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Amy Klobuchar for President 2020

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47 minutes ago, Leroy Hoard said:

Which is why her ceiling is VP.

i dunno - starting to get the feeling America wants a mom after three years of deadbeat dad

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2 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Klobuchar just had her Aleppo moment.

not the Jefferson thing....

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Not that I personally am the benchmark. But I didn't know what Aleppo was in 2016. I do know who the President of Mexico is now (and can also name his predecessor).

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17 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Not that I personally am the benchmark. But I didn't know what Aleppo was in 2016. I do know who the President of Mexico is now (and can also name his predecessor).

doesnt surprise - seems like a pretty typical daily-briefing Senator...

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1 hour ago, wikkidpissah said:

My objection to Klobuchar is that, in close to a year of watching her, i've never seen her add anything fresh on any issue. All variations upon "We should handle that sensibly". Got nothing against her, but even less for her and have never thought her candidacy was based on any more than "oo - I'm on TV" during the Kavanaugh hearings

This is just ignorant. Please show me which other candidate has anything close to a plan for the national debt.

 

Senator Klobuchar's plan would seek to “reverse this trend with the goal of lowering the debt to GDP ratio by the end of her first term and putting our country on a sustainable fiscal path.”

The plan includes a commitment to “Govern with Fiscal Responsibility” by reducing debt as a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and “putting our country on a sustainable fiscal path.” To begin this process, Senator Klobuchar proposes to establish a dedicated fund to finance deficit reduction during normal times and stimulus during economic downturns, eliminate duplicative government programs, and move to biennial budgeting with a 25-year budget window.

During normal economic times, new revenue increases or cost savings dedicated to the fund would go toward deficit reduction. During economic downturns, the fund would automatically be tapped to increase funding for government programs

Senator Klobuchar plans to “initially seed the fund" with $300 billion from raising the corporate tax rate and eliminating duplicative government spending.

http://www.crfb.org/blogs/amy-klobuchars-plan-govern-fiscal-responsibility

 

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2 hours ago, Juxtatarot said:

It’s interesting that Amy was apparently in favor of making English the official language back in 2007. I know this has been an idea that liberals have been against for many years.

These people say whatever they think will get them elected

Apparently she and her team think they need more Hispanic votes now

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2 hours ago, Juxtatarot said:

It’s interesting that Amy was apparently in favor of making English the official language back in 2007. I know this has been an idea that liberals have been against for many years.

Klobuchar is democrat, but I would not consider her a liberal today, or in 2007

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1 hour ago, PhantomJB said:

This is just ignorant. Please show me which other candidate has anything close to a plan for the national debt.

 

Senator Klobuchar's plan would seek to “reverse this trend with the goal of lowering the debt to GDP ratio by the end of her first term and putting our country on a sustainable fiscal path.”

The plan includes a commitment to “Govern with Fiscal Responsibility” by reducing debt as a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and “putting our country on a sustainable fiscal path.” To begin this process, Senator Klobuchar proposes to establish a dedicated fund to finance deficit reduction during normal times and stimulus during economic downturns, eliminate duplicative government programs, and move to biennial budgeting with a 25-year budget window.

During normal economic times, new revenue increases or cost savings dedicated to the fund would go toward deficit reduction. During economic downturns, the fund would automatically be tapped to increase funding for government programs

Senator Klobuchar plans to “initially seed the fund" with $300 billion from raising the corporate tax rate and eliminating duplicative government spending.

http://www.crfb.org/blogs/amy-klobuchars-plan-govern-fiscal-responsibility

 

It is ignorant. It's ignorant because the the candidate has given me no compelling reason to investigate her policies. That's where i set the bar. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bennet, Andrew Yang, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Mike Bloomberg, Corey Booker crossed that bar, got my attention with something they said or did. Joe Biden - whose views i know well since since he was Charlie Rose's "inside Washington" guy for years, but has never had a compelling candidate moment in this, his 3rd try - Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Tom Steyer, Tulsi Gabbard and the Tomb of the Unknown Candidates have not.

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On 2/14/2020 at 8:55 AM, Ditkaless Wonders said:

They did her no favors with the choice of photo used.

There's a good one?

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19 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

It is ignorant. It's ignorant because the the candidate has given me no compelling reason to investigate her policies. That's where i set the bar. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bennet, Andrew Yang, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Mike Bloomberg, Corey Booker crossed that bar, got my attention with something they said or did. Joe Biden - whose views i know well since since he was Charlie Rose's "inside Washington" guy for years, but has never had a compelling candidate moment in this, his 3rd try - Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Tom Steyer, Tulsi Gabbard and the Tomb of the Unknown Candidates have not.

