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By The Red Arrow
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He labels himsel a 'democratic socialist', a little flavour here - I'd suggest letting him speak for himself by just watching the clips of him, although if you want to let Cenk and Anna talk for him, that's up to you. If you want to watch a whole Q & A or 'town hall' as the Americans say, he went down well on Fox News of all places.



 
By Philip Marlow
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visage wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Sanders, for example tends to be either someones first choice, or nowhere. I cant see him retaining his lead as the field thins. Biden is there on name recognition. Mayor Pete is one to watch if he can last the pace. All the others are a bit meh.
In a crowded field I can actually see Sanders doing quite well, via a Trump-like scenario in which the party bosses become desperate for anyone else to take the nomination, but can't settle on which anyone. A lot of the 'moderate', 'electable' names being bandied about are practically made to take votes from each other.

As for Mayor Pete, it doesn't help that the first substantive article I read about him was this one. It paints an...unpromising picture.
ALL ABOUT PETE

Pete Buttigieg has just published a campaign book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future, that gives a much fuller insight into the way he thinks about himself, his ideals, and his plans. It has been called the “best political autobiography since Barack Obama,” revealing Buttigieg as a “president in waiting.” Indeed, I recommend that anyone considering supporting Buttigieg read it from from cover to cover. It is very personal, very well-written, and lays out a narrative that makes Buttigieg seem a natural and qualified candidate for the presidency.

It also provides irrefutable evidence that no serious progressive should want Pete Buttigieg anywhere near national public office.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/ ... hZgsoXOjR8
 
By youngian
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Philip Marlow wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:58 am


As for Mayor Pete, it doesn't help that the first substantive article I read about him was this one. It paints an...unpromising picture.

ALL ABOUT PETE

Pete Buttigieg has just published a campaign book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future, that gives a much fuller insight into the way he thinks about himself, his ideals, and his plans. It has been called the “best political autobiography since Barack Obama,” revealing Buttigieg as a “president in waiting.” Indeed, I recommend that anyone considering supporting Buttigieg read it from from cover to cover. It is very personal, very well-written, and lays out a narrative that makes Buttigieg seem a natural and qualified candidate for the presidency.

It also provides irrefutable evidence that no serious progressive should want Pete Buttigieg anywhere near national public office.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/ ... hZgsoXOjR8

A lot of the article is attacking Buttigieg's background as an establishment Ivy League suit whose not real because he didn't do student sit-in protests. Its a similar background to JFK/Bobby Kennedy or FDR's but that didn't stop them being doers transfoming lives in office. I've only heard Buttigieg interviewed once and had too much contrived polish in which he had every pause and comma rehearsed. Rising Kennedy Joe Jnr gives off a similar vibe but he's keeping his powder clean for a few years yet to flourish.
 
By Samanfur
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Several years ago I'd have said the same about the chances of a tycoon from a reality TV show, who'd never held any political office.

Stranger things've happened.
Tubby Isaacs liked this
 
By Philip Marlow
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IT'S WAR.
“IT’S GOING TO BE A GUERRILLA WAR”: THE SANDERS LEFT OPENS FIRE ON BIDEN

“For a man who has been in politics so long, Biden’s record of actual progressive accomplishments is quite thin,” said McElwee. “The only thing to his name appears to be groping his way through the most successful Democratic presidency since L.B.J. without fucking it all up.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/04 ... biden-2020
Although I do like the fact that the primary tactic of the 'far left' in this 'blitzkrieg' assault on good ol' Joe is...pointing out his actual record in politics.
 
By Philip Marlow
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So that went well.
Joe Biden’s Last-Minute Call to Anita Hill Backfires With Women

Thomas also acknowledged, however, that she wasn’t sure how the controversy would affect him in the polls. Biden’s presidential ambitions have already been rocked by allegations that he touched women in ways that made them feel uncomfortable—allegations he later appeared to mock at a public event. With the Hill call, Thomas said, “I don’t think he lost any more ground than he could have lost.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/current-s ... ref=scroll
 
By Philip Marlow
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Indeed.

Meanwhile, in San Diego...
San Diego synagogue shooting: one dead and three injured

Police in San Diego county have named a 19-year-old man held for questioning following a shooting at a synagogue on Saturday that left one woman dead and at least three people injured.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ay-reports
Regrettably this numbskull appears to have missed out the 'turned the gun on himself' phase of the operation.
 
By Cyclist
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It's not regrettable at all. Dead men tell no tales. Maybe this scumbag will provide yet more evidence of links between alt-right shootists, more evidence that these bastards are connected, not just the mentally ill loners the dead ones are usually made out to be.

I hope the bastard sings like a bird.
 
By Philip Marlow
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Aye, this I know, intellectually. Though if the shooter does turn out to be one of these alt-right creeps I doubt he can tell the authorities much about his view of the world that his Internet history wouldn't spell out in technicolor.

In news from a better America, there's going to be a statue of this woman built in Prospect Park.
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Her motto and title of her autobiography—Unbossed and Unbought—illustrated her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

https://www.womenshistory.org/education ... y-chisholm
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