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26 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

I was kidding with that remark, lol.

 

Seriously, I wasn't.  I do think that some people hope that the Americans will view this as some type of 'new normal' (like the neverending quest to make Trump appear 'presidential').  Signs show that Trump has already changed the presidency, of course, in all the worst ways.  Will his successor be able to change and redirect that?  One never knows...

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6 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

I swear I remember talk of Warren trying to appeal to black voters earlier this year. Either she's stopped, or the media has lost interest in the narrative. 

 

She started out trying. This video is what caused me to start giving her serious consideration. But as her numbers have grown she seems to have decided that she wants to lean into being the new and improved Bernie.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, marceline said:

 

She started out trying. This video is what caused me to start giving her serious consideration. But as her numbers have grown she seems to have decided that she wants to lean into being the new and improved Bernie.

 

That's a shame. Too many Democrats take black voters for granted. 

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I seem to recall whisperings that the Trump team feared Kamala could be the next Obama... Lord knows she would wipe. the. floor. with him in debates. And he'd have a long, hard time coming up with a "catchy" nickname for her that wasn't racially sensitive. I'm still holding out hope for Kamala down the line. 

 

Whatever happens in the months ahead, I hope one of the underdogs, be it Kamala or Mayor Pete or even Klobachar (what is everyone's thoughts on Andrew Yang, BTW? DAYS' Martha Madison seems to love him on Twitter), turn out to run alongside as Vice President. 

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25 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

I seem to recall whisperings that the Trump team feared Kamala could be the next Obama... Lord knows she would wipe. the. floor. with him in debates. And he'd have a long, hard time coming up with a "catchy" nickname for her that wasn't racially sensitive. I'm still holding out hope for Kamala down the line. 

 

Whatever happens in the months ahead, I hope one of the underdogs, be it Kamala or Mayor Pete or even Klobachar (what is everyone's thoughts on Andrew Yang, BTW? DAYS' Martha Madison seems to love him on Twitter), turn out to run alongside as Vice President. 

 

I agree with Yang about the danger of automation, but I think he's much too willing to downplay prejudice and bigotry (his handling of the Shane Gillis fiasco on SNL rubbed me the wrong way). I also find his views on global warming - just move away from the water, it's too late - to be very glib. I find him overly glib in general. His cult following also alienates me.

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7 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

Well now you do. 

 

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Pff...she's a beyotch. The biTch got pissed off because a comment I made about Days. I am so sick of she being praised for her crappy acting when she followed a worse actor in the role. So anyone would've been better than previous Belle. So she needs to have a seat.

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30 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

I seem to recall whisperings that the Trump team feared Kamala could be the next Obama... Lord knows she would wipe. the. floor. with him in debates. And he'd have a long, hard time coming up with a "catchy" nickname for her that wasn't racially sensitive. I'm still holding out hope for Kamala down the line. 

 

Whatever happens in the months ahead, I hope one of the underdogs, be it Kamala or Mayor Pete or even Klobachar (what is everyone's thoughts on Andrew Yang, BTW? DAYS' Martha Madison seems to love him on Twitter), turn out to run alongside as Vice President. 

 

I don't want another CEO or businessman ever running for POTUS. Ever.  Perhaps, it is alright to have a cabinet position but not POTUS. Ever. Anytime the U.S. has chosen a businessman for the position, it's been an unmitigated disaster. 

 

I think Yang has some points on automation and jobs but I still think his answer is too simplistic.  I do think, Universal Basic Income could be a temporary solution to help people who inevitably fall through the cracks whenever the country transitions into another industrial shift but it most countries who try it, only have it temporarily. I'm not sure how it can be made sustainable on a permanent basis but as a temporary "patch" for people of working age, especially people who are chronically un and under-employed, I think it could actually be a viable idea.

3 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

I agree with Yang about the danger of automation, but I think he's much too willing to downplay prejudice and bigotry (his handling of the Shane Gillis fiasco on SNL rubbed me the wrong way). I also find his views on global warming - just move away from the water, it's too late - to be very glib. I find him overly glib in general. His cult following also alienates me.

 

That would definitely need to be factored into any Universal Basic Income plan.  Color, gender and age discrimination all work negatively against job applicants, it's not just about automation.  I do agree that he tends to over-simplify aspects, he could benefit from talking to grassroots and community organizations who have studied these issues on a granular level to gain more nuance.  I don't even pay attention to his following, really, although I've noticed a few that I've seen seem to have gone quiet lately. Maybe those are just a few of his POC women followers.

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23 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

Pff...she's a beyotch. The biTch got pissed off because a comment I made about Days. I am so sick of she being praised for her crappy acting when she followed a worse actor in the role. So anyone would've been better than previous Belle. So she needs to have a seat.

 

Girl. Stick to the topic. It was just a random point of reference. 

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10 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

Girl. Stick to the topic. It was just a random point of reference. 

Look...I doubt anyone hear gives a damn who Martha supports so going off topic was your fault Girl

 

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Florida, why do you continually play such a big part in elections that produce such people?!

 

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I feel like Yang's support is based mostly on his proposal of giving everyone $1000 a month. With soaps in the state that they are it's not surprising that a soap actor would support someone who could give them some income.

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With all her ranting and raving about Hillary Clinton right now, it is clear that Tulsi Gabbard has officially decided to take a giant leap off the deep end.

 

Speaking of deciding to make a poor decision.

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