IMO finishing 3rd in New Hampshire...within 5-6 pts of a candidates who've either been running forever or much better capitalized...is a pretty compelling reason to objectively re-investigate Klobuchar's policies at a more detailed level.

Perhaps with increased exposure in person...and not available from my usual sources...the people in N.H. learned some things I missed. God forbid.

But of course anyone can set the bar wherever they like. Good luck.

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5 hours ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Klobuchar just had her Aleppo moment.

Yup. That's gonna leave a mark.

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On 2/12/2020 at 8:17 AM, Jefferson the Caregiver said:

She's not going to get the nom but she is muddying the water.  I don't think now is the time to be celebrating a Klobuchar surge

3rd place is as good as it gets.

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48 minutes ago, PhantomJB said:
6 hours ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Klobuchar just had her Aleppo moment.

Yup. That's gonna leave a mark.

Really? Because she couldn't name the current president of Mexico? If that's the worst gaff she has, that's not that big of a deal, IMO of course. 

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31 minutes ago, FBG26 said:

Really? Because she couldn't name the current president of Mexico? If that's the worst gaff she has, that's not that big of a deal, IMO of course. 

It likely won't matter to those are looking at her full body of work...but it's just the type of sound bite that will likely go viral...on an issue already viewed as a liability...at a time when momentum is key. So we'll see. 

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2 hours ago, Alex P Keaton said:

Love to see everyone cozy up to a former prosecutor.  If she can do that job, she has no soul or conscience.

I don’t know what this means

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9 hours ago, joffer said:

I don’t know what this means

He’s saying federal prosecutors are soulless, like gingers.

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8 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

He’s saying federal prosecutors are soulless, like gingers.

She was not, to my knowledge, a federal prosecutor.

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3 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

She was not, to my knowledge, a federal prosecutor.

He’s saying federal prosecutors are soulless, like gingers.

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4 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

He’s saying federal prosecutors are soulless, like gingers.

Having spent 25 years of my career as one I cannot dispute your claim.

I know she was the head of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and that makes her, by default, practice, and the law the Chief Prosecutor, but I wonder whether she personally ever prosecuted anybody.

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7 minutes ago, AAABatteries said:

He’s saying federal prosecutors are soulless, like gingers.

Question.  Asking for a friend. When a ginger goes completely gray, I mean not a single read hair left anywhere, are they still a ginger?  Has their soul somehow been redeemed, if only temporarily?

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2 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

Having spent 25 years of my career as one I cannot dispute your claim.

I know she was the head of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and that makes her, by default, practice, and the law the Chief Prosecutor, but I wonder whether she personally ever prosecuted anybody.

Just to be clear, it’s not my claim - I know very few lawyers and most of you guys in here seem pretty awesome.  I do know quite a few gingers though and they are soulless beings never to be trusted.  Although I’d try to inject a little soul in to your avatar.

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2 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

Question.  Asking for a friend. When a ginger goes completely gray, I mean not a single read hair left anywhere, are they still a ginger?  Has their soul somehow been redeemed, if only temporarily?

Once a ginger, always a ginger.

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1 minute ago, AAABatteries said:

Just to be clear, it’s not my claim - I know very few lawyers and most of you guys in here seem pretty awesome.  I do know quite a few gingers though and they are soulless beings never to be trusted.  Although I’d try to inject a little soul in to your avatar.

You got it right.  I say own it!  No one here is going to dispute you.

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19 hours ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Klobuchar just had her Aleppo moment.

I have liked her but I have to say this was terrible. It’s actually worse than Johnson because IIRC he was just asked about a current event in a general interview. Here Klobuchar was going into a Telemundo interview. Odd that a US Senator doesn’t know the name of the Mexican President but even so at least it would come up in 30 minutes of prep. 

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Amy on NBC With Chuck Todd this morning looked very glassy eyed. Not sure if she was up all night, or if they put drops in her eyes or what. 

Edited by Phil Elliott

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Obrador, Labrador, whoever.  Hey it could be worse, I thought Vincente Fox was Married to Megan Fox.  I thought the Canadian Prime Minister drew Doonesbury , I thought Kim Jung Il was a nickname for a Kardashian.

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47 minutes ago, Phil Elliott said:

Amy on NBC With Chuck Todd this morning looked very glassy eyed. Not sure if she was up all night, it they put drops in her eyes or what. 

