They Said What? Here Are The 13 Nuttiest Quotes From Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate

  
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They Said What? Here Are The 13 Nuttiest Quotes From Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate

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Are these really the best and brightest that the Democratic Party has to offer?  It was going to take a monumental effort to top Marianne Williamson’s level of craziness on Tuesday night, but on Wednesday there were several Democratic contenders that gave it their best shot.  Kirsten Gillibrand and Jay Inslee were particularly unhinged, and Joe Biden “repeatedly stumbled over numbers and phrases” during an incoherent performance that will be remembered for a long time to come.  The Democrats may have more than 20 candidates running, but none of them looks like a president at this point.  Perhaps that will change, or perhaps a stronger candidate will enter the race eventually, but right now Democratic strategists cannot be feeling too good about their chances of winning the 2020 election.  Of course Republicans are facing some very serious challenges of their own, but at least they don’t have to worry about a powerhouse candidate on the other side.

After what we witnessed on Wednesday night, there are several candidates that should simply pack up and go home, because their performances were downright embarrassing.  The following are the 13 nuttiest quotes from Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate…

#13 Kirsten Gillibrand: “The first thing that I’m going to do when I’m president is I’m going to Clorox the Oval Office.”

#12 Jay Inslee: “Our house is on fire. We have to stop using coal in ten years and we need a president to do it or it won’t get done. Get off coal. Save this country and the planet.”

#11 Joe Biden: “Obamacare is working.”

#10 Julian Castro: “I don’t want to make America anything again. I don’t want us to go backward. We’re not going back to the past. We’re not going back where we came from. We’re going to move forward.”

#9 Andrew Yang: “We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.”

#8 Kamala Harris: “What we need is someone who is going to be on that debate stage with Donald Trump and defeat him by being able to prosecute the case against four more years. And let me tell you we’ve got a long rap sheet.”

#7 Cory Booker: “We have a real crisis in our country, and the crisis is Donald Trump — but not only Donald Trump, I have a frustration that sometimes people are saying the only thing they want is to beat Donald Trump. Well, that is the floor and not the ceiling.”

#6 Bill de Blasio: “If we’re going to beat Donald Trump, this has to be a party that stands for something. The party of labor unions. This has to be the party of universal health care. This has to be the party that’s not afraid to say out loud we’re going to tax the hell out of the wealthy. And when we do that, Donald Trump right on cue will call us socialists. Here’s what I’ll say to him: ‘Donald, you’re the real socialist.'”

#5 Jay Inslee: “And number two — number two, we have to make America what it’s always been, a place of refuge. We got to boost the number of people we accept. I’m proud to have been the first governor, saying send us your Syrian refugees. I proud to have the first governor to stand up against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. I’m proud to have sued him 21 times and beat him 21 times in a row. I’m ready for November 2020.”

#4 Andrew Yang: “Raise your hand in the crowd if you’ve seen stores closing where you live. It is not just you. Amazon is closing 30% of America’s stores and malls.”

#3 Cory Booker: “There’s a saying in my community that you’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don’t even know the flavor.”

#2 Kirsten Gillibrand: “I think as a white woman of privilege who is a US senator running for president of the united States, it is my responsibility to lift up those voices that aren’t being listened to. And I can talk to those white women in the suburbs and explain to them what white privilege actually is.”

#1 Jay Inslee: “We have one last chance. When you have one chance in life, you take it. Think about this. Literally the survival of humanity on this planet in civilization is in the hands of the next president. And we have to have a leader who will do what is necessary to save us. That includes making this the top priority of the next presidency.”

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 weeks ago

Just to be clear, the topic is the Democrat primary debate that took place last night. 

Fire away!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    2 weeks ago

Are these really the best and brightest that the Democratic Party has to offer? jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

Seems like it. Doesn't appear to be an IQ above a hundred in the whole bunch.

After all they've revealed about themselves in the last couple of years, about being totally out of touch with everyday Americans, only the ignorant, uneducated, and mentally ill are likely to vote for them

 
 
 
katrix
1.1.1  katrix  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    2 weeks ago
the ignorant, uneducated, and mentally ill are likely to vote for them

No, I think Trump's base will vote for Trump again.

 
 
 
Sparty On
1.2  Sparty On  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    2 weeks ago

So hair sniffing discussions are out?

Damn!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago

#13 Kirsten Gillibrand: “The first thing that I’m going to do when I’m president is I’m going to Clorox the Oval Office.” (so would I)

#11 Joe Biden: “Obamacare is working.” (it isn't?)

#9 Andrew Yang: “We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.” (well since trmp has pretty much undone everything Obama did, I think he's right. And I like math, too)

#6 Bill de Blasio: “If we’re going to beat Donald Trump, this has to be a party that stands for something. The party of labor unions. This has to be the party of universal health care. This has to be the party that’s not afraid to say out loud we’re going to tax the hell out of the wealthy. And when we do that, Donald Trump right on cue will call us socialists. Here’s what I’ll say to him: ‘Donald, you’re the real socialist.'” (He's right. These people need to talk more about policy and less trmp)

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 weeks ago

Well because bleaching the oval office is a priority for most Americans. I'd maybe bleach this insanity of open borders, free medical for non us citizens from the platform if you expect to win independents.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1    2 weeks ago
I'd maybe bleach this insanity of open borders, free medical for non us citizens from the platform if you expect to win independents.

I think you are getting the first nights cat fight, mixed up with last nights war of words. No one that I noticed mentioned free medical for noncitizens or open borders. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

The platform of looney has been embraced by most of them.

No one is standing up against these fantastically bizarre positions

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1.1    2 weeks ago
No one that I noticed mentioned free medical for noncitizens or open borders

Julian Castro indicated eliminating or rewriting Title 8, Section 1325 of the United States federal code.  Essentially making the border useless as crossing violations would effectively be a ticket in lieu of a crime.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

Decriminalizing border crossings IS an open border.

