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Mark Zuckerberg, just a totally normal noncandidate doing normal noncandidate things

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It's ironic that a guy that has lived a life so disconnected from the real world runs the site where everyone connects. 

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9 minutes ago, Politician Spock said:

It's ironic that a guy that has lived a life so disconnected from the real world runs the site where everyone connects. 

Or, you know, the country. 

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This feels as forced as Chelsea Clinton's political career.  

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Wait...are we supposed to be outraged because he's not another long time politician, or because he's wealthy? I'm so confused.

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1 minute ago, Reg Lllama of Brixton said:

Like America would ever elect some rich dude with ZERO qualifications.

But clearly Zuckerberg is a shrewd businessman and negotiator.  I mean, he stole the intellectual property from his peers and is batting 1.000 at making a company great.  Imagine what he'd do with our economy and no way he takes any crap from another country!

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11 minutes ago, Reg Lllama of Brixton said:

Like America would ever elect some rich dude with ZERO qualifications.

We are going to build a firewall!

Who's going to pay for it? Comcast!

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10 minutes ago, The General said:

We are going to build a firewall!

Who's going to pay for it? Comcast!

“We are going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction. They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating PokemonGo. We have no choice.”

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9 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

Zuck2020 slogan: Change America's Status Again!

the acronym would be "CASA" - overwhelming Hispanic vote, meet hip pocket. 

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On 5/1/2017 at 3:11 PM, wikkidpissah said:

Zuck2020 slogan: Change America's Status Again!

can't cuck the zuck 

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1 hour ago, The General said:

We are going to build a firewall!

Who's going to pay for it? Comcast!

"Did you re-start your router? Do that, and call us back if the problem persists."

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5 minutes ago, Chaos Commish said:

Trump or Zuckerberg? Pick.

Safe to assume with Zuckerberg we all get hoodies?

(ETA: Like, the sweatshirt kind of hoodies.  Not the KKK kind that Trump is apparently branding)

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32 minutes ago, Ren Ho3k said:

I can't even 

C'mon man. A house plant would be a better POTUS than Donnie.

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I read he started (probably pretending) to believe in religion. 

Maybe he really is thinking about running. 

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5 hours ago, Chaos Commish said:

Trump or Zuckerberg? Pick.

Zuck. At least his company's financials are available. It's a publicly traded company. 

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Doesn't he need the Winklevoss twins to run first so he can steal their platform? :mellow:

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9 hours ago, NREC34 said:

I read he started (probably pretending) to believe in religion. 

Maybe he really is thinking about running. 

Love and Politics.

Two things that make a person say "OK, sure... I'll believe". 

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16 minutes ago, NorvilleBarnes said:

Expression on far left says it all.

'####!  I'm ruining the photo op!'  

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Yeah, heaven forbid a potential political candidate actually go out and engage with people with different life experiences than his own.

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6 minutes ago, roadkill1292 said:

It's probably a comment on our times but neither that Salon piece nor any of the comments in this thread have once mentioned any national policies he may believe in.

I have no idea but I think he would take cyber-warfare more seriously than the current administration.

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12 minutes ago, Chaka said:

I have no idea but I think he would take cyber-warfare more seriously than the current administration.

He'd probably take anything more seriously than the current orange buffoon.

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15 minutes ago, Chaka said:

Yeah, heaven forbid a potential political candidate actually go out and engage with people with different life experiences than his own.

You're right about that and there is nothing wrong with it.  However, there is a fine line between wanting to know other life experiences and only doing it because it's a required step for public office.

I'm not sure how I feel about this at the moment.

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4 minutes ago, MaxThreshold said:

You're right about that and there is nothing wrong with it.  However, there is a fine line between wanting to know other life experiences and only doing it because it's a required step for public office.

I'm not sure how I feel about this at the moment.

Of course he has to for the optics but it's unfair to paint him with a shade of cynicism for that. He's out there, right now and that's a good thing. It already shows far more sincerity than our current President ever did so I'm okay with it and won't try to make projections about what is in his heart.

I'm not sure about him as a candidate either. But we have entered a new phase of political action in America and I find him interesting enough to pay attention to.

 

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On a serious note, he may have trouble with his ethos.  Just why exactly does he want to be president?

Trump consistently said for decades that he felt Washington was broken and inept, and that he is a guy that can get things done, and that's what he wants to do as president.  Get things done.  

