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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:57 PM

Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer become kingmakers for Democrats as both billionaires mull a 2020 run

"By winning the House, Democrats can now serve as a bulwark against a White House that has shown no respect for the rule of law - and no interest in bringing the country together." Bloomberg said in a statement. "The Democrats' gains demonstrate that the American people want Congress to stand up to a reckless, divisive president - and to work across the aisle to tackle tough issues. Millions of Americans poured their hearts into the campaign to retake the House - and I was proud to be a part of the effort. We can do better in America today, and we must start now," he added....


Bloomberg's moderate political views could isolate him from the growing left wing of the Democratic Party, his associates worry. His positions on cutting entitlements in order to reduce the deficit and not legalizing the sale of marijuana are among those that could make him unpopular with liberals.


Steyer's political positions include a universal health-care system, fighting climate change and impeaching the president.

His efforts to impeach Trump may hurt a Steyer presidential run. Fifty-four percent of voters say Congress should not impeach Trump, while 41 percent say Congress should do so, according to Tuesday's NBC News exit poll.


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/democrats-bloomberg-and-steyer-become-kingmakers-as-both-mull-a-2020-run.html


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Reply Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer become kingmakers for Democrats as both billionaires mull a 2020 run (Original post)
mia Thursday OP
50 Shades Of Blue Thursday #1
StevieM Thursday #7
50 Shades Of Blue Thursday #9
StevieM Thursday #10
50 Shades Of Blue Thursday #13
StevieM Thursday #15
hlthe2b Thursday #2
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StevieM Thursday #4
NewJeffCT Thursday #12
AlexSFCA Thursday #5
StevieM Thursday #6
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Garrett78 Thursday #14
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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:59 PM

1. Hell to the fuck NO!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:08 PM

7. Yeah, remember when Steyer supported George W. Bush for re-election. Oh wait....

that was Bloomberg. Steyer was on our side all the way back in 1984 when he worked for Walter Mondale.

Those two men should not be spoken of as if they are somehow similar candidates.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:14 PM

9. I know who Steyer is. I don't want him to run for the Democratic nomination.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:17 PM

10. He will run. I think he will win. And I think he will be our next president.

And I strongly believe that he will be a great president.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:23 PM

13. I hope he doesn't run. I can't see voters turning out in droves for him.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:36 PM

15. I can. But what matters most is that we all unite behind our eventual nominee,

regardless of who he or she is.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. I don't see either making a good counter to Trump, though I appreciate their support. n/t

Bloomberg would likely be reduced (no pun intended) to another Dukakis by Trump. The MSM has already diminished Steyer the past year.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:02 PM

3. About that 54% of voters that think Congress should not impeach Trump.

They probably have varying reasons. Many might want Trump impeached but have reservations as to whether or not it is the best course at the moment. Actually both of those percentages referred to could be suspect as to what the samples actually would prefer to ultimately happen.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:03 PM

4. Tom Steyer has my full support. He will make a great president for our country.

Bloomberg was a supporter of George W. Bush when he ran for re-election. He will not get my support.

Not that he would be one of my top choices regardless. Steyer is a long-time liberal champion who worked for Walter Mondale. Bloomberg has no history of fighting for Democrats or our policies. I hate seeing those two names lumped together as if they have anything in common.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:21 PM

12. I'm not a Bloomberg supporter by any stretch

but, he has been putting some big bucks into supporting gun control groups - Everytown for Gun Safety - for a good 10 years or more now.

I would prefer the Steyers & Bloombergs of the world help fund Democrats at the grassroots level - rebuild and improve Democratic infrastructure across the country, as that is how lasting change will be made.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:05 PM

5. they will never win in the midwest

how about sharod brown/beto ticket to landslide midwest, capture texas and florida, and maybe even georgia. We nees a landslide victory in 2020 to begin healing the nation.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:06 PM

6. Steyer will win in the midwest, along with Florida, North Carolina and Arizona.

I believe he will lead us to a nation-wide landslide. And he has my full support.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:09 PM

8. Oh great. Let's turn everything over to third way Bloomberg.

Honestly, I don't care if this post gets deleted but he's not actually an elected anything so I feel like I can say "Fuck Mike Bloomberg and his 'BE NICE TO RICH PEOPLE!!!'" bullshit.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:17 PM

11. Bloomberg bought his 3rd term as mayor of NYC

after buying the charter change initiative to allow more than 2 terms.

He was also a big pusher of stop and frisk and instances of it skyrocketed during his 3 terms until the shit hit the fan nationwide and a federal court (SDNY) provided a decision in response to a court case that the practice was essentially unconstitutional.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:34 PM

14. Yeah, no.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:39 PM

16. If they want to help America, they can set up voter registration operations in every TX county.

They can rent some office space and employ local people whom they pay to navigate the confusing laws and training procedures for registering voters in Texas. Then those people can go register voters. Oath of them chipping in $50M apiece towards this effort would do far more good for the country than run into for President or starting impeachment petition drives.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:30 PM

17. Ugh- no billionaires or celebrities

The top of the ticket in 2020 should be a woman, and I feel strongly that, moving forward, every Democratic ticket should have a woman or POC.

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