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6 hours ago, Simmsy said:

I'm single, I can do it. However, I wasted my one free shot on Ann Coulter...I used to drink a lot back in the day...


Ann Coulter?  There’s not enough liquor in the world. ..

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For real this time tho, the fact that she can get down on Twitch like that, and raise political awareness among a generally non addressed demographic, just shows the incredible relatability and smarts she has, to reach pretty every group there is.

 

It's a powerful thing, and goes to show why she is so respected and feared.

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30 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

For real this time tho, the fact that she can get down on Twitch like that, and raise political awareness among a generally non addressed demographic, just shows the incredible relatability and smarts she has, to reach pretty every group there is.

 

It's a powerful thing, and goes to show why she is so respected and feared.

 

And she asks intelligent and pointed questions of people appearing in hearings, and makes extremely pointed addresses on the floor of the House.

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24 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

 

And she asks intelligent and pointed questions of people appearing in hearings, and makes extremely pointed addresses on the floor of the House.

 

Just give up the Democratic Socialism shtick and the world is hers...

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1 hour ago, Renegade7 said:

 

Btw@Llevron my wife's father has 7 wives and my wife has nearly 30 siblings between them all.  He's almost 90, decided to stay a chief instead of king to spend more time with them, my wife just turned 25, do the math.


I joke but I couldn’t handle more than one Fiancé let alone 7. This man almost has a football team lol. The stress he must have had is immeasurable! 
 

 

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I think the knives are already out and the dem factions are going after each other on who to blame for the down ballot performance, most prominent of which is the DSA wing and the swing district Dems.

 

I don't know who's right and how much is just based on unrealistic expectations given the kind of turnout Trump drove, but I think it's true that terms like socialism and defund the police make it a lot more difficult for swing district dems.  Not everyone has a platform like Joe Biden to clarify that he's not for defunding the police, the DSA version of the green new deal, or M4A. 

 

At the same time, young voters and their demand for more socialistic policies isn't going away.  They view the current version of US capitalism as corrupt and unfair.  They have suffered through the double whammy of two cataclysmic financial events, little over a decade apart, just as they embarked on their financial independence.  Without fundamental, structure altering, reimagining of how the US system works for them, you will see political apathy or something even worse from this generation.

 

These are the fault lines in the Democratic party.  I'm sure AOC is pretty tired of being at the center of these power struggles that would persist regardless of whether she's in politics or not.

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Yep. She's going through it. I dont know what the answers are, short term. I do know, that there isn't a chance in hell of winning over more folks by swinging further left. All it's going to do  is bring us right back to square 1.

 

Stuff like civil rights movement has been a centuries long battle. Things don't change immediately just because you want them too. It's a damn shame more people in my age group, don't get this. I've suffered right along with them, but I still see the big picture. They have to see it too.

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4 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Yep. She's going through it. I dont know what the answers are, short term. I do know, that there isn't a chance in hell of winning over more folks by swinging further left. All it's going to do  is bring us right back to square 1.

 

Stuff like civil rights movement has been a centuries long battle. Things don't change immediately just because you want them too. It's a damn shame more people in my age group, don't get this. I've suffered right along with them, but I still see the big picture. They have to see it too.

On the other hand, you also don't get things by being meek and waiting your turn. There is a degree you do have to push and fight.

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Yeah, it's just tough.  I'm really not inclined to blame either side.  This struggle over the pace of progress is an age old problem inherent in liberalism itself. 

 

Quite frankly, what we may need here is more empathy.  One side is pushing full steam ahead for policies that simply will not sell to a huge swath of the electorate in this country, consequences be damned.  The other side nods their head everytime when the young and the oppressed overflow with their fundamental grievances about our society, but when it comes time to actually do something about it, they are still coloring within the borders of the tired old ways.  They need to put each other in the other person's position, recognize that substantial progress must be made, but also recognize that the progress will not reach it's destination today.

 

I really hope AOC stays in politics and moves to bigger and better platform.  I don't always agree with her, but she's so talented, so smart, and such an important voice for the core things that concern so many people in this country.

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I am always saddened, SMDH when I see the passion and exuberance of youth dismissed as unrealistic bull****. When I see the clear vision of people that have not been co-opted and corrupted written off as fantasy. To me it's the same dynamic as grandmas talking about those kids with their fancy computers, what do they know? 

 

There is a new generation rising in this country, in politics, in business, in the social sphere that doesn't accept the same old tired rhetoric because they've seen- they've lived- the lie of it all. They point again and again to the lies only to be waved off, "Oh that? That's nothing child, be quiet" 

 

The economics, the racism and misogyny, the destruction of the environment? "There they go again, looking for avocado toast on their smartphones <smirk>".

 

I'll tell you this, they ARE coming, they will take power in this country and across the globe as is their generational right and they will remember being dismissed in such a cavalier fashion, in such a spiteful and insulting way.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Congress really isn’t for her. I think she needs to run for NYC mayor. Run the biggest city for a while and then she can run for bigger things like governor or President.


Is this a Trojan Horse? She can pick up on the bad job De Blasio is doing and send more New Yorkers south to further make states like Georgia and Florida blue

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Progressive policies have a great deal of value and appeal going forward.

AOC and some others in the party have an opportunity to fine-tune these policies and pitch them to the middle-class for the shared benefit of us all.

 

But...

 

Hard-lefty, Nosering neck tattoo Bro setting up an “Autonomous Zone” downtown and painting “defund the police” on every surface will utterly destroy any chance of that happening.

 

IOW, progressive policies aren’t the problem.  Progressive politicians aren’t the problem.  Progressive supporters are the problem.

 

Its always been this way, I think.

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4 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Progressive policies have a great deal of value and appeal going forward.

AOC and some others in the party have an opportunity to fine-tune these policies and pitch them to the middle-class for the shared benefit of us all.

 

But...

 

Hard-lefty, Nosering neck tattoo Bro setting up an “Autonomous Zone” downtown and painting “defund the police” on every surface will utterly destroy any chance of that happening.

 

IOW, progressive policies aren’t the problem.  Progressive politicians aren’t the problem.  Progressive supporters are the problem.

 

Its always been this way, I think.


The situation you outlined is allowed to happen because it is enabled by the progressive politician in charge of the city so yes, at least at the local level, you have case studies of what can potentially happen if you put progressives in charge


One of the great things with this country is that each state and city has a high level of control over their policies. Moderates are voting with their feet by moving from CA and NY to TX, FL, GA, NC, AZ in droves, because they would rather not deal with the consequences of tax / business policies brought about by progressives

 

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I'd argue property prices drive more people out of California than taxes. Housing prices that are largely driven by low supply/high demand that is directly a result of the uber conservative Prop 13.

 

When there is a disincentive to sell your house, people don't. Thus low supply = inflated prices.

 

Edit..I truly hope the 10k SALT cap gets scrapped next year under Biden.

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