No Excuses

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  1. Even if there is another anti-Trump wave, it will most likely usher in even more moderate democrats into the House. Look at the cook political map, most toss ups are in moderate districts and if there is a big anti-Trump wave, most newly elected Democrats would come from lean-R districts: https://cookpolitical.com/ratings/house-race-ratings This is not a con job, it's a simple fact that an even bigger anti-Trump wave than 2018 would elect a majority of new center-left candidates throughout the country and not AOC's.
  2. The blue wave happened and it mostly elected moderate Democrats that come from wealthy suburbs or midsized cities. Do you really think the current makeup of the Democratic House is passing a laundry bucket list of far left policies? For instance, the current Democratic house passed a minimum wage increase that is phased out over six years: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/18/house-passes-raise-the-wage-act-15-per-hour-minimum-wage-bill.html This would hardly qualify as “far left”.
  3. A “hard left agenda” wouldn’t even pass a Dem controlled house and it’s probably unlikely that the Dems win the Senate anyways. You guys are being seriously overdramatic vote divas. Besides Bernie, every other Dem candidate would run your standard liberal administration. If you think that is somehow equivalent in terms of badness to the current ****show so be it.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Discuss the impending **** storm.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Between now and 2020, you can expect a deluge of dumb, bull**** conspiracies. Some maybe racial and ethnic in nature: Birtherism, Sharia takeover, Great white displacement etc etc Others are just low IQ catering: Climate change is a hoax, pizzagate, Qanon The one uniting factor within the right is that any single person believes at least one completely dumb conspiracy and at some level is detached from reality.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Just saw on Bloomberg that Trump "disagreed" with his supporters chanting send her back. +1 for all the people who said this was a political winner for him. Enjoy the monster you created.
  7. She is and I know this because she's part of my cousins loony bin sect of Hinduism, that by all definitions is a cult: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tulsi-gabbard-krishna-cult-rumors_n_6879588
  8. I think this is likely too and a lot of experts on this issue seem to think that this is the slow cooking time bomb that we are neglecting today: https://www.fpri.org/article/2019/05/america-has-a-white-nationalist-terrorism-problem-what-should-we-do/ I think Trump being in power is somewhat keeping a check on a lot of these groups. If he loses in 2020, it's quite likely that we see a wave of domestic terrorism from people who have been buying into all the idiotic conspiracies of "white genocide" and "Sharia takeover" that are a central theme of the right's social worldview.
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    D.C. Culture/History Thread

    It’s too bad the weather is ****. Friday and Saturday night are going to be muggy, humid and everyone sitting outside will be mosquito food. Going to pass on this one.
  10. I’m curious if countries with a huge segment of radicalized bigots have ever deradicalized peacefully, simply through the passage of time. There’s a level of racial animosity we are reaching that I think is unprecedented, when in context of our times where technology has made everyone hyper connected and dialed in. I don’t think we have seen even a sliver of how ugly this is going to get by 2020. The GOP seems to be doubling on down on its failed 2018 strategy of abandoning policy issues in favor of stoking culture wars.
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    Election 2020 The Non Presidential Edition

    Mark Kelly and Liz Warren are the only people I have donated to so far. I will be sending money to whoever challenges Susan Collins as well, but I think the primary there is more contested than AZ. Also, it will be funny to see what attack ads the RNC comes up with against Kelly. “Mark Kelly says he went to space. But did he really? Have any of you gone to space and is the ISS real? Tell Mark to tell the truth! #flatearth”
  12. I was holding off on posting this because I wasn't sure where this dumb conspiracy was headed. But this has now reached enough of a mass popularity in right wing circles so here you go. Tl;dr: people are convinced that a Trump admin official who they have dubbed "QAnon", is posting subtle hints of a massive conspiracy on the 4chan board /pol. http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/12/qanon-4chan-the-storm-conspiracy-explained.html
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    And Trump is peddling and amplifying the same bogus conspiracies that twa was spreading on this board about Omar. A cesspool of rotten brains. There is no coming back from this. This rot is here to stay. Probably the most depressed and low I’ve felt during this Presidency. We are at the point where racism is enabled to the point that a sitting President is leading mobs to chant for the deportation of an American citizen. Something feels different, this feels like a major escalation of the hate and vitriol. One of the most shameful periods in our history. There is something seriously wrong with the people who see this and still support it.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Third rate organization. Ted really sucks. Would be perfectly fine if it packed up and left.
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    D.C. Culture/History Thread

    On sandwiches: most underrated place in DC is GW Deli. If you can tolerate the hungover obnoxious undergrads, best breakfast sandwiches in the city. Lunch options are solid too. Also a huge fan of Bagels etc in DuPont for breakfast food. Don’t care much for Bub and Pops. Tried it once, felt “meh”.
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    The Non-Winter Weather Thread

    It is already miserable outside in DC, the dog walk this morning and right now just felt awful. Hot air and humidity plus exhaust heat from rush hour traffic, it feels like you’re walking through a 10,000 lb fart.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    There was a suggestion in the Russia investigation thread to start a new one for impeachment. With the investigation now over and the SCO dissolved, the next phase begins. There is growing support among House Democrats and one lone Republican (Justin Amash) on starting impeachment hearings over the 11 counts of obstruction highlighted in the special counsel report.
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    D.C. Culture/History Thread

    Maydan unpopular and overrated? Bad list. Haven’t been to taco bamba, but my new taco joint in DC is Bandit Taco. It was district taco for a long time but I think after dining there for almost 10 years, it’s gotten stale.
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    Election 2020 The Non Presidential Edition

    This is so embarrassing. But this is also what happens when anyone with a brain runs for the hills and all you are left with is degenerates and low-hanging fruit willing to do your bidding.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    There's always something moderately comical about conservatives exploiting the worst stereotypes of liberals and getting away with it. Dumb wokeness all around. Grow a pair is right in this case.
  21. A sleazebag like Trump doesn't get the benefit of the doubt on things like this.
  22. Trump seems like an equal opportunity rapist. The one are where he doesn’t discriminate.
  23. Big tent party that attracts voters from all demographics of the public: identity politics. Small tent party that specifically and deliberately targets white, Christian voters: not identity politics. Idiotic as usual.
  24. You are asking for the bare minimum of what should be expected of any administration, liberal or conservative. We shouldn't lower the standards of what we expect our elected officials to do because the current guy in charge is a complete idiot when it comes to governance.