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Name: Bob
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Hometown: Atlanta
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Member since: Sat Oct 25, 2008, 05:03 PM
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Updating from Undecided to Warren

I know this will matter to exactly no one, but after a lot of consideration, I am going to back Warren.

Why? Well, she's always been my first choice by a slight margin, and I was trying to help get her to run in 2015 before she opted out. She has good ideas, is a team player, isn't so hung up on purity that won't she amend her ideas to meet the larger base of Americans who may or may not want everything thrown at them at once, but knows to stick to the big picture over the long term. That's leadership. She's intelligent, funny, and can excite her audience. She'll be able to play Trump like a fiddle in a debate, and laugh about (and, most importantly, at) him in a debate or campaign. That's charisma. She has a positive message, even if she goes a bit too negative once in awhile for my tastes.

All of the candidates bring good points and bad points to the table, and I've kept a sorta running score card of gaffes, attacks against allies (very important criteria to me), poor choices of words, staff and endorsements, as well as tings like ability to adjust and compromise with allies and to utter unpopular truths. She is currently leading with that scorecard.

While I am solidly in the vote blue, no matter who category, I've said for some time that I don't want any more old, white farts running the show - and I am an old, white fart. WE have fucked it up enough for one generation. Of course, I've felt that way since supporting Jesse in the 80s, but I digress. Pete had me going for a while, but as much as I like him, his time isn't now. He needs a cabinet position and some better exposure and experience. We will see more of him in the future. I like Amy, too, but I'm not sure she has enough grass-roots appeal nationwide to win the nomination. Again, I think we'll be seeing more of her in the future. Steyer has surprised me, I didn't expect him to resonate with me. However, I'm not convinced enough to support him. Yang has some interesting ideas, and some, well, not-so-much, and is improving, but I can't see him as President. Bloomberg needs to buy Fox News, but I welcome his pounding Trump constantly. It frees up more viable candidates' resources , while weakening the bad guys. But not President, thanks.

I'll leave opponent bashing to others, IMO, that's why Democrats have such a hard time winning elections: they give the GOP a ton of ammunition and cause divisive, hard feelings between supporters of different ALLIED camps. Goppers are used to following orders, and will fall in line no matter what. This is dangerous and destructive behavior. What I prefer is an open, calm, rational discussion, with all the facts and science laid out on the table. Then work together to find a solution to our problems. NO one has all the answers, and only through listening to each other can we find solutions to the critical problems we have in this world today. A true natural leader would emerge from such a discussion. There are more sane people in this country than we are led to believe, and the vast majority of them aren't really paying attention to all of this. Remember that the news networks combined only have audiences in the single digits, our fighting each other lets them drive the narrative, not us.

Anyway, that's my $0.02, for what it's worth.

Just my thoughts as we head into the election cycle

I didn't tolerate people trying to make themselves look good by making others (especially their teammates) look bad. Not in sports, not in music, not in business, not in my employees and not in my personal life. I sure the hell am not going to tolerate it in politicians. It's a sign that they are petty, weak and incapable of leadership. 'nuf said

So, much as I hate to ask this ...

When is the military going to step in and perform their their duties and oath to protect the US against all enemies, foreign AND domestic?

Sad as it is, this needs to happen now, and the cabal imprisoned. Want to project a coup, Trump? Fine, let's rock. Call in the Marines

McBath email re: impeachment

Don't fall for the hype:

"Hey Bob --

There is a lot of noise in Washington right now about impeachment -- and I wanted you to hear from me directly.

As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I voted to formally begin the impeachment inquiry on September 12th -- almost two weeks ago. And Republicans (including our opponent Karen Handel) began to attack me at that point for "supporting impeachment." Today, they're attacking me for "not supporting impeachment." Huh?

And in just the last 24 hours, Republicans have begun the name calling again... labeling me as:

Lyin' Lucy (an old standby)
Deranged
A coward
Let there be no doubt -- Republicans will continue to use impeachment as a talking point to attack me because President Trump won our district in 2016.

So, I need this grassroots team to stand behind me as I continue to do what is right in Washington.

Our president is not above the law, and House Democrats and I will continue the impeachment inquiry we voted to start almost two weeks ago. The American people deserve to know the truth and we will work in Congress to keep uncovering all of the facts.

Thanks for reading,

-- Lucy"

Time to strike

I'm calling for a general nation-wide strike. Close all businesses, conduct no transactions, until the racists are out.

Make this viral. I say August 14. Stop the madness now!



Where are the mass marches?

I'm willing to go, but no one is really doing anything. We need to be in the streets, not on the computers ... although they help a lot, staring down several million people is much harder to ignore.

65 million voted for Hillary. Why aren't we all out in the streets, demanding this crap stops?

Something to lighten the mood

Once in a Lifetime

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"Our task was to set Americans against their own government"

Informative article in Business Insider today:

'"It’s not just writing ‘Obama is a monkey’ and ‘Putin is great.’ They’ll even fine you for that kind of [primitive] stuff," he told Dozhd. In fact, those who worked for the foreign desk were restricted from spreading pro-Russia propaganda. Rather, Max said, their job was more qualitative and was geared toward understanding the "nuances" of American politics to "rock the boat" on divisive issues like gun control and LGBT rights.

"Our goal wasn’t to turn the Americans toward Russia," he added. "Our task was to set Americans against their own government: to provoke unrest and discontent, and to lower Obama’s support ratings."'

No surprise, really, but more specific ... and turns out Americans (most of the right as well as many on the left) as a whole were dumb enough to fall for it.

http://www.businessinsider.com/former-troll-russia-disinformation-campaign-trump-2017-10?utm_content=buffer2293a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi

Be the Change you want to see in this world

It's time for us all to be positive, and bring our Light into this dark world. Now, Shine!!

Trump and Russia - four fronts opened today

I know others are posting it too. This stuff needs to go viral

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-making-inquiry-ex-trump-campaign-manager-s-foreign-ties-n675881

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/10/was_a_server_registered_to_the_trump_organization_communicating_with_russia.html

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/10/31/october-surprise-abc-uncovers-millions-payments-russia-trump/

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump
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