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No Beto for 2020 😞

https://www.yahoo.com/news/beto-go-hint-hes-not-running-2020-163312205.html?

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But at every step of the way, O’Rourke has shut down the talk, including on Monday when he once again ruled out a presidential bid in two years. “I will not be a presidential candidate in 2020,” he told reporters in Houston. “That is as definitive as it gets.”
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:12 PM (108 replies)

Did Kansas teach us a lesson?

The GOP’s destructive policies won the Democrats a governorship in Kansas.

America doesn’t really know what it feels like to be a truly conservative country, at least today it doesn’t. Dems have always been there to soften the blow of conservatism (hereinafter, “FUCKERY”). Is it a winning long term strategy to let America feel the pain of fuckery for them to see that they don’t give a damn? To see that the lower taxes, and small government isn’t for them but rather the wealthy? They don’t care about your unions? They don’t care about your access to healthcare and it’s affordability?
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:03 AM (1 replies)

Any news on state-level legislatures?

I got nothing.
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:17 AM (11 replies)

Do you forgive Joe Manchin for the Kavanaugh vote if it kept him his Senate Seat?

Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 12:59 AM (33 replies)

THOSE "MODERATE" DEMOCRATS...

I understand they promised their voters that they were not going to vote for Nancy Pelosi. THEY NEED TO SUCK IT THE FUCK UP AND VOTE FOR HER!

They don't really have an option. Legislating is a team sport and they need a coalition AND THE COALITION IS BACKING NANCY!. They chose a team and other team won't do them any favors. No matter how bipartisan they are, the other team will still say they support MS-13 and let illegal immigrants kill babies.

Just venting!
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 12:45 AM (0 replies)

CNN calls Florida governorship for Ron DeSantis

DANG IT!!!!!!
Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 12:00 AM (1 replies)

Ted Cruz! I can't hold my peace

Ted Cruz is a vile human being. There is no line he will not cross to win. I'm sorry I ever thought Ted Cruz was slightly more decent than Donald Trump; just a little bit; just a tiny bit; just a smidget. HE'S JUST AS FUCKING BAD! He does not deserve the privilege of running against someone as honorable as Beto O'Rourke. Ted Cruz does not deserve the honor of governing in America and I hate that he does not represent me or any other American outside of Texas, and yet he has so much influence over our lives.

https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1058363039047733249

I'm noticing that this lie is spreading like wildfire and people are actually believing it, AND I'VE HAD ENOUGH!

America doesn't need this negative, narcissistic, gloomy, hateful, hypocritical POS in the Senate! Texas is a beautiful state represented by someone that is so disgusting! Texas, you will be doing the rest of America a favor if you get rid of Ted Cruz. I will be eternally grateful.
Posted by In It to Win It | Sat Nov 3, 2018, 08:10 PM (4 replies)

A conversation at the office...

I feel the need to get this off of my chest.

I had a very interesting conversation today at my office. I have a small business, I have 4 employees and all of them would have voted, or did vote, for Donald Trump in 2016. For the purpose of this story, being a Trump supporter is distinct from supporting him in 2016.

I have 2 employees that are hard lined Trump supporters. I make it no secret in my office that I hate Donald Trump. One of of my employees believes the Trump bullshit, the Trump hype, and without a doubt is the biggest consumer of fake news in my office. Let's call him Max.

As far as I can tell, the second Trump supporter likes Trump because of his celebrity and "untouchable-ness." Let's call him Joe.

The other two employees just preferred Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, but don't really care. I will also note that one of these two said that it would be nice if we had more businessmen politicians, and that's why he likes Trump (Al). The other employee didn't like either candidate but thought Trump was so transparent in his vileness that he would rather "have a devil that he knows" as opposed to a "devil" that hides her vileness (Daniel).

I'm having a conversation with all 4 employees because we were tuned to CNBC and Trump was onscreen talking about China. Additionally, the monthly jobs numbers were being reported.

I make the comment that Trump is such a fucking idiot, starting the whole fray.

Al comments that he'd rather take Trump over "crooked ass Hillary." He brings up the Clinton foundation and the supposed corruption that happened with the foundation, and Haiti.

Daniel comments on the emails; the use of a private server to conduct government business; and the how the hacking of the server and the hacking of the emails led to the deaths of several CIA agents. He comments on all the baggage Hillary Clinton had, and how that made her a terrible candidate.

Joe comments on how Hillary Clinton made a comment (or a joke, depending on who you ask) about how all black people look alike.

Max (my favorite to debate with) comments on how the economy is doing great; how there is low unemployment; and he's locking up our borders using the military. He says other things but I don't quite remember all of them. However, they were regular talking points of the right.

Max is a salesman. He gets paid in commission. He's not in the best economic shape. I have to say that I find it hilarious when the people that are in the worst economic shape comments on how Trump is doing great with the economy. The irony of that cracks me up.

However, while myself and Max were talking, Daniel chimes in and says "we need more business politicians because America is a business...". Max agrees with this. Everyone seems to agree that since Trump is a successful CEO and businessperson, that would qualify him to be a good president. I pushed back on that. I don't believe that being a good CEO (or being a CEO, period) means a person would necessarily make a good president.

This is the interesting part for me.

Max has a former boss named Ray. Max hates Ray. I've known Ray for years and I think positively of Ray.

Some time passes by (maybe an hour) and I walk to Max:

Me: So you believe we need more business people as politicians and presidents, right?
Max: Yes. Absolutely!
Me: Ray is a successful CEO with a successful business. If Ray ran for president, do you think Ray would make a good president?

Max gives me a rather vicious look and vehemently says "NO!"

Max: Ray is a crook. I think that Ray would be corrupt. He would use the Presidency to boost his business. He would use the presidency to profit. He would use the presidency to make money for himself and his family.

I looked at Max with such a confused face and ask "do you realize the irony in what you're saying? You don't believe that also applies to Trump?"


Conversation gets cut off and we go back to work.
Posted by In It to Win It | Fri Nov 2, 2018, 10:02 PM (10 replies)

Admit it. Republicans have broken politics.

Posted by In It to Win It | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 07:55 PM (0 replies)

[Climate Change] How depressing...

Posted by In It to Win It | Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:12 PM (0 replies)
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