2020 USA presidential election

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NDPP

"He's going to run a militarist, pro-imperialist, jingoistic, xenophobic campaign - because that's what his whole career has been and what the Democratic Party is - and anyone who notes this is a privileged fascist."

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1263235838852452353

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No chance? That's a bit extreme.

josh

What makes you think Harris has more appeal to black voters than Klobuchar or any other VP candidate? She didn't seem to have any during the primary.

She never made it that far.  Had South Carolina been the first contest, we'd have a better reading.

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Trump's leadership skills, or rather lack of, appear to be damaging him in the polls.

How unpopular is Donald Trump?

An updating calculation of the president's approval rating, accounting for each poll's quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo

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Churches 'essential service' and must open - Trump

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-52765196

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Trump sons provoke outrage with baseless attacks on Biden and lockdown

  • Donald Trump Jr says pedophile allusion was ‘joking around’
  • Eric Trump claims coronavirus is a political hoax

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/18/donald-trump-jr-eric-joe-biden

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What good are national polls if that's not how we pick presidents?

https://www.politico.com/video/2020/05/20/national-polls-president-2020-trump-biden-075949

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Biden blasts Keystone XL, calling it 'tarsands we don't need'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/biden-kxl-interview-1.5580115

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Long Island Protest Praised by Trump Featured Anti-Vaxxer Call to “Hang Fauci”

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/17/trump-salutes-long-island-protest-hang-fauci-sign-displayed/

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Maybe there is yet hope!

Wipeout: What would it take for Trump to suffer historic landslide defeat in 2020?

He says there are three elements that will lead to Trump’s defeat – the “incompetence” in dealing with the pandemic, the state of the economy and people who gave to “gamble their lives” to go to work, and that for the “first time in modern American history – allowing for the foibles of Nixon and Clinton – we don’t have a president that parents and grandparents can point to as a general role model”.

“Those three factors make it a very difficult election for Trump to win.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/trump-landslide-defeat-oxford-economics-2020-reagan-nixon-fdr-a9529266.html

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Joe Biden's Hatred of Palestinians Echoes His Anti-Black Racism

https://twitter.com/AliAbunimah/status/1263899391368335360

"I swear I started writing this before Joe Biden's disgusting 'you ain't black' comments this morning..."

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Oh, Good: These Stores Put Up Signs Saying No Face Masks Are Allowed

Alvin's, a Kentucky convenience store, says if you're mad about its 'No Face Masks' sign, you're the one who just doesn't get it.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dyz89a/oh-good-these-stores-put-up-signs-saying-no-face-masks-are-allowed

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“You Can’t Bullshit a Virus.” What Trump Doesn’t Get About His 2020 Election Strategy

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/04/you-cant-bullshit-a-virus-what-trump-doesnt-get-about-his-2020-election-strategy/

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Jokes aside, I wouldn't dismiss Biden. It looks like he'll do better than Hillary with multiple key constituencies, including older voters, people who dislike both candidates, etc. No Biden fan, but he's outperformed expectations in this cycle.

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Alex Kidd

@amory87

· May 22

Replying to @mtaibbi

I like Klobuchar a lot, but try to tell yourself a story where a Biden / Klobuchar ticket wins the presidency in 2020. It's not going to happen.

https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1263795723532894210

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Doesn't look good for ol' presidente!

Trump Escalates Feud With Fox News Over Poll, Hopes ‘Roger A Is Looking Down’ At ‘Once Beautiful Creation’

https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/22/trump-fox-news-feud-polls-joe-biden/

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“There Will Be No Election If Things Keep Going the Way They’re Going”:

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/05/after-predicting-2016-michael-moore-fears-trump-will-mess-with-2020

NDPP

Bernie Sanders Threatens Delegates With Removal If They Criticize Biden

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/23/sand-m23.html

"...The move to suppress free speech against his delegates marks a new low for Sanders and further exposes his fraudulent 'political revolution'. The essential function of the Sanders campaign has, since its beginning in 2015, been to contain mass opposition among workers and youth to the entire political establishment, Democrat and Republican, and funnel it back into the Democratic Party..."

NDPP

'Insanity'

https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1264013537694883847

"Also insanity that Democrats have barely lifted a finger to resist Trump's nuclear insanity. Part of the reason, I think, is that acknowledging Trump's escalating tensions with Russia would contradict the 'Putin's Puppet' fantasy Dems have used as a comfort blanket since losing 2016."

I disagree. It is rather a continuation of their extreme xenophobia and their intention to continue to provoke and prepare for war against Russia and China. That some useful idiot Canadian liberals are apparently also willing to cheerlead this dangerous imperial belligerence is surely a measure of their own colonized minds.

NDPP

In 1987 Joe Biden Was Proven to Be a Pathological Liar (and vid)

https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1222684242364289030

Hilarious. Clearly a long-standing prerequsite for American presidents.

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If Donald Trump Loves Jews So Much, Why Does He Keep Celebrating America's Biggest anti-Semites?

When the president praises Henry Ford's 'good bloodlines,' ratifies anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists and legitimizes the scapegoating of minorities, we should take him at his word

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-if-trump-loves-jews-so-much-why-is-he-celebrating-america-s-biggest-anti-semites-1.8868336

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Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/25/politics/trump-threatens-charlotte-republican-convention/index.html

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What are the odds of the election even happening in 2020, although Trump and his supporters won't be complaining that it's not safe because of no physical distancing?

