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After more than 40 years in Washington, Mr. Biden has forged more and deeper relationships with Republicans than any other Democrat running. In the Obama White House, he was known as the “McConnell whisperer” for his skills in striking agreements with the often recalcitrant Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell.

 

Okay, wait, when did this happen?

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39 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

 

Okay, wait, when did this happen?

Like, did it bear fruit? Hellooooooo Justice Merrick Garland!

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Joe Biden was the key speaker at a fundraiser for GOP candidate in a highly-competitive Michigan district that the Democratic candidate narrowly lost.

 

That says everything we need to know about Joe "Cop-A-Feel" Biden.

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19 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

Joe Biden was the key speaker at a fundraiser for GOP candidate in a highly-competitive Michigan district that the Democratic candidate narrowly lost.

 

That says everything we need to know about Joe "Cop-A-Feel" Biden.

 

WHY would he do that?

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29 minutes ago, SilentWorld said:

 

WHY would he do that?

I'm sure the gop dude is "a good guy we just disagree with"

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40 minutes ago, SilentWorld said:

 

WHY would he do that?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/us/politics/biden-speech-fred-upton.html

 

Since leaving office, Mr. Biden has sought out opportunities to earn substantial income — mainly through paid speeches and a multimillion-dollar book deal — and his newfound wealth would be closely scrutinized in a presidential race. 

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Boy good thing high dollar paid speeches has never been an issue that Trump has ever harped on with any other candidate

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7 hours ago, Massdriver said:

What’s shocking is Biden’s post announcement bump is ridiculously high. I might as well forget about Pete and Beto. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/democratic_nomination_polls/

As disgusting as it is, running Pete would be a mistake. America won’t elect a gay man, not yet.

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49 minutes ago, TheGreatGamble said:

As disgusting as it is, running Pete would be a mistake. America won’t elect a gay man, not yet.

 

Will you let us know when we are ready? Just making sure.

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18 hours ago, Massdriver said:

What’s shocking is Biden’s post announcement bump is ridiculously high. I might as well forget about Pete and Beto. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/democratic_nomination_polls/

 

It's not that shocking, is it? Obama/Biden was a popular duo for Democrats. Now that Biden's officially running, more Democrats say they support him now.

 

I honestly don't think anyone should forget about any candidate. There are so many debates, possible gaffes, changing political dynamics, and my plan to crash a debate naked and claim Biden made me do it that will all affect the polls for the rest of the year.

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2 hours ago, SaysWho? said:

 

It's not that shocking, is it? Obama/Biden was a popular duo for Democrats. Now that Biden's officially running, more Democrats say they support him now.

 

I honestly don't think anyone should forget about any candidate. There are so many debates, possible gaffes, changing political dynamics, and my plan to crash a debate naked and claim Biden made me do it that will all affect the polls for the rest of the year.


If it were anybody besides you it wouldn't guarantee a boost in polling for him. GG.

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Kamala Harris Says The "Electability" Conversation Is Getting The Midwest Wrong

 

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On her first visit to Michigan as a presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris suggested that the wider obsession with “electability” is leaving out black voters in the Midwest — and putting artificial restrictions on the kinds of voters a candidate can win over.

 

“There has been a conversation by pundits about ‘electability’ and ‘who can speak to the Midwest?’’” Harris told a vast crowd of some 10,000 people at an NAACP dinner in Detroit on Sunday. “But when they say that, they usually put the Midwest in a simplistic box and a narrow narrative. And too often their definition of the Midwest leaves people out.”


“It leaves out people in this room, who helped build cities like Detroit,” Harris said.

 

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In Detroit on Sunday, in front of a crowd that was almost entirely black, Harris put forward a different vision of electability: a candidate who can win the Midwest in part by energizing black voters, increasing turnout in diverse Midwestern cities like Detroit and Milwaukee — and by not limiting conceptually the kinds of voters a candidate can win.

 

Sen. Cory Booker has made a similar case for Midwestern electability. He, too, made his first visit to Michigan earlier this week, speaking at a conference of local black leaders in Detroit.

 

Hillary's issue was being beaten badly in rural areas but not turning out the urban areas. Obama was able to do both. For example, this was Wisconsin in 2008 and 2012:

 

Wisconsin presidential election results 2008.svg

 

Wisconsin presidential election results 2012.svg

 

It filled in some red, but he was still competitive state-wide and he still won by 7 points during his reelection.

 

I don't get the either-or with electability. Surely there are messages and a platform that resonate with people of all colors and arguments to be made for the people who may fear that kind of change. It's already been done twice, and Clinton was able to do the same.

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Concerns about “electability” are nothing more than conservatives wanting a conservative candidate 

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5 hours ago, RedSoxFan9 said:

Concerns about “electability” are nothing more than conservatives wanting a conservative candidate 

 

That, and political reporters playing into the whole narrative about what's right/left and electable without really defining what it is.

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17 minutes ago, SaysWho? said:

 

That, and political reporters playing into the whole narrative about what's right/left and electable without really defining what it is.

To DC reporters "electable" means a white male, despite a majority of the country not wanting a white male president since 2004.

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On 5/5/2019 at 7:45 PM, TheGreatGamble said:

As disgusting as it is, running Pete would be a mistake. America won’t elect a gay man, not yet.

 

They elected a gay Vice President in 2016.

 

Come on, you know it’s true.

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6 minutes ago, RedSoxFan9 said:

 

Silver is so dumb

Bernie's ceiling seems to be lower than people like Biden. What am I missing?

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On 5/7/2019 at 12:07 AM, MarSolo said:

 

They elected a gay Vice President in 2016.

 

Come on, you know it’s true.

Look, I have no problem with any person being president. But I think Americans will really show their hate at the polls if buttigeg is the nominee.

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Warren highlights plan to combat opioid crisis ahead of swing through hard-hit areas (Ohio and West Virginia)

 

 

This is Warren's Medium article about her plan: https://medium.com/@teamwarren/my-comprehensive-plan-to-end-the-opioid-crisis-9d85deaa3ccb

 

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The CARE Act proposal is modeled on the Ryan White CARE Act, providing resources directly to first responders, public health departments, and communities on the front lines of this crisis — so that they have the resources to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those who need it most.

 

Under the CARE Act, states and communities will receive $100 billion in federal funding over the next ten years — because that’s what’s needed to make sure every single person gets the treatment they need. Here’s how that breaks down each year:

  • $4 billion for states, territories, and tribal governments;
  • $2.7 billion for the hardest hit counties and cities, including $1.4 billion to counties and cities with the highest levels of overdoses;
  • $1.7 billion for public health surveillance, research, and improved training for health professionals;
  • $1.1 billion for public and nonprofit entities on the front lines, including those working with underserved populations and workers at high risk for addiction, and to support expanded and innovative service delivery of treatment, recovery, and harm reduction services;
  • $500 million to expand access to naloxone and provide this life-saving overdose reversal drug to first responders, public health departments, and the public.

 

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Nothing like some goal post shifting for a mid-week pick up.

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