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    If Biden doesn't try reelection, what's the chance of another primary for the dem candidate?

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    Not too high, a primary would require a lot of contempt towards Biden’s presidency.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_vs_Red View Post
    Not too high, a primary would require a lot of contempt towards Biden’s presidency.
    So Bernie right?

    And to be serious, even with this huge win, it still really shows how hard it is to take down a sitting president. As long as Biden's health is good, he needs to run again with no dumb primary from bad actors. The incumbent advantage is too important to pass up on.

    And Harris running in 2028 with little to no primary would be great as well. She is clearly the future of this party and our country.

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    God you make it so hard to be happy about this. The cycle needs to end. Now that trumpy has been dealt with, we should start actually moving forward after biden restores the status quo. No more half measures after this. The country can't just stagnate in mediocrity forever if it's going to survive.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    Man, it was quite the emotional ride election week. I knew from past elections about the Red Mirage, but with everything at stake it was still hard not to feel antsy about everything. It is a huge relief that Trump was voted out and that is definitely a great thing. That said, I'm worried how things will carry out from here on out. Still plenty of people who voted Trump, even more than in 2016, so there are many who even after everything he said and did in his 4 years are fine with him. Overall, it feels like people were energized to vote Trump out because of his incompetence, and less because the Democrats had a solid campaign going. I worry whether in 2024 or 2028, whenever we don't have an incumbant, that things could easily slide back. The 4 years of Trump cannot be forgotten and Democrats need to come up with a way keep people energized into voting.

    Trying to deradicalize Trump supporters would be great as well, though I am less optimistic about that at the moment. I had a conversation with my parents recently and the amount of misinformation they have topped with how the Media won't report the facts shows that is an uphill battle, and may be impossible. Of course the older people are the more stuck in their ways they are, but I would hope they could at least see some errors of their ways. On the other hand, it feels like in the last few years the amount of liberal to leftist content online has increased greatly. Right wing content still has the bigger names, but with more people out there debunking those talking heads points and having the chance to at least introduce certain points of views to younger audiences is a good thing.

    For now, I will stay hopeful in that this is the first step towards a better future, but will stay on guard and try to do what little I can. Hopefully the 2022 midterms will give us even better results and we use the new administration to push towards better policies and keep outing how terrble certain politicians are in hopes of them getting unseated in the future.

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    Trump's niece is harsh on her uncle.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...reaking-things

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    Quote Originally Posted by The D. View Post
    God you make it so hard to be happy about this. The cycle needs to end. Now that trumpy has been dealt with, we should start actually moving forward after biden restores the status quo. No more half measures after this. The country can't just stagnate in mediocrity forever if it's going to survive.
    It’s amazing how Spanberger and Clyburn start looking for a fight with the progressives the morning the election is over, but only when AOC starts hitting back is it suddenly demanded that there be unity.

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    Trump's niece is harsh on her uncle.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...reaking-things
    Well Donnie and Fred Sr bullied her father into alcoholism leading to and early grave, it's not like she has any compassion for the trash bag uncle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiolino View Post
    It’s amazing how Spanberger and Clyburn start looking for a fight with the progressives the morning the election is over, but only when AOC starts hitting back is it suddenly demanded that there be unity.
    They love to talk shit despite their candidates main selling point being "I'm not trump!" Lol. I think they forget that the youth vote won't always be the youth vote. Every generation of voters is more progressive than the last, and they will start voting en mass just like every generation before them. Let the centrists have their time in the sun. They're literally a dying breed.
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    Melania is ‘counting the minutes until divorce’ after Donald Trump leaves the White House, claims former aide

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    Man if those crazy lovebirds can't make it what chance is there for the rest of us?

    You could see it in her face every time she refused to touch him, the way he wouldn't hold an umbrella for her, how they slept in different states, and the way he was horny for her body double, that they were truly meant to be.
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    Biden overperformed the Squad in their districts, yes even AOC.

    He overperformed Kara Eastman, who lost while Joe won NE2.

    This was not an election that showed that progressives are going to take over in the next few years. Spanberger (she spoke in private btw) has the right idea of what to do to win races in swing/red states/districts going forward. While AOC? I like her, unlike a lot of people, but she does sound like she'll retire soon since her political aesthetics are not winning out at the moment.

    And Clyburn knows the south best here. We should listen to him more if we want to have a chance at winning this senate, which looks like a long shot.


    People just have to stop listening to Twitter for political anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theackwardstation View Post
    If Biden doesn't try reelection, what's the chance of another primary for the dem candidate?
    He certainly wouldn't be dead by then but will be looking reeeally old.

    So well, Kamala is right there, she can take presidency right now as well.

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    I think the funniest story I've seen this year is this new one of Trump's team planning to do a press conference yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, but renting a suburban business between a crematorium and a sex shop called Four Seasons Total Landscaping instead, LOL!

    Sometimes real life looks scripted.