That so-called plan is crap!

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1.6  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

I see we are back to spamming, LOL

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.7  Heartland American  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

You are off topic.  The seeder said Trump was off topic and to discuss the nights of the 2nd democrat party presidential debates.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  Heartland American @2.1.7    2 weeks ago

BF can't handle his own seeds so he looks to you for help?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.2  Jack_TX  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 weeks ago
#11Joe Biden: “Obamacare is working.” (it isn't?)

If it's working, why are half of them trying to outlaw private insurance?

#9Andrew Yang: “We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.” (well since trmp has pretty much undone everything Obama did, I think he's right. 

I know, right?  With the Affordable Care Act repealed, US schools now on a voucher system, the border wall complete, gay marriage illegal, abortion banned, it's difficult to recognize the place from 2016.  Oh...wait... 

And I like math, too)

Do you think you could possibly inject some into the Democratic Party?  

#6Bill de Blasio: “If we’re going to beat Donald Trump, this has to be a party that stands for something. The party of labor unions. This has to be the party of universal health care. This has to be the party that’s not afraid to say out loud we’re going to tax the hell out of the wealthy. And when we do that, Donald Trump right on cue will call us socialists. Here’s what I’ll say to him: ‘Donald, you’re the real socialist.'” (He's right. These people need to talk more about policy and less trmp)

They need to talk about sensible policy, unlike this short list he's mentioned.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 weeks ago
#13 Kirsten Gillibrand: “The first thing that I’m going to do when I’m president is I’m going to Clorox the Oval Office.” (so would I)

Because the company she keeps is so pure.....

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Texan1211
3  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

I watched the first night of debates this week, but haven't caught the second night yet.

When Marianne Williamson is considered by some to have "won" the other night, you KNOW there is a problem!

It was all rather entertaining, though!

Let's throw millions off of their current healthcare--that sounds WONDERFUL!

Let's forgive millions and millions in college loans!

Let's give free college and childcare to all!

The rich will pay for it ALL!!!

What could go wrong?

The problem is you always will run out of other people's money.

 
 
 
katrix
3.1  katrix  replied to  Texan1211 @3    2 weeks ago
I watched the first night of debates this week, but haven't caught the second night yet.

I have never watched any primary debates.  And with this many candidates, I can't see the point - as an independent, I can vote in either primary (but not both). But I don't see much point in paying a ton of attention until the field gets narrowed down.  I've never been contacted to participate in any poll, anyway.

I had to tell my mom's aides not to watch the primary debates, though. Mom has dementia and had a major confusion episode on Tuesday night. I think the debates freaked her out ... which is certainly understandable. She doesn't need to watch any politics at this point, it's pretty much always depressing anyway, and people arguing, and stuff like that. She hates Trump so she'll most likely vote for whoever isn't him in the election, she won't be voting in the primary, so .. why upset her?

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  katrix @3.1    2 weeks ago

I think a lot of the candidates (especially the relatively unknown) should drop out.  It's ridiculous so many are running.  How many, at least 20?

That Williamson, although a lot of people seem to like her, seems she came out of nowhere.  I didn't know you could run if you didn't have any government experience at all.  

I must have just had a brain fart.  What was I thinking?  Look at the current resident of the oval office in regards to no government experience at all.  jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.2  katrix  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

I recall hearing about a few people who dropped out - and I had never heard of them, and didn't even know they were running.

The GOP clown car last election should have served as a lesson.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

You and I could run for POTUS. The only requirements are that you be at least 35 years old and born in the USA. (I'm assuming you're at least 35, if you're not, then mea culpa)

I think there should be a minimum IQ requirement, too. And maybe a pulse requirement.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

I forgot there were so few requirements.  I agree with the minimum IQ requirement.  With the current resident, I think a battery of psychiatric tests should be run also.  

I'm 56 TG, so no worries.  I wish I was only 35 again!

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.5  katrix  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

I think candidates should have to undergo a background check. You don't pass it, you can't run.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  katrix @3.1.5    2 weeks ago

That's brilliant.  You know how the current resident could never pass that one.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.7  XDm9mm  replied to  katrix @3.1.5    2 weeks ago
I think candidates should have to undergo a background check.

Would that include members of congress also?  They don't do the SF-86 stuff, they simply sign a "Secrecy" agreement.

However, their staff have to go through the entire SF-86 background check.  So, once again, it's a 'Do as I say and not as I do' thing with congress.

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.8  katrix  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.7    2 weeks ago
Would that include members of congress also?

I think so. Someone's on the House Intelligence Committee and we rely on voters to determine if they should have access to classified information? 

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.1.9  Sunshine  replied to  katrix @3.1.5    2 weeks ago
I think candidates should have to undergo a background check. You don't pass it, you can't run.

Would have saved Clinton the embarrassment of impeachment.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.10  XDm9mm  replied to  katrix @3.1.8    2 weeks ago
I think so. Someone's on the House Intelligence Committee and we rely on voters to determine if they should have access to classified information? 

Then that would need to be accomplished LONG before they even got on the ballot.   And you'd need every state to require it, which a state can't do to a political candidate.  No state has the legal authority to require a candidate for office secure a Top Secret security clearance for the ability to run for office. 

While it's a nice concept, it just won't happen.  I had to go through the entire process, including poly's and periodic re-investigations to get and maintain a TS clearance, but we bestow them on people we elect.  What's funny is that even with their 'clearance', there were things available to me that they couldn't touch without very senior staff approval and then being read into the specific SAP.  So have no fear, they don't see everything, and rightly so as they don't "have" a need to know.   

