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Forum: The Room 11-18-2019, 04:08 PM
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I'm not even a big Warren supporter. I'm just...

I'm not even a big Warren supporter. I'm just handicapping it as a high likelihood she'll be the winner, albeit the recent surge of Buttigieg in the best pollster in Iowa's poll gives me pause. If he...
Forum: The Room 11-18-2019, 03:48 PM
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Lots of rumor and innuendo about a potential...

Lots of rumor and innuendo about a potential medical issue for Trump after he went to the hospital for "phase one of a physical" abruptly on Saturday morning. He's been out of the public eye since...
Forum: The Room 11-18-2019, 03:25 PM
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Posted By pete
I'm betting the Supremes ultimately refuse to...

I'm betting the Supremes ultimately refuse to touch that case with a ten foot pole.
Forum: The Room 11-18-2019, 11:19 AM
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Posted By pete
Well, I will say this: while the examples of...

Well, I will say this: while the examples of deliberate institutional racism are not nearly as frequent today, I wouldn't go so far as to say they don't exist, and I would ask you to consider the...
Forum: The Room 11-16-2019, 11:02 PM
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Posted By pete
Democrats hold onto the governorís mansion in......

Democrats hold onto the governorís mansion in... Louisiana. What a time to be alive.
Forum: The Room 11-16-2019, 07:01 PM
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How many times did HillaryCare come up as an...

How many times did HillaryCare come up as an issue on the campaign trail?

Answer: never.

Uranium One, Clinton Foundation, ButHerEMails sure as shit did though.
Forum: The Room 11-16-2019, 05:04 PM
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Posted By pete
No, she was culturally unpalatable to many...

No, she was culturally unpalatable to many Americans after two decades of a smear campaign by the right wing against her and her family, coupled with the impression that the Clintons were corrupt,...
Forum: The Room 11-16-2019, 12:19 PM
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Posted By pete
And Democrats need to understand this is an...

And Democrats need to understand this is an asymmetrical political environment once they get to the GE. Itís not like theyíre running against someone who is playing anywhere close to the normal...
Forum: The Room 11-16-2019, 11:11 AM
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Posted By pete
Is this really what any American, from any side...

Is this really what any American, from any side of the political spectrum, can live with?



https://twitter.com/markmobility/status/1195691460580007936?s=21

This is why I donít really feel...
Forum: The Farm 11-14-2019, 08:07 PM
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Posted By pete
I think, more to the point, the prospect pool in...

I think, more to the point, the prospect pool in Syracuse just isn't as good as it's been in previous years.
Forum: The Room 11-14-2019, 04:02 PM
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Posted By pete
Warren's gonna win Iowa and New Hampshire and...

Warren's gonna win Iowa and New Hampshire and that's ballgame. Why else do you think they tried to recruit Holder into the race and now Patrick? Smart people see the writing on the wall. They're (the...
Forum: The Room 11-14-2019, 03:58 PM
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Posted By pete
Zogby Analytics? Oof.

Zogby Analytics? Oof.
Forum: The Room 11-13-2019, 07:08 PM
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Posted By pete
Goofy, but I'm sure the DubDub crowd will fap to...

Goofy, but I'm sure the DubDub crowd will fap to it anyway.
Forum: The Room 11-10-2019, 04:09 PM
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Posted By pete
National health insurance has been a part of the...

National health insurance has been a part of the Democratic Party platform since Harry Truman. It's high time we get it fucking done for good.
Forum: Game On! 11-09-2019, 10:22 PM
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Posted By pete
That SHL title is within their reach.

That SHL title is within their reach.
Forum: The Room 11-09-2019, 11:03 AM
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Posted By pete
Itís magic beans that largely benefit the people...

Itís magic beans that largely benefit the people who are already wealthy or at least upper middle class. Youíre talking about paper transactions instead of bricks and mortar. Iím talking about a...
Forum: The Room 11-09-2019, 09:00 AM
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Posted By pete
I don't have a problem with people making money...

I don't have a problem with people making money from productive use of capital either. If you're making money from buying and selling goods and services, cool. Giddy up. I have a problem with people...
Forum: The Room 11-08-2019, 02:45 PM
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Posted By pete
Because the type of capitalism we operate now...

Because the type of capitalism we operate now fails when it comes to two of the key cornerstone principles of free markets:

1.) Transparency and perfect information for buyers and sellers

2.)...
Forum: The Room 11-08-2019, 02:43 PM
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Posted By pete
Except I haven't seen a bunch of people winning...

Except I haven't seen a bunch of people winning trade wars. I HAVE seen billionaires paying effective tax rates lower than tire salesmen, though. Plenty of them, in fact.



Tax rates in the...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 10:58 PM
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Posted By pete
Politically speaking, one of the reasons the...

Politically speaking, one of the reasons the wealth tax actually polls pretty well is specifically because it makes the distinction between money earned from productive work and money just sitting in...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 07:44 PM
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Posted By pete
What would end up happening is, in the short...

What would end up happening is, in the short term, you'd get a spike in revenue that you would use for your front-end setup costs for programs like single payer health care, one-off infrastructure...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 04:25 PM
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Posted By pete
In of itself, it's just a revenue generation...

In of itself, it's just a revenue generation tool. It needs to be coupled with programs meant to expand the common good based on common American values, which I think Warren is better than average at...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 02:32 PM
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Posted By pete
There's no doubt it's a non-standard methodology....

There's no doubt it's a non-standard methodology. I believe they try to cultivate a set group of people they poll on a daily basis, similar to how the Nielsen ratings are done for TV. With that said,...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 11:10 AM
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Posted By pete
There's battleground polling from Civiqs that ran...

There's battleground polling from Civiqs that ran somewhat opposite of that and found Warren running slightly stronger than Biden in the battlegrounds.
...
Forum: The Room 11-06-2019, 10:25 AM
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Posted By pete
I'm only being half-facetious when I say you...

I'm only being half-facetious when I say you could run a ham sandwich against Trump, because honest-to-goodness policy doesn't matter in this political environment. This election in 2020 will be a...
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