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Why was that last nomination race so laclustre with only 2 candidates. We might have avoided the Trump disaster had there been a more vibrant race last time.

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Why was that last nomination race so laclustre with only 2 candidates. 

The perception that it was a done deal.

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Well didn't that work out :-(

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laine lowe wrote:
Why was that last nomination race so laclustre with only 2 candidates. We might have avoided the Trump disaster had there been a more vibrant race last time.

The Democratic establishment made it clear that it was Hillary's turn and that everyone else was to stand out of the way. Bernie didn't listen and instead said that he had a public policy program that would help the average US citizen. Now that the Democrats lost what should have been an easy election, they have to create the appearance of an open race in order to make it look like this contest is worth following, or that it may produce a candidate who can beat Trump.

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2020 Elections: Its Militarism and the Military Budget Stupid!

https://blackagendareport.com/2020-elections-its-militarism-and-military...

"The Trump military budget is more than a third higher than five years ago, while cutting non-defense programs by 9 percent - but the corporate media ignore the issue and Democratic candidates are silent. Most of the neoliberal candidates running in the Democratic electoral Party's electoral process haven't spoken a word in opposition to Trump's budget..."

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When it Comes to US Militarism, Elizabeth Warren is No Progressive

https://twitter.com/sarahlazare/status/1129523878114537474

"I wrote this because it's been frustrating to see article after article hail Warren as a progressive without taking a closer look at her record on militarism..."

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She might be one who can displace Trump. We will see.

Amy Klobuchar interview: “Debates will begin at the end of June. We will get the field narrowed.”

Behind in the polls, the Minnesota senator and presidential candidate still cuts a confident figure in New Hampshire.

https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2019/05/amy-klobuchar-interview-debates-will-begin-end-june-we-will-get-field

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Amy Klobuchar Calls Climate Change A ‘Day One’ Priority In Presidential Town Hall

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/klobuchar-climate-change-cnn-town-hall-2020-democratic-candidate_n_5c6b7837e4b0e8eb46b91627

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It's a bit early for his coronation.

So where does this leave us with respect to Biden? His poll surge is impressive, and it probably reflects an improved chance of winning the Democratic nomination. He’s handled his rollout well, and seems to understand that there is a wide lane of moderate and conservative Democrats that has been left largely untouched by the major Democratic candidates. So, he’s probably somewhat more likely to be the nominee than before.

At the same time, this campaign is a marathon, not a sprint, and with over 20 serious Democratic candidates running, it is likely to have multiple twists before the election season is over.   Moreover, all of Biden’s previous issues remain: He’s still a white male septuagenarian with #MeToo issues in a party that increasingly defines itself as young, female, and diverse. And he’s still never won a presidential primary.  

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/05/20/does_bidens_pop_in_the_polls_change_anything.html

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2020 Elections: Its Militarism and the Military Budget Stupid!

https://blackagendareport.com/2020-elections-its-militarism-and-military...

"The Trump military budget is more than a third higher than five years ago, while cutting non-defense programs by 9 percent - but the corporate media ignore the issue and Democratic candidates are silent. Most of the neoliberal candidates running in the Democratic electoral Party's electoral process haven't spoken a word in opposition to Trump's budget..."

militarism=imperialism (in the western context anyways)

And it’s not going away in the US! At most, it will get a new face lift among the democrat presidential candidates. Such as someone young? Female? Gay/lesbian? Different religions but never an atheist (US isn’t there yet)?

As long as the candidate unconditionally supports imperialism, they’re in the running!

 

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The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/IdHVjEjvM3c

"Dopey Democrat wants a Hillary clone in 2020."

 

"Hedge-Fund Billionaires Were Democrats' Main Bankrollers in 2018..."

https://portside.org/2019-05-19/hedge-fund-billionaires-were-democrats-m...

But one can always pretend it's 'democracy.'

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Why Biden is the Worst (and vid)

https://twitter.com/AbbyMartin/status/1130928710490574849

"Abbie and Robbie discuss the 20+ Democratic Party contenders running against Trump and scrutinize the insanity of DNC running Joe Biden to take us down a painful repeat of 2016..."

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Biden will be 78 if he wins on Inauguration Day.

This will be come an issue at some point so better address it sooner rather than later because Trump definitely will try to make an issue of it.

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I think Bernie is also too old however I like a lot of his views. If this view gets traction south of the border maybe the NDP could be persuaded to adopt this view of the apartheid state of Israel.