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.11  katrix  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.9    2 weeks ago

Neither main candidate last year would have been able to run, IMO. But you're probably right about Bill Clinton, too. Doesn't seem like people who are truly "worthy" of the office want to go through the hassle of running, or dealing with all the BS the job entails.

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.12  katrix  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.10    2 weeks ago

Oh, I don't expect to actually happen. It's just a pipe dream.

The silly season would last even longer - because it takes so long to conduct a background check. I had a TS for much of my career (never a poly, though) and it does piss me off that Hillary and Trump ran for President when I would have lost my clearance for doing what either of them have done. And that many of the people Trump has appointed and given clearances to shouldn't have them. But, that's how our system works. The idiot voters get to decide.

There are all sorts of other considerations that make this impossible, too. What happens when a politician dies - or gets thrown in jail - and we need an immediate replacement?

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.13  Kathleen  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.7    2 weeks ago

I think that they should all serve in the military for at least 2 years.

 
 
 
squiggy
3.1.14  squiggy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.1    2 weeks ago
I think a lot of the candidates (especially the relatively unknown) should drop out.  It's ridiculous so many are running.  How many, at least 20?

That's what happens when everybody's special. The idea of doing the most good for the greatest number is long gone.

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.1.15  Heartland American  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

Should we have a poll tax too along with your literacy tests?  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.16  Trout Giggles  replied to  Heartland American @3.1.15    2 weeks ago

You don't think the POTUS should be able to read and write and answer a few basic civics questions?

When you ask dumb questions like that, I really do think you are trolling all of us with your trmp support. You really think he's a dumbass, don't you?

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.1.17  Heartland American  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.10    2 weeks ago

I think that we should leave the constitution well enough alone on the Presidential eligibility issue.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.18  XDm9mm  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.16    2 weeks ago
You don't think the POTUS should be able to read and write and answer a few basic civics questions?

Show me explicitly where in the Constitution that is a requirement.

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.1.19  Heartland American  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.16    2 weeks ago

My Trump support is based in his actions since he was elected since I was a never Trump person during the GOP Primaries and voted for an independent candidate in the general election that year. Of course I was never Hillary as well.  

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.20  katrix  replied to  Heartland American @3.1.17    2 weeks ago

Of course you do - if I had my way, people who state that they put their religions above our country would be considered too non-patriotic to be eligible to run for office.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.21  Trout Giggles  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.18    2 weeks ago

I didn't say it was. Maybe you should read what I actually wrote instead of what you think I wrote.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.22  XDm9mm  replied to  Heartland American @3.1.17    2 weeks ago
I think that we should leave the constitution well enough alone on the Presidential eligibility issue.

You and me both.   Unless and until they Amend the Constitution, the eligibility requirements are amply spelled out for any and all to read.

That's also why the California insanity of demanding tax returns will be deemed unconstitutional.  The state cannot create it's own Presidential requirements nor interfere with the internal decisions of any political party in their selection process.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.23  Trout Giggles  replied to  Heartland American @3.1.19    2 weeks ago

Righhhtttt......

That man could shoot somebody in the Rose Garden and you would STILL kiss his fat ass!

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.24  XDm9mm  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.21    2 weeks ago
I didn't say it was. Maybe you should read what I actually wrote instead of what you think I wrote.

I know exactly what you wrote.  Had you not prefaced it with "You don't think...." you made it a declarative statement seeking agreement with your premise, hence the question mark.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.26  Trout Giggles  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.24    2 weeks ago

You're nit picking.

Start reading the words I actually wrote instead of the words you want me to say

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.27  XDm9mm  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.26    2 weeks ago
Start reading the words I actually wrote

I most certainly did read them.  I can't help it if they don't convey what you want them to say.

Oh, didn't you tell me earlier "I'm done with you."   Obviously you just can't stay away.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.28  Trout Giggles  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.27    2 weeks ago

That was on another seed. I would get a ticket if I kept replying to you after I smacked you with an impasse in this seed.

But please....comment to me again.

 
 
 
Ronin2
3.1.29  Ronin2  replied to  katrix @3.1.20    2 weeks ago

You better disallow anyone that puts a Union, political group, or any other entity above all else. Might as well get the rest out of way.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
3.2  Jack_TX  replied to  Texan1211 @3    2 weeks ago
When Marianne Williamson is considered by some to have "won" the other night, you KNOW there is a problem!

When there are 9 sane people on stage, and 8 of those are lighting and sound crew.....

 
 
 
Heartland American
3.2.1  Heartland American  replied to  Jack_TX @3.2    2 weeks ago

Former congressman Delaney seemed quite reasonable during the first night.  A  ticket with him and the congresswoman from Hawaii in either order would be one worthy of strong consideration.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Heartland American @3.2.1    2 weeks ago
Former congressman Delaney seemed quite reasonable during the first night.

My primary issue with Delaney was that he simply noted that some of the ideas, including the Medicare for All issue would be, essentially political suicide for the Democrats.  I don't remember him trying to reframe the issues presented in an intelligent logical possible compromise position.  

But, with his position as it is, it's not far enough left, so he has effectively killed off any chance he might have with the Democrats today.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4  XDm9mm    2 weeks ago
#13 Kirsten Gillibrand: “The first thing that I’m going to do when I’m president is I’m going to Clorox the Oval Office.”

You'll need to take that up with the staff at the White house Kirsten.  They're pretty protective of the place.  They're there all the time, Presidents?, hell, they come and go.

#12 Jay Inslee: “Our house is on fire. We have to stop using coal in ten years and we need a president to do it or it won’t get done. Get off coal. Save this country and the planet.”

Jay, the planet doesn't need any saving.  It will be here long after we cease existing as a species much as it was here long before we arrived.

#11 Joe Biden: “Obamacare is working.”

Joe, how would you know that?   YOU have FREE LIFETIME HEALTH CARE and essentially have all of your years in government.

