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So if Biden and Steyer don't gain traction, then the Democratic nominee will once again be a historic/atypical candidate (Jewish, woman, openly gay).

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20 minutes ago, elbobo said:

wait is there any actual though of Steyer gaining traction, feels like that ship sailed months ago. 

Steyer only wants to sail into the open arms of friendship of Bernie Sanders

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17 minutes ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

Steyer only wants to sail into the open arms of friendship of Bernie Sanders

 

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"Hey, Bernie, how's it going, my friend?"

 

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40 minutes ago, elbobo said:

wait is there any actual though of Steyer gaining traction, feels like that ship sailed months ago. 

 

On the very small chance that he wins SC. He's been randomnly high there in a few polls.

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Might I recommend using the slogan "Forward Ever, Backward Never!"

 

This was the slogan of the New Joint Endeavor for Welfare, Education, and Liberation (New JEWEL) Movement, the Marxist-Leninist party that ruled the island of Grenada from 1979 to 1983.

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I gotta admit, the names of political parties are SOOOOO much more interesting in the Caribbean.  In Trinidad, we had:

 

- the People's National Movement (PNM)

- the People's Popular Movement (PPM)

- the People's Liberation Movement (PLM)

- the Organization for National Reconstruction (ONR)

- the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR)

- the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC)

- the National Democratic Alliance (Trinidad & Tobago)
- the National Democratic Organisation
- the National Democratic Party
- the National Development Party
- the National Freedom Party
- the National Liberation Movement (NLM)
- the National Progressive Party
- the National Team Unity
- the National Transformation Movement

- the National Union of Freedom Fighters (NUFF)

- the Point Fortin Vigilante Welfare Group

 

Just to name a few!

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20 minutes ago, thewhyteboar said:

Don't forget the People's Front of Judea!

Speaking of Jews, this is the symbol of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service:

 

 

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12 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

Speaking of Jews, this is the symbol of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service:

 

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Didn't realize you grew up in a fucking Michael Chabon novel.

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Sanders calls James Carville a political hack

 

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Interviewing Sanders on CNN Wednesday night, anchor Anderson Cooper noted that Carville claimed that Democratic voters weren’t interested in being in a “cult” and “socialism” and wouldn’t support a 78-year-old “screaming in a microphone about the revolution.” (Carville, for the record, endorsed Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) for president, who dropped out after getting just 0.3 percent of the vote in New Hampshire.)

“Look, James, with all due respect, is a political hack who said very terrible things when he was working for Clinton against Barack Obama,” Sanders, fresh off his New Hampshire primary win, replied. “I think he said some of the same things. Look, we are taking on the establishment. This is no secret to anybody. We’re taking on Wall [Street]—I guess the former head of Goldman Sachs attacked me yesterday.”

 

 

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9 hours ago, SFLUFAN said:

Speaking of Jews, this is the symbol of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service:


What about The Order of Distinction in Jamaica? 

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Honestly, I think Carville’s just a product of his time.  He came of age watching lefty democrats get clobbered time and time again in the late 70s and althroughout the 80s, and only ever won elections with centrist, Southern-inflected candidates.  Bernie’s throwing that model out the window, (in a more drastic manner than Obama, who was still a Clinton-ish centrist, did) and no one has any idea whether it’ll work or not if he’s the nominee.  Meanwhile, Trump’s authoritarian instincts have only gotten worse, and the Republicans are too spineless to do anything but accommodate stuff like intervening in the prosecution of his lackeys, like Roger Stone.  It’s a dangerous time to be taking risks.
 

He’s definitely an annoying hack, but I think his panic is genuine, and representative of his generation.

 

He’s also a live-by-what-the-polls-say type, and while Sanders polls okay now against Trump, abolishing private health insurance and higher taxes poll terribly, as does the (vague) idea of ‘socialism’—plus open-border policy is unpopular amongst working-class whites.  And all of that is gonna be all Trump talks about til Election Day.  

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Latinos gave over $23M in 2019 to Democrats in presidential race; Sanders got the most

 

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Latinos contributed almost $23.7 million to Democratic presidential candidates last year, much of it in small-dollar donations averaging $15.75, according to an in-depth analysis of campaign finance data by Plus Three, a technology company that researched Latinos' contributions to Democratic presidential candidates.

 

It shared its latest findings with NBC News ahead of their release.

 

According to the data, Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, dominates in the race for Latinos' dollars, snagging $8.3 million in 2019, or 36 percent of all contributions. Sanders leads in just about every state, except Sen. Amy Klobuchar's home state, Minnesota, where she beats him by about $3,000. He also leads in most major cities.

 

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There's a lot of distance between Sanders and the next closest candidate, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who dropped out of the race in November. Even so, O'Rourke managed to out-raise other candidates for the year, at $2.7 million.

