Dancing With the Dems

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Eric the .5b wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 06:52
If someone associated with either Hillary Clinton or Mike Bloomberg came out and said that they were trying to make sure Trump won, I'd believe it.
Hell, yes. If I were a Blue candidate, I'd run away from both of them.
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JD wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 11:04
Bernie says "I am totally not a communist." And I would agree that that's true. It's just that, much like how Trump pals around with a lot of white-nationalist types and never has anything bad to say about them or good to say about their opponents, you have to look at who he hangs around with...
Eh, I'm pretty sure he's closer to a European welfare state dude than a proper socialist. Not remotely enough talk of nationalizing things.

Which doesn't mean I wouldn't want a Red resurgence at the midterms (or Reds still holding the Senate) to keep him in check, but let's be accurate about the pointy stick coming for our eyes.
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Eric the .5b wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 17:01
JD wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 11:04
Bernie says "I am totally not a communist." And I would agree that that's true. It's just that, much like how Trump pals around with a lot of white-nationalist types and never has anything bad to say about them or good to say about their opponents, you have to look at who he hangs around with...
Eh, I'm pretty sure he's closer to a European welfare state dude than a proper socialist. Not remotely enough talk of nationalizing things.
Oh, absolutely. But when somebody only seems to have good things to say about the guys who are nationalizing things, and claims he's a capitalist but never seems to be able to find anything good to say about capitalism, his protests start to sound a little meaningless.
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These are my favorite thing now



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CNN wrote:"Tonight, I am here to say thank you,” Elizabeth Warren said, adding her thanks for every volunteer, door knocker and volunteer, as well as her husband and “good boy,” her photogenic golden retriever Bailey.
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Yang is out. No UBI or water engines or war against the machines this year :(
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Best observation I saw was that Klobuchar and Buttigieg look like the names of Pokémon.
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Biden is crashing. Hope he made a living will.

I really didn't expect Sanders to do so well or Warren to collapse in on herself that much. I know people who thought she'd be the happy medium candidate who'd unite centrists and leftists, but they instead both hated her as one of the despised opposite side of the party.
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I fucking hate Amy Klobuchar. As with all my opinions, this is a formless emotional appraisal rather than a rational response to any of her policies or principles. She's just annoying and a cop and I can't stand how much attention she keeps getting on the local NPR station because sHe'S fRoM MiNnEsOtA blargh argh argh.

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Longer thread @ link. I don't know why but I found this "interesting." Tweeter is at Liberal Currents.

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Is neoliberalism a movement? I thought it was just a status quo.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 12:19
Is neoliberalism a movement? I thought it was just a status quo.
There is something of a movement, being spearheaded mostly by the Niskanen Center (current home of Will Wilkinson; K Howley is also part of the movement generally).
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So what is it that makes neoliberalism neo, exactly?
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The newness of it.
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JD wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 12:59
So what is it that makes neoliberalism neo, exactly?
Keanu Reeves?
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Ellie wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 13:48
JD wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 12:59
So what is it that makes neoliberalism neo, exactly?
Keanu Reeves?
"Whoa."
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JD wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 13:55
Ellie wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 13:48
JD wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 12:59
So what is it that makes neoliberalism neo, exactly?
Keanu Reeves?
"Whoa."
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Hugh Akston wrote:
11 Feb 2020, 21:13
Yang is out. No UBI or water engines or war against the machines this year :(
Aw damn. I had a soft spot for him. His proposed policies might have been weird, but he seemed like a nice, genuine fella.
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JD wrote:
12 Feb 2020, 12:59
So what is it that makes neoliberalism neo, exactly?
They're going "that third way thing lefties bitch about—I'm into it!"

Mind, they're a tiny number of wonks. (As you might guess from anyone who reaches for libertarians to contrast themselves with.)
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Is that Kissinger?
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Yup.
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Man fuck that guy
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