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  1. Let's Get Kraken

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Such a man exists, and his name is Donald Trump. Seriously, if the entire progressive base doesn't have the sense to get behind whoever the Democratic nominee winds up being, then we really are an incurably stupid country and we deserve another four years of Trump.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Yeah I'm not shilling for Sanders dude, but his 2016 agenda reshaped the Democratic base, and whatever you might say about the substance of his message, the message itself was clearly presented in a way that got people's attention. And more to the point, what cannot be denied is that he ignited the Democrat youth, which was kind of the whole point of the discussion. Getting the young/gay/black/jewish/old/etc vote isn't about getting a candidate that fits into whatever slot you need. It's about getting somebody who energizes those demographics to come out and vote.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Bullshit Sanders doesn't offer anything new. With the possible exception of Trump himself, I cannot think of anyone whose gotten liberal young people off the bench more in the past few cycles.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Y'know, I'm looking at the numbers and noticing a trend. Impoverished black women voted in a white lawyer in Alabama, a guy named O'Rourke got the Latino vote 2-1 in Texas over a guy named Cruz, a Latina millennial knocked a veteran Democrat incumbent off his seat in New York, a transgender woman took a district that previously considered an exclusionary bathroom bill, and the guy getting the biggest crowds of young people is a 77 year old white dude. I don't think the electorate give as much of a shit about labels as the internet/bubble/hivemind would have us believe.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    If we're going after the knuckle-draggers Avenatti is a way better choice
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Lol, Florida recounts again. What was that Mark Twain quote about how history doesn't repeat itself so much as rhyme?
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Lol yeah, now that you mention it, it's hard to think of a more experienced non-incumbent than Hillary Clinton, and we saw how much that mattered. Maybe Herbert Walker Bush the first time he ran. And now that I think of it, didn't he also lose a Senate race in Texas before he wound up in the White House? Anyway, point is, let 'em all run. Black, white, young, old, men, women, trans, mormon, muslim, christian, jew, atheist, whatever the fuck.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Both parties have seen a lot of presumed nominees come and go because they followed the conventional wisdom and waited until their chance was gone. Chris Christie, Paul Ryan...Elizabeth Warren had a better chance in 2016 than she'll have in 2020. IIRC Everyone said Obama was too fresh when he ran, but he seized his chance and he won. Beto would have an uphill battle, but there's a better than average chance that he's never going to have as much national attention as he's got right now.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    EDIT: Never mind.
  10. Let's Get Kraken

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    We all do realize how absurd it is to be calling candidates for 2024, right?
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Well ideally there'd be a Democratic incumbent by that point...but really it's way too early to speculate. We've seen people come in bright and burn out fast before. And you get my point, most of the new Democrat "stars" are young people, women, people of color, or a combination thereof. Bernie Sanders is a socialist Jew, and he's the Democrat darling the past few years.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Oprah too, Kamala Harris, Andrew Gillum. This is a whole new Democratic party coming up.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Then you need to take another look at where the star power is in the DNC these days. In another decade or so I could see Ocasio-Cortez being like a young, brown, female JFK.
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    What Do You Think Cultural Appropriation Is?

    The popular image we have of witches is rooted in antisemitism. The pointed hat, the big nose. Ditto a lot of the mythology and hysteria.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Huh...and here I thought the Trump administration was against false allegations of assault, but here they are using doctored evidence to make one. Color me numb-to-it-all.
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