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Stents for all!!

That debate was a nightmare. I saw some old men, angry, talking over people, flailing thier arms,yelling and basically taking it to each other instead of Trump. Pete is calm and steady, Warren was on point, Bloomberg can't debate and Bernie is condescending and has to stop yelling. Good night for the GOP. I'll vote for the nominee but is this all we got? Man I miss Bill and Barack

per Wasserman

"Relevant fact: in 2016, Hillary Clinton won more votes in western PA outside the city of Pittsburgh (631,120) than she won in the entire city of Philadelphia (584,025).

Yes, Dems still have plenty of room to fall in western PA...and good luck running on a fracking ban there."

Hey Mike. Don't apologize for being rich

Americans, by in large, don't hate wealthy people. If you work hard, create a business or product and become rich, that's noble. It's American. Mike Bloomberg, via his companies, employee 20,000 people. That's a lot of jobs, insurance for families and economic stimulus. Mike has employed more people than anyone on stage. Mike donates millions to 32 charities that help a variety of causes. Mike has done more to take on the NRA, register voters and help elect Democrats in tight races than anyone on that stage. It's a valid debate to ask some of the candidates what they have done, accomplished or succeeded in. Several have done very well. Others are life long career politicians that have never produced, employed or paid somonenes insurance premium. Some have literally made millions sucking off the tax payer teet. Politics aside, most Americans give credit to hard work and success. Most think life long DC insiders are the problem. So, if they go after Mike's Bloombergs wealth, My guess is he will explain his life story and Americans won't hold it agianst him. As a party that has embraced inherited wealth as with the Kennedy's- earned wealth is equally as valid. There seems to be a creeping section of our party that simply hates wealthy people. Bashing rich folks is not a winning strategy.

NPR/Marist poll 2/19

28% of Americans have a fav view of socialism. Half of Democrats have unfavorable view. Suburban voters have unfavorable view 61-22%. 1 in 5 Democrats or Independents who lean Democratic state they will not vote for anyone other than thier preferred candidate. 12% of Sanders supporters will not vote if Sanders isn't the nominee.


In 1970 we picked up seats. In 1972 we picked a left wing candidate, McGovern, to face a very unpopular President Nixon. We lost many, many seats. History will repeat itself if our party nominates Democratic Socialist

Senate candidates keep distance from Sanders

If nominated, our Senate candidates in a majority of states will have to distance themselves from Sanders. From AZ to NC to GA and throughout the heartland- Sanders will be toxic. In fact, my guess is we will have Democrats opposing AND railing agianst Democratic socialism. That will be awkward

Where is my party? We have surrendered

As a lifelong Democrat, granted I'm only 47, and veteran of national, state and local campaigns for 25 years in the southeast, my party is at a crossroads that I fear won't recover. Moderates, especially older folks in our party are dismayed. A Democratic Socialist as our nominee, especially one that, along with his raging surrogates, have spent years disparaging our beloved party. We are not fucking Democratic socialists. 2018 and 2019 showed us that moderate candidates win races in the South and Middle America. The party is becoming coastal. Bernie Sanders and his ideas are noble, appealing to some but not realistic. His resume is laughable on a good day. Hes been running for office his entire life becoming a millionaire at the tax payer expense. He literally has no accomplishments outside politics. No career. When he wasn't running for office he was running around supporting actual socialists and being an agitatir. He objected to serving. I'll support him because I loathe Trump. However, has not goung to win a GE. As i talk to fellow operatives from Florida to GA to NC, they agree and are more worried that we will lose Seante and House races.. The over 65 demographic is gone for us. Gone. The sad thing for our party is once a Democratic Socialist is our nominee we become the face of Democratic Socialism. To think, I thought we were Democrats. Forget national polls. Sanders will get a lot of votes on the coasts. He will surrender Florida, GA, NC and AZ to Trump. He will face an immediate 700 million ad blitz that will, using his own words, paint him as an actual socialist and embolden the other side to come out in droves. Ignore my argument. I don't care. My sources are on the ground, in competitive states working thier asses off. Bernie Sanders can not win a GE and watch our Senate chances evaporate and House seats collapse. I'm saving this post and will repost the day following the election- if my party nominates a Democratic Socialist.

Bernie Sannders resume isn't very impressive.

Bernie likes to rail agianst the rich. Many of which worked, created companies and employ people. What has Bernie done? I'm unable to find any relevant career or work history. He literally has been running for office since the early 70s. He supported Socialist candidates for President on several occasions. in early 70s. Yes, actual socialists. That aside, what has he done? Is being a career politician a positive? Has he ever employed anyone? Created anything? He's worth a cool 2 million. Owns 3 homes. Has the tax payer subsidised his entire fortune? Hey thats cool but what are his accomplishments outside politics? These are all general election narratives. If I'm missing any relevant work history- please opine. I'll vote for him and support him like hell but his life will be under the microscope.

Bloomberg and Bernie

has found it easier to take over the DEM Party than run as an Independent. Quite shocking.

Those terrible billionaires some love to rail against

Jeff Bezos just committed 10 billion to address climate change. The effort will fund scientists, activists and nongovernmental organizations. In 2018 he donated 2 billion to organizations that help homeless families.
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