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    I wish people weren't as gullible. Facebook is a huge problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    You realize that he just one a caucus in one of those states last night, right?

    If they had made it as clear as he suggested in that piece?

    He may not have done so.
    Way to bury the lede, Sanders was throwing so much shade at the party in those quotes he was standing in a forest. Had the positions been reversed I don't see his supporters being so generous with how partnership was phrased by him.

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    I'm pretty sure Gore and Kerry won the popular vote in all the early primary states.

    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Exactly.

    While she didn't exactly catch the kind of fire folks wanted, she is still in third place when it comes to delegates and might have the money to stay in for a bit longer.

    Probably not the safest bet to take it, but not "Out..." by any stretch.
    Warren's argument that she's a good unity candidate makes sense in the context of a potential brokered convention.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tazirai View Post
    That's not it at all. It's deeper than that. If Boot edge edge had won, I'd be dissapointed, but if he showed that he won he first three states and got a plurality of voters, I'd accept the will of the people.
    You think under those circumstances it would be time for your candidate to quit the race?

    Joe manchin is a shit human being...
    Hey, some people feel that way about Bernie.

    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    The Republicans have spent so much energy labeling as socialism everything from universal healthcare to preserving the environment to promoting racial equality, that as far as I'm concerned, socialism is looking pretty good right now.
    It's going to be different if there are actual socialist policies on the table.

    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT OF THE LAKE View Post
    It’s disgusting that babies are literally in cages because of the Trump administration and you are so upset at not getting what you want that you are attacking the frontrunner. We need unity now.
    It seems to me that the people who care about the topic would be willing to make some kind of compromises about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I'm pretty sure Gore and Kerry won the popular vote in all the early primary states.
    They omitted "contested primary"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    There was a net two seat gain for the Democrats. Trump is, after all, uniquely repulsive. So, yeah. Your argument doesn't hold when moderates lead the gains in 2016, and in 2018 to boot. XD

    Please don't mistake this for a love of American moderates. It's not.
    The point you bring up is a legitimate concern going forward. A Bernie nomination over, say, Biden WILL cause a portion of the electorate to push to not vote or vote Trump. The key for Sanders is driving out other voters to replace/exceed that exodus. Nevada had good numbers on that front but still worrisome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theleviathan View Post
    The point you bring up is a legitimate concern going forward. A Bernie nomination over, say, Biden WILL cause a portion of the electorate to push to not vote or vote Trump. The key for Sanders is driving out other voters to replace/exceed that exodus. Nevada had good numbers on that front but still worrisome.
    I think a lot of Republicans who are disappointed in Trump, or dislike him as a person might stay home if his opponent is Biden or even Warren. But they will turn out to pevent ZOMG socialism.
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    In 2015, in 2016, and in 2017, “Crazy Stupid Republican of the Day” published profiles of Michele Fiore, a former member of the Nevada House of Representatives and a particularly staunch fan of the 2nd Amendment who in her first year in office alone in 2013, came to the defense of Jim Wheeler for saying he would vote to legalize slavery if he could, bragged about breaking the law by carrying her personal guns through gun free zones, and abrasively swearing at colleagues on the floor of the Nevada State Assembly, saying in less flattering ways that her colleagues were suffering from rectal-cranial inversion, or that they needed to grow sets of brass ovaries or testicles. She also has blamed victims of sexual assault on college campuses because they weren't carrying a gun, themselves, and becoming one of the most vocal defenders of tax scofflaw and domestic terrorist Cliven Bundy during his standoff with the Bureau of Land Management in 2014. And that was just in our first profile of Fiore. Our second look at Fiore featured a whole new series of moronic adventures, including the time that in spite of being the CEO of a healthcare company, talked about working on a bill regarding "end of life care" for medical patients. She seemed like she had a lack of knowledge about medicine, though, when she talked about how to treat cancer, which she "believes is a fungus", by putting in a pic line to "wash it out" with baking soda (none of which is in any way medically or scientifically accurate). She chimed in during a debate in the Nevada State Assembly about Voter ID, where she said such a measure could no longer be discriminatory because Barack Obama was elected president and referred to one of her African American colleagues in the legislature as "colored". In April 2015, Fiore introduced a bill in support of rancher Cliven Bundy, AB 408, which would require the federal government to obtain permission from county commissioners to use public land in the state. When a colleague voiced his concerns that the bill was patently unconstitutional and a violation of the Supremacy Clause and that she was turning the proceedings into a circus, Fiore blew up, yelling at him,“Can you sit your ass down and be quiet?” In July of 2015, after the Charleston Massacre, Michele Fiore, born in New York, and now a citizen of Nevada decided to speak out in defense of the Confederate flag. In November 2015, she released a pin-up calendar featuring herself posing with assault rifles to try and further normalize them into the American consciousness and but a few weeks later in December 2015 the Fiore family Christmas Card made viral news on Facebook, by featuring ten family members, between them carrying seven guns, including one in the hands of a five year old boy. By the time 2015 was done, on her weekly radio show, Michele Fiore stated her desire to handle Syrian refugees by "flying to Paris and shoot them in the head myself". (Please remember, of course, that the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in Paris were not, in fact, Syrian refugees, but Muslims from France and Belgium. And thus, Fiore was talking about going to murder innocent people.) In January 2016: Fiore raged on social media about actions taken by Oregon police and the FBI to end the militia (aka domestic terrorist) siege of Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Two of Cliven Bundy's sons, Ryan and Ammon, were present. But Fiore took the time to lie about the death of Lavoy Finicum, who she claimed was "murdered with his hands up". (The video of Finicum's death shows him nearly run over an officer while crashing through a police barricade, and not once, but twice reaching for a firearm that he was carrying in his belt before they opened fire.) Now, most smart conservatives would try to try and not come off as too extreme while running for office in a presidential year, but Michele Fiore is not most conservatives. In fact, in spite of all the above idiocy she's shown in the headlines, she even has an inflated enough opinion of herself to think that she could successfully run for U.S. Congress to represent Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. She finished third in that GOP Primary with only 18% of the vote, losing to Danny Tarkanian. Fiore has gone on to get herself elected to the Las Vegas City Council, so for the time being, we will set aside her CSGOPOTD profile at this time and go ahead and take a look at a different wacky Republican today instead.