Zuckerberg seems to argue that his expertise is in global communication, and that being America first is more isolationist in nature and not good for the nation.  How does that win votes in the great lakes?    Voters there will see Zuckerberg as a California elite that doesn't connect with midwestern values.  If he runs, I'd expect a challenge from a democrat that tries to embrace midwestern values.

 

When LBJ signed the Civil Rights act, he said  "There goes the South".  When democrats elected Obama, they might have just as well said "There goes the Great Lakes".  

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Zuckerberg would be picking up a damaged brand.  Many voters view the democrats as racist against whites, anti-gun, and anti-police, and anti-borders.  These are powerful negatives.  A lot of whites in the great lakes view the democrat party a joke - a party that wants to take away guns, open the borders, take away cops so there is lawlessness, and punish white people.   What makes it worse is the polls get skewed by the fact that democrats are packed into small regions of the country, so when you run national polls, it looks like the democrats are competitive, but if you look state by state its a disaster.    There are massive headwinds.  

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7 hours ago, Riversco said:

On a serious note, he may have trouble with his ethos.  Just why exactly does he want to be president?

Trump consistently said for decades that he felt Washington was broken and inept, and that he is a guy that can get things done, and that's what he wants to do as president.  Get things done.  

Zuckerberg seems to argue that his expertise is in global communication, and that being America first is more isolationist in nature and not good for the nation.  How does that win votes in the great lakes?    Voters there will see Zuckerberg as a California elite that doesn't connect with midwestern values.  If he runs, I'd expect a challenge from a democrat that tries to embrace midwestern values.

 

When LBJ signed the Civil Rights act, he said  "There goes the South".  When democrats elected Obama, they might have just as well said "There goes the Great Lakes".  

yeah, obama really sucked there in 2012.

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On 5/1/2017 at 2:44 PM, Reg Lllama of Brixton said:

Like America would ever elect some rich dude with ZERO qualifications.

Especially if he says Americans aren't smart enough to work for him so he needs more Indians.  

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23 hours ago, Riversco said:

On a serious note, he may have trouble with his ethos.  Just why exactly does he want to be president?

Trump consistently said for decades that he felt Washington was broken and inept, and that he is a guy that can get things done, and that's what he wants to do as president.  Get things done.  

Zuckerberg seems to argue that his expertise is in global communication, and that being America first is more isolationist in nature and not good for the nation.  How does that win votes in the great lakes?    Voters there will see Zuckerberg as a California elite that doesn't connect with midwestern values.  If he runs, I'd expect a challenge from a democrat that tries to embrace midwestern values.

 

When LBJ signed the Civil Rights act, he said  "There goes the South".  When democrats elected Obama, they might have just as well said "There goes the Great Lakes".  

Except Obama dominated the great lakes in 2 elections?

2016 was all about Hillary being a terrible candidate. 

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On 5/6/2017 at 0:19 PM, Chaka said:

Yeah, heaven forbid a potential political candidate actually go out and engage with people with different life experiences than his own.

Heaven forbid we poke fun at obvious posturing by an insulated billionaire whose only known political motivation is that we should expand internet access to poor countries so he can sell their stuff to advertisers too.  

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13 hours ago, Ren Ho3k said:

Heaven forbid we poke fun at obvious posturing by an insulated billionaire whose only known political motivation is that we should expand internet access to poor countries so he can sell their stuff to advertisers too.  

How do you know his motivation? Maybe he is just concerned about the political direction of our country and recognizes that he is in a position to have a positive impact.

And considering who is now occupying the White House and the number of executive orders that have been signed, and intimidation tactics being used to roll back health care, that specifically enrich his political allies/cronies it is a bit unfair to try and knock Zuckerberg for hanging out in churches and fire houses.

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17 minutes ago, Chaka said:

How do you know his motivation? Maybe he is just as concerned about the political direction of our country and recognizes that he is in a position to have a positive impact.

Because I actually read his facebook posts.  If you look at them you'll see a lot of language about things being "open" and "connected."  Expanding internet access to the entire world (which I think is a good thing) is great, but not so you can datamine the entirety of civilization.  

1 hour ago, Chaka said:

And considering who is now occupying the White House and the number of executive orders that have been signed, and intimidation tactics being used to roll back health care, that specifically enrich his political allies/cronies it is a bit unfair to try and knock Zuckerberg for hanging out in churches and fire houses.

That doesn't seem relevant to this thread at all.  Or any political thread that doesn't revolve around Trump.  If your beef is with that and you don't take an interest in Zuckerberg's preshilling phase then go post in a Trump thread.  

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