#10 Julian Castro: “I don’t want to make America anything again. I don’t want us to go backward. We’re not going back to the past. We’re not going back where we came from. We’re going to move forward.”

Move forward to what Julian?  The United States of Northern Mexico or Southern Canada?

#9 Andrew Yang: “We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.”

Andrew, if you like math so much, maybe you can explain to your compatriots on stage why their hair brained schemes and ideas will not work at anything other than totally bankrupting and destroying this country.

#8 Kamala Harris: “What we need is someone who is going to be on that debate stage with Donald Trump and defeat him by being able to prosecute the case against four more years. And let me tell you we’ve got a long rap sheet.”

Kamala, will you have a smoke and joke session after you imprison him as your history proves?

#7 Cory Booker: “We have a real crisis in our country, and the crisis is Donald Trump — but not only Donald Trump, I have a frustration that sometimes people are saying the only thing they want is to beat Donald Trump. Well, that is the floor and not the ceiling.”

Cory, just don you Spartacus costume and beat something, anything, if you can.

#6 Bill de Blasio: “If we’re going to beat Donald Trump, this has to be a party that stands for something. The party of labor unions. This has to be the party of universal health care. This has to be the party that’s not afraid to say out loud we’re going to tax the hell out of the wealthy. And when we do that, Donald Trump right on cue will call us socialists. Here’s what I’ll say to him: ‘Donald, you’re the real socialist.'”

Bill, stand for something?  Like you stand for cops?

#5 Jay Inslee: “And number two — number two, we have to make America what it’s always been, a place of refuge. We got to boost the number of people we accept. I’m proud to have been the first governor, saying send us your Syrian refugees. I proud to have the first governor to stand up against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. I’m proud to have sued him 21 times and beat him 21 times in a row. I’m ready for November 2020.”

Jay, yes we need to be a place for refuge.  But let those coming to OUR house ring the front or even the back door bell.  Don't slither in through the broken windows.  Will you be placated if we empty Dharavi and give them refuge here?

#4 Andrew Yang: “Raise your hand in the crowd if you’ve seen stores closing where you live. It is not just you. Amazon is closing 30% of America’s stores and malls.”

Andrew, in case you didn't know it, they said the same thing when a Walmart came to town, and stores closed.  Is it right?  I can't say.  But it is the way things work in a capitalist society.  Some grow and some die.

#3 Cory Booker: “There’s a saying in my community that you’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don’t even know the flavor.”

Cory, you've been drinking the kool-aid so long it all tastes the same now.

#2 Kirsten Gillibrand: “I think as a white woman of privilege who is a US senator running for president of the united States, it is my responsibility to lift up those voices that aren’t being listened to. And I can talk to those white women in the suburbs and explain to them what white privilege actually is.”

Kirsten, why wait.  Tell everyone what "white privilege actually is".  I'm sure more then white women would like to know.

#1 Jay Inslee: “We have one last chance. When you have one chance in life, you take it. Think about this. Literally the survival of humanity on this planet in civilization is in the hands of the next president. And we have to have a leader who will do what is necessary to save us. That includes making this the top priority of the next presidency.”

Jay, "Literally the survival of humanity on this planet in civilization is in the hands of the next president.", don't you think that's a little over the top melodramatic?  Are you claiming that humanity will cease in six years when President Trump is re-elected?     Have you been hitting the wacky weed a little too hard lately Jay?

 
 
 
katrix
4.1  katrix  replied to  XDm9mm @4    2 weeks ago

Now I'm even happier that I don't watch the primary debates.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  katrix @4.1    2 weeks ago
Now I'm even happier that I don't watch the primary debates.

It really wasn't a 'debate', it was simply a bunch of clowns trying to out-clown each other and pander to the lowest common denominator they could hope to find.

I watched it all and found quite a few laughable moments in their comments.  

 
 
 
katrix
4.1.2  katrix  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

What none of these people in either party seem to understand in the primary debates and political ads, as they try to tear each other down, is that their opponents in the other party are going to use those same attacks against whoever does win the primary. So they're really giving ammunition to the other party, in the long run.

And then the ones who didn't make it to the primary want to kiss and make up with the finalist, and forget all the nasty things they said about him/her, so they'll get positions in the government if the finalist does win. Look at the last election - Kasich and a few others stuck to their principles, but the others rolled over on their backs and sucked up to Trump.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  katrix @4.1.2    2 weeks ago
What none of these people in either party seem to understand in the primary debates and political ads, as they try to tear each other down, is that their opponents in the other party are going to use those same attacks against whoever does win the primary. So they're really giving ammunition to the other party, in the long run.

BINGO!!!!

I also heard that apparently Obama is getting a little pissed about HIS PARTY ripping at his "legacy".

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  katrix @4.1.2    2 weeks ago
Kasich and a few others stuck to their principles, but the others rolled over on their backs and sucked up to Trump.

Ted Cruz is a good example of somebody who went down on his knees in front of trmp

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.3    2 weeks ago
I also heard that apparently Obama is getting a little pissed about HIS PARTY ripping at his "legacy".

And where did you hear this?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.7  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.6    2 weeks ago
And where did you hear this?

I honestly don't know where it came from.  I was at "Best Buy" early this morning and heard it from one of the TV's on display.   I have absolutely no idea what network.  Sorry I can't help you.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.7    2 weeks ago
I honestly don't know where it came from.

The voices in your head?

I was at "Best Buy" early this morning and heard it from one of the TV's on display.

Well, since Best Buy keeps their TV's muted, I'm still going with the voices in your head.

I have absolutely no idea what network.  Sorry I can't help you.

So you made a claim, posting it as if it were a fact, with absolutely nothing to back it up with?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.9  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.8    2 weeks ago
I honestly don't know where it came from.
The voices in your head?

