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Elizabeth Warren22%
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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:36 AM

 

Is the billionaire class scared and trying to buy this election?

Elizabeth Warren, yesterday,

" Ms. Warren, who has sparred from afar with Mr. Bloomberg over her proposals to tax the extremely rich, issued a blistering fund-raising message calling his potential candidacy “another example of the wealthy wanting our government and economy to only work for themselves.” Campaigning in North Carolina on Thursday evening, Ms. Warren offered a restrained comment on Mr. Bloomberg and cast her candidacy as a “grass roots movement.”


“It’s not enough just to have somebody come in, anybody, and say they’re going to buy this election,” she said. "

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-president-2020.html
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Bernie Sanders,

"The billionaire class is scared and they should be scared.

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" "More billionaires seeking more political power surely isn't the change America needs," Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir told The Hill in a statement on Thursday. "
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Is the billionaire class scared and trying to buy this election?

...I'd say, yes...

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Reply Is the billionaire class scared and trying to buy this election? (Original post)
myohmy2 Friday OP
Funtatlaguy Friday #1
at140 Friday #2
Uncle Joe Friday #3
myohmy2 Friday #8
LongtimeAZDem Friday #4
BeyondGeography Friday #5
boomer_wv Friday #6
LongtimeAZDem Friday #7
MarcA Friday #14
crazytown Friday #10
brooklynite Friday #9
MarcA Friday #11
crazytown Friday #12
brooklynite Friday #13
MarcA Friday #15
Blue_true Friday #16

Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:41 AM

1. Yes. Warren and Sanders scare the $$$$ out of them.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:45 AM

2. Let's face it, the top 1% are in control of your lives!

 

The rich are getting richer, middle class and below are barely scraping by no matter how hard they work.
Sen Warren is the only candidate who understands this, has the experience, has the energy
and drive to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:48 AM

3. Yes they are scared.

 




Thanks for the thread myohmy.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:56 PM

8. "Thanks for the thread myohmy"

 

...you are very welcome, Uncle Joe...
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Bernie Sanders

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Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:18 PM

4. Anyone who believes that billionaires are scared is divorced from reality

 

I mean, come on, people.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:25 PM

5. Even if you feel that way, they do need a hug

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:36 PM

6. This.

 

Billionaires know that even is Warren of Bernie were elected, they don't have the votes in the senate to change the tax code in that kind of way.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to boomer_wv (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:39 PM

7. And even if they did find the votes, billionaires will have taken steps to safeguard their wealth

 

long before any such action could take place.

The whole notion is ludicrous.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:56 PM

14. If it's that easy for them, then why

 

Bloomberg's candidacy, his staff member's concern and the attacks on
some Democratic Candidates?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:06 PM

10. "divorced from reality"?

 

Bloomberg's wealth manager is scared

Everyone is nervous,” said Steven Rattner, a prominent Democratic donor who manages the wealth of Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor. “What scares the hell out of me is the way she would fundamentally change our free-enterprise system.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-wall-street.html
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Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 01:59 PM

9. You know what would be worse than a Billionaire Democrat being elected President?

 

A billionaire Republican.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:40 PM

11. What would be Better than electing a Billionaire Democrat President?

 

Any of the current top contenders in the Democratic race.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to MarcA (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:42 PM

12. Amen

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to MarcA (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:55 PM

13. If only you can get one of them elected...

 

I’m not supporting Bloomberg, but there are Democrats I don’t think can win.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:02 PM

15. I think Bloomberg is one of them.

 

Not in 2020 anyway.
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Response to myohmy2 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:36 PM

16. Such a thing has happened before.

 

Theodore Roosevelt was put forward as a candidate by the rich to counter a populist democratic candidate. The rich saw that their first candidate likely could not beat William Jennings Bryan (sp), so they dumped him and inserted Roosevelt, thinking that being one of them, he would be favorable to their wants, he won and promptly proceeded to bust-up the massive Trusts held by JP Morgan, Standard Oil, Andrew Carnegie, et al. Interestingly, Teddy's own family had a branch with one of the biggest Trusts of that era.

The rich using their influence to select leaders is nothing new, it was very commonplace during the first two centuries of the country's existence, with some legendary grafters like Benjamin Franklin.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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