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H2O Man

(74,002 posts)
Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:21 AM Jan 2018

Be Here Now

“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble. Your rhythm should set the pace of the fight. If it does, then you penetrate your opponent’s rhythm. You make him fight your fight, and that’s what boxing is all about.”
Sugar Ray Robinson; Sugar Ray

I think that everyone recognizes that we are in a serious struggle for our country and way of life. While it's more than just Trump as an individual, Trump as president is the most glaring threat to our constitutional democracy. And that has been apparent over the past 48 hours.

In political-social movements, there is always a flow: your side makes gains, then the opposition appears to. Some of the times, the opposition does some damage to your side; other times, you block their punches. But you always keep your eyes open – and on the prize – and look for openings to begin your next attack.

Last night, Joe Kennedy III displayed the type of skills needed to respond to Trump. He's not a perfect person, nor a perfect candidate. Yet he delivered a positive message, that not only keeps hope alive, but laid out a path to Democratic Party victories in 2018 and 2020. And beyond.

I say “beyond,” because I've seen numerous people express opinions on if he should or should not be on our presidential ticket in 2020. (Edited correction : He will not be running in 2020, as I noted, but could.)

It's best to stay focused on the here and now. We have important elections we need to concentrate on this year. And we have numerous good options for 2020, each of which can reach their full potential only if we do well this year.

H2O Man

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My all-time favorite fighter... kentuck Jan 2018 #1
Ray understood H2O Man Jan 2018 #2
He's technically eligible per the Constitution... Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #3
You are correct. H2O Man Jan 2018 #4
If he runs in 2020, we win! world wide wally Jan 2018 #5
I believe that H2O Man Jan 2018 #6
KR Me. Jan 2018 #7
Thank you! H2O Man Jan 2018 #8
What A Night Me. Jan 2018 #9
I anticipate that H2O Man Feb 2018 #11
Lips To You Know Who's Ears Me. Feb 2018 #16
I always appreciate your take in things, H2O Man.... Hekate Feb 2018 #10
It'll get more tense, H2O Man Feb 2018 #13
What a great post, my dear H20 Man! CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2018 #12
Thank you! H2O Man Feb 2018 #14
K&R... spanone Feb 2018 #15

Wounded Bear

(59,064 posts)
3. He's technically eligible per the Constitution...
Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:35 AM
Jan 2018
Joseph Patrick Kennedy III is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district since 2013. Wikipedia

Education: Harvard Law School (2009), Stanford University (2003) Trending

Born: October 4, 1980 (age 37), Brighton, Boston, MA

Spouse: Lauren Anne Birchfield (m. 2012)

Office: Representative (D-MA 4th District) since 2013

Parents: Joseph P. Kennedy II, Sheila Rauch

But I share your feeling that he should probably wait til after 2020 sometime.

H2O Man

(74,002 posts)
6. I believe that
Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:46 AM
Jan 2018

he understands he needs more experience. (I base that, in part, upon communications I had with his staff yesterday afternoon.)

There are several solid candidates that our party can win with in 2020. Joe will be an important spokesperson, who will help to get the vote out.

H2O Man

(74,002 posts)
11. I anticipate that
Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:46 PM
Feb 2018

the feud with the FBI/DOJ will continue to heat up. There will be some back and forth. But look for Team Mueller to make us all happy in late February.

H2O Man

(74,002 posts)
13. It'll get more tense,
Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:59 PM
Feb 2018

then worse for a period of maybe a few days to a week. The executive branch has serious powers. Yet Trump is (obviously!) abusing those powers. In mid-December, I said I anticipate something big, and very positive, towards the end of February. I still do.

It's terrible that Trump & Co are being as destructive as they are. They are inflicting damage to various systems -- most of which already have had some problems over the years, as all bureaucracies do -- and their goal is a revolutionary presidency, without any restraints. But abuses of power catch up with crooks.

The one thing our system of government requires now is a more active citizenry. I wish we saw a bit more of that here in the DU community.


(150,318 posts)
12. What a great post, my dear H20 Man!
Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:59 PM
Feb 2018

You get right to the heart of things and you do so in such a compelling manner.

Thank you!

H2O Man

(74,002 posts)
14. Thank you!
Thu Feb 1, 2018, 03:03 PM
Feb 2018

I can say without any chance of error that Joe wants people to be focused on the 2018 elections. If we take care of business now, then 2020 will take care of itself.

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