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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:40 PM

 

Define Oligarch

Cause it ain't Bloomberg.

Check your head space and timing on that nonsense.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Michael Bloomberg

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DanTex Feb 14 #3
Aviation Pro Feb 14 #4
Uncle Joe Feb 14 #5
NCDem47 Feb 14 #6
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Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:41 PM

1. .

 


ol·i·garch
/ˈäləˌɡärk/
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noun
noun: oligarch; plural noun: oligarchs
1.
a ruler in an oligarchy.
2.
(especially in Russia) a very rich business leader with a great deal of political influence.
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:43 PM

2. Note the paranthetical

 

(Especially in Russia) (Osobenno v Rossii).

Not Bloomberg.
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Response to Aviation Pro (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:28 PM

12. It says "especially" as an exemplar, not to be exclusionary.

 

Oligarchs exist everywhere.
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Response to Aviation Pro (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:29 PM

13. Especially not exclusively.

 

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Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:45 PM

3. What definition of oligarch is there that Bloomberg *doesn't* meet?

 

An oligarch is a super-rich person who is also politically powerful. In other words, someone like Bloomberg.
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Response to DanTex (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:47 PM

4. Stop it

 

He has influence with his wealth, but has no political power outside of that.
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Response to DanTex (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:51 PM

5. + everything

 

I don't know why that's so difficult for some people to understand?
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Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:58 PM

6. I came on here just to discuss this.

 

Listening to Bannon say Bloomberg is an oligarch. No. He achieved it on his own and without the government stepping in to ensure wealth was concentrated among the few.

So, Trump can be a capitalist with his supposed billions (eye roll), but Bloomberg is an oligarch?

Is the Bernie camp spreading this along with Bannon? Who BTW, thinks Bernie supporters are being disrespected by Democrats.
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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:08 PM

7. Trump is an oligarch.

 

How one makes their money is irrelevant, when you reach a certain stage of wealth that dominates the nation on the economic and political spheres, you become an oligarch.

Our nation has drifted toward oligarchy for at least the past 40 years.

Today three people own more wealth than the bottom half of the nation, (approximately 160 million Americans, one out of every two) what do you call that?

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:12 PM

8. Yes Sanders camp is spreading this around. Of course they are...just like Biden is corrupt.

 

Sickening.
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Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:16 PM

9. likely the people who are donating to Our revolution

 

but want to remain anonymous. I said LIKELY not for sure.
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Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:18 PM

10. He is quintessentially an oligarch.

 

Even by the simplest definition (as demonstrated above).

If you want to support an oligarch, have at it. But be honest about it.
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Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:25 PM

11. Oligarch is the wrong word. He is a plutocrat and we are moving toward a plutonomy

 

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Response to Aviation Pro (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:32 PM

14. It was a word used in 2016 to no avail by a certain candidate supporters.

 

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