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  1. Why do you think that Buttigieg is more in the second race than the first? I imagine his greatest support is young white idealistic progressives, which is who I assume also support Bernie and to a lesser extent Warren. Seems like Harris and Biden would be fighting for the older, more moderate, and African American vote.
  2. That's not remotely what I said. Though this is an interesting phenomenon. Trump lies about things that are easily disprovable, claiming he doesn't say things that we have recordings of him saying them. I imagine most people attribute this complete lack of shame to his obvious personality disorder. I don't want to attribute the same etiology to you, so do you want to explain how you feel it is appropriate to lie about what I said when anyone easily can read the post and see your dishonesty?
  3. If you are actually interested in that topic and not just trolling, you could read the transcript which is linked less than half a page up from this post. I didn't watch the debate, but it took me less than 2 minutes to learn what the few candidates who were asked to address this question said. Also, your interpretation seems off. Despite the numbers you quote, President Trump's re-elect numbers in key states are beyond terrible. I would think the more appropriate question would be, if the economy slows at all, what can Trump possibly run on?
  4. Not sure about this. There are certainly other politicians who told countless lies on big subjects, but the thing that separates Trump from the rest if that he lies about everything. I would think most people who are really good liars have the intelligence and discipline to avoid lying about the most trivial stuff. I don't think even the worst of the worst pathological liars continuously lie about small and unimportant stuff at the level Trump does, and that's probably what puts him over the top versus any other politician.
  5. Why do people keep using this word like this? When you write this, there are only two possibilities: you are incredibly ignorant to the point that nothing you say should be given any consideration, or you are being deliberately dishonest. Either way, doing this twice in one post indicates that no one should give any serious consideration to anything you say. Not that most reasonable people would give any credibility to your insane ramblings, but there were some here who for unclear reasons continued to give you the benefit of the doubt. Unless you have a compelling argument for the blatantly false use of this word, I would think they should no longer do so.
  6. The real tragedy is how badly he has failed given how much the deck was stacked in his favor. He inherited an economy on the upswing, had the "republican" base believing anything he said, and because he is actually a Democrat, had established relationships on the other side of the aisle. He started his presidency with one of the best starting hands a president has ever had. All he had to do was not be a completely terrible human being and the biggest narcissist on the planet and he would have gone down as an incredibly successful president. Now there is little doubt that when the history books are written he will go down as one of the most hated people in American history. It's mind boggling that someone couldn't get through to him on this. Forgot to mention, that I guess I shouldn't be surprised because this is typical Trump, as can be seen by the record of the money he inherited and then squandered. Trump's failure to capitalize on a favorable political situation mirrors his incredible business failures. There are few people who have ever been given so much and done so little with it.
  7. How about all of these things that we know are true: 1) He hired and/or employed all of the following: a. A National Security Adviser indicted and who pleaded guilty to a federal crime b. A campaign chairman who was found guilty of multiple federal crimes including Conspiracy Against the United States c. A deputy campaign chairman who pleaded guilty to federal crimes including Conspiracy Against the United States d. A foreign policy advisor who pleaded guilty to a federal crime e. A Secretary of the Interior who was forced out of office due to multiple investigations into ethics violations f. An EPA administrator who was under 14 separate federal investigations during his tenure g. An Acting Attorney General who brazenly ignored the advice of Department of Justice ethics officials h. An Attorney General who is on video lying to Congress (he still employs him) i. A press secretary who has admitted under penalty of perjury to lying to the American people (he still employs her) 2) He has had his personal lawyer testify under oath that he directed the commission of federal crimes designed to influence the election 3) He pardoned a political ally convicted of contempt of court without going through the usual process or providing any legitimate explanation for the pardon 4) On multiple occasions he has attempted to put his thumb on the scales of justice by making statements about ongoing investigations and trials, and in some cases even commenting directly on witnesses and their families 5) According to the Office of Special Counsel report, there is substantial evidence of 10 instances in which he obstructed justice 6) He offered a pardon to a Customs and Border Protection agent if that person agreed to break the law 7) He had his lawyer hire an IT firm to rig election polls in his favor 😎 He pressured the Justice Department to try to block an AT&T-Time Warner merger 9) He bypassed usual process and the recommendations of intelligence officials by ordering that potentially compromised supporters, including his son-in-law, be inappropriately given security clearances 10) He was complicit in helping to cover up the brutal murder of an American journalist by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
  8. Would be an interesting topic of discussion, though probably for another thread.
  9. I know you are prone to exaggeration, but really? I enjoy watching Pelosi beat up on Trump, but outmaneuvering Trump and his team is kind of like kicking the crap out of Rutgers early in the seasons and then claiming you are going to take out Clemson. Best political mind ever? Not Henry Clay, not FDR, not Solon, not Pericles? Nope it's Nancy Pelosi because she is able to make people dislike a president who routinely makes racist and misogynistic comments, who praises ruthless dictators, who shuts down the government for no legitimate reason, who imposes tariffs on the American people, who brags about sexually assaulting women, who endorsed a pedophile, who puts children in cages, and who has told over 10,000 blatant lies to the public. How does she do it?
  10. I care. Personally I believe that what Trump and the administration are doing right now are worse than if they had entered into an agreement with the Russian Government to influence the election. It is the responsibility of Congress to do everything in their power to investigate this in as much detail as possible. I know this isn't your point. I know your point is whether the general public cares about this and how will it influence the election. But we are well beyond that point. For the good of our system of government, Congress must exert its power to oversee and investigate the executive branch. At the same time, as a nation we must get rid of Trump, whether through impeachment (which I agree is extremely unlikely) or through the 2020 election (which I believe is extremely likely, regardless of what Congress does with respect to these investigations). If we fail to do either of those, frankly we do not deserve to survive as a nation.
  11. Really? I'm not on the left and I think that this is the most important story in our country in at least the last 50 years and that thorough oversight and investigation into many aspects of the president's behavior, including but not limited to his pattern of obstruction, is by far the most important thing Congress should be doing.
  12. I disagree with this. Trump may not commit the same sins as some of the people you mentioned because he has more to lose and is smarter about weighing the consequences of his actions. But I think he is constrained more by logic as opposed to any sense of morality. I firmly believe that if he thought he could get away with it he would order the execution of his adversaries. The praise of murderous dictators, the eagerness with which he separates children from their parents and locks them in cages, the dehumanizing way he talks about multiple groups of people, the intentional harm he inflicts on large scopes of people for purely political purposes (the government shutdown as an example), the cruel way he vilifies the most unfortunate and vulnerable, and especially the horrible response to the Jamal Khashoggi murder all point to a complete lack of respect for human life. In my opinion, the approach to the Khashoggi murder is morally equivalent to committing the murder himself. Add in the scope of influence that you and others have mentioned and I don't think there are more than a handful of more awful people in the world.
  13. Actually this is my second name. First account went all the way back to the cheatsheets yellow board but I lost that password long ago.
  14. Yes, unfortunately keeping up with it all is pretty much impossible. And also I think that listing every horrible thing he does in some ways creates so much noise so that it is hard to follow. So you have to draw the line somewhere. Some of his less consequential lies and insults aren't enough to make the cut for me, but when you are talking about praising murderous dictators vs. sexual assault I don't know where to draw the line.