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7 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

We can all be thankful for this announcement. Now, if only he'd move out of Cleveland...

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/campaign/542845-geraldo-rivera-wont-run-for-ohio-senate-seat%3famp

 

We don't want him back on the East Coast either.

9 hours ago, Juliajms said:

I'm in. I usually check, but I will be more diligent.

 

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It is very hard to overstate how big this is to hear a mainstream Democrat say - let alone a Democratic President of the United States, on national television. And no, it would not mean the same thing coming from Bernie Sanders as it so often has. I was born in the dawn of the Reagan era and I've watched a lot of Dems run away from the perceived power of Reagan's fiscal policy for decades. This is a quantum shift.

 

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6 hours ago, Khan said:

Pardon my ignorance, but who the hell is Jimmy Dore?

 

He's a failed comedian and now a rich grifter who, along with his fellow rich grifters like Krystal Ball, Brie Brie Joy and Kyle Kulinski, exists mainly to poison people against the Democratic Party and progressivism.

 

This account tends to track most of them:

 

https://twitter.com/themattdimitri

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Portions of this article really harkens back to a documentary on Ed Koch that PBS showed years ago that had a segment on a very nasty primary election between Koch and Mario Cuomo for NYC mayor, that featured a homophobic slogan against Koch. The suspicion that the "Vote for Cuomo, not the h*m*" was Andrew Cuomo's idea. As soon as I saw that, I felt immediate disgust for Cuomo and that lingered in my mind, despite whatever Cuomo would do effectively as governor of NY (although I have read of his very rancorous relationship with Democrats in the state) also despite my feelings on what I would learn about Koch's problematic handling of race and racial conflict in NYC.

Personally, I think that the investigation should proceed and be completed. I also think that Cuomo should not run for another term, and if he does, he ought to be "primaried" (it it rare that I agree with this type of process, but this is the type of situation that calls for such a measure).

Given the way he has functioned as a battering ram since his intro into politics, it is unsurprising that he has virtually no allies now.

 

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51 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Personally, I think that the investigation should proceed and be completed.

 

Agree.  We (Democrats) should have learned our lesson after what happened to Al Franken.

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Interesting thread.

 

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"This was a pivotal week," said Adam Jentleson, a former Senate Democratic leadership aide and author of the book "Kill Switch," which argues that the filibuster is crippling American democracy. "Manchin's comments were certainly encouraging, but the most important thing may be the fact that zero Republicans voted for the American Rescue Plan. I think that drives home the need for reform more than anything else."

 

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8 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Portions of this article really harkens back to a documentary on Ed Koch that PBS showed years ago that had a segment on a very nasty primary election between Koch and Mario Cuomo for NYC mayor, that featured a homophobic slogan against Koch. The suspicion that the "Vote for Cuomo, not the h*m*" was Andrew Cuomo's idea. As soon as I saw that, I felt immediate disgust for Cuomo and that lingered in my mind, despite whatever Cuomo would do effectively as governor of NY (although I have read of his very rancorous relationship with Democrats in the state) also despite my feelings on what I would learn about Koch's problematic handling of race and racial conflict in NYC.

Personally, I think that the investigation should proceed and be completed. I also think that Cuomo should not run for another term, and if he does, he ought to be "primaried" (it it rare that I agree with this type of process, but this is the type of situation that calls for such a measure).

Given the way he has functioned as a battering ram since his intro into politics, it is unsurprising that he has virtually no allies now.

 

 

I'm really disturbed by the Democrats who don't care about completing  the investigation. Cuomo is an [!@#$%^&*] but he still deserves investigation.

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I told people this would happen. I remember the media breathlessly saying 'don't get comfortable! Trump is still a kingmaker, he's a political force for years to come!' even before the official win was announced. That was their grieving process. I knew it was a fantasy. He will never run again and he has no attention span or energy for it.

 

 

Like, really, Donald Trump, GOP mother brain? Donald Trump, downballot campaigner scheming to consolidate blocs of support for new candidates? In what universe?

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