At least I have the ability to hear something.  Unlike the continual buzzing the left hears in their echo chamber.

I was at "Best Buy" early this morning and heard it from one of the TV's on display.
Well, since Best Buy keeps their TV's muted, I'm still going with the voices in your head.

So you know that for a fact for every one of them nationwide?  Are people not permitted to increase or decrease the volume on anything on display in a Best Buy?

I have absolutely no idea what network.  Sorry I can't help you.
So you made a claim, posting it as if it were a fact, with absolutely nothing to back it up with?

Here's exactly what I posted:

I also heard that apparently Obama is getting a little pissed about HIS PARTY ripping at his "legacy".

Please indicate in your version of the English language were I said anything resembling FACT.   You can do that can't you?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1.10  Greg Jones  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1.6    2 weeks ago
And where did you hear this

Keep looking, you'll find it.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.11  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1.10    2 weeks ago

Keep looking, you'll find it.

I'll find where HE heard it???  

Are you totally deranged?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  XDm9mm @4    2 weeks ago

Reading through the comments here, so far yours are number one on the laugh meter.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.2.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    2 weeks ago
Reading through the comments here, so far yours are number one on the laugh meter.

Thank you sir.  There is always humor in cynicism if done properly!! 

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.3  Kathleen  replied to  XDm9mm @4    2 weeks ago

My favorite is number 6

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Kathleen @4.3    2 weeks ago
My favorite is number 6

I'm waiting for the STHTF with him and his 'security' detail just watch it occur.   They wouldn't want to offend or disrupt the skells just having fun after all.

 
 
 
Sunshine
5  Sunshine    2 weeks ago

My take away...

Your Medicare plan stinks. No, your Medicare plan stinks. No, Obamacare stinks. Trump is racist.

They could have done the entire debate in 10 minutes.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sunshine @5    2 weeks ago
They could have done the entire debate in 10 minutes.

You're being generous.  It could have been accomplished in a 60 second sound byte.  Just ask "Who believes Obamacare sucks?" raise your hand, followed by "Who believes in Medicare for, all even illegal alien invaders?"  Raise your hand.   Followed up by Lemon closing the debate with a "Thank you for such a lively exchange."

 
 
 
Ozzwald
5.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Sunshine @5    2 weeks ago
Your Medicare plan stinks. No, your Medicare plan stinks. No, Obamacare stinks. Trump is racist.

Not the greatest, but if they were to ask about healthcare plans during a Republican debate, you'd just wind up with them staring blankly.  So at least they have healthcare plans to debate about.

 
 
 
Sunshine
5.2.1  Sunshine  replied to  Ozzwald @5.2    2 weeks ago
So at least they have healthcare plans to debate about.

Where you not listening to them?  They said nobody's plan was worth crap.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Sunshine @5.2.1    2 weeks ago
Where you not listening to them?  They said nobody's plan was worth crap.

Now now Sunshine, you'll be breaking the bubbles some cling to.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
5.2.3  Jack_TX  replied to  Ozzwald @5.2    2 weeks ago
So at least they have healthcare plans to debate about.

It doesn't count if the plans are ridiculous.

Trying to sell dogshit as caviar is NOT better than not selling anything at all.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Jack_TX @5.2.3    2 weeks ago
Trying to sell dogshit as caviar is NOT better than not selling anything at all.

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Ozzwald
5.2.5  Ozzwald  replied to  Jack_TX @5.2.3    2 weeks ago
It doesn't count if the plans are ridiculous.

So, you are saying that America can NOT do what every other industrial country on the world can?  You have that low of an opinion of America?

Not a very patriotic stance.

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.2.6  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @5.2.5    2 weeks ago

Do what every industrial nation in the world does?

Secure its own borders?

Keep track of immigrants so they don't overstay their visas?

Require ID for elections?

Have higher tax rates?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
5.2.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @5.2.6    2 weeks ago
Secure its own borders?

Nope every country has border issues, but none have 2000 mile walls or kidnap children.

Keep track of immigrants so they don't overstay their visas?

Every country has these problems also, they just don't complain about "shithole" countries.

Require ID for elections?

0 for 3.  The only countries with rampant voter fraud are ones where the fraud is state sponsored, like Russia.

Have higher tax rates?

And get more for those taxes.  Amazon made billions of dollars of net profit last year, they received a tax refund.  Justify that.

BTW, you do understand the discussion was about healthcare, right?  But you can't hold any water in that conversation can you?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
5.2.8  Jack_TX  replied to  Ozzwald @5.2.5    2 weeks ago
So, you are saying that America can NOT do what every other industrial country on the world can?  You have that low of an opinion of America? Not a very patriotic stance.

"Everybody else does it" is the last line of argument for people who haven't a clue on the subject.

We "can" do lots of things. 

We "can" rip up all of our interstate highways.  We "can" outlaw cows because "milk is violence".  We "can" address immigration by simply invading Honduras and any other country where immigrants originate.  We "can" win the World Cup by outlawing all other sports.  We can mandate all houses be painted grey.  

We're actually not short of dogshit ideas, nor are we short of people pretending they are caviar.

 
 
 
Ronin2
5.2.9  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @5.2.5    2 weeks ago

Sure we can do it. Just as soon as NATO and every country we have military bases in gets their heads out of their asses and pays/develops a military capable of defending themselves.

We can then save billions every year by closing those over seas bases and bringing our troops home to take over port and border security.

Let's see if "every other industrial country in the world" can pay for guns and butter at the same time?

 
 
 
r.t..b...
6  r.t..b...    2 weeks ago

As a self-avowed optimist, registered Indy, and a patriotic political junkie...i couldn't bring myself to watch more than a few minutes at a time. The upside? The sheer numbers will be winnowed soon enough. The downside? The silly-season is waaaay too long. Wishful thinking? Someone from the GOP needs to step up and run. I would hope the incumbent does not speak for everyone in the party and it would serve all of us if he was challenged to defend his record. Bottom line? As ugly as it is at this time, the system is working and we can at the very least take comfort in that. Peace.

