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Time for a Show of Unity


Love the idea.

OK, You can stop this now!

Come on people. Get a clue. All this snarky trash talk, backbiting and hostility has to stop. You are handing the orange headed buffoon in the White House campaign fodder that he doesn't need. The reality is, we do not need four more years of Donald Trump! But unless the character assassination and the fighting going on among Democrats right now doesn't stop, that's exactly what we are going to get and we will only have ourselves to blame for it.

The Democratic party has the best opportunity to recapture the White House and the Senate, on top of more gains in the House, all because the "blue wave" that kicked off almost immediately after orange hair got elected has snowballed with each incompetent, inept, stupid thing this buffoon has done. Support among his own party has dropped, the head to head polling so far is good news for Democrats all the way around and that's without any major investment in attack advertising by the DNC (though Bloomberg isn't restraining himself in that department and good for him!). Every stupid tweet, every lie, every inept move, costs him support. Look at what happened as the facts were laid out and people made up their minds when everything was on the table during the impeachment, and we haven't even heard the whole story yet. Post impeachment, more stuff is coming out, including his blatant attempts to interfere in the criminal cases against his associates who broke the law. Yeah, there are a lot of deplorables out there who are just like him and who have no values or morals to speak of who continue to support him with grunts and pumped fists, but there are a lot of Americans who didn't go to the ballot box in 2016 who are regretting their decision.

The Democrats will offer the only viable alternative. I believe every Democrat who has tossed their hat into the ring understands what is at stake, and understands that they will have to lay out a campaign that Americans will embrace in large enough numbers not only to win the election but to teach the GOP a lesson about this constitutional democratic republic, the rule of law and what happens when you place partisan interests above patriotism. Every Democrat running gets that. And every Democrat running, whether you're on board with the fine tuned details of their health care plan or tax reform plan, understands what they will have to do on the national stage to beat Donald Trump. We will pick one of them, not because we think they have the best plan for selling more corn to China, but because we think they will set this country back on the track toward understanding what it means to live under the RULE OF LAW and have respect for THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

The two most meaningful places I have ever visited are Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the National Archives in Washington, DC. The first time I stood in that little corridor in Independence Hall between the courtroom and the legislative chamber where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written, I couldn't hold back the tears. Same thing at the Archives, though you only get a few seconds to gaze at those faded, blurry pages. In November of 2017, I had the privilege of escorting two high school foreign exchange students, one from Switzerland, one from China, on a tour of both of those places. The Chinese student cried. When we were talking about it at lunch, he said he saw a lot of Americans just take their freedom for granted because they have absolutely no idea what it is like to live without it.

It's time for Democrats and Independents who realize what's at stake to start acting like it. You have the freedom to say what you want, and believe what you want, but you also have the freedom to do something that will help wipe Donald Trump's footprints off the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and retrieve it from the trash can where he threw it. That requires a step up and "going high" as President Obama would say, certainly during our own primaries.

O'Donnell points to polling showing all six top tier Democrats leading Trump


From Bloomberg leading by nine and Sanders by seven to Klobuchar and Buttigieg at 5 and 4%, Trump's ineptness and stupidity are costing him support.

There should be no fear of any weakness from any of the Democratic candidates as far as I am concerned. So Bernie is a soclalist and some pig headed, stupid Americans don't know enough about that to vote for him. They wouldn't be any more likely to vote for Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Biden or Klobuchar either because people who have that kind of bigotry and ignorance are going to support Trump no matter what. The Democrats need a candidate who will activate some of the dormant constituents of the party in the deep South to drag senators and congressmen over the line and in the larger, progressive states to win those electoral votes in places like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and even in North Carolina and Texas. Let the process go and let them nominate whomever. They can all win and I'll bet anyone that we have both a Democratic president and senate to join a larger house majority after November.

Don't blow this


This is good. We're going to get health care reform, economic reform, tax reform and just about every kind of reform you can think about in the US if a Democrat is elected. So the Democrats running need to stop sniping at each other, burying each other under policy wonking and show some unity of purpose so that everyone can fully support the nominee without nasty attack ads showing their words and deeds up to the nominating convention.

Surely Someone in the Democratic Party can figure this out...

We need to beat Trump not make him and his antics the focus of the election. This is a chance that only comes along once in a couple of generations, a sitting President who stirs up hatred and who has high negative numbers. The Democratic nominee has a chance to win 55% of the vote and over 300 electoral votes. So why is there all this bickering, fighting and killing each other off?

Democrats Better Pull it Together Now and Start Unloading


Come on people. Bloomberg is nailing it in his television ads. Figure it out or put me in charge!

Should we get used to this or do something about it?


Wanna bet Trump's campaign or some foreign interference is behind the Iowa glitch?

No witnesses, no exoneration

If the senate refuses to call witnesses, then Trump is guilty and there's no exoneration. It may wind up that he is acquitted, but he is not cleared and the doubt will always remain.

That makes a slam dunk November election win for whomever the Democrats nominate.

Dershowitz in 2016: "Trump is Corrupt"


You can't make this stuff up.

No Trump in the White House this time next year


Interesting. How do the Democrats get the vast majority of that 57% to vote for the nominee.
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