.org/2017/08/24/545812242/1-in-10-sanders-primary-voters-ended-up-supporting-trump-survey-finds Right, Bernie demagogues the rich and corporations, Trump demagogues non-whites. Same thing, different "the other." Mirror image: Each is an angry old white guy with crazy hair, New York accent and flair for demagoguery. A complete lack of details in his policy goals, or how to make them law. No demonstrated expertise in any subject other than attention-getting. Anti-establishment (despite being part of the establishment for decades) and anti-media. Absolutely convinced of his own correctness. An utter lack of nuance. Blames all of your problems on, alternatively, rich people/corporations or immigrants/minorities. Appeals to people's worst characteristics.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Unfortunately, I think it's way more than a sliver. We saw it happen in 2016. A lot of them want their way and if they don't get it, they want Trump as a **** you to the people that didn't give them their way. Or they think everyone except Bernie is just the same as Trump (corporatists (whatever that means), bought and paid for my special interests, puppets for their mysterious benefactors). Personally, I think Bernie is the left's mirror image of Trump (old, loud and cranky that blames everyone's problems on "others" but with no realistic solutions for addressing them, just demagoguery that sounds good if you don't understand the details).
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    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    In Game of Thrones, the one on the left burned the kid on the right at the stake. ***** And now, this
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    All Things "AOC" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    AOC should go meet some coal miners on her own. She doesn’t need an invite or a chaperone, it’s a free country.
  11. Disagree. Rookie coach does what he’s supposed to do (win the division) with no major fissures all year. GMBM made 2 solid moves at the deadline and won a fraking Stanley Cup last year. Both seats are chilly AF, esp considering Leonsis.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    There are different "flavors" of what is generally described as Medicare for All. https://www.vox.com/2018/12/13/18103087/medicare-for-all-explained-single-payer-health-care-sanders-jayapal Every single Democrat running does not want to rip up the system that we have in place, start completely over, and force everyone onto single-payer government healthcare. Non-Democrat Bernie is the only one that wants that. Most everyone else wants everyone to be eligible for Medicare if they want to go that route, but not be forced to give up what they currently have if they like it. The problem with Bernie's plan, and your frustration (which I get), is that forcing everyone off of what they currently have and forcing them into a single payer system is not universally popular even among Democrats. Therefore, there is no realistic way to get there legislatively. At least, Bernie hasn't said how he'd get there, that I am aware of. A whole bunch of Democrat Senators are already on record saying they would not support eliminating private insurance. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/29/18283875/senate-democrats-medicare-for-all-bernie-sanders What Tim Kaine is talking about is the standard, popular Democrat position. Bernie's plan is pie-in-the-sky, hope the voters don't figure out that it cannot pass but vote for me because i fight [just like Trump]. I'm definitely not trying to offend. Yes, money has a huge influence in politics. I wish we could overturn Citizens United and get the corporate money out. That is not the same thing as saying that anyone is "waiting on what his benefactor tells him" without providing a lick of evidence and, rather, is just a bad faith argument. If they all do it, why are you singling anyone out for doing it? According to 538, Mayor Pete got 64% of his fundraising from donations of less than $200. Bernie got 74% from donors of less than $200. Is 10% that big of a deal to you?
  13. I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer today (I swear), but knowing what needs to be done and having the ability to do it are two different things. Djoos can't handle top line minutes if the Caps want to win. The margin in the playoffs is too small. I'm just expressing my concerns, there isn't anything that can be done. Everyone, Djoos included, but everyone is going to have to be that much better.
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    What was the best vacation of your life

    Great thread idea @Burgold Mine is a no-brainer, my honeymoon in Italy. We flew into Florence and rented a car and drove to Sienna, in the Tuscan hills. Wine country. Stayed at a hotel that was a bit outside of town, but had an amazing restaurant and was just a gorgeous setting. One day we booked a small tour with a local lady who drove us around Tuscany to 4 or 5 farms, all of which made wine and some combo of cured meat, olive oil, honey, vinegar and all kinds of other artisanal goodness. I drank SO much wine and learned SO much history. We spend another day in Florence walking around, checking out the museums (Academia and Ufizi, one of which has Michaelangelo's David). We spent the last day in Sienna, which was okay. Then we took the train to Naples and then drove to Positano. Positano is a beach paradise. We stayed in a hotel that was right on the water. We went on a boat tour of the Amalfi coast one day, hung around town and ate our faces of the second day, then hired the same boat tour to take us to Capri. We made friends with an older couple one night, the husband was the #2 guy at Columbia Tri-Star pictures. Then we drove to Rome and stayed there for a week. We went to all the sights, the Coliseum, Forum, Vatican, so many fountains and random works of art by renaissance masters. Churches by renaissance masters. Stairs by renaissance masters. And so forth. Ate and drank everything in sight (you can even drink straight from the fountains by renaissance masters).