 
 
 
katrix
6.1  katrix  replied to  r.t..b... @6    2 weeks ago
Wishful thinking? Someone from the GOP needs to step up and run.

I really, really wish that would happen. But the RNC is making damn sure it won't.

Just as the DNC made damn sure that Hillary was the candidate.

The silly-season is waaaay too long.

I'm glad I don't watch much TV, because the political commercials would probably make me throw something through my TV screen.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
6.2  XDm9mm  replied to  r.t..b... @6    2 weeks ago
The upside? The sheer numbers will be winnowed soon enough.

That's the blessing we're all waiting for.   The last I saw, it is expected to drop down to about 6 by the next debate, unless a few really shot themselves in the foot with their base between the last two nights.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
7  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Here Are The 13 Nuttiest Quotes From Wednesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate

If those are the nuttiest quotes the right can find , Trump is in trouble. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @7    2 weeks ago

If those were the best candidates the Democratic Party can offer up, perhaps they are the ones in trouble.

Free shit and talking shit about Trump isn't likely to win elections.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
7.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1    2 weeks ago

Free shit and talking shit about Trump isn't likely to win elections.

Worked with Trump.  Free wall that Mexico was going to pay for, and nothing else but name calling.

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

But the wall was never being given to illegal aliens, now was it?

At least the wall has a purpose--besides pandering to dimwits, like most of what the debaters offered up.

Sorry, but open borders is NOT supported by the majority--for a REASON.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
7.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.2    2 weeks ago
But the wall was never being given to illegal aliens, now was it?

Not a clue what you are talking about.  If Mexico was going to pay for the wall, it would belong to Mexicans.

At least the wall has a purpose

The wall's only purpose was to convince the gullible and simple that it was a viable solution.

Sorry, but open borders is NOT supported by the majority--for a REASON.

Then it is good that none of the front running Democrats support open borders. 

But you know what is supported by the majority

  • Medicare for all.
  • Wealth tax.
  • Free public college (for 2 or 4 years).
  • Student loan forgiveness.
  • Securing our elections.
  • Having corporations that make billions profit every year pay a fair share of taxes instead of getting a refund.
  • Supporting our allies, not adversaries.
  • Dealing with climate change.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.3    2 weeks ago
But you know what is supported by the majority
  • Medicare for all.
  • Wealth tax.
  • Free public college (for 2 or 4 years).
  • Student loan forgiveness.
  • Securing our elections.
  • Having corporations that make billions profit every year pay a fair share of taxes instead of getting a refund.
  • Supporting our allies, not adversaries.
  • Dealing with climate change.

You DO have a viable source to support that don't you?  Just one source that can validate all of what you're claiming.

Oh, one more time, this country is not operated on 'majority' mob rule.

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.3    2 weeks ago
But you know what is supported by the majority?

The majority of Democratic candidates or the American public?

So you made a claim, posting it as if it were a fact, with absolutely nothing to back it up with?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
7.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @7.1.4    2 weeks ago
You DO have a viable source to support that don't you? 

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I heard it on a TV at best Buy...

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Ozzwald
7.1.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.5    2 weeks ago
So you made a claim, posting it as if it were a fact, with absolutely nothing to back it up with?

Just following your lead.

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.7    2 weeks ago

Poorly, very poorly.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.9  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.6    2 weeks ago
I heard it on a TV at best Buy...

So you have, as usual, absolutely nothing.  I provided a possible source for what I had heard.  I never claimed it was fact, just something I heard.

You on the other hand, espoused what you're claiming is fact, but refuse to provide any source to validate it.  Which is typical of several on the left.  When challenged, they run away.  Thanks for proving the point.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.10  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.7    2 weeks ago
Just following your lead.

Nope.  Doing what many on the left traditionally do.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
7.1.11  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @7.1.10    2 weeks ago
Nope.  Doing what many on the left traditionally do.

And you're doing what so many on the right do.....projecting.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.12  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.3    2 weeks ago

But you know what is supported by the majority
  • Medicare for all.
  • Wealth tax.
  • Free public college (for 2 or 4 years).
  • Student loan forgiveness.
  • Securing our elections.
  • Having corporations that make billions profit every year pay a fair share of taxes instead of getting a refund.
  • Supporting our allies, not adversaries.
  • Dealing with climate change.

You DO have a viable source to support that don't you?  Just one source that can validate all of what you're claiming.

Oh, one more time, this country is not operated on 'majority' mob rule.

STILL NO ANSWER!!!   You have to love it!

 
 
 
Ronin2
7.1.13  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @7.1.3    2 weeks ago
  • Medicare for all.

Seems my mother is not part of the majority. She is on Medicare and cannot stand it. She has fought breast cancer successfully once; and is in the high risk category of getting cancer again (She doesn't smoke, and at 78 does a workload that would put most in an early grave). Her doctors recommend multiple cancer screenings each year- Medicare will only pay for one. She has supplemental insurance; but that only pays out when medicare approves the charge; but won't pay the full amount. Sorry exchanging for a piece of shit bureaucrat making their medical decisions; instead of a piece of shit insurance company- isn't worth it.

  • Wealth tax.

OK, how much tax? The devil is in the details, and the Democrats cannot agree on a percentage or what the cutoff is that defines "rich". Then there are those that want to tax cumulative wealth that has already been taxed. Sounds great until they cannot define what "rich" is again.

  • Free public college (for 2 or 4 years).

BS. There is nothing Free, except in leftists' minds. Wait until those that are for it find out what the cost will be. Something the left really doesn't want to discuss.

  • Student loan forgiveness.

More BS. See above response.

