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Old 02-21-2016, 01:59 AM
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Here's a thread in which we may disregard the "taboo" against open discussion of topics like sex, politics and religion. Here we can discuss any damn thing, so long as we're relatively kind, adult and friendly (with a bit of politeness in the mix too).
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:01 AM
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So, any Bernie Sanders fans in here?

I remember -- not so long ago -- when pretty much everyone said "He has no shot at the White House" ... "... or even at the Democratic nomination.

But now it looks as if he does! Doesn't it? Just like I've been saying since before it became okay to say such a "crazy" thing.

What do you think?

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Old 02-21-2016, 08:03 AM
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So, any Bernie Sanders fans in here?
Keeping my fingers crossed for him ever since I first heard of him. If I were American, I'd vote for him in a heartbeat without a moment of tummygrumbles... can't say that I've ever seen any US politician before about whom I could've said that (not even Obama).
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:06 AM
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Both my partners and I are feeling the Bern. I have no problem at all with democratic socialism. It's just a no-brainer. Fuck this country's wealthy selfish 1%. Free health care, college tuition, 4-6 weeks of paid vacation, and all the other things Western European countries have seems worth a few more taxes to me. Donald Trump is an ass clown and his followers scare the hell out of me. My primary partner and I have donated about $100 to Bernie's campaign.
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I'd like to see Bernie Sanders win, but I'm not ready to get my hopes up yet.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:44 AM
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Donald Trump is an ass clown and his followers scare the hell out of me.
Ain't that the truth! I wouldn't have guessed there were enough stupid people in the country to take his campaign seriously, or make it a serious contender for a major party nomination. But there you have it! Obviously this country is spilling over with scary people without much intelligence.

One thing he has shown, though is that the Republican party has gone entirely off the tracks into the zombie apocalypse of pure madness.

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As much as I'd like to have a woman president, I could only just barely--and only maybe--get myself out of bed to vote against her opponent if she wins the Democratic party nomination.

I support Bernie. I have little faith in American politics, but I do support Bernie. He's the best, and most authentic, of the folks running. All the rest are losers or schmucks, crazies or bozos, or establishment butt-kissers.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:46 AM
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Here we can discuss any damn thing, so long as we're relatively kind, adult and friendly (with a bit of politeness in the mix too).
And then I just said really terrible, mean, rotten things about a lot of people, didn't I? Damn. This being an adult thing is HARD!
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:36 AM
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As much as I'd like to have a woman president, I could only just barely--and only maybe--get myself out of bed to vote against her opponent if she wins the Democratic party nomination.
While I do think Hillary is kinda "meh"... if it should boil down to her vs. Trump, please, for the love of puppies and Christmas, do get out of bed and vote for her.

It would be "will probably not make the US a noticably better place" vs. "is all but guaranteed to try and turn the US into a fascist shithole".
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:09 AM
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I've liked Sanders since I first heard him on Thom Hartmann's radio show back around 2002.

I can't say as I'm wild about ANY candidate this year. Sanders is the one that I'm least unenthusiastic about, though. However, he's 74 -- four years of POTUS seems to steal a decade from the lifespan, & I'm not sure Bernie can last... which is okay by me IFF (a) he accepts this likelihood, & (b) he shows me a great VP selection.

I've been tracking the odds for about five years.
http://www.betvega.com/u-s-presidential-election-odds/
http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/...on-2016/winner

Poor Ben Carson -- worse chances than Mitt Romney.

Clinton has ~even odds to take the whole thing... but those numbers are based on the fragmented GOP slate. I'm keen to see how her numbers shift as the Reds flame out.

The Donald is a puffed up blowhard, but I'd take him in a heartbeat over Marco Rubio, who (IMO) would be happy to lead the charge toward nuclear Armageddon so that Jesus would give him a big hug (because apocalyptic Xtians really do have that failed an understanding of their own most-cherished prophecies).

Trump's big problem is that at some point he's gonna have to choose a veep. If he gets someone too much like him, this'll push away a bunch of marginal supporters who expect two people to have a MORE diverse skill-set than does either one. But if he grabs someone discernibly different, he'll probably lose the Extremist Nutball faction.

And if the GOP tries to rein Trump in, he could go independent & split the Rightist vote, ensuring a Dem win.
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I have no problem at all with democratic socialism.
Same here. I'm really hoping the momentum he's gained with the younger crowd is enough to pull him through.

On Trump, I know more than a few people who are behind him only because they want to see someone other than a career politician take the nomination. I understand the sentiment, but not the candidate.
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