Sanders calls himself “someone who believes absolutely and unequivocally in Israel’s right to exist in peace and security, who as a young man lived in Israel for several months.” But:

We must say loudly and clearly that to oppose the reactionary policies of Netanyahu doesn’t make anyone anti-Israel. Let me say it again, I am vigorously opposed to the reactionary, racist and authoritarian policies of Donald Trump. That does not make me anti-American. I am not anti-Israel because I oppose Netanyahu’s policies.

Yes, Sanders itemized Trump’s racism more than Netanyahu’s. But Sanders becomes specific about those policies. Saying that the United States should lead the world with a foreign policy that focuses “on democracy and human rights rather than on a foreign policy that emphasizes the continued use of military force,” he moves to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

I see Israel making enormous technological advances with the capacity to serve as an engine of innovation and prosperity for the entire region, yet unable to achieve this goal because of its unresolved conflict with the Palestinians. I see a Palestinian people crushed under a military occupation now over a half century old, creating a daily reality of pain, humiliation and resentment. Let me be clear, I do not know how peace can be achieved in that region when in the Gaza Strip poverty is rampant, 53 percent of the the people are unemployed, the number of unemployed is even higher for young people. And 99 percent of the residents cannot leave that area. That is not a sustainable situation. Ending that occupation and enabling the Palestinians to have independence and self-determination in a sovereign, independent, economically viable state of their own is in the best interest of the United States, Israel, the Palestinians and the entire region. It is a necessary step in insuring that Israel is accepted and integrated into a region it has so much to offer.

https://mondoweiss.net/2019/06/sanders-occupation-palestinians/?utm_sour...

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In the meantime it appears as if Biden is willing to defend himself against accusations of plagiarism by admitting he pipped his climate action plan from the fossil fuel lobby.

Josh Nelson, vice president of the progressive organization CREDO Mobile, was the first to highlight possible instances of plagiarism in Biden’s plan, noting on Twitter that the section “about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition” — two organizations backed by major fossil fuel companies and labor unions.

“Membership of the Carbon Capture Coalition, where some of Biden’s language seems to have originated, includes Shell, Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Cloud Peak Energy,” wrote Nelson, who tweeted side-by-side screenshots of language from the Carbon Capture Coalition and Biden’s plan.

https://truthout.org/articles/biden-campaign-admits-lifting-section-of-c...

 

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'DNC is Silencing the Voices of Democratic Activists..'

https://twitter.com/kgosztola/status/1136396659611578368

"DNC won't host climate debate. It's 2016 all over again, with party leadership wanting to ensure Biden has easiest path to nomination. Climate debate won't help Democrats anoint Biden so they must suppress other candidates who want to debate their non-plagiarized climate plans."

josh

kropotkin1951 wrote:

In the meantime it appears as if Biden is willing to defend himself against accusations of plagiarism by admitting he pipped his climate action plan from the fossil fuel lobby.

Josh Nelson, vice president of the progressive organization CREDO Mobile, was the first to highlight possible instances of plagiarism in Biden’s plan, noting on Twitter that the section “about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition” — two organizations backed by major fossil fuel companies and labor unions.

“Membership of the Carbon Capture Coalition, where some of Biden’s language seems to have originated, includes Shell, Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Cloud Peak Energy,” wrote Nelson, who tweeted side-by-side screenshots of language from the Carbon Capture Coalition and Biden’s plan.

https://truthout.org/articles/biden-campaign-admits-lifting-section-of-c...

 

Shocking.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/05/democrats-biden-policy-plagiarism-2020-1355869

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Poll: Biden is ahead in Iowa, but Warren and Buttigieg are coming up strong

A new Des Moines Register/CNN poll finds Biden’s lead eroding as challengers like Warren and Buttigieg gain ground.

https://www.vox.com/2019/6/9/18658583/2020-iowa-democrats-poll-joe-biden-elizabeth-warren-pete-buttigieg

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11.06.2019 Author: Henry Kamens

Tulsi Gabbard: Best Choice for US President?
https://journal-neo.org/2019/06/11/tulsi-gabbard-best-choice-for-us-president/

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How Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren Cracked the Code of the 2020 Race

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-pete-buttigieg-2020.html

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Elizabeth Warren’s Rise Is a Plus for Issue Politics — And a Bad Sign for Billionaires

The press is choosing to view it in another light. That will only work for so long

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/elizabeth-warren-2020-election-issue-politics-bad-billionaires-847816/

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Elizabeth Warren has a plan for winning the White House and right now it’s working

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/06/elizabeth-warren-plan/

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