    On this date in 2018, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled former Ohio State Senator Kris Jordan, a member of ALEC who was first elected to the Ohio House of Representatives back in 2008, before making the jump to the Ohio State Senate in the 2010 Tea Party Wave. What’s more amazing is that he was re-elected in 2014 when in 2011, dashcam video emerged of police at Jordan’s home investigating a domestic violence incident after he was suspected of attacking his wife, Melissa, and threatening her with a gun. While in the video, Jordan’s wife reports that the abuse had gone on for nearly two years, usually after he was drinking, she declined to press charges.Kris Jordan explained to the cops, however, that the whole thing was his wife’s fault, saying, ”She got a little upset. Girls do that.” For whatever reason, there was zero political fallout from this, until 2016, after the Jordans divorced, and for a time, a judge ordered the Jordans’ divorce records sealed, an order which another judge had to overturn in 2017. We’re not just going to point out Jordan’s issues with women as evidenced by his violence towards his wife, but will also note he was the sponsor of several bills in Ohio that seem to indicate a general resentment for them. Like the fact that he was a sponsor of a fetal heartbeat bill in Ohio that would have effectively outlawed abortion at 6 weeks, before many women are even aware they’re actually pregnant. Or the fact that Jordan, shocker of all shockers, was actually the one hold out on an anti-cyberbullying measure in the Ohio State Senate.
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    On both February 21st, 2016, as well as February 21st, 2017, and February 23rd, 2019, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” posted profiles about Isaac Latterell, who came to our attention as a reactionary, outspoken pro-life extremist after back in February of 2014 when he submitted a bill in the South Dakota state legislature that would have banned abortion at 7 weeks (in other words, a flagrantly unconstitutional bill that flew in the face of the Roe v. Wade ruling). At that time, he posted a blog to comment on the impending vote, tastefully titled, “Stop the Dismemberment of Living Children” in which, he compared abortion to “a veterinarian ripping the heads off puppies and crushing their skulls”, and gave his humble opinion that abortion doctors are more savage than “the barbarians of old”. After the talk of puppy decapitation and barbarians didn’t sway the public to his cause, and just shy of a year after his first rant about Planned Parenthood, Latterell penned a second screed, this time titled, “Planned Parenthood is worse than ISIS and Lying About It”. After being criticized for his rant, Latterell decided to back off just a tad, changing his article’s title to “Planned Parenthood is Beheading Children and Lying About It”, which is still devoid of facts. Laterrell then pitched a bill in the South Dakota House, HB 1230, that would “prohibit the beheading of certain living unborn children”, that predictably went nowhere. Now, this would be the most offensive issue that Isaac Latterell has ranted about, but just so everyone’s aware, he’s not a one-issue politician. Apparently, Latterell has some deep-seated fears about transsexuals, as he has voted for H1195, a bill that would limit a citizen’s gender identity to what is listed on their birth certificate, and in January 2016 voted for HB 1008, a transphobic bathroom cop bill to make sure that people use the bathroom designated for the gender types people are born. This is also reflected in his support through 2017 for a transphobic bathroom ban to be implemented in public schools, as well as a failed attempt at passing a “religious freedom” law to allow Christians the freedom to discriminate against same sex couples whose marriages threaten their “freedom”.

