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So excited about South Carolina

Mostly, I am excited about the amount of interest that the Democratic primary is receiving in the media and from the electorate at large. I personally just want to know who I'm going to be voting for in November!

Good luck to everyone, I hope everyone fights hard and fights fair, and I hope we all are together at the end.

Washington State mailed out primary ballots on Friday last week

I thought long and hard about possibly switching, but Elizabeth Warren has my full confidence and I can support her without having to come up with a strategic explanation. The other major candidates aren't really exciting me very much. It goes without saying that I will vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is, however.

One unexpected note. Cory Booker is still on the ballot in Washington State.

I slept well, I've had my coffee, and I'm ready to read inflammatory statements

I hate primary season sometimes because we all are flinging poo at each other, but I also get a kick out of how much energy we bring to this. The United States is in a horrible situation with this presidency and with the Republican party deliberately tearing down and destroying our institutions and norms as a nation.

I have my faves & my least faves, but at this point my hope is that we will all unite this summer and march toward November.

Okay, now on to the inflammatory statements!

I don't like Medicare for All as a litmus test

I don't like the idea that people who support Obamacare are somehow enemies or wrong. Of all the litmus tests, this is the most stupid. We can improve the healthcare situation in our country by introducing a robust public option or by moving towards single-payer. It makes no sense for Democrats to be torn apart by this.

All of the candidates, I feel more fondness for all of the candidates

I've found myself having positive thoughts about all of the candidates. I've even thought about switching my preference to undecided at this point, even though Warren is my personal favorite. I was a little negative about Yang, and he has won me over. Klobuchar is the wonderful and inspiring. I was a Sanders skeptic, but on policy and priorities he is great. I was not happy when Biden entered the race, but I have no specific policy problems with him.

Okay, maybe Tulsi Gabbard should be left off my list.

The conspiracy theories about Iowa are bizarre.

I'm not seeing them repeated here much because they essentially violate community norms here, but they are fascinating.

The essential theory is that a global cabal of evildoers is faking all of the data out of Iowa.

All in all, it's nice to come to Democratic Underground and be free from conspiratorial and delusional nonsense.
Posted by bluedye33139 | Wed Feb 5, 2020, 05:24 PM (8 replies)

"I am a member of no organized political party."

Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's tragic!
Posted by bluedye33139 | Tue Feb 4, 2020, 09:11 AM (2 replies)

I will be so happy when these primary battles have ended

And I hope that in future primaries, policy discussions replace this weird policy oneupsmanship.

If I hear another reference to some phrase that can be mildly construed as problematic from decades ago, I'm going to just tune it all out.

Any candidate that Democrats put forward will have to govern with broadly Democratic policy ideas. All of the major candidates are good enough for me. None of them is a no-starter.
Posted by bluedye33139 | Sat Feb 1, 2020, 06:16 PM (2 replies)

Bloomberg's tax proposal to net $5 trillion


He is not my first choice, and I do distrust billionaire candidates in general. But if he becomes our nominee, I would of course vote for him and I would hope very much to see rational taxation come back. You can only bring in revenue by taxing people who have money. taxing the poor is pointless. Taxing the middle class heavily is also a mistake, I believe.
Posted by bluedye33139 | Sat Feb 1, 2020, 04:02 PM (2 replies)
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