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Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:30 AM

Apropos of nothing, I suppose, but....

I kinda miss the big (or bigger) tent the Democratic Party was under President Obama. Actually, I kinda miss everything about the Obama years, when conspiracy theories and unsubstantiated claims about a person's national loyalty were treated with the kind of mocking disdain (Birthers, Truthers, etc) they deserved.

Now, simply deducing when someone is obviously referring to you in a smear is enough to automatically make that smear the gospel truth without any evidence required. Or worse, as I've just learned, not denying an absurd claim means unequivocally and undeniably that it is a truth etched in granite.

Well, it's all good. I'm certain that whomever the Democratic nominee ultimately is won't need the paltry 3-6% of the Democratic electorate that finds Tulsi Gabbard 's message appealing. Nor will they need the next Democratic candidate and their supporters who gets accused of being Spetsnaz suck-ups without any proof whatsoever and summarily wished into the cornfield. And the next, and the next....

Hey, is it just me, or is it getting tougher and tougher to breathe inside this big tent of ours?

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Reply Apropos of nothing, I suppose, but.... (Original post)
jcmaine72 Oct 2019 OP
NCLefty Oct 2019 #1
jcmaine72 Oct 2019 #2
Ohiogal Oct 2019 #3
jcmaine72 Oct 2019 #4
kentuck Oct 2019 #5
jcmaine72 Oct 2019 #7
ret5hd Oct 2019 #6

Response to jcmaine72 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:36 AM

1. Nah. We're in better shape than 2016 with regards to spoilers. Trump has consolidated us.

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:46 AM

2. Okay, good.

Because, if/when the time ever come when my candidate of choice, Elizabeth Warren, gets accused of being a Russian operative (and by extensions, all her supporters) because she's fallen out of favor, I just want to make sure we all still have a rallying point, even those of us who are unknowingly serving Mother Russia.

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Response to jcmaine72 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:48 AM

3. I miss the days

when our president didnít commit crimes or embarrass us daily.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:02 AM

4. Me too.

We've obviously been so traumatized by Dump's presidency that we're willing to resort to political cannibalism.

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Response to jcmaine72 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:12 AM

5. We can never step into the same river twice.

But I do believe we must be a united Party in order to win the next election.

We must come together.

If there are those that wish to run as a Third Party, that is their business. They just need to understand the consequences of their decisions.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:35 AM

7. Agreed! However...

It's kinda hard to come together as a party when a former Democratic presidential candidate throws a current one under the bus without any evidence to support her actions.

Even though she's not running herself, HRC has/had a real opportunity here to show the type of leadership our party really needs right now and be a positive force to help unify the combined might of Democrats of everywhere and of every stripe to put an end to the criminal presidency of Trump once and for all. Sorry, but that's just not what I'm seeing here. We can't afford to alienate any segment of our electorate, no matter how minuscule and unimportant some may deem it.

It'll be inordinately dangerous to assume that people will just show up and vote in 2020 simply out of sheer hatred for Trump. We made that mistake in 2004 with an equally unpopular Dumbya (Oh, Ellen. How could you?) and lost. We need a positive, unifying voice to help bring us ALL together.

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Response to jcmaine72 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:17 AM

6. I miss the days when those who write revisionist history...

were better at their jobs.

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