  • Securing our elections.

Now something we can agree upon. Mandatory validation that all votes are legally cast; and that all those voting are legally able to.  Wait, that is not what you meant?! Didn't you hear the words of the former savior of the Democratic Party that no votes were altered/changed in the last Presidential election?

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/439808-10-factors-making-russia-election-interference-the-most-enduring-scandal

There’s at least one conclusion on which there’s largely bipartisan agreement: Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. No vote tallies were changed, according to Obama administration intel analyses, but the interference was serious enough that many insist drastic steps must be taken to avoid a repeat in 2020.

They are already take steps to secure the election from Russian (outside) interference. They will not however be able to stop advertising from Russia, China, EU, or any other country from influencing our election. The best they can do is keep it to a minimum.

  • Having corporations that make billions profit every year pay a fair share of taxes instead of getting a refund.

Better not let Barack hear you say that. Wealth disparity was the greatest under his rule.

https://money.cnn.com/2013/09/15/news/economy/income-inequality-obama/index.html

In an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," the show host cited a recent study from theUniversity of California, Berkeley,that found 95% of income gains from 2009 to 2012 went to the top 1% of the earning population.

The president agreed with Stephanopoulos.

"The folks in the middle and at the bottom haven't seen wage or income growth, not just over the last three, four years, but over the last 15 years," the president said.

In fact, other data also show thatAmerica's median household income has droppedby more than $4,000 since 2000, after adjusting for inflation.

During the interview, Obama said his priority as president has been to stabilize the economy and create jobs. He said the country has made progress with 42 straight months of economic growth and 7.5 million new jobs in the private sector.

His other focus he said has been to chip away at the growing trend of income inequality.

The president cited his efforts totax the rich more, makehealth caremore affordable, and usher infinancial reformsto avoid future bailouts funded by taxpayers.

However, Stephanopoulos pressed the president, highlighting again that the economic recovery since the financial crisis has overwhelmingly favored the richest Americans.

"Do you look at that, four and a half years in, and say, 'Maybe a president just can't stop this accelerating inequality?'" he asked.

Obama admitted that some of it stemmed from events that are beyond Washington's control. He pointed out that globalization and technology has robotized "entire occupations" like bank tellers and travel agents.

Also, who was Obama's economic Czar again?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-jobs-czar-general-electrics-jeffrey-immelt/

Of GE was great at exporting jobs from the US and getting refunds while paying zero taxes.

https://money.cnn.com/2010/04/16/news/companies/ge_7000_tax_returns/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/general-electric-taxes_n_2852094

https://americansfortaxfairness.org/general-electrics-special-tax-loophole-lets-company-dodge-billions-in-taxes/

General Electric is a multinational giant that made $27.5 billion in profits from 2008-2012 but got a total of $3.1 billion in federal tax refunds and paid an effective tax rate of negative 11.1 percent, according to Citizens for Tax Justice. 1 It has dodged these federal income taxes, in part through an obscure tax loophole that allows it to hide profits and ship jobs offshore. That loophole—the “active financing exception”— costs $62.5 billion over 10 years or about $6 billion a year, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).2

The loophole is one of 55 temporary tax breaks mostly benefitting corporations that expired at the end of 2013. GE, Wall Street investment banks and insurance companies are lobbying hard to have this lucrative tax loophole reinstated as part of a package of tax breaks known as “tax extenders” that will be considered by Congress in 2014. The 10-year cost of the entire package of tax breaks is $410 billion to $691 billion, or $40 billion to $70 billion a year, according to CBO.3 About 90 percent of the costs of the total tax breaks benefit corporations.

  • Supporting our allies, not adversaries.

So Trump hasn't started enough wars for the left's liking? Or is it only wars sustained and started by Democrats that the left likes?  Better hurry up and get back to business as usual. I am sure an ally somewhere has a war they desperately needs the US to fight for them.

  • Dealing with climate change.

So the Democrats are finally talking about population control on a global scale? Because that is the only thing that is going to influence man made climate change. No, just playing lip service to changes that will bankrupt the US as businesses leave for more friendly environments that want the jobs they will create; but will not affect the rest of the planet in the slightest.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
8  Jasper2529    2 weeks ago

Last night's Socialist Democrat show did not disappoint. Their identity politics and open borders policies were on full display. Gillibrand is even going to go around the country to teach white, suburban women about their "white privilege"! 

Don Lemon, a so-called "journalist", missed many opportunities to ask the candidates hard follow-up questions. Oh, wait ... he's on their team.  

One more thing: Their attacks on Barack Obama are the sure way to knock them out of the race ... and that includes Biden, who threw Obama under the bus a few times. That Hope and Change thing was a 2 time winner!

 
 
 
Sunshine
8.1  Sunshine  replied to  Jasper2529 @8    2 weeks ago
suburban women about their "white privilege"!

I bet Lemon got a thrill up his leg on that one.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
8.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Sunshine @8.1    2 weeks ago

Lemon's not into women.

Gillibrand's in for a rude awakening if she thinks she can use this kind of identity politics to gain votes. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
8.1.2  Sunshine  replied to  Jasper2529 @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

White suburban women are not waiting around all day for a lecture from her?

Even the Lecturer in Chief Obama was not dumb enough to go that far.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
8.1.3  Jasper2529  replied to  Sunshine @8.1.2    2 weeks ago
White suburban women are not waiting around all day for a lecture from her?

White suburban women who my wife and I know (D, R, and I) are too busy working, taking care of their children/homes (which is also a job), and volunteering, so if they heard Gillibrand say this, they probably laughed.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1.4  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @8.1.2    2 weeks ago

If she feels that she is so privileged, she could use all her money to help others that she feels are not privileged.  I bet she has the best healthcare too... that’s what I would be saying to her.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
8.1.5  Jasper2529  replied to  Kathleen @8.1.4    2 weeks ago
If she feels that she is so privileged, she could use all her money to help others that she feels are not privileged.

