Dancing With the Dems

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Dancing With the Dems

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 26 Jun 2019, 23:09

May as well start a thread devoted to Team Blue's new reality show, er, 'debates.'

Ex rectum, I'd say Warren did well, Booker and Castro were okay, O'Rourke needs a new makeup person and Gabbard scored points saying we should just get the hell out of Afghanistan (not her exact words, but basically).

When NBC couldn't get their sound guy to wake up long enough to switch on the right mics, hilarity ensued here, especially when the candidates, easily within earshot of the questioner, all pretended not to be able to hear.

Not much in the way of zingers, let alone knockouts. If you didn't watch, you didn't miss much. (As if there were any serious chance you might have.)

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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Aresen » 26 Jun 2019, 23:22

Couldn't they do it as "Whack-a-mole" instead?
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Taktix® » 26 Jun 2019, 23:48

Aresen wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 23:22
Couldn't they do it as "Whack-a-mole" instead?
Easy. Under our ridiculous American system, we have to rally behind one of these assholes to supplant Trump. This fact does nothing for the smell.
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Post by Taktix® » 26 Jun 2019, 23:56

O'Rourke is done. I kinda thought it was cool that he chose a Clash song as his tunnel music, but he's clearly completely full of shit, as evident by his retreat to some fucking roadtrip story whenever he gets pressed with an issue for which he has no good answer.

Ryan got bitchslapped by Gabbard on Taliban/Al Qaeda though he was technically not wrong he looked bad and in this era how you look on TV is an outsized data point.

Inslee seems like the guy who would just meet Trump outside and settle this like men like Joe Biden used to be four years ago...
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Mo » 27 Jun 2019, 04:33

Does Chuck Todd bring anything to the table? He's a pretty subpar interviewer as well.

his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Post by thoreau » 27 Jun 2019, 08:34

I didn't catch the debate but I enjoyed the half-time show.
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Post by Ellie » 27 Jun 2019, 10:47

thoreau wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 08:34
I didn't catch the debate but I enjoyed the half-time show.
I bet Animal Planet is kicking themselves that they didn't actually do this.
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Post by Ellie » 27 Jun 2019, 10:47

Oh, Facebook friends of mine, you are always finding new ways to give me headaches right behind my eyes.

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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Warren » 27 Jun 2019, 10:49

Oh come on, now that's funny.
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Post by thoreau » 27 Jun 2019, 10:53

Ellie wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 10:47
thoreau wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 08:34
I didn't catch the debate but I enjoyed the half-time show.
I bet Animal Planet is kicking themselves that they didn't actually do this.
By November of 2020 we're going to seriously need some puppies and kittens. I wouldn't be surprised if Animal Planet winds up offering a debate alternative.
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Post by Ellie » 27 Jun 2019, 11:07

Warren wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 10:49
Oh come on, now that's funny.
I think the person who shared it was more earnest than I would like.

Though I may just be overly tetchy because how dare they compare my beloved President Butt to that hag Amy Klobuchar!
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Post by Andrew » 27 Jun 2019, 11:21

It's amazing how being a black woman causes everyone to completely overlook Harris's antipathy to the first amendment and enthusiastic support of the carceral state.
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Shem » 27 Jun 2019, 11:49

Andrew wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 11:21
It's amazing how being a black woman causes everyone to completely overlook Harris's antipathy to the first amendment and enthusiastic support of the carceral state.
They also do that for Joe Biden, so I'm not sure her gender and race are why it happens.
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Post by Warren » 27 Jun 2019, 12:04

Ellie wrote:
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I think the person who shared it was more earnest than I would like.
Even funnier
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Post by Warren » 27 Jun 2019, 12:15

Shem wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 11:49
Andrew wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 11:21
It's amazing how being a black woman causes everyone to completely overlook Harris's antipathy to the first amendment and enthusiastic support of the carceral state.
They also do that for Joe Biden, so I'm not sure her gender and race are why it happens.
Mm-hmm. I don't know that they're overlooking anything either. Those things seem to be a feature in 2019 America. I see the continued ravishing of the first amendment everywhere, I don't hear any dismay about it in the public discourse. If people are worried about not being allowed to speak, they're not saying anything.

Politicians are always tough on crime, which always means locking more people up. That's only a problem if we lock them up in private prisons aparently. Though I submit that the consequences of the prison population explosion that began in the 80's have become serious. But the only ones that want to deal with them in even a semi-serious way are Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump.
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Jasper » 27 Jun 2019, 12:43

Aresen wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 23:22
Couldn't they do it as "Whack-a-mole" instead?
A "Battle Royale" system wold be more interesting.

And it makes more sense as a way to pick a leader than it does to use the proles to entertain the bourgies.
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Shem » 27 Jun 2019, 14:21

Jasper wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 12:43
Aresen wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 23:22
Couldn't they do it as "Whack-a-mole" instead?
A "Battle Royale" system wold be more interesting.
If Jay Inslee's demeanor was any indication, I'm pretty sure he already thought he was coming to a Hell in a Cell match.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Jun 2019, 21:40

Jasper wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 12:43
Aresen wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 23:22
Couldn't they do it as "Whack-a-mole" instead?
A "Battle Royale" system wold be more interesting.
It could never happen, but my friend Alex suggested the other night a set list of questions deemed to be the most important to Democrats and a tourney ladder of one-on-one debates, with the winners of each based on who judges thought best answered the questions. Televise the semi- or quarter-finals and up.
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Mo » 28 Jun 2019, 08:04

Based on what I'm reading, I wish that I could have watched the debate for Marianne Williamson. Is there a supercut of her yet?
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Jasper » 28 Jun 2019, 09:15

Mo wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 08:04
Based on what I'm reading, I wish that I could have watched the debate for Marianne Williamson. Is there a supercut of her yet?
I've only seen a few clips, but wow, yeah.

They need to ditch any bland no-name from the line up and get Mike Gravel in there.

Gravel-Williamson 2020!
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Ellie » 28 Jun 2019, 10:39

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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Aresen » 28 Jun 2019, 10:55

This thread should be a sub-head under the DOOM! thread.
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by Mo » 28 Jun 2019, 16:58

Also, she’s really bangable for being 66.
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by lunchstealer » 28 Jun 2019, 18:48

So I'd never heard of her before last night, but it appears that she's basically if Vani Hari and Margot Kidder had a lovechild.
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Re: Dancing With the Dems

Post by lunchstealer » 28 Jun 2019, 18:53

Mo wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 16:58
Also, she’s really bangable for being 66.
It'd be stickin your dick in crazy, so I'd still rather go with Gabbard if I had to pick.
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