She’s had a few moments where she looks old, tired, confused, whatever. Doesn’t give you a lot of confidence she has what it takes. Maybe get some sleep and hit the gym a few times a week?

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38 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

Obrador, Labrador, whoever.  Hey it could be worse, I thought Vincente Fox was Married to Megan Fox.  I thought the Canadian Prime Minister drew Doonesbury , I thought Kim Jung Il was a nickname for a Kardashian.

I thought Kim Jung was a judge on The Masked Singer.

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1 hour ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

Having spent 25 years of my career as one I cannot dispute your claim.

I know she was the head of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and that makes her, by default, practice, and the law the Chief Prosecutor, but I wonder whether she personally ever prosecuted anybody.

Did you start dying your hair red 25 years ago or did it all fall out when you were 25?

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2 hours ago, Phil Elliott said:

Amy on NBC With Chuck Todd this morning looked very glassy eyed. Not sure if she was up all night, it they put drops in her eyes or what. 

She was probably up all night studying the names of world leaders and basic geography....

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6 hours ago, SaintsInDome2006 said:

I have liked her but I have to say this was terrible. It’s actually worse than Johnson because IIRC he was just asked about a current event in a general interview. Here Klobuchar was going into a Telemundo interview. Odd that a US Senator doesn’t know the name of the Mexican President but even so at least it would come up in 30 minutes of prep. 

Disastrous. I don't think I can take her serious anymore. She clearly recognized early in that she was caught. She needed to save face by getting off the politician script and just admit the weakness here. The politician BS approach to the end was painful. 

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11 hours ago, Sheriff Bart said:

Did you start dying your hair red 25 years ago or did it all fall out when you were 25?

I have a luxurious head of gray hair now, more silver than gray and yes, the curtains match the carpet. 

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On 2/15/2020 at 9:52 PM, FBG26 said:

Really? Because she couldn't name the current president of Mexico? If that's the worst gaff she has, that's not that big of a deal, IMO of course. 

Not the end of the world but it doesn't help in Nevada where there are so many Latino voters. She really can't afford to give away any points.

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I am liking Amy more and more the longer this goes.  Bernie and Warren are always so “mad”. Pete just doesn’t have the experience. Bloomberg is trying to pull a fast one on the whole system. Biden is done.

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42 minutes ago, SaintsInDome2006 said:

:lol:

From that thread: I have to say that really is my personal favorite.  @realDonaldTrump is there trashing the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia for the breakup Yugoslavia, and they’re like, WTF.  And then it dons on them—Balkans, Baltics ... buffoon.

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24 minutes ago, Mystery Achiever said:

Might help in San Jose that she is more moderate on high tech:

"She is more knowledgeable on tech issues than any candidate in the race. Her reasoned approach balances the need to nurture innovation with the responsibility to prevent monopolistic behavior. Noting that, in the absence of strong federal consumer privacy and protections laws, California and other states are stepping up with their own, Klobuchar calls for smarter federal laws along with reforming anti-trust policy."

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Klobuchar simply can't name one of the most important world leaders regarding our own society. That's it. She gone.

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29 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Klobuchar simply can't name one of the most important world leaders regarding our own society. That's it. She gone.

Ridiculous. She took a hit and it stung for a couple news cycles (and no doubt it will come up again in the NV debate). But wasn't a kill shot by any means.

Since then she got the endorsement from the Houston Chronicle and a few others plus the Super PAC...meaning no one immediately went running for the exits.

And it's not like any of the other moderates are going to run away with this thing. All of them have just as many warts as she does...and Bernie's ceiling is capped all the way to the convention.

Her biggest problem is resources to make it to the other side of Super Tuesday.

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2 minutes ago, PhantomJB said:

Ridiculous. She took a hit and it stung for a couple news cycles (and no doubt it will come up again in the NV debate). But wasn't a kill shot by any means.

Since then she got the endorsement from the Houston Chronicle and a few others plus the Super PAC...meaning no one immediately went running for the exits.

And it's not like any of the other moderates are going to run away with this thing. All of them have just as many warts as she does...and Bernie's ceiling is capped all the way to the convention.

Her biggest problem is resources to make it to the other side of Super Tuesday.

I mean she gone for me. You can't possibly have existed as a Presidential candidate in this climate and not know who Obrador is and exist as a candidate for me.

It's over. She done. 

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37 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Klobuchar simply can't name one of the most important world leaders regarding our own society. That's it. She gone.

Yep, unforgivable for a president to not know Frederick Douglas.

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