    Since our last check-in with Isaac Latterell two years ago, we have the update that he tried to subvert direct democracy, and instead change the law so that South Dakota State Legislature, and not the people of the state, would vote to choose U.S. Senators that head to the capitol from South Dakota. Oh, and he admitted in an open hearing that he is “not necessarily comfortable with women serving on the front lines of the military”, because of course he’s that much of a misogynist. No words.

    Latterell won re-election in 2018, and in his his fourth fanatical term in office, he decided to create legislation to target a specific category of women that makes his “pro-life” credentials seem even more ridiculous… he’s trying to outlaw surrogate mothers. So, sorry to all those couples trying to overcome infertility issues by implanting a fertilized egg in a surrogate mother who would help them carry a child to term, f*** you for not being able to have kids without help!

    The only good news we have is that this will be his last term in the South Dakota House of Representatives, as he will be term-limited in 2020. Barring him making a run at the South Dakota State Senate or some other higher office, that could mark the end of the road for him politically. He’s only 38, so you might think he would make such a calculated step for higher office, but then again, he publicly expressed frustration about Donald Trump being named the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2016… and if there’s one thing currently being shown by the Republican Party, it’s that it’s captive to the whims of Trump, and anyone who isn’t completely up his *** isn’t getting any help from the party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    I think a lot of Republicans who are disappointed in Trump, or dislike him as a person might stay home if his opponent is Biden or even Warren. But they will turn out to pevent ZOMG socialism.
    Bruh, this is desperate. Republicans always win the turnout game, the point is not to try and depress their turnout by running an uninspiring moderate simp, but to boost turnout on our side.

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    I'll vote for old man Bernie if he's the nominee but it's disappointing to see Warren fall so far. Mayor Pete is the other candidate that looks promising but I doubt America will vote for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    I'll vote for old man Bernie if he's the nominee but it's disappointing to see Warren fall so far. Mayor Pete is the other candidate that looks promising but I doubt America will vote for him.
    Warren is getting endorsements left and right. I still say wait until after Super Tuesday and lets' see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    Bruh, this is desperate. Republicans always win the turnout game, the point is not to try and depress their turnout by running an uninspiring moderate simp, but to boost turnout on our side.
    All of that is completely wrong.
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    We are UT journalism professors. The Washington Post and CNN are not fake news | Opinion

    A resolution designating the Washington Post and CNN as “fake news” and “part of the media wing of the Democratic Party” is moving through the Tennessee state House of Representatives.
    In 2017 the Washington Post unveiled a new slogan, “Democracy dies in darkness,” a phrase meant to point to “the dangers of secrecy in government” and the obligation of journalists to cast a light on government processes and decisions. Journalists committed to their role as government watchdogs are an essential part of a functioning democracy, as they contribute to empowering citizens with the information they need to participate in civic society.

    By designating the Washington Post and CNN as “fake news” and “part of the media wing of the Democratic Party” in a resolution moving through the Tennessee state House of Representatives, our government officials are putting that light at risk. They are discrediting the legitimacy of two established and trusted journalistic outlets and raising doubts about the value of journalism at a time when we need government oversight and accountability more than ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theleviathan View Post
    The point you bring up is a legitimate concern going forward. A Bernie nomination over, say, Biden WILL cause a portion of the electorate to push to not vote or vote Trump. The key for Sanders is driving out other voters to replace/exceed that exodus. Nevada had good numbers on that front but still worrisome.
    However there’s also statistically more cross over with Republicans and independents who went for Trump last time.

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    And I used to think there are no issues where Bernie could get Republicans to cooperate with him. But I guess they both hate the Washington Post so much they could come to an agreement there.
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