Wat0n wrote:She does have going for her that she was an AG.
In a normal year, that might be an asset. This year, with Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police, she's the poster for putting black men with a little weed in their pockets in prison, among other things.
Drlee wrote:It is a tax and spend fiscally liberal party that has completely abandoned the notion of personal agency, responsibility and privacy.
You seemed to have little objection to that when Obama was president. Has that changed? We have a deflationary environment right now. Keynesianism calls for tax cuts and increased government spending.
Drlee wrote:If you want a balanced budget? Bill Clinton.
Not without Newt Gingrich.
Drlee wrote:Want government out of the bedroom? Obama.
Both of them backed the Defense of Marriage Act.
Drlee wrote:The fact is that the Republican Party has lost its mojo.
And you think the Democrats haven't? They are encouraged by their own mayors to riot, and when the mayors join them, the rioters call for their resignation. The Democrats are in a civil war at this point. The Republicans just have no stomach for a fight.
Hindsite wrote:Supporting law and order instead of rioting protesters has nothing to do with supporting police brutality.
I don't know about you, but I just don't buy the polls. I think Biden is going to get smoked in November. He came in 5th place in Iowa. Harris wasn't able to break 2% in the polls when she dropped out before voters even cast a ballot.
Rugoz wrote:Harris is a good pick given the state of things.
It would be interesting if she was threatening to come down on rioters, but I don't think we'll be hearing much of that.
Rich wrote:Biden's VP had to be a woman and she had to be Black.
What that tells me is that #WalkAway is real, and Biden isn't going to do as well among blacks as was expected and the Democrats know it.
Beren wrote:Bernie Bros ain't gonna decide shit, Boomers will.
Well, they can basically not show up to vote, which is a likely outcome for many of them.
Doug64 wrote:Which tells us everything about the current racist nature of the Democratic Party. It’s the Republicans that follow Martin Luther King these days: “ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream that…one day right there in Alabama, little Black boys and Black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”
I think it also says that Trump made inroads with black voters, and the media, pollsters and Democrats are hiding that fact. A lot of black people like Trump.
Doug64 wrote:As soon as the protests became about defunding the police and turned to riots, arson, and looting, they ceased to be about police brutality and became about mobs versus law and order.
As soon as soccer moms see police cars and their favorite designer stores on fire, their sympathy dries up quickly.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Defunding the police is, again, more consistent with original libertarianism than the right wing US version.
Yes, but libertarians believe in everyone openly carrying guns.
jimjam wrote:Fears increased after Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor with no prior USPS experience, took over the agency.
Can we just agree that voting by mail is a bad idea? Secret ballot and voter ID is the way to go.
jimjam wrote:Shortly after he started at the postal service the agency began prohibiting overtime and that postal workers should leave mail behind at processing plants if it would cause them to leave late.
That's awesome! Someone who obviously gets it
Drlee wrote:Unlike you I know that Trump's bullshit about election fraud is exactly that. His own commission could not find any evidence of significant election fraud though they did send a couple of republicans to jail for minor cases.
There's been a Democrat mayor of Atlanta for 141 years. That's twice as long as the communist party controlled the Soviet Union. No fraud in Atlanta. Nope. Not a smidgen as Barack Obama might say.
maz wrote:Here are the Biden campaign's first two 2020 election campaign issues:
Something something nazis. Orange man bad.
The Democrats bringing up left wing rioters in Charlottesville, VA is not exactly a good look for them. The Unite The Right protesters were generally peaceful, and had several preceding peaceful demonstrations. It was the Democrat mayor and governor who organized the counter protests and ended up calling on the police to stand down so that Antifa could use violence with impunity.
Beren wrote:They just utilize that Trump put himself on the far-right or on the same page with the far-right at least.
The rhetoric doesn't work, because Democrat cities are basically lawless right now.
maz wrote:It seems like people forget that Charlottesville wasn't about secret internet nazis coming out of the shadows to terrorize blacks, Jews and LGBT people, but that it was really about protecting a confederate monument. Even I had forgotten that the primary goal of the demonstration was about protecting the monument.
The counter demonstration was specifically orchestrated by the Democrat mayor and governor's political operatives down to having the police stand down, because the previous counter demonstration saw the Unite the Right people protesting lawfully and peacefully, and 20+ Antifa types getting arrested.
maz wrote:In the aftermath of the George Floyd incident, statues all over the US have been removed, often by violent mobs of antifa and Black Lives Matter. I think centrist Americans now associate the removal of the monuments with the George Floyd riots, burning down buildings looting and all the rest.
A lot of people now associate Democrats with burning police cars, burning police stations, looting and burning stores, and general lawlessness--as they should.
maz wrote:I don't agree that Biden is taking a a (centrist) Classic/Traditional Americanism position when he virtue signals about Charlottesvile.
He is unwisely bringing up protests, and Trump noting that some of them were lawful protesters on both sides. Whereas, most of the lawlessness came from the political left. Biden is bringing that up at a time when lawlessness on the political left is front and center for everyone to see.
maz wrote:In my opinion, it is quite amazing to see the Joe Biden camp still using this kind of cheap, bottom of the barrel messaging in light of all the political unrest that is currently being carried out by far left extremists in America.
It's very poor strategy given the current climate. That's why I think Trump is going to win now. Democrats basically didn't listen to voters for 4 years, and adjust their message accordingly.
"Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things. "
-- Joe Biden