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23 minutes ago, JaneAusten said:

As for Biden, the media bent over backwards for months at the expense of Castro, Booker , and especially HARRIS.

 

If there is anyone the media bent over backwards for it was Elizabeth Warren, they just tolerated Biden because he was seen as the most electable and because he was Obama's VP. 

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2 hours ago, Khan said:

 

 

 

In a way, it reminds me of how Brian Williams' lie-telling ultimately cost him his job as anchor of "NBC Nightly News."  Even after Williams had ascended to the post and became the most-watched network news anchor, there was still lingering sentiment within the NBC News organization that he was a lightweight and also-ran to his successor, the esteemed Tom Brokaw.  Ergo, I think Williams began his truth-stretching game largely as a way to prove he was, indeed, qualified to be the virtual face and voice of NBC News -- a move that, in the end, banished him right back to cable news.  (Of course, Williams didn't help his cause any by yukking it up on late-night shows and "30 Rock."  When the audience loves you more as a comedian than they do as a news anchor, you're in trouble.  But, I guess that's beside the point, lol.)

Yes, I think you nailed it. Deep down Biden feels he isn't enough and so he tries to validate himself with these ridiculous lies. It's a shame because he is obviously loved among the base. The nomination is/was his to lose.  I guess SC and Super Tuesday will clarify where things stand.

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2 hours ago, Chris B said:

How do y’all know it’ll be Pence and not Ivanka or Nikki Haley as Trump’s running mate? I honestly feel any republican running can beat Bernie. Bernie is literally tweeting that he doesn’t need the Democratic establishment. His small base can’t overtake everybody and you can’t convince people to vote for you by constantly saying you don’t need them. 

 

I  don't think they'd let Trump pick Ivanka. Nikki would have a good chance though. I agree that Pence could easily beat Bernie - he has fervent support from the evangelical voters who show up in droves, and he's a blank enough slate for many on the right and in the middle to support. The media also likes him, because of their daddy issues, and they hate Bernie. 

 

That tweet disgusted me. It was so Trump-ish. He hates the Democratic Party and hates America. He's just an old washed up con artist who has never accomplished a thing in his life. He clearly wants to lose and lose big because he still has his donor base to cling to. If he doesn't want my vote, he doesn't have to worry - he won't be getting it. 

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1 minute ago, Chris B said:

@DRW50 The only way Ivanka wouldn’t get it is if he didn’t decide to pick her. At this point he can do anything he wants. Nobody is going to stop him on anything until he is out of office. 

 

I think on this McConnell might because of long-term stakes, and because Kushner is so useless and someone seems to have worked to limit his role, but hopefully we won't find out. 

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OMG.

 

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I don't have a complete grasp on the US election system (sorry guys, but the electoral college is nuts) but am I right in thinking Bernie has more or less got this sewn up after Nevada? I am hoping somebody is going to assure me that there is still life in the race because I cannot see any other outcome than the lying yam locking down the White House, Senate and probably the house if he's the nominee. People are stupid. That gets proven every effing day and they are going to pummel him for being a filthy commie and people are going to buy it. I'm so frigging disheartened.

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2 hours ago, lovely_m said:

 

If there is anyone the media bent over backwards for it was Elizabeth Warren, they just tolerated Biden because he was seen as the most electable and because he was Obama's VP. 

 

I remember months of stories waiting for Biden to fall. They were up and down on who would take his place, but Warren did seem to get the most overall positive media attention.

2 minutes ago, ChateauCardboard said:

I don't have a complete grasp on the US election system (sorry guys, but the electoral college is nuts) but am I right in thinking Bernie has more or less got this sewn up after Nevada? I am hoping somebody is going to assure me that there is still life in the race because I cannot see any other outcome than the lying yam locking down the White House, Senate and probably the house if he's the nominee. People are stupid. That gets proven every effing day and they are going to pummel him for being a filthy commie and people are going to buy it. I'm so frigging disheartened.

 

Yes. Unless something big shifts, he is the favorite for the nominee. He will lose in November, and Republicans will likely win the House, expand their Senate majority, and have a big night in statewide races and legislative races. It's going to be a death knell for America - considering how much Bernie hates America, I guess he'll be proud. 

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8 minutes ago, ChateauCardboard said:

I don't have a complete grasp on the US election system (sorry guys, but the electoral college is nuts) but am I right in thinking Bernie has more or less got this sewn up after Nevada?

 

Not necessarily.  There's still South Carolina and other Southern states to consider.  And the South is VERY important for the Democratic Party, because that is where a significant number of African-Americans live and show up for primaries and elections.  (Which is why the GOP's never-ending voter suppression efforts are always concentrated in that area of the country.)

 

So, no, Bernie Sanders doesn't have this sewn up yet.  But, I think we should know more for sure after Super Tuesday, which will be on March 3.

 

1 minute ago, Soapsuds said:

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2 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

Not necessarily.  There's still South Carolina and other Southern states to consider.  And the South is VERY important for the Democratic Party, because that is where a significant number of African-Americans live and show up for primaries and elections.

 

So, no, Bernie Sanders doesn't have this sewn up yet.  But, I think we should know more for sure after Super Tuesday, which will be on March 3.

 

It may depend on how Biden does in Nevada. Right now Pete is being his usual Tracy Flick self and prematurely declaring a second place victory, likely hoping this will take media focus away from the other non-winners. I'm not sure it will matter, as the media gave up on the night early and declared Bernie winner (can you imagine how his brain dead supporters would have reacted if the media had done that for any other candidate?) and the story has become about Bernie has won, it's over. But if Biden can manage to sell the "comeback kid" narrative his team is pushing about Nevada, then it could help in South Carolina. As of now Bernie seems to be gearing up for a possible win or close second place finish there.

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