So could Beto and the other wealthy ones who are embarrassed by their "white privilege", but they never put their money where their mouths are.

 I bet she has the best healthcare too... that’s what I would be saying to her.

Gillibrand and some of the others have lifetime platinum healthcare for themselves and (I think) some members of their families. Pretty nice gig when you work only a few months a year!

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1.6  Kathleen  replied to  Jasper2529 @8.1.5    2 weeks ago

“ Put her money where her mouth is”

You bet!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
9  Greg Jones    2 weeks ago

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/the-big-loser-in-last-nights-debate-was-barack-obama/ar-AAFbfpO?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=AARDHP

This does not look good for Biden. 'The Squad' and their extremist left fringe friends are running the show now.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
9.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Greg Jones @9    2 weeks ago
This does not look good for Biden.

Hmmmm.....   maybe that's what I heard being discussed this morning. 

Honestly, it's immaterial to me.  They're all so far left, they make Mao and Marx look like centrists.

 
 
 
Tacos!
10  Tacos!    2 weeks ago
#12 Jay Inslee: “Our house is on fire. We have to stop using coal in ten years

I have an open mind on things like pollution and climate change, but I don't think we need to stop using coal in ten years. I don't have a lot of respect for candidates that get ahead by trying to terrify the voters that the sky is falling.

#11 Joe Biden: “Obamacare is working.”

Right this minute, I'd guess Joe is just about the only person in politics who thinks this is true. Even people in his own party are saying "something needs to be done" about health care. If Obamacare were working, there wouldn't be anything that needs to be done.

#10 Julian Castro:

I don't even care what he said. He's terrible. Just. Terrible.

#9 Andrew Yang: “We need to do the opposite of much of what we’re doing right now and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.”

Is no one in the party bothered that this guy basically just said "vote for me because I'm trying to be a racist stereotype?"

#6 Bill de Blasio: “Here’s what I’ll say to him: ‘Donald, you’re the real socialist.'”

The obvious stupid infesting this comment is - I hope - clear to everyone watching. If there is anybody in politics who is the opposite of socialist, it's the current president.

#4 Andrew Yang: “Raise your hand in the crowd if you’ve seen stores closing where you live. It is not just you. Amazon is closing 30% of America’s stores and malls.”

It's always so fashionable - also short-sighted and reactionary-  to hate on a successful business. More efficient and successful businesses or business models (catalog retailers like Sears, shopping malls, online retailers, etc.) have been replacing mom-and-pop stores for well over a century. Heck, it goes back centuries when permanent market places sprung up to replace itinerant merchants. Mere decades ago, malls and gallerias were making it hard on the street side proprietors. Now Amazon is competing with the mall. Tomorrow, it will be someone else.

Democrats love to claim that Trump is inventing crises and preying on the fears of voters, but that's exactly what this kind of thing is. Do voters imagine Yang is going to outlaw Amazon, if he's elected?

#2 Kirsten Gillibrand: “I think as a white woman of privilege who is a US senator running for president of the united States, it is my responsibility to lift up those voices that aren’t being listened to. And I can talk to those white women in the suburbs and explain to them what white privilege actually is.”

God! Where is my barf bag? Is there a more self-important person running right now than Kirsten Gillibrand? Her sanctimony is nauseating.

#1 Jay Inslee: “We have one last chance. When you have one chance in life, you take it. Think about this. Literally the survival of humanity on this planet in civilization is in the hands of the next president. And we have to have a leader who will do what is necessary to save us.

And the sky is still falling with this guy. The fear is still being mongered. There isn't enough eyeroll in the world for this invented drama. Is this guy a closet millennial? Because I think he might be stretching the meaning of "literally."

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Yang is running?  That'll be the day a Chinese person will be elected POTUS.  Okay America, you've had white, you've had black, you'll never have yellow.  Now it's time for a REAL American - KAVIKA FOR PRESIDENT!!!

(Oh, before you call me a racist for saying you'll never have yellow, know that I and my Chinese wife have been happily married for more than a decade and I'm very comfortably living among her family and her people and they have always been comfortable with me.)

 
 
 
Sparty On
12  Sparty On    2 weeks ago

I submit a new number one for consideration.    From Biden's closing statement:

"Eight more years of Donald Trump will change America in a fundamental way, the America we know will no longer exist."

 
 
 
XDm9mm
12.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sparty On @12    2 weeks ago
I submit a new number one for consideration.    From Biden's closing statement: "Eight more years of Donald Trump will change America in a fundamental way, the America we know will no longer exist."

He never was very good at math, or anything else for that matter.

 
 
 
squiggy
12.2  squiggy  replied to  Sparty On @12    2 weeks ago

I didn't see that so I had to look it up. Incredible. He can't keep his flip-flops out of his mouth.

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Sparty On
12.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  squiggy @12.2    2 weeks ago

Yeah i didn't watch it either but picked up the highlights (low-lights) afterwards.

A simple little verbal flub at a very bad time ......

 
 
 
XDm9mm
12.2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Sparty On @12.2.1    2 weeks ago
A simple little verbal flub at a very bad time ......

But very typical.   Let's face it, Uncle Joe is globally known for his gaffes.  What's sad is that he has never made any attempt at correcting them, he simply lets them ripen on the vine.

 
 
 
Sparty On
12.2.3  Sparty On  replied to  XDm9mm @12.2.2    2 weeks ago

But he's an excellent groper and hair sniffer ..... so he's got that going for him .....

 
 
 
Jasper2529
12.3  Jasper2529  replied to  Sparty On @12    2 weeks ago

Is that when he also said (paraphrased) "Vote for Biden 3030"? He was up long after his bedtime!

 
 
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