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The Biden Abides

I don't have to worry about Joe Biden. He's The Dude.

Biden could turn into a progressive through the pick of his running mate. He listens. He evolves. He don't take no shit from Trump.

The Big Thing: Biden will pull out Pennsylvania, which is the state Repubs have depended on to win for Trump. Now they're worried. Good....


A lot of people are risking their freedom protecting Trump. It's not going to end well for them.

This is arrogant, out in the open, in our face obstruction. Trump and the people he promises pardons are committing more crimes in order to protect themselves. The Democrats must amp up the pressure, which will cause Trump and his people to self destruct. Trump is handling this is the worst possible way. It looks like "Trump's Last Stand"....


In 5 years, repubs can say they would have voted for impeachment

if only the democrats had done the right thing and started the impeachment process. And there wouldn't be a damn thing that could be said to dispute them. You can't condemn anyone over a vote that never happened. The blame will lie squarely on us for not holding trump accountable. I hope everyone takes into consideration how this will look in the history books.


We need to "starve the beast" that is the GOP. We have to support Democrats at all

levels; from the top to the bottom of the ballot; in presidential and off-year elections; in federal, state and, yes, even local elections. If, as often occurs in local contests in red areas, there is no Democratic candidate for a post, write in "any Democrat". In these Trumpian times, there are no "good Republicans".

As an example of how local election wins can boost even the most incompetent Republicans up the ladder, Michelle Bachman's first election win was to a local school board which she believed needed her "moral Christian guidance". UGH!


Delving Deeper into the Trump Strategy

Donald Trump had been trying to end the Mueller investigation since the day it began.

When AG Barr declared there was no collusion and no obstruction, they thought that would finally be the end of it. The Mueller Report was the definitive response. They celebrated and called for apologies from those that disagreed with them.

But then, people read the Mueller Report....


I don't care about anything but beating Trump.

This is no time for progressive puritanism.

Our entire democracy is at risk.

We have a president who wants to throw out the U.S. Constitution and install a fascist dictatorship....


Voting isn't just about what YOU want.

It's about what everybody needs, and over the long term, at that. In the presidential primaries, the eventual Democratic nominee might not be the one who was your favorite. But, there's a much larger picture to view. Right now, we have Donald J. Trump in the White House and Mitch (the Breaker) McConnell running the Senate. Just look at what has happened in just over 2 years....

louis c

If there was no electoral college, I may not choose Biden as my first choice...

...in might by Kamala Harris or Bernie Sanders. But, we don't need an extra 5 million votes from New York or California. I have been involved in politics since I was old enough to talk. My Dad was a local City Councillor (that's right. In my home town we spelled councillor with 2 ll's). He was an Administrative Assistant to US Senator Ed Brooke (R-Mass). That's right, I grew up in a Republican household (although I never registered as anything but a Democrat from the time I turned 19)....


I notice in this forum supporters of one candidate posting flattering articles on other candidates

I like that. These people are competing with each other for the nomination, but not against each other.

If I see supporters of one candidate just trashing other candidates, it's a turn off. When I see supporters posting flattering articles about their competitors, it makes me hopeful. It tells me their candidate attracts people who care more about serving the country than winning power.

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