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    Also known as "you can't make this shit up".

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    Man, what a week. I wasn't quite old enough back then to fully "appreciate" the paradigm shift that 9/11 would bring so November 4, 2016 was one of the most depressing, unprecedented days I've lived in my life. Waking up sleep-deprived with that existential sense of dread in my stomach and walking around downtown Boston early in the morning with everyone in a palpable state of mute shock and numbness are not memories that I'm going to forget any time soon. But then yesterday, walking around the Harvard area and the Charles River, watching people out and about enjoying the warm weather, hearing constant cheers and honking horns in Harvard Square, watching videos of people shooting fireworks and literally dancing in the streets all over the country and beyond was just...a tremendous release. Hell, today one of my neighbors, who's always been grim and unsociable, was all smiles and actually wished me good morning when I was on my way to work today!

    We're not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, but it's nice to finally feel some optimism in my country after these past four years and know that in two months' time we'll finally have competent leadership in the executive again and not a horde of robber barons pillaging the country and formenting unrest. The pandemic's going to continue to get worse before it gets better, but for the present at least I can relax a bit finally, enjoy the memes, and then remember to make a note to send some money to the Georgia run-offs in January. Just a little something I wanted to write.

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    I think the funniest story I've seen this year is this new one of Trump's team planning to do a press conference yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, but renting a suburban business between a crematorium and a sex shop called Four Seasons Total Landscaping instead, LOL!

    Sometimes real life looks scripted.
    I'm reading a fantastic article about that right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The D. View Post
    God you make it so hard to be happy about this. The cycle needs to end. Now that trumpy has been dealt with, we should start actually moving forward after biden restores the status quo. No more half measures after this. The country can't just stagnate in mediocrity forever if it's going to survive.
    If racism & sexism continue to be encouraged & enabled
    If corporations are allowed to continue funneling massive amounts of money (some of which they get via bullshit tax cuts) into political campaigns.
    If immigrants looking for citizenship are allowed to continue be left twisting in the wind just because.
    If our criminal justice system is allowed to continue railroading and screwing over people who either aren't guilty or punishing certain people with excessive and overzealous sentences.
    If the darker parts of our history continue to be whitewashed or outright ignored.
    If some continue to insist that there's nothing wrong with poisoning our air & water or that the planet getting hotter is entirely natural.
    If the poor or financially struggling are allowed to keep having their heads pissed upon


    That's pretty much much going to happen anyway.

    Yeah democrats do need to stop with the weird shit of the old guard bitching about the young bucks and the young bucks like Tlaib need to cut it out with some of the stuff she's said too.

    But Republicans on the other hand they need to blow it up and build back up from the foundation. Should've happened after the Tea Party idiocy but they most definitely need to do it now.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    I don't even have a twitter, lol. Biden overperformed because his opponent was an existential threat to the nation. That tends to draw even reluctant supporters to your cause. But once biden is gone and the status quo has more or less been restored, should we just stop there? Fuck no. We keep moving forward. It's the motto of my shithole state. Forward. That's how we actually make America great. It won't be easy, and it won't be quick. But it will happen. Progressives will eventually drag the rest of you into the light whether you like it or not. I don't know why progress is such an abhorrent concept to some democrats, but christ almighty we will make it happen. Whatever it takes, however long it takes, I refuse to just give up and accept that this is as good as my country gets. I refuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorobō Neko View Post
    Biden overperformed the Squad in their districts, yes even AOC.

    He overperformed Kara Eastman, who lost while Joe won NE2.

    This was not an election that showed that progressives are going to take over in the next few years. Spanberger (she spoke in private btw) has the right idea of what to do to win races in swing/red states/districts going forward. While AOC? I like her, unlike a lot of people, but she does sound like she'll retire soon since her political aesthetics are not winning out at the moment.

    And Clyburn knows the south best here. We should listen to him more if we want to have a chance at winning this senate, which looks like a long shot.


    People just have to stop listening to Twitter for political anything.
    The scar of the Cold War era and the red menace left, the political spectrum in the US is completely pushed to the right to the point the progressiveness is seem as socialism. In maybe 20-30 years time progressive voice can find space to be heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Melania is ‘counting the minutes until divorce’ after Donald Trump leaves the White House, claims former aide

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/worl...kcPEGldsUIHtF0

    Man if those crazy lovebirds can't make it what chance is there for the rest of us?

    You could see it in her face every time she refused to touch him, the way he wouldn't hold an umbrella for her, how they slept in different states, and the way he was horny for her body double, that they were truly meant to be.
    That's funny because on my Facebook news feed, I see bunch of rightist criticizing Biden for sniffing girl's hair but don't give a fuck about Trump's pervert ways and called Trump a man of God, this why I avoid these toxic mindsets.

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    Fox News vs Trump Loyalists w/ Ted Cruz

    Definitely will be interesting to see whether Hannity & Carlson will fall in line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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