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Old 01-29-2019, 04:42 PM   #341
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I loved it when Senator Harris said last night that the members of Congress should look at the autopsy photos of the children at Sandy Hook. Is that "dramatic" to say? Not to me, to me it's nothing but REAL. Stop acting so detached, it's so damn inhumane and gross.

Similar to when doctors were told recently that it wasn't their business to get involved in gun control. They see the reality of what happens to gunshot victims. Some members of Congress never want to see that. Really messes up their friend$hip$ with the NRA.
I think that's a good idea, honestly. They desperately need a wake up call.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:52 PM   #342
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do we think her childless/free-ness is going to become an issue?
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do we think her childless/free-ness is going to become an issue?
Why should it?
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:11 PM   #344
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Why should it?


Because people will look for any reason to “but her emails...” a female candidate.

Also, and it is getting better, but female politicians, especially conservative ones, often have had to couch their political positions with “as a mother, I ...”
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Because people will look for any reason to “but her emails...” a female candidate.

Also, and it is getting better, but female politicians, especially conservative ones, often have had to couch their political positions with “as a mother, I ...”


Who Is America.

Howard Dean.

Sacha Baron Cohen at his finest.
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do we think her childless/free-ness is going to become an issue?
Yes, but I think it will be minor or easily brushed off due to her particular circumstances. She didn't marry until she was 49 or 50, meaning well beyond childbearing age. So unless they are going to take the position that it would be preferable had she been an unwed, single black mother (is there a graver sin in America?), I think it'll get pushed aside. Had she married her husband 20 years prior, you can bet it would be a bigger deal for people who don't comprehend that other people's reproductive choices and fertility are not any of their business.
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Trump has also shown that just because you can procreate doesn't mean you should.
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That will be so depressing if the fact that she doesn't have kids is ever made into some sort of issue.

It's nobody's damn business, and it would never be an issue about a male candidate. I deal with that all the time, have even had complete strangers ask me why I don't have kids and I'm not married. Why are women's personal choices always judged in that way? It's like "you're going against the natural order of things, what's wrong with you?"

She's running for President of the United States. Not Mom of all of us.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:38 PM   #349
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I’m not saying it will. And obviously that it shouldn’t. I’m just wondering how that particular form of misogyny will present itself.

Maybe it won’t.
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I know you were all waiting with bated breath but sadly LA mayor Eric Garcetti will not be running for President. Shocking, I know.

Seriously though, I do like him a lot. His best case scenario is Kamala Harris getting elected so he can then run for her Senate seat.
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There's a difference between whether something should matter vs whether it will matter.
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There economy. There castle.
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Let’s pull troops out of Afghanistan and Syria

Send them to Iran and Venezuela!!!

https://twitter.com/theonion/status/...677360640?s=21

This might be more true than we think
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i enjoyed watching Howard Schultz sputter at journalists daring to question the very smart and amazing thoughts he thinks.
it seems Howard has two primary justifications for his potential candidacy:

1. he's really inspiring, and every American wants to be him
2. he doesn't want Elizabeth Warren to take away his "self-made" billion dollars

also, because he's an independent, this gives him automatic credibility with people like Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell. Howard tells us he knows really smart people, the best people, and he will get them in a room together with Mitch and "Nancy" and, because he's Howard, who is the walking embodiment of every American's hopes and aspirations, and because he's an independent, they will finally be able to negotiate and compromise and come up with a solution to all our problems.

the end.

i haven't seen a candidate so ill-prepared for prime time since Gary Johnson.
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But just imagine how fun the red cups will be next Christmas
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In his usual fashion the clown is tweeting about the extreme cold and climate change. Well he calls it global warming. He so smart.
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This Schultz guy needs to fuck off already. I love the theory that all the people who stayed home (you know, more people than voted for either Hillary or Trump) were somehow disaffected voters who couldn't bring themselves to take 5 mins out of their precious days to vote for the lesser evil. Yep, you guys, these people and the health insurance lobby and executives will be Schultz's constituency. Good luck with that.

Kamala Harris - bending literally 24 hours after you proclaimed you were for universal healthcare looks weak and stupid. Whichever advisor told you to do this needs to be fired now. If you're uncomfortable with insurance companies going out of business (smallest violin) then you should have taken the view that many Western nations do which is universal coverage for most things with either supplementary insurance through private companies or some sort of parallel system which allows you to jump the public queue in circumstances where you're willing to pay for it.
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I'd consider voting for Schultz if I could do it on the Starbucks app
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Maybe. Depends on how many bonus stars I would get for it.
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