Trump’s ‘rigged election’ talk sparks fear of post-election chaos

The president’s increasingly amped-up rhetoric surrounding the integrity of the November elections has many wondering how he might respond to a defeat.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/25/donald-trump-rigged-election-talk-fears-274477

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We are all screwed!

INSIDE THE INFLUENTIAL EVANGELICAL GROUP MOBILIZING TO REELECT TRUMP

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/23/coronavirus-evangelical-megachurch-trump/

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WHY TRUMP’S NEW CAMPAIGN SLOGAN, “TRANSITION TO GREATNESS,” SENDS A DISASTROUS MESSAGE

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/05/why-trumps-new-campaign-slogan-transition-to-greatness-sends-a-disastrous-message

NDPP

Biden Should Be Named in Criminal Probe in Ukraine, Judge Rules

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/05/24/biden-should-be-named-in-criminal-...

"Former US VP and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden should be named as an alleged perpetrator in a criminal investigation in Ukraine over the firing of the country's prosecutor-general, a judge has ruled, reports Joe Lauria..."

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The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/z9Wece8GoNE

"Biden's unhinged tirade against 'those people'

Hardly a progressive alternative.

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Trump threatens to crack down on social media platforms after Twitter labels his tweets

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/27/politics/donald-trump-twitter-threat-regulate/index.html

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Now Trump's unpopularity has grown to quite a large 12.2% spread 

How unpopular is Donald Trump?

An updating calculation of the president's approval rating, accounting for each poll's quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean. How this works »

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo

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Interesting that Facebook continues to gives Trump carte blanche to say any BS he wants, whereas Twitter is now telling folks to check out his nonsensical posts

Mobo2000

Don't think this is a good move by Twitter.   Not a fan.   Social media companies will not save democracy, the truth, or ourselves from ourselves.  The republicans aret fired up and the pushback will be interesting -  Rubio is now threatening that Twitter's actions indicate they want to be considered publishers, and therefore assume editorial responsibility for everything posted on their site.     

Some analysis from the right(ish) on this:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY8xnMXXlqI

NDPP

No matter which of the corrupt US duopoly warparties win they will face the consequences of their own past in a failing future. Or try to deflect and save themselves with war...

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/jdeRF5KiUm0

"America: Economic collapse now irreversible' - with Dylan Ratigan

 

Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders etc.

https://youtu.be/QxIjbulIYDs

with Useful Idiots: Matt Taibbi, Katie Halper

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Trump wants to fight Twitter more than regulate it

All regulatory challenges have fallen flat

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/27/21272257/twitter-donald-trump-regulate-conservative-bias-white-house-mail-voting

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TWITTER IS FINALLY FACT-CHECKING TRUMP’S TWEETS

The social media giant flagged two Trump tweets about mail-in voting as “potentially misleading,” after repeatedly coming under fire for leaving the president’s lies and misinformation unchecked.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/05/twitter-finally-fact-checks-trump-tweets

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Does Trump Really Have Unique Appeal Among Working-Class Whites?

https://fivethirtyeight.com/videos/does-trump-really-have-unique-appeal-among-working-class-whites/

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Ha! Ha!

Trump signs executive order aimed at social media companies

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-twitter-executive-order-1.5589034

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Trump’s Twitter tantrum is a distraction for everyone — including himself

100,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus, and Trump is worried about a fact-check on Twitter.

https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/5/28/21273748/trump-executive-order-social-media-twitter-fact-check-coronavirus

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House Democratic Leaders Pull Bill to Reauthorize Government Surveillance Powers

In news from Capitol Hill, Democrats have pulled a bill to reauthorize parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act after members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Republican minority formed an unlikely coalition opposing the legislation. President Trump had threatened to veto the bill, which would have extended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act until 2023.

Mobo2000

This was an interesting outcome -- self interested Russiagated Trump and Republicans teaming up with the Congressional Progressive Caucus to reduce FISA powers (and ultimately the POTUS' executive powers too).   I've been getting a bit into The Hill for my American political news indulgence, they had a good segment on this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWYZlKB3cH4

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Newly Released Transcripts Show Michael Flynn Betrayed the United States

His lying is the least of it.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/05/newly-released-transcripts-show-michael-flynn-betrayed-the-united-states/

NDPP

'You've Probably Heard Socialists Won't Vote For Biden'

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1266101455410401295

"You now have no excuse to deny the obvious. Jacobin's role is to construct a 'Responsible Left' that is pro-imperialist, anti-communist, and just a social-democratic arm of the Democratic Party..."

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NDPP wrote:

'You've Probably Heard Socialists Won't Vote For Biden'

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1266101455410401295

"You now have no excuse to deny the obvious. Jacobin's role is to construct a 'Responsible Left' that is pro-imperialist, anti-communist, and just a social-democratic arm of the Democratic Party..."

Well, Norton just lost any credibility he may have had with me. He must also mean to say that Chomsky's role "is to construct a 'Responsible Left' that is pro-imperialist, anti-communist, and just a social-democratic arm of the Democratic Party". What a jerk.

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kropotkin1951

I think that the voter turnout is likely to be as low as it was in 1996. The US doesn't have a true democracy in any fashion including that they don't even have a direct ballot for President. So in key medium sized states a small number of previous voters could change the outcome of the election just by staying home .

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