 

O'Rourke is followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who got $2.1 million; Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, at $2.02 million; Castro — the only Latino who ran, who exited last month — at $1.8 million; former Vice President Joe Biden, at $1.4 million; Andrew Yang, who dropped out Tuesday, at $1.3 million; and Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who has also left the race, at $1.3 million.

 

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On 2/12/2020 at 6:15 AM, Keyser_Soze said:

Other than your constant updates to who is running, I don’t think people even realize Deval Patrick is even running :p 

 

Deval Patrick ends 2020 campaign.

 

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"I believed and still believe we had a strong case to make for being able to deliver better outcomes," Patrick said. "But the vote in New Hampshire last night was not enough for us to create the practical wind at the campaign's back to go on to the next round of voting. So I have decided to suspend the campaign, effective immediately."

 

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Good news: my constant updates will become less frequent once we get past these initial races! :p 

 

Republicans who are running:

 

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Donald Trump - US President

 

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Bill Weld - Former Governor from Massachusetts, Former VP Candidate on 2016 Libertarian Ticket

 

 

Democrats who are running:

 

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Joe Biden - Former Vice President of the United States

 

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Michael Bloomberg - Former Mayor of New York City

 

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Pete Buttigieg - Mayor of South Bend 

 

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Tulsi Gabbard - US Representative from Hawaii's 2nd District 

 

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Amy Klobuchar - US Senator from Minnesota

 

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Bernie Sanders - US Senator from Vermont

 

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Tom Steyer - Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager

 

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Elizabeth Warren - US Senator from Massachusetts

 

 

DROPPED OUT

 

Michael Bennet - U.S. Senator from Colorado

Bill de Blasio - Mayor of New York City

Cory Booker - US Senator from New Jersey

Steve Bullock - Governor of Montana

Julián Castro - Former mayor of San Antonio and Former Secretary of House and Urban Development under Obama

John Delaney - Former US Representative of Maryland's 6th District

Kirsten Gillibrand - US Senator from New York

Mike Gravel - Former Senator from Alaska

Kamala Harris - US Senator from California

John Hickenlooper - Former Governor of Colorado

Jay Inslee - Governor of Washington

Wayne Messam - Mayor from Miramar, Florida

Seth Moulton - US Representative from Massachusetts

Richard Ojeda - Former State Senator from West Virginia

Beto O'Rourke - Former US Representative from Texas

Deval Patrick - Former Governor of Massachusetts

Tim Ryan - US Representative from Ohio

Mark Sanford (R) - Former Governor from South Carolina

Joe Sestak - Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

Eric Swalwell - U.S. Representative from California

Joe Walsh (R) - Radio Host, Former US Representative from Illinois

Marianne Williamson - Activist

Andrew Yang - Entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America

 

 

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17 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

 

 

 

DROPPED OUT

 

Michael Bennet - U.S. Senator from Colorado

Bill de Blasio - Mayor of New York City

Cory Booker - US Senator from New Jersey

Steve Bullock - Governor of Montana

Julián Castro - Former mayor of San Antonio and Former Secretary of House and Urban Development under Obama

John Delaney - Former US Representative of Maryland's 6th District

Kirsten Gillibrand - US Senator from New York

Mike Gravel - Former Senator from Alaska

Kamala Harris - US Senator from California

John Hickenlooper - Former Governor of Colorado

Jay Inslee - Governor of Washington

Wayne Messam - Mayor from Miramar, Florida

Seth Moulton - US Representative from Massachusetts

Richard Ojeda - Former State Senator from West Virginia

Beto O'Rourke - Former US Representative from Texas

Deval Patrick - Former Governor of Massachusetts

Tim Ryan - US Representative from Ohio

Mark Sanford (R) - Former Governor from South Carolina

Joe Sestak - Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

Eric Swalwell - U.S. Representative from California

Joe Walsh (R) - Radio Host, Former US Representative from Illinois

Marianne Williamson - Activist

Andrew Yang - Entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America

 

 

 

 

Jesus christ, this list. 

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6 minutes ago, CayceG said:

 

 

Jesus christ, this list. 

 

With all the people who joined early and left, and joined late and left, I'm damned impressed with how many total people there are!

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5 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

Culinary Union in Nevada comes out against Sanders' and Warren's health care plans. Side note: The union did not endorse in 2016's primary (they endorsed Hillary in the general). Sanders has strong union support elsewhere, but Nevada is the next caucus, and I'm reading they're a key union in the state.

 

Sanders responds to them and Buttigieg's comments on Medicare-for-All and the union:

 

 

 

Yeah, well, this is the Culinary Union insurance plan they're fighting to keep:

 

 

 

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If Bloomberg wants to troll Trump, hit him where it hurts. Talk about the fact that he was always a rich boy who needed daddy to bail him out.

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